Moto revives X lineup with X4; sports dual cameras and Alexa integration
With a constant churn of new smartphones and lineups, it’s really not that difficult to forget them. Moto just launched the Moto X4 in the X series, which previously used to be Moto’s flagship lineup. The new Moto X4 is definitely not a flagship phone (the Z2 takes that title now) and is a mid-ranger instead.
The Moto X4 sports a metal and glass design which has now become a standard for most Moto phones. The X4 has a 5-inch 1080p display and is powered by the Snapdragon 635, instead of the more powerful Snapdragon 835. In the memory department, it comes with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage. But given that it’s a mid-ranger, the chip should do justice to overall performance.
The Moto X4 with a premium glass & aluminium built, Snapdragon 635, Dual Cameras and Alexa Assistant integration tries to make some noise in the mid-range space.
The cameras get an exciting upgrade on the X4 from the previous ones. The phone now has a dual camera setup at the back, a 12MP main camera with an 8MP secondary wide-angle secondary one. The former one is a colour sensor while the latter one is a black and white for depth information. The main camera has dual-pixel autofocus and an aperture of f/2.2. On the other hand, the B&W sensor has a f/2.0 aperture and a 120-degree angle view. The front camera is a 16MP unit which also includes a “adaptive low-light” method to take better pictures in low light.
The phone can be considered to pretty tough, in the sense that it has Gorilla Glass 4 protection on the front and an IP68 certification which makes it water and dust resistant. The battery rating of this phone is 3,00 mAh and also supports Turbo powercharging. According to Motorola, the battery will last for a good 24 hours and will give 6 hours of usage with 15 minutes of charge. For turbo charging, a 15-watt charger is also included in the box.
As the trend has been, the Moto X4 comes with a voice assistant in-built; Alexa. The X4 has hands-free support for Alexa Voice Assistant and can also be accessed when the screen is locked.
On the connectivity front, the X4 has a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm jack too. The phone also supports Bluetooth 5.0 and and the other usual connectivity options like NFC & Wi-Fi. The phone will come with Android Nougat 7.1 on board and can be expected to be upgraded to Oreo in the near future.
The phone will be available in Super Black and Sterling Blue for a price tag of about 400 Euros (Approx. 476 dollars). With an already packed lineup, it’s uncertain where the X4 is being positioned. But nonetheless, it seems to be a promising package overall.