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Motorola Moto X - 1st Generation, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Size (LWH): 2.57 inches, 0.4 inches, 4.88 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 780 minutes
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

The Moto X for Verizon is the first smartphone to meet your desire for responsiveness with the best delivery of Google services. It's faster because it hears your voice and responds with Google Now. It tells you what you need to know, even when you're not touching it. You'll also be able to stay informed without constantly turning on your phone thanks to the new ultra-low power notification system.

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The Moto X in black (view larger).

The first expression of the new Motorola, the Moto X for Verizon is the first smartphone to meet your desire for responsiveness with the best delivery of Google services. It's faster because it hears your voice and responds with Google Now. It tells you what you need to know, even when you're not touching it. You'll also be able to stay informed without constantly turning on your phone thanks to the new ultra-low power notification system.

Pick it up, and the Moto X is curved to fit your hand. With a twist of your wrist, it becomes your camera. Use a simple gesture to instantly launch the 10-megapixel rear camera without unlocking the phone. An easy-to-use interface allows you to capture images faster -- just touch anywhere on the screen to snap a photo and quickly shoot a burst of photos. The comfortable Moto X features a custom shaped battery that filled the curved space and powers your Moto X through a whole day.

Running the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, the Moto X is powered by the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, which includes a software optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7 GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor, and a contextual computing processor.

The Moto X has 16 GB of internal storage, and its 2200 mAh battery provides up to 13 hours of talk time and 10 days (240 hours) of standby time.

Never Miss a Shot

The Moto X allows you to go from pocket to picture in just a few seconds, so you'll never miss a shot again. Whether your Moto X is in your pocket or already in use, just twist your wrist twice and it's ready to shoot. And because you can touch anywhere on the screen, it only takes one hand -- and just a few seconds -- to capture a perfect shot. The embedded Clear Pixel technology collects more light and snaps pictures up to twice as fast as other phone's cameras, so you can capture the darkest scenes or stop motion blur in bright light.

The 10-megapixel rear camera has a 16:9 aspect ratio and can shoot video at up to Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 fps (frames per second) with slow motion. It also features auto HDR, a panorama option, photo burst, and a 4x digital zoom.

Touchless Control

The Moto X responds to your voice, without you having to touch it. You just have to say: "OK Google Now" and give it a command. You can check messages, set an alarm, get directions, find out the weather, or do just about anything. With just a little training in a quiet room, your Moto X learns to recognize your voice. Then it knows you, even when everyone's talking at once. And thanks to the super low-power natural language processor, your Moto X is always ready with a quick response.

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Motorola Moto X

Spec Highlights
  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system

  • 1.7 GHz dual-core processor + 400 MHz quad-core graphics processor

  • 4.7-inch touchscreen AMOLED display (720 x 1280)

  • 10-MP rear camera (with Full HD 1080p video)

  • Front 2-MP camera with HD 720p video

  • 16 GB storage + 2 GB of RAM

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 LE + NFC

  • Up to 13 hours of talk time

Active Display

Even when it seems to be sleeping, your Moto X is paying attention. Instead of a blinking light that doesn't actually tell you anything, information quietly appears on the screen. You don't have to wake your phone to look at the time or see your messages. But the active display is also smart enough to know when it's in your pocket or when it's placed face down so it won't deliver notifications, saving on battery power. As soon as you take it out of your pocket or turn it over, it discretely pulses with the time and any notifications you've received.

When you need a little more info, just touch the notification icon and details will appear on the top and bottom of the screen. Drag the icon up and the app associated with the notification will open. Drag the icon left or right to make them all go away.

Smart Extras

Motorola Migrate: Wirelessly your old phone's stuff -- photos, videos, SIM contacts and even your call and text history -- from any Android phone in just a few steps.

Motorola Assist: Recognizes when you shouldn't be bothered, like when you're sleeping or driving. You can set actions and exceptions so that they work exactly how you want them to.

Motorola Connect: Read and reply to texts, and see who's calling your Moto X directly from your computer's Chrome browser. All without ever having to reach for your phone.

Google Drive: Moto X owners get an extra 50 GB of Google Drive storage (on top of the standard 15 GB) free for two years to safely keep and share photos, documents and other files (for a total of 65 GB).

What's in the Box

Moto X; energy efficient charger; Micro USB cable; SIM removal tool; getting started guide

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10-MP rear camera activates with two twists of your wrist (view larger).

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

Fast, fluid, and smooth, the Android 4.2 operating system (nicknamed Jelly Bean) offers effortless movement between home screens -- like turning the pages of a book. And it includes faster orientation changes, quicker switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering throughout your mobile device. And widgets work like magic. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room. When they're too big, widgets resize on their own.

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Browse and download thousands of free and paid apps from around the world via Google Play or the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Smooth Operator. More reactive and uniform touch responses mean you can almost feel the pixels beneath as your finger moves across the screen. .

Live in the Now. With Google Now, you get the right information at just the right time -- before you even ask. It can tell you today's weather before you start your day, or when the next train will arrive as you're standing on the platform. .

Photo Sphere Camera. Snap pictures in every direction -- up, down, and all around you -- and have them come together into incredible, immersive photo spheres that put you right inside the scene.

Smarter Keyboard with Gesture Typing. Just glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift after each word. You don't have to worry about spaces because they're added automatically for you.

Beam Photos and Videos. With Android Beam, you can easily share your photos and videos.

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Google Now.

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The Amazon app suite is one swipe from the device’s main home screen. Sign in using your account.

Seamless Access to Digital Content and Shopping with Amazon App Suite

The Amazon app suite provides seamless access to Amazon digital content and shopping right from your phone’s home screen. Interact with Amazon digital content you already own, access over 23 million games, books, apps, and songs, as well as shop millions of physical products in a single, fully-integrated, and easy-to-use experience.

All the Content

Get instant access to over 23 million games, books, apps, and songs including all of the most popular Android apps and games, over 20 million songs to download or instantly stream, and over one million Kindle books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times best sellers and new releases.

Seamless Shopping

Instantly access Earth’s biggest selection with millions of physical products available to search or browse with the integrated mobile shopping experience, plus all of the benefits of shopping on Amazon, including personalized recommendations, customer reviews, 1-Click ordering, Prime FREE Two-Day shipping on over 15 million items, and more.

Cross-Category Search

Discover Amazon’s full selection of physical products, Kindle books, music, and apps from a single search directly from your phone’s home screen.

Single Sign In

Enter your login just once to access all of Amazon Mobile Shopping, Kindle, MP3, and Amazon Appstore for Android apps, receive personalized recommendations, and interact with the Amazon digital content you already own right from your phone’s home screen.

1-Click Ordering

Quickly and easily purchase new Kindle books, music, apps, and physical products with Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering, which allows you to skip the shopping cart and checkout process by using the default payment method and shipping address on your account.

"Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere"

With apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms, Amazon makes it easy for you to access your content anytime, anywhere, from virtually any device or platform you choose. You can read and sync your Kindle books across any device with the Kindle app installed, including Android phones and tablets, Windows 8 tablets, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

World-Class Customer Service

When a customer shops on Amazon, they know they’re getting Amazon’s world-class customer service. Amazon’s customer service just scored 89 on the ForeSee customer satisfaction score – the highest ever attained by a retailer – as well as the highest rating on the 2012 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, and the J.D. Power Customer Service Champion Award. So far in 2012, Kindle customer service has received a 97.1% satisfaction rate from customers. Customers have been shopping on Amazon for 15 years, and they continue to do so because of the unparalleled end-to-end customer experience.

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.4 x 4.9 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: Moto X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 225 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,139 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Color: Black
I purchased the Moto X as an upgrade from my Galaxy S3. I shopped it against the Galaxy S4, Note 3, iPhone 5S, HTC One X, and 2013 Droid Maxx.

