Close to nature
Design and display
The Motorola Moto X Wood Back grabs the eyeballs with its natural looking back panel made of real wood. In addition to the regular version, Motorola has launched three natural colour variants of Moto X Wood Back in India, Ebony, Teak and Walnut. If critics are to be believed, the device looks more gorgeous in person than in picture.
Specification-wise, the Moto X features a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display with a density of 312ppi, and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass for extra safety.
Configuration and UI
Under the hood ticks a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, accompanied by Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM, making the device powerful enough to handle anything you throw at it. It runs Android v4.2.2, toppled with customized UI offering a range of useful and efficient features.
The Moto X responds to your voice commands. You just need to say 'OK Google Now' to wake-up the device to accept your commands. You can turn-on the camera by twisting your wrist twice, and the sleep screen updates itself to the notification in a battery-friendly mode. A range of such smart features follows to make the device as unique as it looks.
Camera and storage
As said, you can turn on the camera by twisting your wrist twice. What unveils is a 10-megapixel Clear Pixel technology laden camera with 16:9 aspect ratio and features like 1080p videos at 30fps, Auto HDR, Panorama, burst mode, tap to focus etc. It also features a 2-megapixel front camera to facilitate selfies and video calling.
The Moto X Wood Back comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage but lacks an expansion slot to support memory cards.
Connectivity and Battery
Connectivity-wise, the Moto X shines with 3G. LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n - Dual antennas, Bluetooth v4.0, micro USB 2.0, GPS etc. In addition, the Motorola Connect feature lets you operate the device directly from your computer. The show is fuelled by a 2,200mAh battery that claims a talk time of 13 hours on 2G.
The Motorola Moto X Wood Back not just looks good but stands as a performer on every front. Be it camera, processing, connectivity or UI, the device doesn't let you down. The Wood Back design makes the device flauntable and feels sturdy in hand. The Moto X is a device worth owning, and the Wood Back version deserves that extra cost.