When the first flagship smartphone from Motorola was announced, it was all about the pricing and design because the numbers were still important for many and the chipset, camera didn’t impress only for those who considered comparing it with the competition. Now, Motorola has announced the next generation Motorola Moto X, giving it no special name like the rumopred Moto X+1, and this is quite a superb device, sitting right in the middle of the competition.
Motorola has chosen to give this all the latest best specs, wisely not putting all the pressure on the battery as the AMOLED display is not more than 1080p Full HD resolution under the 5.2-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected screen, and the device is powered by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974-AC) with the quad-core CPU along with 2GB RAM. The 5.2-inch screen gives it a 423 PPI pixel density, similar to what the LG G2 had and what the Sony Xperia Z3 has got.
While we already know that Motorola has always been one of the quickest to send the Android OS updates to its devices, the Motorola Moto X 2014 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat on the stock ROM, and will receive the latest updates, especially the Android L update when the new OS version is launched. Camera wise, there is a good upgrade as the 2nd gen Moto X comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear side with F2.25 and dual-LED rind flash. To take it further, Moto X joins the small list of devices currently, which can capture 4K videos. The front 2-megapixel camera can take 1080p videos.
Under the hood, there is a 2300 mAh battery packed in, and the device curves down from the center to side on the back, where the maximum to minimum thickness is 9.9mm to 3.8mm. The OS has got some Motorola-specific additions, such as the Motorola apps which were seen in the previous Moto X and Moto G, and improved voice commands, handy gesture controls using the IR sensors which are included on the front of the device.
Motorola Moto X 2014 is going to be available later this month in several markets, including United States, Mexico, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The unlocked device will cost $499.99, while those who choose to purchase this with a contract on AT&T or Verizon, the price is $99.99.
This is not it, the company has announced the 2014 version Moto G, as well as a new tiny bluetooth headset named Moto Hint. The tiny headset helps in operating the device with the help of voice commands. This is not real cheap, because you need to shell out $149.99 for the Moto Hint, and this would be available in US during this fall.
Update : The device is launched in India at a price of Rs 31999 exclusively through Flipkart. The price is on the higher side converting to around USD 533 for the 16 Gb variant. Check out the link below to know more.