By Mike Crouse
The original Moto X reestablished Motorola in the smartphone realm in 2013 after releasing a plethora of devices under the Android moniker. The Moto X tried to stay as true to the vision Google has for their operating system on a smartphone and not add too much clutter or unwanted applications. This vision lives on in the Moto X 2nd Generation (X2) and Motorola has really stepped up their game in all aspects with this gorgeous device.
Bold and Beautiful
Leather, bamboo and resin are materials you may think of when discussing a sculpture or a piece of fine furniture. Motorola has taken these materials along with a sturdy metal midsection to create a phone that feels substantial, but not heavy in the hand or pocket. The phone is quite the looker as well, especially in the bamboo back plate with white front face or the luxurious black leather option with a black front face. While you cannot judge a book or a smartphone by simply its cover, in this instance you get a very premium feel from the second the Moto X2 rests in your hands. This change in design aesthetics absolutely improves the X2 compared to its predecessor and even bests the Galaxy S5, Note 4, and LG G3, the closest competitors to the X2 in the Android universe. The only current Android device available that potentially trumps the X2 in design is the HTC One M8, which is universally loved for its all metal design and carefully crafted curves. (more…)