Moto X4

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Moto X4
MOTO X4 logo.svg
BrandMoto
ManufacturerMotorola Mobility
SloganDual Cameras. Singular Design.[1]
SeriesMotorola Moto
ModelXT1900
Compatible networks
First releasedSeptember 1, 2017
Availability by regionUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, India September 22, 2017
Australia September 27, 2017
India November 14, 2017
PredecessorMoto X Style, Moto X Force, Moto X Play
TypeSmartphone
Dimensions148.35 mm (5.841 in) H
73.4 mm (2.89 in) W
7.99 mm (0.315 in) D
Mass163 g (5.7 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to Android Pie[2]
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 630
CPU2.2 GHz Octa-Core (Snapdragon 630)
GPU650 MHz Adreno 508 (Snapdragon 630)
Memory3GB (LPDDR3)
4GB (LPDDR4)
6GB (LPDDR4)
Storage32GB/64GB
Removable storagemicroSD up to 2TB
Battery3000 mAh non-removable
Data inputsTouch Screen, Fingerprint reader with Motorola one-button nav
Display5.2” FHD (1080×1920)
424 PPI
LTPS IPS
Rear cameraDual Lens - 12MP Dual Autofocus Pixel sensor (f2.0, 1.4um)
8MP ultra-wide angle with 120° field of view sensor (f2.2, 1.12um)
Front camera16MP (f2.0, 1um) and front flash
Sound3.5 mm headphone jack
front-facing speaker
3 Microphones, one in the left of the fingerprint scanner and one in the bottom of the back side one on the top side of the phone
Bluetooth support for connection to up to 5 speakers at the same time
ConnectivityUSB-C,NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 BR/EDR + BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Websitehttps://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-x-gen-4

Moto X4 is an Android smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo. Unveiled on August 31, 2017 at IFA, it is a revival of the previously discontinued Moto X line. It was released in Europe at the end of September 2017.

In the United States, an Android One version of the device was also released,[3] marking the first device to be released in the US as part of the Android One program, and the only non-Google device available on Google Project Fi.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Moto X4 comes with a 5.2" full HD IPS display. The back has glass with an S-shaped light cut o[define]. It comes in two colors—Super Black and Sterling Blue. The camera lens protrudes, as on almost all Motorola smartphones in production. The fingerprint sensor is an oval on the front. The front has a front-facing camera with flash, LED notification light, and the proximity sensor in the top bezel. The back has the dual camera at the top and one of the secondary noise-cancellation microphones at the bottom. The sides are an aluminium frame, which holds the front and back glass. The phone's USB type C charging port has a USB-OTG function, supported by a USB type C OTG connector. Its moto turbopower™ fast-charging technology offers about 5 hours' battery life with 15–20 minutes' charging. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom along with the manufacturing details. The SIM-card tray can support either two nano SIM cards or a nano SIM card and a microSD card of up to 2 terabytes' capacity.

Memory and Storage[edit]

The Moto X4 comes in three memory variants—3GB/32GB,4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB. All the variants use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC clocked in at 2.2GHz and the 650MHz Adreno 508 GPU. Together, these provide a decent performance in terms of general browsing. However, most games supported by the hardware run without lag.

Battery[edit]

The Moto X4 comes with a 3000 mAh Li ion non-removable battery that Motorola claims can provide a full day of usage. Users typically report the same, with a few exceptions. Along with the moto turbopower™ technology, the battery performance of the phone is good.

Camera[edit]

The device features a dual rear camera, in a raised circular camera bump. It contains a 12MP, f/2.0, 1.4 µm dual autofocus pixel sensor combined with an 8MP, f/2.2, 1.12 µm wide-angle sensor which has a 120 degree field-of-view. The dual camera system allows the camera to use depth effects, selective focus and black and white and background replacement. The rear camera has a colour-corrected–temperature dual LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 16MP, f/2.0, 1 µm sensor with a front-facing LED flash. It also has a 4MP adaptive night mode for low light levels, with the new [citation needed] system update enabling the portrait mode for it as well.

Software[edit]

The X4 launched with Android Nougat version 7.1 and can be updated (in most regions) to Android 9.0 Pie. The Prime Exclusive model currently is sold running Android Oreo.[4] It also contains Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in addition to the standard Google Assistant offered in all android phones and Motorola's own assistant Moto Voice. It also has several other Moto experiences; one-button-nav, Moto Display, Moto Actions, Moto Key and wireless sound system.

Android 9.0 Pie upgrade rollout began December 17, 2018 in the US[5] and most other regions. However, as of May 18, 2019, the Android 9.0 Pie upgrade is still "pending" in some European regions, including the UK.[6]

Android One version[edit]

The Moto X4 Android One edition is the first device to be released as part of the Android One program in the United States.[7] It is only available in the US and only on Google's Project Fi network, which had previously been exclusive to Google's own Nexus or Pixel phones. The Android One version does not include the Amazon Alexa assistant and some Motorola software additions, and will receive Android updates from Motorola faster than the regular version of the device.

Release supply issues[edit]

The X4 was originally made available to buy on September 21, 2017 in France, Germany and the United Kingdom via Motorola's website, and proved popular with many customers ordering it within a few days of release. However, Motorola was unable to meet the demand due to manufacturing and shipping issues, with many customers having their orders cancelled and refunded after the expected delivery dates.[8] It has since been removed from sale in some countries or is showing as out of stock in others. Project Fi X4's were also hit by the issues and customers who had made pre-orders were contacted, delaying their delivery dates by around 2 weeks.[9] The launch of the phone in India was also postponed, having originally been planned for 3 October.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "moto x (4th gen.)". Motorola. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ Oreo now available for the Moto X4 Android One edition - Android Authority
  3. ^ Smith, Jake. "Google and Motorola debut Android One Moto X4 for Project Fi - ZDNet". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Amazon.com: Moto X (4th Generation) - with hands-free Amazon Alexa – 32 GB - Unlocked – Super Black - Prime Exclusive: Cell Phones & Accessories". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  5. ^ "Softwareupgrade - Motorola Support - US". support.motorola.com. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  6. ^ "Softwareupgrade - Motorola Support - UK". support.motorola.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  7. ^ "Motorola's Moto X4 is Project Fi's first Android One smartphone". Theverge.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Moto X4 Delivery date". Motorola Forum. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  9. ^ Adams, Matt. "The Android One Moto X4 is being delayed due to a production issue". Android Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2017.