MOTO X Review – The evolution continues…

MotoXAn Insight:

The latest release of the time, the all new Moto X is out now to banish its contenders by its performance in the mid-segment smartphone market. Well, talking of this smartphone, one can easily make a pre-conception that this phone is here to create wonders; it is indeed a very appreciate-able effort from Motorola. As its specification boasts, we’re pretty much excited to eye what this machine brought in here to this much expectations & hopes.

Dimensions: Firstly, when you take this smartphone in the hands, it feels very nice. Very few android phones caters this kind of handling ease. The size is almost perfect. It comes perfectly in the palm as it has a curvy back which makes it comfortable to position. The dimension are 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm & it weighs 130 gm.

Moto X design

Display: It has a 4.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a 312 ppi pixel density. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection display. The display is quite vivid & bright but the resolution isn’t great if we compare it with other smartphones in the range. The screen is barely visible in direct sunlight but it looks vibrant in low light conditions.

Camera: It has a 10 megapixel autofocus shooter with a LED flash that frames a picture resolution of 4320 x 2432 pixels. Other relative camera features are 1.4 µm pixel size, Geo-Tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama & HDR. It can also record 1080p HDR video at 30 fps with stereo sound. It has a 2 megapixel HD secondary camera. There is also a newly added feature for camera that is, a user can double wrist flick to launch the camera. There is nothing to boast about Moto X’s camera performance. The images lack that desired picture quality & preciseness. Motorola has never been acclaimed for its smartphone cameras. Also, here the camera feels very basic.

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Performance: Moto X runs a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait processor which sits on Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro Snapdragon chipset. It combines a GPU unit i.e. Adreno 320. It comes in 16 & 32 GB storage variants with 18 amazing color options which are basically back panels. It has a primary memory of 2 GB. This smartphone currently operates on v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android operating system, moreover it is upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat). It has a set of intelligent sensors that are Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer & temperature. Also, A-GPS support and GLONASS. It supports Nano-SIM module. Also, it supports LTE network. Well, if we talk of the raw performance of Moto X, it performs relatively great in mid-range segment of the smartphones. As we can see, its specification is nothing to applaud about but it’s not what we’re watching, the phone must be experienced before making assumptions. Moto X performs blazing fast & fluid. The UI supports it all through. Everything feels so quick & snappy either it is launching apps or jumping to home screen. It is highly customizable like any other android smartphone. One of the important thing of Moto X is that, it shares a glimpse of the stock android. The buttery smooth OS makes it a breeze to operate. Motorola Assist works efficiently.

It carries a Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery which gives a pretty great standby time & power backup. Battery performs excellent & lasts long.

Pros:

  • Dimensions are perfect; Handling is at ease.
  • Display is quite vivid & bright.
  • Commendable battery life.
  • Hassle-free UI; Overhauled & improved Notification System.

 Cons:

  • Camera performance is just average.
  • Screen visibility issues in the direct sunlight.
  • Speaker could have been louder.
  • Lacks any new advancement or feature.

 

FINAL VERDICT: Moto X is a kind of smartphone that can give a good fight to other smartphone manufacturers in the mid-range segment. At Rs. 23,999 it has power, performance & guts to show up. It is quicker & sharper to operate. The UI feels very clean & organized. Obviously, it has its weak points someway down the road but it’s all up to a user to choose upon. I personally appreciate Motorola’s vision of drawing improved mobility & providing it to the advanced & mid smartphone customers. Moto X is another advancement just after the critically acclaimed Moto G. Motorola has really got a long way to go.

MOTO X (16GB)

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