Moto X (2013) - £340
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Motorola Moto X (2013)
The Motorola Moto X (1st Gen.) is a top-end smart phone that runs on Android KitKat. It was the first phone to be released by Motorola after it came under the stewardship of Google.
This phone has a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 316PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Moto X has a 10MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 70 out of 100.
The Moto X has an estimated battery life of around 13 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2200mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Moto X comes with 16, 32 or 64GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and it comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.
The Moto X comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Moto X is able to connect to Miracast enabled devices to stream content wirelessly. It also has NFC which means that you can make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends.
The Moto X has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Moto X is well put together an excellently thought out. It offers a 'pure' Android KitKat experience which will be a draw for many Android enthusiasts. The lack of an expandable memory card slot may, however, prove problematic to more media intensive users.