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Moto X4: Here are top software features of Motorola’s latest phone

Motorola’s upgraded Moto X4 goes on sale tonight on Flipkart.

tech Updated: Jan 31, 2018 19:05 IST
Kul Bhushan
Kul Bhushan
Hindustan Times
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Here are top features of Moto X4.(Motorola)

Motorola’s new Moto X4 is going on sale at 11.59PM on Wednesday exclusively via Flipkart. The latest offering by Motorola is an upgraded variant of Moto X4 with higher RAM and storage capacity.

Featuring 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, the new phone promises to offer improved performance to users. Apart from bump in RAM and storage, the smartphone also focuses on software features, and comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

Apart from a near-stock Android UI, Moto X4 comes with a set of software-based features. While most of these features are pretty similar to what other companies offer on their phones, what sets Motorola phone apart is that these features have been built into the software without heavily customising the UI.

Moto Key

This feature essentially allows users to use the fingerprint scanner to sign in onto different applications. To get started with this feature, go to Moto in app tray and select Moto Key. Sign in with your Google or Lenovo account and follow the on-screen instructions. Once set up, whenever you’re logging into a new application, Motorola will prompt you to save password with Moto Key. You can also create a list of applications that you want to exclude from the list.

Moto Key will soon allow users to login into their computer through the biometric sensor on the phone. The feature is still in the works.

AI Camera

Moto X4 comes with a set of filters for selfie enthusiasts. These Snapchat-like face filters are very much similar to what Samsung offers on its Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones.

Apart from AI face filters, it also comes with object recognition feature. Essentially, the camera can recognise contents in your image, and even serves a quick search results.

Other smart features of the Moto X4 camera include spot colour (which lets you pick singular colour theme before shooting) and selective focus for DSLR-like shallow depth-of-field effects.

Improved display

Called Moto Display, users can respond to a notification right from their lock screen. Also, you can use voice commands to respond to these notifications, say an SMS.

Motorola’s Moto X4 also comes with Attentive Display functionality. This feature ensures your phone screen will not dim or sleep while you’re looking at it and holding it in your hands. When the phone notices that you’re not looking at it, it will go into sleep mode in order to save battery.

Gesture controls

Moto X4 also comes with a set of gesture-based features. For instance, to take a screenshot you need to swipe with three fingers on the screen. You can customise the fingerprint scanner on the front to use it as a navigation bar, similar to Lenovo’s ZUK series of phones.

Some of the gesture-based controls of Moto X4 include twisting your wrist to launch the camera, and flip to activate DND mode.

Moto Voice

While Moto X4 comes with Google Assistant, it also comes with the company’s Moto Voice digital assistant. After having set up the voice support (via Moto tray > Moto Voice), you can ask the AI to provide information such as weather, calendar, events and more.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 19:04 IST