Water-resistant Motorola Moto X4 launches as an Amazon Prime phone for just $329


Motorola's newest mid-range smartphone, the Moto X4, is launching in the US as an Amazon Prime phone. Thus, Prime members can get the device for $329.99 instead of the regular $399.99 price, though this means the X4 will have Amazon offers and ads on its lock screen. The Moto X4 Prime will be released on October 26, unlocked and compatible with all US carriers, and pre-orders should be open later today.



 



Stating tomorrow, October 19, the regular, non-Prime version of the Moto X4 will also be available to pre-order (for $399.99, shipping on October 26). The handset will be sold via Motorola's own website, plus various retailers like Best Buy, Newegg, and B&H. Moreover, mobile operators Ting and Republic Wireless will sell the phone, too. The Moto X4 is already offered via Google's Project Fi, though it's not yet ready to ship.



 



Featuring a water-resistant design, the Moto X4 is made out of metal and glass, sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a pretty capable (but not high-end) Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. The handset also offers a dual 12 MP rear camera, a 16 MP front-facing camera with flash, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery.



 



Currently running Android 7.1 Nougat, the Moto X4 is included on a list of Motorola devices that will be updated to Android 8 Oreo "starting this fall." To find out more about the new smartphone, make sure to check out our Motorola Moto X4 hands-on.



 



source: Amazon via PhoneScoop

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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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11 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love Motorola, and I love the Moto X, but the Moto X4 is evidence that they've lost touch with their user base. 32GB of storage and 3 GB for RAM for $400 when the Moto G5 offers so much more for less. Then they go and throw Amazon Alexa on the device... who the hell ever asked for that? I get that there's an Android One variant that offers stock Android OS with Google Assistant, but that doesn't fix the issue with the price not matching the hardware. Oh well.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, if they had selected the Snapdragon 660 and 4 GB RAM, it would be an easier sell, but that might bring the price closer to $500.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I disagree with you on the price, in the past they were able to offer phones with processors that were in other flagship devices at the time for less than $500, so to release a $400 phone with a SD660 and 4GB/64GB should be reasonable. Though I expect that the battery life for the X4 will be much better than the Pixel 2. Granted I've heard nothing negative about the Pixel 2 battery life, it simply has a smaller battery capacity and a higher end processor/graphic chip.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's part of why I'm not sold on the X4. It comes across as a more stylish/better build/waterproof/better camera G5 Plus. The OG X and X Pure were clearly upper-midrange devices worthy of $500-600 pricing. I think it's just that the market is more competive now, with phones like the OnePlus 5 taking that lower-end flagship tier. And Moto already has the Z2 Play there. I'm starting to see overseas reviews from down under quote a 13 hour battery life for the X4, which is phenomenal. We'll see. I'm leaning Pixel 2 now, because a fast camera is more important to me than bokeh, and the battery life is good if not stellar.

6. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Tbh, I feel the price matches the hardware just fine. I mean, the base model of the G5 Plus is a 2GB/32GB affair. You need to drop an extra $100 ($229 with ads) for specs (4GB/64GB) that are comparable to the X4 (3GB/32GB). From there it's an additional $100 for the X4, but please name another all glass and aluminum device with a Snapdragon 630, dual camera setup, and IP68 rating (usually only seen on high-end phones) for $330 or less. Go ahead, I'll wait.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I place no value on the material used for the outer casing of the phone, I mean, we always put them in cases anyway so what's the point? That being said, that's a major part of the appeal of the Moto X4. I would also like to point out that I got my daughter's 4GB/64GB Moto G5 Plus for $240 on sale from Best Buy a couple months back and that makes it a far better deal than the Moto X4. Moto G5 Plus Moto X4 SD625 SD630 4GB 3GB 64GB 32GB 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 5.2", 1080p, 424PPI, IPS LCD display on both Single camera Dual Camera FM radio No FM Radio My point with this comparison is that the Moto X4 may have some perks over the G5 Plus, it also goes the other way around, for me, twice as much internal storage, and an FM radio are major perks that'll have more of an impact on my user experience than say an ever so slightly faster processor or a secondary rear-facing camera.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

First time I've ever been excited about a midrange phone. I have my choices down to the Fi X4 and the Pixel 2, and Moto has a big price advantage. Impress me, Motovo.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You should expect a review here shortly, maybe within a week, I think. Though I'm curious if PhoneArena will be doing two reviews for this phone, An Android One and non-Android One review.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wouldn't expect separate reviews, since the hardware, camera, and even some gestures overlap. The Android One is definitely what I'd want though, since I don't trust Moto for updates. I'm interested to see camera, battery life, and screen brightness reviewed. The Pixel 2 is only marginally brighter than my dim (but accurate) Nexus.

10. Matrixzonee

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Moto releases security patches in 6 months gap. Best of luck..

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Looking forward to playing with the phone at Best Buy. I don't like to buy a phone sight unseen. I did just that with the Nexus 6P, and it's turned out to be too big for me.

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