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Moto Z4 specs: Definitely no 2019 flagship here

The Motorola Moto Z4 specs aren't bad, but likely not what you're expecting.

Published onMay 30, 2019

Motorola Moto Z4 front panel

Today, Motorola revealed the Motorola Moto Z4. The device’s design proves that Motorola is standing by its unique selection of Moto Mods — but the Motorola Moto Z4 specs prove that the company isn’t pushing flagships in the Z line anymore.

Although last year’s Motorola Moto Z3 shipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, this year’s model gets a downgrade to the Snapdragon 675. It also ships with the same amount of RAM as the Moto Z3 and goes from a dual-lens rear camera to a single.

Check out the full list of Motorola Moto Z4 specs below.

Official Motorola Moto Z4 specs:

Motorola Moto Z4
6.39-inch OLED
19:9 Max Vision aspect ratio
Full HD+ resolution at 2,340 x 1,080
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
85 percent screen-to-body ratio
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Octa-core processor (up to 2.0GHz)
Adreno 608
Expandable with microSD slot (512GB max)
15W TurboPower charger included
No wireless charging (without Moto Mod)
USB-C 3.1 port
microSD card slot
Single nano SIM card
3.5mm headphone jack
Rear camera:
48MP sensor with 12MP output
Quad Pixel technology
f/1.7 aperture
1.6um pixel size
OIS, PDAF, laser autofocus
CCT dual-LED flash

Front camera:
25MP sensor with 6.25MP output
Quad Pixel technology
f/2.0 aperture
0.9um pixel size

Rear camera:
Up to 4K Ultra HD (30fps) video capture

Front camera:
Up to 1080p (30fps) video capture
Top port loudspeaker
3.5mm headphone jack
In-display fingerprint sensor
Face unlock
LTE: B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B20/B28/B66
UMTS: B1/B2/B5/B8
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

Bluetooth 5.0
NFC support

Android 9 Pie
75 x 158 x 7.35mm
Flash Grey, Frost White
Moto Mod Support
Motorola Moto Z4 left angle rear

Although the Moto Z4 is clearly no competition for 2019 flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the OnePlus 7 Pro, it does have some nominal upgrades over its predecessor. It has a bigger battery, more internal storage, a larger screen-to-body ratio, and the addition of an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It will also be 5G-capable, since it will support the 5G Moto Mod, which is currently exclusive to the Motorola Moto Z3 (and will come soon to the Moto Z2 Force).

However, the downgraded processor, the relatively small amount of RAM, and the switch to a single rear camera lens might be off-putting to people who already own the Moto Z3. For new buyers, though, the Moto Z4 could be a viable choice if they are looking for a decent budget device.

The only problem those buyers will face is whether to fork out $500 on this or buy a Google Pixel 3a or even a OnePlus 6T instead. Those devices offer more features, better specs in a few categories, and aren’t locked to the Verizon network. Really, the only thing they’d lose is access to Moto Mods.

What do you think? Are the Motorola Moto Z4 specs enticing to you? Or will you pass? Let us know in the comments.

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