In addition to launching the Moto G, Motorola also took the wraps off its latest flagship device, the Moto X. The smartphone will be launched in India towards the end of the month, when the company will also reveal the device’s price tag. Like the new Moto G, this new smartphone brings in quite a few upgrades on the specifications and features front. We compare the specifications and features of the Moto X with its predecessor to find out how much of an upgrade the new device is: Also Read - Motorola Moto X Force spotted on Amazon India ahead of launch on February 1
First up, the most obvious change is the change in size and weight. The new Moto X measures 72.4×140.8mm and weighs 144 grams whereas the previous generation smartphone measures 65.3x129mm and weighs 139 grams. Also Read - Motorola Moto Maker customization tool for Moto X, Moto 360 could launch in India today
While the overall design remains much the same, Motorola has added an aluminum frame around the device that adds to the premium factor. While the previous model has its share of customization options, the new model too offers a host of customization options including leather and denim back among others. Also Read - Motorola Moto X (second-gen) price slashed by Rs 5,000 on Flipkart, now available for Rs 24,999
The Moto X launched earlier this year, featured a 4.7-inch 720p display, and Motorola has increased the size of the display on the new smartphone to 5.2-inches 1080p. The display on the new smartphone is also better in terms of pixel density — 423ppi compared to 316ppi. Like its predecessor, the display is again protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The new smartphone also gets a bump in terms of processing power. Where the previous model was powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor, the latest flagship is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. The RAM however remains the same — 2GB.
The rear camera has got a slight bump in the camera resolution — from 10-megapixel to 13-megapixel. The new camera is not only accompanied by a dual-flash, but where the previous camera was able to only shoot 1080p video, the new camera is able to shoot videos at 4K resolution.
On the front, things are unchanged with the smartphone featuring a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The battery disappointingly only gets a slight bump. The earlier smartphone featured a 2,200mAh battery, while the new smartphone features a 2,300mAh unit.
As you would expect from a Motorola smartphone, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
|Features||New Moto X||Moto X|
|Display||5.2-inch full HD AMOLED 1080p display with a pixel density of 423ppi||4.7-inch 720p display|
|Processor||2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
Adreno 330 running at 578MHz
|1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor
Adreno 320 at 450MHz
|Camera||13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera||10-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Battery||2,300mAh battery||2,200mAh battery|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|