Motorola Moto X (2014) User Reviews
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Approaching everything I ever need in a phine
King_bilo has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great phone. I staked it out for months before buying.. Did not let me down on most accounts.
The battery is OK. But I wish it lasted longer. Just so I could use the phone more.
The UI is a joy. Always reliable, never lagging. Speaker is crisp and clear. Love watching movies on it.
The camera is disappointing in low and medium light. And it struggles sometimes to focus but when you get the right shot it comes out fine.
I love this phone. But its little drawbacks in certain areas leave me itching for what Motorola will come up with next.
One major note is that although the customisable back is beautiful to look at, I advice anyone shelling out on this phone to buy a case. The screen is pretty exposed and could crack on dropping without a case.
desgua has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It has good built quality.
It is beautiful.
It is responsive.
It has good battery life.
But I miss the Galaxy S4 camera.
Suggestion: use a cover protection because there are people who say the screen is prone do crack on falls.
Love it. Best reception of any phone I've had.
louisd has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I'm so happy with this phone. Reception is plain amazing, getting signal where other phones don't. Battery life is adequate and I'm very happy with the 5.2" screen. It is a good compromise between too small and too big.
An excellent phone for the price range
cjslman has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Very good cell phone for a good price. I have the experience from the previous Moto X (2013) and this is a good improvement. I would have liked the additional SD card slot, but I guess the "perfect" phone isn't out there yet.
Finally a worthy flagship device for Motorola
mqmorasch has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Not sure what the noob had issues with predictive text not existing...sounds like the phone is smarter than the user. The build is a TON better than the 2013 edition, while keeping the user favorites like the always listening and an near pure Android experience.
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Really liking this phone
PhilippBuerek has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Using this phone from past one month. Here is my experience:
-Superb build quality
-Good signal reception
-All features work accurately
-Clear, bright and beautiful display
Brilliant phone that would have replacement battery
Manleks.x has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I used this phone for a month and I loved the experience of use, is very beautiful from any angle where you look, the colors are a bit saturated although they look very good. The screen size is enough for high quality videos and processor perfectly fulfills its mission, you hardly will see lag in their management. The camera is very good. The command "I hear you" is good but many things are not well understood, perhaps IPhone Siri is better, but it helps. The only thing that I have to mention of this excellent phone is its poor battery, with difficulty comes alive late in the day and that means you need to disable practically GPS, WiFi and lower the screen brightness to hardly see anything. In short, very good phone, I recommend it.
Furor1005 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Best Phone ever!!!! Has a really good interface i have had no problema with it yet and it is just and incredible phone i hope to have updates un the future but you will really like this phone. I recomend it 10/10
Only a few weeks in but so far it's great!
vpbizpa has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I bought the phone when it was on sale for $299.99. The price is factoring into my review.
Build Quality: There were some pretty scary reviews about the screen being easily damaged but after speaking with several owners they've all confirmed no damage from drops while a case was present. However, all reviews left about a fragile screen fail to mention if the phone was in a case -- so I would assume it was not. Aside from the screen the phone feels well put together. It's nothing that made my jaw drop but it doesn't feel cheap either.
Reception: Just as good reception as my Galaxy Alpha, and that phone seemed to have better reception that most.
Call Quality: Others hear me fine, and I hear them fine. Speaker is nice and loud.
Multimedia: Keep in mind only the bottom speaker is used for music and what not. The top is a receiver for in-calls.
Camera: Was expecting some pretty horrific photos given the camera reviews but they're not bad. They're decent but not superb; wouldn't expect much more from a $300 phone.
UI Speed: Uhh ... fast? No, VERY FAST. Keeping it vanilla has done wonders for the Moto X.
Everyday Usage: I think this phone could hold up as a gaming phone just fine. It doesn't seem to get hot with regular use and it certainly meets all the marks with specs.
Text Input: Seems fine... no reason to rate anything other than 10.
Display: Gets pretty darn bright, and extremely dark! Some complain about a pinkish/purple tint when the screen gets real...
Too costly for a phone with bad build quality
jacobsampaul has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I had a moto x 2, the display broke too soon and the replacement I got for my precustomised phone has the bamboo back peeling off and the inscription all messed up!
Called customer care and they promised me accessories worth 50$.
I dont want any more moto stuff, not even a replacement!
Camera is not good either...
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Best Phone I Ever Owned - Big Screens WIN!
ck1964 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I can't tell you how happy I bought this phone, never a regret. My sister has iPhone 6+, I like my Moto X better. I also use an OTG cable to plug my flash drives, to up my storage to UNLIMITED. After owning this for 5 months, there are features I am still learning about. I love being to ask a question, or make my phone do something while inside my pocket. I will be getting the 3rd Gen Moto X because I enjoy owning the best products. Simply brilliant - not perfect but pretty close.
Moto x 2014 10/10
galaxynoteuser has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
For the price its amazing even if it had the same price as a samsungalaxy s5 or even a htc one m8. I like the moto display and moto voice things that actually help in everyday use i hace has no issues with this phone it is absoulutley the Best brand name phone you can get the processer is blazing quick and the screen is just a sight to see
Motorola did it again
godimoo has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Well this phone is a major update con 2013 moto x and i just love how it performs i have had no lag no slow downs no major problem, just maybe the camera but just a little bit and i say that you should get this phone if your looking for a phone worth the money
Moto X 2nd Generation
davidspice has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Useful phone it has everything i need an i like how fast it is and it makes feel that i made the correcta choice on buying this excellent phone i hace to say that this phone is justo a mini version of a nexus 6 justo with Motorola apps con it. This Phone Is A Must Buy!!!!
