Moto X Hands-on

WP_20130801_13_57_45_Pro__highres Opening the press event for the launch of the new Motorola MotoX device was a timeline of the Google corp. acquisitions and achievements over the past decade. That being the case, it is not surprising that the first feature highlighted was its always on integration with the google now service.  A feature supported with the use of 3 sound canceling microphones , that ensures that the phone can clearly capture  you requests and parse them via the dedicated language core to the online service that interprets them. Featuring a 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, 10-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (depending on the configuration), 4G LTE, and a 2,200 mAh battery.  With a near-stock build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, it gives that Nexus-like feel for many, along with the customization that users want.

The minimal alterations to stock android is further evidence that Motorola is clearly now in the google camp. While users might notice certain difference from stock android, those differences are minimal and most times go unnoticed.

Offered in both black and white variants the device is designed to comfortably sit in the palm of your hand and its weight gives it a solid feel.

Keeping with the innovative nature of Google, Motorola has now lunched motomaker, a website that takes customizing your phone to new heights. This stand out innovation gives users the ability to apply 18 different color combinations to the device rear panel, front panel and accents (read volume rocker etc)

With a starting price of 199 USD on contract, this device combines the innovative culture of google and the historically excellent design and builds quality of Motorola in one amazingly stylish and affordable package.