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Motorola Moto Z4

Specifications

Motorola Moto Z4
Motorola Moto Z4
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1,000,000 : 1 contrast ratio VDE blue light hazard safety certification, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
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Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (1TB, SIM 2 slot), NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 158 x 75 ( = 0.29 x 6.22 x 2.95 in)
Battery
3600 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.7, 1/2", 0.8µm
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/2.0, 0.9µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.44% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 100%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Moto Z4

74% Motorola Moto Z4 review:
Source: CNet English
As a budget phone, the Moto Z4 doesn't beat the similarly priced Pixel 3A XL or OnePlus 6T. So unless you're a 5G early adopter (which requires a $349 Mod), or you're already invested in Motorola's Moto Mod ecosystem, skip the Moto Z4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
70% Motorola Moto Z4 review:
Source: CNet English
As a budget phone, the Moto Z4 doesn't beat the similarly priced Pixel 3A XL or OnePlus 6T. So unless you're a 5G early adopter (which requires a $349 Mod), or you're already invested in Motorola's Moto Mod ecosystem, skip the Moto Z4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
76% Motorola Moto Z4 review
Source: GSM Arena English
We feel that Motorola didn't put as much emphasis on the camera as previous years. It went with a new 48MP sensor but couldn't manage to milk its full potential - at least not with the Z4. On the flip side, we liked the flattering photos that the selfie shooter managed to produce. With a smartphone like the Pixel 3a XL so close in price range - and sold by Verizon, too, the Moto Z4 will have a tough time competing. The fact that Verizon does also sell the Pixel 3a and 3a XL puts the Moto Z4 at a disadvantage since its killer feature at this point is the larger 128GB of storage and the 5G Moto Mod compatibility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%
70% Moto Z4 Review: A Solid 5G-Ready Phone for $499
Source: Tom's Guide English
Motorola has charted a more iterative cycle of development for its flagship Z series. And while some will certainly lament the lack of a "true" flagship topping the company's portfolio of phones, the Z4 remains a solid — if not awe-inspiring — value in the growing sub-$500 segment. In fact, Motorola's latest modular effort is a compelling rival to Google's $399 Pixel 3a or $479 Pixel 3a XL — though the phone is for a different type of customer. If you're willing to cast aside Google's best-in-class camera for a slight boost in performance, a roomier display and of course modularity, the Moto Z4 is a good choice. Plus, the Z4s premium metal-and-glass composition just feels sturdier and longer-lasting.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto Z4 is a midrange phone and a Verizon 5G early-adopter machine
Source: CNet English
The Moto Z4 phone is an anomaly. It costs $499, which puts it in competition with the midrange $479 Google Pixel 3A XL that packs one of the best cameras on any phone you can buy. But the Moto Z4 can also run on Verizon's sapling-size 5G network via a $349 Moto Mod accessory. That puts it toe-to-toe with the $1,299 Galaxy S10 5G, the most expensive phone Samsung currently sells -- what Galaxy Fold?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2019
70% Motorola Moto Z4
Source: PC Mag English
The Motorola Moto Z4 is a solid phone for die-hard Moto Z-series fans or 5G early adopters, but the Google Pixel 3a XL is a far better value for everyone else.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Moto Z4 review: Here we go again
Source: Android Central English
The Moto Z4 is one of the cheapest ways to experience Verizon's 5G network with the optional 5G Moto Mod attachment, but its weak performance and questionable design alterations make it a bit hard to recommend unless you qualify for promotional pricing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
75% Moto Z4 review: A great deal for a 5G phone, but not much else
Source: Neowin English
The Moto Z4 is a solid all-around device for $499, with its weakest point being the terrible fingerprint sensor. But while it's a good overall experience, there's nothing here that's pushing boundaries. Like I said, I'm just not sure why most would upgrade to this device. And if you're not coming from the Moto Z family, I don't think that now is the time to switch, since it seems unlikely that Motorola will support Moto Mods in their current form with the next generation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Moto Z4 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Needless to say, we wouldn’t hesitate to tell you to buy the Moto Z4 if you intend on having Big Red as your carrier. It’s a phenomenal deal! However, if you’re not going to steer towards that area, then it’ll come down to whether or not you plan to invest on add-ons for the phone, either on day one or down the road, with the help of the Moto Mods. If so, then absolutely consider the Moto Z4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Moto Z4 Review: Not the king of midrange, but among the best
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Ultimately, the Z4 is a reliable midrange Android phone. It brings excellent and unique features to the table, has a solid -- but not great -- camera and is modular. But if the price isn't right, those extras might not be enough to convince consumers to fork out for the Z4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Moto Z4 Review: It’s Time to Move On
Source: Droid Life English
On top of that, the Moto Z4 struggles with performance, its design is dated and unpleasant, it might see only a handful of software updates before being cut off, its fingerprint reader is one of the worst I’ve ever used, and Moto Mods have failed to offer any additional value that would get you to choose this over a handful of other phones. This is just not a good all-around phone, even at $500. You can do better and should look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2019
70% Motorola Moto Z4 review: lost in the crowd
Source: The Verge English
The Moto Z4 is really only worth considering if you get it for an amazing deal, like Verizon’s launch offer if you open a new line of service. At that price, it’s an excellent phone and a better option than Motorola’s G7 lineup, which are typically priced in that range. If you’re really curious about how Verizon’s 5G network stacks up, you can pick up the 5G Moto Mod to add next-generation network capability to the phone. (I have a sneaking suspicion that the whole reason the Moto Z4 exists is because Verizon wanted an inexpensive 5G phone to sell to its customers.)
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto Z4 review: Treading water gets you nowhere
Source: Android Authority English
The Motorola Moto Z4 is the latest phone compatible with Moto Mods, the company's line of snap-on accessories. The Moto Z4 only makes sense if you've already invested in Motorola's ecosystem of Moto Mods, or if you want to give the 5G Mod on Verizon a whirl.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2019
The Motorola Moto Z4 Review: Flagship Features; Mid-tier Pricing
Source: G Style Magazine English
All in all, the Moto Z4 is a capable Android phone that doesn’t get the kind of recognition that some of their more expensive competitors get. It offers most, if not all, of the features you’ve come to expect from a flagship phone with the added benefit of the Moto Mods system. The ability to expand storage via a Micro SD card is another plus – one that’s disappeared from most flagships these days, and the inclusion of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack is welcomed (so much for “courage”). All for $499 unlocked and including the 360-camera mod.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2019
Hands on: Moto Z4 review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto Z4 seems like confirmation of Motorola’s plan to stay the course in the midrange lane instead of releasing a powered-up device to match Apple, Google and Samsung flagship phones. Motorola executives repeatedly mentioned their priority to satisfy customers when asked why the company brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack, for instance; the Moto Z4 has everything Moto fans like and a bit more of what they want.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019
Motorola Moto Z4 hands-on: Moto keeps the Mod line alive
Source: Android Authority English
The Moto Z4 is the latest iteration of Motorola’s line of Mod-compatible phones. The Z4 picks up where the Moto Z3 left off last year. It slots into the “affordable premium” category by targeting value over raw performance. Motorola upped the screen size, opted for a huge camera sensor, and, yes, made sure to dangle that 5G carrot in your face.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019
Moto Z4 Hands-on: Reaching for the mid-range crown
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The other claim is 5G. The Z4 is the second generation of Motorola devices that can be upgraded to use 5G. While this doesn’t mean much for Canadians now, it could in the future. 5G is coming, and hopefully Motorola’s 5G mod with it. In other words, you could potentially get a Z4 now and, when 5G hits Canada, pick up the 5G Moto Mod and connect without having to fork out for a new device (although I wouldn’t plan to do this just yet). Oh, and it’s got a headphone jack. The jack is back, baby. So, the Z4 could be a real winner for Motorola. You’ll need to stay tuned to MobileSyrup and read the full review to find out just how much of a winner it’ll be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019
Motorola Announces New Moto Z4: Moto's 2019's Flagship
Source: AnandTech English
Finally, the pricing of the Moto Z4 comes in at $499.99 and will be available in “Flash Grey” and “Frost White” colours, with a fixed memory configuration of 4GB RAM and 128GB of NAND storage. The phone represents tough competition for Google’s Pixel 3a XL, offering a better SoC, on paper a more capable camera, a more modern design, although lacking stereo speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2019

