Motorola shows off 4K video shot with the Moto X and a drone

Motorola shows off 4K video shot with the Moto X and a drone
Released in the US in September, the second-generation Motorola Moto X brought many improvements over the original model, including in the camera department. The new Moto X features a 13 MP rear camera that can shoot 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video.

When we reviewed the Moto X, we found that its video recording capabilities were quite good. Now, Motorola is showing us what can be done when a Moto X, a drone, and a professional drone operator come together. The Moto X was attached to the drone, which took the handset over San Francisco to capture some aerial footage of the area. The resulting video is certainly pretty cool, but we assume that other smartphones capable of shooting in 4K would have provided comparable, if not better results in the same scenario. A few weeks back, Samsung also used a drone to record 4K video with its Galaxy Note 4.

It seems that Motorola didn’t upload the video on YouTube in 4K, but only in 1080p, so if you have a 4K display you won’t be able to watch it at its original resolution. Even so, there are advantages of watching 4K content even if your display doesn’t support this resolution. This being said, check out Motorola’s video below:

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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



1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

nexus 6 is my favorite version of the Moto X /s.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Just as I feel Cookie Monster is my favorite Muppet...

5. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I wish I could have purchased the Nexus 6. Buying it straight out and no upgrade was terrible....However.... I was able to get the Moto X Pure Edition on that Cyber Monday deal. It's a fantastic phone!

3. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Update.... 2013 Moto X, please....

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'd imagine that they'll update the 2014 models first, and they haven't updated Tue Droid Turbo. I'd imagine last year's Moto X will get an update by late January/ early February.

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