Motorola India has announced that the Moto X(second generation) will cost Rs. 31,999 via the e-commerce website Flipkart and the wood and leather finish model will set you aback by Rs. 33,999/-. The phone is priced similar to it’s unlocked price in US, which is $ 499(nearly Rs. 30,000).
This is the first refresh that the Moto G and Moto X phones have had since Lenovo took over the brand from Google a while back for 3 Billion US $. The Moto X sports a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 resolution Full-HD AMOLED screen with curved metal frame and is powered by quad core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2 GB RAM. The phone has 13 MP rear camera with dual ring camera flash, 2MP front camera, 4K video recording , 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and 16 GB internal storage.
The phone will run Android version v4.4.4 with Motorola’s own set of tweaks which are functional yet non-intrusive like using the new F2FS file system, which is much faster developed by Samsung instead of the conventional EXT4. Also you get the promise of timely Android updates and the phone looks very good. I would recommend it to someone who wants a good looking and stylish phone, while at the same time not compromising on timely Android updates. It is like a Nexus phone with useful subtle tweaks without neglecting the build quality and not to mention that the pricing as compared to the price unlocked in US is very good, considering the fact that most cellphone manufacturers tend to overprice their products in India. This may be due to the Lenovo takeover of the company.
According to me, with this phone Lenovo has a winner. However the great pricing may be played down by now low the older gen was priced. However this is not Lenovo’s fault, with this phone being targeted at the higher side of the market. It will be intriguing to see how this phone competes with the higher end phones.