The Motorola Moto X Review Rises Like The Phoenix


Several weeks ago, I had a couple of initial reviews of the new Motorola Moto X (AT&T) smartphone, and I was really excited to get the ball rolling on a thorough test of this great little device. But I hit a snag...

I lost the smartphone!

To my horror, I couldn't find the phone because I let it sit for 2 days and the battery (which actually has great performance) was dead as a doornail. Calling the phone wouldn't help me one bit. I put the Moto X in such a great place, I couldn't find it after tearing my whole house apart and searching my "man bag" twice.

For the past month, I have been haunted by the feeling that it was somewhere close. I've never lost a smartphone (or anthing else of great value), and something just didn't "feel" right. I had a strange feeling that it was somewhere close to me.

A couple of days ago, I reached in my man bag to look for something, and would you guess what my hands accidentally felt in one of the inside compartments? It was the Moto X! You can only imagine how much of a lunk head I felt like, discovering that the smartphone was with me the entire time it was "lost"!

I immediately jumped back on this phone, quickly discovering why I love this device so much. It has such a clean appearance and feel, and is made like the rugged device that it was advertised to be. Having the power and volume buttons on one side is so refreshing. And operating the device is unlike any other I've tested.

The reason?

It's free of bloatware. Motorola has definitely snuffed out most of the competition on this fact alone. You don't have to wade through tons of extra add-on apps that you'll never use, the types that only advertise for extra services that you don't really need. That's quite refreshing.

And the operating system functions incredibly fast as a result. You're never running a pile of useless applications in the background, so the phone can load and run your apps much more efficiently.

The display on the Moto X is absolutely wonderful. The graphics are extremely sharp and brilliant, video content runs as smooth as butter, and the basic layout just looks wonderful.

The built-in notification sounds are not annoying like many other devices which can be downright intrusive. You don't have to fumble through the notification sounds to calm the phone down and force it not to drive you up the walls.

All of this adds up to a quality user experience. I've already made the recommendation that this would be a great first smartphone device for anyone, but also a good choice for someone who isn't focused on having a pile of quirky extras that muddle up your general usage.

I'm going to jump back in the saddle and finish my test of this device and give the final report very soon. Look for it in the coming week!

Carlton Flowers
Absent-Minded Tech Professor



Motorola Droid RAZR Penny Sale At Amazon!


Okay Verizon people, there's a pretty decent sale going on right now in the Verizon Amazon Wireless store for the Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone. You can pick one up with a 2-year contract for only one cent, with your choice of black, white, or even purple!

I'm not a huge fan of Verizon, simply due to the fact that AT&T coverage is better in Mid-Missouri (among other things). But if you are a Verizon customer, you can't go wrong with this deal if you are in the market for an upgrade.

The Moto RAZR is a decent handset, and it's seemingly built to last. Durability is an important factor for smartphones in my book, because I am very hard on phones. Therefore, I can say that the RAZR would be a safe bet for the 2-year time period you would be contracting to use the service.

The RAZR sports respectable specs, too. It has a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a brilliant 4.3" Super AMOLED Advanced display, 16GB of internal storage, an 8Mp rear camera, 1080p HD video, and a front-facing 1.3Mp 720p camera for video conferencing.

It will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network, and will also even feed other devices with its data streaming mobile hotspot capability. That means you can use this device to feed high speed internet to your laptop or tablet computer.

Overall, you're not going to go wrong with this device. Motorola is a trusted name in the tech industry, and they have a solid foundation in manufacturing cell phone devices that last. They will probably continue their success with this device and many more.

Hit the link or click the piture and grab one of these now while the one cent sale is on. You never know how long they'll last!

Carlton Flowers
Gadget Deal Hunter


Grab your Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone for only one penny with a 2-year contract through Verizon Wireless at the Amazon store! Offer good while supplies last, and no guarantee of how long the sale will be available. Surf the internet at blazing 4G LTE speeds on the Verizon network and enjoy one of the most iconic brands in cellphone history with your Droid RAZR smartphone!