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.
Summary: When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the collaboration between Motorola and Android engineers led to an incredibly sleek device and a good user experience.
Pros: Gorgeous display, Seamless design, Voice controls make a great personal assistant, Excellent performance, Clean Android experience
Cons: Camera quality could be improved, No microSD slot, No option for greater than 32GB of storage
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.
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, t...
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.
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.
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
1 May 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...
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: With so many phones coming out this year, it could be hard for any one phone to be a standout. That's not true with the Moto X. Adding loads of new features like hands-free functionality (just say "OK Google Now") distracted driving safety options, and the ability to color customize your phone via...
Pros: Great battery life, Good display quality, Good camera quality, Good speaker quality, Good graphics performance, Very easy to type on, Comfortable to hold in hand, Great for reading, Very easy to navigate
Cons: Screen resolution is lower than some competitors