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Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Moto X hits a sweet spot with its user-friendly, always-on software features. At $199, though, it's priced a bit too high for a mid-range phone.

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Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Useful Active Display notification previews
  • Easy to activate Quick Capture mode
  • Smooth overall performance
Cons
  • Moto Maker restricted to AT&T
  • On-contract pricing should be lower

Reviews

82
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 36

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 59
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.722
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
Att, Sprint, T mobile, Verizon, Other
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
4.722
161
Yes
Att, Sprint, T mobile, Verizon, Other

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

60
TylerHilliard
Not getting Marshmallow. Battery degradation is serious.
80
tnsharan
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
50
rajendraj
my expectations were very high but the actual phone does not live up to its...read more
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