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Motorola Moto X (2014) has been launched! Moto X release date, news, price, specs & features [updated]

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Motorola recently revealed its new Moto X at IFA 2014, and we've got you covered with the release date, price and specs! Also check out our hands on Moto X review. Update: The Moto X will be available for pre-order in the US from tomorrow via the Motorola website. Read on to find out all of the details.

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Here is Motorola's new Moto X. / © ANDROIDPIT

Moto X release date

Update: The Moto X will be available for preorder via the Motorola MotoMaker website starting tomorrow for an off-contract price of 499 USD (16 GB model). The Moto X will also come in a "Pure Edition" with an unlockable bootloader. It's said to be the closest thing to a vanilla Android experience that can be found and will guarantee quick updates to new Android versions.

Accompanying the device launch is the Moto Hint, an in-ear Bluetooth device which gives you complete voice-control over the Moto X, at a price of 149.99 USD, and the Motorola Turbo Charger, which will add around 8 hours of charge to the device in just 15 minutes. The Turbo Charger price is set at 34.99 USD.

The Moto X will become available with most carriers in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia later this month.

Moto X price

Coming with a black soft touch plastic backing, 16 GB base models will cost 499 USD, but carriers will have it for as low as 99 USD on contract (16 GB or 32 GB). Using the MotoMaker options to add color accents and a bamboo back or leather sets you back 529 USD for the 16 GB version. The Moto X with 32 GB goes for 579 USD, with the choice of any back panel.

Motorola's fantastic MotoMaker store will finally be arriving to the UK by the end of September, offering fully customizable designs for the Moto X at a price of £419.99. 

Moto X specs

  Motorola Moto X
System Android 4.4 KitKat
Display

5.2 inch AMOLED 1080p Full HD,423 ppi, Corning© Gorilla© Glass

CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor (MSM8974-AC) 
GPU Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz GPU
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage

16/ 32 GB

Battery 2,300 mAh, - 8 hours of battery power in just 15 minutes with turbo charging
Camera 13 MP (f2.25) with Ring Flash, UHD (4K) video capture, 4X zoom
Connectivity and Networks NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, 802.11 a/g/b/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.0 GSM, CDMA, LTE, 
Dimensions 

Width: 72.4mm

Height: 140.8mm

Curve: 3.8-9.9mm

Weight 144 grams
Extras Aluminum metal frame, Optional Wood or Leather

What do you think about the new Moto X?

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  • CJ Brown 1 month ago Link

    I've been very pleased with my MOTO X (bought on sale for $300 unlocked)
    Like most MOTO X users, we want software updates withoit delay
    Some (including Myself) want more voice commands integrated

    All I want to see from the next gen MOTO X is better specs (cameras, screen size, rom, memory) without a compromise to asthetic design, or price unlocked

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      Scott Adam Gordon 1 month ago Link

      Well it looks like that's what is going to happen, which I guess is a good thing for some people. As you say, the Moto X is already great, so if they increase specs and keep the price the same, it will likely gain some new fans. But I'm not sure it's going to offer a big incentive for people like yourself (Moto X owners) to upgrade.

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    • Ghasem Jodaki 1 month ago Link

      Yes.

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  • CJ Brown 1 month ago Link

    The ONLY way I would upgrade is via some sort of "trade in" (if I could get $200 for a smart phone that's been used for 5 months towards a $300 newer model). It would be the same if I was a Nexus 5 user (I wouldn't trade in for a Nexus 6 within a year of use).

    Right now? I join my fellow MOTO X users in wanting 'software updafes' (just integrate towards Android L OS by years end). If you're a "no contract" supporter (like me) looking for a decent smart phone at a reasonable price (and you're not going to wait for the One Plus to offer you a chance via a lottery) ... and if the MOTO X was phased out .... I'd say the MOTO X+1 is a good choice (going by its assumed specs).

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    Scott Adam Gordon 1 month ago Link

    "If you're a "no contract" supporter (like me) looking for a decent smart phone at a reasonable price ... and if the MOTO X was phased out .... I'd say the MOTO X+1 is a good choice (going by its assumed specs)." - I agree.

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  • surajhodi 1 week ago Link

    What rubbish again no SD card..
    Then what the mean on spending too much amount on 16gb only.

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  • Andre Sinaga 1 week ago Link

    Very good specs, but no SD Card, use an AMOLED, and the important thing is battery capacity...what are you thinking motorola? this phone is very good, but you obviously destroy it with your own way...if it equipped with an IPS, SD card, and the battery capacity with at least 3000 mAH...I'll buy this phone...I HOPE your Nexus 6 (aka X) won't disappoint...

    Seriously in fact, this phone is very good, but motorola has destroy it...:(

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  • CJ Brown 1 week ago Link

    My expectations from Motorola were met (no, I wasn't expecting a micro SD card slot, I was expecting a 64 gig Moto X+1 and its possible there will be one available eventually).

    I was expecting a "no contract" android smart phone on par with a Nexus 5 (or better) and that's what the Moto X+1 is (in my opinion). I realize what is offered via MotoMaker has been narrowed down (in order to keep costs for construction within a minimum range) and I'm curious how the leather back version looks like.

    If I sell my Moto X (which is only 4 months old) for @ least $200 ? Well that's $ applied to a Moto X+1 (which means I'll spend $300+ and that's a fair price). If there's a sale price ? I'm sure it will sell strong (no contract consumers have a budget on how much to spend, over $400 for a new smart phone is getting too pricey (my opinion).

    If I get the Moto X +1 ? I will post a forum review (for those complaining? If you don't like it? Just don't buy it! There's plenty of "no contract" smart phones to choose from and the more? the merrier for all consumers) :-)

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  • Daryl Goard 1 week ago Link

    I hate that they made the screen bigger. 4.7 is my perfect size. Looks nice though

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  • Amat Mulisha 1 day ago Link

    Wow. The spec is so powerful but sadly the battery is too small and no sd card. Im not sure will buy this. Waiting for the new nexus. Anyway this is a nice phone anthe design also gorgeous

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  • Magneto 1 day ago Link

    Thumb is up for Moto X (2014), Thumb is down for Moto G (2014)

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    Scott Adam Gordon 15 hours ago Link

    I think both the Moto X and Moto G look like really good pieces of hardware for their respective prices - I think it's a solid effort from Motorola. The lack of SD card is my only real concern... and I don't think it's a deal breaker.

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