After weeks of teasing, Lenovo-owned Motorola finally released the new Moto X4 (6GB RAM) model in India on February 1.
The new Android phone is available exclusively on Flipkart and Moto Hubs for Rs 24,999 with lucrative launch offers. The company is giving Rs 1,500 off for ICICI credit/debit card users. To make the deal sweeter, Flipkart offering additional Rs 3,000 discount for consumers who are ready to part their old phone in exchange for the new Moto X4.
There is also zero cost EMI (Easy Monthly Instalment) for up to 12 months in the offing for the prospective Moto X4 (6GB RAM) customers. However, the launch offers is valid only on February 1 and 2.
Is the new Moto X4 worth buying?
Yes. For its price, Moto X4 series is a compelling device for anybody looking for cost-effective premium phone with top-notch camera.
The Moto X4 flaunts a full HD screen and on the back, it sports an all-metal smooth shell with ergonomic design language having curvaceous body. It is protected by anodized aluminium frame and Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back, to shield the device from getting scratches.
It has a special film below the glass cover on shell's top so that the device reflect light and make the device look different when seen from different angle.
Furthermore, it comes with IP68 water-and-dust resistant certification, meaning users can take the Moto X4 for a dip in the swimming pool. It can survive close to five feet under water for up to 30 minutes.
The highlight of the Moto X4 is its camera. It boasts dual cameras, one a 12MP with dual autofocus Pixel sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size and an 8MP with ultra-wide angle lens, 120-degree field of view sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and are supported by Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF), among other features.
The interesting thing about the Moto X4 camera is that it comes with special Landmark Detection application that serves as the information portal, users just need to point the lens at an object of interest and it will automatically ask if he/she want to learn more about what they're seeing. It can even scan a business card and quickly add the info to your contacts. If the user is looking to spice up their selfies, they can try out the Face Filters feature, which lets them add a layer of animations to the photos or videos.
On the front, Moto X4 comes packed with a 16MP shooter having f/2.0 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, dedicated LED-based selfie flash, adaptive low light mode(best in 4MP mode), Selfie panorama and Face filters, among others.
Other notable aspect of the Moto X4 is its wireless connectivity. Motorola has tied up with a French start-up Tempow that has developed the Tempow Audio Profile (TAP) for its new device. This new-age protocol allows the Moto X4 to stream audio to up to four Bluetooth devices simultaneously and the company promises that they have incorporated adaptive algorithm into the TAP, that eliminates latency among connected Bluetooth speakers.
Under-the-hood, 5.2-inch full HD phone comes with with fingerprint sensor on the home button, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core CPU, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and a 3,000mah battery with a TurboPower charger.
Moto X4 vs. Competition:
The Moto X4 will be competing with popular Honor View 10, Honor 8 Pro, OnePlus 5 series and Apple iPhone 6s series among others.
With the launch new model, Moto X4 will now be available in three configurations—3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage—for Rs 20,999 and Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999, respectively.
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Key specifications of Motorola Moto X4:
|Display||5.2-inch full HD LTPS IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass shield
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat (Android Oreo coming soon) with Amazon Alexa digital assistant + Google Assistant|
|Processor||2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core CPU|
|GPU||650MHZ Adreno 508|
|Storage||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 2TB|
|Battery||3,000mAh (non-removable)15W TurboPower charger (up to 6 hours of power in 15 minutes charging)|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat.11 DL/Cat.5 UL: depending on region of sale)|
|Add-ons||1P68 water-and-dust resistant certification, fingerprint sensor, single Nano SIM card, Bluetooth 5.0 (BR/EDR/BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz +5GHz), NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS/GLONASS, Type-CTM USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, front-ported speaker, 3-Mics;Moto Experiences: moto display, moto voice, moto actions, moto guard, moto sound experience, moto key, one-button navigation|
|Dimensions||148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99 mm (9.45 mm at camera bump)|
|Colours||Super Black/Sterling Blue|