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Motorola Moto X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The responsiveness and screen also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the features.

usability, screen, responsiveness, battery, camera


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Motorola Moto X (Republic Wireless)


The Moto X for Republic Wireless combines a fast and intelligent Android phone with cheap monthly data, making it a steal.

Excellent value; Touchless voice control; Fast performance; Vibrant display

Lacks Moto Maker customization; Limited LTE coverage; Wi-Fi call quality less than stellar

When Republic Wireless first debuted its service, it was a less-than-satisfactory experience. Not only could you not easily transition from Wi-Fi to a cellular network, but the Motorola Defy phone offered by the provider was ancient. The new Moto X...

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Motorola Moto X (Verizon Wireless)


The Moto X adds some useful, unique tricks to a fast Android smartphone that's comfortable to hold in one hand.

Excellent size for one-handed use. Fast. Good voice activation. Easy to launch camera. You can text from your PC

Limited storage. Very limited camera settings

X very well might mark the spot. Motorola's Moto X ($199.99) pays an unusual level of attention to some core activities most people do with their mobile phones: quickly taking pictures, searching the Internet, texting, and most of all just holding it....

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Motorola Moto X (Republic Wireless)


With the Motorola Moto X—and significant improvements in network performance—Republic becomes a legitimate alternative to traditional wireless carriers.

Unbeatable plan prices. Same great Moto X performance and features as on major carriers. Seamless Wi-Fi and cellular handoff

Call quality could be improved. No Moto Maker customization options

The problem with Republic Wireless has never been its concept—the hybrid cellular/Wi-Fi service and low-cost plans are laudable in theory, but ultimately flawed in practice thanks to sketchy performance and subpar hardware. To its credit, Republic...


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Motorola Moto X (T-Mobile)


The Motorola Moto X is an excellent Android smartphone, but senseless carrier neglect will make this a tough sell on T-Mobile.

Perfect one-handed size. Fast. Excellent voice controls. HD Voice. No bloatware

Not available in stores or with any deferred payment plans from T-Mobile. Moto Maker not available. Limited storage

T-Mobile's Moto X ($599 for 16GB) is an excellent phone, and I highly recommend it. But it's also suffering from a series of unforced errors by Motorola and T-Mobile with regards to pricing and availability. I really think the Moto X is the world's...

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Motorola Moto X (Sprint)


The Motorola Moto X's advanced voice controls, quick launch camera and good battery life help this Android phone stand out from the pack.

Compact design for 4.7-inch screen; Bright bold display; Fast overall performance; Touchless voice controls; Long battery life

Lacks 1080p display; Limited camera features; Moto Maker not yet available

It's tempting to write off the Moto X for its midrange specs when compared with heavy-hitters such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Don't. We love having a personal assistant that answers to our voice without touching the phone, as well as the...

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Motorola Moto X (AT&T)


AT&T's Moto X is the best version of a very good phone, thanks to the Moto Maker customization options.

Excellent overall performance. Customizable body colors. 32GB memory option. Good voice quality. Little bloatware

Inconsistent camera performance

with a better camera, a removable battery, a memory card slot, tuneable call audio, and a higher-resolution screen—the Moto X is a triumph of elegance, restraint, and human scale. The only thing holding the X back from a five-star rating is its camera,...

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Motorola Moto X Preview


The Motorola Moto X is a mid-tier Android smartphone that can be purchased with a two-year contract, or in an unlocked versions. It features a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE cellular network capabilities, and 16-32GB of internal...

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Motorola Moto X (AT&T)


The Motorola Moto X's advanced voice controls, quick-launch camera and customizable design make it stand out from competitors.

Compact design for a 4.7-inch screen; Bright and bold display; Robust color customization options; Swift overall performance; Touchless voice controls

Limited camera features; Display lacks 1080p resolution

The Moto X adds more meaning to the term "smartphone" by adding components that help the phone better understand you. We loved asking Google Now various questions without lifting a finger, and simply twisting our wrist to fire up the camera. The Moto...

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Motorola Moto X review


The Moto X is undeniably Motorola's first step back into the spotlight – the company's first superphone since the original Razr. Since faster hardware doesn't always sell more phones, the Moto X has a number of unique non-spec features that set it...

Comfortable design ; Moto Maker customization is phenomenal ; Powerful processors ; Google Now voice commands are great ; Quick launch camera works well ; Clock pops up every time you look at the phone

Massive bug in Moto Assist ; Active Notifications always vibrate ; Incomplete camera settings ; Volume bug ; Google Now doesn’t recognize some commands ; No MicroSD

The Moto X is an amazing phone on almost every level. It’s Google Now integration and color customization options are innovative and fun.

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Moto X review


One year ago, Motorola, fat and fed by its Google acquisition, inched quietly into a silicon-spun cocoon to gestate. The subsequent passage of time

Long battery life ; Useful Active Display notification previews ; Easy to activate Quick Capture mode ; Smooth overall performance

Moto Maker restricted to AT&T ; On-contract pricing should be lower

The Moto X hits a sweet spot with its user-friendly, always-on software features. At $199, though, it's priced a bit too high for a mid-range phone.

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