People have been widely anticipating the launch of the first few smartphones from Motorola Mobility, the company that has been formed after Motorola became a division of Google.
The Moto G and the Moto X are some of the first products to come from the company, which once dominated the American mobile phone industry. Motorola certainly seems to have grown in the several years of its absence – definitely helped by Google – and they have come out with phones that are in tune with the latest trends.
This is an area where the two phones do not try to outwit each other, as they adopt a familiar stance seen by most high-end smartphones. The candy bar design that is dominated by a large touch screen display has become the norm in the industry. Motorola does not attempt to change this aspect – like they did with the Moto Razr in 2004. Instead, it provides high-quality and premium materials throughout the phone, which makes it a delight to handle it in the era of Samsung phones that offer a lot of cheap plastic.
There is little to separate the Moto G and the Moto X in terms of this feature. The former features a 4.5 inch display – using the IPS panel technology – while the latter uses the 4.7 inch unit – with the AMOLED technology. Due to the difference in technology, the two screens feel slightly different in different areas of usage. However, none of them has a distinct edge over the other in overall terms. The slight increase in screen size also does not appear to make a lot of difference apart from the Moto X being slightly larger.
This would be seen as a positive aspect by many given that both phones come with the native android operating system. Samsung and HTC phones, which are the predominant android flagship carriers, offer the operating system with a lot of embellishments of their own. This results in an experience that is not what Google intended when it first came up with the android OS. The Motorola phones, though, offer this operating system exactly the way Google wants its users to operate.
Further, these phones are also likely to receive updates to the latest operating systems much faster than their counterparts. This is partly because Motorola is owned by Google and partly because there are no overlays for the OS.
This is seen as a big difference since the Moto X uses a vastly superior camera – at least in terms of megapixels. The Moto G comes with only a five megapixel unit, which may not be up to the standard of high-end smartphones. This feature is rectified in the Moto X, which provides a 10 megapixel unit. This is in addition to the plethora of features like full HD video recording and HD mode. It also offers a far superior to megapixel front facing camera – with full HD video recording capabilities.
The Moto G is priced at around $ 200 while the Moto X is $ 350.
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