Flipkart goes all guns blazing with exclusive Moto-X launch for 23,999

Is Moto X the best buy right now read more to find out….

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Flipkart revealed that the Motorola’s 2013 flagship smartphone would be available in five color variants, while the wood back versions walnut & teak will be retailing at Rs. 25,999.

Flipkart also confirmed in response to a query on Twitter that the 32GB variant of the Moto-X has not been planned for the country and the e-commerce website will only be selling the 16GB model of the Moto-X in India.

In addition to above, Flipkart has revealed that the Moto-X will go on sale during the day, and will not be a midnight release. About the color variants, the online retailer has confirmed that the Black and White color variants of Moto X will be in stock on March 19, while other color options will be available on pre-order.

The Moto-X launch comes a few weeks after the very successful launch of budget smartphone Moto G in the country, also via Flipkart.

Moto-X Review Should You Buy it @ Rs. 23,999

Features & Details:

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Launch Date: Aug 2013

1). Operating System: Was launched with Jellybean 4.2 now comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat (yet to see whether the Indian Version comes with KitKat out of the Box)

2). The 4.7″ AMOLED (RGB) / 720p HD (720×1280 pixels) the 316ppi pixel density makes the display quite sharp but not the best while we have 1080p on most high-end devices like Nexus 5

3). Corning® Gorilla® Glass (Good for Scratch resistance)

4). 1.7Ghz Processor Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon processor – Not great but can manage all the tasks well

5). 2 GB RAM (Good for multitasking, you don’t need more at this stage of Android development)

6). Quad-core Adreno 320 GPU

7). 10MP Rear Camera(Quite Capable and can click good low light shots

8). 2MP Front Camera

9). 16GB storage (which is non-expandable)

10). Battery capacity: 2200mAh ( Will make through the day easily with moderate to heavy usage)

11). Colors: Black, White, Royal Blue, Red, Walnut, Teak, Turquoise

**Customize Your Moto-X – no confirmation is there on this from Flipkart

Design It comes with a curved back. It’s comfortable. It’s easy to grab and use. Once you get a hold of it, you will like it; it is one of the best in the current smartphones. The 4.7-inch display, the thickness of the device and the matte finish on the back, the Moto-X doesn’t exactly have a non-slip grip to it, but it stays in your hand and not fumble easily like the plastic back cover phones usually Samsung ones.

Touch less Control: With just a little training in a quiet room, your Moto-X learns to recognize your voice. You just have to say: “OK Google Now” and give it a command. As a function of kitkat, it is also available with Nexus 5 and LG G2 and other Kit Kat devices

Active Display: Moto-X is always ready to tell you what you need to know. Information quietly appears on the screen so that you don’t always need to check your phone.

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Performance

The performance of the Moto-X might initially seem like it wouldn’t be all that great, given that the phone runs on a Dual-core Snapdragon 1.7GHz Krait processor.  It seems crazy because Quad-core is pretty much the standard now, even for a phone released in late 2013.

However, the processor is snappier in Moto-X and software is optimized to run it well. There are some instances where loading pages or e-mails takes a few micro seconds longer, but the slower response time is infrequent and shouldn’t be seen as a deal-breaker. The performance of the GPU   is great. On Some of the common Benchmarks which give a indicator of relative performance, it scores closer to Nexus 4 and somewhere between S3 & S4 and in some benchmarks very close to S4 with Snapdragon 600.

Benchmarking Scores

Antutu Score: Moto-X 19031 while Samsung S3 had 15540 and Galaxy S4 had 24716

GLBenchmark: 2.5 Egypt (1080p off-screen): Moto X 43 and Samsung S4 43

Quadrant: Moto-X 9018 and Samsung S4 12034 & Samsung Note 2 5916

Hope some of the above comparison shows that it is good in performance compared to its peers but synthetic benchmarks are not a true reflection of the performance of the device alone. We find Moto-X to be a snappier and well-designed phone.

Conclusion:

Flipkart has launched it @ 23,999 which we think is a little higher compared to performance/rupee that they offered with MOTO G @ 12,999 which made it a raging success in India. Comparable phones in the same price range are Nexus 4, Gionee Elife E7 (16 GB)(great hardware specs).

Gionee Elife E6, Xolo Q 3000(slightly cheaper) can be explored and if you can up the budget then we have Nexus 5 16GB which offer tremendous value for money. Having said this Moto-X is a great phone if you like the design and feel of the product go ahead and give it a go.

Value for Money – We give it 3.8 Stars rating out of 5.0

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