My smart phone history is iPhone->iPhone 3GS->HTC Thunderbolt 4G->Samsung GS3->Moto X. I've also used my wife's HTC 8X extensively.

I'm a fairly advanced user, working largely in the IT field. I've rooted phones in the past, but haven't bothered since the later releases of Verizon's S3 ROMs caught up with most of what I was wanting. I don't expect to root the Moto X. I'm also fairly hard on phones, doing warranty or extended warranty replacements about once a year, usually for a cracked screen or water damage. I run and bike with them in an armband or bike mount, and they often get sweat on, and occasionally get dropped.

When looking for a new phone, I wanted something with good battery life, was VERY responsive, and that felt good to hold and use. I went through three S3's in various states of ROM's, mostly from Verizon, and was never fully satisfied with how responsive or reliable the phone was. After years of using these things, I've finally figured out that I'm just not going to play games on my phone, and that 90% of what I'm going to do is news, audio, e-mail, calendar, notes, text, diet/exercise tracking, camera/video, and social media. Less frequently, I do techie things like RDP, run network tools, use office apps, check IP cameras. Occasionally, I'll watch Netflix or read Kindle. I say all of this so you understand my use model and how it relates to my review. There are a lot of different ways to use phones and reasons to choose them, so the way I use mine heavily informs my opinion.
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Color: Black
**Original Posted Sep 5 on the AT&T Moto X page as a VZW specific page did not exist**

To start with, I have the Verizon Moto X - your network experience may vary, but the phone hardware/software are still relevant.

This is absolutely the best Android phone, and I'd say simply best mobile phone, to date.

Since the Galaxy Nexus, I'm convinced that the plain, unmodified Android 4.x OS is the best way to experience an Android phone. The plain OS is fast, and elegant in design. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Nexus hardware was a bit flakey and dated, and the Moto X was the closest to a Nexus phone I can get for VZW. There are a few Motorola specific apps preinstalled, but they are worth it when viewing the phone as a complete system.

First, the phone itself - I love the design - the size, curve, feel and weight are just right. Even though it's not a hyped up metal case, the phone feels solid and fits nicely in the hand (I've actually had a hard time putting it down). The default Black "weave" color looks awesome. The phone is slightly smaller than the Galaxy Nexus, and shows that the trend of bigger smart phones does not equate to a "better" smartphone - just bigger. The display is certainly large enough, and looks very sharp and bright. More importanly, the Moto X fits easily in any pocket, and likely just about any hand. The phone is very responsive and quick at the OS, application, and network levels (especially if using wireless AC). Voice recognition is spot on, and works even when the phone is "sleeping".
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Color: White
My take on the phone after using it for a day or so.

I am a google fanboy. I have google tattooed on my forearm. I really really wanted this phone to be a stopping point on my endless search for MORE. More power. More ram. More gimmicks. So i bit the bullet and ordered my moto x on partly due to finding a 50 dollar coupon Verizon30.

Speed wise. this thing is smooth. All actions feel extremely quick and responsive. This will be more than perfect for 90% of the people who will undoubtedly purchase this phone.

aesthetically this phone is quite nice. the backing with its little Motorola indent is really nice to hold. it feels soft but durable. its actually quite a pleasure to use for any amount of time.

The screen looks so much more vibrant than my galaxy nexus. and the active display i find to be actually useful. The screen only turns on the pixels it needs to display your notifications so it doesnt use as much battery life as youd think

I Felt i should mention the NO SD Card Slot. I always thought this would bother me. But after the Galaxy nexus i found that i really didnt need it. In a age of subscriptions. I currently have Spotify, Netflix, SiriusXm, and Google All Access, i just dont store that much on my phone or the stuff i fill it with i hardly ever use more of a security blanket in those scarce offline times.

"ALMOST" stock android experience. This is one of the unspoken heros of this phone. Although Verizon has installed their typical bloatware. Motorola itself has not messed with too much. I would have preferred STOCK. this is seriously the next best thing .

Active Display. I love active display.
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