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Moto X

Moto X

Date Written: 10/9/14

It seems that Motorola is back in the game with its latest Moto X. Not only is it larger than its predecessor (screen size is 5.2" but the width is the same as the 5" Samsung Galaxy 5) it also has several new and exciting features. In fact, we've read several reviews arguing that it is the best Android Smartphone available today.

Look and Feel: The Moto X is certainly customizable, down to the very material it's made from. You can choose from leather, various woods, plastic or aluminum and virtually every color imaginable is an option. The Moto X is comfortable in hand with its rounded back and tapered super thin edges.

Software: Motorola's bag of new tricks include Moto Assist which changes your phones behavior based on the time of day, your meeting schedule and whether or not you're driving.
Another fun feature is the Moto Actions which include IR sensors that recognize your hand as you approach (from approx 10 inches away) or wave your hand over it. With the wave of your hand you can silence an incoming call, have the sleeping screen tell you the time or display a notification. Voice commands are entirely customizable and can do anything from setting alarms and reminders to posting a status on a social media to searching Google. You can even set it up so that when you say a certain phrase the phone will help you to locate it, and apparently it does a pretty good job at recognizing your voice command even when there is a good deal of background noise

Camera: Although there are several other new features on the Moto X the last one that we will mention here is the improved camera. The camera is a 13 mega pixel model with 4k video capture. You can press anywhere on screen to take a photo and if you press and hold you can take consecutive pictures at a rapid pace. There are also slow motion video and panorama settings available.


  • Operating System: Android 4.4
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, quadcore 2.5 GHz processor
  • Screen Size: 5.2"
  • Battery Life: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP Rear/2.1 MP Front Facing
  • Storage: 16 or 32 MB
  • Dimensions: 140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm and 144 grams