Moto X Launches Ahead Of iPhone 6 – You Might Consider It

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Image courtesy The Verge

It’s that time of year, time for the next round of smartphones to blast you in the face just as you’re due for an upgrade. Motorola announced their 2nd generation Moto X phone and as expected it’s much improved over the 1st generation. I was pretty vocal about the first generation Moto X as I thought it could have been much better than it was, I am glad Moto made some changes.

The overall look and design of the Moto X is much sleeker and pleasing to the eye than the previous generation. The outer edges of the phone are metal giving it a more premium look and of course the customizable backs are still available.

Active notifications are still on this version, which is one of the things I liked about the 1st gen and Moto has added some sensors to enhance the experience. They’ve also gotten creative with their LED flash making it a ring around the camera lens which is a nice touch. There are a lot of neat things happening here and the Moto X is worth looking at when you’re out smartphone shopping this fall. Price point is $499 off contract which is $100 less than HTC or Samsung’s offerings and is most certainly cheaper than the upcoming iPhone 6. If Google holds to their Nexus pricing, the Nexus 6 will come in at $349 so that’s another consideration for would be shoppers. Overall while the Moto X isn’t screaming bigger, badder and better specs…it does hold its own against the big boys and the price point is a big factor. Check out the Verge’s hands on video below and the specs after that.

  • Display: 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (1920×1080, 423ppi)
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801; Adreno 330 GPU
  • Memory: 16GB or 32GB internal storage; no micro SD slot
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Cameras: 13MP rear camera (f2.25, 4K video); 2MP front camera
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Water repellent: Yes
  • Ports: Micro USB; 3.5mm headphone
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/g/b/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio: Front-facing speakers
  • Dimensions: 140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9mm
  • Other: NFC, GPS, GLONASS, 4 microphones, metal frame
  • Weight: 144g
  • Network: GSM, CDMA, LTE
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