Moto X4 Screepcap: Motorola/Lenovo

The Motorola Moto X4 will soon be available in the U.S. and reviewers have mostly positive accolades for the mid range-smartphone.

Lenovo and Motorola announced the Moto X4 at IFA in September and its international market release soon followed. In the U.S., the device will run on Google’s Project Fi network and will be available and will be available in an Android One model that will be available through Google and an unlocked model available at retailers including Amazon,, Best Buy, B&H, Newegg,, and Fry’s.

Check out what reviewers have to say about the Moto X4.

The Verge

Dan Seifert noted that the Moto X4 is essentially a repackaged Nexus smartphone. Many will remember the Nexus 6 was manufactured by Motorola before Lenovo acquired the company from Google. Seifert added that the smartphone brings a similar pure Android interface with an affordable price that many Nexus lovers remember before Google shifted to the Pixel brand. He did; however, critique the camera for being slow and producing average photo quality.


Pete Pachal praised premium hardware feel and had fewer issues with the device’s camera than most other reviewers. He critiqued the Moto X4 for having a physical, front-facing fingerprint scanner with no other function. The smartphone features an on-screen virtual home button.

Digital Trends

Julian Chokkattu was pleased to see the Moto X4 feature an all-glass design with 1P68 water resistance, which is typically seen as a high-end feature. He was disappointed to see the drive release with Android 7.1.1 Nougat rather than Android 8.0 Oreo.

Tom’s Guide

Adam Ismail counted an extensive battery life and fast charging ability as well as Project Fi compatibility as pluses for the Moto X4. He considered the device’s design to be “bland” and noted the Android One model does not include the Amazon Alexa features included on the unlocked model.

Android Headlines

Alexander Maxham was pleased to see the Moto X4 feature a headphone jack and a high-quality display, despite it being Full HD and LCD. He was disappointed to see the device doesn’t include wireless charging, despite having an all-glass design.

PC World

Florence Ion counts the update guarantee for the Moto X4 under the Android One program among its positive attributes. While she thought its camera quality was decent, she noted it didn’t perform well when capturing low-light photos.

Slash Gear

Chris Burns felt the camera and built quality of the Moto X4 are excellent for its price, but still found the device too slippery to handle without a case.


Mark Knapp is a fan of the Moto X4 battery life but found its overall older Moto X devices have a more premium feel.


Scott Webster also felt the Moto X4 is a pleasant reminder of Google’s Nexus devices but found its display to be not as sharp as other mid-range devices.

Android Central

Andrew Martonik was a fan of the Moto X4 software and but was disappointed that the device features Gorilla Glass 3 paneling rather than the current Gorilla Glass 5.

Android Police

Ryan Whitwam noted the Moto X4 fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate but found the device lacks the customization factor of other Moto X devices