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Motorola Moto X 2. Gen 2014

Specifications

Motorola Moto X 2. Gen 2014
Motorola Moto X 2. Gen 2014 (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 330, Core: 578 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, 10 touch points, AMOLED, 423 PPI, 16:9, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 8.09 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combo headphone and microphone jack, Sensors: ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, orientation sensor and G sensor, digital compass, NFC, GPS, Glonass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 140.8 x 72.4 ( = 0.39 x 5.54 x 2.85 in)
Battery
8 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2300 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 24 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP; primary camera: 13 MP (autofocus, Ultra HD video, ring flash)
Additional features
Speakers: one mono-speaker, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, data cable, Moto, Motorola Migrate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
549 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.54% - good
Average of 37 scores (from 63 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 86%, features: 77%, display: 79% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto X 2. Gen 2014

88% Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
HTC One M9 vs Motorola Moto X 2014
Source: Phone Arena English
Despite being the newer and better-spec'd phone, the HTC One M9 is not necessarily running circles around the Motorola Moto X 2014. Yes, it's more powerful and future-proof, but the Moto X still holds its ground. To sum things up, the HTC One M9 will woo customers with its sleek build and powerful hardware; meanwhile, the Moto X doesn't shine hardware-wise, but it still has what it takes to be an attractive and affordable alternative to a number of newer phones, the HTC One M9 included.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2015
80% Motorola’s second-generation Moto X (2014) reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Motorola’s latest X smartphone gets close, and you can see in this handset that the design teams have really worked hard to make the handset a better all-round product. The design is lovely, with a metal edge that exudes sturdiness, and a choice of rear materials that not only makes the phone lovely to look at, but also brilliant to hold, as well, with rubber, leather, and wood. We like the software and Motorola’s Active Display technology has to be one of the best power reducing concepts we’ve ever seen, and we wish more companies used it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Moto X Version
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is 14x7x1cm the last figure is at the centre of the top and bottom where the headphone and micro USB connections are, at the rest of the edges it is only .5cm, it weights 143grams. Motorola are one of the most up to date phone manufacturers, they seem to be first to update to the latest version of Android this is 4.4.4 which is still the latest apart from the supposed version 5 available on a very few selected devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Second Generation Moto X
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Placed side-by-side with its earlier creation, the second generation Moto X is clearly larger than its sibling. As with the Moto G, reviewed earlier, the Moto X is now available as a second generation product. Motorola has taken this opportunity to make a number of changes to enhance the appeal of the company’s top of the range product.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Moto X
Source: It Pro English
Available for free from £26.50 per month, the Moto X punches above its weight with high-end specifications including a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. Overall, the Moto X is an excellent handset and if you're looking for a device with pure Android it's a toss up between this and the Nexus 5.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
PHONDLESLAB-ULOUS: Motorola Moto X Android phablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
Still, in terms of design, build quality, usability and ergonomics, the new X is up with the very best. And to be fair the price reflects the less than cutting edge internals. The absence of a microSD card slot will be a deal breaker for some, the merely average run time from a full battery charge the same for others. But for £420 I still think the Moto X is a rather impressive lump. And being a Motorola, even Lenovo-owned Motorola, you should get new versions of Android sooner rather than later.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2014
80% Motorola Moto X (2014) review
Source: T3 English
The Moto X is a fantastic Android device, possibly one the best out there at the minute. It’s clear so much time has gone into creating a phone that not only performs admirably, yet that’s also a pleasure to use and even to hold in your hand. The plethora of customisation options are a nice addition too, letting you create a device that is truly yours.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: solid, but lots missing
Source: Androidbeat English
Look, I don’t dislike the Moto X 2014 – it’s ubiquitous in many ways, and certainly potentially useful if you drive a lot – and have a quiet car – or if there’s some other reason why you can’t always touch your phone. And it’s well sculpted in metal, here in vanilla form or available through the customising Moto Maker service in some countries. A decent upgrade for many people across the board, arguably. But it also doesn’t leap out as a standout device that many Android enthusiasts reading this might make a beeline for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
70% Motorola Moto X (2014) Review: Packs-In Power, But Lacks Elegance
Source: Techtree.com English
The Moto X is powerful handset with an excellent screen. So if you are into gaming, go for this handset. However, priced at Rs 33,000, the phone doesn't feel premium. The battery performance is underwhelming. If you have any love for camera, stay away from the Moto X. In this price-range, the HTC One (E8) also has its share of drawbacks, but given a choice I'll rather pick it over the Moto X (2014).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
87% Moto X (2nd Generation) review: Improved specs and useful extras, but short on storage options
Source: Zdnet.com English
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Moto X vs. Droid Turbo: Which one's right for you?
