Smartphone brand company Motorola recently released moto z4, a superseder to their moto z3 that was released in 2018. Besides being 5G-upgradable, the Moto z4 comes with several features including a 48-megapixel camera, night mode photography, and a two-day battery life – all for a mid-range price. Ironically though, these upgrades come at the cost of its processor.
While the moto z4 is supposed to be an upgrade of the moto z3, its processor turns out to be of the contrary, which may be a reason why some people find it a bit unappealing. Nevertheless, you can only name a few smartphones that are actually 5G-ready at mid-price, and even allows flexibility with its clip-on MotoMods.
The moto z4 is NOT a 5G phone, but it’s 5G-upgradeable with the use of a 5G moto mod which you can get for 349.99 USD. Meanwhile, Verizon offers this mod at 50USD as an inclusion to certain plans.
The 48 megapixel camera doesn’t give you an actual 48-megapixel photo product, rather an image with 12 megapixels that has less noise because of the QuadPixel method that combines four pixels into one larger pixel which means four times the light sensitivity. This light sensitivity feature also allows for improved night-mode photos.
The camera is further equipped with AI which allows for capturing a photo immediately as the subject smiles, a Smart Composition Mode which aides you in framing your photos better, a lighting mode best for taking portraits, and a Spot Color mode which allows you to retain a color in the photo while making everything else grey.
The moto z4’s OLED screen measures 6.4 inches and the finger-print sensor that used to be mounted on the side is now integrated into the display. A notable addition to the moto z4 that its predecessor lacked is the headphone jack. It also retained the unique moto mods feature.
The z4 has a 3,600-mAh battery that Motorola claims to last for two days. It also boasts of a 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and an SD card slot. It is powered by a Snapdragon 675 processor with an Android 9 Pie operating system.
The downgraded processor caused quite a stir online. However, the processor of choice makes the z4 more affordable while still offering an enhanced battery life.