Some Moto X owners are curious about what’s new in the new Moto X (Moto X 2nd generation). This post will give you the answer.
First, the official name of the new Moto X is Moto X 2nd generation (Moto X 2nd Gen), not Moto X+1 as rumored. Of course, many may just call it Moto X 2014.
Let’s check the comparison of Moto X 2nd generation vs Moto X 1st generation.
1. Cheaper: Moto X 2nd generation vs Moto X 1st generation
One of the biggest mistake preventing Moto X (1st Gen.) to get the deserved popularity is the stupid pricing strategy for the old Moto X in last year.
Although almost all potential buyers are excited with the unique features in Moto X 1st generation: touchless control (now it is re-branded as Moto Voice), Motorola Assist, Active Display and possible customization (through Moto Maker), they did not become a Moto X owner due to the wrong pricing strategy as analysed in this post: Why Moto X failed to save Motorola?
Moto X 1st generation was packed with middle-range hardware (with best software). The pricing Motorola asked is that for the smartphones with top-notch hardware.
For the new Moto X (Moto X 2nd generation), Motorola apparently corrects this mistake. The most advanced and high quality hardware, with the best (arguable) Android experience, is asking for a cheaper price!
The contract-free, unlocked 2nd generation Moto X (Moto X Pure edition) starts from $499. This is one of the most affordable flagship phones in 2014.
2. Faster: Moto X 2nd generation vs Moto X 1st generation
The new Moto X (Moto X 2nd generation) got a big update in processor and graphics. It is at least 3 times faster than 1st generation Moto X.