Motorola Rundown: Moto X (2nd Gen) and Moto 360

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With IFA 2014 winding down, we have seen many great devices including the Galaxy Note 4 and Edge, Xperia Z3, Asus Smartwatch, and many more. One of the most anticipated devices to be debuted was the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch and the Moto X (2014). That day has come and we have a full rundown of what these two devices feature, when you’ll be able to get your hands on them, and all the specs.

Moto X

Motorola Moto X (2014) specs review


For the longest time, it was rumored that the upcoming Motorola device would be called the X+1, but it turns out it is following the path of the HTC One. Motorola will stick with the Moto X name and will identify it as the 2nd Gen.

The Moto X (2014) was highly talked about leading up to its debut, due to the popularity of its predecessor. The original Moto X came at a low price, decent specs, and was completely customizable. Moto Maker came with the options black or white for the front of the device, twenty-six colors for the rear of the device, four more in wood-grain, and ten more color options for accent pieces such as the camera ring and buttons. This was a first in the smartphone industry.

Along with the customization, the original Moto X carried along decent specifications, such as a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of ROM, 10 megapixel camera, and a 4.7 inch 720p display. The price for this device off-contract originally was $579.99, but was later dropped to $399.99

The Moto X (2014) has been updated all around such as screen, processor, and camera. All of this will come at an off-contract price of $499.99, cheaper than the debut of its predecessor. Essentially, the Moto X is the big brother of the original Moto X; bigger, faster, and stronger. Expect to see it on the market later this month.You can see the full specs below.

Screen size: 5.2″
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 (425 ppi)
Weight: 144 g
Dimensions: 5.54 x 2.85 x .39 inches
Camera: (rear) 13 megapixels – (front) 2 megapixels
Hardware: 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor 
Battery: 2300 mAh
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 16/32 GB 
Debut: September 5, 2014

Release date: September 2014

Moto 360

Along with the anticipation of the Moto X came the Moto 360. Motorola’s first smartwatch has been teased for sometime now, mainly because it is the first of its kind to feature a round display. Many of the smartwatches to come before the Moto 360 sported cumbersome rectangular or square displays that looked odd and bulky. Motorola has taken a step in the right direction with their debut of the Moto 360. 



As of today, you can already order the Moto 360, at $249.99. This comes in at middle of the pack as far as prices go; below the $299.99 of LG’s G Watch R and the $259.99 expected form the Asus ZenWatch.

The Moto 360 will sport a 1.56 inch display, 512 MB of RAM/4 GB of ROM, and a 320 mAh battery. It will run on Google’s Android Wear OS and come with a OMAP 3 processor made by Texas Instruments. The device comes with a steel construction and is IP 67 rated. Motorola claims that the device will easily last a full day and it only compatible with Android 4.3 or higher. 

Along with claiming one of the first round displays on a smartwatch, the Moto 360 will come with an option of a steel wristband. This however will not be available immediately, but likely to see a release in November. The band will run you $79.99 by itself, or the device with the band will run $299.99.

The specs on the Moto 360 can be seen below. 

Screen size: 1.56″
Resolution: 320 x 290 (205ppi)
Hardware: OMAP 3 Processor (Texas Instruments)
Battery: 320 mAh
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 4 GB 
Debut: September 4, 2014

Release date: September 4, 2014 

Images courtesy of Android Central and Phone Arena

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