7.2/10
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The Motorola Moto Z4 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Cnet

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.

- Patrick Holland, Cnet
TechRadar

The Moto Z4 drifts more solidly into midrange territory, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing with the latest middle-of-the-road Snapdragon chipset and higher-megapixel rear camera. But the rest of the phone’s design and features barely iterate over its predecessor. Only its compatibility with the 5G...

- David Lumb, TechRadar
Android Headlines

For those who are looking to do a lot of hardcore mobile gaming or who will absolutely have to use their device while it's charging, the lack of cooling to offset the problem is probably going to be a dealbreaker anyway. That's unfortunate because the Moto Z4 is a brilliantly good device where it ex...

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines
Android Headlines

This is a smartphone that checks almost all of the same boxes as the Pixel 3a series and offers a smooth experience, to begin with. At the same time -- setting aside the wealth of other mods from projectors to battery expansions and with the purchase of a separate, if expensive, moto mod -- it goes...

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines
GSMArena

If you're looking for a cheap 5G-compatible phone with limited coverage that works in your favor, then the Moto Z4 and 5G Moto Mod might somehow make an attractive option. This is assuming you really can't wait another year for 5G coverage and compatible phones to become more abundant.

- GSMArena


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto Z4 on June 6, 2019.


The Moto Z4 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto Z4 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto Z4 user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Moto Z4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto Z4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.4"

The Motorola Moto Z4's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 25+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3600 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1778 minutes, 583 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto Z4 Specs

Overview
Release date June 6, 2019
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/800 /850/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.14 W/kg
Body: 1.43 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 896 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 583 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 691 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1778 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Flash Gray, Frost White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.5 x 0.735 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
25+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Cnet

The cheapest 5G phone you can buy but shouldn't

from Cnet

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.

Read full review

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.

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TechRadar

The world’s most unremarkable 5G phone

from TechRadar

The Moto Z4 drifts more solidly into midrange territory, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing with the latest middle-of-the-road Snapdragon chipset and higher-megapixel rear camera. But the rest of the phone’s design and features barely iterate over its predecessor. Only its compatibility with...More

The Moto Z4 drifts more solidly into midrange territory, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing with the latest middle-of-the-road Snapdragon chipset and higher-megapixel rear camera. But the rest of the phone’s design and features barely iterate over its predecessor. Only its compatibility with the 5G Moto Mod, making it the cheapest 2019-released phone to get 5G, make it stand out.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

Falls well short of its "without compromises" promise

from Android Headlines

For those who are looking to do a lot of hardcore mobile gaming or who will absolutely have to use their device while it's charging, the lack of cooling to offset the problem is probably going to be a dealbreaker anyway. That's unfortunate because the Moto Z4 is a brilliantly good device where it...More

For those who are looking to do a lot of hardcore mobile gaming or who will absolutely have to use their device while it's charging, the lack of cooling to offset the problem is probably going to be a dealbreaker anyway. That's unfortunate because the Moto Z4 is a brilliantly good device where it excels and is among the best available in the mid-range category, at under $500 for either the Verizon or unlocked version.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

A mid-range phone that’s worthy of its price tag

from Android Headlines

This is a smartphone that checks almost all of the same boxes as the Pixel 3a series and offers a smooth experience, to begin with. At the same time -- setting aside the wealth of other mods from projectors to battery expansions and with the purchase of a separate, if expensive, moto mod -- it go...More

This is a smartphone that checks almost all of the same boxes as the Pixel 3a series and offers a smooth experience, to begin with. At the same time -- setting aside the wealth of other mods from projectors to battery expansions and with the purchase of a separate, if expensive, moto mod -- it goes above and beyond the competition because it's also 5G capable.

Read full review

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GSMArena

The cheapest 5G-enabled phone in the US for the foreseeable future

If you're looking for a cheap 5G-compatible phone with limited coverage that works in your favor, then the Moto Z4 and 5G Moto Mod might somehow make an attractive option. This is assuming you really can't wait another year for 5G coverage and compatible phones to become more abundant.

Read full review

If you're looking for a cheap 5G-compatible phone with limited coverage that works in your favor, then the Moto Z4 and 5G Moto Mod might somehow make an attractive option. This is assuming you really can't wait another year for 5G coverage and compatible phones to become more abundant.

Read full review

Less

Android Police

Tragically boring and behind the times

from Android Police

The modest specs of the Z4 aren't the end of the world. It's a generally responsive phone thanks to the clean software, but you can tell the difference between this and a flagship phone in daily use. There's also that fingerprint sensor, which offers sub-standard speed and accuracy. Ultimately, M...More

The modest specs of the Z4 aren't the end of the world. It's a generally responsive phone thanks to the clean software, but you can tell the difference between this and a flagship phone in daily use. There's also that fingerprint sensor, which offers sub-standard speed and accuracy. Ultimately, Motorola still hasn't made the case for Mods, so there's no reason to buy this phone.

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IGN

A mid-range phone with a modular twist

from IGN

The Moto Z4 is doubtless the most idiosyncratic mid-tier phone I’ve used. That said, its battery is nothing short of magnificent, and the nearly stock Android experience is a breath of fresh air. Plus, with a few mods, it can easily outclass much of its competition. But whether that’s worth $...More

The Moto Z4 is doubtless the most idiosyncratic mid-tier phone I’ve used. That said, its battery is nothing short of magnificent, and the nearly stock Android experience is a breath of fresh air. Plus, with a few mods, it can easily outclass much of its competition. But whether that’s worth $500 depends on how many compromises you can stomach, like its iffy camera and wonky fingerprint sensor.

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PC Magazine

A solid phone for die-hard Moto Z-series fans or 5G early adopters

from PC Magazine

If you want to dip your toe in the 5G waters, or you want to continue to use your existing collection of Moto Mods, the Moto Z4 is a solid option. If you aren't concerned with owning a 5G phone just yet (and you shouldn't be until far more coverage is available), and don't have a collection of Mo...More

If you want to dip your toe in the 5G waters, or you want to continue to use your existing collection of Moto Mods, the Moto Z4 is a solid option. If you aren't concerned with owning a 5G phone just yet (and you shouldn't be until far more coverage is available), and don't have a collection of Moto Mods at your disposal, the Pixel 3a XL is a better choice.

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Gizmodo

A solid mid-range contender

from Gizmodo

I like the Moto Z4, and if one of its mods catches your eye, you might too. But at this point, I wonder if after four years of support for its mod platform, maybe it’s time for a reboot or a new approach to add some extra excitement to Moto’s Z-series phones.

Read full review

I like the Moto Z4, and if one of its mods catches your eye, you might too. But at this point, I wonder if after four years of support for its mod platform, maybe it’s time for a reboot or a new approach to add some extra excitement to Moto’s Z-series phones.

Read full review

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Neowin

A great deal for a 5G phone, but not much else

from Neowin

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. And if you're not coming from the Moto Z family, I don't think that now is the time to switch,...More

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. 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.

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