Motorola have released a brand new Smartphone called the Moto X which has just been released in America however is yet to reach the shores of Australia.
“There is some speculation that this handset could be the iPhone of the Android phones meaning that the Moto X could be the first Android phone that truly exemplifies what Apple’s aim has been with the iPhone for many years. iPhone is praised for its simple, clean hardware design, its battery life is generally better than the competition, and its software is simple but effective and powerful at the same time. There’s nothing particularly mind-blowing about the specs of the iPhone’s processor or RAM. It just works and it works well. That’s what Motorola is clearly aiming for with Moto X” says George Tinari at Intomobile.
Intomobile have produced a graphic comparing the features of the Moto X compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.
Coming in with a 4.7 inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM and a 10MP rear-facing camera, the device falls into the mid-range smartphone tier. The processor used in the sleek device is a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro from Qualcomm, running on Motorola’s new X8 architecture. Don’t let the “eight-core” claim fool you however; although there are eight cores, the device only uses two of them for processing, with the others being utilized for language processing and contextual computing. The device will come in 16GB and 32GB varients.
Clearly, the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 out power the Moto X in computing power, with both devices running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor, which utilizes four cores. The HTC One clocks in at 1.7GHz and the Galaxy S4 at 1.9GHz. The HTC One and the Galaxy S4both offer larger batteries, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will outperform the Moto X in terms of battery life.
The Moto X’s camera is decent, touting a 10MP rear-facing shooter and a 2MP front facing camera, but the One and the S4 beat the Moto X here too. The S4′s 13MP rear-facing camera and the HTC One’s Ultra pixel camera are top-notch, and include software to help the devices take amazing pictures. Motorola is focusing on battery life, affordability and ease of use with the Moto X. Motorola is hoping that a near stock Android experience will make the device responsive and easy to use. The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both rely on a huge chunk of manufacturer software to operate, which Motorola is avoiding with the Moto X.
Customization is a feature of this handset. It is an added benefit that there are so many colors to choose from on the Moto X. Plus users can choose smaller details like accents. For smartphone users who truly want a phone they can call their own, this is a huge advantage. Whether offered in black and white or in multiple colors, both phones are still targeted toward mainstream consumers who love a decent-looking phone that works well.
Moto X’s Quick Capture camera feature. With a double flick of the wrist the sleeping Moto X will come alive, automatically loading the camera app in a matter of seconds. The Moto X promises to increase sharing and avoid “photo fails” The driving dubstep soundtrack underlines the snappiness of the feature. You can go from sleep to shooting in under 3 wub wubs!
“Always Ready”, does a great job of showing the practical use of the device’s Touchless Controls and Google Now integration. The video shows off a guy’s reluctant morning – he pushes back his alarm 20 minutes and sets a reminder to get coffee on his Moto X, all without opening his eyes or touching his device. The Moto X’s touchless features have got your back, “so you can sleep off last call.”
We will keep you posted with the release of the Moto X in Australia. If you are interested in the new handset from Motorola click here to contact us and register your interest.