The original Motorola Moto X, which was introduced last year, couldn't keep to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4. Today Motorola unveiled the new Moto X, the much anticipated successor to the Moto X. The new premium smartphone will go on sale in India later this month.
The new Moto X is so much better compared to its predecessor. It is running atop Android 4.4 (KitKat), and it'll soon gain the Android L update. Both the hardware and software blended really well. The ability to customize rear-back cover is another advantage. The large 5.2-inch FHD display appears to be vibrant in nature.
The fitted internal hardware, meanwhile, lives up to the expectation. The new Moto X has a 13MP rear camera that in our tests seemed to work like a charm.
At Motorola's Delhi event, we go to test the new Moto X. Here's our first impression.
Motorola New Moto X - Form Factor, Design, Display and Operating System (OS)
Motorola has made a number of welcome changes. At first glance, you'll notice an aluminum frame around the phone, which feels solid and premium in nature. Now, the Moto X is a big taller and wider, which is noticeable very easily. Despite the large size, the device feels nice in hand.
With the new Moto X, Motorola is clearly targeting the HTC M8 in terms of build quality. If you've been waiting for a top notch Android smartphone, the Moto X is it and it feels way ahead in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Nexus 5.
The most obvious is the switch from a 4.7-inch to 5.2-inh 1080p Full HD screen which brings the new Moto X in line with the Samsung Galaxy S5( 5.1-inch), Google Nexus 5 ( 5-inch) and HTC One M8 (5-inch).
The power button and Volume rocker keys are situated on the right hand side, while frontal speakers are at the bottom and down the screen, producing rich sound. Like the new Moto G, the Moto X is water-resistant, making it a tough guy in the crowd.
The new Moto X will come in an array of colors and finishes. You can either choose between wooden (optional) back plates or opt for subtle black leather casing.
Motorola's Moto X, meanwhile, features a large 5.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p. Yes indeed, the 1080p HD panel has more natural tones than its predecessor. So far the display looks vibrant in nature.
As you would expect from an AMOLED panel, viewing angles are great. Motorola also manages to strike a right balance between colors, too.
The new Moto X runs on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) with no messy UI layer on top. This is a huge advantage with a Motorola-made phone. As you expect from the Android 4.4, the interface is simple and cleaner. We really like the UI which looks a lot simpler when compared to Samsung's TouchWiz or Xiaomi's MIUI.
Rather than using a costume build ROM, Motorola has added some really nifty features. For instance, the Moto Assist feature is very useful. Basically, the management tool acts as a digital assistant.
Voice-activated wake-up command thing is also useful, letting you to create your own voice commands.