Reviews and Problems with Motorola Moto X (XT1052 / XT1053 / XT1055 / XT1056 / XT1058 / XT1060)
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Motorola Moto X - 2nd Generation (Verizon)
6 March 2015
Excerpt: With portable devices becoming a more important part of any tech companies bottom line, consumers benefit from increased competition. In the case of the Moto X, Motorola created a phone that won the praise of many critics. When the company was sold to Lenovo, people wondered if the Moto X was dead. With the second iteration of the Moto X, Lenovo shows that it’s interested in growing, and improving, its business.
Summary: Moto X second generation is pricing for $99. It offers high performance and high quality resolution. However, it has a shorter battery life than other smart phones such as HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5. Therefore, it is a smart phone that people can consider to buy.
Summary: Always an open ear. Motorola treats its flagship to an upgrade while maintaining the tried virtues. Speech control has been advanced even further. Besides that, a strong Snapdragon 801 and a 13 MP camera have been installed. The smartphone can be personalized over the Moto maker and even allows using exclusive materials like real wood and leather.
Pros: Swift SoC, Latest Android, Good ergonomics, Very good phone sound, Always-on speech control, Can be personalized, Gesture control, Good screen, Wide frequency coverage, Stable performance even during load, Voice control is available even in standby, and it really makes sense then. Besides that, the Moto X presents a swift performance.
Cons: Little available storage, Non-expandable storage, Few accessories included, Uneven gaps, Screen could be brighter, Barely any accessories, No LTE Cat. 6, The storage capacity is tight in the 16 GB version. A micro-SD slot would have been nice.
Summary: In its new avataar, the Motorola Moto X is finally a true flagship, both on paper and in real world performance. It's very good value for money, but many may be put off by its weaknesses. The bad camera and limited storage may very well affect its sales. The phone is every bit the performer in all other respects though.
Pros: Smooth, fluid performance with no lag, Good build quality, feels very premium in both leather and wood, Full-HD display is bright and very premium, Good battery life
Cons: Camera quality is poor., Leather back can get scratched somewhat easily.
Conclusion: Motorola wowed us with the first Moto X, but the second generation is even better. The improved screen, high-end processor, and endlessly customizable design make the 2014 Moto X a true flagship smartphone. The nearly pure Android experience is refreshing as are the few flourishes Motorola added to the user experience. The first Moto X may have been a solid mid-range phone, but this year’s Moto X is undoubtedly high-end.
Pros: Personalized design, Fast processor, Great screen size
Conclusion: The second-generation Motorola Moto X smartphone is a welcome return to form, thanks to its excellent performance and smooth, unadulterated Android 4.4 interface.
Pros: Vastly improved display and processor over its predecessor. Beautiful design. Wide variety of hardware customizations available. Solid voice command implementation. Stellar call quality. Clean, near-stock Android 4.4 UI. Will be upgradable immediately to Android L once available. Low entry price.
Cons: Inconsistent camera performance. Tons of carrier bloatware. No memory card slot. Battery isn't removable.
Moto X review (2014): from also-ran to amazing in one year
11 September 2014
Conclusion: The 2014 Moto X is a huge step forward from last year's model, and it's finally equipped to compete with a sea of strong competitors. With an impressive (not to mention customizable) design and some thoughtful software features, this is the flagship phone that Motorola should have made in the first place.
Pros: Runs near-stock Android, Motorola's additional features are smart and useful, Snappy performance, Thoughtful, comfortable design, Lots of customization options
Cons: Cameras are average at best and frustrating at worst, Unremarkable battery life, Some carrier bloatware
Excerpt: Just over a year ago, Motorola introduced its new brand and identity and launched the Moto X, a different kind of smartphone than anything before it. It could be customized differently for each and...
Pros: Premium design and feel, Big, beautiful display, Fast, no compromise performance
Cons: Camera still inconsistent, Battery life could be better