Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-x/videos en-MY Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Nexus devices, some Moto X and G handsets http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-50-lollipop-rolling-out-nexus-devices-some-moto-x-and-g-handsets/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Loads more Android device owners are about to be rocking the latest OS version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nexus 5" alt="Nexus 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus5_0.jpg?1415873604" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have a fairly recent Nexus phone or tablet that isn&rsquo;t newly released - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6/review">Nexus 6</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-9-7-things-you-need-know-about-first-android-lollipop-tablet/news">Nexus 9</a> owners already have it - the wait for Lollipop is over. Or nearly over. Either way, it&rsquo;s good news.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Separately, Motorola announced that Lollipop is similarly starting to hit some 2nd-gen Moto X and Moto G devices: namely the Moto X Pure Edition and versions of the Moto G sold in the United States.</p> <p>No word yet on when additional models of the Moto X and Moto G will be updated, but considering the speed of this update and the fact that Motorola made the Nexus 6, we can&rsquo;t imagine it&rsquo;ll be terribly long at this point.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/other-discussions/nexus-5/f1EOEtihDxI">Google</a>, <a href="http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2014/11/its-time-to-unwrap-android-5-lollipop.html">Motorola</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-lollipop/news">8 things you need to know about Android Lollipop</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="758" title="Lollipop for Moto X" alt="Lollipop for Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-lollipop.jpg?1415873604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-50-lollipop-rolling-out-nexus-devices-some-moto-x-and-g-handsets/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-50-lollipop-rolling-out-nexus-devices-some-moto-x-and-g-handsets/news#comments Android Moto G Moto X Nexus 10 Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 7 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:41:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453023 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X (2014) http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x-2014/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since when was Motorola capable of producing a true superphone? Since now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="A superphone from Motorola? " alt="Motorola Moto X review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MotoXForSophie_1.png?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s always fun to root for the underdog and the new Moto X is nothing if not a surprise champion.</p> <p>No hype. No world firsts. No gimmicks. No queues around the block. And yet, this is one of the finest Android smartphones ever made.</p> <p>How? Almost pure Android. A gorgeous 5.2in Full HD display. 13MP camera. Touchless voice controls. And - how could we forget - even more customisation than last year&#39;s original X.</p> <p>Can all its touches, tweaks and specs add up to a big win for Motorola? Yes, yes they can.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,635.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (converted from US$500) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous, solid, customisable build </div> <div class="field-item even"> Simple but futuristic software </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Just. So. Fast. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Cheaper than rival flagships </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maximum 32GB storage </div> <div class="field-item even"> Camera is not the absolute best </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DIY Design done right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the iPhonification of Samsung (see Galaxy Alpha) and the Samsungisation of the iPhone (see the iPhone 6 Plus) the Moto X stands out. It has personality - if you want it to.</p> <p>Moto Maker, Motorola&#39;s pre-order customisation service, has got bigger and better thanks to more options, international orders and photo realistic renders. With lovely soft-touch plastic, real leather and FSC-certified wood rear panels to choose from, plus thousands of accent colour combinations, three iPhone options starts to look stingy.</p> <p>Whatever you choose, you get an impressively engineered sleek and solid build, white or black front panel, the Motorola logo dimple and a new aluminium frame that&#39;s lighter on the white model and a darker titanium on the black model. If you&rsquo;ve really converted to Moto this year, like us, that means you can pair your Moto X with a similarly hued Moto 360 smartwatch. You fashion darling, you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">The Moto 360 is the end of bad smartwatch design&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>It&#39;s worth noting that the regular black resin model is a bit of a steal at US$500 (RM1635) but other materials cost more. Both the real leather and wood versions start at US$525 (RM1715). You won&#39;t regret it if you splash out, though we hear that the leather model needs a bit of TLC to keep it tidy.</p> <p>This is a big phone that doesn&#39;t feel big. From the front it looks a bit like an LG G3 - another smartphone that&#39;s serious about not wasting space. Neither are truly &quot;edge to edge&quot; but with bezels this skinny we&#39;re not complaining. The G3&#39;s screen is a touch bigger, at 5.5in, but the Moto X does come in both slightly smaller and slightly lighter at 145g. And as Moto points out, it&#39;s the same width as the Galaxy S5 with a bigger screen.</p> <p>As with the first Moto X it feels well made. It&#39;s also splash-resistant - not quite waterproof but better than nothing. Thanks to a shallow curve it sits nicely in the hand despite the fact that the 2014 edition is bigger in both dimensions.</p> <p>But this could be the first 4.7in plus phone that smaller hands find manageable. You can just about get a thumb across to the top corners. It&#39;s perfectly stable and balanced in the hand and the microUSB socket, nanoSIM slot and headphone jack are located top and bottom, leaving the tapered sides clutter-free. Only the power button and volume rocker grace the right-hand edge, with the power button textured to make it easier to identify with only your digits.</p> <p>So Motorola outclasses both Samsung and LG in the design department. And boy does it compete on components, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5078.JPG?1416038696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5081.JPG?1416038696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5039.JPG?1416038696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5055.JPG?1416038696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Awesome AMOLED </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s simply no weak link in the Moto X&#39;s spec sheet. Unlike last year when the Moto X&#39;s admittedly lovely 720p display was outgunned by Full HD screen after Full HD screen, this year it matches many of the flagships on pixel count.</p> <p>OK, LG and Samsung have raced ahead with 2K screens on the G3 and Note 4. But many others including HTC and Sony have stuck with 1080p and these by no means feel like second class screens. The Moto X is 424ppi so text looks seriously smooth and pics look sharp. The LG offers more detail in hi-res photos and video but you&#39;ll only notice it with your face right up to the screens, eyeballs flitting from one to the other. In which case you may get odd glances on the train.</p> <p>This is an AMOLED display and you should know what that means. Colours are on the punchier side of the spectrum, without looking too alien; deep, deep blacks put the iPhone and LG to shame and viewing angles are great. The pixels look very close to the glass too - not quite iPhone-close but close.</p> <p>The downside of AMOLED colours is that from certain angles whites can look a bit yellow. If you spend a lot of time on emails and webpages this will start to grate, though we have heard promising whispers on the web of different units having slightly different colour temperatures.</p> <p>Our favourite bit about the screen, though? What it does when it&#39;s off. Really.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Strikes a good punch" alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxscreen2_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="280" height="210" title="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxscreen_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is the future: simple, smart and sensorific </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola&rsquo;s always-on sensors, controls and software debuted on the first Moto X but have really come into their own on this year&rsquo;s specced-up hardware.