Review: Motorola Moto X4
The Moto X4 from Motorola is a great alternative to the Z-branded, mod-compatible line of handsets. It doesn't pack the truly high-end specs of the Z2 Force, but it has a classy design that puts it in a different league when compared to Motorola's lower-end G series.
I like the metal-and-glass build of this phone. It may be fragile, but it is waterproof and looks great. The mid-sized screen is really nice, and wireless performance was as good as any other phone. Data speeds were fine, and even battery life managed to impress.
Motorola's additions to the stock Android platform are tasteful and genuinely helpful. Who doesn't want control over their lock screen, gestures, and more? The company gave the X4 a unique set of camera features when compared to Motorola's other phones that make it a compelling picture machine. I'm particularly fond of the color match tool. What's more, the phone takes good pictures.
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At $399, the Moto X4 falls right in the middle of Motorola's roster. It shares its price with the Z2 Play, which is compatible with Moto Mods. I'd recommend the X4 to those who want an unlocked phone from Motorola and aren't interested in investing in the Mods ecosystem. It's a classier handset that covers the basics with style.
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Motorola is running a sale this week on a number of its products. Through Monday, November 27 the Moto Z is reduced from $499 to $399, the Moto Z2 Play is reduced from $499 to $399, the Moto X4 is reduced from $399 to $339, and the Moto E4 is reduced from $199 to $169.