The Motorola Moto Z4 is already available on Amazon: price, specs, features

The Motorola Moto Z4 is already available on Amazon: price, specs, features
The first three generations of Motorola's Moto Z Play lineup weren't as successful as the company's budget Moto G series but they did still perform relatively well. Because of this, the Chicago-based brand has developed a fourth model for release this year, under the name of Motorola Moto Z4. But despite not being announced yet, the smartphone can already be purchased on Amazon (via Android Authority) and has actually begun shipping.

A decent Qualcomm processor and lots of storage


Corroborating previous leaks, the Motorola Moto Z4's Amazon listing points towards the presence of Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 675 on the inside, a chip that can currently be found inside the Samsung Galaxy A70 and one that should provide a decent performance boost over the Snapdragon 636 found inside last year's Moto Z3 Play. Paired with the processor is a considerable 128GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD but just 4GB of RAM – rumors suggested 6GB of RAM would be present.

Like Motorola's other 2019 smartphones, the Moto Z4 ships with Android 9 Pie straight out of the box paired with the brand's minimal software overlay. There is also a 3,600mAh battery that supports 15W TurboPower fast charging thanks to the included brick and Moto Mods support. Interestingly, though, while previous Moto Mods do work with the Moto Z4, there appears to be a slight difference in size. 

According to one Reddit user who already purchased and received the smartphone, Moto Mods introduce a "sharp overlay" due to the shape of the Moto Z4's frame. This can be viewed in the video below.

Aside from the details mentioned above, compatibility with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint's 4G LTE networks is to be expected and, thanks to the dedicated 5G Moto Mod, the phone can also be used on 5G networks. As for water and dust resistance, there appears to be no official rating.

A big display and high-resolution cameras


Moving away from the internal side of things and over to the external details, the Moto Z4 arrives equipped with a large 6.4-inch OLED FullVision display that sports a 2340 x 1080p resolution and is paired with a small notch, a reduced chin, razor-thin side bezels, and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The listing doesn't specifically mention the variety of the latter, but considering the smartphone's mid-range positioning, an optical scanner seems extremely likely.

As per usual, the notch sits directly below the in-ear speaker and is home to the front-facing selfie snapper which sports a 25-megapixel resolution. Regarding the rear camera, this offers a 48-megapixel resolution but defaults to 12-megapixel images thanks to Quad Pixel technology, something that combines four pixels into one in the hope of creating a superior image. Motorola has previously used this sensor on the One Vision which we reviewed earlier this month and could use it on the upcoming One Action and unnamed quadruple-camera phone.

Motorola Moto Z4 price and release date


The Motorola Moto Z4 currently retails at $499.99 on Amazon, a pretty high price when you consider everything the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have to offer at their respective price points of $399 and $479. It's unclear at this point if it'll be made available to purchase through carriers in the US, but Motorola will presumably announce these details whenever it chooses to formally introduce the Moto Z4.

Motorola will probably deactivate the Amazon listings pretty soon, but as things stand the smartphone can be bought in two versions. One model is an Amazon exclusive that ships immediately and includes multiple pre-installed apps such as Alexa, while another bundles a Moto 360 Camera Mod for free, although this variant doesn't ship for another "1 to 2 months."

UPDATE: As expected, both Amazon listings have been deactivated and the Motorola Moto Z4 is no longer available to purchase.

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Moto Z4
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 25 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh

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12 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

At $399 it would have been a good deal but the new Zenfone starting at $599 this is a hard buy.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually the Zenfone 6 starts at $499.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 883; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's for 64GB

9. Taphius

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Headphone jack, sd card, and double internal storage are worth $20 more (3a xl vs this), if you're into the moto mods.

2. ijuanp03

Posts: 529; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Very beautiful phone! I think the bezel-less display really fits Moto Z4's dimension. Good job, Motorola!

3. alancameron

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

350 and it will sell well. 500 doa

10. Godlymansean

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

No way it will be DOA @ 500$, Z3 was @ 500$ retail. It will do just fine in the average american market via carrier stores.

6. JcHnd

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Honestly, it looks very good but it's kinda underwhelming... maybe the surprise listing, or the actual design that... i dont know, ill just wait for the flagship z4

7. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Skip but I'm sure people will buy it so have fun.

12. Brewski

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yes, this one is a skip for sure. It really is a Play variant, just without the title. Cannot wait for the FORCE EDITION!!!!!

8. superguy

Posts: 428; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Should be competitive with the Pixel 3a series, though it likely won't get the updates the Pixel will.

11. thefantasticspastic

Posts: 18; Member since: May 27, 2019

This will definitely be a good buy maybe 6 months after launch, the price will most likely drop. Though I hope there's a 6GB/128GB model

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