It's been no secret whatsoever that the Moto X was coming, but now it's finally here. It's the first cross-carrier hero phone out of Motorola since it was taken under Google's wing. We just spent a little while loving it up, and here are our first impressions.
One could argue that Motorola has not been so focused on design the last few years. At least not from a mainstream consumer standpoint. The whole Droid line for Verizon really kind of catered to geeks. It had hard angles, kevlar toughness, and scary robot eyes. This is very different. It's incredibly smooth, with even the glass screen bending over the corners, making everything feel nicely rounded. The back has a satisfying curve to it (even more pronounced than the curve on the HTC One). To accommodate that, Motorola had to build a special, non-rectangular battery (coming in at 2200 mAh). It has a stepped design, so that curved back is full of battery, instead of air.