Moto X camera interface and controls shown off in screenshots

Moto X camera interface and controls shown off in screenshots
We have just over a week left before we see the official unveiling of the Motorola Moto X, and of course that means the leaks will just keep getting more and more in-depth. This time around, we're getting to see the camera interface and the various new control methods that Motorola has added to the system; and, it looks like Motorola has done some good stuff with the camera app.

As with the stock camera app, the gallery can be accessed by swiping in from the right, but Motorola has now made it that the camera settings swipe in from the left. We heard about the wrist-twist gesture to launch the camera from anywhere on the phone in the Rogers promo video, and that has also made it into the walkthrough of the camera app, as did the controls for tapping anywhere to take a photo or holding to take multiple shots. Additionally, swiping up or down will control the zoom in the app. 

The overall look of the interface is much more clean, and closer to what you might see with stock Android than what we've seen previously from Motorola. But, based on what we've seen of Android 4.3, and what we know of Android 4.2, Motorola isn't going with stock and has made some slight alterations. 

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

only 8 days away

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Best camera interfaces ever seen.

19. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What's the deal with how it focuses now? Does it still allow for spot focusing? How am I supposed to hold a focal point and move the camera around to get better exposure on a particular scene like I could with a camera button?

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

One of the best camera interfaces ive seen

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Awesome new interface...

11. persikon

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Please be fast, and responsive! Especially between shots and previews.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm not sure i'll like the tap to capture. i like tapping to focus. everything else seems solid though.

9. google-apple

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Clean Stuff... Nicely done MOTO...

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1487; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i would prefer a better quality camera than camera interface gimmik.

7. MotorolaX

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

MoTo RocKs

5. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Twist your wrist to launch camera app?!!?! That look like those samsung features that nobody uses...

6. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

i would use it.

12. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I agree. The standard Android 4.2 feature of "swipe right from lockscreen" is more that enough. A dedicated camera button would be more useful.

16. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Im with you on that camera button. I dont know why most oems are ignoring this.

17. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Sony seems to be the only manufacturer that has some sense in this regard.

22. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Nokia also. Oems that truly cares to phone's camera

18. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Probably because someone holds the patent. But I agree that most of people won't use this twist to launch.

4. MotorolaX

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2013


2. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

'tap anywhere to take pics' m smelling windows phone here :D

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

In fact the left menu button, i have seen it somewhere before, both on android and windows phone. For windows phone, it is similar to a rather simple lens/app called Camera360.

13. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Really windows, since when? my HTC One S also has touch anywhere to capture option, turn it on and you can take the picture by touching anywhere on the screen also it has smile detection capture when a person smile the camera snaps the picture automatically. I just want to know, not start a flame war, how long has touch anywhere to snap the picture been a windows thing? Plus the HTC One S is almost 2yrs old

1. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Moto is bringing the heat!

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