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- Moto X is always ready to tell you what you need to know. Information quietly appears on the screen. It doesn't interrupt. It's battery friendly. You don't have to wake Moto X up to look at the time or see your messages. That constant itch to check your phone will be gone forever.
- Moto X is ready when you are. It responds to your voice - no touching necessary. You can check the weather, get directions, or do just about anything without lifting a finger. Moto X doesn't guess like other phones do. It knows.
- Just by picking it up and twisting your wrist twice, Moto X is ready to shoot. Touch anywhere on the screen, and you'll get an amazing shot. You can even capture the darkest scenes or stop motion blur in bright light. All in just a few seconds.
- 4G enabled
- Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) operating system
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|Display Size||5.2 inches||5.5 inches||5 inches||5 inches||4.5 inches||5 inches|
|Item Dimensions||1.04 x 6.53 x 12.94 cm||7.66 x 0.98 x 15.3 cm||1.1 x 7 x 14.15 cm||7.14 x 14.3 x 0.95 cm||7.62 x 12.7 x 0.64 cm||0.93 x 7.2 x 14.46 cm|
|Item Weight||144 grams||155 grams||150 grams||141 grams||136 grams||330 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||8 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|Operating System||—||Android||android||Android||Android||Android 6.0|
|Special Feature||—||camera; face_detection; flash; front_camera; GPS; mp3_ringtones; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; e-mail; usb; wifi||camera||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; mp3_ringtones; radio; quad_core_processor; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; face_detection; flash; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; radio; touchscreen; usb; wifi||Solid as rock, 16GB ROM+ 2GB RAM big storage space. 5.0inch HD display, Using for Android6.0 style ,running so great and stable. MTK6737 quad-core processor which has the best running effect. It has unbelievable touch screen design which provide you a wonderful comfortable touch. Quick charge 2000mAh battery. 5.0MP+2.0MP camera you can take the clear photo as you like.|
|Wireless Communication Technology||—||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||LTE||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||—|
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Ready when you are.
Moto X is always ready to respond to your voice.
Once you turn it on, Moto X is all yours. Just talk.
It just fits.
We think your phone should actually fit your hand, not the other way around. So we went ahead and made one that does just that.
The updates you need at a glance.
Introducing a better way to get your notifications. It's everything you want to know, when you want to know it. Delivered discreetly to your screen.
To use your Moto X, you only need your voice. Because it's always ready to respond to your voice, Moto X doesn't guess like other phones. It knows.
Twist and take.
Moto X becomes your camera with just a twist of your wrist. Touch anywhere to take an amazing shot.
We've upgraded the upgrade process. Wirelessly transfer stuff from your old phone to your new Motorola phone with Motorola Migrate.
Moto X owners get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage on top of the standard 15GB free for two years to safely keep and share photos, documents and other files.
Offer must be redeemed within 30 days of activation.
Moto X recognizes when you shouldn’t be bothered, like when you’re sleeping or driving.You can set actions and exceptions so that they work exactly how you want them to.
Read and reply to texts, and see who’s calling your Moto X directly from your computer’s Chrome browser. All without ever having to reach for your phone.
