Motorola Moto X Overview
The Moto X is the first phone built by Motorola after the company was acquired by Google. The handset expresses at least some of the innovation you’d hope would spring from such a union. It listens for your voice even when the screen is off, wakes up when you pull it out of your pocket, and tries to optimize its behavior depending on what you’re doing. Spec-wise, it’s capable but not particularly impressive. It's powered by a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB RAM. Images can be composed and viewed on a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED screen.
On the camera side of things the Moto X features an unusual 10 megapixel RGBC 1/2.6-inch 16:9 sensor and a F2.4 lens.It offers an Auto HDR mode, Panorama mode and Gesture camera activation but overall we found in our review the camera could not quite keep up with the best models in the market in terms of image quality, performance and features.
|Front camera effective pixels||2 megapixels|
|Front camera resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Rear camera effective pixels||10 megapixels|
|Rear camera resolution||4320 x 2432|
|Rear camera focal length||28 mm|
|Rear camera aperture||2.4|
|Camera physical shutter release||No|
|Camera image stabilization||Unknown|
|Video camera recording format||1080p, 30fps|
|Built in memory||16GB storage, 2GB RAM|
|Weight||130 g (4.59 oz)|
|Dimensions||129 x 65 x 10 mm (5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41″)|
The Moto X is an innovative Android phone, and a relative value off-contract. But despite a sensor that can deliver solid image quality in low light, results are marred by exposure inconsistencies, color inaccuracies and artifacts. A barebones camera app and lack of a physical shutter button doesn’t help recommend the phone to more technical mobile photographers.