The new Moto X4 is Lenovo's latest model of the X series and offers a good phone and interesting functions. With this price-performance ratio, the smartphone is one of the highlights of IFA.
The Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch full-HD display, which displays sharp images. It is clear enough and has good color reproduction and viewing angle stability. The casing is of metal and glass and is high-quality and well-processed. Thanks to IP68 the smartphone is water and dust resistant.
On the back is a dual camera, which has a 12-megapixel module and an 8-megapixel module. The 8-megapixel sensor has a wide-angle lens with a field of view of 120 degrees. Users can mask the blurred background and reposition the focus point in retrospect.
This works so far well, but the lighting was not ideal. Thus we cannot make a final judgment, nor on the picture quality. This looks good at first sight.
The camera of the Moto X4 can not only take pictures and videos, but also recognize objects. You have to target the object and press a small button inside the camera app. Then get the position of the object on a map and more information.
According to Lenovo, this should also work with articles that the user wants to order on the Internet. Moto X4 can scan business cards through the camera. It becomes clear that Lenovo has thought about the extra use of the camera. The front camera has 16 megapixels and at a first glance also takes good shots.
Moto X4 has pre-installed Amazon's language assistant Alexa. This works on the smartphone as well as on the echo speakers: Users can ask questions or even control a Smart Home. To do this, you do not even have to open the Alexa app. In the settings, the wizard can also react in standby mode.
Motorola Moto X4 - Full phone specifications
Inside the Moto X4, there is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 630, an eight-core SoC with a clock rate of 2.2 GHz. The Snapdragon 630 is one of Qualcomm's mid-class processors. It satisfies everyday requirements as well as games.
With the processor and 3 or 4 GB of memory, the Moto X4 runs smooth. The flash memory is 32 or 64 GB in size. The smartphone supports Cat6-LTE and WLAN according to 802.11ac. Bluetooth is version 5.0 with a GPS receiver. The hardware equipment is at a higher medium-class level.
The Moto X4 comes with Android 7.1.1 with Google's current security patch. The user interface is close to the pure Android, which should help updates. The battery has a nominal charge of 3,000 mAh and is fast-charging. Lenovo does not provide information on the runtime.
The Moto X4 is one of the most interesting new smartphones of this year's IFA. The phone is very good in price, camera and the associated smart detection options.
The integration of Alexa is practical. With the Google Assistant, even a second language assistant is available. If you use an Alexa compatible smart home at home, you will not want to miss the possibility of voice control.
The hardware of the Moto X4 moves in the upper mid-range. The model with 4GB RAM up to the processor is actually already in the upper class. For everyday apps, the 3GB version is more than enough.
At a price of Rs. 24999, the Moto X4 in the price-performance ratio is currently hard to beat. If you do not want to spend too much and make few compromises with the hardware, the device should serve well. The Moto X4 will be available from the end of September 2017.