Motorola Moto X (2014) 

Released September, 2014
  • Android 5.1
  • 4G
  • 5.2"
  • Quad core 2.5 GHz
Details are pleasant and crisp, but there’s a hint of aritfacting when panning quickly.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Certainly, we’re pleased with the results out of its 1080p video recording quality, which sees solid details, minimal artifacting elements when panning, clear audio recording, and good color reproductions.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
7.9 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Motorola Moto X

Performance

Processing power and speed

Moto X
8.3
Nexus 5
7.9
Galaxy S4
7.2
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Moto X
n.d.
Nexus 5
n.d.
Galaxy S4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Moto X
6.9
Nexus 5
6.9
Galaxy S4
7.2
Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Moto X
9.0
Nexus 5
8.4
Galaxy S4
8.7
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

7.9

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Moto X
7.9
Nexus 5
7.6
Galaxy S4
7.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Motorola Moto X

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Moto X
2,828
Nexus 4
1,583
Xperia Z
1,590

Reviews Word on the street for the Motorola Moto X


10.0
The display is decently bright, though AMOLED displays aren't the best for combating bright sunlight (the HTC One wins that contest) and auto-brightness is ever so slightly dim, though not so much as the Samsung Galaxy S4.

8.6
Details are effective enough to make everyday things easy on the eyes, seeing that it employs the favorable RGB arrangement with its pixels – while its saturated color reproduction and wide viewing angles are expected qualities from what we’re normally exposed to with AMOLED tech.

9.0
The market is brimming with standard black, white and aluminium handsets, so the ability to add a touch of personalisation and brightness into most people's daily accessory is both long overdue and desired.

9.0

Overall

9.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

I say seemingly because these phones are still very fast and have sharp displays with high pixel density, but in a paper specs war, they look weak.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
Display: Let’s not beat around the bushes here folks, but the specs on the Moto X’s display are nothing worth bragging about.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
We love our big displays, but with them come big casings and pocket-unfriendly phones.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)

Camera

The camera uses an RGBC sensor that should improve low light photos and video.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
Thankfully, they’ve upgraded the hardware this time, as it now bears a larger 13-megapixel 1/3.06” sensor – one that’s complemented with an f2.2 aperture lens, dual-LED ring flash, and up to 4K video recording.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
In terms of cameras, the new Moto X receives its fair share of upgrades, since it now bears a higher count 13-megapixel rear camera, which features an f2.2 aperture lens, dual-LED ring flash, and 4K video recording.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Video

I've streamed HD video for 45 minutes, used push email, surfed the web for an hour on Chrome, played an hour of music with the screen off, made 30 minutes worth of calls and played 30 minutes of Real Racing 3 and Riptide GP 2 and had 20% charge left at bedtime.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
It takes pretty good photos and videos that will be plenty good enough for most folks even if it doesn't beat the top camera phones.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
Regardless of its inability to reproduce colors very accurately, the Moto X is a polarizing thing to use when it comes to watching high definition videos.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Carrier

It seemed as though the brakes were applied everywhere, except Verizon and its DROID line.
by PhoneArena (Aug, 2013)
Lastly, depending on your carrier, you can order it with your choice of colors, though I find the stock woven Kevlar black to be attractive and timeless.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
Moto Maker might come to other carriers, though Verizon has opted out since they're focusing on their exclusive Moto Droid trio for the fall of 2013.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)

Battery

The Moto X's 2200 mAh Lithium Ion battery is sealed inside and I've had no trouble making it from 7am to 11pm on a charge with moderate use on AT&T's LTE 4G network.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)
We should have banished such doubts from out minds as the battery life is very good.
by PocketLint (Jan, 2014)
It's fast and has good battery life.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Weight 144 g
Thickness 9.9 mm
Size 72.4 x 140.8 x 9.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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