Motorola launched their Moto X Android handset in the US last Summer but the UK and Europe has had to wait patiently for the smartphone to cross the pond. Today, the company finally announced the launch of the Moto X here in Europe.
The smartphone, released Feb 1st from £25 on contract at £380 SIM Free, boasts a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display, with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM. On the visual side, you’ll benefit from a 10MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.
“At Motorola our roots are deep in mobile hardware – we invented mobile communications,” says Andrew Morley – Vice President & General Manager, Motorola Mobility UK. “Now, as a Google company, we’ve become the kind of company that can build a 4G smartphone like Moto X. It fuses our history of mobile innovation with the best of Google mobile services.”
Shipping in 16GB or 32GB (available online only) of internal storage, you’ll also get 50GB free Google Drive storage when you sign up – courtesy of Google’s ownership of Motorola. Connectivity includes support for 802.11a/g/b/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR and 4G LTE mobile.
The device arrives with Android 4.4 KitKat already on board and Motorola are making much of the handset’s integrated support for features such as Google Now and voice control – which you’ll find on most new Android handsets. However, Motorola has built out some additional features – a Motorola Connect extension for Google Chrome lets you see and respond to notifications and text messages – right from the desktop. The onboard camera can be activated quickly with two shakes of the wrist and a feature called Motorola Migrate makes it easy to wirelessly transfer photos, texts, SIM contacts, call history and more from your old Android phone to your Moto X – migration from iOS is also supported.