moto-x4-review
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Moto X4 is back with more RAM power and Android Oreo. Find out more about the phone in our detailed review.

Box contents

Moto-X4Moto X4 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version in Sterling Blue color

  • In-ear headset with set of earbuds
  • 2-pin Turbo charger (5V-3A|9V-1.6A|12V-1.2A)
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual and warranty information
  • The Moto X4 (6GB) is priced at Rs. 24,999
Display, Hardware and DesignThe new Moto X4 might lack the more fashionable 18:9 style of display that other companies are adopting, but that’s okay. The phone still looks and feels every bit as premium as any of today’s premium offerings. Lenovo also gives you a one-handed mode for shrinking the contents of the display to either of the bottom corners of the screen, which can be activated with a gesture. The metal frame is thick enough to offer good grip, and the slightly rounded back helps with aesthetics. However, the glass back is big fingerprint magnet and has the tendency to slide off surfaces if you’re not careful.

There is an earpiece above the display that also houses the loudspeaker. It has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera on the front accompanied by flash. In addition to the usual set of proximity and ambient light sensors, the phone also has gyroscope and magnetic sensor otherwise known as magnetometer for VR headsets. It doesn’t have an LED notification light.

The volume rockers and the power button are present on the right side. SIM and microSD slot are present on the top along with a second microphone, 3.5mm audio jack and USB ports are present on the bottom. You can also see the antenna lines on the top and the bottom parts. The power button has a rough feel, similar to the one most of the Moto devices. This has a hybrid SIM slot that accepts two nano SIM card or a nano SIM and a microSD. Even though the phone has 64GB storage, some people would still want to use more storage while using dual SIMs.

Moto X4 (6GB) performance, cameras and battery life

General performance is very good, and the phone easily ran pretty much every app we threw at it. Heat is kept well under control as the body barely gets hot during use, even when gaming. With camera usage, the upper portion of the frame gets noticeably warm, but not so much that it caused any slowdowns in the app or UI. The earpiece doubles up as the loudspeaker, and gets fairly loud for media and alerts.

The phone has a 12-megapixel primary camera with Dual Autofocus Pixel sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1.4um pixel size along with a secondary 8MP ultra-wide angle secondary camera with 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size along with a dual-tone LED flash above the camera sensors.

Battery life was a bit better with this variant of the Moto X4 than with the previous one we tested, at least going by the amount of time the phone lasted in our HD video loop test. We managed to squeeze out about half an hour more compared to the 4GB version we tested. This is most likely due the updated OS than anything else. With regular use, we had no trouble pushing past a full day on a single charge. Motorola’s TurboPower quick charging feature works superbly, and we managed to get to 94 percent from zero in just a little over an hour.

Verdict

The Moto X4 is a good bet for someone looking at a reliable workhorse within the price range of Rs 24,999. Users can expect decent performance and imaging capabilities along with the promise of latest software upgrade always.

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