Motorola Moto X

Specifications

Motorola Moto XNotebook: Motorola Moto X (Moto Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 76%, features: 69%, display: 78% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto X

85% Review Motorola Moto X Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Unique and suave. It will likely be the last smartphone that Motorola makes under Google's authority. The Moto X offers a few extraordinary features and rather conservative looks. Can Motorola score with it a last time?
90% Motorola Moto X review: The best Android experience under Rs 25,000
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Moto X and Moto G might look similar but that’s where the similarities end. The G remains one of the best budget droids around but the Moto X offers you so much more. Not only is it more powerful, it has a better display, camera, intuitive controls and fits everyone’s pocket (quite literally as well). We do have a few niggles with the phone like the over-simplistic camera UI. It would have been nice if we had the option to drop the video resolution as not everyone shoots in 1080p. Provision for a microSD card would have also been welcomed. But if you have the budget, look no further than the Moto X for the best Android experience under Rs 25,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadgetspeak English
As a tongue-in-cheek requested, I asked “Which is the best smartphone?” Three models were mentioned but none of them had the Motorola brand. I do not think this answer had anything to do with Google’s decision to sell Motorola to Lenovo. This is an excellent smartphone. Initially it will be exclusive to Phones 4u for three months before appearing on the shelves of Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The case is sealed meaning the battery cannot be changed and you have no expansion possibilities as there is no micro SD card slot. After their ground breaking Moto G handset recently reviewed what could Motorola produce next. It’s called the Moto X and it looks very inviting, you can get it to answer your questions and the curve in its back suits your hands shape.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Google's Farewell to Motorola
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Why do we still call these things phones? So all in all, a nice piece of pocket hardware, if a little too wee for me. A downside I should mention: UK customers don't get offered the extensive colour customisation that was an important part of the Moto X's appeal in the US.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
60% Motorola Moto X review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up our experience with the Motorola Moto X is fairly tricky. On the one hand, being released in the UK six months later than it should have been, the Moto X doesn't offer comparable specifications to other smartphones in its £380 price bracket, such as the Google Nexus 5. However, on many levels its software manages to countermand this. The Moto X is one of a select number of smartphones to run using the latest version of Google's operating system. Even better, Motorola has chosen not to radically change the OS's user interface and has chosen to load it with a bare minimum of custom applications, the majority of which are actually pretty useful. This not only means the Moto X is one of the most intuitive Android phones to use, it also means it's a lot faster than you'd expect. This is because the dual-core processor isn't overloaded with mundane tasks like unwanted widgets, or background tasks as it is on skinned versions of Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
One month with the Motorola X, the big phone that almost could
Source: Androidbeat English
The Moto X is a solid phone for Android users who are not picky about their camera. The build quality is good, and it has a few bells and whistles like Active Display that add to the overall enjoyable experience of using the phone. For UK residents, another drawback is the £399.95 price of the phone, which puts the Moto X among the most expensive in the smartphone market. When all is said and done, I am happy with the Moto X and will keep it as a backup phone. I only paid $349 (£215 or €184) for it, and it’s definitely worth that cost. It’ll be handy to pull out when I need a phone that is reliable, but it’s not a phone I will pull out to impress my friends with “a check out this cool feature” the next time we are out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2014
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Gadget Show English
Motorola has come up with a respectable phone in the Moto X, but it's far too late to the party, and it just costs too much. It's also too similar to its even lower cost sibling, the Moto G, sharing the same screen resolution, shape and nearly the same size, which makes the Moto X's far higher price questionable. It's a shame, as its touchless controls are brilliant and could signal the future for other Android phones, but for this particular blower, even with its flagship status, it's just too little, too late.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X review: Smartphone can't keep up with flagship rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
For a flagship phone the Moto X comes in at a very reasonable price. Performance and software are both excellent but the device is lacking that premium feel and is a little way behind the leaders in some areas. Unfortunately, Motorola spent too long bringing it to the UK and without the Moto Maker, so the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Nexus 5 are better alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Moto X is probably the best phone Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn’t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it’s a phone that’s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use – and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 70%
Nexus 5 vs Moto X comparison review: Which Google Android smartphone should you buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you can't afford smartphones like the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 or Nokia Lumia 1520 then the Nexus 5 and Moto X are two great alternatives. The devices have decent spec but without a premium price tag.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Motorola Moto X review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
On paper, the Moto X is already fighting a losing battle, it has lost its USP in the form of Moto Maker so you'll only be able to buy it in either Black or White and specs-wise it's down against the Nexus 5 by a considerable margin, despite actually costing more. Of course what you buy isn't just a bunch of numbers and sales jargon, it's a device which you have to use every single day and night, and it's on that basis that we'll judge the Moto X.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2014
Motorola Moto X
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Where the Motorola Moto G dazzled us with its competitive specs and ridiculously low price tag, the Motorola Moto X falls slightly short on all fronts on first impressions. The middling array of specs see the Moto X mixing with the masses, with no discernible feature or pricing miracle to transform it from obscurity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2014
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
