Motorola Moto X 2014 Review



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Motorola Moto X 2013 edition was my favorite Android smartphone. It was the bar for what an actual smartphone is. Moto X 2013 was in many ways the best phone one could have but the feel and the specifications were not enough for many people. Many people looked at the spec sheet and though differently rather than giving it a try. Well, the new Motorola Moto X 2014 is out and it has the specs and it has the design to make you drawn towards it. And that element that made Moto X was still remains very much alive in the Motorola Moto X 2014.
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Design

Motorola has gone out to give you a phone that looks and feels premium. The basic design is the same, the new Moto X is just slimmer and has a curve of a smaller curvature because of the larger size. The built is what you want. That is, Moto Makers lets you pick from the wooden and leather back panels. Yeah no more of the plastic and matte shells. Even the edges are metallic now, so that the place where your fingers hold feel amazing. The overall feel of the phone has been completely redefined. The wooden panels are just so much more premium and smoother. The leathers cases too feel so soft and nice to touch.

Display

You have been provided a 5.2 inch full HD 1080p display on the Motorola Moto X 2014. Things just could not get any better. This display is certainly denser and warmer in colours compared to last year’s model. You want to look at it all day every day. AMOLED displays are just so incredible sometimes. Samsung and Moto surely have distinctively amazing displays than most smartphones thanks to the AMOLED technology. The display looks really nice and it is an essential component of any high end device and Motorola Moto X 2014 checks the box.

Camera

The biggest disappointment in the Motorola Moto X 2013 was the camera. And it is somehow the same deal in the new Moto X 2014 as well. The Motorola Moto X 2014 has a 13MP camera but still somehow the sensor is not leaps and bounds better than the last year. It produces better results but not good enough to give it a thumbs up. You see the photo does not look sharp for starters and next it does really look grainy at any point under non awesome sunny conditions. Motorola Moto X 2014 has a new dual LED flash which is no good at all. It is probably the worst flash on the premium smartphone market right now. I wish they had done better. The camera is good but just not up there with GS 5, iPhone 6 and all the other premium smartphones

Software

Motorola Moto X 2014’s strength is its software. On the lines of last year, this phone has the best voice recognition on any phone and it is more humanly and customizable than any other phone as well thanks to a dedicated language processor. Now Motorola has their own little awesome assistant which helps you with your texts and phone navigation. It knows when you sleep, when you walk and when you drive. Accordingly it is all set to conquer and manage your work. You train it initially and then it just takes off as the best software centered phone in the market.
Motorola has the similar features from last year as well. Like the smart notifications that uses the AMOLED display to just tell you the necessary information and not light up every detail on the display and hence save battery life.
Motorola now lets you text and know who is calling by syncing your device with your Chrome Browser! So whatever you do you will get your notification on the Chrome as well. You can buy this Moto Hint device and it lets you talk to your phone in the way how the dude in the movie “Her” talks to Scarlett Johansson who is the computer OS. It really is amazing. Motorola Moto X 2014 runs on the v4.4.4. KitKat Android OS and it is pure Android, not a Moto skin or a fancy UI that slows your phone down.

Performance

Motorola Moto X 2014 has the Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM that lets you use the apps on your phone and multitask fiddling with them. Moto X 2014 is smoother and way, way faster than last year’s model. The whole experienced is enhanced thanks to software innovation and the fact that this phone has vanilla Android. Motorola Moto X 2014 gives you 16GB and 32 GB of storage which is not expandable. Your phone will surely receive an Android L update. The battery life is much better and it will easily give your day of battery life and you won’t have to somehow manage your app usage to get it through the day.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – for Europe
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for T-Mobile
4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 – for Europe
LTE 700 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for T-Mobile
SIM Nano-SIM
Announced 2014, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2014, September
BODY Dimensions 140.8 x 72.4 x 10 mm (5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, HDR
Secondary 2 MP, 1080p
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Google Drive (50 GB storage)
– SNS integration
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
– Organizer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input

 

BATTERY Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time

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Author: Sinha

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