The Motorola Moto X and Moto G put Motorola back on the map last year, they showed the world that you didn’t need to have the latest and greatest specs or a huge great screen as both of them had screens under 5″. So when rumours starting appearing about new models we all wondered quite what they would do for the second generation. Today Motorola announced the new Moto G and Moto X and fans of the previous small size are going to be a bit miffed, as both models are about 5″.
Leigh already covered the new Moto G earlier today so I’m only going to cover the Moto X here.
Spec wise the new Moto X shares many specs with the current flagships, lets have a look.
- Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
- Capacity: Storage (ROM) Std: 16GB, Motomaker: 32GB.
- Dimensions: Height 140.8 mm, Width 72.4 mm, Depth 9.97mm, Weight 144 grams.
- Cameras: Rear camera: 13MP F2.25, Front Camera: 2MP (1080p).
- Audio: Speakers: front-facing and at bottom.
- Processor: MSM8974-AC 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with quad-core CPU.
- RAM 2GB.
- Display: 5.2” (423 ppi), 1080p OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Connectivity: Wifi 80211.ac, BT 4.0LE, USB centered at bottom, 3.5mm Headset Jack.
- Battery: 2300 mAh.
Motorola made a big thing of the Motomaker service last year where you could create a unique looking device on their website. It allowed you to change the colour of almost every part of the phone, resulting in something totally unique. When the Moto X eventually made it to the UK they didn’t bother with Motomaker, but this year it will be available. Roll on my green and yellow phone.
As regards price and availability Motorola have said the following:
- Black 16GB, leather 16GB and bamboo 16GB
- Starting from £419.99
- Available from Amazon from the end of September
- Moto Maker 16GB – starting from £419.99
- Moto Maker 16GB with wood/leather – starting from £439.99
- Moto Maker 32GB – starting from £459.99
- Moto Maker 32GB with wood/leather – starting from £479.99
Overall I am liking the idea of the new Moto X, it’s bigger, has a better camera, it still has the fancy lockscreen notifications, personally I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
Motorola have published a couple of videos on their YouTube channel, take a look below.
Choose the new Moto X:
The New Moto X Camera:
Fancy a read of the press release? Just hit the button below.
Motorola Gives You the Power to Choose with New Smartphones, Wearables and Accessories
5TH SEPTEMBER 2014, LONDON- A year ago we relaunched Motorola with a very clear purpose — to give you more meaningful choices that put you in control of your mobile experience. Today we take that promise to the next level with the introduction of the new Moto X and Moto G smartphones, Moto Maker, Moto 360 watch and Moto Hint wireless earbud. This dynamic new portfolio of products gives you unprecedented power to choose how your mobile technology fits into your life, with new customisation options, better value and new ways to connect.
Choose the colour or materials that grace the back of your phone. Choose to design your own software experience starting from pure Android. Choose to get the information you want most, either at a glance on your phone or on your wrist, or discreetly to your ear, without ever using your hands. And choose not to pay premium prices for premium experiences.
The new Moto X: Pure style. Pure performance.
The new Moto X is designed with a sense of style and balance, featuring a curved metal frame, vivid 5.2” Full HD display, and authentic materials such as sustainable woods and genuine leather that feel great in your hand. Moto X gives you fast performance with the latest, unadulterated version of Android along with the quickest updates. Enhanced voice control lets you select a custom prompt, and use your voice to do just about anything. Plus, Moto X learns your preferences and adapts to you, making everyday interactions easier.
Creating your standout style is simple through our online customisation studio, Moto Maker, now available in the UK. Choose from a wide variety of colours and accents, software options and even add your own signature to make sure your handset truly reflects your style.