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Motorola Moto X5: huge 5.9-incher Fullview and four cameras

In a huge step-up to the game, Motorola Moto X5 is set to spark a new life into this 5th generation of Moto X.

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Moto X started all the way back in 2013 and coming up to its 5th edition, there’s a lot of things that was changed to keep up with the times.

But first things first, let’s do a quick throwback at Moto X4 that was released in October last year:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~424 ppi pixel density
  • IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 508 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP+8MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with LED flash
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.0 OS
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2017 release date
  • 20,999 Indian Rupee or ~ USD 325 estimated price tag

Moto X4 is indeed a premium for its price, but you will get a sturdy 5.2-inch smartphone with an IP68 rating and mid-range hardware with a great dual primary camera.

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Expected to be released in a couple of months, Moto X5 was just leaked all over the Internet and here’s what you can expect from it:

  • 5.9-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • IP68 certified - dust/waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Front/back glass and aluminium frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Octa-core processor and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP (f/1.8, 1.4 µm, PDAF, dual pixel) + 8MP (f/1.8, 1.12 µm, no AF) primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Dual 16MP+8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Q2 2018 expected release date

For starters, the Moto X5 will be huge. The 5.9-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen will be intimidating for some, and it does take some time to get comfortable holding a smartphone this big.

Coming with Fullview display, it does follow the trend going into 2018. There’s also the IP68 certification that makes it dust and water-proof as well. Making it more durable will come in the form of Gorilla Glass 3 protection. To round it all off, the metal body will make it even more attractive than ever.

Moving on to what’s under the hood of the Moto X5, it remains a mystery until now. The only thing that we were told, is that it will be sporting an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. 

The highlight of the show will be on its four cameras. With dual camera setup getting more and more recognition (and fans), why stop at just the primary camera or selfie camera? Why not have both ends with their own dual camera – hence a four-camera setup. That’s exactly what you will get with a dual 12MP+8MP primary camera and a dual 16MP+8MP selfie camera combination. This is really a game-changer, as you get to take great looking photos with it. 

Having said that, you will then need to be concerned with its storage. High-quality photos can sometimes take up to 10MB size and more, and it won’t take long before storage becomes full. Thankfully, there’s an option to go for either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Even then, you can easily add up to an additional 256GB via the microSD expansion slot.

The latest Android Oreo 8.0 will be available right out of the bat, so no worries there.

Battery-wise, it gets a nice upgrade now coming up to 3300 mAh battery capacity. Shouldn’t be a problem to power up the Moto X5 for a full day of use.

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Conclusion:

Motorola Moto X5 is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, starting with its huge 5.9-inch Full HD IPS screen and Fullview display, great looks, great protection, amazing four cameras and the latest Oreo operating system for maximum effect.

Motorola Moto X5 is expected to be released in the coming months. With no estimated price tag revealed yet, you can expect to pay premium for this smartphone.

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