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Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the camera.

performance, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto X4 / Motorola Moto X (2017) / Motorola Moto X (4th gen.) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Moto X4


Motorola Moto X4 Review: Is the latest entry in Moto's mid-range X series a worthy buy? Or are you better off looking elsewhere?

Sharp glass-backed design ; Crisp display ; Smooth performance

Heavy ; Unreliable and gimmicky camera ; No AMOLED display

The Moto X4 is a compact, stylish handset at a price that’s temptingly short of the current flagship crop. However, there are several rough edges that have us questioning its position in Motorola’s increasingly crowded range.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot


On the one hand we welcome the X back to the fold, on the other it needed to be pushing the flagship stakes as the non-Moto Mod device. When it hits

Comfortable design for one-handed use ; Effective fingerprint scanner ; Waterproofing ; OLED screen ; Intelligent Moto applications integrate well with Android software

Design looks plastic (but isn't) ; Cameras look odd ; Software experience is a little slow (camera app slow to launch) ; Outshone by other mid-price phones ; Ought to feel more like Moto's non-Mod flagship

There was a time when the Moto X was the business. In the here and now, however, the Moto X4 simply doesn't live up to its predecessors' high-ranking abilities. For times have changed and, as it stands, the X4 is outshone by the not-much-pricier...

Nov, 2017

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Motorola Moto X4 review


Moto muscles back into the mid-range with X appeal

Very smart metal and glass build ; Neat bonus wide angle rear camera ; Water resistant ; Punchy screen

Slow camera ; CPU roughly matched by cheaper phones

Top drawer design at a sensible price, but the Honor 9 is still the value king in this class

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Knapp (

Moto X4 review


The bar set by past Moto X phones was too high

Plenty of battery ; Sharp camera in the front and back ; Android One for frequent updates

Earlier Moto X models were closer to flagship quality ; Could stand to be a little cheaper ; Camera gimmicks were a wash

The Moto X4 makes it clear that the true successor to the Moto X line is the Moto Z line. It's a mid-range phone with Android One and Google Fi, but otherwise a small upgrade from a Moto G5 Plus or Moto G5S Plus, with a bump in price that sits in the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Lynn La (

6 months later, the Moto X4 is now an even better deal


With many midtier phones having varying reliability, the water-resistant and inexpensive Moto X4 is a lesson on how to do it right.

The Moto X4 is water-resistant, has NFC, expandable memory and dual rear cameras. Motorola's variant comes with tons of useful software tricks. It's a worthy alternative to the Moto G6 Play.

The phone's camera is slow to launch and snap photos. Its wide-angle camera warps straight lines too severely.

Though it can be slow at times, the Motorola Moto X4 hits all the notes for the right price, making it an even better deal now than when it launched.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Motorola Moto X4 Review: X gonna give it to you?


Is the resurrection of Motorola's X series smartphones a glorious thing, or is the Moto X4 a flawed return? We've spent some serious time with...

Water resistant ; Strong Moto features ; Built-in Alexa

Camera flaws ; Limited performance

Motorola’s X series smartphones are back, with enough of a bang to make us glad for their return.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ashleigh Macro (

Moto X4 review


With a dual-lens camera, glass design and waterproofing the Moto X4 has a lot going for it considering its mid-range price.

We’re pleased to see that Motorola has revived the Moto X. For the most part, we like the new glass design and the specs and features are good for the £350 price - it looks like a more expensive phone.

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Emma Sims (

Motorola Moto X (4th Gen) review: Hands on at IFA 2017


Motorola has revived with Moto X series after a two-year hiatus, but how will the 4th Gen Moto X fare?

We don’t have much information on the UK pricing or release date just yet, but we will update this page as and when the information rolls in.

Sep, 2017

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Motorola Moto X4 review

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Motorola is a popular smartphone brand, and continues to bring out cheap and mid-range models for those who don't want to spend top dollar. Enter the Moto X4, a mid-range mobile phone with a few nice features. Is it a smartphone worth considering, or...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (

Hands on: Lenovo Moto X4 November 30th, 2017 | by Wilson Wong Cellphones 0 The Moto X4 from Lenovo. PHOTO: Handout


The Moto X4 is not going to win any specification war but it has enough chops to get daily mobile computing tasks done without hassle.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 640x480@30fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second front camera resolution (numeric):4
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):1.54
Head SAR (EU):0.815


Brand colour:Sterling Blue / Super Black
Colour of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass, Metal / Metal
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant, Waterproof / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Splash proof, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,WAV
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Supported video modes:480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2+EDR / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 508
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor frequency:0.65
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:630


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1 / 7.1 Nougat / 7.1.1 Nougat / 7.1.1, Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :148.3
Width:73.4 / 76.4