After taking over on Motorola this is the First device entirely made by Google. Motorola the Google owned company has recently released two device purely based on android. Both devices available with some hell of customization option to the buyer lots of colours to play with. Motorola recently released two Smartphone in the android market the Moto X and the Moto G which is the little sibling of the Moto X. Both devices are powered with some heavy hardware’s and the close to stock android with a surprising price range.
Well we are here to give you guys an in depth review of the newly released the Motorola’s Moto X. With the Moto X, Motorola has showed that they are highly potential in producing a strong competitor in the android smartphone market. The Moto X is surely a big deal for the other rivals in the market. The device is equipped with a 4.7 inch screen. The device is Motorola’s first high profile multi carrier launch. The phone may not be a real high end device but it can handle everything you try to put on it with some ease. Let’s talk about some of the features of the Moto X.
Key Features of Motorola’s Moto X:
- 4.7inch HD 720p AMOLED RGB Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU
- 10MP CLEAR PIXEL Rear Camera
- 2MP Front Facing Camera
- 16 GB standard and 32 GB version
- Touchless Control
- Active Notifications
- 50GB of free Google Drive storage
The Motorola’s Moto X is equipped with a 4.7 inches High Definition 720p AMOLED RGB Display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 316ppi. The device has a protection layer of Corning gorilla glass adding the display an extra layer of protection. A 720p resolution is enough for a 4.7 inches device the lower resolution option however, helps a lot with the battery life, as well as the GPU performance. Text were very clear and crisp, colors seems to be accurate. It maybe not be the best display you can get but can certainly satisfy your needs. The display is good for watching movies, reading eBook’s as well as playing games. Touch response was fast from the device. The device didn’t attract much finger print due to the gorilla glass protection.
The Moto X is built from a polycarbonate plastic that gives it a different feel from other phones in the market. The phone feels solid and well balanced in hand. The material used in making the phone feel premium. The device felt very sturdy in hand. The device weighs 130grams and is about 10.4mm in thickness. The Moto X features water-repellent coating. The device is fairly compact in size. On the front we have the earpiece, the front-facing camera, as well as the ambient light and proximity sensors and the massive 4.7inch display, the whole front of the device is protected by Gorilla glass. The Nano-sim tray is located on the left while the volume rocker and the power lock and unlock key on the right. The 3.5mm audio jack is located on the top while the usb port at the bottom.
The Speaker of Moto X was excellent. The sound was loud enough to hear. There were some mild distortion at higher levels but overall the final result was in favour of the Moto X.
Talking about the Camera the Moto X sports a 10MP Clear pixel Camera. So, what is a Clear Pixel, clear pixel is nothing but it collects more light and takes better pictures. The Moto X is equipped with features like Quick Capture, LED flash, 4X digital zoom, Slow motion video, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, and Tap to focus. The Camera is able to shoot Full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. The Device consists of 2-Megapixels of Front facing camera which is also able to capture 1080p video. The images taken from the device was quite good. The wrist-twisting gesture has been added to the Moto X helping the device to capture photos in less than two seconds. Quickly grabbed shots will often appear out of focus and in low-light conditions, moving objects will appear extremely blurry. Moto X consists the same camera application as the Moto G. The 1080p video recorded from the camera was not at all at its best level.
Processor, Battery and Software:
Lots of talking about the exterior of the phone now let’s talk something about the hardware. The device is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon chipset clocked at Dual-Core 1.7 GHz. The Adreno 320 GPU handled games quite well no sort of lag at any point. Games ran well at high graphics settings. The Moto X is packed with 2GB of RAM to insure smooth multitasking for the user. Moto X is running Android version 4.2.2 (jellybean) but as promised by Motorola they have scheduled the device to get an update to Android version 4.4 (Kitkat) soon. The device boasts a dual band capable 802.11a/g/b/n/ac Wi-Fi for better connectivity and High speed. It has 4G support depending upon the market. Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR. Moto G is available in 16GB standard version and 32GB Version. So talking about something new Motorola has included a new feature called Touchless control as the name specifies you will be able to interact with the phone without touching the phone just by voice control. You need to put your Moto X into an \”always listening\” mode, which responds to you by speaking the phrase \”Okay Google Now \”. The phone responds well to everything you speak. But it is useless if you use any kind of security options enable.
Another addition to the new Moto X is the Active notifications. So what exactly is active notification? It is just a replacement of the lock screen which will always notify you regarding your incoming messages, mails or any sort of things with an icon and clock flashing in the center of the screen. As the display of the Moto X is AMOLED, it can light only the portion of the screen it needs for these notifications, which make them low power device. Talking about the battery the Moto X is backed with a 2200 mAh non-user-accessible as it is custom shaped by the manufacture because of the curved shaped of the smartphone. You will be able to last about a full day on mixed or heavy use.
Final Verdict and Price:
The Motorola Moto X certainly is a smartphone which you would like to own. The battery backup is just excellent as compared to its rivals. If you don’t like the custom user interface which are provided with all phone now a days then Moto X is surely made for you. It doesn’t have Android v4.4 out of the box but as promised by Motorola there will be an update. So a big thumbs up to Motorola for the Moto X
Let’s have an eye on the pricing of the Moto X. The Moto X is available to buyers with lots of customization with the help of Moto Maker helping buyers to design the phone according to their liking. At present, Moto X is available in the USA from $199 for 16GB version and for $249.99 for 32GB version with 2 year contract. The Expected price of Moto X in India is around Rs. 30000/-.