An Overview of Moto X (2014)

Last updated: August 2, 2018.

Moto X (2014) Review

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Motorola has revamped Moto X to produce it’s second version. Where Moto X had proved to be a big hit, can its successor gain as much acclamation or not? Read on to find out.

Description        

The description of Moto X (2014) includes :

  • Quad-core Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz processor
  • Android 4.4.4 operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and no expansion slot for external memory
  • 8 mm length; 72.4  mm width and 10 mm thickness
  • A display of 2 inch and 1080 x 1920 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 144g
  • Price of £408

Build

  • The design of the handset is obviously very simple but it is distinct and unique.
  • The physical material is mostly metal.
  • The handset has a curved back; it has a nice grip and it is comfy for hands and pockets.
  • It is not too heavy to hold for prolonged periods.
  • There is a headphone jack on the top edge.
  • On the bottom edge there is a microUSB port.
  • The right edge houses a power and volume rocker button, which have been given a little roughness that makes it easy to find them.
  • On the left edge there is a well sealed slot for micro SIM.
  • The backplate is non-removable; the Motorola logo has been embossed at the backplate.

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Display

  • The handset offers a 5.2-inch display.
  • The screen has 1080 x 1920 pixels of display resolution.
  • The pixel density is 424ppi.
  • Motorola has come forward with one of the best screens. The colours are bright and crisp.
  • Text clarity is amazing.
  • Activities like video viewing, web-browsing and eBook reading are a pleasure.
  • Whatever you choose to do with the screen you won’t be disappointed.

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Camera

  • There is a 13 megapixels camera at the back.
  • Disappointingly the front holds a 2 megapixel camera.
  • The camera has one of the largest sensors up to date.
  • There is also a dual LED flash.
  • Video can be recorded at 2160p.
  • Picture quality is stunning.
  • Snapshot colours are bright and sharp.
  • The only problem is that there are not enough options for low light conditions as a result the images in low lighting conditions are not that good.

Processor

  • The handset holds Quad-core Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz
  • The processor is accompanied by 2 GB RAM.
  • The processor is super fast and super responsive. The performance is buttery smooth and light.

Memory & Battery

  • The device has 16 GB of built in storage of which less than 13GB is available to the user.
  • Unfortunately Moto X does not support a microSD card, which is very disappointing as the heavy snapshots and videos will be storage eaters. This memory might not be enough for many users. Moto X has tried to redeem it’s mistake by providing cloud storage options.
  • The 2300mAh battery is not too big to begin with but it will easily get you through a day of medium use, with heavy use you might need an afternoon top.

Features

  • Motorola always tried to give its users the latest android experience, same is the case for Moto X. The handset runs the latest Android 4.4.4 operating system.
  • There are a number of apps that might come in handy for example:
    • Migrate app helps you transfer data from you old handsets.
    • Help app explains many things.
    • Moto give the advantage of voice search system.
    • There is also an option for Motorola Connect that helps you view your text messages on your desktop computer.

Conclusion

To sum it up there are some definite faults with this device like the absence of microSD card and the camera result in low light, but other than that it is an absolutely premium device. Not many users will dislike it, but many users will certainly recommend it.

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