Comment

Model: The Motorola Moto Z4 is Motorola's latest modular smartphone that features a 48 MP camera sensor, up to 2 days of battery life and a massive OLED display with built-in fingerprint sensor. User will also receive a free Moto 360 camera mod with their purchase. The rear camera specifications are 48 MP sensor with 12 MP output using Quad Pixel technology, whereas for front camera it is 25 MP, f/2.0 aperture, 0.9 µm pixel size. Quad Pixel mode gives incredibly sharp 6 MP selfies in low light. Plus, use selfie portrait mode for an artistic blur effect in the background, and control touch-ups with AI-based beautification. Pictures turn out great even when the lighting isn’t, thanks to a huge 48 MP rear camera sensor with new Night Vision mode. Plus, there’s optical image stabilization (OIS) to automatically steady unwanted camera movement, and artificial intelligence features to help shoot like a pro. User can also switch to Night Vision mode in low light conditions to bring more details out of the dark. They can capture bright, vivid photos with stunning clarity and more accurate colors.

Users can enjoy movies, games, and more with vibrant colors and sharp details on an edge-to-edge 6.4" Max Vision display. New optical sensing technology can read fingerprint through the display glass, so it appears on-screen only when users need it, then discreetly fades away. As for hardware specifications, users can feel the speed of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor that’s 57% faster than Moto Z3 Play's processor. It is paired with a RAM of 4 GB and internal storage of 128 GB. The storage is further expandable by up to 1 TB via microSD. For operating system, it runs on the latest Android version, which is Android 9 Pie. Users can get through the weekend on a single charge with a 3,600 mAh battery, the largest ever on a Moto Z. Stretch your phone’s life even further adding battery Moto mods. Plus, get hours of power in just minutes of turbopower charging. Users can also make every night movie night with a 70" projector. They can capture the whole scene with a 360 degree camera. Users can instantly turn up the music with a stereo speaker. The 3.5 mm headset jack is back, so users can listen to music, books, podcasts, and more without an adapter. As a conclusion, the Moto Z4 is a competent mid-range phone, bringing a quality display, capable processor, and great battery life. It features faster performance and even better software. It is a good choice if a user is looking for a phone that is capable of taking professional quality photos.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 612: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 675) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Our first benchmarks show a performance comparable to the old Adreno 512 and therefore in the lower mid-range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

675: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 460 cores (two fast 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 based cores in a cluster and six power saving ARM Cortex-A55 based cores at 1.6 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 612 GPU. Manufactured in the 11 nm LPP process at Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6.4":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.165 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.

74.44%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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