Moto X (Gen 2) Unveiled With 5.2-Inch Display and Snapdragon 801 SoC

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Moto X (Gen 2) Unveiled With 5.2-Inch Display and Snapdragon 801 SoC
Motorola launched the second generation of its popular Moto G and Moto X devices on Friday, called the Moto G (Gen 2) and Moto X (Gen 2).

While the company has announced India pricing and availability of the Moto G (Gen 2), it has yet to disclose the pricing for the Moto X (Gen 2) in India - though Motorola did say it will be made available by the end of the month. The company however has disclosed US pricing at $499.99 (roughly Rs. 30,200) unlocked, and $99.99 (roughly Rs. 6,000) on a 2-year contract across select carriers.

Both phones are powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and the company has confirmed it will roll out an Android L update for the two devices - however, there was no mention made of such an update for the previous generation.

(Also see: Moto G (Gen 2) With 5-Inch HD Display Launched in India at Rs. 12,999)

Motorola did mention that the previous generation Moto G, Moto X, and Moto E will remain available on Flipkart, but will be phased out with time.

The Moto X (Gen 2) will be made available in two storage size variants - 16GB and 32GB, with no expandability via microSD card slot. It features a 5.2-inch (1080x1920 pixel) OLED display with a pixel density of 423 ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

(In comparison: Moto X (Gen 2) versus Moto X)

The new Moto X is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974-AC) processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.25 lens with 4K video recording and dual-LED ring flash, as well a 2-megapixel front-facing camera capable of 1080p video recording.

(Also see: Moto 360 Smartwatch With 1.56-Inch Circular Display Officially Unveiled)

Like the Moto G (Gen 2), the Moto X (Gen 2) features a single front speaker below the display. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 80211.ac, Bluetooth 4.0LE, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 140.8x72.4x9.97mm, and weighs 144 grams. It is powered by a 2300mAh battery.

Motorola Moto X (Gen 2): First Look
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent camera
  • Innovative voice and gesture features
  • Bad
  • Only 16GB of storage space
  • No microSD card slot
Display 5.20-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2300mAh
OS Android 4.4.4
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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