Motorola Moto X - 2nd Generation (Verizon)
With portable devices becoming a more important part of any tech company’s bottom line, consumers benefit from increased competition. In the case of the Moto X, Motorola created a phone that won the praise of many critics. When the company was sold to Lenovo, people wondered if the Moto X was dead. With the second iteration of the Moto X, Lenovo shows that it’s interested in growing, and improving, its business.
The second generation Moto X blows up to a 5.2-inch phablet, offering a sharper, clearer and all around better viewing experience than its smaller predecessor. The X ditches the previous generation’s plastic frame and uses a much more durable metal frame; for Verizon users, customizable case backings which include real wood are available. Also interesting is the phone’s LED flash which is arranged in a ring around the 13 megapixel camera, much like flashes favored by professional photographers.
While the X uses a customized version of Android KitKat 4.4, many have applauded the changes are subtle and actually enhance the user experience. The only downside is the phone has a slightly lower battery life than other large format Android phones.