</p> <p>If you love Google, you&rsquo;ll love the Moto X. This phone is all about making Google&#39;s powerful services constantly available and useful. The scarily clever Google Now launcher can be accessed with a swipe to the right from the main homescreen, as with the Nexus. Motorola (unlike Samsung and Sony) keeps things simple by not doubling up on media services - there&rsquo;s just the Play Store, Play Music, Movies and Books. Nothing here is as pretty as the likes of HTC&rsquo;s Sense 6 but with the incoming Android L update, Google&rsquo;s new Material Design will spruce the aesthetics up.</p> <p>Apart from a few extremely useful, forward-thinking apps, which are helpfully bundled together in the Moto app, this is pretty much pure Android KitKat (until L arrives). You choose what to set up. There are a few tutorials that pop up on how to activate features but these are easily ignored.</p> <p>As we just hinted, our favourite of the bunch is the battery-saving Moto Display, which shows monochrome notifications on the lockscreen when your hand approaches it, triggering up to three app icons. Touching each app bubble shows a preview of notifications at a glance and swiping down unlocks the handset. Being an AMOLED screen the black pixels, which fill the majority of the screen, don&rsquo;t draw any power and it can&rsquo;t be activated in pockets or face down. &nbsp;Combined with the Moto X&rsquo;s subtle haptics, checking Moto Display makes for one of those addictive little habits much like Touch ID on the iPhone.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s more. Motorola uses its sensors much like Samsung does to turn the screen off when you&rsquo;re not looking at it - here it&rsquo;s called Attentive Display. Calls and alarms can be silenced and snoozed with a wave of a hand, too. That&rsquo;s nothing entirely new but it&rsquo;s worth confirming that both work perfectly.</p> <p>Motorola has its own unique tricks. Touchless voice controls return so that the X picks up your voice commands even when the screen is off and you&rsquo;re up to three feet away. A very cool tweak is that you can now change the command phrase from &lsquo;OK Google&rsquo; to anything you like - as long as it&rsquo;s a certain number of syllables. &lsquo;What&rsquo;s up doc?&rsquo; is too short, for instance, but &lsquo;Hey Samantha&rsquo; is fine.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-hint/ifa-2014/moto-hint-tiny-voice-controlled-earbud-future/news">Motorola&rsquo;s wireless earbud from the future, Moto Hint&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>The most impressive thing is how seamlessly it all works together. The motion sensors register your hand hovering over the phone every single time so that by the time you&rsquo;ve picked it up, Moto Display is onscreen. Voice works well with the different modes in Moto Assist, including home, sleep, meeting and driving - say &lsquo;Good night&rsquo; to the phone and it will switch to a &lsquo;do not disturb&rsquo; sleep mode. There&rsquo;s plenty of further customisation to explore but it never descends into chaos. Lots of phone makers claim their Android skin is simple but here&rsquo;s the thing, Motorola&rsquo;s actually is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Moto app with everything to tweak and tinker with " alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxassist2_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="It&#039;s simple really Tom " alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxmotodisplay_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4000" height="3000" title="Google knows what you want to read and watch " alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxgooglenow_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4000" height="3000" title="Driving and home modes in Moto Assist " alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxassist_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All day battery will get better with L </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now, we&#39;re not saying smartphone makers should stop trying to improve on Android. For instance, we wouldn&#39;t turn our nose up at a power saving mode (Ultra or otherwise).</p> <p>But with an all day battery life, helped by Moto Display, and Android L&#39;s battery saving software on the way, the fact that the Moto X goes without for now isn&#39;t a dealbreaker. We&#39;ve been getting around 12 hours a day out of it and that&#39;s including a mammoth 3 hour commute.</p> <p>In our HD video rundown test (looping a 720p video with the screen set to half brightness and WiFi and sync switched on) the Moto X&#39;s fairly small 2300mAh unit puts in a very respectable showing with 10 hours 30 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&#39;s an almost identical score to the iPhone 6 and better than the LG G3 by an hour - it&#39;s still hours behind the incredible battery of the Sony Xperia Z3 but it&#39;s plenty to be getting on with. Reliable then but nothing to swoon over. Move along.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxbattery_0.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You can&#039;t get smoother than this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We haven&#39;t seen anything faster than the Moto X for moving around Android, opening and closing apps and generally getting things done. Even on powerhouses such as the LG G3 you get tiny bits of lag here and there - on the X Motorola has basically eradicated it.</p> <p>Jumping around from Chrome to open apps to messages it&#39;s even a split second faster than the near flawless iPhone 6. The only thing Apple&#39;s finest is quicker at than the Moto X is firing up the camera app and finding focus. More on that in a bit.</p> <p>Why is it such a joy to use? And how does Moto perform that much smoother with similar silicon? We reckon that&rsquo;s the combination of Motorola&#39;s very limited and considered tinkering with Android and the Snapdragon 801 chip that&#39;s powering nearly every flagship smartphone worth buying in 2014.</p> <p>It&#39;s not 100% &lsquo;Pure Android&rsquo; - Moto has added voice and contextual bits and bobs here and there, as detailed above. But it&#39;s as close as you&#39;ll get on a non-Nexus, also bear in mind that the new Nexus is huge, and in day-to-day use it shines. The benchmarks back up our findings with the Moto X scoring an S5 and One M8-beating 44698 on AnTuTu - only the Note 4 bests it. &nbsp;</p> <p>In short, there&rsquo;s a select few gadgets that everyone trusts to just do the job reliably every time - the iPhone, the iPad, the Pebble, the Moto G. The Moto X joins that list.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5090.JPG?1416038696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" alt="Motorola Moto X (2014) review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxmutlitasking_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto X tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Screen: 5.2in 1080x1920 (424ppi)<br />Processor: Quad core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801<br />RAM: 2GB<br />OS: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)<br />Camera: 13MP rear 4K video, 2MP rear 1080p video<br />Storage: 16GB, 32GB (non expandable)<br />Battery: 2300mAh<br />Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0<br />Dimensions: 140.8 x 72.4 x 10mm<br />Weight: 144g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slightly outsnapped </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How about the rest of those specs? More megapixels. Ring flash. 4K video. The second-gen Moto X pulls out all the stops with its new camera and is &hellip; almost, nearly, very close to matching the best superphones. So it&#39;s outsnapped by the best. But that doesn&#39;t mean the Moto X isn&#39;t capable of taking very, very good phone pics.</p> <p>There&#39;s a new 13MP sensor with an f/2.25 lens, which is a big improvement on the first Moto X&#39;s decent but not jaw dropping images. It takes clear, detailed shots in good light, has a handy quick-access HDR mode and reproduces colours accurately. That said, it can struggle with tricky exposures and miss focus from time to time. In these cases, it&#39;s best to choose the manual tap to focus option in the basic camera app rather than relying on autofocus. Then for the best results, just keep snapping either by tapping again or using the volume button. The very best smartphone cams are slightly quicker to autofocus, too. This is no S5 when it comes to rapid fire shooting and real enthusiasts will want more controls to play about with.</p> <p>Autofocus is much better when capturing 1080p video - with a maximum of 32GB storage, we wouldn&rsquo;t recommend shooting much 4K footage, although it is an option. Slow mo video, at 120fps, is just as easy to play around with - as on the iPhone 6 there&rsquo;s an idiot-proof slider to select the slowed down portion of your clip.</p> <p>At night and indoors, it&rsquo;s a mixed bag. The styled-up LED ring flash around the main camera is a new addition, designed to provide softer light than regular flashes. You&rsquo;re left with images that are less obviously taken with a flash than the equivalent samples from rivals such as the G3 and iPhone 6 - it&rsquo;s definitely kinder to your friends&#39; faces.</p> <p>Still, both of these phones do a better job in low light without flash. And that&rsquo;s much more useful. Images taken with the Moto are usable, if a little desaturated, but can look noisy and a bit smudgy at times, which is a bit of shame. A software update to tweak image quality, a la the Nexus 5 last year, would be very welcome here.