Now, LG has been doing the ultra full camera for a while, but the advantage that the X4 has over LG is that it can do blurred portraits. LG hasn’t delivered on the fuzzy pictures yet, so in our eyes, the X4 has the upper hand. The primary shooter is a 12 megapixel unit with dual pixel autofocus. The secondary camera covers an ultra full field of view and is an 8-megapixel unit. The X4 is vast on selfies, so the front camera is a 16-megapixel shooter with an LED flash. The X4 is powered by a 3000mAh nonremovable battery. The battery could have been more, and it does fall short of expectations. The X4 comes running Android Nougat and should get the Android Oreo update shortly. It is a single SIM (GSM) phone that accepts a nano SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, Headphones, 3G and 4G. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Onboard sensors include the compass magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and the gyroscope.
The Moto X4 definitely excels in its class thanks to the Snapdragon 630 processor and really punches above its weight when it comes to the 3D graphics. But there definitely are a few shortcomings. The most glaring one? Where is Android Oreo? Given the timing of the launch the X4 should have been running Oreo out of the box, but we still get Android Nougat running on the X4. Not that it is a bad thing but we were expecting the update along with the phone. Second major letdown when it comes to the X4 is that there is no OIS in the camera. And the last one that we want to complain about is that there is no MotoMods support. We were hoping that the Moto X4 like the Z2 would get MotoMods as well but sadly it doesn’t. But despite the missing features the X4 is a really solid phone. It is a great performer in the mid tier of phones thanks to the Snapdragon 630 processor. The build quality is great, The display on the X4 is fantastic and it is water resistant. If you ask us, The Motorola X4 is probably the only phone you should look at in the mid tier range of phones, budget permitting. Because at this price point no other phone comes close to the X4. The mid tier is the new stomping ground for the former flagship model.