Last year, we got the Moto Z3 Play and, a few months later, the Z3. Neither of them was particularly flagship-worthy, but they served a purpose — the former as a mid-range phone to whet the appetites of Moto Mod lovers, and the latter as a vehicle for Verizon's burgeoning 5G network.

The Moto Z4 continues in the same vein, with seemingly budget specs at a not-so-budget price. A few interesting things: the Snapdragon 675 isn't necessarily faster than the Snapdragon 670 in the Pixel 3a; it's got a slightly more robust CPU but a weaker GPU. Motorola's also doing away with its awful dual-camera setup to beef up the main one: a 48MP quad-pixel sensor, the same one found in many phones this year, from the Honor View 20 to the ASUS Zenfone 6. The 3,6000mAh battery should be welcome news to anyone who misses the old days of then OG Moto Z Play, while the return of the headphone jack is another moment of zen.

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At $499.99 MSRP, but much cheaper purchased at Verizon with a new line (and a 5G Moto Mod), the Moto Z4 is yet another not-so-expensive 5G-compatible Motorola phone.

Spec Moto Z4 Specs
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor
GPU Adreno 612 GPU
Screen 6.39-inch Full HD (2340x1080) OLED | 19:9 aspect ratio
Materials Gorilla Glass 3
6000 series aluminum
Storage 128GB
Expandability microSD up to 512GB
Rear camera 48MP, quad pixel
phase-detect, laser autofocus
f/1.7 lens
dual-LED flash
Video capture 720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)
Front camera 25MP
f/2.0 wide-angle lens
Connectivity USB-C
(USB-C to 3.5mm adapter included)
Speaker Single front-facing
Moto Mods support Yes
Headphone jack Yes
Water resistance Water-repellent coating
Security In-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock
Battery 3600mAh
TurboPower charger (8 hrs battery in 15 min)
Colors Flash Grey, Frost White
Dimensions 75 x 158 x 7.35mm
Weight 165 grams
MSRP $499.99
Carriers Verizon

Moto Z4: Everything you need to know