Motorola Now Selling A Moto X4 With 6GB RAM
Motorola launched the Moto X4 in the second half of 2017 as an interesting-sounding, but ultimately tepid, mid-range device. The Moto X4 has some good features, such as the ability to independently control four speakers, but is let down by sluggish performance and disappointing software, as sold by both Amazon and Motorola. The Google-sold Moto X4 Android One Edition is a little different.
Device specification is definitely in the mid-range. The handset has a 1080p Full HD display that measures 5.2-inch, and under this we find the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, backed up by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, with 32GB or 64GB of storage. The Moto X4 has a near-stock software build, but it isn’t anywhere near as responsive as a flagship device, despite coming with plenty of RAM. I can’t say if the issue is caused by the chipset or poorly optimised software, but when I read that Motorola were offering an upgraded Moto X4, I wasn’t sure what to make of this. Were Motorola working on a more powerful Moto X4? Wouldn’t it be a better solution for the company to instead optimise their software?
Now we’ve seen the enhanced Moto X4, and it’s a massive disappointment. Motorola have upgraded the RAM from the existing 3GB or 4GB up to 6GB. This won’t make the device any more responsive but it will help it not get any slower when multitasking, at least in theory. It means that the device will still feel ponderous when navigating between applications and options in the launcher, and although some might say that it means the Moto X4 is going to be better ‘future proofed’ than before, this is assuming that Motorola will provide more than one software update from Android Nougat to Android Oreo. That may not happen: Motorola simply are not keeping their non-flagship devices up to date with new releases of Android.