Source: Computerworld.com English
It all comes down to your own priorities and what tradeoffs you're willing to make to get them. Think of it like this: The Droid Turbo is a specialty phone for folks who need extreme stamina and/or an extra-rugged device -- and are willing to sacrifice things like sleekness and design in exchange for those qualities. The Moto X is the more mainstream phone that strikes a balance to provide the best all-around experience for most people.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Moto X
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you’re shopping for a high-end Android phone, chances are you’re considering models from Samsung, HTC, and LG. After having some hands-on time with the Moto X, we strongly encourage you to add this phone to your list of options. Not only does the Moto X have a great look and feel, but it also comes with a few features you won’t find elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2014
80% Motorola Moto X (2014) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Motorola Moto X is a phone of hits and misses. It’s tough to ascribe a score to, as these wins and fails affect very important parts of the phone. Despite offering great general performance and some very intuitive elements, some screen, camera and battery-life issues mean the Moto X isn’t quite up there with the very best flagship Androids.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto X (second gen) review: A worthy successor to the original Moto X
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The second generation Moto X comes with upgrades not just in terms of build quality, but also the system-on-chip powering the device. In terms of performance, the Moto X is at par with most of the flagship phones out there such as LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 and so on. It comes with a good display and the call quality is impressive. Additional software features are definitely a value add. Battery life is decent enough, though not better than the Sony Xperia Z3 which gives almost two days on regular usage, if you activate the battery saver mode. Camera comes with its set of flaws, but it is good enough for sharing photos online. All in all, the Moto X(2nd gen) is a good overall package and it is confirmed to get the Lollipop 5.0 update whenever its out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2014
Moto X (2014) Review
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
There are ups and downs, here, but the 2014 Moto X is definitely worth looking at for your next smartphone purchase, especially with it's $450-or-so price tag. Customizable, efficient with Android, and sporting a respectable camera, the Moto X is the Toyota Camry of smartphones. You’ll get everything you want, but likely won’t miss the bells and whistles you don’t have.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2014
90% Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto X is an appealing proposition. It offers great value for money as a flagship handset and even if you opt to customise with a leather or other finish using Moto Maker, you'll still be getting something more affordable than rivals - and something personal to you. Overall, if you're looking for "the next Nexus 5" or are falling out of love with the likes of Samsung's cartoony TouchWiz and other manufacturers' heavy Android re-skins, then the Moto X could be the flagship phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% New Motorola Moto X (2014) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
But then there’s the not-so-great battery life and the camera that fall behind the competition, not to mention the lack of a memory card slot, which makes us lean more towards premium rivals such as the Xperia Z3 and the LG G3. Plus, with the new Nexus 6 on the horizon, there’s going to be some seriously good tech hitting the market offering a similar vanilla Android experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Motorola Moto X (2014) review
Source: Gadget Show English
Along with the Moto G, Motorola has made its best phone yet, pairing up flagship looks with slick software that actually helps, starting at a reasonable £419.99 for the base 16GB model. Finally, Motorola's made a phone that's truly deserving of its incredibly smart apps, and it can take on the rest of this year's flagship pack with ease.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Motorola Moto X (2014) 2nd Gen review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Not only is it by far one of the smartest and most user-friendly phones we've tested this year, but it's also one of the most beautifully designed and desirable handsets we've ever seen. It may not be able to last quite as long as either the Galaxy S5 or the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, but we think its clever, useful apps more than make up for any deficiency in battery life. Moreover, at £420 SIM-free or around £26.50-per-month on contract, it's also roughly the same price as many of the older flagship smartphones released earlier this year. This makes it fantastic value, so it wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola Moto X review: the 2014 flagship Android smartphone you can personalise
Source: PC Advisor English
The standard, non-customised Moto X is a desirable smartphone, but it's a little overpriced especially if you compare it with the Nexus 5. So Google's phone may lack the premium build quality and hi-res camera, but in most other respects it's a match for the Motorola at a significantly lower price. What makes the new Moto X really attractive is Moto Maker, as it's unlikely anyone else will choose your combination of customisations. (But it may also make it harder to resell when it's time to upgrade.) It's just a shame that Motorola decided not to add a microSD slot: there's no such thing as too much storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto X 2013 vs second-generation, new Moto X 2014 comparison: The 2014 Moto X is better, but how much better? (This much.)
