Motorola twisted smartphone design on its head with the entirely customizable Moto X by the end of last year. However the Moto X had magnificence and personality but it didn’t have the specs to fight with modern smartphones.
Moto X stays spot on to its stylish roots, but adds high-end specs to the mix, putting it on parity with any other flagship Android device from this year. Consequently, how does the new and enhanced Moto X looks as compared to the most recent from Samsung, LG, and HTC?
Entirely Personalized and One of a Kind
No doubt, when you see a smart Moto X, any other smartphone will appears to be dreary. Well, thanks to Moto Maker, anyone can be a designer and make their phone look the way they want it to.
The new Moto X comes with the 25 different backs, plus four kinds of real leather from Horweens’ tannery, real wood options that are cropped sensibly, and bright, colorful options. The monochromatic Moto X, isn’t the best example of the possibilities, while looks elegant, refreshing and striking.
This time around, the new Moto-X has a premium metal band around the edges, instead of plastic. With the metal looks and feels high-end. It also adds a finicky stand out to the phone, along with the inset, circular Motorola logo on the back. The minor bend to the back makes it very comfy to hold in your hand and the lusterless finish on the back gives it a good hold.
When it comes to the volume button, it sits under the power button on the right side. The power button has a trivial surface to it, so as to differentiate it from the volume button that is another small touch that makes a big difference. Motorola positioned the headphone jack at the top and the Micro USB port at the bottom of the phone. Two speakers are situated at the top and bottom on the front of the Moto X, while, the camera that features a circular LED flash, is on the back center of the device.
Moto X is somewhat larger than last year’s model this year, generally as the screen size bashed up to 5.2 inches. It comes with the full HD, 1080p OLED screen, too, so images look vivid and brittle. Except you are infatuated with pixels, you won’t even observe does not have a Quad HD screen.
Moto X & Android 4.4.4 KitKat
New Moto X runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Motorola keeps the software as pure as possible, with only a few alterations and additions, unlike the majority of the smartphone manufacturers. The only bloat-ware you’ll uncover on the Moto X comes from AT&T.
Regrettably, updates will come from AT&T as well, so they seem quite sluggish, although Motorola is guaranteeing no less than one major update for owners of the phone. Though, if you want to stay updated, we advise you get a Nexus 5 as it gets updates straight from Google.
Great Voice & Gesture Features
In the middle of Motorola’s more attractive software nips, stands the Moto voice assistant, which has the ability to learn your voice and only responds to it. She straps up all the control of Google Now and we found her very supportive, as well as perfect at satisfying our requests.
Moto-X Gesture controls feature is also great. All you need to do is swipe your hand over the phone when it’s inactive and the clock will come up, showing you the time and any notifications you may have. We found this feature really helpful. It helps to check the time on the Moto X easily than it is on any other smartphone like LG G3 having a similar feature called KnockOn. Moto-X also offers the feature to turn the phone like you would a door knob to activate the camera at any time and carry out other cool gestures for typical tasks.
Top Line Specs
Earlier Moto X was a solid, mid-range smartphone, though Motorola gives us a true flagship this time. New Moto X has many of the same high-end specs as other flagship smartphones, including Qualcomm’s 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. The recent Moto X proved very fast in all of our tests. It downloaded and launched apps without a glitch, returned Web searches at lightning-fast speeds, and streamed YouTube videos without buffering once.
Some of us who are inquisitive about how the Moto X compares to other flagship smartphones in standard tests will be happy to know that Motorola’s new phone is very gung ho.
According to the reports, the new Moto X scored a huge 22,937 on the Quadrant benchmark and19,395 on 3D Mark’s Ice Storm Unlimited test. In contrast with the 9,000 scored by the first-generation Moto X, This year’s model is lightening fast. The score is even close to the inspiring 23,000 Samsung’s Galaxy S5 scored on Quadrant and the new Moto X really beats the S5 on the Ice Storm Unlimited test as it scored 18,500.
Additionally Moto-X comes with a great processor and good amount of RAM along with the choice of 16 or 32GB of storage. Unluckily, it has no MicroSD card slot, so you’re fixed with a limited amount of storage, which is something you’ll never bump into on the Galaxy S5, LG G3, or HTC One M8.
Latest Moto X comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the back, which has a much higher-resolution than the 10-megapixel shooter on the previous version. The camera focuses very swiftly, however occasionally missed the mark. In brilliant lighting conditions, it tends to overexpose light colors, particularly if you focus on the wrong thing. At times, this results bright colors to turn almost neon or get bleached out completely.
Moto X’s camera took slightly grainy pictures and the flash, like most flashes, seemed too bright and too white in low light. The 2-megapixel front-facing camera works well for selfies and will grip your video chatting needs without a problem. Generally, we’re not too impressed by the Moto-X camera. It’s useful but like most Motorola phones, it’s far from exciting.
Data speed & Call Quality
Moto-X data speed is rapid and it had no problems on AT&T’s network. The call quality is also great.
Moto X’s 2300mAh easily lasted through a full day of heavy use, as observed in tests. Except you hardly use it though, it won’t last you much longer than that. The LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, and HTC One M8 all provide superior battery life than the new Moto X.