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Motorola Moto X

Long time phone maker Motorola's Moto X is the representing flagship smartphone. As with many flagship smartphones, the Moto X models have all packed superb specifications from its first model to the latest iterations such as the Moto X Play. An outstanding feature of the Moto X is also its software, which is pretty much just a pure Android experience. Read more below!

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A Handsome Smartphone

All Motorola Moto X smartphones sport a curved back casing and a sturdy aluminumbody frame. This allows the smartphone to fit in the palm of your hands better, following the natural curve of our hands when holding it. In the United States, customers can utilize Motorola's Moto Maker software which allows for customization of the smartphone's looks such as the rear casing materials and trim colors.

Outside of that however, we are still greeted with a handsome smartphone that looks elegant and sleek no matter where you bring it. Small bezels on the front of the smartphone also helps to make the smartphone easy to use – even with a large display of 5.7 inches.

Speaking of Displays

Most Moto X smartphones have very beautiful Full HD (1080p resolution) displays that deliver rich visuals to you. The Moto X Pure, however, takes it up a notch with a gorgeous Quad HD (2k resolution) 5.7-inch display. It is incredibly stunning and all of your media such as movies, pictures, and games, all come to life with it. There is no sharper smartphone display out there than a Quad HD display.

Front Firing Speakers

Most smartphones out there have tinny little speakers that sit at the bottom of the phone – or worse, at the back. With Moto X smartphones however, you can enjoy sounds and music in its true intended direction: towards you! Flanking the gorgeous displays of Moto X smartphones are stereo front firing speakers that deliver rich audio towards you, your movies will be entirely more immersive and your music will sound much fuller in all aspects.

Natural Controls

All Moto X smartphones may run on a user interface that very closely resembles pure stock Android, but it also has Moto enhancements that come from Motorola themselves. Moto Display gives you easy to view notifications that can been seen at a glance – acting alike an ambient display of sorts. It does not drain power and is extremely convenient when you just want to have a glance of information.

Moto Actions on the other hand, uses very natural intuitive controls to access certain phone functions. Twisting your wrist with the unlocked phone in your hand and you will instantly open the camera. Want the flashlight? Chop downwards, twice. For an even more hands-free approach, Motorola has put in voice control into the Moto X: You can control your smartphone by asking for information or directions without even touching the display – and you can put in your own personalized phrase to activate it too!

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-09-29
Excellent camera Fast performance and smooth Android software Stunning highres screen Loud frontfacing stereo speakers Expandable storage via microSD card Allday battery actually lasts all dayNo fingerprint sensor, One thick phone Harsh frontfacing flash
After two generations of utterly mediocre cameras, Motorola has finally blessed the Moto X Pure Edition (called the Moto X Style internationally) with cameras that don't make you want to unleash a mouthful of profanity when you see the muddy photos.I've b...
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Reviewed on 2015-08-09
First Impressions The phone looks solid and premium. It has a slight curve at the back which reminded me of the LG G3 and G4. The matte rubber back cover cannot be detached though so let's just hope that when time comes, it won't be sticky. If you are acc...
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Reviewed on 2015-08-04
In case you didn't hear, Motorola's back in the Philippines. After their ungraceful exit back in 2008, the company is back, though now owned by Chinese giant, Lenovo. With their return to the PH, they come bringing several devices from last year, chief of...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-31
The pair of new Moto X phones offer something a little different in the Android world and could be a good option if you can't stretch to a flagship from Samsung, HTC and others. Here's our Moto X Style vs Moto X Play vs Moto X 2 comparison which will help...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-31
Quick update for Telus customers that own a second generation Motorola Moto X . We've been receiving tips over the past few days that Android 5.1 is finally available to download on the device.This update brings a number of performance improvements, bug f...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-29
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Reviewed on 2015-07-20
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Reviewed on 2015-06-18
Samsung also took this opportunity to take the curved edge concept from the Note Edge a step further and put it on both sides. Although it adds little to functionality, no one can deny it is certainty neat to look at, especially as content falls off the s...
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Reviewed on 2015-06-04
This new, faster Moto X with a bigger screen turned up just as Mrs Technopolis was off to the US. Rather than incur insane roaming charges, she wanted to take the Moto with my US SIM, but I suggested this wonderful new version instead. That night, she cal...
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Reviewed on 2015-05-07
It's hardly been a month and already we have come across another price revision for the Moto X 2nd generation in the country by Motorola. After recently bringing down the starting price of the phone to Rs 26,999 and Rs 29,999 for the 16 and 32GB variants;...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-20
Pure Android 5.0 out of the box, Excellent performance allaround, Full HD AMOLED screen is a joy to look at, Impeccable build quality and ergonomic design, Frontfiring speaker, Affordable offcontract price for a flagshipCamera performance is disappointing, Battery life is only average, Purchasing it is a bit of a problem
If you were to pick any phone that offers pure, stock Android, what would it be? The monstrous Nexus 6? Maybe the more pocketable Nexus 5? Or perhaps you'd be thinking of the OnePlus One? But there's another phone that you probably haven't thought about w...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-22
At first sight, HTC's new flagship instilled a feeling of deja vu in us, but we decided to give it a chance and not judge the book by its cover. Well, it turned out to be a pretty mixed bag – the One M9 is certainly an improvement over the One (M8) in ce...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-21
The wrong time to buy a new phone is always the first three months of the year. Events such as February's Mobile World Congress pave the way for companies to launch new devices for the year. So, consumers already know that new phones from Samsung, HTC, X...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-07
Motorola stunned followers of the smartphone industry last year when it revealed the Moto X 2014 . For a smartphone inspired by a device with modest internals and somewhat lofty off-contract price tag, the Moto X 2014 was a powerhouse. A larger screen wit...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-07
Samsung may dominate the Android market today, but that wasn't always the case. For years, when it came to non-Apple smartphones, Motorola was the brand of choice. Through a successful partnership with Verizon, the manufacturer was responsible for the ico...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-01
Motorola's software experience and enhancements still a cut above, Premium build quality and feel, Sheer performance offered by strong chipset,  , THESmall battery returns disappointing longevity, Inconsistent camera performance, 16GB only with no microSD expansion
When the original Moto X launched it was clear Motorola wanted to take the smartphone game in a different direction. The focus was to be not on specs per se, rather on design ergonomics and intuitive controls. It ended up achieving what it set out to do r...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-28
Beautifully designed with solid construction; Fast and responsive UI; Frustrating bloatware kept at bayLimited local availability at this stage; Slightly sub par camera for flagship smartphone
Remember the good old days of flip phones? When the Motorola Razr set the benchmark as far as style and functionality went? Nearly a decade after the flip phone was laid to rest, candy bar shaped capacitive touchscreens are the order of the day, and Motor...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-26
Slick design and build, Customisable design, Great screen, Decent Camera, Near stock Android experience, Nice speakers, Excellent battery lifeVoice control still squiffy, No microSD
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Reviewed on 2015-01-22
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Reviewed on 2015-01-22
It really wasn't that long ago that we were reviewing the original Moto X and loving it. Motorola has thankfully kept what we liked so much in the former and added in a few neat new tricks for this year's model.Design wise, the Moto X is more contain over...
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Processor frequency

2.5 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A7

Processor cores



Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Display type


Pixel density

423 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


144 g


7.24 cm


9.9 mm


14.1 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version

4.0 LE

2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards
USB mass storage


GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

2 MP

Digital zoom


Video recording
Video recording modes

1080p, 720p

Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Flash type



Battery capacity

2300 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product

Brown, White


Subscription type

No subscription