The "1-Minute" Review
The Motorola Moto X is the first Google-created phone from Motorola. Unlike many other smartphones of its class, the Moto X offers incredible customization from memory storage to color choice of the phone itself.
The X offers a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of memory and either 16 or 32B of onboard storage. Although these specs aren’t particularly impressive, especially compared to phones like the HTC One and Galaxy S4, TechRadar notes that that phone offers notable features such as “hands-free Google Now voice commands, a clever notification system and camera access with the flick of wrist.” Despite the lower hardware specs, the phone boasts a long battery life and, according to Motorola, can last up to 10 days on standby mode and Engadget notes that the battery life lasted well over 24-hours with numerous apps running.
The 4.7” screen on the Moto X has a 720p resolution, which is lower than the HTC One display and other smartphones in its class. Despite a slightly lower resolution, Engadget notes that the screen “looks great from most any angle...That said, it's not the brightest display...and the glaring light of a bright summer sun does make it difficult to discern onscreen content.” In addition, the smaller screen means a smaller phone. TechRadar says that the size and weight of the phone make it easier to wield than current Android leaders and goes on to say that “it's easy to operate in one hand, due to its moderate size as well as a power button and volume rocker on the right side.”
Most reviewers agree that the Moto X is an excellent phone despite some pitfalls. Engadget states that “it's the smartest smart object I'm currently carrying on my person.” While TechRadar disliked the camera quality and the lack of removable storage they still praise the phone saying, “It is a great phone though, one we'd be happy to champion.”
The Good: Excellent battery life, good viewing angle, customization of actual phone color.
The Bad: Poor quality camera, no removable storage, lower screen resolution when compared to Android phone leaders.
Prices (Where to Buy)
Motorola released the Moto X on August 23, 2013.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto X user manual here.
Motorola backs up the Moto X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Moto X has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.