</p> <p>For now, the Moto X detects faces and people/objects in motion (two tricky subjects) and automatically takes multiple shots before choosing which one it thinks is the best - in focus, no blinking etc. It doesn&rsquo;t result in perfect images every time but in one or two instances, it&rsquo;s proven its worth.</p> <p>Elsewhere, Moto joins HTC and Sony with its own auto video creation tool, Highlights Reel, which is a bit hidden away but allows you to change the clip length and use audio from the videos or a choice of music tracks. Around the front a 2MP camera takes 1080p video and can be commanded by voice to &#39;take a selfie&#39;, completing the set-up. And the wrist-twisting Quick Capture feature returns from last year. It works well, when you give it a second, and helps to keep your eyes on the scene.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8) - with Video Highlights - tested&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5063_2.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5072_0.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5092_0.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to make the Moto X even better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If we had one plea to Motorola it would be this: bring out a 64GB model for the Android fanboy and fangirl power users. The seriously similar Nexus 6 gets a 64GB option and we reckon the Moto X needs it too.</p> <p>Failing that, at the very least stick a microSD card slot in the next version. 16GB and 32GB are great for low entry prices but not enough for everyone after 12 months of offline Spotify playlists, games and photos.</p> <p>While we&#39;re at it, push<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-45/review">&nbsp;Android L&nbsp;</a>out as soon as is humanly possible please. You&#39;ve been very good at getting the latest version of Android onto your phones sharpish so hopefully&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-45/review">Lollipop</a>&nbsp;will be no exception. If the Moto X gets the update soon and drops in price, the Nexus 6 could have a very difficult time indeed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxhomescreen2_0_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto X Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you were doing a smartphone shortlist based purely on specs, the Moto X would probably make it on there but it wouldn&rsquo;t be at the top. In use it&rsquo;s a very different story.</p> <p>Because after the Moto X you won&#39;t want to go back to any other Android. It&#39;s smart, it&#39;s fast and it&#39;s the kind of beautifully crafted handset you find yourself picking up for no reason whatsoever.</p> <p>Motorola&#39;s software works seamlessly with Android to make your life that bit easier, while Moto Maker allows a mass produced phone to be personalised like never before. App fiends might prefer an iPhone and serious phone photographers perhaps the Xperia Z3, but the Moto X feels like it&#39;s built for everyone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s pretty much priced for everyone, too. It&#39;s no&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature">ultra-bargainous Moto G,</a>&nbsp;but at US$550 (RM1800) for 32GB (or US$500 (RM1635) for 16GB), it&rsquo;s very reasonable value next to the current superphone crop. Around the world, including in the US, the comparison is even more in favour of the Moto X.</p> <p>Who could say no to that?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="Moto X (2014) review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorolamotoxverdict_0_1.JPG?1414032251" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A seriously clever, always-on Android that’s made awesome by you</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x-2014/review#comments Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:58:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1446676 at http://www.stuff.tv You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company’s launched a trade-in program that gives you up to US$300 for your old phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="443" title="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" alt="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mototrade.jpg?1410162392" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Count your lucky stars if you own a smartphone (which is anyone and everyone these days, right?) &ndash; Motorola&rsquo;s got for you a sweet deal that might be too good to be true and it&rsquo;s possibly one that you can&rsquo;t refuse.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A worthy deal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The amount you are stipulated to get back really depends on how old your trade-in phone is, and how badly damaged it is too. We tried to key in details of a 16GB iPhone 5S (in an immaculate condition), and that itself came up to US$240 (RM761) so we&rsquo;re not quite sure which units will get you US$300&nbsp;(RM952).</p> <p>After you send in your old device within 30 days of the confirmed online trade-in, Motorola issues you a Visa pre-paid card for the quoted amount, which you can then use purchase your new Motorola Moto x or Moto G.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve already pre-ordered any of the two units, you just have to submit your proof of purchase. But it&rsquo;s worth taking note that you must have made that purchase through MotoMaker.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve contacted Motorola to see if this program will be rolled out to Malaysia, and will update the story once we hear from them. Until then, if you&rsquo;re really interested in the trade-in, you can get your friends or family in the US to help.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/leaks-motorola-moto-e-4g-lte-has-surfaced/news">Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE have surfaced&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_trade_in_gives_you_up_to_300_for_your_old_phone-news-9569.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" alt="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motoo.jpg?1410162392" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news#comments Moto G (2014) Moto X Motorola Smartphones Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:36:10 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446934 at http://www.stuff.tv Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get more spills of the device we’re due to see in the coming days </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gsm.jpg?1409634217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just days before Motorola&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news">most likely due to reveal its Moto X+1</a>, some details of the smartphone &ndash; specifically, pictures of it and pricing details &ndash; have been leaked on the greater World Wide Web.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A price indication </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for pricing details, someone from Brazil managed to capture images of an inventory system that&rsquo;s priced the device at BRL1499 (RM2116). In comparison, the Moto X&rsquo;s cost in Brazil was exactly the same as this stipulated price when it was released last year, so there might be some truth to the expected pricing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s worth taking note that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Moto X </a>cost about RM1325 in Malaysia (electronics&rsquo; prices in Brazil are inflated due to heavy taxes, especially on devices not manufactured in the country). So if we use that as any indication, the Moto X+1 might be around that price point.</p> <p>The purported Motorola Moto X+1 is also expected to sport a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">full HD 5.2in display, a 12MP camera sensor, as well as the Snapdragon 800 processor</a>. Wait for official details to be out on 4 September.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news">Motorola&#39;s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a vital hardware element&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/brazilian_prices_for_motorola_moto_x1_and_moto_g2_leak-news-9513.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/new_moto_x1_images_leak_confirm_some_design_details-news-9506.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, images: <a href="http://www.bgr.in/manufacturers/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-alleged-live-photos-leaked-ahead-of-september-4-launch/" target="_blank">BGR</a> and <a href="http://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n41391/Exclusivo-Moto-X1-e-Moto-G2-custarao-R-1499-e-R-999-respectivamente.html" target="_blank">Tudocellar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsm2.jpg?1409634217" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news#comments Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:45:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446319 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola’s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a vital hardware element http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked specs suggest it won’t have the touchless voice controls that we have on the Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a hardware element " alt="Motorola’s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a hardware element " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motoxplus.jpg?1404285643" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We last heard some gossip about the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">purported Motorola Moto X+1</a> sometime in April, until now. Some more leaks have spilled about the successor to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Moto X</a>, which sources say will be the vendor&rsquo;s next big smartphone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What might we see then? