The Moto X, the “big sister” of the already in Germany available Moto G also comes to Germany. Motorola revealed that it will be obtainable at the beginning of February this year at a price of 399€. Compared to the Moto G it has some hardware improvements and will be delivered with the newest Android version, 4.4 KitKat. By the way, the users who already own a Moto G can update their phones on the latest software in these days, too.
The Moto X has got in comparison with the Moto G a doubled size of RAM, 2Gb, a slightly bigger display and will be only available with 16Gb of memory at the beginning. Of course, you aren’t allowed to put in an SD card or extend your storage on another way. Additionally Motorola provides a 2 year support of 50gb Google Drive storage, which can not really console for the small capacity of the phone.
The Moto X will come with LTE support and a better camera, too, which alas is not as good as the ones from the e.g. the Galaxy S4 or the iPhone, but should be okay for the price and a better one than which is used in the Moto G. The main Camera has a resolution of 10MP and the front camera one of 2MP. (Moto G: 5 and 1.2) Also it has built in a better processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro which works with 2 cores at 1,7Ghz.
As against the Moto G, the Moto X supports Near Field Communication (NFC) which can be helpful to pay somthing “over the air”, e.g. train tickets or your weekly purchase at the supermarket. Unfortunately this practice is not very common yet, at least in Germany.
Speech recognition at every time
A in the USA very hot discussed feature of the Moto X is the speech recognition capability of the phone. You know Siri from the iPhone, where you have to press the home button for a longer time to activate it. With the Moto X you do not have to do anything, you can just speak. Of course not all the people who are around your phone because it listens only to your specific voice, but in my opinion it is a little bit crazy that your phone “never sleeps”, like Motorola officials describe the feature. It is clear that someone can listen to you through your mobile even if you own another one, if he wants and if he has got the fitting resources for such an attack, but this feature maybe makes it more easy to spy on you.
In addition to that, I do not think that you always need your speech recognition activated because most of the people only barely use it, or at least not very much.
All in all the Moto X seems to be a quite good phone for an acceptable price, even when the Moto G will suffice for the most users.
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