Moto X Announced: Is this the phone to bring Motorola back into the game?

We had been holding our breaths for this to happen, and finally we have the Moto X from Motorola, the device that is heading the big task of resurrecting Motorola’s position as a major OEM. As expected the device is assembled in the USA and has some crazy customizations possible on the chassis of the device. The device will have 16 GB and 32 GB versions and will run pretty much stock Android version. The device intially runs Android 4.2 which is disappointing.


Interestingly, there is also a wooden back version of the device coming in the fourth quarter of the year as well apart from some 18 crazy back panels. To start with though, all these customizations will be available only on AT&T and on other carriers later on. The device will be launched on all the major US carriers as well as unlocked versions. There will also be a Google Play Edition of the device soon.


On the specs front, Motorola have gone with an in house X8 processor which is basically a Snapdragon S4 Pro Dual Core processor. There have been claims that he battery on the device will last all of 24 hours in a day and that is the reason, the display has been kept to a 4.7 inch, 720 P OLED display. There are potentially more than 508 versions of Moto X available, but the internals of the phone will be the same. The Camera on the device can be launched directly by a motion of hands and a shot can be taken by simply tapping the screen.

The device definitely looks interesting but a $199 price may be the tough thing here, also the unlocked version may well be north of $600. This definitely makes things interesting as well as challenging. But, if the battery life is as good as it is claimed to be, even with mid range specs, you may as well see a sweet spot in the market for the Moto X.

Images via: The Verge

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