This year has been stellar for smartphones, and customers are now spoiled for choice, but it’s not done yet, and Motorola is getting in what what appears to be the last new release of the year.
That release is a product announced earlier in the year by Motorola, which itself returned to Australia this year after an almost two year absence from the industry.
The new phone is the Motorola X, or rather the Motorola X for 2014, because while Australians saw the X when Motorola found its way back into the country earlier in the year, that model was technically the 2013 Motorola X, albeit a delayed 2013 X.
Announced in September, the new X is the 2014 X, and this model screams that year, 2014, with the inclusion of a Full HD 5.2 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth,13 megapixel rear camera with 4K video capture, and 16GB storage, though no microSD, a surprise exclusion that should probably be there.
Likewise, it will also include changes to the screen to show you notifications without drawing a lot of power from the battery, as well as an always listening voice system so you can talk to your phone rather than press a button to switch it on.