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.
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
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
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