I have mixed feelings about the device, I’m half disappointed and half impressed. Disappointed because the phones hardware is not flagship, rather somewhere in the medium range. A dual-core processor? That stuff is 2011, even though it has Motorola’s X8 smart processor. The looks are sleek though.
One of the things I liked was the camera, not because it was 10 megapixel but because it has the Clear View technology; something I was really hoping Moto X would come with. Clear View technology allows 75% more light which makes photos taken in low light look much better, great for instagram shots at night.
In this video you can see two cool camera features. The first one is available on most phones, burst shot. Even though Moto X has a dual-core processor it’s doing a great job taking burst-shots. My favourite is the slow motion video, the camera takes 60 frames per second then plays the video at 30 frames making the video play half the original speed.
You have up to 2,000 different color combinations you can customize your phone with. They’re also going to have wooden covers in the near future. Motomaker is a nice add-on but isn’t something I’m wow’d about, give me the device in black and I’m happy. You can also sign your device and it will appear on the back cover.
Overall I actually like the added features Moto X has, like the quick gestures, slow motion videos and screen notifications. Unlike TouchWiz and HTCSense I think Motorola added value to the device, not bloatware. This also means it’s not stock Android unfortunately but will have a stock version released soon.
Since there is no sight of Nexus 5 I might actually go for this phone. I first need to check if the LTE on the device is compatible with the LTE frequency in Kuwait first as it would be a huge let down not to have LTE. I’m still waiting for the price to be announced, I think it’s going to be similar to the price of the S4 and HTC One.