Moto X Hits Oz $549

Written by Oonagh Reidy     17/03/2014 | 15:31 | Category: INDUSTRY

Its been a long wait, but X is coming to Oz.

Moto X Hits Oz $549 The 4.7" AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720 Moto X  is flagged as having "the best of Motorola and Google", and costs $549 in black or white, unlocked.  

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), 10MP rear camera (with 4X digital zoom, burst mode), 2MP front camera with 1080p video, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB standard memory and 2 years 50 GB free storage on Google Drive.  

Moto X supports 4G LTE network of all main telcos - Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.  The pure Android phone - made by Motorola, which until recently was owned by Android creator, Google, runs version 4.4.2, KitKat. 

However, Aussie version of X doesn't have the cool design your own phone feature called Moto Maker.

The new Moto has a curved back designed to fit comfortably in one hand and can be commanded by saying "OK Google Now" - no touching needed. 

Google Now tool tells you stuff you need to know - like the best restaurant, or the weather in your current location.  

"At Motorola our roots are deep in mobile hardware - we invented mobile communications," says John Demezieres, Account Director Motorola Mobility Australia. 

"Moto X fuses our history of mobile innovation with the best of Google mobile services to create experiences that no other smartphone can match."

Motorola Connect extension for Google Chrome lets you see and respond to notifications and texts from your desktop. 

It also has a handy Migrate tool that makes it easy to transfer the contents of an old phone onto Moto X.Although priced at $549, Mobicity is selling it for $649.