Motorola Moto X Review

Moto X is the first ever smart phone launched by Motorola since it is being bought by Google. This is thought to be a strong competitor for the flagship models like Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One but because of its subsided specs list it managed to be one of the best mid-range smart phones.

The fascinating thing about this mid-range smart phone is that it is available in a bunch of back cover colors. Let us peep in to the details of this smart device and find out what are the specific features and functionalities of this device.

Design :

Motorola Moto x is designed in such a way that it is best fit in our hands. The curved back design made this smart phone to settle down very well in our palms. As we have already told the fascinating color picks for the back covers are availed in more than 18 colors and two basic front colors namely black and weight. Another reason this smart phone is comfortable is its body dimensions and weight which is of 5.09 inches tall, 2.57 inches wide and 0.41 inches thick in dimensions and weighs only about 130 g.

The smooth rear part is enveloped with Motorola badge and camera lens at the top. The front part is simple with a fully functional touch screen and a secondary camera lens above it. What else do we think is required to compete with the flagship models? Answer is, there is a lot more to be enhanced or refined in Moto X to compete with the big boys. Although it is not up to the mark of flagship model it has a unique design with all the physical buttons like power button, volume rocker on sides and the connectors and ports like Head phone jack and USB port on the top and bottom parts. There is a coating for the gadget which is water proof covering but it is not full pledged coating as Xperia Z.

Display :

This is the stage where Motorola has stepped back in the smart phone world with its 4.7 inches AMOLED touch screen. This screen provides a pixel resolution about 128×720 pixels and pixel density of about 312 pixels per inch which is a bit annoying when compared to present day smart devices. The RGB sensor makes the display colors vibrant and there may be a little fuzziness in display in the presence of sun light. The Gorilla glass corning protects the smart phone from finger prints and soiling.

Software and Hardware :

This is in-built with a 4.2.2 Jelly bean Android OS and for those who want the latest OS version just wait for the update to be released by Motorola. It has a flavor of both Motorola and Google that comprises of some Motorola’s specific apps. The voice control system can be simply activated by just saying “OK, Google Now”. This lock screen with date and message notifications and the customizable home screen are the assets for this software.

The hardware features like 2 GB RAM for speed execution of tasks, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset are included in this device that shows up high performance. The internal memory is availed with an option of 16 GB or 32 GB data storage but for the HD lovers the absence of card slot is a little disappointing thing.

On the test results the Moto X has really went well through the performance tests that showed high performance when compared with S4 and HTC One in case of camera shutter, games and switching of tasks etc. The Adreno 320 Graphic card is good for the 3D views and average on regular graphical features.

Camera :

This smart phone has equipped with 10 MP rear camera with 1.4 micro pixels. The quick launch camera app is an extra advantage for the camera option, the gesture that is simply twisting your wrist two times opens the camera. This is predicted to be good at dim light situations and great in shooting fuzzy free snapshots. The settings offered are limited when compared to S4 and HTC One; the options like HDR, Panorama, face detection and smile detection are present. The image quality is best in its standard and even more elegant than the shots captured from flagship phones.

This avails HD quality video coverage that is 1080 pixel quality capture with both primary and secondary cameras. The 2 MP front facing camera is great in capturing self shots and video calling.

Battery :

This is equipped with a hefty battery with a high capacity of 2200 mAh Li-Ion type battery. On an average use it lasts for a day or more but on high use and at full brightness it lasts for more than 6 hours and few minutes. This test result showed that it is best in its battery standard and back up.

Features :

The advanced apps and widgets provided in this interface give the user a hand full of apps and widgets. The features mainly the connectivity features include the USB, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and even the 4G connectivity. The entertainment features include real fascinating games with amazing speed and 3D views, good sound quality produced by speakers present at the rear side. The MP3 and MP4 players are best in terms of options, clarity and volume.

The advanced apps include the Google apps and the Motorola’s specific apps like Motorola Assist for keeping silent during meetings or sleep, Motorola Connect that allows you to view the text messages and incoming call details on your system. The Google apps such as Gmail, Google maps, Google search and social networking apps are present in this smart device. The Google Drive app provides a 50 GB of free cloud storage. The document editors, viewers and photo editors etc. are the basic apps present in this Moto X.

Technical Details :

  •  Motorola Moto X supports Nano-SIM, 4G connectivity along with 2G and 3G connectivity.
  •  The body dimensions of this smart phone are 5.09×2.57×0.41 inches and the device weighs only 130 g.
  •  The 4.7 inches AMOLED touch screen provides a resolution of about 1280×720 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density.
  •  The 10 MP with 1.4 micron pixels rear camera is provided with a pack of options like geo-tagging, face detection, smile detection etc. and 2 MP front facing camera is present in this device.
  •  The back panel is provided with a bunch of 18 colors and the front panel is available only in two basic colors namely black and white.
  •  The hardware features include 2GB RAM, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and internal memory is availed with 16 GB or 32 GB data storage.
  •  The software installed is 2.2 Jelly bean Android Version powered with Active display in this smart device.
  •  This is equipped with a strong battery with a high capacity of Li-Ion 2200 mAh clocking.
  •  The connectivity features include WI-FI, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, USB, NFC and 4G connectivity.
  •  The apps and widgets include both Motorola apps and Google apps. The Motorola apps include Motorola Assist, Motorola Connect and the Google apps include Google search, Gmail, Gtalk, You Tube etc.
  •  There is also TBD radio for entertainment and the device is availed with much number of ringtones.

Call Off :

Though this is not the best smart phone with amazing features as like the flagship models such as Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, it is best in its norms and standards. It shows an outstanding performance that all together makes this a good choice for the users at a price of $200 app.

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