Motorola today launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Moto X4 in India. Announced at an event held in Delhi, Motorola’s latest phone features a dual camera setup and an octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor. The Moto X4 starts at Rs. 20,999 in India and will be available exclusively on Flipkart and in Moto Hubs across the country.
Earlier this year, the Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto X4 in Europe featuring Amazon’s Alexa assistant, with the phone being priced at €399. It is also one of the first few phones to feature Qualcomm‘s new mid-range offering, the Snapdragon 630.
Moto X4 Specifications
The Moto X4 is the eighth phone to be launched by Motorola this year. With this, Motorola is trying to fix the gap between Moto G series and Moto Z series smartphones. Starting with the build here, you get a Glass back on the phone, accompanied by an equally shinier front with a fingerprint sensor below the display.
Sporting a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, the Moto X4 has a pixel density of ~424 PPI. In the camera department, it packs a dual camera setup comprising of a 12MP primary camera and an 8MP wide angle camera with dual LED flash. A front camera of 16MP is also given for selfies and video calling.
Packing a Snapdragon 630 processor, clocked at up to 2.2 GHz, the Moto X4 comes in two variants with 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Both variants will support microSD card up to 2TB.
In terms of software, the phone comes with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Motorola has added some of their own tweaks with their ‘Show Me’ software. You can say ‘Show me the weather’ to your phone and that will return you with the weather. You get Moto Key that saves your passwords securely and will enable you to unlock your PC using your Moto X4.
The phone also comes with Amazon Alexa, about which we will talk later in this article. Also, you can play music on two Bluetooth devices at the same time, thanks to Motorola’s Bluetooth improvements in collaboration with Tempow.
Packing a 3,000 mAh battery, the Moto X4 comes with Water resistance. For connectivity options, it has a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm earphone jack, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
Alexa Assistant on Moto X4
Apart from some really cool features in the audio segment, the Moto X4 comes with Amazon Alexa integrated. Alexa is an AI based Voice Assistant from Amazon which powers their Echo speakers. With Alexa, you can set reminders, ask general questions and control smart home appliances.
Although Alexa on the X4 will not do ‘everything’ that it does on the Echo speaker, but it will do fairly well for a voice assistant. The Moto X4 will also come with Google Assistant installed.
Pricing and Availability
The Moto X4 has been priced starting at Rs. 20,999 in India for the 3GB/32GB variant and Rs. 22,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The phone comes in two colour options – Super Black and Sterling Blue and will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting on November 13 at 11:59PM.
As part of the launch offers, Flipkart will be offering an extra Rs. 2,500 discount on exchange, and if you’re exchanging a Moto product, you can get an extra Rs. 3,000 off. In terms of card offers, the Flipkart will offer 10% discount when using a HDFC Bank debit or credit card. 50% buyback guarantees and no interest EMIs will be also be available.