- Analysis by KJ David
Probably crafted with camera enthusiasts in mind, Motorola's fourth Moto X smartphone is a 5.2-inch high-ender rocking dual rear cameras, which is not an uncommon feature among 2017-released upscale smartphones. Its dual-lens setup is composed of a 12-megapixel Dual Autofocus Pixel f/2.0 main cam and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sub-camera . Together, these rear-mounted cams deliver 4K video-recording at 30fps , depth detection and effects , and ultra-wide shots of up to 120 degrees . The Moto X4's front camera flexes some high-end muscle as well, coming in with a relatively-high 16-megapixel resolution , its own dedicated Selfie Flash , and a 4MP adaptive low-light mode that lowers the resolution to capture more information -- sounds useful when shooting in dark environments.
Although it does not feature Motorola's signature Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors , the Moto X4's hardware pros and cons are still worthy companions for its advanced cameras. These are led by a Snapdragon 630 octa-core 2.2GHz processor , a 650MHz Adreno 508 GPU , and 3GB of RAM . It is important to note that a good number of its high-class competitors pack 4GB RAMs and up, however. Up front, it dons a 5.2-inch display that does not shoot for a 2K-1440p sharpness , instead settling for a Full HD (1080p) definition, but does have a familiar (in this Android class) Corning Gorilla Glass finish .
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Joining its forenamed pros and cons is a so-so 32GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 2TB , which we have previously seen on a few other Moto flagships. Meanwhile, powering its specs is an unsurprising 3000mAh battery promising 6 more hours of usage time after a 15-minute charge through its 15W TurboPower charging system .
When compared to some of its 2017 high-end rivals in terms of physique, the Moto X4 sounds durable, since it is fitted with an IP68-rated water-resistant metal shell . It also comes with three microphones and fingerprint user recognition . Additionally, it supports LTE Cat 11 bands and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
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While it misses out on Moto Mods (Motorola's snap-on accessories) compatibility , the Motorola Moto X4 nonetheless sounds like a solid choice for users whose priorities lie on imaging, performance, and durability.
** This phone is also known as: Motorola X4, Moto X 4th generation
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