Source: PC Advisor English
So the second-generation Moto X is categorically better than its predecessor. Significantly so. It has a much more powerful spec, and the display is what we hoped we'd see on the 2013 version. The camera is now worth your consideration, and it is a thin and light smartphone. We liked the original Moto X, but the 2014 flavour is definitely worth the upgrade.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
86% A true flagship Android phone
Source: Digital Trends English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) Review: Stepping Up to a Bigger Game
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Meanwhile, those who do want the new Moto X will have to deal with not being able to choose their own colours, textures and materials. They'll also have to consider carefully whether they can live with only 16GB of storage space. If these hurdles can be surmounted, the Moto X (Gen 2) looks like a pretty good deal. It doesn't quite kill the appeal of flagship phones in the neighbourhood of Rs. 50,000, but some models such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures) are currently available for around Rs. 37,500. Given the relatively small price difference, you might choose to go with the S5 for its features and camera, or the Moto X to save some money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Moto X (2014) review: There is no justice in the world
Source: Gizmag English
In conclusion, the Moto X should be considered alongside the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 as one of the top smartphone options available today. And I haven't even mentioned the fact that it pairs nicely with the best smartwatch around, the Moto 360, or the upcoming Moto Hint smart Bluetooth earbud that we're still waiting to try out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Moto X: Smartphone Face-Off
Source: Tom's Guide English
With a more stylish — and far more customizable — design, better performance, more-useful features and a lower price, the Moto X just edges out the Samsung Galaxy S5 in this nine-round competition. The S5 kept things competitive, though, winning many crucial rounds, including display, interface, camera and battery life. So, regardless of which phone you choose, you'll end up a winner.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s a reason why the Samsung Galaxy S5 continues to be a noteworthy smartphone, despite the fact that it’s been out for some time now. Frankly, it just works in being a high performing smartphone – one that’s usually a top finisher in key categories. From its superior battery life, sharp camera quality, and its rich set of software features, the Galaxy S5 is without a doubt a few steps ahead of the Moto X.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
Apple iPhone 6 vs Motorola Moto X 2014
Source: Phone Arena English
Apple doesn’t have to do a lot of fighting in the space, just because its iPhones continue to be at the top of the charts. Month after month, smartphone after smartphone, it simply has the rounded appeal and performance to be a choice winner amongst consumers. Considering all things, it makes plenty of sense why the iPhone 6 is already finding itself in a similar position of being king of the hill in the smartphone space. Heck, if we’re to objectively tally its performance in all key categories, there’s absolutely a lot more going for the iPhone 6.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
90% Moto's pure Android smartphone gets bigger and better
Source: Techradar English
Don't think that just because the Moto X 2014 name didn't get much of a change that the phone is just a basic specs bump. Motorola's new flagship smartphone proves that the reinvented company is listening to customer feedback with a bigger screen and aluminum metal frame, all for a price that's better than its competition. It only half-listened the requests for a superior camera and didn't pay attention to anyone plea for a micro SD slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Moto X Review (2nd Generation)
Source: Droid-Life English
Is the new Moto X the best Android phone of 2014? That depends on what you need from a phone. If you want the best feeling phone of any 2014 flagship, one that can be customized to your liking, that still sports a 1080p display and powerful Snapdragon 801 processor, receives updates to new versions of Android faster than any other phone outside of a Nexus, and performs flawlessly through stock Android while managing to perform tasks no other Android phone is capable of thanks to a Moto suite of apps, then yes, it might be the best Android phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right
Source: Computerworld.com English
With its new Moto X, Motorola has shown again that it knows how to do Android right. The phone has a distinctive and customizable design with the option of interesting materials like leather and wood. It has an outstanding display, superb performance and a fast and easy-to-use camera that's capable of capturing great-looking photos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2014
89% Motorola Moto X (2014) review: the modest Moto goes mainstream
Source: Pocketnow English
As the mainstream reboot of a niche product, the 2014 Moto X does what it needs to do. Like Star Trek 2009, it sacrifices some of the principles of its forerunner in its quest for greater mass appeal. The new phone’s bigger screen makes its casing more cumbersome, its battery less potent. Its quest to stand out from the pack has led to an aesthetic that cries out to be noticed, at the cost of some subtlety.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world
