After much speculation, Motorola launched its second generation Moto X (not named Moto X+1 as per the rumors) in India. Known for its design focused on ergonomics rather than specifications in its first iteration, the second generation Moto X comes with a metal frame and powerful specifications along with touchless functionality which makes it one of the very best Android devices in the market so far. Also, the choice of materials now includes leather option for a really premium feel. Read on to fond out the detailed specifications, features, pricing and availability information. Also, check out our hands on video review of the device.
- GSM,3G/LTE connectivity
- 5.2″ AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 424ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat with stock UI (upgradable to Android L)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 13 MP camera with dual-LED ring flash, 2160p video recording
- 2 MP front camera with 1080p video recording
- 16/32 GB of built-in storage
- Active noise cancellation with four microphones
- 2,300 mAh non-removable battery
- Gesture controls, Voice Control and Active Notifications
- Leather, Wooden back option
From the hardware point of view, The 2nd generation Moto X comes head to head with the flagships like HTC One M8, Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy series. This shift from Motorola will address the major gripe of the consumers with the previous iteration of Moto X last year, which proved to an expensive purchase for a mid range device. However, Motorola’s sole focus on ergonomics makes a great comeback here. The presence of metal frame renders the device a premium feel. Display is now a full HD 1080p panel with excellent viewing angles and brightness. Stock Android is a win-win situation with zero bloatware and buttery smooth performance. Motorola’s proprietary apps are now consolidated into a single app which acts as a control center for all the extra (and useful) functionality added to the device. You are no longer limited to “Okay Google Now” keyword to access the Touchless functionality of the device. It can set to any thing as per your preference. “Okay Jarvis” was a pretty popular term among Motorola staff !
Hands On Video Review
Here’s a hands on video review of the device from the launch event.
Here’s a camera test from the device.
Gaming review of the device.
Moto X 2014 Scratch test – Gorilla Glass 3 put to test.
Pricing & Availability
Moto X is available exclusively through Flipkart at Rs. 31,999 for the Black plastic variant. The Wooden Bamboo and Black Leather variants cost Rs.33,999.
Moto X is a fresh breath of air in this ever competitive smartphone market. It not only improves upon the previous iteration but it does that on a massive scale this time. A complete boost on hardware side has pushed the device from a mid range device to a flagship competitor. The software front is pure unadulterated Android and you can’t go wrong with it. It offers very high performance without any performance lags and promised upgrades from Google. We think that Moto X (2nd generation) is one of the best Android device which provides the best combination of looks, functionality and price tag for the consumers.