If you thought Motorola’s UK comeback was going to stop with the Moto G, then happily we’re here to say you’re mistaken, as the firm will also launch the Moto X in the UK at the beginning of February. The Moto X is only new to us, as it has been on sale in America for several months, where it has won plenty of acclaim and many new fans for Motorola.
The Moto X shares the same almost stock build of Android as the Moto G, and will hit the UK with version 4.4.2 already installed. The big draw is the Moto X’s voice control system, which allows users to say, “OK Google Now,” to wake up the phone and perform a few chosen tasks such as getting directions or starting a text message.
Other interesting features of the Moto X include a gesture to quickly start the camera, and the Active Display home screen, where notifications are delivered on an otherwise black screen to conserve battery power. Otherwise, Android is completely standard. This is all possible due to the Motorola X8 mobile processing system, which handles the Moto X’s, “always on” microphone, so the display doesn’t have to be activated in order to speak to it.
The Moto X has a 4.7-inch touchscreen with a 720p resolution, a 10-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and 4G LTE connectivity. One feature of the US model won’t be coming to the UK, and that’s Moto Maker, where the phone can be customised. Instead, the Moto X will come in black or white, with the latter being sold exclusively by Phones 4u.