Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers


Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!

Packing a power-efficient Snapdragon 630 chipset running at 2.2GHz and a 5.2-inch 1080p display up front, the new performer is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that will certainly keep the lights on for a long time. With a dual camera setup at the rear, pairing one 12MP and another 8MP shooter for shallow depth of field emulation, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, either 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of storage, and finally, IP68 water-certification for improved resistance against liquids.

So far, the Moto X4 looks like a viable contender for the top spots on the mid-range market, but let's not forget it has some serious competition ahead of itself. Let's see how it compares against the Nokia 6 and the Galaxy A5 (2017).

Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.51 %
71.58 %
68.46 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 505
Adreno 508

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging
Motorola TurboPower

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 18 hours
 
 

Music playback

53.00 hours
22.00 hours
 

Video playback

19.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
 
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
8 MP
16 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
5.84 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches (148.35 x 73.5 x 7.99 mm)

Weight

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
 
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 229
$ 399


 

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