Moto X: The Phone Google Designed


Motorola Mobility unveiled the much-anticipated Moto X smartphones, the first phones to be designed and built from scratch since the company was acquired by Google last year. The 4.7-inch, 1280×720-resolution Moto X phones are individually assembled in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Users can customize several aspects of the phone, including the front, back, and matching headphones. There are some 2,000 color combinations to choose from; a wooden back is also in the works.

Among others, the phone sports two features you may find interesting. The Moto X smartphones respond to voice, and comes with ‘Touchless Controls.’ It takes two twists of the wrist to active the phone’s Quick Capture camera Touch anywhere on the screen to shoot.   

Moto X – Technical Specs

  • Moto_X_2Width 65.3 Height 129.3mm
  • Curve 5.6 -10.4mm
  • Display 4.7″ AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720p
  • Weight 130G
  • Battery 2200 mAh. Mixed usage up to 24 hours
  • Rear Camera 10MP CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) / LED Flash / 1080p video (30fps)
  • Front Camera 2MP 1080p HD video
  •  Operating system Android 4.2.2
  • Architecture: Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Storage 16 GB standard, 32 GB version available online.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR
  • WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot
  • UMTS/HSPA + up to 42 Mbps

Moto X will be available in the US, Canada and Latin America starting in late August/early September.

In the US, woven black and woven white models will be available at AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and retailers including Best Buy for $199 with a new two-year agreement. Additionally, it will be available on all carriers, including T-Mobile, at

[Images courtesy: Motorola Mobility]

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