Motorola Moto X (2014) Officially Unveiled: 5 Essential Things to Know Before Buying

By Prarthito

    Motorola has had a brilliant re-entry into the Indian smartphone market with the previous generation Moto G, Moto E and Moto X handsets. The handsets, especially Moto E, have seen widespread popularity until the likes of Xiaomi came into the scene.

    But with the old finally laid to rest, Motorola has officially unveiled the new generation Moto G and Moto X handsets. The idea here is to offer a device, not with the greatest or improved specs, but with an improved user experience.

    Motorola Moto X Officially Unveiled: 5 Things to Know Before Buying

    Keeping the discussion limited to the Moto X for the time being, the new handset comes with a 5.2-inch FHD display with 23ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood is a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Unfortunately, the phone doesn't support an external memory option.

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    Not just the specs are improved, but the camera is fairly better and offers great images. The device has a 13MP rear-facing camera with dual-LED ring flash, and 4K video capture. Also, add a 2MP front-facing camera. The new Moto X runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with a few software additions. It also includes better voice command feature.

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    But while the specs look good enough to fit your pocket, why should you consider buying the handset in the first place. Is the specs everything? We take a closer look.

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    This isn't that big a deal, but a real big one if you don't have previous experience with nano SIMs. The new generation Moto X only supports nano SIMs. But we recommend you not to take your normal SIM and cut it to that shape. Rather, just go for a change.

    Motorola didn't really change too much in the new generation Moto X. Rather it made a few basic changes that may just be enough to haul the device a long way. While the previous generation Moto X was made just out of a plastic shell, the new one comes made out of aluminium. There's also an optional leather back cover this time to choose from.

    With the new Moto X, Motorola has also aimed at offering users as improved an experience as possible. And in an improvement over the last generation Moto X, the newly done handset comes with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Compared to this, the previous generation handset offered the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.7GHz.

    When the first generation Moto X came around last year, it came with the first "any screen" voice command system. The feature was later renamed as Moto Voice and was re-introduced in the second generation handset. But with the new Custom Voice Prompts feature, users can work with whatever voice activation prompt they like instead of "OK Google" or "OK Google Now."

    While Motorola has added extra power to the new handset, it has also made sure that the new handset comes upgraded with support for more camera options than there were previously. The new camera is a 13MP snapper with an f/2.25 aperture and dual flash. In fact, it's also able to capture 4K video footage and offers 4x zoom.

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