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Motorola Moto X UK release date confirmed as February 1

Luke Johnson


Motorola Moto X
Motorola Moto X

Having launched in the US last August, Motorola has confirmed that the flagship Motorola Moto X is now heading to the UK in February.

Following the recent success of the Motorola Moto G, a handset crowned Product of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards, the US smartphone manufacturer has today revealed that the more premium Motorola Moto X will also be brought to British shores after a lengthy delay.

As well as being brought to the UK, the Motorola Moto X will also be on the receiving end of a wider European rollout starting February 1.

The Moto X will be offered at O2 and Amazon SIM-free for £380. Alternatively you can sign up fr a two year contract at Phones 4u and Carphone Warehouse, getting the handset free on a £25 per month tariff.

For the first three months, the white Moto X will be available as a Phones 4u exclusive.

"At Motorola our roots are deep in mobile hardware - we invented mobile communications," said Andrew Morley, Vice President and General Manager at Motorola Mobility UK. "Now, as a Google company, we've become the kind of company that can build a 4G smartphone like Moto X. It fuses our history of mobile innovation with the best of Google mobile services."

Lining up at 10.4mm thick and 130g in weight, the Motorola Moto X is a 4.7-inch Android handset that, upon launch in the US featured a number of customisation options, from colour schemes to construction materials.

Although the phone’s 4.7-inch AMOLED display’s 1280 x 720 pixel HD resolution is far from the most visually impressive on the smartphone scene, the Motorola Moto X’s overall specs sheet sees the device become a reasonably strong offering.

The Motorola Moto X features list sees a 1.7GHz dual-core processor line up alongside 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and an Adreno 320 GPU.

With a 10-megapixel rear-mounted camera partnered with a 2-megapixel secondary snapper up front, the Motorola Moto X’s specs sheet is rounded off by Google’s Android OS and a sizeable 2200mAh Lithium-Ion battery.


January 14, 2014, 9:50 am

Please find out if the £380 is for the usless 16gb or useful 32gb version. It is very late in the game & with MWC 3 weeks after launch Motorola will NEED to reduce prices dramatically to sell.


January 14, 2014, 10:51 am

A month or so ago l could have got this phone but UK only had moto G. Now am waiting for the Sony Xperia Z1 compact. Better camera, smaller screen, quadcore, etc yet only a £100 quid more than the Moto X. Motorola may just b late on this one.

Kevin Muldoon

January 14, 2014, 7:57 pm

Have Motorola forgot they are a Google company?

Why would they try to market a device that is beat by the Nexus 5 in every department (except maybe the camera) for a higher price than the Nexus 5?

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