Motorola is all set to launch its second smartphone in India, the Moto X, in coming weeks. Ironically, it was the first smartphone that the company launched after it got acquired by Google but decided to launch the Moto G first in India. After having tasted success with the Moto G’s launch, Motorola must be feeling confident about the Moto X’s prospects in India. Expected to be priced below Rs 25,000, here are the five key features of the Moto X that makes it special. Also Read - Motorola Defy 2021 rugged phone with 48MP camera, IP68 rating announced
1. Voice Assistant
Moto X comes with an innovative voice assistant, which responds to voice commands without having to touch any buttons even when the phone is in standby mode and the display is turned off. Much like with Google Glass, all you need to say is “OK Google Now” followed by the voice command and the phone will do the needful. Also Read - Motorola Edge 2021 series to get 108-megapixel main camera as standard
2. Quick Capture
It also comes with motion based camera controls. If you have the phone in your hand, just twist your wrist twice and it will be ready to click pictures. Great for one handed use, this feature just requires tapping anywhere on the screen to shoot. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
3. Active Display
The phone comes with an active display, which shows notifications on the lock screen itself as soon as one lifts the phone. Detailed view can also be accessed without unlocking the phone. This feature makes information more accessible for the user.
The three functions mentioned above are controlled by the phone’s pair of co-processors, which work when the phone is not in active use. One of them takes care of the active display and sensing motion (for the motion based camera control), while the other keeps listening for voice commands to wake up the phone. The co-processors sip little battery and help the phone’s battery last longer that what could have achieved by keeping the main processors running.
5. Motorola Assist
Apart from all that (and the Android goodness, of course), Moto X also gets Motorola Assist, a feature that detects if you are driving and reads out the caller’s name for your convenience.
To recap, the Moto X features a 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) AMOLED screen, a 2,200mAh battery, and a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC and 2GB of RAM. Storage-wise, it gets two versions: 16GB and 32GB. Unlike the Moto G, which comes with dual-SIM support, the Moto X supports only one SIM. It was introduced with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean but has been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. On the photography front, it gets an LED flash equipped 10-megapixel ‘ClearPixel’ primary and 2-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras can shoot 1080p videos.