Today I have an ironic story. I was in the middle of writing an article about the top 10 cell phones of 2013 a few weeks ago. During my research, I came across the Moto X and I was thinking "Man, I really want that phone bad." Lol. I have always been a huge Motorola fan ever since back in 2002-2005 when I had Nextel service. I purchased every single Nextel phone that came out back then, learned the ins and outs of them, experimented with them, took them apart, etc. The only reason I did not have a Motorola recently was because my provider didn't offer them. Now I'm going to need to switch my provider.
You see, about a week or so ago, a job literally fell into my lap, and let's just say I'll be getting one of these bad boys to play with as one of the perks...and of course...I will be doing a full several page review on it (if I'm allowed to). At any rate, these are the things I found appealing about the Moto X from the very first time I saw it:
It's a Motorola:
I really don't need to say much more than that. Motorola has always made high quality products as far as I'm concerned. This one is manufactured right here in the USA, and I believe it's kick-@ss. I like my American made products (cars too) and I like my Motorolas. Simple as that. From what I can remember, I have never owned a poor Motorola cell phone. In fact, many of them were more advanced than the other phones in the market.
The consumers get to design their own phones. How cool is that? Currently there are hundreds of different back casing, panel, and accent combinations one can choose from....even woodgrain. I'm on that woodgrain back cover, asap. It's refreshing to have my choice of design for my cell phone. If I can't get woodgrain, I'd go for teal, purple, or pink, because they're fun colors.
Curved Unibody Back:
The design is just sexy period, but along with being sexy, it's also ergonomic. The back of the phone naturally curves right into the palm of your hand to give you the utmost level of comfort, and an easier grip. Also, the curved backing has a small indentation/dimple in it, so that the phone won't wobble (or spin) when you place it on a straight surface. Cute.
Just speak your mind to the Moto X, and it will do what needs to get done. No touching of any kind is necessary. Personally, I'm going to be touching and caressing my phone a lot, lol, but this is a great feature for those who are housecleaning, working out, driving, eating, watching tv, etc. and want to effortlessly make their phones do stuff.
The Wrist Twist Camera:
Twist your wrist twice and it activates your camera. You can also touch it anywhere on the screen to take a shot. That's a pretty elegant and discreet way to take pics. I likey.
Sleepy Time Notifications:
The Moto X notification screen will show you emails, calls, texts, and so forth...without turning the whole screen on.
The Moto X comes with the X8 mobile computing system which includes a 1.7GHz dual-core application processor, 400MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, contextual computing processor. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Consumer reviews have actually stated that this phone thinks and moves faster than some of the phones with higher GHz quad core processors.
A cool application that allows you to view texts messages and respond to them from your computer. You can even see the incoming calls on your computer screen.
Random Additional Goodies:
10 MP camera, which is two times as much as I require, 13 hour talk time, 10 day standby time, 4.7 inch display, Bluetooth 4.0, Mobile Hotspot connects up to 8 devices, Motorola Bota/Fota capable, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual-band–capable), 4G LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17, 4G HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, 3G 850/900/1900/2100MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz, external music play controls, 1080p HD video capture with slow motion capture, panorama, HDR, NFC etc. etc. etc.
The list just goes on and on and I could go on and on for days. The X is special because it has a great balance of all the right stuff. It's above average in all areas, and the consumer reviews are stating that it's an extremely solid machine. Plus...it's a MOTOROLA. Tee-hee! I'm excited about getting this phone. I'll be back in about 10 days with my review, which will probably be much longer than this, lol.