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Lenovo’s New Motorola Phones & Mods Land In Australia

Lenovo rolled out its latest wave of Motorola smartphones and Moto Mods to Australia this week – comprising the Moto X4, G5S, G5S Plus smartphones, and 360-camera & gamepad Moto Mods.

Moto X4 – RRP $699 (Available via JB Hi-Fi or Motorola direct)

Motorola his shifted the positioning of its Moto X lineup into the higher end of the midrange smartphone market, as the company transitions its higher-end/premium focus to its Z range fitted with its Moto Mods attachments.

The  X4 will feature the following specifications:

  • Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 1080p screen
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage with a Micro SD slot
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 support
  • Dual 12MP and 8MP (wide angle) rear cameras
  • 16MP front facing camera – featuring improved low-light performance and a “panoramic selfie” setting.
  • Front-facing fingerprint scanner
  • Front-and-back Gorilla Glass 3 body
  • IP68 for improved water and dust resistance
  • Amazon Alexa support
  • “Party Mode”: enabling support for up to four Bluetooth audio devices
  • Launches with Android Nougat (but is set to receive Oreo)

Moto G5S ($349) & G5S Plus ($429) – 

Available via The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and Officeworks or Motorola direct

Motorola’s G series is heralded its best-selling device range, as such the new “S” models offer a pleasant upgrade. Moto’s G range seeks to take features from its high-end/premium range, and incorporate it into these competitively priced models.

Both models include full 1080p HD display, however, the G5S features a 5.2″ screen, and the Plus model incorporates a 5.5″ screen.


  • Camera: Single 16MP f/2.0 sensor on the back
  • Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • Body: Metal unibody design
  • 3,000 mAh battery


G5S Plus:

  • Camera: Dual rear 13MP f/2.0 shooters
  • Snapdragon 625
  • 3GB of RAM (can increase to 4GB if purchasing from Motorola directly)
  • 32GB of storage
  • Body: Metal unibody design
  • 3,000 mAh battery

Moto Mods

Capable with Motorola’s series of Moto Z smartphones.

Gamepad ($139 – via Motorola directly)

  • Capable of advanced gaming – inclusive of analog sticks and shoulder buttons
  • Lenovo’s “Legion” gamer branding – capable of playing any game which supports Bluetooth controls
  • Utilises Moto Mod pogo pin connection to remove latency/lag gamers find with Bluetooth controllers
  • 1,035 mAh battery embedded – keeps phone charged while connected

Source: Motorola

360-Degree Camera ($369 – via Motorola directly)

  • Shoot 4K 360-degree photos and video
  • Shooting160-degree 4:3 fisheye photos and video – using individual front- and rear-facing 180-degree cameras
  • 4 microphones embedded to record spatial audio
  • Button to start/stop recording
  • Live stream in 360 degrees direct to Facebook and YouTube

Source: Motorola


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