Source: BGR English
The hardware is beautiful, with a curved back that fits perfectly in hands both small and large. It feels great to hold; the phone is 9.9mm thick directly in the center, but as thin as just 3.8mm in certain areas thanks to the convex design. The second-generation Moto X won’t be the best phone for everyone but all things considered, it hits all the right notes and is a clear leader among currently available Android smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Motorola Moto X 2014 vs Moto X 2013
Source: Phone Arena English
Almost everything about the new Moto X is improved over its predecessor, not solely for its specs, but for its overall performance. From call quality, design, and its camera performance, the new Moto X bears all of the incremental improvements to earn the rigid qualities of a true successor. The only thing that most people will face when deciding between the two is their size – where we feel that the old Moto X has the perfect one for comfort and usability.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
Moto X (2014) Review: Finally, a true Motorola flagship
Source: Slashgear English
It's hard not to be impressed with the new Moto X. Its predecessor built a solid reputation among those "in the know" for its clean Android build and useful features, but its plastic casing and underwhelming display left it overshadowed on store shelves by rival devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
90% The new Moto X review: Finally a flagship phone worthy of a Motorola comeback
Source: Greenbot English
It’s no secret that Motorola has fallen far from those lofty days when everyone had a StarTAC or Razr in their pocket. It has taken the company quite awhile to really figure out the smartphone market. Last year's Moto X wanted to be considered a flagship phone, but it had “one step down” hardware that simply felt like a compromise compared to the HTC One (M7) or Galaxy S4.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way
Source: GSM Arena English
We were pleased with the hardware of the new Moto X and its overall performance. Unlike last year's iteration that left us asking for more screen real estate and chipset oomph, the setup of this year's model will surely appeal to even the most demanding Android users. The camera isn't too shabby either - 4K video capture and easy launch gesture make capturing memories in quality manner easy even for those who are not particularly crazy about tech.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2014
90% The new Moto X review: Finally a flagship phone worthy of a Motorola comeback
Source: PC World English
It’s a shame the camera is only average, because that’s really the only thing holding this back from being the hands-down best Android phone of the year. If you can get by with a phone that doesn’t have the best possible camera, the new Moto X should be on your short list. If this is what Motorola is capable of, I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Motorola Moto X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The original Moto X was an underrated smartphone, but shoppers should not miss the sequel. For $99, the Moto X offers a slick, highly customizable design; blazing performance; and time-saving voice assistance. I also love the rich 1080p display, though it could be brighter. People looking for longer battery life may want to check out the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5, while shutterbugs should snag an iPhone 5s or iPhone 6.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Moto X (2014) review: Bigger display, metal frame, and fabulous Motorola experiences make it the best Android
Source: Zdnet.com English
I understand that updates are natural for device evolution, but still find the original Moto X to have an extremely compelling form factor. I would like to have seen a better camera and improved battery life, but Moto took it a bit further with a larger display and improved internal specs. Thankfully they also enhanced the end-user experience and even added another choice for customization.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
88% Motorola Moto X Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Through all of the trials and tribulations, Motorola has somehow managed to stay afloat in this volatile industry. That’s particularly surprising because even though the original Moto X was acclaimed and well-received by many in the industry, it failed to spark a sizable interest over competing handsets from Samsung, HTC, and LG.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Moto X (2014) Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
This year has been a great year for premium Android smartphones. There is the HTC One (M8), the LG G3, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Moto X (2014) is easily part of the group, too. Motorola’s flagship is no longer a “mid-range” device. Its metal frame is gorgeous, its 5.2-inch 1080p display is large and sharp enough to rumble with any other 5 to 5.5″ display, the 13-megapixel camera brings significantly improved photos, and the performance is finally on-par with top-tier devices in its class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
Hands on: The first things you notice about the new Moto X
Source: Computerworld.com English
