In IFA 2017, Motorola unveiled the Moto X4 handset — the newest addition to its middle-range portfolio. Motorola already has a few mid-rangers in the marketplace such as the Moto G5, G5 Plus, and G5S, G5S Plus versions.

In what follows we’ll compare the recently launched Moto X4 using the Moto G5 Plus, a product that’s already available for purchase in america. So let us see what the main differences between the 2 models are:

Layout and Display

The new Moto X4 includes an anodized aluminum framework with IP68 protection from water and dust. The body is made from 3D contoured glass, unlike that of the Moto G5 Plus that comes with a backplate made of aluminum, although its core framework is made out of plastic.

In both cases, beneath the screen sits a bodily home button which also functions as a fingerprint scanner. However, the scanner may be used for more than clear. You could also swipe left on your own fingerprint scanner to go back or swipe directly to open recent programs or tap to go to the home screen.

Form factor-wise the two smartphones will be exactly the same, as both come tapping on a 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD screen with 424ppi.

Electricity and Performance

Being a brand new device, the Moto X4 takes benefit of a Snapdragon 630 processor — that can be an octa-core affair composed of eight 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores.

By comparison, the Moto G5 Plus takes advantage of an older Snapdragon 625 (octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz) with either 2GB/4GB of both RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage (microSD available).


Unlike the Moto G5 Plus, the Moto X4 follows the year’s fad and carries a dual-camera onboard. Working in concert with Motorola’s innovative camera applications, both 12-megapixel using f/2.0 and 8-megapixel with f/2.2 detectors are expected to be able to provide professional portraits and fuzzy backgrounds (bokeh).

The phone takes advantage of additional features such as Dual Autofocus Pixel technology that brings the quicker focus in lower light conditions.

If it comes to selfies, the Moto X4 carries a 16-megapixel one with f/2.0, 1080p and LED flash.

The self-portrait shooter is far less impressive as it is just a 5-megapixel one with f/2.2.

Other features

Motorola has contained a couple of new features which it hopes will raise the appeal of this new Moto X4. By way of example, there’s Amazon Alexa support built-in.

In addition to this, Motorola has included something called”Landmark Detection” that allows users to point the camera at items to discover more about them. There’s also a brand new Face Filters for selfies.

The US firm also worked with French startup Tempow to enhance the Bluetooth experience with the new phone. As a result of the partnership, Moto X4 owners are going to be able to pair up to four sound devices to the phone such as speakers, speakers and much more.

Software-wise, the older Moto G5 Plus ships out with Android 7.0 Nougat, while the brand new Moto X4 has the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat variant. Both seem pretty stock, as it’s heritage with Motorola.


Both models rely upon a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery. That is exactly what we discovered in our Moto G5 Plus inspection and we expect results to be comparable in the case of the Moto X4.

“Seven hours of on screen time comes easy. Two days of routine use comes easy. I’ve had this phone for seven days and I’ve charged it three times. “


The Moto X4 will retail for around $480 that is not just super economical. The Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, is a genuine budget affair and you’ll be able to pick it up starting at $229 for your 2GB of RAM+32GB storage version.

But if you would like a dual-camera, Alexa and also the option of pairing up to four audio devices to your phone, you may want to save up and buy the Moto X4.