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Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X4, bring the X line back from the dead. Just like this year’s Moto Z2 Force, the X4 features a dual camera setup. The biggest difference is the fact that the second lens on the X4 will be used to take wide-angle photos. The midrange handset has also been updated with a new refreshed design that is highlighted by the all-glass build…

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Full hardware specifications for Motorola’s Moto X4:

Moto X4 Specification
Android version Android 7.1 Nougat
Screen size 5.2-inch IPS LCD
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
PPI 424 ppi
Primary camera 12MP, f/2.0, 1.4-micron pixels & 8MP, f/2.2, 1.12-micron pixels, 120-degree wide angle lens
Front camera 16MP, f/2.0, 1-micron pixels, selfie flash
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core, 2.2 GHz & Adreno 508 GPU, 650 MHz
Storage 32GB (U.S., LATAM), 32/64GB (EMEA, APAC)
Expandable storage up to 2TB
RAM 3GB (U.S., LATAM), 4GB (APAC), 3/4GB (EMEA)
Battery 3000mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 163 g
Dimensions 148.35 x 73.4 x 7.99 mm
Other features IP68 water & dust resistant
Color options Super Black, Sterling Blue
Carrier availability TBD
Base price off-contract ~$450
In-box accessories USB-C charging cable, turbo charging wall adaptor

Moto X4 Stories April 17, 2019

Back in February, Google Fi dropped the Pixel 2 XL, but added the Moto G7 in March. Over the past few days, the MVNO online store has stopped selling the Android One Moto X4, and LG’s G7 and V35 ThinQ.

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Moto X4 Stories September 6, 2018

Last September, Android One launched in the U.S. with the Moto X4 for Project Fi. A 4GB variant with 64GB of storage that was released in other parts of the world is now launching on the Google MNVO.

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Moto X4 Stories August 15, 2018

Following Android 9 Pie’s debut, only a couple of devices have picked up support including Google’s Pixel and the Essential Phone. Over the weekend, more devices were confirmed to get the update, and now Motorola is announcing its plans for Android’s latest release.

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Moto X4 Stories June 20, 2018

Android 8.1 Oreo now rolling out to Moto X4 unlocked and Prime Exclusive variants

Oreo’s rollout to the Android ecosystem has been abysmally slow, and when you look at the numbers for 8.1, things are even more bleak. This week, though, Motorola is delivering an update for Moto X4 users that delivers 8.1 to the handset.

Moto X4 Stories May 4, 2018

Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto X4 on Android One

One of the most underrated mid-range devices of last year was the Moto X4. With its Android One variant, the phone is essentially a Pixel in a different case. Now, that variant is finally picking up Android 8.1.

Moto X4 Stories February 2, 2018

Android One Moto X4 drops to $249, Pixel XL to $549 w/ limited time Project Fi promo

Project Fi kicked off the year with what is effectively an $80 unlimited plan. Heading into February, the Google MVNO is now offering a promotion that drops the Moto X4 to $249 and 2016’s Pixel XL to $549.

Moto X4 Stories January 24, 2018

Android Oreo is now available for the unlocked Moto X4

Motorola used to the be the king when it came to Android updates, but in recent years, it hasn’t been as quick. Today, though, the company is rolling out Android Oreo to one of its recent releases, the Moto X4.

Google no longer offering Moto X4 as Nexus 5X replacements on Project Fi, full refunds now available

Thanks to poor components, Google has had to deal with continually replacing Nexus 5X units for Project Fi subscribers who bought the device. For a short time, those replacements were Moto X4 devices, but that’s quickly stopped.

Moto X4 Stories January 22, 2018

Remember the Nexus 5X? That was an excellent phone for a fair bit, and then it suddenly wasn’t thanks to failing components which eventually caused it to fly under the radar. For good reason, Google has long been handing out replacements for this device to frustrated owners, but it’s recently started doing so with the Moto X4.

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Moto X4 Stories December 22, 2017

Android One Moto X4 on Project Fi receiving 8.0 Oreo update today

One of the central tenants of Android One is fast updates and the Moto X4 that launched earlier this year for Project Fi was included in the update promise. Meeting an end of the year guarantee, 8.0 Oreo is now beginning to rollout for the device.