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What you can expect, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">as previously reported</a>, is a full HD 1080p 5.2in display, a 12MP camera sensor, as well as the Snapdragon 800 processor. Though it&rsquo;s an upgrade from the Moto X, which sports a 10MP camera and dual-core processor, it might pale in comparison to some of its competition out there.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no reason to totally believe what&rsquo;s been divulged as gospel truth, but there could be some truth to it if you go by the fact that Livraria Logos&rsquo; speculation of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news">Moto E</a> turned out to be on the mark with what was unveiled.</p> <p>Some of you might love a good mystery but we&rsquo;re expecting more juice on the Moto X+1 around the same time Motorola officially debuts its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news">Moto 360</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/feature">Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.droid-life.com/2014/06/30/brazilian-retailer-posts-moto-x1-specs-early-maybe-sort-of/" target="_blank">Droid-Life</a>, image: <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a hardware element " alt="Motorola’s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a hardware element " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motox1.jpg?1404285643" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news#comments Moto X Motorola Smartphones Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:09:57 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440741 at http://www.stuff.tv Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This US$1 temporary tattoo unlocks your Motorola Moto X smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " alt="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tatt.jpg?1404204610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wanted to ink yourselves, but have a weak threshold for pain? Yes, there are temporary tattoos, but some of you might have abandoned the idea of getting one because it serves no purpose and just sits on you as body graffiti.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s tiny, but smart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now, this wearable &ldquo;tattoo&rdquo; is not customisable and it&rsquo;s just a coin-sized sticker that you adhere on your wrist, arm, or wherever on your body that works for you. But the technology behind it is quite smart, and easy.</p> <p>Flaunted as the &ldquo;simplest&rdquo; way to unlock your Moto X, it makes use of NFC functionality to &ldquo;talk&rdquo; to your smartphone and authenticate the unlock function when you use it to tap the sticker. Of course, you&rsquo;ve got to sync the device to your Moto X&rsquo;s NFC unlock function first.</p> <p>Each waterproof sticker should last you about five days of life, including showers and workouts unless maybe, you decide to scrub a layer off yourselves when you bathe. It&rsquo;s also worth noting that VivaInk did state wear time varies with &ldquo;skin type and activity level&rdquo;.</p> <p>But with a cost of <a href="http://www.vivalnk.com/purchase/" target="_blank">US$9.99 (RM32.08) for a packet of 10</a>, you can go through them without having them burn a massive hole in your pockets.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/feature">Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://androidcommunity.com/you-can-now-unlock-your-moto-x-with-a-1-temporary-tattoo-20140627/" target="_blank">Android Community</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " alt="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tattoo.jpg?1404204610" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news#comments Moto X Motorola Wearable tech Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:06:08 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440516 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/video-google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We have a lot of love for both top Androids – but as with any smartphone battle, there can only be one winner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola X" alt="Video: Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-02-07%20at%2019.41.44.png?1391995138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8wJ44k4s7Jk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/video-google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/video#comments Android Google Moto X Nexus 5 Smartphones Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:25:33 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432217 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-moto-x-10-best-apps-download-first/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got your hands on Motorola’s fantastic flagship phone? Then get thee to Google Play and grab these apps right now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1278" height="855" title="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " alt="Motorola Moto X: the 10 best apps to download first " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-front-homescreen.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We thought we may never get it, but six months on from its US launch, Motorola&#39;s excellent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a> flagship phone has landed in Blighty. Affordable, packing some killer features and with a highly customisable exterior, it&#39;s the finest smartphone Moto has made in years. If you decide to pick one up, here are 10 superb apps to get you started.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X review</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (US$6.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So you&rsquo;ve finished <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">GTA 5</a> but are thirsting for more sandbox action in Rockstar&rsquo;s skewed version of the Sunshine State? Why not snap up the newly-released mobile edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which features remastered hi-res graphics, three cities to explore and over 70 hours of gameplay?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockstargames.gtasa" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" alt="Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£4.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-san-andreas_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SwiftKey Keyboard (US$4.92) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X&rsquo;s touchscreen keyboard is perfectly serviceable, but if you&rsquo;re a frequent message- or email-scrivener you may want to invest in SwiftKey, widely regarded as the best third-party keyboard app.</p> <p>Why? Well, SwiftKey possesses eerily clever word prediction technology that quickly learns from its user (based not only on your SwiftKey use, but from your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail activity too) as well as incorporating current buzzwords. It makes for a blindingly fast typing experience.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" alt="SwiftKey Keyboard (£2.99)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RunKeeper (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of most popular apps for tracking your workouts, RunKeeper uses GPS to plot the routes of your runs, walks and bike rides and delivers reams of stats for you to pore through (you can check your pace, time, distance travelled and calories burned). It also jives nicely with most of the popular fitness apps and services including FitBit, MyFitnessPal and Withings.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="RunKeeper (Free)" alt="RunKeeper (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/runkeeper.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova Launcher Prime (US$4.00) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is all about exterior customisation, but why stop there? Nova Launcher also allows you to customise the UI and homescreen in a number of ingenious ways: set up gesture-based actions to quick-start your favourite apps and services; organise apps into tabs and folders; hide apps you rarely use; and never miss an email, text or call thanks to visible unread counts.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" alt="Nova Launcher Prime (£2.60)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nova-launcher_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dots (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A beautifully minimalist and (seemingly) simple game, Dots gives you 30 seconds to join up as many of the same-coloured dots as you can, with more points awarded to longer lines and shapes (oh, and you can&rsquo;t join dots diagonally). It&rsquo;s a bit like Candy Crush Saga, but you won&rsquo;t feel dirty/taken advantage of/slightly evil for playing it.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdyoctopus.gamedots&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature" target="_blank">25 fantastic free Android games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dots (Free)" alt="Dots (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dots_1.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp Messenger (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A catch-all messenger service allowing you to send text messages, photos, videos, map locations, even audio clips, WhatsApp works so well because it&rsquo;s cross-platform, reliably stable and insanely popular &ndash; so most of your friends and family probably already use it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" alt="WhatsApp Messenger (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp-messenger.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now owned by Google, Snapseed is a handy little photo editing app that gives you plenty of scope for improving the shots turned out by the Moto X&rsquo;s camera: you can tweak various criteria (brightness, contrast, saturation and ambience among them), straighten wonky photos, crop out unwanted parts of images and even adjust specific areas of a picture. Naturally, there&rsquo;s a bunch of arty filters and frames you can slap on to boot.

