The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn't matter that it was out-gunned in a lot of ways. Well, the 2014 model is here. Not only does it retain that same sublime user experience, it comes out guns blazing.
What Is It?
It's the sequel to one our very favorite phones from last year. That phone was also called the Moto X, but this 2014 model is bigger and better. It runs stock Android (starting with 4.4 KitKat) alongside some additional apps from Motorola which also don't suck. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a front-facing speaker, a new 13MP camera with an f/2.25 lens, 2GB of RAM, and Qualcomm's speedy quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU.