The topic of buyer’s remorse is certainly more prevalent in this day and age. A phone comes out, and days later a better, faster (and maybe cheaper) device hits the market. So are you sure you made the right choice?
When it comes to the Moto X, the answer is always “yes.” As our favorite phone of 2013, Motorola proved you didn’t need the latest specs or largest screen to be the best. The company followed that same formula late last year, creating a device that improved on the original in every way. The design was more refined, the specs were bumped up, and the software was smarter.
Four months after our review hit, our opinion of the device has changed very little. That is to say, if the Moto X is on your radar, purchasing it now wouldn’t be a poor choice.
There are some big phones on the horizon, sure—there always will be. But the Moto X provides a kind of experience that’s almost timeless. You can still pick up the 2013 model and still be satisfied, and that’s mainly due to Motorola’s software, which can still be considered underrated.
We don’t feel like the screen has held up particularly well – it wasn’t the best when we first reviewed it as it was – but it’s larger than the previous version, which we appreciate, and the overall design is more premium than the Moto X from 2013. Both the wood and leather options are the way to go, though Moto Maker will still let you go wild with your own color options.
Although we’re on the cusp of an Snapdragon 805 and Snapdragon 810 endemic, the Moto X is still plenty fast, so that’s not an issue whatsoever. And because some 2014 Moto X’s already have Android 5.0 Lollipop, the experience is smoother than ever. Not only that, but battery life, which wasn’t bad to begin with, has improved by adding a few extra hours in our testing.
If you haven’t figured out by now, we’re still big fans of the Moto X (2014), even with bigger, faster competition on the market. It’s been a joy to use over the past four months, and I don’t expect that’ll change anytime soon.