Moto X 2nd Generation Review – A mobile phone to reckon with

Motorola is one of the oldest companies in the telecom industry. Mobile users who wish to invest their money, trust and faith under a reliable company must definitely vouch for buying a Motorola handset.

In the world of technology, newly designed handsets keep producing every single day.

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Motorola, too, has stood the test of time and has given innovative handsets to gadget lovers from time to time. Its latest model – Motorola X, 2nd generation, handset promises to deliver with optimal quality and diligent performance.

Here’s a full review of the handset with a careful analysis on its specifications, advantages and suitability.

Motorola X, 2nd Generation – Mobile Specification



moto x Appearance

The mobile phone at its first glance may share similar features with Moto E, but it differs in its style. The handset has a curved metal frame. The approximate size of the phone 5.2 inches, which is more than enough for a mobile phone. Neither too heavy nor too light, Motorola X, 2nd generation, can fit easily into your pocket.

The new version of the phone is heavier than the previously launched old Moto X. The mobile phone weighs around 144 g. It is available in two colors – black and white. For the sake of protection, the mobile phone boasts of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, to protect your screen from getting damaged. The back side of the phone flaunts its prominent logo – “M”



Moto X

Moto X, 2nd generation comes with upgraded software. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with a CPU power of 2.5 GHz Krait 400. The phone does not feature a card-slot. The Smartphone possess a decent memory power with 16 GB internal memory space that can be expanded up to 32 GB.

Now, clearly enough, the mobile phone offers a decent package to its consumers. It is can be used smoothly by the user with all the upgraded features. However, if you wish to store a lot of data in your system, chances are, your phone can become slower.


Camera & OS

The mobile phone features a sensors and front camera on its display. From 10 megapixels to 13 megapixels unit, the mobile phone has upgraded itself to the demands of the latest fashion. Almost, every other branded phone, shares similar story of possessing 13 megapixels front camera unit but it has about 2 megapixel front-facing camera, which can be little too less, for taking ‘selfies’.

The mobile phone is capable of recording videos smoothly. Other relevant features of the camera include – touch focus, Geo-tagging, panorama HDR and face detection. New Moto second generation runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and the company promises to upgrade the operating system to Android L (Lollipop) in future.


The phone has an inbuilt speaker, capable of producing good quality sound. It comes with a 3.5 mm jack. Users can expect optimal sound quality from Moto X second-generation smartphone. However, do not expect it to possess a spectacular sound quality.


A demo usage of the phone reveals that in a standard performance which included viewing videos, using internet – the mobile phone’s battery lasted for approximately 10 hours. But that’s perhaps, a standard battery power for a smartphone.

Battery performance is average with 2300 mAh battery specification.

What’s the benefit of owning this phone?

This is the question that troubles the mind of every gadget user. “Why should I buy this model?”

Well, based upon its specifications and brand name, Motorola X, second generation possesses almost all the features which you can expect from other smart-phones. This phone also makes it possible to create own prompts for voice commands. The smartphone is loaded with apps like Google apps and Motorola’s own apps like Motorola Migrate, Motorola Assist and Motorola Alert.

‘The Moto Display’ option which is also known as ‘active display’ option by Motorola users, makes it very convenient for users to use the phone, within the budget it is made available at, in the market.

Limitations of Moto X second gen smartphone

  • Nano SIM featureNano SIM feature: Users, who are inclined towards using a Dual-SIM card feature, may get disappointed by the phone’s nano feature. To put it simply, you can only use one SIM at a time in Moto X second generation smartphone.


  • No space for microSD card slot: As a user, you may have to compromise with the space available in this phone. So lack of option compels the user, to only stick to phone’s memory card option to store data in the system.


  • Average Battery Life: If you are looking for exceptional battery life, chances are you may get disappointed with the battery’s performance. It is more or less average and similar to other smart-phones.

Quick Review

Moto X, 2nd generation mobile phone is an extension of its previously launched Moto X model. It has worked upon its limitations by introducing the latest Android Operating system, upgrading the performance and camera quality of the phone. The phone possesses almost all the other multimedia features like its competitors. It is definitely a good buy for those who love Motorola handsets.

The phone looks sleek and appears attractive with its decent display size available in two royal colors – black and white. However, tech junkies, who love space and storage, may not get appealed by the smartphone.

Like every other model, it has its few limitations as well. But barring a few of those, Moto X, 2nd generation phone delivers a consistent performance.

The protection feature of the phone can help retain its longevity. Good Camera, Sound feature and User-friendly interface makes it possible to smoothly use this model.

Buy it, if you are appealed to its brand-name and its strong features.