</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snapseed (Free)" alt="Snapseed (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed-on-android_0.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agent (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An app collection rather than a single-function tool, Agent fulfils five handy roles: it conserves battery life; it can quickly silence your Moto X for meetings and the like; it&rsquo;ll remember where you parked your car; it&rsquo;ll auto-respond to calls and texts while you&rsquo;re driving; and it&rsquo;ll only let important texts and calls come through to your phone while you&rsquo;re sleeping.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tryagent" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Agent (Free)" alt="Agent (Free)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/agent.jpg?1391083234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vector (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are fair number of parkour-inspired games knocking around, but Vector is our favourite on Android &ndash; and it&rsquo;s free to boot. Set in a Matrix-style world where humanity lives enslaved in some kind of virtual reality, it tasks you with completing each level in the fastest, smoothest way possible.</p> <p>Swipes and gestures are used to steer your silhouetted free runner over, under (and sometimes through) obstacles. The animation is seamless and the structure &ndash; which gives you a star rating after each level, a bit like Angry Birds &ndash; will keep you coming back for more.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nekki.vector&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vAbN2dIdOvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jelly (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new way to find answers to your questions, Jelly (co-founded by ex-Twitter man Biz Stone) lets you send out a picture to your social network contacts. If they can&rsquo;t help you find the answer, they can forward it to their own contacts until somebody does. It&rsquo;s still early days for Jelly, but it&rsquo;s an intriguing service and one which should improve as it gains more users.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jellyhq.starfish&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it here</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-g/9-brilliant-budget-apps-your-new-motorola-moto-g/feature" target="_blank">11 brilliant budget apps for your new Motorola Moto G</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/O5wLT7hKNO8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/motorola-moto-x-10-best-apps-download-first/feature#comments Android apps Android games Moto X Motorola Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:54:45 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1431846 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s new flagship isn’t a game-changer – it’s just a really, really nice phone [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-main.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The long-awaited Moto X is finally on sale in the US, and it&rsquo;s something of a landmark smartphone.</p> <p>Designed and built to reinvigorate the Motorola brand, it&#39;s also bringing to bear the fruits of the company&rsquo;s relationship with Google, which now owns Motorola Mobility outright. Sporting a clean(ish) version of Android 4.2.2 and Google Now-powered touch-free voice control, it seems as much a Google device as a Motorola one.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,325.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> converted from US$399 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Useful Motorola apps </div> <div class="field-item even"> Long battery life </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid, compact build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only 16GB of non-expandable storage </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lower-priced competition with more power </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small and sturdy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is highly customisable. The <a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/motomaker?pid=FLEXR1" target="_blank">Moto Maker site</a> allows you to order a personalised handset, selecting from one of two front colours, 18 back colours and seven accent colours. You&rsquo;ll also be able to have a custom message printed on the back of the phone, and choose between 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. The handset will be built for you in the US and shipped for free in less than four days.</p> <p>Buying in-store restricts you to one of two colours (white or black) and a 16GB capacity. We were sent a standard white 16GB AT&amp;T model to review, which is a shame, of course, but who are we to complain?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a sturdily-built phone with a solid two-piece construction and an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>-style curved back (made of Kevlar) that fits snugly and comfortably in your hand. The Gorilla Glass-fronted screen runs almost edge-to-edge, making the X smaller than other 4.7in phones such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-4/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 4</a>. Basically, this is a phone designed for all hand sizes, and you won&rsquo;t need giant goalkeeper meatplates to hold it comfortably. It weighs a fairly average 130g.</p> <p>As with most higher-end Android phones, the only physical controls are a power/home button and a volume rocker, both located on the right edge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3116283439001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3116283439001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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That&rsquo;s a little less than the 326ppi offered by the iPhone 5&rsquo;s Retina display, but it&rsquo;s plenty sharp: you can&rsquo;t pick out individual pixels without bringing your eyeballs stupidly close to the screen.</p> <p>The screen is the same size and almost the same resolution as the Google Nexus 4&rsquo;s display, but when put side-by-side there are notable differences. The X&rsquo;s AMOLED tech gives colours a richer, more saturated look and contrast is punchier. On the downside, whites aren&rsquo;t as pure and bright as on the Nexus 4 and we found it difficult to pick out details in bright sunlight.</p> <p>Videos, games and photos all look gorgeous here. It might not be the sharpest or largest of displays, but it fits into Motorola&rsquo;s plan to keep the X friendly: the lower resolution helps prolong battery life and the size ensures the phone doesn&rsquo;t become unwieldy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-video-playback.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beefy specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The X sports a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro chipset clocked at 1.7GHz, plus 2GB of RAM. It might not sound like the most muscular of specs on paper, and compared to the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a> and HTC One that might be the case &ndash; but it&rsquo;s well above average for a smartphone. There&rsquo;s NFC and 4G LTE support too.</p> <p>Benchmarking with <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">AnTuTu</a>, the X garnered a rating of just over 18,000, making it comparable in processing and graphics power to the Google Nexus 4, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/sony-xperia-z/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z</a> and Samsung Galaxy S3. And in practice it&rsquo;s a zippy performer, allowing you to flick through photo galleries and menus and play most games with nary a stutter. Just don&#39;t expect it to run the next generation of power-hungry games.