89
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Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

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

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Moto X review (2014): from also-ran to amazing in one year

The 2014 Moto X is a huge step forward from last year's model, and it's finally equipped to compete with a sea of strong competitors. With an impressive (not to mention customizable) design and some thoughtful software features, this is the flagship phone that Motorola should have made in the first place.

Pros
  • Runs near-stock Android
  • Motorola's additional features are smart and useful
  • Snappy performance
  • Thoughtful, comfortable design
  • Lots of customization options
Cons
  • Cameras are average at best and frustrating at worst
  • Unremarkable battery life
  • Some carrier bloatware
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Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

91
 

Battery life

71
 

Camera

66
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

82
 

Portability (size / weight)

76
 

Durability

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

83
 

How It Stacks Up

88

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88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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