Check out the first camera samples from the new Motorola Moto X (2014)

Check out the first camera samples from the new Motorola Moto X (2014)
Last year, Motorola did its darnest to convince us all that there was something special with the original Moto X’s 10-megapixel “Clear Pixel” camera. Essentially, its RGBC sensor, where the “C” in it stands for clear, was alleged to collect up to 75% more light than your traditional RGB Bayer sensor. Whatever the case, the Clear Pixel camera was believed to help out in those situations when objects are moving quickly. Clearly, all of that was just a load of mumbo jumbo, as the handset’s camera failed to give its rivals any heated competition. To come and think about it, the camera was undoubtedly the phone’s biggest disappointment.

In hoping to make amends, the new Moto X has been treated to an upgrade – a 13-megapixel camera that features an f2.25 aperture lens, LED ring flash, and 4K video recording. Needless to say, we’re crossing our fingers tightly in the hopes that its quality will improve tremendously with this model. Getting a little time with the new phone, we’re able to snap up a few photos to give you folks a quick sneak peek to its quality. For now, we’ll keep our lips sealed regarding its quality until we’re able to get a good feel for it.

From what you’re able to see so far, what do you think about its quality? Can it contend with the other phones out there that have already proven to us to be fantastic – like the Galaxy S5 and LG G3 to name a few.



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So far so good. The night shots definitely look like a big improvement over what the X was capable of in similar lighting conditions.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Moto uses IMX135 sensor, it's an old outdated sensor. Galaxy S4 used that same sensor. No wonder why Moto is so far behind the curve.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Look at the Sears tower in the background. Everyone should visit Chicago in their lifetime. Love my city. :')

2. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

But look what FCUK they did with Moto G ,,,, same battery ,, overly large screen ,, same reso,, same 2012 era processor ,, they FCUKED up hard

10. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

No, it's a great value phone for people who don't need the latest in tech. I would highly recommend it to someone looking to not spend a lot of money on a phone. It's very hard to beat the value offered here. It's hard and perhaps even impossible to include all the upgrades you'd like for a phone you'd likely never buy, and keep it at the same price point.


Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Still worlds better than its competition at $179

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice I do want this phone BUT Motorola have put a 2013 size battery in the phone so have told the world they don't care, so I can NOT buy thus phone :( Role on Nexus 5.2 " screen in a couple of months.

4. stefankostov

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

What are the published photo samples ? The comments above are for New Moto X (X+1) but on the sample pictures is written New Moto G (2nd-gen).

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

okay enough for me, I'm a blind fanboy now so obvious buy :D

7. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Y not try out the desire 820?

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I doesn't look like there has been any improvement over the old X

8. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I'm not impressed by those shots. Looks like a mid-range camera. Perhaps it will compete with Lumia 730 and likes. MAJOR disappointment. And I was actually ready to buy this sucker. Maybe I still buy it if its not too expensive and the camera samples here don't represent the true quality.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

meh, it's not Galaxy S5 good but it MIGHT be on par with the G3...

13. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I don't know, I don't like those photos, at all! Something is wrong!


Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Not going to give the Galaxy S5 or Xperia Z2 a run for their respective monies, but very much improved from the first gen moto x.

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