Moto X4 first impressions: dual camera

Lenovo-owned Motorola has introduced the Moto X4 in India with price starting from ₹20,999.

The Moto X4 is priced at Rs 20,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and Rs 22,999 for the 4GB RAM 64GB storage variant.

The Moto X4 features a 12MP+8MP dual rear camera setup. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box. It comes with a 5.2-inch long touchscreen which offers full HD IPS display and pixel density of 424 PPI. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 630 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with 650 MHz Adreno 508 GPU mated with 3GB RAM/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internaL storage extendable up to 2 TB with microSD card. One of the interesting parts about the device is its water resistant design with the IP68 certification, and the combination of glass and metal used for the design.

It packs in a 3,000mAh battery, with support for quick charge technology.

Motorola has also announced a bunch of introductory offers for the Moto X4. "Also, we want to bring in premium devices and bring great customer experience", Motorola Mobility India MD Sudhin Mathur told PTI.

According to Motorola, the Moto X4 will be sold in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.

The smartphone comes with a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dedicated LED flash.

While the new phone experienced launch delays in the past, it seems the long wait has been worthwhile. The company is also offering 10 per cent cash back for HDFC bank cards.

Another feature of the Moto X4 is its double back camera setup, with one 12-megapixel double self-adjust sensor with f/2.0 gap and 1.4-micron pixels, and one 8-megapixel broad point sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 gap, and 1.12-micron pixels.

The 3GB/32GB version of the Moto X4 will set buyers back Rs 20999 and the 4GB/64GB by Rs 22999. Unlike the other Moto X series devices, Moto X4 will sport mid-range specifications with a mid-range price tag.

Further on buying the Moto X4, Airtel users will also get up to 340GB of free data.

In the little time I spent with the Moto X4, the camera quality looked decent, but the app does have a shutter lag, where it takes about two seconds to capture, and save the photo to the gallery. The device also supports expandable storage up to 2TB.

In terms of connectivity, the X4 has got a USB Type-C port, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, aptX, EDR support, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and dual-SIM slots.

Vanessa Coleman