When Republic Wireless first debuted its service, it was a less-than-satisfactory experience. Not only could you not easily transition from Wi-Fi to a cellular network, but the Motorola Defy phone offered by the provider was ancient. The new Moto X changes all that. Not only is this one of the more innovative handsets, but Republic Wireless has managed to make the handoff between Wi-Fi and LTE networks nearly seamless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X (T-Mobile)
Source: Techreview Source English
The T-Mobile Moto X is physically identical to the Verizon and Sprint models (except without any carrier logo at all), so go look at our full review of the Verizon Moto X for a basic rundown of its hand-friendly design. We'll focus on the differences here. Our Editors' Choice on T-Mobile stays the Samsung Galaxy S4, both for the reasons I explain in the Verizon review and because T-Mobile refuses to offer the Moto X with its equipment installment plan.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto X (Sprint) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
It's tempting to write off the Moto X for its midrange specs when compared with heavy-hitters such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Don't. We love having a personal assistant that answers to our voice without touching the phone, as well as the ability to glance notifications with no effort.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X Smartphone Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
There really aren't too many downsides to the Moto X. The rear 10MP camera isn't at the top of its class, and the lack of storage expansion will undoubtedly turn some people off. It's also frustrating that the Moto Maker website -- which allows users to choose the color and accent hues of their phone prior to shipment -- is only available to AT&T customers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2013
80% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Stuff TV English
We’re disappointed that the Moto X isn’t making its way to the UK, because it’s one of the best phones Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn’t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it’s a phone that’s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use – and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: The Moto X is the most convenient Android phone ever
Source: TechHive.com English
I have my reservations about the Moto X shipping with an older version of Android and I question how well the X8 system architecture will perform a year from now, but I think Motorola and Google have a winner with their latest handset. It’s not quite a Nexus, but it’s the closest you’re going to get to one while still being on contract somewhere other than T-Mobile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Moto X delivers a great user experience. I really enjoyed the effort and the attention to detail that went into its software and settings. Thanks to Motorola’s efforts, Google Now is closer and more useful than ever, and it feels like every Android phone should work in such an unobtrusive way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2013
Motorola Moto X review - Motorola's flagship Android is a winner
Source: PC Advisor English
I have to give Motorola and Google some credit: They've demonstrated that we don't need bleeding-edge specs to get a solid smartphone experience. The Moto X announcement may not have lived up to everyone's hype, but the phone itself is still worth considering. At $200 on contract, you're getting a phone that performs as well as "high-end" smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 while still offering helpful extras like Touchless Control and Active Display. I have my reservations about the Moto X shipping with an older version of Android and I question how well the X8 system architecture will perform a year from now, but I think Motorola and Google have a winner with their latest handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2013
Moto X review
Source: Engadget English
I like the Moto X. I really, really do. It's the smartest smart object I'm currently carrying on my person and I'm too used to that Active Display to calmly resume life with my DNA. That affinity, however, doesn't necessarily mean I'd buy it if given the chance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2013
Moto X Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Android smartphone segment had become something of a cliché, myopically chasing specifications and effectively ignoring functionality in the process. The result has been customized skins of questionable appeal to users, and batteries that can’t keep up with quadcore processors and vast, power-hungry displays.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2013
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Moto X is a smartphone that actually makes you feel smarter. We love telling Google Now what to do from across the room, knowing what alert is waiting for us before we unlock the device and firing up the camera without even having to think about it. Moto Maker customization is a breath of fresh air for smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto X phone review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Moto X phone comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 software, but the Android 4.3 update is to be expected fairly soon. AT&T is getting the Moto X phone first in black and white, but we know the new Motorola phone will come in various colors and customizations. AT&T and later other carriers will add their own apps to Moto X phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2013
Moto X vs iPhone 5C smartphone comparison review: cheaper Android matches or betters iPhone in every respect
Source: PC Advisor English
These two handsets are both great, evenly matched for storage, camera and battery life. We expect that no-one would be disappointed with the purchase of either. The Moto X is bigger and bulkier but has a bigger screen. It also has better specs although in real-world terms you won't notice the difference. You will, however, notice the extra £100 you have in your pocket after choosing the Moto X rather than the iPhone 5C. So unless you are wedded to the idea of having an iPhone, we can't honestly recommend you choose the 5C over the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Moto G vs Moto X comparison review: What's the best Motorola smartphone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto X is coming to the UK and the Moto G is already available so you might be trying to decide which to buy. Well that's where we come in because we've compared the two Android smartphones in various categories to highlight how they differ.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2013
70% Motorola Moto X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto X gets a lot of things right. It’s halfway to becoming a Nexus-style 'Google' phone, with an interface that’s almost entirely vanilla – although you still won’t get updates as soon as you would with a Nexus device. It’s also quite small for a phone that sits at the top of a company’s range. It has the same size screen as an HTC One, but is a good deal smaller. This is a phone that is tremendously easy to get on with in almost every respect.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
HTC One vs Moto X comparison review: Which Android smartphone is best?
Source: PC Advisor English
So the Moto X is making its way to the UK but how does it fare against one of the best smartphone from last year, the HTC One? Find out in our HTC One vs Moto X comparison review. With the same screen size, and both running Android, the Moto X and HTC One might seem like similar smartphones. But they have their differences and we're here to point them out for you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2013

