Update: The Moto X 2014 was unveiled and released in the autumn of 2014, you can take a look at all of our Motorola deals here!

Let’s face it; Motorola hasn’t been the company at the top of the smartphone pile for a long time now. The likes of Apple, Samsung and HTC have dominated the market over the past few years, leaving the former number one mobile company fighting for scraps. But now Motorola is ready to fight back.

After releasing the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E, Motorola has thrown itself back into contention as one of the best smartphone manufacturers on the market. Make way for the Moto X 2014, the follow up handset for the hugely successful Moto X.

But what can we really expect from the Moto X 2014? Will it prove to be a bigger success than its predecessor? Let’s find out!

X-tra Specs?

Motorola has always impressed with its spec sheet, even back in the days of the Motorola StarTAC. Thankfully the Moto X 2014 doesn’t quite have the same basic specs as the ‘90s handset, but it does have the same aim: to please.

Featuring a 5.2” Super AMOLED display, the Motorola X 2014 is the first handset made by the company to feature a 1080p screen, meaning it’s the sharpest and most detailed smartphone from Motorola yet. This means that you’ll have an ideal smartphone for watching all of your favourite shows or films on; equally, it’s perfect for that 3 hour YouTube binge which inevitably ends in watching cat videos back to back before bed time.

A Snapdragon 800 chipset accompanies 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a quad-core 2.3GHz processor. This makes the X 2014 a tremendously powerful smartphone, especially considering its mid-range price tag.

Also, a very handy 2900mAh battery tops off the spec sheet, helping avoid that low battery panic which arises almost each and every day with most modern smartphones.

Moto X+1 rumours

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Motorola Camera Phone

Motorola has never been a big name in cameras, but then again it’s hardly ever been a major stumbling block for its handsets either. That said, we’ve seen a lot of effort go into the X 2014’s camera, upping from the 10 megapixel snapper found on the Moto X to a 13 megapixel lens this time around.

There’s more improvement on the front of the handset as well, with the 2 megapixel lens from the X keeping the same specs, but improving with its software, making it one of the best selfie cameras on the market. We guess it’s safe to say that Motorola has moved on from the VGA efforts of the Razr V3 days!

Moto X 2014 Features

When it comes to the MotoX 2014, it’s not all about the handset’s specs. With the phone also accompanied by the Moto 360 smartwatch, you can make sure you also get a slice of Motorola’s smartwatch action.

With Moto 360 integration built into the X 2014, it means we get a great way to beam notifications to our wrists, as well as track our trips to the gym, similar to Health on Apple’s iOS 8.

Also, the Moto Maker feature that rocked the US has also made its way to the UK with the Moto X 2014. The feature lets you design your very own handset, from picking the material it’s built with to adding your own signature to the device. No longer will you be the guy with just another phone- you’ll be the guy with his own custom designed smartphone!

Could the Moto X+1 and Moto 360 be best buddies?

Moto X 2014 Release Date & Price

Perhaps one of the greatest things about the Moto X 2014 is its price tag, which is based firmly in the mid-range market despite its flagship competitive specs. Registering for less than £300, the Moto X is sure to be a hit if you’re going sim-free. Alternatively,  if you’re after a contract you can expect to pay around £25-30/month (depending on your tariff, of course) for the X 2014.

Of course, if you plan on investing your cash in a new smartphone from Motorola, you can always check out our other Motorola deals here!