Motorola’s much-hyped Moto X smartphone is finally making its way to Singapore stores, months after it first went on sale in the United States.
The Android phone will come with its much-talked about voice instructions, which let you get directions and set alarms by simply saying “Okay Google Now”. Another selling point is its unique curved back that has its fans.
However, the Moto X shipping in Singapore does not seem to come with some of the customisations seen in the US, where you can specify, say, the front and back covers on your phone. In Singapore, the Moto X will come in either black or white.
The mid-end phone will cost S$568, without any mobile subscription contract, the company said today. It will be out in Singapore in May.
Motorola being a Google company now, you’ll also get 50GB of online space on Google Drive. In exchange, of course, you give up the microSD card slot that is common on many Android phones. The modest 16GB onboard storage is all you got for your music library and Korean dramas.
What may be interesting is Motorola’s X8 engine, which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor. Presumably, that helps with the language capabilities on the phone and its other touted smart features.
The Moto X isn’t too poorly spec’d – it comes with 2GB RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G – but it will face tough competition in a crowded market.
With a 4.7-inch screen featuring 720p resolution, it has neither the sharpest nor the biggest display around. Good thing is it might be more pocketable because of its smaller size.
UPDATED at 23/04/2014, 1728 hours with availability information for Singapore.