2Hello, Moto: Meet the Moto X
3The Display: Seeing Isn’t Always Believing
The Moto X features a 4.7-inch display. Some will be disappointed that it’s an HD 720p, and not a higher resolution. But many might be impressed that Motorola fit a display this size into a chassis this small. The HTC One has the same size display, but it measures 5.41 by 2.69 inches, while the Moto X measures 5.09 by 2.57 inches
4The Moto X Is a Minimalist (on the Outside)
5Moto X From Behind
The back of this Moto X features a textured look, though it feels smooth (which is actually kind of unsatisfying). The dots beside the rear camera lens are the speaker. While the HTC One leaves no question about the best place to put a speaker (the front), the curve on the back of the Moto X prevents the speaker from laying flat on a surface.
8‘OK, Google Now’
11Button-Free Front Facade
The camera can be activated with a quick double twist of the wrist—a fun feature. The camera itself, though, feels ordinary. However, taking photos (like this detail of a painting) I wondered whether it was the camera that was wanting or, after testing out other new smartphones, I’d just become accustomed to viewing my photos on more pixel-packed displays.
13Coming Aug. 23 to AT&T
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Best Buy will all sell the Moto X by summer’s end. The Moto X is a fast, responsive phone, and on AT&T’s 4G LTE network it’s possible to move between Web pages as quickly as between photos.