Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto X4 (6GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Motorola Moto X4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Motorola Moto X4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Motorola Moto X4 (6GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
35.2
38.4
Value for Money Score
69.6
64.1
Price ₹ 15,769 onwards ₹ 20,740 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2017 Feb, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 630Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 630Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 508 Adreno 508
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 8MP), 12MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1.4um Pixel Size, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; 120-degree Wide-angle Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Ultra-wide Angle Shot, Professional mode, Depth Detection and Depth Effects, Selective Focus, Selective Black & White, Background Replacement, Spot Color, Landmark/Object Recognition, Scan barcodes/QR codes/Business cards, Panorama, Slo-motion Video, Best Shot Dual Camera (12MP + 8MP), 12MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1.4um Pixel Size, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; 120-degree Wide-angle Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Ultra-wide Angle Shot, Professional mode, Depth Detection and Depth Effects, Selective Focus, Selective Black & White, Background Replacement, Spot Color, Landmark/Object Recognition, Scan barcodes/QR codes/Business cards, Panorama, Slo-motion Video, Best Shot
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.0um Pixel Size, LED Flash, 4 MP Adaptive Low Light Mode, Selfie Panorama, Face Filters, Beautification mode, Professional mode F/2.0 Aperture, 1.0um Pixel Size, LED Flash, 4 MP Adaptive Low Light Mode, Selfie Panorama, Face Filters, Beautification mode, Professional mode
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.99 mm 7.99 mm
Weight 163 gm 163 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboCharge Yes, TurboCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging (TurboCharge): 6 hrs of power in 15 mins; NFC; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (TurboCharge): 6 hrs of power in 15 mins; NFC; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous looking metal and glass build - it's high-end style at a reasonable price
  • Comfortable design for one-handed use - with a 5.2-inch scale the Moto X hits the sweet spot for scale - it's easy to hold in one hand - comfortably, too, thanks to those rounded-off edges - without feeling like it's a chore to extend fingers across the screen
  • Waterproofing, with IP68 weather-resistant construction
  • Some of Motorola's add-ons include Moto Key to unlock additional devices via fingerprint (like your PC), Moto Actions to perform features by physical actions, Moto Display for always-on display, Moto Voice for an always-on voice assistant (will be enabled in India later), Wireless Sound System (to connect up to five Bluetooth devices - if you fancy having a bit of a party with a stack of speakers)
  • Good, punchy display with nice contrast and colours
  • Effective front-facing fingerprint scanner with gesture control
  • The software continues to be stock Android supplemented with some intelligent Moto applications - an approach that has worked very well for Motorola and earned it a lot of fans
  • Good/smooth performance in regular use
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - does reasonably well with both normal shots and bokeh shots, especially in good light
  • Decent front camera too
  • Other Camera features include a barcode, QR code and business card reader, which is auto-entered into the device, plus object and landmark object recognition to gain additional insights into famous places
  • Good battery life, assisted by an efficient processor, and a relatively smaller screen - should comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast charging (TurboCharge) support
  • Gorgeous looking metal and glass build - it's high-end style at a reasonable price
  • Comfortable design for one-handed use - with a 5.2-inch scale the Moto X hits the sweet spot for scale - it's easy to hold in one hand - comfortably, too, thanks to those rounded-off edges - without feeling like it's a chore to extend fingers across the screen
  • Waterproofing, with IP68 weather-resistant construction
  • Some of Motorola's add-ons include Moto Key to unlock additional devices via fingerprint (like your PC), Moto Actions to perform features by physical actions (including new stuff like ‘Attentive Display’ which keeps the screen on as long as you are looking at it and dims it and eventually turns it off if you are looking away, to save more battery), Moto Display for always-on display, Moto Voice for an always-on voice assistant, Wireless Sound System (to connect up to five Bluetooth devices - if you fancy having a bit of a party with a stack of speakers)
  • Good, punchy display with nice contrast and colours
  • Effective front-facing fingerprint scanner with gesture control
  • The software continues to be stock Android supplemented with some intelligent Moto applications - an approach that has worked very well for Motorola and earned it a lot of fans
  • Good/smooth performance in regular use
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - does reasonably well with both normal shots and bokeh shots, especially in good light
  • Decent front camera too
  • Other Camera features include a barcode, QR code and business card reader, which is auto-entered into the device, plus object and landmark object recognition to gain additional insights into famous places
  • Good battery life, assisted by an efficient processor, and a relatively smaller screen - should comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast charging (TurboCharge) support
  • Things like Moto Actions and the other set of accessibility features have set the company apart from the competition and actually made good use of the sensors, making operating the phone much easier - they also help the power user to increase their productivity
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • There is no edge-to-edge display here that is becoming more common now among both mid-range and flagship devices
  • While the performance is good in daily use, when pushed with the heavy apps/games, the performance is not quite to the level of the phone's top competitors - in fact the performance is only a little bit better compared to its budget cousin - the Moto G5S Plus
  • The cameras placed on the back, in a large protruding circular section, makes for a unique look - something that may or may not be to your taste
  • The camera app is somewhat slow to launch and a little slow to focus
  • On the whole too, the camera is decent, but there are certainly better camera phones in this price bracket - the sluggish HDR, slow focus speeds in video and the not-always-effective bokeh mode will leave you wanting more
  • On the whole, the Moto X4 might be a good option only if you are really keen to get a compact phone, but generally in terms of both performance and camera, there are better phones in this price bracket
  • There is no edge-to-edge display here that is becoming more common now among both mid-range and flagship devices
  • While the performance is good in daily use, when pushed with the heavy apps/games, the performance is not quite to the level of the phone's top competitors - in fact the performance is only a little bit better compared to its budget cousin - the Moto G5S Plus
  • The cameras placed on the back, in a large protruding circular section, makes for a unique look - something that may or may not be to your taste
  • The camera app is somewhat slow to launch and a little slow to focus
  • On the whole too, the camera is decent, but there are certainly better camera phones in this price bracket - the sluggish HDR, slow focus speeds in video and the not-always-effective bokeh mode will leave you wanting more
  • On the whole, the Moto X4 might be a good option only if you are really keen to get a compact phone, but generally in terms of both performance and camera, there are better phones in this price bracket
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