Motorola Moto X (2014)

Announced Sep 5, 2014 •
5.2 screen | 13 megapixels (rear) | 2 megapixels (front)
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Announced Sep 5, 2014
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With its 5.2-inch 1080p OLED screen, thin bezels and aluminium body the new Moto X has much more of a premium touch to it than its predecessor and, as before, leather and wooden back covers will be available through the Motomaker customization service..

Under the hood Android 4.4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. There are versions with 16 or 32GB of built-in memory to choose from but unfortunately no microSD-slot.

In the camera department the new Moto X offers a 13MP sensor and F2.25 aperture, 4K-video and an interesting looking dual-LED ring flash.At the front a 2MP unit should be good enough for the occasional self-portrait or video chat. The 2,300 mAh battery is not removable.

Quick specs
OS Google Android
OS Version 4.4
Front camera effective pixels 2 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 13 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 4128 x 3096
Rear camera focal length 31 mm
Rear camera aperture 2.25
Camera physical shutter release No
Camera image stabilization No
Video camera recording format 2160p, 30fps
LCD size 5.2
Built in memory 16/32GB storage, 2GB RAM
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz)
Dimensions 141 x 72 x 10 mm (5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39)

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Our review

The new Moto X is an upgrade over it predecessor in almost every respect and combines snappy performance and a vibrant 5.2-inch screen with an attractive design and solid build-quality. The 13MP camera occasionally struggles in flash mode and the lack of optical image stabilization means you need a steady hand when shooting in low light, but overall the 2014 Motorola Moto X captures good video and image quality in most shooting situations. It's also more affordable than most of its rivals in the high-end Android bracket of the market, making it a very interesting option for budget-conscious mobile photographers who don't want to compromise on performance.

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