The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel.
But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, it offers interesting features like the ability to access Google Now through voice alone, but simply talking to Google.
When it comes to Android phones, John and I are difficult people to please. He played around with it far more than I did, and found it to be an excellent option for those in the market for an Android handset. He spent a few weeks with it paired to the Moto 360 and seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.
I also found it impressive in terms of initial impressions, with the voice activated Google Now option filling a hole in my heart that Siri has yet to address.