</p> <p>The &ldquo;standard&rdquo; edition of the Moto X comes with 16GB of space, and around 4GB of that is already accounted for when you take the phone out of the box. You do however get 50GB of Google Drive cloud storage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto X tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Operating system - Android 4.2.2</p> <p>Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.7GHz</p> <p>RAM - 2GB</p> <p>Screen - 4.7in AMOLED with 1280 x 720 resolution (312ppi)</p> <p>Cameras - 10MP rear, 2MP front</p> <p>Storage - 16GB (not expandable) + 50GB Google Drive</p> <p>Data - 4G LTE</p> <p>Battery - 2200mAh battery</p> <p>Dimensions/weight - 129 x 65 x 10.4mm/130g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using our standard battery drain test (playing a 720p video on loop with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and notifications on and screen brightness set to 50 percent) saw the Moto X last around 14 hours. That&rsquo;s very impressive indeed, and ties in with Motorola&rsquo;s claimed talk time of 13 hours.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera action with a twist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola makes some bold claims about the 10MP camera, which can be set to a &ldquo;quick access&rdquo; mode. With this turned on, twisting your wrist twice brings up the camera app no matter what you&rsquo;re doing, and touching anywhere on the screen takes a photo (holding your finger down will take continuous shots). Hitting the movie button starts capturing 1080p video straight away.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a lovely idea but not without issues. First, the wrist-twisting thing doesn&rsquo;t always work, which kind of negates the whole point of it. Second, the touch-to-shoot mode turns off touch-to-focus, so shots often come out too bright or (more often) too dark.&nbsp;</p> <p>Actual camera performance is decent but fairly unremarkable. The larger pixels in the sensor work better in low light than some rival cameras, and the addition of a slow-motion video mode is fun, but images won&#39;t knock you down with clarity or contrast. They&rsquo;re just good. There&rsquo;s also a 2MP front-facing camera able to capture 1080p video.</p> <p>For more Moto X pics taken during testing (and in full resolution) head to our Flickr set <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/sets/72157635269848333/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-camera-app.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-2.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-3.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-photo-sample-1.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Motorola hasn&rsquo;t fussed too heavily with the standard Android 4.2.2 interface (in fact at first glance you might think it&rsquo;s the same version used on the Google Nexus 4), there are a number of additions, all of them pretty useful.</p> <p>Active Display shows off important notifications and the clock even when the phone is in standby &ndash; these fade in and out regularly &ndash; with the idea being to discourage you from constantly checking the phone. It&rsquo;s not life-changing but it works well enough.</p> <p>Motorola Connect lets you send and receive texts and even calls using your computer&rsquo;s Chrome web browser (an extension is required). It&rsquo;s simple and effective, and makes us wonder why more manufacturers don&rsquo;t do the same.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s also Motorola Migrate, which you&rsquo;ll find essential if you already use an Android phone. This wirelessly moves photos, videos, SIM contacts, call and text history from any mobile running Android 2.2 and above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-and-nexus-4.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Siri can’t touch this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the headlining Moto X feature is Touchless Control, which basically gives you Google Now voice controls without having to first turn on or even pick up the phone.</p> <p>After a two-minute &ldquo;voice training&rdquo; session in a quiet room, we found the system worked brilliantly: all you need do is say, &ldquo;OK, Google Now&rdquo; followed by a question and the phone will spring to life and seek out an answer. You can ask it to call friends, set a reminder, open an app, navigate to a location or, well, pretty much anything else. It&#39;s certainly as effective as Siri on this front, and while Apple&rsquo;s tech perhaps &ldquo;talks back&rdquo; to you more naturally, the ability to fire off questions without touching the handset is a real step forward. More of this, please.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X is probably the best phone Motorola has ever produced. While it doesn&rsquo;t push the boundaries for processing performance, photographic skills or screen size, it&rsquo;s a phone that&rsquo;s designed to be easy to live with and easy to use &ndash; and it hits its marks perfectly. The long battery life, sturdy build, pocket-friendly size and various user-orientated interface tweaks and apps make the X one of the friendliest smartphones around.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">The 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-in-hand-portrait.jpg?1414057168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the friendliest phones out there, packed with great design touches and features</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x/review#comments Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:24:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431804 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Motorola Moto X – affordable, customisable and officially available in the UK http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/video-review-motorola-moto-x-affordable-customisable-and-officially-available-uk/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto X is the result of a wonderful evolution as Motorola reinvents itself under the Google banner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video review: Motorola X – affordable, customisable and officially available in the UK " alt="Video review: Motorola X – affordable, customisable and officially available in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-28%20at%2010.26.03.png?1391094061" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3116283439001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3116283439001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video review: Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s flagship hits the UK </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/video-review-motorola-moto-x-affordable-customisable-and-officially-available-uk/video#comments Android Google Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:15:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431790 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android&#039;s standard-bearer steps into the ring against it Moto X half-brother. This should be interesting... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1174" height="881" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-5-vs-moto-x.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google might own Motorola, but that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t pit its Nexus 5 Android poster boy against its sibling rival the Motorola Moto X.</p> <p>Which one deserves your money? It&#39;s time to find out...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Google Nexus 5 review</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thin slab vs colourful curves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both the LG-made <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X </a>are clad in similar soft-touch matte plastic, which feels a lot nicer than the slippery glossy plastic found on devices like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>.</p> <p>While the Nexus 5 is larger then the Moto X thanks to its bigger screen, it&#39;s only 8.6mm thin. The 10.4mm Moto X sounds chunkier in comparison.</p> <p>The Moto X hides its thickness fairly well though, thanks to its curved back which also makes it a little more comfortable to hold in the hands.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-main-2_4.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-main.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we think the more angular design of the Nexus 5 lends it a classier look, the Moto X can be customised to your heart&#39;s content with tonnes of different colour combinations available for you to play around with on <a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/motomaker?pid=FLEXR1#exterior/backplate" target="_blank">Moto Maker</a>.</p> <p>You can even choose to ditch the plastic for a real-wood back, and it makes the Moto X the clear winner for gadgeteers who&#39;d like to make their tech their own.</p> <p>Sadly theres no news of a MY launch date for the Moto Maker service, so buyers are stuck with vanilla black and white colours for the time being.&nbsp;</p> <p>When it does land though, it&#39;ll give the Moto X the edge, which is why it wins this round.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Moto X</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="773" height="580" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-wood_1.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: design and build" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-colours.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: size matters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While both screens are slathered in scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, the similarities end there.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 has a 5in 1080p LCD screen, while the Moto X has a smaller 4.7in 720p OLED display.