First Look: Moto X. Not Your Father’s Motorola
My first look at the new Motorola Moto X smartphone was a pleasant surprise. This first phone since the Google takeover is not your traditional built like a truck Motorola smartphone. The Moto X has style..it feels well built too. For starters it looks and feels much smaller that other 4.7″ phones and the rounded back makes it a very comfortable phone to hold in the hand. It is edge to edge Gorilla Glass and the bezel is just about not there. Motorola says it set out a smartphone adapted to the consumer, not the other way around and invested in a lot of research on how people use their smartphones.
The Moto X also will listen for voice commands and execute them without you having to touch the phone. Plus, it watches for a double shake to turn the camera on quicker than any other phone so you don’t miss that important shot. Now you would think that kind of smarts would drain the battery..think again..Motorola buit the Moto X with individual dedicated low power processors to handle these jobs with minimal impact on battery life. You should still be able to get a full day and evening on a single charge. The Motorola Moto X will be available at Major US carriers in late August, early September and exlusively from Rogers in Canada where it is now available for pre-order. It also went on sale today at Future Shop Canada for $189.99 with a two year contract.
Watch for a full review of this interesting phone shortly.