Motorola Moto X Review


Motorola Moto X followed a huge hype before its announcement and release. Everyone was expecting this to be the huge come back by Motorola in the game they practically created. Motorola Moto X has specs of a mid-range phone with price of a high end phone. Is it worth the money? Well yes because this is the first smartphone that might actually be intelligent. And for the first time you got all the control in this world about how your phone should look.


Motorola Moto X Display
Like we said, you get full control on how your phone should look. There are over 504 possible combinations! You can choose the front panel colour- black or white with each having 18 different colour choices for the back cover. You can also choose the colour around the camera lens and little around the edges too. The front looks more or less like the Nexus 4 not to forget Motorola is owned by Google now. The back covers are really good and feel nice, there are wooden covers coming soon too!


Motorola might have gone with the 720p HD display instead of a full HD to save battery life because that was one promise they made. Moto X offers a 4.7 inch 720×1280 pixels HD display. The display is pretty dense and looks really great well of course not great as the GS4 or HTC One to which it is compared to. Moto X’s display is pretty decent, nice colours and nice tone to it. Full HD video looks pretty decent but nothing ground-breaking. Active display is a software tweak by Motorola because of which only the important part of the screen light up to give you notifications and hence saves battery life.


Motorola Moto X has a 10MP primary camera which is nothing more than a disappointment. Even the photos taken in beautiful lighting is under saturated and just does not capture that same thing you wish to. Video recording is good thanks to stabilization and well it records in full HD so that covers most of it. The front facing camera is appropriate one for video calls. it has a 2MP sensor also capable of recording in full HD. You can just twist the wrist to unveil the camera software even when the phone is locked.


This phone runs the Android v4.2.2 which is closer to stock Android than a fancy tweaked version by the own company. This saves a lot of RAM and hence optimizes performance. The virtual assistant can be used hands free and even call it even when your phone is not around you when on “always listening” mode. You can train it and then you are good to go. This is a huge blow to Siri. The driving assistant is very helpful and you won’t even need to take a glance towards the phone and the job is done. A real “smart” smartphone.


Closer to being stock Android, Moto X responds much faster than most Jelly Bean phones. It has the rather old Snapdragon Dual Core chip clocked at 1.7 GHz. It also has 2GB of RAM and does all your multitasking without any problems. The 2200 mAh battery gives you a wicked 580h of standby and 14h of talktime! There is no external memory but internal memory model options are 16GB and 32GB.

Final Thoughts

Motorola Moto X will stay longer with you than normal Android phone thanks to the decline with time. Stock Android is always better and does not use your memory as much a company based tweaked version would. The assistant is really cool and responds really quick with fast answers. It is actually a smart- smartphone as we said.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
CDMA 800 / 1900 – for Verizon, Sprint
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T, Verizon
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – for Verizon
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – for Sprint
4G NetworkLTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – for AT&T
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 – for Verizon
LTE 1900 – for Sprint
Announced2013, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, August
BODYDimensions129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm (5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
CAMERAPrimary10 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
SecondaryYes, 2 MP,1080p
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
CPUDual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Google Drive (50 GB storage)
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– 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
BATTERYLi-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 576 h
Talk timeUp to 13 h


Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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