Do you need a smartphone that can withstand the spills, splashes and even puddles of water? Introducing Moto X4 android smartphone, the newest entrant to the Indian mobile market from Motorola backed by Lenovo.

The most touted feature of Moto X4? it’s the IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The mobile also packs a slew of powerful hardware like Snapdragon SoC, dual camera at the back, 16-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash, pure Android experience and 4G VoLTE.

Cutting the chase, the Moto X4 is priced in the mid-range segment and will retail for a price tag starting Rs 20,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Whereas, the higher-memory model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will retail for Rs 22,999. Both this variant will be available exclusively via Flipkart [Flipkart.com/MotoX4] and Moto Hub stores starting 14th November 2017.

Design and Performance

Talking about design, the Moto X4 excel with an anodized aluminum frame which is completely encased in glass with a 3D contoured back. There is also a reflective film placed under the glass surface giving it a premium feel from every angle. Another important part of the design is the IP68 water resistance rating, that protects the phone from accidental spills, splashes and rain.

Moto X4 launched in India - Water-Resistant, Dual Camera, Snapdragon SoC

The Moto X4 flaunts a 5.2-inch LTPS IPS full HD 1080×1920 display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Actually, you get the Corning Gorilla Glass protection on both front and back of the device. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 650 MHz Adreno 508 GPU.

Making the device ultra smooth to use, is the stock Android 7.1 Nougat OS. The company also guarantees Android O upgrade in the coming months. For storage, the Moto X4 carries either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 2 TB using microSD card.

Camera

Another attractive part of Moto X4 is its camera unit. On the back, the device boasts a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel standard lens and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens. You get an f2.0 aperture on the 12-megapixel dual autofocus Pixel sensor, whereas the 8-megapixel unit has an f2.2 aperture. Other features packed in the camera includes CCT dual LED flash, PDAF, Ultra-wide angle shot and a bunch of camera modes.

Some features of the camera we found interesting is the selective focus or bokeh effect mode. Here you can add a blur effect to the background or foreground of images while keeping the main subject in crystal clear focus. There is also a selective black + white mode, which can change the image background or foreground to black and white while keeping the main subject in full colour. In addition, the camera also comes with landmark recognition and object recognition.

Moto X4 selective black + white mode

For selfie addicts, the Moto X4 sports a 16-megapixel front camera. It also features f2.0 aperture, selfie flashlight and a 4-megapixel adaptive low light mode.

Connectivity

For connectivity, Moto X4 comes with 4G LTE that support every Indian telco 4G bands. You also get full 4G VoLTE support for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G networks, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz + 5GHz and Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR + BLE. Well, you can get Bluetooth 5.0 on the phone, but after the device gets the Android O upgrade.

For extra security, the Moto X4 carries a fingerprint sensor placed on the front home button. Finally fuelling the whole device is a 3000mAh battery. It supports 15W TurboPower charging that can offer 6 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging.

Display
5.2-inch LTPS IPS full HD 1080×1920

Processor
2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor

RAM
3GB/4GB RAM

Storage
32GB/64GB internal storage + expandable

Android OS
Android 7.1 Nougat OS

Back camera
12MP + 8MP, PDAF, CCT dual LED flash

Front camera
16MP, selfie LED flash

SIM
Dual Nano SIM

Extra
IP68 Water Resistant

Connectivity
4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 5

Battery
3000mAh battery, 15W TurboPower

General
DeviceMotorola Moto X4
BrandMotorola
Announced2017, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2017, October
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
Display
TypeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
Size5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)
Dimensions148.4 x 73.4 x 8 mm (5.84 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Body Features- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Performance
CpuOcta-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 630
GPUAdreno 508
Memory + RAM32 GB, 3 GB RAM
OSAndroid 7.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
External storage (card slot)microSD, up to 256 GB
Camera
Primary cameraDual 12 MP, f/2.0 + 8 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary camera16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, LED flash
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps,
Additional features1.4 µm pixel size @ 12 MP, 1.12 µm pixel size @ 8 MP, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Audio
Sound quality- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Loud speakerYes
3.5mm jack supportYes
RadioNo
Network and Sensors
SimSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
4G BandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat13 600/150 Mbps
3G BandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
GprsYes
EdgeYes
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFCYes
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Battery infoNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Others
Features- Fast battery charging (15W) - MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player - MP4/H.264 player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer
ColorsSuper Black, Sterling Blue
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