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One to watch - Motorola Moto X
Here's a handset to watch out for over the coming weeks – Motorola's new Moto X.
I used to be pretty partial to Motorola handsets back before the iPhone. They were well built, and while they relied heavily on gimmicks, delivered decent performance and long-term reliability.
The Moto X is interesting, not because it is manufactured by Motorola – now owned by Google – but because it takes a new approach to computation power. Rather than one chip with multiple cores doing the work, the Moto X has a total of eight cores spread over four different chips, each doing a different thing.
- Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2)
- Motorola X8 computing system, consisting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core clocked at 1.7GHz, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, and two low-power processors, one that is used for natural language and the other for contextual computing
- 4.7-inch AMOLED HD 720p display
- 10MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 16/32GB internal storage
- Wireless charging