The new Moto X comes in a compact retail box, which contains the basics. You get a charger, a USB cable, a tool for replacing the nano-SIM card, as well as the usual set of booklets.
The retail package of the smartphone
Of course, Motorola offers a number of additional accessories for the new Moto X. The most notable new additions include the characterful Moto Hint wireless headset, a Motorola Turbo Charger (it gives you 8 hours of juice in only 15 minutes), as well as a compact Motorola Power Pack.
We reckon that a bundled headset would have been a welcome sight inside the box of the New Moto X. However, the handset's attractive pricing in comparison to its competitors leaves you with plenty to budget for new headphones.
Design and build quality
The new Moto X follows the exact same design language as its predecessor, which was one of the better-looking devices to go out last year. Thanks to the metal frame and the available genuine leather and wood choices, the 2014 model elevates the familiar appearance to a bona fide luxury levels.
The new Moto X in the flesh
It is truly impressive what the combination of metal and natural materials can do the appearance of a phone. The new Moto X is unmistakably a Motorola, though one that screams upmarket.
Another major point in the design of the Moto X is the Moto Maker customization suite. It allows users to literally have their smartphone their own way.
Some of the available color options for the back of the Moto X
Just like last year, the available color options for the front of the Moto X are black and white. Once again, you can have the back and the accent colors any way you like; you can also add a custom engraving on the back. The metal frame is available in light or dark aluminum finish.
Build quality of the second generation Moto X is superb. The smartphone is impeccably put together with metal chassis and front panel covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 - it can rival the best offerings out there, regardless of the manufacturer.
Physical measures of the new Moto X are 72.4mm x 140.8mm x 3.8-9.9mm, while its weight tips the scale at 144 grams. Due to the larger display, the 2014 model has crown considerably in width and height compared to the original (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm and 130 grams).
Moto X (2014) sized up against last year's model
Thanks to its curved body that follows the shape of the human palm, the new Moto X is among the most pleasant devices one can handle. The premium materials deliver superb tactility as well, especially when finished in genuine leather like our test unit.
Handling the new Moto X
The varying thickness of the smartphone benefits is handling a great deal. The thickest point of the device is right in the middle where the human palm actually curves - just like the in the 2013 model, it separates the device from the pack in terms of ergonomics.
Moto X (2014) totes a 5.2" AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In line with what's offered in most of today's Android flagships, the screen represents a massive upgrade over its predecessor in terms of both size and resolution.
The display of the Moto X
The display boasts infinite contrast (as expected from an AMOLED unit), coupled with stellar viewing angles and brightness. With a pixel density of 424ppi, all content looks sharp.
A closer look at the display of the Moto X
As expected, the display's colors are extremely saturated. They are amazing to look at, but not as accurate as some would have preferred.
The 5.2-inch AMOLED screen makes use a standard Diamond Pentile matrix. Every pixel has four sub-pixels and essentially a RGBG arrangement. Here's how the layout looks under a microscope.
The display's brightness is impressive, as is its contrast. Viewing angles are great you will be able to easily share your content with other people.
Motorola Moto X (2014)
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Sunlight legibility is excellent. Users will be able to view their content even in places with bright light.