2G bands (primary SIM): 850,900,1800,1900 MHz
2G standards: EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards: HSPA+, UMTS
4G bands supported: 800,1800,2600 MHz
4G standards: LTE
Auto focus: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Bluetooth version: 4.0 LE EDR
Built-in flash: Yes
Cables included: USB
Colour of product: Black
Compatible memory cards: No
Depth: 1.04 cm
Digital zoom: 4x
Display diagonal: 11.9 cm (4.7")
Display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Display type: AMOLED
Flash type: LED
Form factor: Bar
GPS (satellite): Yes
Height: 12.9 cm
Internal RAM: 2048 MB
Internal storage capacity: 16 GB
Main camera resolution (numeric): 10 MP
Maximum frame rate: 30 fps
Operating system installed: Android
Operating system version: 4.4
Orientation sensor: Yes
Processor architecture: ARM7
Processor cores: 2
Processor family: Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency: 1.7 GHz
Processor model: S4 Pro
Quick start guide: Yes
SIM card capability: Single SIM
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution: 2 MP
Subscription type: No subscription
Touch screen type: Capacitive
Touch technology: Multi-touch
USB port: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes: 1080p
Weight: 130 g
Wi-Fi standards: 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Width: 6.53 cm
Circle wind USB cable
SIM removal tool kit
From the manufacturer
Moto XOnce you experience Moto X, you’ll see how it’s unlike any other device
Moto X is ready when you are. It responds to your voice - no touching necessary. Instead of a generic, unhelpful blinking light, information important to you quietly appears on the screen. When you pick it up, Moto X is curved to fit in your hand. Twist your wrist twice, it becomes your camera, and gets the shots you’d otherwise miss. Once you turn it on, Moto X is all yours. Just talk.
Moto X is always ready to tell you what you need to know. Instead of a blinking light that doesn’t actually tell you anything, information quietly appears on the screen. It doesn’t interrupt. It’s battery friendly. You don’t have to wake Moto X up to look at the time or see your messages. Before you know it, that constant itch to check your phone will be gone forever.
To use your Moto X, you only need your voice. Without touching it at all, you can get directions, set an alarm or do just about anything — just by talking. Say “OK Google Now” to get started. Say “Do I need an umbrella today?” and it gives you up-to-the-minute weather for your location. Tell it you’re going home, and your Moto X will get you there. Because you teach it your voice it’s always ready to respond to you. Moto X doesn’t guess like other phones do. It knows.
Moto X knows when you need a camera. Just twist your wrist twice and it’s ready to shoot. Touch anywhere on the screen, and you’ll get the shot. All in just a few seconds. Its high-quality sensor can capture the darkest scenes or stop motion blur in bright light. With Moto X, you’ll always get the perfect shot.
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All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on signal strength, network configuration, features selected, and voice, data, operating temperature and other application usage patterns. All talk and standby times are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other applications usage patterns. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Corning and Gorilla Glass are registered trademarks of Corning, Inc. Google, Google Maps, Google Mail and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Top customer reviews
It's very well built and sturdy (mine has survived a number of drops that would have killed many a phone) and has never given me a moment's bother. Battery life is solid if unspectacular, the camera is ok but not great, yet I strangely love this phone because it's so dependable.
I also like the size, which is just a little bigger than than an IPhone 5 SE (and this small difference makes it much better to type on) but not approaching small tablet territory. If your hands are smallish (like mine), this will be comfortable and the rounded edges make it easy to hold.
If you are looking for reasonably priced, reasonably specced phone you could do far worse than this.
My screen has tiny visible stripes of varying brightness (maybe because it was a demo display item) - doesn't feel "premium" but still very nice screen. I like the shade of white it has.
On cyanogenmod GPS doesn't work and Settings screen "networks - more" crashes - can only get inside using status bar shortcuts.
It seems getting better signal than my other phones.
What do I like about it? In short, - the screen, its perfect size, build quality and Moto's special features.
The screen is gorgeous. It's AMOLED Plus, and many people who've used one for a while will tell you they can't go back to anything else. Just do a web search for AMOLED Plus and read the forums. Each pixel lights itself, there is no backlight, so blacks are black and colours are vivid and not washed out. Furthermore, pixels are arranged as they are on a traditional television screen (RGB) meaning that images are sharp and colours are displayed correctly. The screen is not as high a resolution as the iPhone 5S or the latest Samsung Galaxies, but it doesn't need to be. Lighting less pixels also helps the battery, and I'll come on to that again later.
