The Moto X arrived exactly a year (2013) after in Sep 2014 than its predecessor with customizable looks, and had a sleek body, proudly wearing the “Made in USA” label. The new flagship model of the Motorola Company is likely one of the last Motorola products developed during Google’s reign of the company – because this American brand is bound to soon become part of Lenovo.
Design and build quality
The new Moto X had got the exact same design as its predecessor, which was one of the better-looking devices of the last year. Especially the metal frame and the genuine leather available with wood choices, the 2014 model take the familiar appearance to new luxury levels. It is truly impressive that the combination of metal and natural materials can do nice changes in the appearance of a phone.
Another major point in the design of the Moto X is the Moto Maker customization suite. This allows users to literally have their smartphone their own way.
The new Motorola Moto X powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU. The GPU is Adreno 330, clocked at 578MHz. The device’s silicon is the default setup for most Android smartphone flagships of the year 2014 and has already proven to be a solid performer.
The new Moto X features a 13MP f/2.25camera with dual-LED flash. The simple hand gesture can be used to activate the camera. Dubbed Quick Capture, the feature works by twisting your wrist twice when holding the device.
This year’s model offering packs a 2,300mAh unit as opposed to the 2,200mAh solution in the 2013 model.
• Beautiful design, with a slim body
• Beautiful bright, gorgeous display with deep blacks, vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and great sunlight legibility
• Simple, stock Android interface
• Tons of horsepower with top-end hardware ensures smooth, slick performance
• Motorola’s additional features like Moto Display and Moto Actions are smart and useful and add a lot of depth to the Android experience
• Moto Voice allows using ‘Ok Google’ searches even when the phone screen is off, making voice search, and voice actions much more handy and useful
• Better camera quality
• Decent audio quality
• Excellent loudspeaker
• Good battery life
• Includes Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 tech, for quick battery charging
• No stereo speakers (the cheaper Moto G has them)
• Lack of memory expansion slot
• No version with 64GB of memory at launch
• Rather a low battery capacity
Front camera: 2MP
Rear camera: 13 MP, f autofocus, dual-LED flash
Camera features: geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Size: 5.2 inch
Resolution: 1080*1920 pixels
Display: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 424ppi
Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU: Adreno 330
Ram: 2 GB
Rom: 16, 32 GB
OS version: Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Battery: Non-removable Li-ion2300 mAh battery
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Other feature: Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/WMV player
– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
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