Moto X Version 2 

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Motorola are one of the most up to date phone manufacturers, they seem to be first to update to the latest version of Android this is 4.4.4 which is still the latest apart from the supposed version 5 available on a very few selected devices.

Motorola Moto X1 UK Sim Free 16 GB Smartphone
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The Moto X Version 2 measures 14x7x1cm the last figure is at the centre of the top and bottom where the headphone and micro USB connections are, at the rest of the edges it is only .5cm, it weights 143grams.

The back is fixed and your Nano SIM goes in to the top and a special pin is provided to allow insertion.

The only other buttons are on the right edge on/off and a larger rocker for volume up and down.

The viewable screen is 11.5x6.5cm, while the screen surround is shiny black the viewable screen is fairly matt blue/black and does not show finger marks excessively. The speakers are fitted in above and below the screen.

This second generation unit is a little larger than its predecessor. The increase in size allows a slightly larger screen described as 5.2inch when using the notional diagonal imperial measurement. This gives a full 1080p image which is bright and clear and the screen is made of gorilla glass.

As the latest version of Android supports touch and gestures so does this offering from Motorola.

Working away inside the unit is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor powering the SmartPhone with the assistance of a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 330 @ 578MHz GPU.  There is 2GB of RAM with a standard 12GB of storage part of this is already used by the things installed before purchase. I had just over 10GB available at the start of my review.

One thing missing is a Micro SD Slot so it is good that it supports an OTG device, you will need to install a File Explorer I use ES File Explorer that is available as a free download from Google Play Store. I have a 64GB OTG device which it read without problem.

While I am probably one of the few that turn a phone on and off I found bootup was 22 seconds and shutdown only 2 seconds.

The camera on the back is 13MP and the front unit for Selfies and Skype etc is 2MP, both took good still images and video.

A full battery recharge from empty took 2½ hours while switched off.

For those upgrading Motorola install Motorola Migrate which allows a painless upgrade process.

The Google App that allows you to speak to it is now improved and even understands me so it must be good or course some of this is down to the quality of the supplied pin hole microphone.

This is available in black or white or even a wooden finish back.

This is a nice quality phone which packs a lot in but is of course a lot more expensive than the the Moto G.

I found the Moto X second generation available from the link below for £415 SIM and delivery free.

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