I love the special features on this phone. Motorola Migrate made it easy to transfer absolutely everything from my previous phone with no hassle, including music, video and photos. Motorola Connect is something I wasn't expecting, which enables me to send and receive texts from any Chrome browser. It will even tell me when the phone is ringing and who is calling. It's really useful to be able to text from my Chromebook and desktop PC. The browser extension also looks identical to the SMS screen in Android, showing all my contact photos. I'm really impressed with this feature.
Another Moto special is active notifications. When I move the phone, such as picking it up from a desk or lifting it from my pocket, the screen will light a few pixels in the centre showing the time and any notification symbols like text and gmail. I don't have to press the power button and it doesn't have to light the rest of the screen when it does this, as it's AMOLED and not LCD. I'm surprised Samsung haven't already come up with something like this beyond the vibration, as their flagship phones are AMOLED.
The Moto X can be voice activated without even touching it. There is a chip which continually listens for voice commands and uses little battery. The phrase 'OK Google now' is used and the X can be trained to recognise the owner's voice. It can be used for making calls, sending texts, opening apps, setting alarms, asking for directions and even asking questions such as 'how far is it to Glasgow?' At first I thought this was a gimmick but I'm now finding it very useful. iPhone users have probably had this for a while with Siri, but being able to do some of these things without even looking at the phone is impressive. The other day I'd lost the phone somewhere in the kitchen. I shouted the activation followed by 'find my phone' and the phone rang, leading me straight to it. If this feature feels a bit weird and freaky it can be turned off, but it started to feel less weird after a while. I would like to be able to activate navigation while keeping the phone in my top pocket, but I haven't worked out whether I can get past the final start command without having to touch the screen. This might be one example of how it could be better implemented. Maybe I need to read up on it more.
Motorola Assist is also useful. It learns what I am doing and I can set rules for when I'm doing them. For example, it knows when I am driving and can be set to send an automatic text reply to the sender to tell them I'm not available. It can also be set to tell me with speech who is calling or texting in case I might want to pull over and use the phone. I can set it to do different things at different times of the day, and if I want to use my calendar for meetings I can tell it what to do while I'm in a meeting.
The build quality is fantastic and it feels great in the hand, being a slim single unit and having a rubbery soft and slightly rounded back. A slight compromise is that it doesn't have a user replaceable battery and it doesn't have expandable memory. Although my previous phone had both, I don't miss them as much as I thought I would. As I'm now using Google Drive, does a phone really need a microSD slot?
It came with Android 4.4 KitKat and as it's not full of bloat-ware I expect it to receive updates from Moto fairly quickly. Hopefully the sale of Motorola to Lenovo won't affect this.
The camera seems great, but as I don't use phone cameras often, I'm not going to say too much about this. I know it has some unusual sensor that's supposed to let more light in. Opinions have been divided on whether it works as intended, but it seems fine to me. I took some pictures at a dimly-lit dinner recently and they looked fine. The camera interface I think is bespoke and is very intuitive, probably better than stock Android.
The rear speaker sounds well above average, it is very good. It wasn't a priority for me but I've noticed it is far better than other phones I've had. Similarly the call quality is very good indeed. Also on the subject of audio, I listen to music on high quality Sennheiser earbuds using Poweramp and FLAC files. The quality is very good, though possibly falls slightly short of the Wolfson-enabled Samsung Galaxies. It's acceptable to me though and after a while I've grown accustomed to the subtle differences in sound. One tip - be sure to turn off the awful Moto audio effects which are on by default. This is probably the only feature of the Moto X which I won't be using, and I'm wondering if it's buggy, because it really does make the sound awful.
Lastly don't be put off by reviews criticising Moto's use of an older CPU in the X. It's perfectly adequate, and nothing lags on this phone. CPU power is not much of an issue in phones now, especially now that Android has been optimised to run on lower-specced handsets. This phone, and all the apps I've tried, are silky-smooth.
I'm really passionate about this phone, it's a winner, so if you have any other questions, please ask. Very much a 5-star phone.
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