Moto X (2014)Editor: Phil Nickinson
The new Moto X improves the camera, increases the size of the display, and boosts the power all at once
The new Moto X begins very much where the first generation phone fell short. A higher-resolution display. Much-improved camera. And with software that's even more refined, all while retaining the core Google experience. But then Motorola threw a curve ball to many of us who had preferred 2013's line because of its size — big, but not giant — and increased the overall footprint, switching a 5.2-inch display in the process.
It's bigger, and it's better. And it's still relatively inexpensive at $99 on contract for some U.S. carriers, and starting at $499 unlocked for the 16GB model. We're expecting it to hit all the major U.S. carriers at some point, but for starters you can only get it for AT&T, and in an unlocked GSM model. Verizon should have it shortly as well, and Europe, Canada, Asia and Latin America should follow.
You're also able to customize the Moto X at Motorola's Moto Maker website. The soft-touch resin backs are still an option, as are the four wood backs — ebony, teak, walnut and bamboo. And new this year are leather options — cognac, black, natural and Navy blue.
If you're looking for information on the 2013 Moto X, please visit this page.