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Motorola is back with a brand new flagship smartphone. It has got a familiar name but the new Motorola Moto X promises to be everything in last year device was not and more.
Everything has been improved this time around from the design, to the materials, to the specs inside the phone. The Moto X features a 5.2 inch full 1080 p, it is bigger, brighter, and sharper. Colors are bright and punchy in viewing angles degree. It’s also easy to see outdoors and sunlight.
Above and below the screen are new grills for the earpiece and speaker now on the front of the phone. It’s not a dual speaker’s stereo setup, but the front speaker I loud and easy to hear. The speakers are flanked by series of light sensors and front-facing camera and a new set of IR sensors.
The new phone doesn’t feel as large as we expected it. Along the entire edge on the Moto X is an all new metal band which looks great, feels great and actually serve the purpose.
The volume buttons and the power button are still too small but they are now textured making them easier to find by feel. Motorola is offering a number of other customizable options including the all-new leather backs.
The camera is a new 13 MP camera with dual LED flash in a mock ring flash configuration.
Software and Hardware
The MotorolaMoto X is shipping with Android 4.4 Kick Kat and can be updated to the latest version of Android. It’s clean easy to use and fast. The Motorola is using the Snapdragon 801 processor found in the HTC One and Galaxy SV and 2 GB of RAM. The new Moto X just flies. It’s snappy responsive and has little to no visible lack. Motorola claims to maintain consistent 60 frames per second in the interface and I’m not really sure that’s entirely true. This is definitely one of the fastest and smoothest Android phone we’ve ever used.
The battery life is better, it’s good but not great. It’s a 2300 mAh battery.
The new 13 MP camera is better than last year’s 10 MP model, but it’s not a giant leap forward. It’s really fast almost as fast as iPhone 5S, but the images are still grainy and blurry in medium low light. And the focus can be unreliable even in good light. We didn’t find the ring flash much better than the other dual LED phones.
The new Motorola Moto X can compete with the best from Samsung, HTC and even Apple. It’s a very good Android phone and one of the best we have ever used.