Google Project Fi is one of the most interesting MVNOs in the U.S. Despite the desire of many people to join the platform, the limited availability of supported devices has meant that the numbers on Fi are not significantly huge.
This will soon be changing thanks to the new Moto X4. For the uninitiated, this is the first Android One smartphone to come to Google Project Fi. Everything that the Nexuses and Pixels are able to do courtesy of Fi will be possible when using the Moto X4. This means the phone is more than a data-only handset like with the case of other non-Google phones, instead, you will be able to switch between networks in order to enjoy the best connection speeds.
The Moto X4 brings back the days of the Nexus phones. You’ll love the overall package, right from the build and all the way to the price. The phone’s metallic construction that features IP68 dust and water resistance alongside a 5.2-inch LCD display screen with a 1080p resolution make the X4 a more than perfect replacement for the Nexus 5X. Even though the process under the hood is not from the flagship Snapdragon 8xx series, it’s way powerful than the Snapdragon 801 used in the Nexus 5X.
The processor, a Snapdragon 630, is paired with a RAM of 3GB alongside 32GB of expandable storage. The back of the Moto X4 has a dual 12MP+8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 on the main lens and f/2.2 on the second lens. The primary lens also gets PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording while the front has a 16MP unit with an aperture of f/2.0, LED flash and support for 1080p video recording.
Unlike the Nexus 5X, Pixel and Pixel 2, the Moto X4 has a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging via a USB-C port. You also get a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Perhaps something any person coming from a Nexus device will have to tolerate is the position of the fingerprint scanner. Similar to any other Motorola-made phone, the scanner is located on the front of the X4.
In terms of pricing, the Moto X4 will remind you of the days of the Nexus phones. The phone has a decent price tag of just $399, which can also be paid through financing of just $16.63 per month for two years. The phone is already shipping, but the question is are you buying it? Let us know in your comments below.