</p> <p>While you won&#39;t notice the Moto X&#39;s lower pixel density unless you press your eyeballs up against its screen, the larger size, whiter whites and superior brightness of the Nexus 5 give it the upper hand.</p> <p>If you like the over-saturated colours and deep blacks offered by the Moto X&#39;s AMOLED display (or if 5 inches is a tad too big for your hands) you&#39;ll prefer the Moto X.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-screen_0.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-video-playback_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Under the hood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On paper, the Nexus 5 is unquestionably the more powerful device thanks to its quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.</p> <p>The Moto X on the other hand rocks a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Both devices have 2GB of RAM.</p> <p>While the Nexus 5 leaves the Moto X well behind in benchmark tests however, you&#39;d be hard pressed to spot the difference in every day use - apps and gamings flow along smoothly on both devices.</p> <p>For the extra future-proofing it offers (for even less money), the Nexus 5 takes this round too.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: power" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-performance_3_1.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweaked vs vanilla Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 5, like every Nexus device before it, runs the very latest stock version of Google&#39;s latest mobile OS. Currently that&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 KitKat</a>, and we reckon it&#39;s the world&#39;s best smartphone operating system. Thankfully the Moto X also has it loaded up, straight out of the box.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 KitKat review</a></strong></p> <p>Unlike other manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, Motorola has left vanilla Andorid alone for the most part, mercifully saving us from bloatware and cartoony icons.</p> <p>There are still a few tweaks though, and they&#39;re all actually pretty useful.</p> <p>The Moto X&#39;s most impressive party trick is its always-on voice recognition. Saying &quot;Ok Google Now&quot; fires up Google Now, which you can then use to search your device, the web, open apps and much more, all without having to lift a single finger to touch the screen. Impressive stuff.</p> <p>The Moto X also features Active Notifications which automatically flash up on your screen after it cleverly works out you&#39;re looking at it. Sliding it out for your pocket or giving it a nudge on a table will automatically show you your notifications for example, but there&#39;s more to it than that.</p> <p>Tapping on a notification will show you more details about it, like the subject line and sender of an email and it&#39;s a lot handier than guessing whether or not a flashing LED is a text from your mum or if it&#39;s just another Nigerian Prince asking for your bank account details.</p> <p>The Nexus 5&#39;s stock Android 4.4 KitKat OS is of course fantastic in its own right, and we like the fact that it has Google Now as one if its home screens, just one finger-flick away.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 will also be one of the first devices to get Google&#39;s OS updates, which is something for impatient Android fanatics to consider.</p> <p>Still, for the genuinely useful additions that the Moto X brings to the table (without messing around with the clean stock Android look too much), we&#39;re giving this to the Moto X.</p> <p><em>Winner:&nbsp;<strong>Moto X</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: Android OS" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: Android OS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-and-nexus-4_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh snap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Neither the Nexus 5 or Moto X takes photos that will blow you away (look to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">LG G2</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020</a> if you want really impressive smartphone snaps), but they both take decent shots all the same.</p> <p>The Moto X has a 10MP camera, but those extra megapixels don&#39;t offer much improvement when comparing shots taken with the Nexus 5&#39;s 8MP offering. If anything, the Nexus 5 produces more details even in well-lit conditions.</p> <p>You can however fire up the Moto X&#39;s camera in seconds - all it takes is a quick double-flick of your wrist - which is a handy way to take spontaneous shots regardless of what app you&#39;re in.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its camera app is also easy to use, and you can drag your finger to manually select your focus and metering point.</p> <p>The Nexus 5 is better in low-light conditions as well though, thanks to its built-in optical image stabilisation (OIS), and its frustrating auto-focus problems have thankfully been sorted with an update.</p> <p>While neither phone excels in the camera department, the Nexus 5 wins this round, thanks to its OIS smarts and more detailed shots.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>Nexus 5</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-camera-app_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-camera%20%281%29.JPG?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X &#039;gon give it to ya </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto X serves up some of the best battery life we&#39;ve seen from a modern smartphone to date, and lasts a day with heavy use. The same can&#39;t be said for the Nexus 5, which you&#39;ll need to top up at work if you&#39;re a heavy user.</p> <p><em>Winner: </em><strong>Moto X</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: battery life" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X: battery life" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-in-hand-portrait_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 5 wins this fight for us. You can pick up the 16GB model for the bargain price of US$349 (RM1120), which is a steal for the high-end specs that it offers.</p> <p>With a crisp display, and the promise of bleeding-edge Android updates, the Nexus 5 is the ultimate Android fan&#39;s dream, offered at a price that&#39;s very hard to resist.</p> <p>In contrast, the Moto X will set you back US$400 (RM1335), meaning you&#39;re getting a smaller, lower-resolution screen and less powerful innards, for nearly US$50 (RM215) more.</p> <p>It&#39;s a real shame too, because there&#39;s a lot about the Moto X that we love. Moto Maker&#39;s customisation options are a revolution waiting to happen, and we can&#39;t wait for the service to hit MY, allowing people to stand out among the flock of black and white Android devices.</p> <p>Innovations like Active Notifications and always-on voice control are something we&#39;d like to see in every smartphone, and the X&#39;s battery life is a massive bonus for those of you always reaching for your charger.</p> <p>If the Moto X was a fair bit cheaper then the result could very well be different, but the Nexus 5 wins on bang-for-buck points alone.</p> <p>Having said that, you wont be disappointed if you opt for the Moto X by any means. If you think it offers more for you, then go right on ahead and enjoy it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 best smartphones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X verdict: which is better?" alt="Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X verdict: which is better?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-verdict-2_0.jpg?1391007993" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus 5 vs Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s the battle of the Android standard-bearers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-5-vs-moto-x_0.jpg?1390968329" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/feature#comments Google LG Moto X Motorola Nexus 5 Smartphones Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:17:39 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431743 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 tech companies that leaked their own products http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/5-tech-companies-leaked-their-own-products/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secrecy be damned! These collection of candid gadget makers spilled their own beans prior to launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="5 tech companies that leaked their own products" alt="5 tech companies that leaked their own products" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/eric-schmidt-moto-x.jpg?1376384486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/moto-x-official-all-details/news">Moto X</a> is probably the most leaked gadget in recent memory, with Motorola taking such a lackadaisical approach to confidentiality that even your gran knew the smartphone’s specs before its official launch on 1st August. Google founder Larry Page even tweeted about the X in July, saying he was “very excited” about Motorola’s next launch “having been a tester for a while”.