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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.

Moto X4
MOTO X4 logo.svg
Brand Moto
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
Slogan Dual Cameras. Singular Design.[1]
Series Motorola Moto
Model XT1900-7
Compatible networks
First released September 1, 2017; 13 months ago (2017-09-01) (IFA 2017)
Availability by Region United Kingdom, France, Germany, India September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22) (Motorola Website)
Australia September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) (Motorola Website)
India November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) (Flipkart)
Predecessor Moto X Style, Moto X Force, Moto X Play
Type Smartphone
Dimensions 148.35 mm (5.841 in) H
73.4 mm (2.89 in) W
7.99 mm (0.315 in) D
Weight 163 g (5.7 oz)
Operating system Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to Android Oreo[2]
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
CPU 2.2 GHz Octa-Core (Snapdragon 630)
GPU 650 MHz Adreno 508 (Snapdragon 630)
Memory 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB
Removable storage microSD up to 2TB
Battery 3000 mAh non-removable
Data inputs Touch Screen, Fingerprint reader with Motorola one-button nav
Display 5.2” FHD (1080×1920)
424 PPI
LTPS IPS
Rear camera

Dual 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 camera 16MP (f2.0, 1um) and front flash
Sound 3.5 mm headphone jack
front-facing speaker
Bluetooth support for connection to up to 5 speakers at the same time
Connectivity USB-C,NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 BR/EDR + BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Other Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Website https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-x-gen-4

In the United States, an Android One version of the device will also be 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.

Contents

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The X4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 system-on-chip, with 3 or 4GB RAM. It comes with either 32GB storage in the 3GB RAM version or 64GB storage with the 4GB RAM version. It has a MicroSD card slot with support for cards up to 2TB.
It is the first device made by Motorola to feature a glass-covered full metal body. It has an IP68 water and dust rating and both sides use Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

CameraEdit

The device features a dual rear camera, in a raised circular camera bump stylised as a clock-face. It contains a 12MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm dual autofocus pixel sensor combined with an 8MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm 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, 1µm sensor with a front-facing LED flash. It also has a 4MP night mode for low light levels.

SoftwareEdit

The X4 comes with Android Nougat version 7.1 and can be updated to Oreo.[2] 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.

It is expected to receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie in Q1 of 2019.[5]

Android One versionEdit

The Moto X4 Android One edition is the first device to be released as part of the Android One program in the United States.[6] 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 issuesEdit

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.[7] 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.[8] The launch of the phone in India was also postponed, having originally been planned for 3rd October.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "moto x (4th gen.)". Motorola. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Black, Marie. "How to Get Android 9 Pie Now". Tech Advisor. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  6. ^ "Motorola's Moto X4 is Project Fi's first Android One smartphone". Theverge.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Moto X4 Delivery date". Motorola Forum. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  8. ^ Adams, Matt. "The Android One Moto X4 is being delayed due to a production issue". Android Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2017.