Best Motorola Device!!!
motoxmaxx has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The Best phone Motorola has made, it is over the competition in speed in almost anything like opening apps and and playing games and personaly i prefer it over any other device ehmm *galaxy s5* and it takes just as good photos as any other flagship today, i recomend it for any Motorola veteran user and even other brand loyalty costumers!
Best Flagship Device Today
cmmp991 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Was saving up for the moto x for a long time and i wasn't dissapointed! This phone is absolutley fast at everything and is even faster than the galaxy s5 this is a highly recomended phone for anyone with a desire for a near stock android Device!
Moto X Review.
RoobieeTavarees has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The Moto X is an incredible device, I use as my dailydriver since 3 weeks, and it's better than other phones, is faster, the screen is very good. The bad of the is the Battery, has 2300 mAh, I guess that 2800 mAh is enough to the Moto X, and the camera, works fine, but isn't like the Note 4 or the Z3. Is a Cheap device, maybe that is the reason for the battery or the camera.
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phoneguru340 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is a great phone Motorola really stepped their game up on this one. Now let's start with design... Phone feels premium and sturdy. I have the black leather and love it, although my case covers up the leather. There is a dimple on the back under the camera lens that is a perfect anchor for your finger. The phone has a metal frame which acts as an antenna. Phone is well balanced and for a larger than average phone fits well in the hand. Next I want to talk about the screen. This phone has an AMOLED screen at 423 PPI. Looks amazing I was very impressed. .1 larger than the S5. Call quality is superb, voices are clear. This phone does black in the camera department compared to other flagships. Does have a 13 MP camera but low light photos are not the greatest. I personally don't need the best camera on my phone this camera performs better than I need. Takes great quality videos and can even record in 4k. There is one major downside to this phone and that is the battery. Its a 2300 and gets you through the day with light usage but heavy users will need to have a charger handy. now the phone does have quick charge 2.0 so that does help. This phone is fast and I mean fast. Quicker than any phone I have used. Has the 801 chip set with adreno 330 graphics most flagships have right now. The fact that this phone is nearly stock makes it faster than most phones. There is no SD slot and the battery is not removable. Again not a big deal to me. For the price this phone is a flagship killer...
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Great phone so far
graham5571 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Picked the Moto X up during the Cyber monday deal, and I'm very happy with my decision. Coming from a Galaxy S3, this phone is an improvement in almost every way. I'd say my main gripes are the relatively mediocre camera and battery life, but neither of those are too big of a deal (esp. seeing as this phone supports Quickcharge 2.0, and can fully recharge in about an hour). Overall, it's a great device-- on par with everything currently out there but at a bit nicer of a price. The fact that it has near stock android (and a few nice Motorola additions, such as Active Display) with quick updates is also a nice plus for those who want to be on the bleeding edge
10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Report
Moto X: A Budget Phone that Beats the Rest
ThePhoneCricket322 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The new flagship phone for Motorola is an unexpected powerhouse with a battery life to enjoy. Ignore all of those negative reviews, because this phone is almost perfect. This phone is almost as close to stock Android as a Nexus, and has an unlockable bootloader for those people who like flashing custom ROMs.
6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Report
Great starter for Android newbs
AMDredux has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'm reviewing this phone based off the price mostly, I picked it up at Costco for a sweet deal of $.01 for a two year contract. I've been pleasantly surprised with it, the applications are very intuitive, it didn't take me very long to configure the settings the way I liked, the camera looks great for a light camera user, I love the gesture feature and I love the ergonomics of this device. If you're on a budget this is a great phone to go for. Best Buy is currently $1 while Costco is $.01 otherwise $99.
10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Report
The almost Nexus
EdsonBastos23 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
There are no competition for Motorola on Brazil, where I life. Like really, with a price tag 40% lass than his competitor, the Moto X (2014) update every aspect of his predecessor, but keep the same great user interface, and pure android experience. The battery it's not great, but can last a day. For anyone how was a Nexus buyer on the pass or how likes the old Moto X its a solid alternative.
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Read all the positive reviews closely, because the only two positive things with this phone is design and Screen weak up.
Torben_d has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
If you ever had a Samsung Galaxy don't chose Moto X Gen2, you will be so disappointed.
The Calendar monthly view is useless, not possible to schedule Peak time for mail.
Camera has not been seen this bad for years.
Default the Wifi is always on, and used in the background eating the Battery in no time.
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_dsouza_ has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I upgraded from the Moto X 2013 to the new Moto X 2014. The version I got here in Brazil is the fully unlocked model XT1097. We don't have Motomaker here, we only have three options (black resin, black leather or white bamboo) and it comes with 32GB by default. I upgraded from the old Moto X essentially because of the bigger display and more storage memory. Overall I believe it was a very good upgrade. The only point I am missing my old Moto X is the camera quality of the new Moto X, which is not good. Also, since I use to take pictures using 16:9 format, the new Moto X actually has a *lower* resolution than the old Moto X considering the 16:9 format because the sensors have a different format (16:9 native in the old Moto X and 4:3 in the new Moto X). The battery is OK for my personal usage, at least as good as the old Moto X if not better. I really hope Motorola can improve the camera quality, this is the only thing that bothers me in the new Moto X.
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