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The new Moto X gets a larger screen, leather backs, and a 4K video cameraMotorola's newest Moto X has a 5.2-inch OLED 1080p screen, a 13-megapixel camera that can shoot 4K video, and the hands-free Moto Voice now lets you customize your commands, too. Did we mention the optional leather back?
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Scott Stein here in Chicago looking at the new Moto X. A year ago the Moto X came out, and it was an affordably priced and well featured phone. Plus you could talk directly to it without having to touch anything. The new Moto X is $99 on contract, but it's $499 off contract. So it's really affordable compared to other phones, but it keeps a premium feel. It has new backs on it, now, Moto customization features before have included different colors in wood, there are new woods, and even leather back options. Now there are also new software features. Moto voice can be customized to your particular voice commands and triggers, so you can say, okay Jess Scott. And it'll start listening to me, or whatever you want to put into it. There's a new one-tap notification system that shows display at a glance, your messages, your calendar appointments. And there's also a Snapdragon 2.5gHZ processor in here, a 5.2" 1080p OLED display, and the camera's been upgraded to 8 megapixels and, it's connected to voice commands as well. You could say. Okay take a selfie when you're in camera mode and it'll do that. The new Moto X has a 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera and 4K UHD video recording. The Moto X runs pure Android and it is guaranteed for upgrade for Android L, so you've got that same clean interface as before plus Moto's own suite of voice commands and apps. I like the glance, and voice, and car assistant. The Moto X comes in 16 or 32 gigabyte storage capacities and promises 24 hours of battery life. But if you want even more, Motorola is selling a Powerpack Micro that works with any phone, actually. It's a quick charge battery that gives eight hours of power. Plus it has an ability to find your lost phone through a Motorola Connect app. The new Moto X still feels really nice to hold. They didn't go super large with the screen. Five point two is not a huge leap in screen size. It feels good, though, and it is probably one of the coolest back designs that I have seen on a phone recently. The new Moro X is going to be available soon, and it is compatible with the Moto Bluetooth headset that will work with those voice commands. I am Scott Stein, and that is a quick look at the new Moto X from Motorola