Moto X - Is this worth your time and money?

Just recently at the IFA 2014, Motorola have announce the next flagship for both Moto G and Moto X.
The real question remained - Are they worth your time and money ?

Moto X and Moto G are a prove that you do not need lots of software tweak or a high end specification to compete in the current smartphone market. Lot of consumers agreed that both Moto X and G gives them a very good experience in using it. Maybe it's the next closest thing to Nexus devices which give you the pure android experience.
We all have to agree that those software that Samsung, Htc and LG pre-loaded with are mostly gimmicks. Some of the software they implemented that you don't really even use it.
Let's move on to the Specification for Moto X (2014) and Moto G(2014).

Moto X :

 Design: 

The design for moto X are beautiful. A nice curve at the back make your gripping very comfortable and also easy to use one handed. The speaker for the phone are shifted to the front, similar to HTC but it's not dual stereo speaker. The top is your  It comes with the smooth plastic cover or the leather cover. *For the leather cover, it's best to avoid getting it wet because it will start to tear off easily*

Screen Display: 

With its 5.2Inch Display (140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9mm) and weighing at 144grams. It's heavier than the predecessor which is kind of expected as  you are getting more screen real estate. The phone resolution also finally being bumped up to 1080p and 423 pixels per inch which making viewing videos and scrolling through picture a great experience.

Software:

Compared to Google's Nexus devices, Moto X doesn't run the Purist form of Android. Like i say at the start of the post, is the closest thing that you can get. It has Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and Motorola also said that when Android L is available, you can update to it. Similarly to the previous Moto X, the digital and search assistant, Moto Voice, works like Google Now. You can activate it with your voice command. You can name your phone too, and wake him up by the nickname that you gave. - For example: Hey Frank, what is the weather forecast for today. 
You can also ask the phone to take selfie and it will bring up the front facing camera and start to countdown for a picture. There are tons of things that you can do with it. Treat it as a smarter Apple's Siri. 

According to the reviews by MKHB, there are also 4 sensor around the front of the phone. This is the reason why you are able to wave your hand to check notification or to silence your incoming call. It's pretty darn cool. There's also Moto Assist, which adjust your device's setting depending on where you are. (Meeting, at home, driving or sleeping) 

Camera:

The Camera has also jumped from 10 to 13 megapixels, and able to record video in slow motion and in Ultra HD 4K. It doesn't have lot of camera software but all those normal software is sufficient in my opinion. The front facing camera is 2-megapixel and able to record in 1080p HD video, but panoramic shooting and control focus are disabled. You are allowed to take pictures while shooting video as well as pausing the live recording. The Camera is not as fantastic as the other smartphone, but how can you complain for the price tag like this?

Performances:

The Moto X's processor (SnapDragon 801),  is not the latest but they are fast enough to use. According to the most of the reviews, the phone is snappy and very fast for day to day uses and no visible lag. It is also powered by a 2300mAh Battery, the phone has a reported talk time of 17 hours and a standby time of 10.4days. According to most of the reviews, the battery is decent, but the improvement is not significantly. The reason should be due to the 1080p screen. 

Conclusion:

Even though this phone doesn't packed with the latest processor or the latest software tweaks, this phone still has amazing screen for you to watch movie with. You are able to play the latest game or using most of app like facebook, instagram or twitter without any lags. It's bundle with 2 years contract for the US carrier AT&T and at a price point for USD $100 (I not very sure about this) and you can get the unlocked version at USD $499.99 on Motorola website. If you want a phone that is customizable, this is phone will be your top choices. 

*For my Singapore's readers. - It's not available in singapore. But you are able to buy it on the Motorola website or other mobile phone retails. The price should around SGD$568 ++

For more of the review, you can watch it below. 

\

Related Articles

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive

ads