Specs Comparison: Motorola Moto X4 vs ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD630)
The Motorola Moto X4 has recently launched in the country and shows interesting specs. On today’s episode of our Specs Comparison, we will be comparing the Moto X4 with the ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD 630) variant. Let’s begin!
The Motorola Moto X4 is said to be a major refresh from the previous generations of the Moto X line. It has a 5.2″ LTPS IPS full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 630 processor, a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, a 12MP + 8MP (wide-angle) rear cameras with dual-tone, dual-LED flash, a 16MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Power Charging + QC 2.0.
The ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD630) has been around since August during its official launch. It has a 5.5″ Super IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 630 processor, a 64GB internal storage, a 12MP + 8MP wide-angle rear cameras with OIS PDAF and dual-LED flash, an 8MP front camera, and a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Motorola Moto X4||ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD 630)|
|5.2-inch LTPS IPS full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels||5.5-inch Super IPS display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Gorilla Glass 3 (Front and Back)||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core|
|Adreno 508 GPU||Adreno 508 GPU|
|- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / 32GB internal storage|
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB internal storage
/ 64GB internal storage
|Expandable to 2TB via microSD||Expandable up to 2TB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|12MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2 (120°) rear camera with dual-tone, dual-LED flash||12 MP f/1.8 + 8MP wide-angle dual rear cameras: OIS 4-axis, Dual Pixel PDAF with dual-LED flash|
|16MP f/2.0 front-facing camera||8MP f/2.0 front camera|
|4K video recording||4K video recording|
|Hybrid Dual-SIM||Hybrid Dual-SIM (nano)|
|4G/LTE Cat. 11||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS with aGPS, GLONASS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|FM Radio Tuner||-|
|IP68 Dust and Water Resistance||-|
|Android 7.1.2 Nougat||ASUS ZenUI 4.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)|
|3,000mAh Li-Po battery w/ Turbo Power Charging + QC 2.0||3300mAh non-removable battery w/ fast charging|
|Sterling Blue, Super Black||Moonlight White, Mint Green, Star Black|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Motorola Moto X4
+IP68 water and dust resistance
+ FM Radio Tuner
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Gorilla Glass 3 at the back
ASUS Zenfone 4 (SD630)
+ Larger screen size
+ Wider rear camera aperture
+ Slightly larger battery
+ Cheaper price
Both smartphones have some peculiar display types that are equipped with them. The Moto X4 has an LTPS IPS one while the Zenfone 4 SD630 has Super IPS. Both are an upgrade in the usual IPS display type. We cannot differentiate for now which one is better but we are certain that both have good viewing angles and color accuracy. The Zenfone 4 SD630 has a better viewing experience due to its larger screen size. Some would prefer a smaller screen size like the Moto X4 though.
CPU and GPU
Both smartphones carry the same chipset. They have the Snapdragon 630 processor with an Adreno 508 GPU. It is an upgrade from the usual Snapdragon 625 that is currently being used by some mid-rangers out in the market. We do not have a review for the Moto X4 yet but based on the benchmark scores that we got from the Zenfone 4 SD630, it showed that it has an above average performance with fast and smooth response times. As for its GPU, they have an Adreno 508 which can run light to moderate games smoothly. As for heavy graphics games, the device can run them even at high settings but do not expect a smooth gaming experience from it.
It is quite interesting that both smartphones share an almost the same rear camera setup. The difference is that the Zenfone 4 SD630 has a wider aperture and has more camera features based on the specs that we have seen. We have taken sample shots on the Zenfone 4 SD630 in our review. As for the front camera, the Moto X4 is the right pick if users are fond of taking selfies as it offers a higher resolution.
The Moto X4 has a 3,000mAh battery with a Quick Charge 2.0 technology while the Zenfone 4 SD630 has a 3,300mAh with fast charging as well. Upon testing the latter’s battery life performance, we found out that it can last up to 12 hours and 29 minutes. Unfortunately, we have not tested out the former’s battery life performance but we can expect a result which is close to the Zenfone 4 SD630.
Moving on, the Moto X4 has an IP68 water and dust resistance which is useful for traveling or accidents that involves liquids. Aside from that, it has an FM Radio Tuner. The Zenfone 4 SD630 does not have both of the said features which makes it below the former in terms of extra features.
The Motola Moto X4 is priced at Php23,999 while the ASUS Zenfone 4 SD630 variant is priced at Php19,500. If we take a look at the specs-to-price ratio, we can say that both are somewhat overpriced. If you have a lesser budget, go with the Zenfone 4, but if you have an extra cash and wanting to have that juicy IP68 resistance, go with the Moto X4.
Both are great mid-to-high range smartphones but there are always competitors who have it better than the two devices for a more reasonable price.
If you were to pick, which one would you choose? Let us know your choices in the comments section below.