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, both when buying on contract or unlocked. It's available on three of the four the major U.S. carriers at (sans Sprint), as well as from providers in Europe, Canada, Asia and Latin America.

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.

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