Moto X 2014

Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen 2014 – Hands On & Initial Impressions

The smartphone that you will remember as soon as you hear the word customization, is the Moto X that was the flagship device of Motorola for the year 2013. This year the company has retained the same name for its 2014 flagship, and has called it the Moto X (2nd gen). We know that Motorola tasted huge success with its Moto G and Moto X last year, and it will be hoping to repeat the same this year. Although Moto G this year cannot make the kind of buzz that it made last year because of the heavy competition in its price range, Motorola will be hoping that Moto X 2014 will be making some impact.

Moto X 2014 (8)

This year the Moto X comes with many smart features that we have seen with its predecessor and many new features also. This year’s flagship from Motorola will come with a 5.2 inch AMOLED touchscreen display over the 4.7 inch display of its predecessor. Even the resolution has been improved, and we can see the 1080p screen now. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor with a clocking speed of 2.5 GHz and will be accompanied with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. This device also supports 4G LTE connectivity.

The On-board memory of the device is 16/32 GB as the device is available in two different variants, but it is disappointing that even this device from Motorola does not feature a microSD card slot. There is a 2300 mAh battery on the back of the device and will run the latest Android Operating System out of the box. Moreover, since the company is taken over by Google, the device will run almost Stock Android and will be among the first devices to get a Google update. There is a 13 MP front facing camera with Dual LED and is also capable of taking 4K videos, as well as slow-mo videos.

  • 5.2 inch FHD AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 16 / 32 GB internal storage
  • 13 MP rear-facing camera with Dual LED
  • 2 MP front facing camera
  • 2300 mAh Li-ion battery

Coming to the design of the device, the Moto X is 9.97 thick with the dimensions of 140.8mm x 72.4mm x 9.97mm and weighs 144 grams. At the front side there a 2 MP camera just beside the earpiece and there are on-screen buttons at the bottom. The bezels are thin on the sides and at the bottom you can also find a speaker. To the right of the device we can find the power and volume rocker buttons and at the top there is a 3.5 mm audio jack beside the SIM slot. At the bottom side, there is a USB slot to transfer data and also to power the device. Over-all the device is pretty good in the hand and also gives you the royal and elegant look with its metallic sides. On the back, there is a 13 MP camera with Motorola’s Ring Flash, and there is also the company’s branding. The back cover of the device cannot be removed, so the SIM slot is given at the top.

The Moto X that we are using is a Black colour variant and will be coming in either 16 GB or 32 GB variants. This device will be coming into the market and will be competing with flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC M8 and many other devices. Finally as for my initial impressions, the device is decent enough with its elegance and many smart features. We will be using this device for few days becoming up with a full review. The can be customised with the motomaker and is also water resistant.

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