One of the things that set the original Moto X apart was the fact that it didn't fall into the all-too-common trap of assuming bigger must be better. Some people prefer large screens, and that's fine -- but a lot of folks want a phone that's actually comfortable to hold and carry. And with its 4.7-in. screen and relatively compact footprint, the original Moto X was the first device in a long time to offer a truly ergonomic form in a compelling overall package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2014
90% Motorola Moto X (2014, AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Moto X is extremely quick to snap photos, even inside. Outdoor pictures looked sharp with both cameras, albeit with slightly muted colors, and 1080p video looked smooth and appropriately stabilized. But overall indoor performance in lower light was less impressive in my tests; the Moto X struggled to lock focus and took a number of blurry shots. The same goes for the front-facing camera; the 2-megapixel sensor doesn't have the power of the 5-megapixel HTC One M8's, and in low light indoors, animation on the display fell to under two frames per second. The iPhone 5s fared much better, and locked focus on 100 percent of the same shots.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): An Impressive Upgrade
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto X (Gen 2) is expected to go on sale by the end of this month. The company did announce the US pricing of the device which is $499.99 (roughly Rs. 30,200) for an unlocked unit. We will have to wait for the Indian price to be announced by Motorola before commenting on whether or not it offers good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) hands on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Chances are we'll hope for a longer battery life when we get a review unit to test. And the camera, too, could prove to be outsnapped. But with a relatively affordable £420 pricetag, Motorola's launched a voicetastic, sensorific smartphone that could ensnare Android purists looking for a device with a few advantages over a Nexus 5. Stay put for a Stuff.tv review before the end of September release date in the UK.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
While we only had a short time with the new Moto X it’s clear the Motorola has improved the device in almost every area. The screen is bigger and sharper, yet the size of the device is not sacrificed and the nifty display tech from the first phone is still around. Hardware refinements have added that premium feel and if the claims of strong battery are in fact true, this could be one of the top Android devices out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2014

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/02/2015
95% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
85% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 90%
Solides Mittelklasse-Smartphone ohne Schwächen?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2014
90% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
79% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
Schön aber nicht makellos
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2014
Flinkes Android-Smartphone hört aufs Wort
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
92% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Mac Life - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
92% Viel Leistung und cooles Design
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
75% Das Nexus 6 Mini?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
93% Hello again, Moto
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 60% mobility: 89%
82% Nexus 6-Ableger ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
90% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: e-media - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
96% Motorola Moto X
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% emissions: 95%
100% Motorola Moto X (2. Generation)
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Moto X (2. Gen) im Test: 2014er Smartphone mit Design zum Selbstgestalten
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90% emissions: 87%

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Motorola is certainly heading for fully customizable devices with the Motorola Moto X 2014 bringing a multitude of options. The aluminium framed chassis is curved slightly to fit perfectly in the hand and can be fitted with user selected parts such as metal accents, colorful hues, real wood and even leather.

Consumers can also have their signatures laser-etched to give a unique look. The 5.2 inch AMOLED 1080p Full HD panel is rated at 423 ppi and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Image are sharp and the colors are beautiful. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat device sports a 2.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. Combined with the 16 GB or 32GB internal memory, the Motorola Moto X 2014 will certainly be powerful enough for the most demanding users.

The rear camera features a resolution of 13 MP, f/2.25 lens and has a dual LED ring flash. The image quality is superb and the device can even capture 4K UHD videos. In addition, there is a 2 MP front camera. The water resistant Motorola Moto X 2014 packs a 2300 mAh battery cell that allows up to 24 hours mixed usage.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0 Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.
86.54%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Motorola One Action
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-09-19)