What do they say, practice makes perfect? In the smartphone world, that adage has been adapted to mean iteration. Apples has been on a fairly consistent cycle since the beginning and even Samsung and others have fallen into smaller steps and more minor changes each time around. It’s not that they don’t have a massive effect, because they do. Motorola went a different route with the X last year. Personalization and refinement of the experience seemed to be the goal, but the device couldn’t quite cut it. Enter the 2014 model and things are better all around, point for point. Iterate they did and it’s paid dividends in a premium phone that is certainly their flagship for 2014.
Plastic has been suplanted by metal and leather (or other), processing has seen a jump, and the phone is bigger and better in every way. I’m not a huge fan of non-upgradable storage, so Motorola is letting me down in this department, but with a decent battery, a 32GB version and a Pure Edition, there’s plenty to think about. I’ll let you read through the entire SlashGear review, but my limited hands-on time with the device didn’t yield any different impressions.