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Motorola 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. This is supposed to both speed up the handset and make the battery last longer.
- 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
In an attempt to differentiate its phablet from the competition, LG made the decision to place the hardware buttons on the back of the device. This, the company claims, reduces accidental button presses and also makes it easier for southpaw's to use.
A solid, well-rounded phablet.
- Android 4.2.2 'Jelly Bean'
- 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- 5.2-inch full HD 1080p IPS display featuring 423-pixel-per-inch
- 13MP rear camera
- 2.1MP front camera
- 16/32GB storage