Finally, after quite a number of online leaks, the Moto X now has an official birthdate. Earlier today, Motorola has introduced to the world their newest flagship phone, the Motorola Moto X – their very first phone after being acquired by Google. Focusing less on the hardware specs aspect of the device, the Moto X boasts a couple of unique features which focuses more on what the phone can actually do to its user.
The Moto X is a mid-range smartphone running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. It’s has an almost phablet size screen at 4.7-inches powered by a decent 1.7 GHz dual core Qualcomm S4 Pro CPU and quad core Andreno 320 GPU with 2 GB of RAM. Below is the full hardware specs of the new Motorola Moto X.
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Motorola Moto X Specs
|Motorola Moto X Full Specs|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 Pro CPU|
|Graphics||Andreno 320 GPU|
|Screen||4.7-inch AMOLED capacitive display w/ Gorilla Glass technology|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels @ 316 ppi|
|Memory (RAM)||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB / 32 GB fixed (non-expandable)|
|Back Camera||10 MP autofocus w/ single LED flash|
|Recording||1080p video recording @ 30 fps|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Sim slot||Single Nano SIM|
|Network||3G / HSPA / LTE (Quad Band)|
|Connectivity||Wifi / Wifi Hotspot / Bluetooth 4.0 / GPS / NFC|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Battery||2,200 mAh Li-Ion (removable)|
|Sensors||Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer|
|Dimensions||129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm|
|Colors||Black, White (customizable via Motomaker)|
|Price||$199 USD (on US contract)|
What’s so special about the Moto X?
Apart from being the very first official phone release of Motorola as a Google company, the Moto X transcends from the typical hardware superiority of other competing brands like HTC, Samsung and Apple. Motorola did quite an extensive research on what the market is really looking for in a smartphone and thus the new Moto X is the fruit of it.
Design-wise, the Moto X is very sleek and neat. It’s got an edge to edge design flaunting its gorgeous wide screen HD display. Motorola is also proud to announce that this product is made in the US, with its main assembly factory located in Forth Worth, Texas. This assembly strategy leads us to the faster delivery of the next strength of the device which is customization.
Designed by You
Tagged as a phone ‘designed by you‘, Motorola made the Moto X design very customizable with different design combinations available based on user preference. The front panel, back panel, and camera accent are all customizable with different color combinations that can be achieved using Motorola’s online studio maker – Motomaker. Still on the same site, you may also add printed signature at the back case, upgrade the device storage to 32 GB, and even purchase additional accesories there such as earphones, chargers, etc.
Aside from aesthetics, what’s even more impressive is what the Moto X can do on the inside. For example the ‘Active Display‘ feature which displays all alerts and important information right within the phone’s lock screen.Without unlocking the device, you can choose appropriate actions for each alert. Meanwhile, the Moto X also has this very intuitive voice recognition feature called ‘OK Google Now‘ which allows you to issue commands on your phone wireless using only you voice. It’s like Siri of Apple without pressing any buttons.
Another cool feature is the Quick capture that enables you to launch the camera with just a quick twist of your wrist. A very helpful feature for capturing momentous and once-in-bluemoon events anytime and anywhere.
The Motorola Moto X is now available on the US though no confirmation yet if the device will expand to other countries especially here in Asia. It is priced at $199 USD (on contract) and will be available in all major US telco networks.
Update: SIM-Free (no contract) Moto X pricing details c/o AT&T – $575 USD for the 16 GB model and $629 USD for the 32 GB version
As for here in the Philippines, we might have to wait for a while before we can get an official launch of the Moto X here in the country. I wonder how much will it cost here in the grey market? Let’s find out soon.
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