Motorola, which had been taken over by Google recently has already showed off it’s the Moto X in a series of leaks. Today, It has officially been launched. It has some of the high end hardware and also runs on almost stock android. There has been few Motorola induced changes to the OS.
The most interesting part is the fact that Motorola is offering great choices to the customer for a complete personal experience, a first of It’s kind.Through their online studio, Moto Maker, you can choose the colors, and decide on the details: front, back, accents, memory, wallpapers, even add a name or a short message. When you’re done, they would assemble your Moto X right in the USA and ship it to you for free in 4 days or less.You are free to choose from more than 500 possible combinations, with more to come.This explains the “Designed by you” quote being used by Motorola.
It is built around a 4.7″ AMOLED display with full RGB matrix and 720p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 316 ppi standing close to iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4. The screen is protected by a new type of Gorilla Glass, which is dubbed Magic Glass due to its curves towards the edges of the phone.
On the inside, the Motorola Moto X features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with dual 1.7GHz Krait cores, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is 16GB or 32GB depending on the version you choose and there’s a microSD card slot for further expansion. It is powered by a 2200mAh battery, which Motorola rates at 13 hours of 3G talk time and up to 24 hours of mixed usage endurance.
The Moto X camera has a 10MP sensor and uses the ClearPixel technology for superior low-light performance. Also, it is accompanied by a 2MP front facing cam that allows 1080p recordings.
The device’s thickness varies from 5.6-10.4mm. The phone has a pretty decent footprint for its 4.7″ display – 129.3 x 65.3mm with a weight 130 grams.
The Motorola Moto X will be available on the five largest carriers in the USA – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US
Cellular. It will cost $200 for the 16GB version and $250 for the 32GB units, both with a two-year contract.
The Moto X will not be sold outside of the US, Latin America and Canada. If you’re keen on this device, you will have to settle for a lower-cost model that’s currently in the works
Update : We also have reports that a Google Play edition of the Moto X will be announced shortly.
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