Motorola has finally gone official with the hotly anticipated Moto X Smartphone. Marketed as a phone which is designed and manufactured in the US, the Moto X shares much of its internal specifications with the recently introduced Droids. But, there's a lot of new stuff.
First up you have the Motorola X8 Computing System which we're already familiar with. The Moto X is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.7 GHz, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, two dedicated application processors, a 10 MP ClearPixel Camera, 16/32 GB of internal storage with a micro SD card slot, a 2 MP front camera, a large 2,200 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The ClearPixel camera promises superior low-light photography, and the camera is capable of shooting 1080p video at an impressive 60fps. Then there's the 1080p capable 2 MP HD front camera.
Android 4.2 on the Moto X is mostly stock, with a few apps included by the company to utilize many of the exclusive features Active Display (much like Nokia Glance). The Motorola Migrate comes pre-installed.
The curved back of the Moto X reminds us of the HTC One, with a thickness ranging from 5.6mm (thinnest, edges) to 10.4mm (thickest, back). The 4.7" AMOLED display is placed in an incredibly compact - 129.3 x 65.3mm - phone which weighs in at a moderate 130g. The 2,200 mAh battery promises 24 hours of mild usage on a single charge.
Coming to the customizability of the phone, this feature will be an exclusive to AT&T Moto X phones in the beginning. Customization options include color of the front panel (white or black), the color of the back panel (18 options), customizable accent color (space between camera and side buttons), inscribe a custom name or title at the back of the phone as well as pre-installed wallpapers. Later on, users will be able to pick from a number of wood back panels, still under testing as of now. All customizations will be made via Motorola's Moto Maker website.
The Motorola Moto X will be available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular for $200 (16 GB version) or $250 (32 GB version). Keep in mind, these are the prices with a two-year contract, and only T-Mobile and Sprint will be offering unlocked versions of the Moto X.