REVIEW: Meet Moto X4 with “shatter-proof” screen and dual camera

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The Moto X4 is the first midrange phone on the Irish market to have a dual-camera system, now used by flagship smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung’s Note 8. The 5.2-inch device sports a 12 megapixel (f2) telephoto lens beside an 8-megapixel (f2.2) wide-angle lens on the rear of the phone. It reserves the best resolution for the front-facing 16-megapixel (f2) selfie camera. That selfie-cam also has a new feature that Motorola is calling a panorama selfie mode. It adds in lots of background detail to your selfie in a similar vein to a regular panorama mode shot on most rear-facing phone cameras. Motorola has also added ‘selective blur’ to imitate depth of field. On the software side, the X4 has “landmark recognition” and “object recognition”. Both features purport to recognise known landmarks or objects, reporting what they are back to the user.

The phone is also water resistant to an IP68 standard and has a 1080p screen. Battery life is reasonably good, with a 3,000mAh battery under the hood. There’s a Snapdragon 630 processor and 4GB of Ram powering the device. Amazon’s Alexa is integrated into the phone, although Alexa isn’t fully supported in the Irish market.

The X4 will cost €399 for a 32GB version and €439 for a 64GB version. Motorola has also made a splash about its Moto Z2 Force, which it previously flagged in the US.

The high-end model has a screen that is “guaranteed” not to shatter or crack, no matter how high the fall. The Z2 Force has dual 12-megapixel cameras and all of the software features available on the cheaper X4. It also has a very high-resolution 1440p quad-HD screen and a beefy 6GB of Ram backed up by the most powerful Snapdragon (835) processor made by Qualcomm. The Z2 Force is also one of the Motorola handsets that is compatible with the company’s new ‘mods’. These, essentially, are different rear cases that come with various features and functionality.

An example of a mod already in existence is a ‘turbopower charger’ that adds an extra day’s battery life to the phone. It’s a slim battery-boost pack that also acts as a cover. Another option is a lightly chunky JBL speaker modified to fit the back for the device. The sound out of this is quite decent – easily good enough to act an on-the-go speaker at a desk or in a car. These modded covers simply snap on and off, using built-in magnets. While the JBL speaker might be a little bulky to keep on the back of a phone that lives in your pocket, the turbopower casing is not.

New mods announced by Motorola include a 360 camera and a gaming mod, which adds console-like gaming button controls on each side of the phone. All of this premium stuff makes the Z2 Force a pricey proposition, with Motorola tagging the Z2 Force at a lofty €799. Both devices will be available in late September.”

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34 Comments
  1. ifeoma
    ifeoma says

    the best phone so far

  2. raji
    raji says

    Tankz good 2 know

  3. raji
    raji says

    Wao good to know

  4. Horlajide04
    Horlajide04 says

    good one from moto

  5. Olupayimo
    Olupayimo says

    I love this features

  6. ayofe0169
    ayofe0169 says

    Smile…….. wow Motorola

  7. ayofe0169
    ayofe0169 says

    Smile, Motorola

  8. chijike82
    chijike82 says

    did anyone see 399 pounds that is almost two hundred thousand naira

  9. D-General
    D-General says

    Great features

  10. Owax
    Owax says

    Hello motto

  11. destiny1
    destiny1 says

    Think is awesome

  12. destiny1
    destiny1 says

    Its great

  13. Esemore
    Esemore says

    Motorola is not a choice phone, it may take some time for them to become popular again

  14. destiny1
    destiny1 says

    Good phone

  15. Fadai4all
    Fadai4all says

    Wow… Its gonna b durable

  16. Lucky Bari Ndoonu
    Lucky Bari Ndoonu says

    watch this video of MOTOX4 phone and see the quality of this phone
    i love Motox4 product
    https://youtu.be/HiYmyp3JaeQ

  17. Ochijenu Abigail
    Ochijenu Abigail says

    The phone is good

  18. Igie-paul enehikhare
    Igie-paul enehikhare says

    technology sky rocking

  19. Tina Nnedimma Obuasi
    Tina Nnedimma Obuasi says

    I like dis phone

  20. Omofoyewa Taiwo
    Omofoyewa Taiwo says

    Technology is advance men

  21. Chukwuebuka Madakonam
    Chukwuebuka Madakonam says

    really nice phone

  22. Thompson Torere
    Thompson Torere says

    Nice phone, but is is really shatter proof?

  23. John Andrew
    John Andrew says

    Lovely

  24. Hammed Olaniyi
    Hammed Olaniyi says

    Motorola phone are getting better

  25. Ogunlade Kayode
    Ogunlade Kayode says

    i need to buy it for my wife o, how much will it cost, i wish i know the price?

  26. Chikezie Bright
    Chikezie Bright says

    Happy for Motorola

  27. Akinade Oluwasheyi
    Akinade Oluwasheyi says

    Welcome back Motorola!

  28. Joshua Udo
    Joshua Udo says

    Like seriously, moto rula still dey alive????

  29. Ochijenu Abigail
    Ochijenu Abigail says

    Well done

  30. Gab Twee
    Gab Twee says

    It really make sense

  31. Uka Eke
    Uka Eke says

    I thought Motorola has gone extinct so they are still much alive

  32. Hammed Lawal
    Hammed Lawal says

    Wow I will love to get this phone.

  33. Joel Esemitodje
    Joel Esemitodje says

    I love it’s features, it’s my kind of phone I love phones that are scatter prove

  34. Ochijenu Abigail
    Ochijenu Abigail says

    How much is the last cust for this phone I need to get one for my mom

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