Motorola launched its Premium Midrange smartphone Named Moto Z4. Moto Z4 was released in US on June 13, 2019. Moto Z4 is priced at 500 USD @ 6GB + 128 GB Variant.
Motorola released Moto Z4 in only one model. when I’m using Moto Z4 I felt a Premium Feel in the hand due to glass Back and aluminium build quality and had a Triple Camera Setup and features a Full HD+ OLED screen.
it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 675 which is available on Redmi Note 7 Pro. this chip is made of 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 6 x Kryo 460 low power cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz, second part features 2 x Kryo 460 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz. it has Adreno 612 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 660 the last processor from Qualcomm it has an X12 Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it does not have integrated Ai built in the processor. For Ai, manufacturers are using Software Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
this phone has a Single-Camera setup which comprises a 48MP Single Camera and 25MP Single Front Camera Setup which makes the user take normal, ultraWide and portrait images.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of
Moto Z4 and Jump into the Review
Moto Z4 Specs
- 6.4″ Full HD + (2340 x 1080) Punch-hole IPS Display in 19.5:9 Aspect ratio protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 OctaCore CPU
- Adreno 612 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
- 128 GB Internal Storage and Expandable up to 512 GB with Micro SD
- Dual Camera 48MP f/1.7 Supported Sony IMX519 sensor with pixel binning support
- 4K @ 30fps & 1080 p @ 120fps Video Capture, 960 FPS Super Slow Motion Videos
- 25MP f/2.0 Selfie camera
- 4K @ 30fps Video Capture
- Dual 4G Volte
- Android 9 Pie
- 3600 mAH battery Turbo Charging support
- In-display Fingerprint Sensor
- Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / GPS
- 3.5mm Jack / USB-C / NFC
6.4” Full HD+ IPS LCD screen :
Here in the Display Department, Moto Z4 Features an Excellent FHD+ OLED panel Waterdrop Notch screen with 403 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight.
Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Moto Z4 Motorola Used their Traditional Single Speaker System which is very loud and Equal to their Other Motorola Smartphones. the output of the Speaker is good Enough to Listen in Noisy Conditions. Here earpiece provides a louder sound which is useful Calls in Noisy Conditions.
Coming to the Headphone jack, the headphone jack provided with a punchy and clear sound.
Build Quality :
Moto Z4 is Build with a 6000 series Aluminium frame on the side and front & back the device is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5. it provides a Good look and feels Solid Because it is made with Glass body and Aluminium Frame. there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality and appearance well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.4” OLED screen.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Moto Z4 Features an In-Display fingerprint sensor which is present on the Front Bottom of the phone. By performance, it is Very Slow and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Moto Z4 feels A bit Heavy Due to Glass Body & Aluminum Frame with 6.4” Screen and 3600 mAh battery equipped. This Moto Z4 can be used in one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.
My Moto Z4 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage, and at the end of the day, I had 18% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3600 mAH Battery. We got 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. You will get above 5.5hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Moto Z4 is very low as other Motorola Smartphones. The 15W Quick charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 90 min which is a bit good. Moto Z4 has a 15W charger in Box which is good, Motorola Should Provide At least Quick Charging 3.0 Adapter, But They Didn’t.
One UI Operating System :
One UI present on the Moto Z4 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with less bloatware majorly Samsung And Microsoft apps were included. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this UI special.
My moto Z4 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Other Motorola Smartphones. There are No issues and problems with the UI, and there are no heating issues with Moto Z4.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Moto Z4 device. It features 6GB ram, and I did not notice any lags and there are no reloading of apps on this Samsung Galaxy M40. Multitasking experience is nice.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. The gameplay is excellent on the Device.
In Moto Z4, Out of 128GB Storage, we get 107GB With Google Account Included.
Call Quality :
The Call quality on Moto Z4 is excellent, and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain. The earpiece is included in the Top Bezel.
Coming to the Camera Department, Samsung Galaxy M40 features a Dual Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front. They work perfectly in Samsung Galaxy M40. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 48MP Dual Pixel System main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7 And Optical Image Stabilization. The daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very Excellent details. Exposure is in control with Excellent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the pictures had a good sharpness a detail which is good to see. The Exposure is in control to take good Pictures.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is Available 1080p FHD recording and Not Available in 4K 30FPS. The Video is stable in 4K with great colours and sharpness with controlled Exposure and Dynamic range.
The Video Quality is good and Stable in 1080P with Excellent sharpness. The details are Not Bad to see with With Good Colours and Sharpness. The Details are Good When Compared to Normal 1080P video Recording. In Low Light, the Video is good Equal To Midrange Flagship Devices.
Selfie camera :
Motorola Z4 features a 16MP selfie camera with large 0.9 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence which is Perfect to see.
the video Quality is Good as Rear camera. Video Quality is good and Stable in 1080P with Excellent sharpness. The details are Not Bad to see with With Good Colours and Sharpness. The Details are Good When Compared to Normal 1080P video Recording. In Low Light, the Video is good Equal To Midrange Flagship Devices.
Widevine L1 support:
Moto Z4 has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see in a Moto Z series Smartphone and which is an advantage in Moto Z4.
All Sensors :
Moto is providing all sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint gyroscope, and Ambient light sensing sensors which is good to see.
Awesome OLED Display
Flaw less Design structure
Perfect Rear camera
Good Front Camera
portrait Images are good
5G Connectivity is Avialble Through Moto Mod
Slow In-Display Fingerprint Sacnner
Averge Image Quality Day And Low Light Conditions
Mods Are Very pricy to Get
No IP rating and splash proof resistant
Who can Get Moto Z4:
if you want a 6.4″ OLED screen with FHD+ resolution with Single Camera set up on the rear with Front & Back Glass protection and Aluminum Frame on Side from Moto then you can go With Moto Z4. If you want the price to performance smartphones with best in class Hardware without premium feeling then
Asus Zenfone 6 ( Asus 6Z)
Samsung Galaxy M40
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A70 are Alternatives to Moto Z4
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