Moto X4 Stories November 24, 2017

Project Fi’s Black Friday deal offers $100 credit with Android One Moto X4 purchase

After launching a referral challenge for the holidays last week, Project Fi is hosting a Black Friday deal on the Moto X4. The Android One device is the cheapest way to get service from Google’s MVNO and now comes with a $100 Fi credit that goes towards your monthly bill.

Moto X4 Stories November 3, 2017

Back in 2014, the original Moto X quickly became my favorite phone on the market for its uniquely customizable design and clean, yet intuitive software. The Moto Maker service allowed buyers to choose the phone’s colors (and build materials on later models), add a printed signature to the back, and even include a message on the bootscreen.

The new Moto X4 does none of that, and while ditching Moto Maker is definitely a bummer for longtime fans like myself, that doesn’t stop the X4 from being one of the best values around.

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Moto X4 Stories October 19, 2017

It’s been a while now, but a few years back, the Moto X was my favorite line of smartphones. I loved the close-to-stock software, and having the ability to choose whatever colors and materials my phone was made of; it really gave off the feeling of a phone tailor-made for you, and only you.

After a two-year hiatus, Motorola is finally refreshing its enthusiast brand with the Moto X4, that ditches my beloved Moto Maker but brings a clean and familiar software experience and a much more modern design.

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Moto X4 Stories October 18, 2017

Motorola’s Moto X4 is a pretty interesting device, bridging the gap between mid-range specifications and a premium build. It recently made its US debut on Project Fi as part of the Android One program, but today it’s joining Amazon’s collection of Prime Exclusive phones.

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Moto X4 Stories October 10, 2017

Announced last month, Project Fi was expected to begin shipping the Moto X4 for those who pre-ordered sometime this week. However, the first Android One device in the US has now been delayed due to production issues.

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Moto X4 Stories September 20, 2017

Back in June, Project Fi unceremoniously announced via Twitter that a mid-tier device that supports Google’s MVNO service would be coming soon. This was in line with our reporting from earlier in the year that noted the existence of such a phone with Android One branding and how it’s possibly the 2017 Moto X.

Today, Google confirmed that the Moto X4 announced last month at IFA 2017 will be the first non-Nexus or Pixel device to officially work on Project Fi.

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Moto X4 Stories September 9, 2017

Today we got our first look at an Android One-branded Moto X4 from the ever-reliable Evan Blass, but here’s something you might not be aware of: we’ve been tracking this story here at 9to5Google for more than half a year now. The first rumors of the program’s launch in the US popped up back in January, and a few months later we got a sizable dump of information about the program from a source, some of which we published in April.

So what’s happening? How has Android One changed? Is the Moto X4 going to be the first Android One phone for the United States?

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Earlier this year we told you that Google’s Android One program would be making its debut on affordable hardware this year in the United States. Later we told you what device it would debut on, and today we’re getting a bit more evidence on some of those previous reports.

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Moto X4 Stories August 31, 2017

IFA 2017 officially kicks off tomorrow which means most, if not all, of the major announcements from companies at the event have already taken place. Over the last several days, we’ve seen phones from LG, Sony, Motorola, and others get unveiled.

If you were to buy one of the phones announced at this year’s IFA, which would it be?

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After being widely rumored and leaked in recent months, the Moto X4 is now official at IFA 2017. Marking the return of the X-line after last year’s absence, the device slots in just under the Moto Z with mid-range specs that accompany a more premium design and functionality.

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Moto X4 specs: 1080p 5.2-inch display, IP68 water and dust resistant, more

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X4, bring the X line back from the dead. Just like this year’s Moto Z2 Force, the X4 features a dual camera setup. The biggest difference is the fact that the second lens on the X4 will be used to take wide-angle photos. The midrange handset has also been updated with a new refreshed design that is highlighted by the all-glass build…

Motorola just leaked the Moto X4 hours before the official reveal

Keeping a product secret is difficult in 2017, but sometimes a classic screw-up is what causes a phone to be leaked ahead of its announcement. Today, just a few hours before the official reveal, Motorola has fully leaked all of the details of the Moto X4.

Moto X4 Stories August 25, 2017

Motorola’s had quite the year so far, and even after releasing the Moto G5, Moto E4 Plus, Moto C, Moto Z2 Play, and plenty more, the company isn’t about to stop growing its already massive product line. We’ve been hearing plenty of talk about the upcoming Moto X4, and with the device now having passed through the FCC, we have confirmation on just about everything the phone will be bringing to the table.

