Motorola Moto X2 and Moto G2 smartphones have gone official, but both won’t be known by those names, Motorola wants you to call them the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Motorola Moto G (2014) respectively, reasons best known to the United States phone maker.
Motorola Moto X
The Motorola Moto X (2014) is one highly spec’d smartphone, Motorola standards. With a 5.2″ Full HD AMOLED display, this device will set you back $499.99, making it a little bit costlier than it’s predecessor, the 2013 Moto X.
Powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset by Qualcomm, the 2014 Moto X runs a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The in-built memory sizes are either 16GB or 32GB, with no space for microSD card extension.
The phone features a 13MP main camera and 2MP secondary sensor at the front. It’s software side is run by Google’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, with an update to the latest version, Android 5.0 L in tow. Finally, the phone has a 2300 mAh battery.
Motorola Moto G
The 2014 Motorola Moto G is bigger than it’s predecessor from 2013. The new smartphone hails a 5″ HD screen made with IPS technology. At $179.99, the smartphone is less costly than Motorola’s $250 Moto 360 smartwatch and much more cheaper than the Moto X.
Software-wise, the Moto G (2014) also runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will likewise get upgraded to Android L when the package is finally made available by Google. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 processor with a 1.2GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM.
Unlike the Moto X, the new Moto G isn’t limited by storage space. The latter has a microSD card slot so even if it’s the 8GB or 16GB version you decide to buy, you can still get more space when you slot a memory card of up to 32GB capacity into the device. A 2070mAh battery was sealed into the Moto G.
The Motorola Moto G (2014) is equipped by an 8MP rear camera which can record 720p videos at 30fps while the front side is endowed by a 2MP selfie unit.
Pricing and availability
The Moto X (2014) will be available in France, Germany, Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. A few other countries might be added afterwards. In the US, a two-year contract on AT&T or Verizon will set you back $99.99 while the normal retail price is $499.99, as stated above.
The Moto G (2014) is less pricier at a $179.99 price tag without contract. The product has started rolling out in India, France, UK, Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States.