Foreign Reviews

92% Motorola Moto X im Test: Wenn das Handy immer lauscht
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 87% workmanship: 97% ergonomy: 95%
90% Kompakt, schnell und voll mit Komfort-Features
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 93% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90%
50% Tests Das Lange Erwartete Moto X Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Motorola Moto X
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
93% His Master's Voice
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 72% mobility: 92%
Leistung und clevere Funktionen für die Mittelklasse
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: medium-class smartphone Negative: boring design; dark display; energy consumption too high; camera with green cast
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2014
4,7-Zoll-Display kompakt verpackt
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: solid allrouner; compact format; good voice quality; active display function
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2014
Moto X
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013

Comment

Model:

Motorola is now owned by Google and the Moto X is the first offering from the new owner. It has a simple clean look with 10.4mm thickness tapering to 5.6mm at the edges and a light weight at 130 grams. Unfortunately, the Moto X does not look well built, or feel sturdy with plastic looks and plastic buttons that feel flimsy and shaky. But the looks do belie it’s sturdy construction that can withstand hard drops and knocks. If its cheap looks are of concern, then there is a promised Moto Maker feature which allows customization of color and there are hints on an upcoming wooden Moto X to be released in future.

Its 4.7 inch AMOLED screen features a resolution of 720p and vibrant and saturated colors. The biggest strength of this device are the tweaks and features Motorola's software. One of them is Active Display. Sensors illuminate the screen when pulled from a pocket or flipped over, and will display the time and any new notification available. It makes the repeated everyday tasks of checking time and notifications so simple. The other even more outstanding feature of the Moto X is the unbelievable, revolutionary 24 hour battery life. The price matches the highest-end phones on the market, yet not its performance. While the Moto X cannot keep up with the competition here, there are other reasons to like it.

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT: Mid-end dual core SoC (Krait cores) including an Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.7": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.13 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08- 6)