Moto X Review
In smartphone industry, there is an arms race of sorts which depends on the latest and greatest hardware specifications packed into a phone. It really doesn’t matter whether anyone need that kind of hardware, whether battery drains in twice a day or smartphone gets heated fast. What really matter is that whether the device has best specification or not. This is was the change brought by Motorola in Moto X. It does not possess octa-core, quad-core processor and neither full HD 1080p display.
In spite of having dual-core processor and 720p display, Moto X claims to provide better experience than other available smartphones. It has good build, fast processor, quality display etc. The cost of the phone was Rs 23,999 for the plastic variants and for the wood-panelled models Rs 25,999. It does not have cutting-edge hardware and no big battery but comes with unique always-on touchless control system and latest version of Android OS.
Looks and Design
Moto X is a pretty compact phone despite having 4.7-inch screen. As Motorola says the display takes up almost 70% of the space on the Moto X front panel. The backside of the phone has a slight curve which gives more natural feeling when it is held in the palm. Its body is made up of polycarbonate plastic. Volume Rocker buttons and Power/Lock buttons situated on the right side is also made up of metal and is well designed. It is really very easy to access. Hardware buttons such as Home, Task Switcher Keys and Back are not present on the screen. Moto X is a phone designed for single handed usage. The entire body is in curve shape from sides to the back. It is the only available smartphone in the market having wood-panelled back covers.
Moto X has screen resolution of 720p which is lesser than Full HD resolution (1080p). Its screen is very good, offers pixel density of 312ppi, making videos, text and images appearing crisp. It comes in bright and vibrant colours. Its display looks good even under direct sunlight and overall display quality is wonderful. It uses dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and two-core variant of the chip powering Nexus 4. Both the cores hit almost upto the clock speed of 1.7GHz. Moto X’s X8 chipset consists of two more cores such as natural language processor and contextual computing processor. It has 2GB RAM, 2,200mAh battery, 10MP camera, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.
Moto X has the most fascinating feature of Touchless Control with the help of which you can perform any task just by speaking aloud and the phone will act according to your command. This feature will help you in searching anything on internet, sending text messages, playing songs, making calls, looking up locations on Google Maps etc without looking them in phone like others will do. You will be able to do anything without moving your fingers here and there on phone.
Another wonderful Moto X feature is its Active Display which helps you in showing your entire notifications even if you are not actively operating the phone. The Active Display will show all the missed calls, unread messages and emails, new social media updates, active downloads etc in low energy modes also. This feature will function automatically as soon as you will take out the phone from your pocket or pick it up facing down. This is the most effective and simple way to display all the notifications.
It has 10MP rear camera and 2MP front camera both helps in taking amazing pictures if provided right lighting conditions. The sensor has the capability for picking good detail but images lack punch and results in feeling flat. Its UI is very minimalistic. It has new feature which allows you to access the camera quickly just by flickering your wrist. You are not provided with any way for changing the resolution of videos as you will get struck with 1080p recording every time.
Motorola Moto X supports 3G and quad-band 2G. You are provided with dual-band Wi-Fi ‘ac’, USB Host, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, GPS, Miracast and GLONASS. This is the good mix of connectivity options which is really difficult to finding this price. Web browsing is a smooth experience and you will also be able to access heavy websites easily. When you shoot a video or play games then this phone becomes little warm otherwise it remains cool all the time.
Moto X has 2200mAh battery which provides full day charge on using also. It has completed 8 hour battery test easily which included the mixture of music, video, calling, YouTube streaming etc. It has power saver mode which jerks at once when battery reaches orange level thus cutting off packet data.
Moto X is the perfect reply to those iPhone’s user who says that iPhone gives better experience than Android phones. It has wonderful design and most fascinating features which makes user experience extremely enjoyable moments. Thus, the overall user experience is simply unmatched.