Which one is better? Moto X4 or Moto G5S Plus

Motorola’s Moto X4 has just been launched via Flipkart on the 13thof November 2017, and has been launched at a starting price of INR 20,999 for the 3 GB RAM – 32 GB Storage variant and INR 22,999 for the 4 GB RAM – 64 GB Storage variant.

Whereas its younger sibling the Moto G5S Plus was launched back in August 2017 exclusively on Amazon India as an immediate successor to its relatively new G5 plus, this came with only one variant a 64 GB model with 4 GB of RAM at a price of INR 15,999.

What bothers us is that both the phones offer great features and functionalities that might seem quite similar on paper but are priced in different pricing.

We try to offer the buyers a comparison metric for both the smartphone basis which they would be making their purchase decisions. We pit the Moto G5S Plus against the newly introduced Moto X4 and try to find out that extra ‘mullah’ that you will spend on the X4 is worth it or not.


Both the Motorola smartphone follow the modern day looks and design aesthetics, but that is where the similarities seem to diverge. The Moto X4 uses an all Glass design with a robust metal chassis, in comparison the G5S is of an all-aluminum body construction and a rigid chassis. On account of the screen being smaller of the X4 at 5.2” in comparison to the G5S plus at 5.5”, the X4 is 5 mm shorter with 3 mm lesser width than the Moto G5S Plus leading to much more better ease in one hand operation.

Both the phone offers great feel in the hand and if we had to pick one it would be the Moto X4 with its slippery but shiny glass back.


Both the devices offer decent screens at 5.2” for the X4 and 5.5” for the Moto G5S Plus, both use IPS LCD technology and 1080p (Full HD) screen and can get adequately bright and both are suitable for under sunlight usage and media consumption.


The Moto G5S Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and the X4 is powered by slightly advanced chip i.e. Snapdragon 630 and share the same RAM, storage and are rocking the latest builds of Android Nougat 7.1 and flanked by a fingerprint sensor at the front that can be used as a touch sensor.

Here we give an ever so slight win to the Moto X4 with the Snapdragon 630 chipset.


In the case of Moto X4, the main 12-megapixel f/2.0 lens is paired with an 8-megapixel, 120-degree wide-angle sensor. What this means you will be able to capture a much wider field of view without actually having to resort to panorama mode. It also uses the two cameras to achieve an enhanced bokeh effect

In case of the Moto G5S Plus, it has dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, with a lens aperture of f/2.0. Here the second camera is used to enhance the bokeh effect.

Here I would give a slight advantage to the Moto X4 as it offers a wide field of view capture along with all the modes already offered by the Moto G5S Plus.

Final verdict:

Both the phones are great and target a set of audience. If you are looking for a utilitarian smartphone and don’t want to overshoot your budget the Moto G5S Plus is the way to go with a solid built and a large display it’s a no-brainer.

If you are someone who really considers a smartphone to be an extension of themselves and a style statement and wanted a better looking Moto G5S plus then you are in luck the Moto X4 phone offers everything the G5S plus offers and more at a slight premium.

You will be served well with buying both the phones and at their price range both are devoid of any real competition.