Oldies but goldies, isn’t it? Motorola needed to reinvent themselves and thought that Moto X is forced to evolve. Guided by the new owner, Google, Moto X was attempting to do what perhaps no other Android phone has never done before: a "bigger, faster" step towards, focusing on functionality, promises to make a significant difference. In this regard, although there are phones that exceed the specifications of Moto X, they have the same price. Is this a crazy strategy or Moto X is the future of Android devices?
Hardware and customizable
Construction quality is a hot topic in the world of smartphones and at this chapter Moto X is somewhere in between. Unlike HTC One, it quit in favor of plastic metal components. However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4, plastics are dense and not glossy finish that swarms around Korean flag. But it is resistant to water, and for this Motorola used a special treatment of coating for making even water resistant circuits.
Motorola Moto X is an extremely fast smartphone, which was expected from a device with 2 GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.7 GHz. This process is only a small part of the device brain, represented by the X8 hardware, which contains a graphics quad-core Adreno 32 processor. The Android operating system is the only foundation on which those at Motorola have created an impressive array of functions and features for the new Moto X, of which the most notable are the wide variety of applications that can be activated and used by simple voice command without the need to use its touchscreen.
Connectivity includes LTE and CDMA/EVDO Rev.A along with UMTS/HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE+EDR and NFC. The sensors are including GPS, GLONASS, and a digital compass.
Software and Performance
Motorola Moto X has an operating system based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Motorola Moto X has two main modes, Driving and Meeting. In Driving mode the phone uses its GPS and accelerometer to realize if you're on the move, providing automatic reading of incoming messages or answer calls in speaker mode. In Meetings mode, Moto X sees the calendar and automatically deactivates when you know you're busy. Calls will be accepted only from favorite contacts of those who call twice in a short span of time. If you take the phone out of your pocket, it is smart enough to start by itself, and when placed in a pocket or on the desk face down it closes automatically.
Something that makes the difference between Moto X and other Android phones is Google Now. When you say "OK Google Now" with a command such as placing a call, a message to a contact, navigation instructions, the phone automatically starts and respects its order. But if you worry about security, Google has not forgotten it, and when you turn on "Touchless Control" you will have to utter three times, with the same tone, the "OK Google Now" phrase.
If there is a component that can be praised most, that is the camera. Moto X has a 10.1 megapixel camera with Clear Pixel sensor, which increases light sensitivity by 75% due to CMOS "RGBC" (red-green-blue-clear), along with an f/2.4 aperture. It does not have image stabilization, although the company says it is twice faster than its rivals.
Even accessing the camera application can be made directly through Quick Launch Shortcut. Instead of a specific button, Moto X recognize when you rotate the wrist twice and automatically enter in the application, passing the lock screen in the process.
As for the video, it is stuck at 1080p FullHD. Even if it is able to shoot in the dark better than rivals in the video you can see noise and skipped frames.