Mobile Phones: Motorola Moto X
News & Reviews: Motorola Moto X
Dec 05, 2016
If you are looking for the Moto X for 2016 and disappointed that it was a no-show, we have a news for you. Motorola is apparently busy shaping their next Moto X, but for 2017. We have the first leaked photos of the unit in the wild right here.
May 09, 2016
Fans of the Motorola Moto X should take heed – there are new leaks for the upcoming Moto X 2016 model, and from the looks of it, Motorola (Lenovo) may be introducing new dock accessories for the model range. Two rows on contact points can be seen at the bottom of the rear of the smartphone render, signifying something new for the company.
Dec 04, 2014
The Nexus 6 is probably one of the best Android phablets available in the market today. It comes with a great design as well as top end features which makes it better than most other phones in the market. But when Google announced this phablet a few weeks back, the company just mentioned that it was water resistant. So, unlike other competitors like the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nexus 6 wasn't IP certified. However, that didn't stop a user from testing the device under water. In a YouTube video uploaded a few days back, the user submerged his Nexus 6 in the bathtub to see whether it would work underwater. Surprisingly, even without the IP67 rating, Google's latest flagship survived the quick bath. In fact, as you will see in the video below, he could even charge it under water, which clearly shows that you won't have to worry about accidentally dropping your device in water. Recent Motorola devices come with a special nano-coating which makes them water resistant. It was seen earlier that the Moto G as well as the latest Moto X 2014 could survive a dip in water, thanks to this coating. So, it looks like the same coating makes Nexus 6 water proof to some extent too.
Oct 15, 2014
Google has officially continued their Nexus smartphone lineup with the Google Nexus 6. Following the same design as the Motorola Moto X, but with a larger 5.9-inch display, the Nexus 6 is the first phablet in the Google Nexus range of smartphones. The most notable features include a 2K display or a quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution along with dual front speakers, water resistant certification and the new Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box. Other tech specs include a 2.65GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 graphics, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2.1MP front camera, 3220 mAh battery with turbo charger. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details were available, but the Nexus 6 is expected to go on pre-order starting from 29 October 2014 at $649 (RM2127).
Oct 15, 2014
After months of wondering what L starting dessert would be used for the next Android L, Google have finally and officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unlike previous updates, there are a number of huge upgrades to the mobile operating system and this includes a flatter Material Design look and feel and a new 64-bit compiler. Notifications are now floating in a Google Now-like card based system and they are both actionable as well as drop down. The 64-bit compiler will move from the previous Dalvik compiler to a more efficient ART compiler, which promises equal performance across all types of processors. The new ART compiler also promises nearly double the performance for some systems resulting in faster load times and performance along with support for larger than 3GB of RAM.
Oct 01, 2014
Rather infamous Apple iPhone 6 Plus benders Unbox Therapy have done it again, this time out in the open, on the streets and with witnesses. Apparently tired of all the conspiracy theories, the video clearly shows that it doesn't take too much force to bend the iPhone 6 Plus and even the Motorola Moto X is brought in to show that other smartphones don't bend as easily. For those getting the iPhone 6 Plus soon or planning to get one, we recommend you get a case for it and take better care of such an expensive smartphone. For those hoping for an apology from Apple, move on, Apple have already said that they'd replace accidentally bent iPhone 6 smartphones and that should be enough for most people. Check out the video for yourself in this article.
May 12, 2014
Coming courtesy of a retailer in Brazil, the Motorola Moto E has been more or less confirmed, complete with leaked tech specs and pictures. Again, there isn't much mention of any pricing but many are expecting it to be less than the Motorola Moto G which at around RM625 is already quite affordable for the tech specs it offers. No news on Malaysia release dates but with both the Motorola Moto G and Moto X already available, it seems like just a matter of time until Malaysia also gets the Moto E as well. Check out the tech specs and pictures below:
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of internal memory + up to 32GB microSD
- 4.3-inch display (720 x 1280 pixel resolution)
- 5MP rear camera
- 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm |140 grams
- Supports 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi
- 1980 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
Apr 22, 2014
Motorola's line of Moto smartphone like the Moto G and the Moto X have been designed to offer the best optimized performance despite rather lower-end hardware which is why it is great news that we'll soon be getting both here in Malaysia. The Motorola Moto X Malaysia pricing will begin from RM1499 which is a great price considering the 10MP Clear Pixel camera and Always On feature. Too bad there probably won't be Moto Maker customization but we hope that the wooden back casings will make it here somehow. No exact Malaysia release dates were available but stay tuned for more information.
Apr 03, 2014
The Motorola Moto X could soon be joining the Motorola Moto G here in Malaysia as local retailers have indicated that the smartphone could be on sale by the end of April 2014. Other local retailers have also revealed a pre-order price of RM1399, which is certainly tempting for a smartphone that is always listening to you. While the pricing may be a bit off from the overseas $299 (RM956) off contract price we're hoping that it at least comes with Moto Maker or some form of customization to make up for the price increase (hopefully wooden backplates). Tech specs for the Moto X remain the same and include:
- 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (Motorola X8 Mobile Computing system)
- Adreno 320 quad-core GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage
- 4.7-inch RGB AMOLED screen (720 x 1280 pixels, 316 ppi)
- 10MP rear camera (ClearPixel, LED Flash) + 2MP front camera
- 2200 mAh
- Supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, WiFi a/g/b/n/ac
Jan 02, 2014
With 2014 already here, we look back at the year 2013 for all the awesome mobile phones to have come out in 2013 for Malaysia. There were quite a lot of them, so we picked based on innovation, performance, design and potential successfully delivered. In no specific order we list out the following mobile phones that rocked our world currently available with local Malaysia support as follows:
- HTC One - The First Good-looking Android Phone
- Sony Xperia Z - The First Stylish Water-proof smartphone
- Samsung Galaxy S4 series - A performance smartphone for every user
- Nokia Lumia 1020 - The Ultimate Cameraphone
- LG G2 - Best all-rounder performance with functional rear controls
- Sony Xperia Z1 - The most feature-filled smartphone
- Nokia Asha 500 series - Bringing hybrid smartphone capabilities to the masses
- Apple iPhone 5S - The world's first 64-bit smartphone with well-done fingerprint scanner
- Nokia Lumia 1520 - The Videographers phablet
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - The Ultimate Phablet with 3GB RAM
- Motorola Moto X - Always on and always listening
- Vivo Xplay 3S - World's first 2K display smartphone
- BlackBerry Z10 - World's first BlackBerry smartphone with no QWERTY keyboard