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).

Motorola Moto X4 vs Nokia 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
 
 

Pixel density

424 ppi
401 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

68.46 %
71.58 %
71.51 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

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

Second camera

8 megapixels
 
 

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide
 
 

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 508
Adreno 505
Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Yes
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
22.00 hours
53.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
19.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 399
$ 229
 


 

Related phones

Moto X4
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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4 Comments

1. qqcchhauau

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

What kind of moron comparing Nokia 6 to Moto X4? They're on different price range

2. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

The three are supposed to be mid rangers, but from a couple years from today now there are sub categories, the x4 is an upper-mid ranger and the Nokia 6 is a lower-mid ranger, the Samsung A5 might be a lower-mid ranger as well.

4. prakash_shewani

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 05, 2016

How is Samsung A5 a lower-mid ranger?

3. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The Nokia 6 is £199 while the others are ~£100 more expensive. I don't know if it should be at this range.

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