Motorola updates Moto X, Moto G smartphones by releasing 2014 models
Motorola Moto X2 and Moto G2 smartphones have gone official, but both won’t be known by those names, Motorola wants you to call them the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Motorola Moto G (2014) respectively, reasons best known to the United States phone maker.
Motorola Moto X
The Motorola Moto X (2014) is one highly spec’d smartphone, Motorola standards. With a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display, this device will set you back $499.99, making it a little bit costlier than it’s predecessor, the 2013 Moto X.
Powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset by Qualcomm, the 2014 Moto X runs a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The in-built memory sizes are either 16GB or 32GB, with no space for microSD card extension.
The phone features a 13MP main camera and 2MP secondary sensor at the front. It’s software side is run by Google’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, with an update to the latest version, Android 5.0 L in tow. Finally, the phone has a 2300 mAh battery.
Motorola Moto G
The 2014 Motorola Moto G is bigger than it’s predecessor from 2013. The new smartphone hails a 5″ HD screen made with IPS technology. At $179.99, the smartphone is less costly than Motorola’s $250 Moto 360 smartwatch and much more cheaper than the Moto X.
Software-wise, the Moto G (2014) also runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will likewise get upgraded to Android L when the package is finally made available by Google. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 processor with a 1.2GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM.
Unlike the Moto X, the new Moto G isn’t limited by storage space. The latter has a microSD card slot so even if it’s the 8GB or 16GB version you decide to buy, you can still get more space when you slot a memory card of up to 32GB capacity into the device. A 2070mAh battery was sealed into the Moto G.
The Motorola Moto G (2014) is equipped by an 8MP rear camera which can record 720p videos at 30fps while the front side is endowed by a 2MP selfie unit.
Pricing and availability
The Moto X (2014) will be available in France, Germany, Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. A few other countries might be added afterwards. In the US, a two-year contract on AT&T or Verizon will set you back $99.99 while the normal retail price is $499.99, as stated above.
The Moto G (2014) is less pricier at a $179.99 price tag without contract. The product has started rolling out in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States.