Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Moto X4 Android One edition for Google's Project Fi launched in US

Moto X4 Android One edition for Google's Project Fi launched in US

The smartphone comes with water-repellent coating, and has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture.

The Moto X4 was first unveiled at the IFA 2017. So far, reactions to the announcement have been mixed, with some decrying the design as too far a departure from what made Moto X phones popular. For selfies, this phone has been equipped with 5MP fixed focus front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 um pixel size, 74° lens and Burst, HDR, Beautification modes. However, this one is limited to the U.S. right now, that too for Google Fi customers specifically. Motorola had earlier sent invites highlighting "X" without naming the smartphone, but it was pretty clear that it is the Moto X4.

The Android One-powered moto X4 will retail at a starting price of $399 and is available for pre-order. Android 8.0 Oreo update will bring new features to the device to improve its performance. It'll still look and feel similar to the everyday Android ecosystem and experience, but it won't necessarily have Motorola-specific features Moto phones usually come loaded with.

Two rumors have become one as Motorola has officially confirmed a new variant of the Moto X4 which is part of Google's Android One program and Project Fi network. The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB by adding a microSD card. The Moto X4 is IP 68 certified, which means that it can withstand dust and water. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of onboard storage, an above-decent 3,000 mAh battery, and IP68 certification.

The company is also providing users with a trade-in offer, if you have an older Nexus phone and want to trade it in for a new device, the company will give you up to $165 for select Nexus devices. On the connectivity front, the smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack.

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