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Moto X4 Stories August 22, 2017

Yesterday morning, hands-on photos for Motorola’s upcoming Moto X4 surfaced to showcase what the latest Moto device will actually look like in person. In yet another leak, we have more hands-on photos to feast our eyes upon, in addition to a few key specs that have been confirmed.

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Moto X4 Stories August 21, 2017

When it rains, it pours. Jerry Yin, who frequently shares images of unreleased devices on his Google+ page, posted two in-hand photos of the upcoming Moto X4, confirming just about every leak we’ve seen thus far to be true.

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Moto X4 Stories August 11, 2017

Earlier today, a report broke that essentially confirms every last detail of Motorola’s Moto X4. This is a phone that I’ve been highly critical of since its initial leaks and renders started to get shared around, but following this more detailed breakdown, I have to admit that I actually like what I’m seeing.

Here’s why.

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Motorola’s upcoming Moto X4 has been talked about quite a lot over the past few weeks, and thanks to a new report, we now supposedly know everything there is about the latest entry in the X series – including its final design and specifications…

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Moto X4 Stories August 10, 2017

Project Fi, Google’s own mobile carrier, piggy backs on T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular networks to bring cheap data plans and an easy-to-use interface when dealing with data usage and bill payments. Its biggest downside, though, is the limited number of compatible phones.

Once several new phones are announced this fall, which device would you buy to use on Project Fi?

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Rumors for the Moto X4 have picked up in recent months with the latest offering the first non-render images of the device. These photos from Brazilian telecommunication agency Anatel thoroughly showcase all angles of the phone, while Motorola has announced a possible August 24th event for the launch.

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Moto X4 Stories July 29, 2017

Over the years, I’ve owned a lot of different smartphones from a lot of different brands. However, of all the devices that I’ve ever called my daily driver, the ones that stick out the most are all three generations of the Moto X. The Moto X series has always been about something different, but with the upcoming Moto X4, it’s quite obvious that Lenovo-owned Motorola has lost sight of what the Moto X originally stood for.

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Moto X4 Stories July 27, 2017

Motorola is expected to release the fourth generation Moto X sometime soon, and while some were expecting to get official details on the phone at Motorola’s New York event earlier this week, that didn’t happen. We likely aren’t too much further from an announcement from the company, but until then, notable leakster Roland Quandt has some details on pricing for the X4 to hold us over.

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Moto X4 Stories July 4, 2017

One of the smartphones we’re really looking forward to from Motorola this year isn’t a refresh to the Moto Z, but rather the return of the Moto X lineup in the Moto X4. With specs and rumors flying around, Evan Blass has taken to Twitter to share the first good look at the upcoming device.

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Moto X4 Stories July 3, 2017

Project Fi revealed last week that a mid-tier device was soon coming to Google’s MVNO service. In line with our previous reporting, the Moto X4 was quickly leaked as the phone in question. The latest rumors today offer new specs about the Lenovo device that contradict earlier ones.

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Moto X4 Stories June 30, 2017

In an interesting tweet yesterday, Project Fi confirmed that a mid-tier phone coming later this year would support the Google MVNO service. Back in April, we reported on this and noted that the launch device in question could be a 2017 Moto X. VentureBeat is now corroborating this information and providing a more precise release date.

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Moto X4 Stories June 14, 2017

Editor’s note: It appears this press invite was a complete fabrication on the part of the DroidHolic blog. June 27th, 2017 came and went without any word of new products from Motorola. We regret the error.


Motorola’s smartphone announcements thus far in 2017 have been a bit disappointing. The company has announced four ultra-low-cost devices and the scaled back Moto Z2 Play, but nothing has really caught our attention. Now, though, things are looking to ramp up as the company prepares for an event on June 27th.

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Moto X4 Stories May 13, 2017

2017’s upcoming Moto X will apparently be branded the ‘Moto X4’

Just yesterday we got a bunch of new details on Motorola/Lenovo’s upcoming Moto X revival including specifications and confirmation on some of the design. Today, leaker Evan Blass has revealed that this upcoming device actually won’t be called the Moto X 2017, but rather, the “Moto X4.”

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