Motorola intros the Moto X in China presenting it as "the best Android smartphone in the world"

Motorola intros the Moto X in China presenting it as
Earlier in January, we told you that Motorola was about to return to China by launching three smartphones there: Moto X, Moto X Pro (a renamed Nexus 6), and an LTE-capable Moto G. Today, Motorola hosted an official event to mark its return to China and present the devices that it's releasing there.

The first handset that Chinese users will be able to buy is the Moto X (obviously the 2014 edition). Motorola President and COO Rick Osterloh took the stage at the Hello China event, introducing the Moto X as "the best Android smartphone in the world" (you can see that in the video embedded below). We can't say we agree with this statement: as our Moto X review is showing, the handset has some issues, including not-so-great battery life. Nevertheless, this remains one of Motorola's nicest smartphones to date.

Customers in China can order the Moto X for prices starting at 2,999 CNY ($479), and the handset will ship in early February. The Moto X Pro and Moto G LTE will be released in the second half of February, while Moto Maker should debut in China in the coming months (thus becoming available for the first time in Asia).

Alongside the three smartphones, Motorola will also launch the Moto Hint and Moto 360 in China, though it's not clear exactly when these are going to be available.




sources: The Official Motorola Blog, Motorola China

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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68 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Motorola got a lot right with this device. I got a chance to use one and it was so much better than I was expecting...but I don't think it's the best phone in the world LOL. But the stacked pyramid design is a must have though. It''s like when you drop your device, the weight is at the highest point of the curved back so the device wants to flip onto its back, protecting the screen. So maybe the batter is too little, but the curved back which centers the weight differently has it's advantages...same with the HTC One M8. The way these things are designed is tank-like.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But they didn't get everything right that they could have gotten right. No dual front facing speakers No 20mp camera Modest specs Lukewarm battery life They miss the mark too much for this to be the best smartphone

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm pretty sure my comment will get a lot of flack but there's no excuse for the X not getting similar specs and design as the Turbo and the Nexus 6.

28. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

So what is apple's excuse for a 2014 flagship device having 2012 specs? Hm?

40. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The A8 is a good SoC, but the thing they rarely show in those benchmarks is the overall score, in which the latest Qualcomm CPU wins. Even in the article you listed, the Note 3 beat the A8 in multicore. The Note 3 was an SD800, two generations old at this point.

54. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering that you don't own any Android device. You only own the latest Apple iPhone 6 with its dual core 1.4ghz 64 bit CPU and 1gb of ram 8mp camera. The Moto X has a SD 801 CPU running at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB of ram with a 1080 AMOLED display, 13 mp camera. Yet you are telling people that the Moto X has modest specs. Please just look at you iPhone again if you want to see low end to modest specs.

59. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're wasting your time. Some people just love to hear the sound of their own empty heads rattling.

21. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

This comment is just so0o ironic coming from an apple fanboy like you..i honestly was shocked!!

23. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Well battery life at least its better than a Nexus 5 , I am okay with not having dual speakers as long as the single speaker is loud enough . The camera is alright but nothing special except for the twist to launch . One thing is that it doesn't have a notification light ... Like the iPhone 5 I'm using now

27. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

And your precious iPhail has none of those features, yet it is the "best" thing ever, right? And the X still mops the floor with the iphone. Hypocrite much?

29. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Camera resolution doesn't have anything to do with image quality. Having more or less pixels doesn't have any relation to image quality. Sony Alpha A7s has a Full-Frame sensor, but only 12.2MP. I can bet anything that this A7s can take better photo with just 12.2MP than any mobile in next 10 years. For the last freaking time, what does your 20MP sensor can do that your 10MP sensor can't? I don't mean that having less MP/resolution means better quality photo or Moto X has an amazing camera. What I mean is that stop harping about mega pixel. You don't need it, that's a fact..

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It matters. 20 MP is still going to be better than 13 MP plain and simple. The images taken with the Turbo proves that.

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I will give you one last chance to explain everyone how resolution is related to IQ. I am leaning on the idea that you're an idiot. So here's your chance to prove me wrong. Forget Turbo or any specific mobile. Just answer this - how is resolution related to image quality?

55. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

He's a troll

61. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Lmao.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Is that why the Note 4 camera is better than the iPhone 6+?

37. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The Nexus 6 with a 13MP camera takes better images than the Turbo does with a 21MP camera. Sensor size, quality, and image processing software are what matter more.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So that case then that means the iPhone 6 and 6+ have the best cameras on the market because of everything you just said. The pictures say it all. The photographers using the iPhone says it all.

49. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

But you literally just said a "20 mp is still going to be better than 13 mp plain and simple". You literally said that. So the implication is more mp = better picture, FACT. So going by your logic, the iphail with it's 8mp camera takes worse pics than 90% of current smartphones.

50. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Not necessarily. They have good quality sensors sure. But to say they're the best? No. You're seriously going to try and tell me they're even in the same class as a smartphone with Pureview? I seriously hope you aren't that delusional.

56. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's why the iPhone lost in the blind camera test to the latest Androids including it lost to the Moto X. Phonearena had a test about a month ago and the iPhone 6 lost.

60. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Then why did the iPhone lose to the Nexus 6 in a blind camera comparison?

62. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

People using the says nothing. People chose VHS over Beaman, and Blu-ray over HD Discs. Both were inferior. The blind comparisons on this site do say something, though.

42. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

So you're saying you agree that the Nexus 6 takes better pics than the iphail 6+ because it has a higher MP count. You're also saying that anything with higher than an 8mp camera takes better pics than any iphone. Glad you've seen the light and gotten off the apple juice.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm saying you're a waste of time responding to. That's what I am saying.

51. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

And yet you did. Translation: "oh s*** I just stuck my foot in my mouth and contradicted myself"

36. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most phones don't have dual front facing speakers. And the 2014 X had similar specs to the Galaxy S5 and One M9 (CPU and RAM). As far as camera, as others have stated, megapixels isn't the barometer to judge the quality of a camera. If it was, explain the Nexus 6 having better quality images with a 13MP shooter. And that should also mean that the 8MP camera on the iPhone is inferior according to your statement. The only benefit a larger megapixel camera has is the ability to crop and keep a decent sized photo, and the ability to print images in larger sizes without having to resize them, which results in an image with less sharpness. The size and quality of the sensor and imaging software are what matters in a camera.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"Most phones don't have dual front facing speakers. And the 2014 X had similar specs to the Galaxy S5 and One M9 (CPU and RAM). " But the Nexus 6 did so there's no reason why the X 14 shouldn't have had them. The S5 and M8(not M9) were several months old. There's no reason why Motorola couldn't have used the latest specs for the X 14. The M8 and S5 can be bought for about $300 now. "As far as camera, as others have stated, megapixels isn't the barometer to judge the quality of a camera." I'm so glad you said this because none of you can no longer bash the iPhone for having only 8MP even though its pictures come out better than just about every smartphone on the market. Checkmate.

48. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You do realize as far as the CPU, the only devices that ran higher than that CPU are the ones who had higher than 1080p screen resolutions. And you're saying that the X should've had the same specs as the Nexus, then why have 2 almost identical devices? I've never bashed the iPhone for having an 8MP camera, idiot. But what you said now completely contradicts what you originally said. Do you have a train of thought or is it always in a constant state of derailment? Still assuming you have the final word with that checkmate business huh? Most people wouldn't be that egotistical to assume that, because no one knows everything. But that must be why you live on PA right?

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