Phone specs seem very compelling and interesting. And it looks like Lenovo-Moto seemingly got the hardware right. And if they can also nail it with a price tag of Â€399/£349 then they have a real winner. if only they can commit to faster updates for 7.1.1 and to 8.0. But one thing I noticed it has a magnetometer but again no compass. But, are they the same or function the same?
A lot is being made of CPUs these days, and how many midrangers aren't equipped with top of the line CPUs. I don't see the problem here. If you check reviews, even the 625 can run most demanding games with all graphical options set to the maximum. Moreover, having a 625-630 chipset will help improve battery life.
I would much rather have a bigger battery, a better/more compact build or a better camera, than a better processor, as long as we're talking 625 or better. Obviously, the 4xx line is not ideal, since many smartphones equipped with it don't run android smoothly. But anything equal or better than the 625 line is more than sufficient, especially if we are talking about lower resolution phones.
Drone, 02 Sep 2017For mid end price it kinda expensive...no offens to anyone, but please if you think you dant afford it then look for a much affordable phone or get a much better job that will give a better payslip. that phone will nit be replace to 660 just because you dont like it
I am a big Motorola/Lenova fan. I currently have a Moto X Pure, Moto Z Play and a couple iPhones. The Moto X4 is going to be awesome. The people who are bashing the Snapdragon 630 don't know what they are talking about. Go look at the billion reviews (critics and user reviews) praising the Snapdragon 625. My Moto Z Play (625) is faster than my Moto X Pure (808) and is right there with my iPhone (A9) with my side by side test. Look at all the reviewers talking about that they can't tell the difference in performance with 625 vs high priced flagship. Battery life? I get 10 hours screen time over 3 days on 1 charge. You don't need a battery guzzling high performing processor to get great performance especially if you don't do heavy duty gaming.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2017All looks good except the price.. Its too high for SD 630. U can get P9, honor 8/9, OP at simi... moreDude it's $399. What can you expect more from this price point? I even think that this phone is like the G-series of mid-to-high end market.
rear camera should be 16mp and front 12mp is better option for this phone.
One of my top criteria when I look at a new phone is compactness, so I check physical dimensions. As usual Motorola's phones are too wide and generally bulky. This new Moto X4 looks really nice but it's 73.4 mm wide compared to two other 5.2 inch phones: Samsung's Galaxy A5 (2017) at only 71.4 mm and the Honor 8 at only 71 mm wide. I like compact phones, easier to hold, but the Moto X4 defeats the purpose by being almost as wide as some 5.5 inch phones. (not to mention the unattractive top and bottom bezels which are ultra thick! Motorola needs to fire their designers!
All looks good except the price.. Its too high for SD 630. U can get P9, honor 8/9, OP at similar price tags and except IP protection on paper they are better.
I think putting the home button in front is not a good idea. the future design that Motorola have created is Droid Maxx 2.
dark shadow, 01 Sep 2017agree with you upto some extent.
see if you want 5.5 inch display it should be within same ... more
Regarding bezels, let's be more specific about the screen to body ratio first. What minimum percentage are we aiming for?
Achieving 70% ratio with dual front speakers and capacitive buttons is certainly doable. HTC One X9 already did it. That's the minimum I'm aiming for.
However, going to 80% or more (you know, the minimal bezel trend) certainly must rid either the speakers set up or employ on-screen buttons.
There's the trade-off.
While I'm at it, Moto could be better off getting rid of its name on the front while reducing the bezel size.
I would add that 4000 mAh battery not only makes two days between full charge probable but also for two to three years usage of the phone itself.
I feel 2700 mAh would not make it beyond the first year without needing a replacement.
Anyway, we agree on many things already ;)
7.7, 01 Sep 2017The 630 has the same image processor as the 820/821, faster LTE chip, Quick Charge 4.0, faster... moreCorrection : SD820 series has SPECTRA 180 ISP unlike SD 630/660 has SPECTRA 160 ISP.
Mark_S, 30 Aug 2017Will someone please tell me why Lenovo is not putting a higher end 600 series SD in their phon... moreZero lag here on the Z Play with 625 and 160 apps installed. Working like in the first day I bought it with Android 7.1.1. What phones have you tried with 625 and lagged?
Stop looking at the phone specs and check out the under the hood optimizations Motorola does to all their devices. This thing is going to be really really fast. Remember the first Moto X? Had 2 cores instead of 4 and it ran faster than the S4, LG Optimus G, etc running quad core processors. This phone is no different to that and it's going to be just as fast.
LLL, 01 Sep 2017Waiting for an X4 Plus with:
- 5.5" screen (whether IPS or AMOLED as long as it is a great on... moreagree with you upto some extent.
see if you want 5.5 inch display it should be within same body size by reducing the bezels.
4000 mah is huge battery increasing the weight and charging time of phone itself. Instead i will prefer just 2700 mah but tweaked in such a way that it should last longer than a day. Which pushes them to make interface even lighter and further more lagfree and snappy experience.
then comes the processor - yes i agree 630 doesnt feel exciting and premium. While new all empty phone might work snappy but with heavy usage definite lags and stutters will be visible. Its a let down for x series.
capacitive buttons are not required... that bezel itself has to be removed from below. why we need a bezel down there. Just make it minimal.
dual front speaker would be a nice addition if bezels are supposed to be there.
why not f1.7 for moto x if they already have used it for moto g
with moto maker.
This would have been a perfect phone for many.
baskybaskar, 21 Aug 2017I really appreciate the right placements of mic, which one is held on front side bottom near t... moreit is not just for call but also for AI that was inculcated in X series from the start. This time it will be one step ahead. They are calling it moto alexa. I have personally used moto x2 for 2 years and voice commands are still the best compared to any other device in the market. Even after 3 years of its launch. Siri can not come close to voice commands on x as they work flawlessly with a good internet connection. Lets see what x4 can do with alexa.