The new age Motorola Moto X is finally here. Sure Motorola hit the sweet spot with the previous generation Moto X and Moto G, but the new generation ones are here with heightened specs and improved features for a whole different experience.
Both the new age Moto X and Moto G handsets have undergone design and spec upgrades to make them even more impressive than the ones that were launched last year. And the end result is actually impressive.
But while the new smartphone is just an upgrade over the old variant, people have already started taking pretty well to the new device. And we don't see that popularity diminishing any time soon. Especially when Motorola has also promised all the latest upgrades onto the smartphone.
What are the basic changes between the two? Here's a look at the top 5 key differences between the first generation Moto X and the second generation Moto X.
The phone has seen a bit of change over its form factor. The new model for 2014 has been made from aluminium whereas last year's version was just a plastic shell. Also, the back of the phone has seen more changes with Motorola shifting from a wood rear to the new version that not only offers wood but also an optional leather back cover.
Motorola has also made sure that there's a considerable difference in terms of power and processing for the new phone, compared to the old. While last year it used the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.7GHz, the new Moto X features a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. And that's quite impressive.
Like the Moto X of 2013 before it, the latest Moto X comes with 2014's latest Android operating system pre-installed into the handset. That means it will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. In fact, there's not much to choose from between both the handsets in this regard.
Another change that Motorola introduced to the Moto X of 2014 is a bigger screen. Keeping up with all others in the market offering a bigger screen, he Moto X has been upgraded from last year's 4.7-inch display to a 5.2-inch screen. In fact, this year's 5.2-inch display has a higher resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 423ppi. And that's better than last year's 316ppi.
Apart from all things, the new Moto X also has an upgrade for its battery. Although not much of a change, but the battery offering has climbed up from 2,200mAh last year to 2,300mAh this year. And this bump is battery capacity is expected since it will help support the large screen that will suck more power.