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Overview of the smartphone Motorola Moto X

2014-12-06 00:00:00

Overview of the smartphone Motorola Moto X

As promised in Lenovo, Motorola brand can return market in 2015. Although very likely to us to come already new models of the company, we continue to acquaint readers with the current smartphones legendary Motorola. At this time we got to the test for a rare model of Ukraine Moto X of the second generation.

Motorola Moto X 2 comes in a cardboard box, which can be found inside the smartphone itself, charger, USB-cable, as well as a paper clip to eject nanoSIM-card.

Design, materials and build quality Motorola's smartphones have always had their own charm. And if you remember the classic RAZR, then the current models c it resonates except that line DROID. Other devices are already in the new era, in which Motorola is not an independent company. The design of the second generation of Moto X was created in the transition period for the producer, but that did not stop him from doing a really nice smartphone.

The first thing that catches the eye when you look at the front panel Moto X - is the glass display, which is bent at the edges of the housing. It creates an interesting effect when you look at the front panel with a smartphone, it seems that all of it is made of glass.

But this is only an illusion, because the body is framed by a metal frame, and its rear part can be made of plastic, wood or leather. The latter two options are available when ordering through the site and Motorola for them need to pay.

We were on the test model came with a coating of wood, and it looks really great. During the time that the smartphone was on the review, it is difficult to say how much will be resistant to damage such a decision, but in reality it does not look flimsy. On the whole, the assembly quality is excellent. Last but not least it contributes to non-removable rear cover, but other parts fit tightly.

Ease of use

Case dimensions Moto X constitute 140,8 × 72,4 mm, with a thickness that varies from 3.8 to 9.9 mm. The latter feature is due to the fact that the smartphone thinner from the bottom and thickens to the top, where the camera unit.

This creates the impression that the body weight reaches 144 grams, well balanced, but in fact it is not. On body weight is distributed more or less uniformly, thus, the upper part, although at a slightly greater thickness outweighs.

Relatively thin frame around the 5.2-inch display makes it easy to reach the top concerns of the screen.

On the left side of the smartphone is nothing, volume keys and turn the display moved to the right side.

This has become a tradition for Motorola, the location at first glance does not look very good. But in practice, they are convenient. 3.5 mm headphone jack is on the top side of the casing Moto X, there is also the tray nanoSIM-card.

A microUSB port can be found on the bottom of the smartphone. In general, use the Moto X is convenient, though will have some time to get used to the location of the volume buttons.

Display In Moto X uses the second generation 5.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a pixel density of 423 dpi.

The screen has good clarity and viewing angles, but the colors are not everyone will like.

AMOLED matrix smartphone makes colors more vivid and saturated, but this map does not correspond to reality. Also worth noting is not a very good screen calibration.

One of the features of the display Moto X is work in the mode alerts. During an incoming message or a letter on the screen appear in white pictograms, as well as time.

In addition, the sensors are located under the display, and if you bring him a hand, activates the lock screen.This functionality is virtually no effect on autonomy, as one of the features AMOLED-display is the ability to highlight individual pixels. At the same time unlock the smartphone so much more convenient, one has only to take it in hand, as the screen lights up, we can only pull the lock icon.

Platform and Performance

New Moto X shows a good level of performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 801 with a frequency of 2.5 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. In the synthetic test AnTuTu smartphone shows good but not the best performance to date. However, in reality, no performance problems no Android interface and applications on the Moto X are very fast. If you play demanding games smartphone is heated, but it does not create discomfort. With regard to internal memory, then its volume can be 16 or 32 GB, depending on the version. In this case, unfortunately, can not independently increase the memory in a device no slot microSD.


One of the features of the latest generation of smartphones Motorola is the use of a standard interface Android. Thus, the model of the company is always among the first to receive updates. It happened with the new Moto X, up to Android 5.0 it is updated even before the line Nexus. A detailed overview of the new mobile operating system, Google you can read at this link . We only look at some features of the software Moto X.

Immediately it is worth noting that Motorola for some reason, does not use their smartphones Ukrainian localization, although it was originally there in Android. In this case, no problems with the addition of the Ukrainian language in the keyboard is not.

Interface Moto X, as mentioned above, is no different from the standard Android 5.0, except for the lock screen. Its working principle is described in the "display". Additionally, Motorola sets its device number of applications. Among them utility to transfer data from another smartphone, as well as voice assistant.

But there is a useful feature Assist, which adjusts the work Moto X at a certain time or place.

For example, in the car, it can automatically switch the smartphone on voice control and include music. In addition, with the help of her own Moto X can independently include a silent mode at night.


In Motorola Moto X uses a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus, HDR and aperture f / 2.25.

On either side of the lens is its two LED flash, although initially it seems that they are written in the ring. Quality camera shots Moto X depends on the lighting, a sufficient amount of light from it is possible to get good shots, but his deteriorating she starts making noise.

1. Shooting in auto mode


Multimedia capabilities Moto X is standard for modern smartphones level, with the only exception that it does not support all popular codecs. In particular, MKV movies on the device and do not look FLAC will not listen, but it is solved by the installation of third-party applications, so no problems But that Moto X is really excellent, as is the sound output from your smartphone on your headphones.

The device sounds strange volumetric, for the phone. Of course, I would like more bass and stock volume. But even without them, Moto X can be called one of the best smartphones to music.


In Moto X installed battery capacity of 2300 mAh, which is by far not the most prominent exponent. But thanks to the good optimization in terms of autonomy smartphone is not inferior to other flagship. In the above-average load Moto X is able to work for about a day, while showing more than 4 hours of display.

In summary

Moto X second generation as a whole leaves a good impression. Motorola has more work to do, I would like to see in its smartphones better displays and cameras. But on the whole, positive aspects in the new Moto X more. This excellent design and build quality, and performance, and, of course, sound. Motorola during his wanderings has not lost the charm for which we love this brand. And there is hope that Lenovo will be able to breathe new life into it, do not spoil it.


+ Design

+ Body Materials

+ Productivity

Endurance +

+ Sound

+ Android 5.0

Did not like:

- Display Calibration

- There is no slot for memory cards

- No Ukrainian localization

- The camera could be better

Type Smartphone

SIM-card type Nano-SIM

Standard GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100, LTE 800/1800/2600

High-speed data GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA (up to 42.2 Mb / s), HSUPA (up to 5.76 MB / s), LTE

The number of SIM-cards 1

Operating system Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)


Built-in Memory, GB 16/32

Expansion Slot -

Dimensions, mm 140,8h72,4h9,97

Weight, g 144

Protection against dust and moisture -

Storage battery 2300 mAh

Opening hours (manufacturer's data) n / a

Diagonal inches 5.2

Resolution 1920 × 1080

Type of matrix AMOLED

PPI 423

Sensor brightness adjustment +

Touch Screen (Type) touch (capacitive)

Other 16 million. Colors, protective glass Gorilla Glass 3

Cpu Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC + GPU Adreno 330

Type of Kernel Krait 400

Number of Cores 4

Frequency, GHz 2.5

The main camera, MP 13

Autofocus +

Videographers 2160p, 30 f / s

Flash dual LED

The front facing camera, MP 2

Other f / 2.25, digital zoom, image stabilization, touch focus, geo-tagged, face detection, panoramic shooting

Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, EDR, LE)


IrDA -


Interface connector USB 2.0 (micro-USB)

Audio jack 3.5mm

MP3 player +

FM-radio -

Body type monoblock

Keyboard Type entry screen

Yet proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, the receiver A-GPS, a vibrate mode, support for DLNA

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