Moto X from Motorola used to be one of the most desirable phones. Right after Samsung Galaxy, Moto X was one of the most desirable devices out there for years. However, that is unlikely to happen again.
Newly leaked details about the new phone reveals the Motorola Moto X will not be the flagship device that we all wanted it to be. Last year, the Lenovo acquired company skipped it’s annual refresh and the new leaks suggest that the upcoming trim will be quite similar to last year’s device.
Motorola Moto X4 is a shadow of the older one
The company is going for the “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” approach with smartphone design. The Moto X4 keeps the same design as that of the older devices from the X series while borrowing some design cues the Samsung Galaxy S8. This means thinner bezels on the side and an all glass and metal design. When compared to the newer phones, the design already looks quite outdated for a flagship. It lacks the larger edge-to-edge displays, like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6. And it’ll only look worse once the iPhone 8, Essential Phone, and Google Pixel 2 come out.
The signature camera bump of Motorola is also there. Now, it is even bigger. Now, it houses a dual camera setup with a dual LED flash setup.
Again for a flagship, the camera is nothing compared to those from it’s competitors. The phone has twin cameras on the back (one with 12 megapixels and an f/2.0 aperture lens and the other with 8 megapixels and f/2.2), and it’s said to be able to simulate a pseudo depth of field similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5’s portrait modes. There’s also a respectable selfie camera with 16-megapixel and f/2.0 aperture on the front. Even though the pixel count is high, the aperture size is poor. The camera aperture is smaller than those on the Moto G5 Plus, a budget phone from the same company.
What will really make you sad about the Moto X4 is the specifications. The phone is reportedly saddled with a mid range chipset and the storage is also mediocre. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM or 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. The processor is truly a deal breaker for many. Even though it is alright for daily tasks, it cannot take more intensive workloads.
Powering the device, you get a 3,000 mAh battery, quite a standard these days. However, another bad news is no support for Moto Mods.
Scheduled for an IFA release
IFA will be held in Berlin in the next few weeks and Motorola may release the device then only. Motorola had the chance to answer the competition with the Moto X but will people really care if their apparent flagship is so average? Those waiting for a flagship may have to wait and see. However, there is also word surrounding that Motorola may use the ZUK UI that it’s parent company – Lenovo is using on Lenovo branded phones. That is one more reason to not buy Motorola in future, other than the mediocre specifications. You can read more here.
Source: Mashable India