Motorola Moto X4 (Black or Sterling Blue) 64GB/4GB $399 (Was $599) @ JB Hi-Fi

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The Moto X4 is now $399. $300 off the $699 release price last year. Since then it's been available for $599 and $499. A well received phone but at $699 it was way too pricey for a mid range phone.

Available in Black Sold Out or Sterling Blue colours.

At $399 it's a good price for a mid range phone and good alternative to G6 Plus and Z2 Play. Note that unlike the Z2 Play you can't use moto mods.

Overall similar specs (same storage, RAM & snapdragon 630 processor) to the G6 Plus but the X4 screen is a bit smaller 5.2" vs 5.9". However the X4 camera looks better on paper (Dual 12mp/8mp f2.0 & f2.2 vs dual 12mp/5mp f/1.8 on the rear and 16mp front camera vs 8mp front camera). Note that X4 is upgradable to Android Oreo 8.1, G6 Plus has it out of the box.

X4 Aus Droid Review here
Full specs on Motorola website

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    I was looking at this except I decided to go with the Moto G6 Plus last week. I paid about $50 more. Sort of regretting it now.

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      That's how the world of tech is. There would always be a cheaper and better option after having made a purchase. Best not to regret it.
      A few years back, I bought a laptop with a Nvidia GTX 860M chip at the low price of US$900. 3 weeks later, there was a revised model with a 960M chip for US$10 less. I went on to use said notebook for 3 years before deciding it was getting long in the tooth.

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      May I know why ur regretting G6 plus? I'm tossing between G6 plus, Z2 and X4 myself. I want dual sim which can use sim1 for call and sim2 for 4G data or vice versa. Decent camera, don't have to be stellar. Thanks

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        It's only $50 more I spent so not a massive regret. As albert said, often something cheaper comes along straight after a purchase. I have benefited the other way, where I've jumped on a purchase and prices have gone up massively soon after.

        Here's a comparison between the phones. Not a lot of difference.

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          The G6 is 5.9 inches, and the X4 is 5.2 inches. For most people that's a pretty big difference.

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          @drojf: For some people, an extra 0.7 of an inch is more important. For others it comes down to performance.

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          @heal: true, actually i prefer smaller phone than phablet. Btw does G6 plus has dual sims and micro sd tray separately? Thanks

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          @andri77: Me too. Not sure that either has a dedicated slot. I believe the Z3 has. I'll let you know when the G6 arrives on Friday.

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          @heal: he didn't get it.

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          @heal: The G6 is dual sim (nano size) and has a spot on the tray for a micro sd. I haven't used the phone as I have to get a new sim card to fit the tray.

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          @heal: decided to get X4. I guess i neee water resistant more than micro sd tray. And prefer smaller phone. Thanks for input. Oh, jb sales gave me $387 n used 28degrees for 5% off

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    I bought one as an upgrade to my G5 Plus. I love my G5, but I want a little bit more speed, a little bit better camera, a little bit more memory…. And voila! Here it is. The X4, aka G5 Plus Plus.

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    Does this phone have a dual sim capacity? Couldn't find any info in specs.

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    This or Nokia 6 2018. Hmm..

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      Very happy with my Nokia 6 2018 for $300 delivered from HK. 4GB/64GB model. Battery life is REALLY good. Always have 60-70 after a full day, no battery anxiety. Having said that Moto also looks good for local stock.

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        Which deal was this? Thanks for your feedback. Same CPU hence the question :)

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        The Nokia 6 2018 is same price as this at JB, $399, and has the same size battery and same SOC, so worth having a look at both for anyone considering this.

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          The one at JB is 3GB/32GB and quite possibly single sim. The HK one is 4GB/64GB dual sim:

          https://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/nokia-6-2018-4gb-64... about $300 delivered

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          @BlinkyBill: Not sure about JB hi-fi but the one from Harvey Norman is dual Sim hybrid, and you can use the $50 amex offer.
          I'd argue the 1 gig extra ram won't be noticeable but the local warranty will be if thing go south …

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          @BlinkyBill:
          The JB Hi-Fi website says 3GB RAM but the phone is actually 4GB RAM.
          The local store had 0 black and 3 silver(stirling blue) yesterday but all gone now.
          Haven't put a sim in it yet but it updated to Android 8.0 over WiFi with recent security updates.
          The wife wants to get a case for it before using it.
          This phone was on our wish list waiting for the right price.

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          @GCSteve: there's a guy on eBay in Melbourne with wine good case+screen protector for the 2018 edition. It fully covered the display service is nice

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    I'm so glad that 4GB/64GB configurations are starting to become standard now locally. Especially when they're not at flagship prices.

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    Was seriously overpriced (AS 699) and now outdated (sd 630)

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    Could someone please confirm whether the MicroSD slot is shared with the SIM slot or not?

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    In case someone is still interested in the moto mods, Z3 play is about to release as well (already released in some countries). Some other differences:

    Pros over X4:
    - Better chipset - SD636
    - Moto mods support
    - Better and bigger screen
    - Android 8.1

    Cons:
    - No 3.5mm jack
    - Camera (Z3: 12+5MP and 8MP front, X4: 12+8MP and 16MP front)
    - IP67 certified (dust and water proof)

    Complete comparison here

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    Is there a cheap phone with good size oled screen + big battery? I've been using my note 3 since launch and the second battery is starting to show its age. Will only be used to watch youtube and netflix.

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    Twice the price of the considerably better looking Sharp Aquos S2 …

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      Link to S2 at that price?

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          The Aquos S2 is from China, so if anything goes wrong, I would assume that you have to send it back to China for repairs.
          Also, you need to flash the Taiwanese rom - which usually voids any warranty that comes with the phone. The Moto X4 comes with stock Android - making it quite a bit better than the skin that Aquos puts on their devices.
          Finally, absence of headphone jack and notch is a big issue for many people, and I reckon the ~$200 makes up for it.

          Of course, if you really don't care about warranty, arguably worse skin, notch and no headphone jack, the Aquos S2 seems like the better deal.

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          @CarbonMini:

          Phone notches: The tech cancer of 2018.

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    I don't understand the benefit of a glass back as it's heavier and more slippery than metal or plastic. Plus it will probably be covered by a case so it doesn't break when dropped?

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      Heat dissipation? Wireless charging? I'm guessing. But yea i dun like glass as well. So fragile too

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    Toss between G6plus vs X4, fell on X4. Good deal $399.00. Ordered one. Thanks.

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