Motorola Moto X4 review
Affordable dual camera action
Our Motorola Moto X4 review finds that it is becoming even easier to get in on the dual camera action at an affordable price. In fact, the specs are pretty impressive throughout, from the use of aluminium to a processor that racks up premium speeds of 2.2GHz.
Premium build materials
The Motorola Moto X4 certainly looks the part with an anodised aluminium frame and diamond cut edges. The front and back are made from durable scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and the is contoured to fit nicely in the hand.
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Underneath the glass there is a reflective film and this changes the look as light hits it from different angles. The Moto X4 is offered in two colours, which are Super Black and Nimbus Blue.
The body is slim enough at 7.99mm and the phone isn’t heavy at 163g. The icing on the cake is IP68 certification, so using the phone in the rain poses no risk of water damage.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM is nearly as fast as we have seen and will make easy work of gaming, internet streaming and powerful apps. The 5.2” Full HD display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, equating to 424 pixels per inch.
Phone Set Up
Fingerprint sensor and transferring content
The Motorola Moto X4 has a fingerprint sensor for security and this also allows you to read notifications without unlocking the phone. The 32GB internal memory will allow you to transfer content over from an old smartphone or iPhone.
If you intend to save lots of media or record lots of 4K video, then the microSD card slot will allow you to expand the memory by up to 2TB.
Android N and the Android O upgrade
The Moto X4 comes with the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and owners will be able to upgrade to Android Oreo, as soon as Motorola make the software available. This is great news for those who want the latest tricks including picture-in-picture, notification dots and app twins.
As it stands, the user experience includes access to Amazon Alexa, music projected through a front ported speaker and Moto Actions. Moto Actions let you do things with motions, like opening up the camera by twisting the wrist.
Camera & Video
Dual rear camera
Possibly the best thing about the Motorola Moto X4 is its dual rear camera. There is a sharp 12MP camera and this sits next to a 8MP camera with a 120° ultra wide angle field of view.
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The two camera lenses give true depth detection with depth effects and selective focus for professional looking bokeh blurred backgrounds. The selective black and white beta software uses the two lenses so that you can keep the foreground or background in colour, while making the opposite black and white.
The camera also features a dual LED flash, ultra wide angle shot, professional mode, slo-motion video, best shot and landmark/object recognition.
Ultra low light selfies
The Moto X4 will let you capture high resolution 16MP selfies but what happens when it gets dark? Well, you can switch to adaptive low light mode and this knocks the resolution down to 4MP and instead uses the sensor to capture 300% more light, which is just what you need to do under these conditions.
Selfie camera features include selfie flash, selfie panorama, beautification mode, face filters and professional mode.