Oh, and but of course: it’s a metal frame this time around.
The new Moto X isn’t that bigger than the old one, thankfully — but everything about it is bigger and better. A 5.2-inch AMOLED display, now in full 1080p (423 ppi), is a much more pleasant experience than last year’s 720 4.7-inch window. Thickness of the subtly curved smartphone ranges from 3.8mm to 9.9mm, with overall dimensions ranging about 72.4mm wide by 140.8mm tall with a weight of 144 grams.
Meanwhile, the Moto Maker customization system is still around: a wood back option is still available, along with a plethora of colors, but this time, a leather back option is also getting added. The logo on the back, like last year, is slightly recessed, giving a dimple effect, but is also metal and can be color cuztomized as well.
The camera has also been improved: 13 megapixels with a 4K recording option (or just 1080p HD if you prefer). Oh, and this time Moto didn’t pansy about with the specs: a Snapdragon 801 processor as the 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, paired with Adreno 330 578MHz GPU and 2GB of RAM. It also houses a 2,300 mAh battery — which Motorola claims will last a full day.
Four microphones reduce background noise and assist with the filtering needed to make use of the Moto Actions, Moto Display and Moto Assist. Yes, the famous hands-free control features and automatically activated display from last year make a return, but with tons of improvements. For example, instead of prompting with, “OK, Google”, you can now customize that phrase — it can be almost anything you like so you can begin commands. Stock Android 4.4 KitKat with just a few extra apps is also back.
Pricing? Affordable. $99 on a new 2-year contract or $499 at an off-contract, unlocked price: which is crazy, because this is a flagship phone. Initial launch carriers are Verizon and AT&T.
Good going, Moto. Via: Motorola