</p> <p>Google CEO Eric Schmidt went one step further by being photographed actually using the Moto X in public on 12th July. We can only surmise that Schmidt, Google and Motorola decided that a “we don’t give a damn” approach to product secrecy was the best way to get consumers salivating about a new smartphone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus Padfone 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One way to beat the leaks is just to pull the product out in front of the press way before it’s supposed to launch, as Asus CEO Jerry Chen did with the Padfone 2. We guess that’s the good thing about being CEO of a tech company – you can just do whatever the heck you feel like and let the marketing people worry about it later. Chen showed off the Padfone 2 to Bloomberg ahead of its launch and seemed to have no problem with the TV cameras whatsoever.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy NX </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On 13th June, Samsung CEO Shin Jong-Kyun <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/get-excited-future-samsung-mirrorless-cameras-may-run-android/news">told the whole world and its mother</a> just what his company was set to launch a week later: “Samsung will release our latest mirrorless camera that runs on Google’s Android software.” You can't really get plainer than that.</p> <p>Lo and behold, on 20th June the Samsung Galaxy NX was revealed to the world. Samsung’s marketing department, who had likely been planning a big “ta-dah! ”reveal for their pioneering product, were left with no surprises with which to entrance the assembled London media – except perhaps the shockingly lacklustre live performance from Will.i.am.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NX" alt="Samsung Galaxy NX" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-nx.jpg?1376384486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 1020 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumia-1020/nokia-lumia-1020-hands-review/feature">favourite cameraphone of all time</a> was leaked way ahead of its launch by Nokia’s Joe Belfiore, who on 8th July posted two photos on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/belfiore/with/9179586182/">his Flickr page</a> that were, according to the metadata, taken by a device called “Nokia Lumia 1020”. Belfiore later set the photos as private, but not before tech sites like <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/8/4503382/nokia-lumia-1020-sample-photo-joe-belfiore-flickr">The Verge</a> had sifted through the data and worked out not only the phone’s name, but the fact that the device could shoot at different resolutions using its 41MP sensor.</p> <p>Did Belfiore make a mistake? We highly doubt it – dollars to donuts this was done deliberately to generate hype in the run-up to the phone’s 11th July launch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Joe Belfiore&#039;s Flickr photo" alt="Joe Belfiore&#039;s Flickr photo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/joe-belfiore.jpg?1376384486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Back in January 2010, a few months before Apple unveiled the iPad to the world, the Wall Street Journal ran <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703580904574638630584151614.html">a story</a> confirming that such a device was real and coming in March. The paper’s source? It was Apple itself, at least according to former Apple employee John Martellaro.</p> <p>In an <a href="http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_apple_does_controlled_leaks/">article for Mac Observer</a>, Martellaro claimed it was Apple policy to unofficially and intentionally leak details of upcoming products to “trusted friends” at major news outlets as a way to build hype. Details are either leaked in person or over the phone and never via email. The idea is to leave no paper trail, ensuring Apple’s reputation for airtight secrecy remains intact, along with the professional integrity of the “friendly” journalist. Apple is truly the <a href="http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Petyr_Baelish">Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish</a> of the tech world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad" alt="Apple iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad_0.jpg?1376384486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 tech companies that leaked their own stuff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eric-schmidt-moto-x.jpg?1376384486" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/5-tech-companies-leaked-their-own-products/feature#comments iPad Lists Lumia 1020 Moto X Padfone 2 Sat, 03 Aug 2013 01:23:36 +0000 Nigel Yap 1425256 at http://www.stuff.tv Moto X official: all the details http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/moto-x-official-all-details/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite pretty much every spec being leaked before launch, Motorola’s flagship phone still holds a few surprises </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X" alt="Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hero-moto-x-04.jpg?1375872402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto X, Motorola’s new flagship smartphone, is finally official.</p> <p>Running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, the Moto X features a 4.7in 1184 x 720 AMOLED display with a 316ppi pixel density. There’s a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory (a 32GB version may be available on selected networks).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Few surprises </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The phone features a voice-activated version of Google Now which constantly listens out for commands (you don’t even need to touch it, or take it out of your pocket) and a camera app that can be accessed by shaking the handset then touching any part of the screen.</p> <p>While most of this information was known long before the launch, either from leaks or from Motorola’s recent Droid event, there are some surprises to be had. For one thing, those who buy the Moto X through US carrier AT&amp;T will be able to customise its design to a dizzying degree: there are two front colours, 18 back colours, seven accent colours (for buttons etc.) and the option to have a message printed on the back. There’ll also be a teak wooden back available later in the year. All Moto X handsets will be built in the US (Texas to be precise), and will be priced at US$199 on all five major carriers.</p> <p>One other surprise, and possibly not a welcome one: the Moto X won’t be hitting the rest if the world. Motorola says, however, there will be devices from the “same family” as the X, and at a lower cost, that will be produced for a more international market.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X wood" alt="Moto X wood" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-x-wood.jpg?1375872402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/moto-x-official-all-details/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/moto-x-official-all-details/news#comments Android Moto X Motorola Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:16:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425235 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X camera specs reveal 10MP snapper http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x-camera-specs-reveal-10mp-snapper/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 60 frames-per-second video recording at 1080p and three microphones for 3D ─ say hello to the Motorola Moto X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Moto X" alt="Motorola Moto X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x_0.jpg?1375317406" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The customisable and much-anticipated Moto X from Motorola may prove to be a bit of a heavyweight when it comes to photography.</p> <p>Leaked specs from Android and Me founder Taylor Wimberley reveal a 10MP Clear Pixel camera designed to enhance low-light shots. There's also what he calls x4HD Video Capture, a system of using four pixels to create one perfect one.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hello, Moto </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's also alleged the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-s-new-droid-trio-hint-moto-x-features/news" target="_blank">Moto X</a> will be able to record full glorious 1080p video footage at - check this - 60fps, with playback dealt at 30fps. Three microphones for 3D audio sound recording round off an impressive roster of specs.</p> <p>Assuming the leaked specs are true, the Motorola Moto X sounds like a smartphone force to be reckoned with, especially as it reportedly has a specially-designed Octo-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 and a display somewhere between 4.3in and 4.7in.</p> <p>Why should you be excited about the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/moto-x-be-unveiled-august-1st/news" target="_blank">Moto X's launch</a> tomorrow? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/x-factor-why-you-should-be-excited-about-moto-x/feature">Here's why</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="https://plus.google.com/110694450299661318989/posts/bJmBKP1SPq5" target="_blank">Taylor Wimberley</a> via <a href="http://techdomino.com/motorola-moto-x-camera-specs-10mp-clear-pixel-sensor-1080p-60-fps-video-recording-with-pixel-binning/" target="_blank">Tech Domino</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-new-logo.jpg?1375317406" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-moto-x-camera-specs-reveal-10mp-snapper/news#comments Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:04:50 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425204 at http://www.stuff.tv