Google rejuvenated the Android One program with the launch of the Moto X4, a phone that has some similarities with the likes of Google Nexus and Pixels, at least on the software side of things.
Unveiled to fill the gap left behind by the Google Nexus, the Moto X4 comes in two variants – an Android One model and another that is based on Motorola’s own software. The former can be purchased via Google Project Fi and is selling for $400, which is quite an impressive price tag for its kind of phone.
The non-Project Fi model can be purchased via multiple platforms at the same price, but those who don’t mind having ads on the lock screen can get it at an even more affordable price tag thanks to Amazon Prime Exclusive.
Initially, this Amazon Prime Exclusive could save you a cool $70 compared to the standard ad-free Moto X4. However, things are now even better thanks to the ongoing Black Friday 2017 shopping craze, where the same handset can now be yours for $100 less compared to the standard ad-free model. This means you get to pay just $300 for the same phone, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me.
The Moto X4 rocks with a 5.2-inch LCD screen with a 1080p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The back has a decent 12MP+8MP camera while the selfie gets a 16MP lens. Keeping the X4 alive is a 3000mAh battery unit and to make the phone even sweeter, it has an IP68 water resistance.
As noted, this is not an Android One version of the Moto X4, rather, it runs Motorola’s version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which means it won’t be guaranteed regular software updates like the Google Project Fi version. Nonetheless, at $300, this should be a great deal, especially for those who don’t mind having those lock screen ads from Amazon.
You can grab the Moto X4 in either Sterling Blue or Super Black color variants and shipping is free.