Motorola’s Moto X, The Review
Motorola has been trying to stay on the market even after Google bought it, and their latest phone is proof of that. The new Moto X smartphone is worth paying attention to.
It is a sleek phone and for all the colour loving people out there, it comes in a choice of 18 colours.
Dimensions and weight: The Moto X comes in 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm dimensions and weighs only 130g, very light if you ask me.
Screen resolution: The screen is a 4.7 inch AMOLED touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels.
Camera: It has a 10MP rear camera which comes with autofocus and an LED flash for when you take pictures in low light. The front camera is 2 MP which is good enough for your selfies and video calls. It even has a Quick Capture feature which allows you to access your camera by simply twisting your wrist twist as you hold your Moto X, even if you had locked your phone. The camera also has what Motorola calls “ClearPixel” that enables the camera capture 75% more light.
CPU: This phone runs on a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait Snapdragon running on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to Android 4.3 (KitKat). In simple terms, it is fast enough for your browsing needs.
Connectivity: It is 3G and 4G/LTE enabled.
Memory and storage: Moto X originally had two variants, the 16GB and 32GB models, but now according to Android Police, Motorola will make a 64GB model too which will be $100 (approx. K 660)more than the 32GB model. The RAM is 2GB in all the models so the total memory is enough space to store all your favourite files.
Battery: The Moto X has a 2200 mAh battery which is not bad for day to day use, but like we always say, the duration of a phone’s battery depends on personal usage.
Price range: It is going for around $400 (approx K2,640) on major online stores but if it is in or comes to Zambia we should expect higher prices due to shipping costs.
Conclusion: It gets a nod from us, seeing as it allows users a chance to express their personality through the various colours available. Nothing sells more than a product which allows you to be ‘you’. It has a great camera, is fast enough for Zambia’s internet speeds, and it has a very sleek look. However, it’s price may be a bit of a setback because it is slightly higher than that of its main rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 so you might as well wait for the price to come down.
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