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Moto X4 Unboxing and First Impressions


Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has been aggressive in the Philippines last year and in fact, has offered most of their smartphone line to our market. The company intends to offer an affordablwe premium device with the new Moto X4. Let’s check out what’s inside the box!


Moto X4 specs:

  • 2.2Ghz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • Adreno 508 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • IP68 certified – water and dust resistant for up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Dual 12 megapixel (f/1.8 aperture) and 8 megapixel (f/2.2 aperture) with PDAF and LED flash
  • 16 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions – 148.4 x 73.4 x 8 mm
  • Android 7.1 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Price: P24,999
  • Status: Available in Motorola stores and retailers

What’s inside the box?

  • Moto X4 unit
  • earphones
  • USB Tyoe C cable
  • Wall adapter

Motorola continues to incorporate the same design we’ve seen on all Moto phones. This time the Moto X4 does not support Moto mods. Everything here is still premium with glass and metal construction. As expected it is a very solid phone, the one thing we love most about Moto phones. The beautiful body is also IP68 certified  which means the Moto X4 can survive a dip in water.

As for the display, there’s no tall 18:9 display here and instead a more conventional 5.5-inch 16:9 display. Its bright and colorful though we have to test it outdoors.  On the software side, the Moto X4 has nearly stock Android feel. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat and a promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo is on the way.

This is not the first time we’ve seen a dual camera set on a Moto device but we excited to review it thoroughly, Based on our first photos taken only via auto mode, pictures are very decent.


The fact that the Moto X4 us water resistant made a great mark on our first impressions. We will truly recommend the Moto X4 if you are clumsy enough on dropping your phone in the sink, toilet or any form of water. The only turn off for us but a minor one is the lack of 18:9 display. But there are lots to explore and features to cover before we give our final verdict. Give us two weeks to review the Moto X4, For now just stay tuned! 🙂