Motorola has announced the successor to last year’s Moto X, and it is called the Moto X. Motorola has chosen to not change the name to Moto X+1 like the rumors Predicted (Thankfully).
The new Moto X is in every way better than last year’s Moto X. It has a larger 5.2 Inch (vs 4.7 Inch in last year’s Model) AMOLED Screen that sports a spanking new 1080p Resolution, which is a huge upgrade over last year’s 4.7 Inch 720p One.
While the screen size has increased considerabl, Motorola has managed to fit it in a body that is just a bit bigger than 2013’s Moto X, which is an impressive achievement in itself.
The new Moto X also has Premium Metal Edges, elevating it to a class that 2013’s Moto X can only dream to achieve. It has a Curved Back, which makes it more comfortable to hold. You may even get it with a Leather (Natural, Cognac, Black and Navy Types) Back.
The processor is a sturdy 2.5Ghz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801, which is a huge leap from the 1.7 Ghz Dual-Core that the previous Moto X was sporting. You won’t notice much speed improvements in day-to-day tasks though, but in intensive tasks like Gaming the new Processor really flexes its power.
Paired with the beefy Processor is an ample 2GB of RAM. There is 16/32GB of Storage.
Coming to the Camera, the new Moto X seems to have a massively improved Camera. While the last year’s Moto X has a 10MP Camera that took mediocre shots at best, this year’s Moto X has a 13MP Camera that can shoot 4K Video. According to some early impressions from Journalists, it can take pretty impressive shots in Daylight.
It is running Android Kitkat (4.4.4) and Motorola says it will get an update to Google’s latest Android L soon after it releases.
You can get the new Moto X for $99 on Contract and $499 off Contract. The pricing shows that Motorola has learnt from last year’s Moto X, which was priced $199 on Contract, on par with the flagships, meaning that it wasn’t able to sell much.
Although Motorola closed its Moto Maker Plant, you may be able to buy the new Moto X with your own choice of colors and materials through Moto Maker.
Hopefully this year’s situation is Different, and the new Moto X does seem to be pretty great. We will find out how it measures up when it falls in the hands of Reviewers .