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The Moto X was my favorite Android smartphone of 2013. A year later, and the landscape’s changed. So too must the Moto X. For the second-generation model, which we’ll refer to as the Moto X (2014), Motorola decided to improve on the fronts that market trends have shifted towards.

Bigger screen with higher resolution? Check. Better camera? Check. Metal body? Check. High-performance processor and GPU? Check. More customization options such as wood panels and leather options? Check and check.

With so much to be excited for in this device, is the Moto X (2014) the Android smartphone to beat this year? Read on for my full review.

Context

Everybody uses their smartphone differently. I consider myself a power user; I use my smartphone for lots of email, messaging via various apps, checking Facebook and Twitter, browsing the web and taking lots of photos for posting to Instagram.

The amount of time I use my smartphone for actual voice calls has decreased over the years, but I still log in about an hour total in a week. I’m a gamer, but don’t play too many mobile games, unless I’m on a long train or bus ride.

Filed in Cellphones >Reviews. Read more about Android, Moto X (2014) and Motorola.

Display
5.2"
1920x1080
AMOLED
424 PPI
Price
~$185 - Amazon
Camera
13 MP
F2.2 Aperture F-Stop
Weight
144 g
Battery
2300 mAh
Non-Removable
No Wireless Charg.
Launched in
2014-09-01
System
2GB RAM
Snapdragon 801 + None
Storage (GB)
32
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