Moto X gaming review with pleasing result


The Motorola Moto X smartphone released last year but is only just arriving for some regions such as India and Australia. It has been extremely successful and a real hit with many buyers, because what it lacks in the highest-end specs it more than makes up for in the user experience and affordable price. If playing games is important for you on a mobile device, you might be interested in the Moto X gaming performance review that we have to show you today.

The Moto X is equipped with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM, so how does its gaming experience rate? The YouTube video that you can see below this story is a Moto X gaming review from Fone Arena that will give a good idea of what it has to offer in this respect.

The video shows gameplay from several games on the Moto X and they are Asphalt 8, Riptide GP2, Modern Combat 4, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and Nova 3. After each clip is shown, a score is given for both the graphics and performance. For example for Asphalt 8 it’s awarded a result of 4/5 stars for each. At the end of the review an overall gaming performance rating is given.

We don’t want to spoil your enjoyment of the video below, but suffice to say the result is very pleasing for a mid-range smartphone. Are you considering buying the Moto X? Maybe you already have one and could give us your own score for the device as far as gaming is concerned?


9 thoughts on “Moto X gaming review with pleasing result”

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    Chris Newman says:

    Great information and good to hear, proud owner of a Moto X, but why does almost every website that talks about/reviews the Moto X forget to mention that it’s rocking an Octa-Core processor, Motorola’s “X8 Mobile Computing System?” the cores responsible for the gaming functions of the phone are quad-core.

    “what it lacks in the highest-end specs” My response to that is that if anything, it’s got higher end specs than most phones out there. 🙂

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      TenshiNo says:

      While you are correct that the Moto X is a great phone that doesn’t get its due, you are misunderstanding things when you talk about the phone having “8 cores”. The main CPU is a dual core. I’m not positive how many cores off the top of my head that the addreno 320 has, but 4 sounds likely. And you’re right about the other processing components, but you can’t call it an 8-core processor, since these core belong to different parts of the same SoC. By your logic, most phones are 6-core. The Moto X is a great phone. One of the best Android phones yet, IMO. Too many people get hung up on the “spec war” and decided that the Moto X was a failure because it was only dual core. This people are wrong, and I’m all for correcting them. But let’s make sure we’re not correcting them with more misinformation.

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        Chris Newman says:

        In my opinion, I’d stay away from anything Samsung and here’s why: I previously owned the Motorola Bravo which is a “low end” smartphone, single core 800 MHz processor, which would run every app I threw at it flawlessly whereas almost every app it ran fine I would see reviews of the app by Samsung users complaining about problems with the app, Samsung tablets included. From the s3 and all the way up to the s5 which they have now. If a “high level” smartphone gets bested by a “low end” one then that’s pretty sad in my opinion. :/ Now on to the Moto X. I own one and absolutely love it. The same applies here as well; I run every app flawlessly and totally lag free due to Motorola’s optimizations and the s5, which is one step from the one you want and it lags/has issues that I’ve seen. It has some awesome features: the touch less control where you can say “OK Google now” (sometimes “ok google” or “google now” works) to your phone with it locked and it searches for ya and the active notifications is sweet too. The battery lasts long and even more so now that they updated it with optimizations and it currently runs the latest version of KitKat available, 4.4.2. 🙂 Hope I’ve helped in some way, sorry for the super-long reply and best of luck with your smartphone search.
        Oh, forgot a few things: You can customize it which is great and there are some good phone cases out there that are clear so you can see the customizations. If ya need help finding one, if you choose the Moto X feel free to look at my Facebook page, I have pictures of a clear case and I’ll help ya find one that’s super affordable. Also, it’s made in the U.S.A. which is rare for smart phones. 🙂 Cheers!

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          Cuptake The Boss says:

          What about the Camera, from what I hear the 10 megapixel camera softens the images and they don’t come out that nicely. I am a former galaxy s3 user, and I just thought the one it had was totally amazing despite being only 8 megapixels. Also heard that Moto X had camera issues sorted out after updating the camera software. But my question is this, does the Moto X produce good camera images after the update?

          Sorry for asking too much, but I really would like to know from your own experience what this device is like before throwing in the cash.

          1. Chris Newman says:

            I took the Moto X outside after the camera update and took some pictures alongside with my Canon SX50 HS, took care to have them lined up exactly the same and there was little-to-no difference noticeable between the pictures. It does do much better post update, however, the last picture I took was of my brother sitting in a 2014 Ford Mustang GT California Special in a Ford dealership in Glendale and there was sunlight in the windows which made the light part of the the picture very bright and the subject of the picture somewhat slightly darker than it should’ve been. To me that doesn’t matter much because I have a fun, perfectly functioning phone and when I want to take professional pictures that always come out great I use my Cannon but that’s just me.
            End case scenario: It preforms on par with a top-of-the-line 50 times zoom digital camera but avoid certain lighting situations and you’ll be fine. In reality I should’ve went to the other side of the car and the picture would’ve been fine, I just didn’t want the service desk in the picture and I wanted it to be a side shot. You’re not asking too much at’tall! It’s totally understandable when you’re plunking your hard earned money down. 🙂 This will most likely be my last phone for years to come though since it’s customized and I have no issues with it. Again, best of luck and if you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to ask away. Cheers!

          2. Cuptake The Boss says:

            Thanks for all the help, I’ve been comparing this to the Nexus 5 actually, confused between the 2. But I’d really love to get the Nexus cause of its nice specs and overall great ‘user experience’ that people are talking about. What do you think?

          3. Chris Newman says:

            You’re more than welcome, happy to help. Personally the basically 5 inch screen of the nexus 5 is too big for me. Anything 4.7-4.5 is easily handleable for me but that’s just me. Here’s a few ‘tid bits’ from a website that compares the two phones concerning the specs you speak of and also the camera for the nexus 5 because camera quality is one of your concerns and I’ll tell ya how to find it at the bottom of my post.

            Concerning the “specs and overall great user experience:”

            Taken from the hardware section and I don’t agree with the part above the quote you’ll see below that says the Moto X being the first one to show signs of struggling to keep up as the processors get older because of Motorola’s optimazitions for specific functions of the phone that the nexus doesn’t have and has to run all functions from the main processor:

            “Either way, both devices are very fast and videos, 3D games, and other current generation applications run smoothly on both the Nexus 5 and Moto X.”

            and another highlight taken from the software section:

            “Moto X starts to shine on the software side of things. With the Motorola Migrate feature, it makes transferring over data and information a breeze. It also provides a more innovative approach with its active screen system and implementation of hands-free voice control. One of the highlights for the device was that the processor for the Moto X was designed specifically for the voice search engine of the Moto X which allows it to be “always listening” without consuming your entire battery.”

            Now concerning the camera feature, pay special attention to the second paragraph, it seemed really enlightening since you seem concerned about the camera quality:

            “The Moto X offers interesting features such as being able to activate the camera simply by shaking the device twice. In addition, the camera on the Moto X has a backlit sensor which offers much better photo quality when shot in low light conditions.

            Unfortunately, the Nexus 5 has been plagued with a bunch of camera issues since its launch that have been the target of the majority of updates being rolled out by Google. While the situation has improved, it is a far cry from the quality of the Moto X camera. ”

            Again, sorry for the lengthy reply, I’ve always been a thorough person. One if my annoying faults I guess. 😛
            Alright, here’s how to get to the website where you can read up more on it and decide for your self. After all, the ultimate decision is yours. 🙂

            Go to androidpit’s main website and it should be the article at the top of the page,”Moto X vs. Nexus 5: Battle of the Google devices” and if you don’t see it then enter this into the search bar and it should be the first result: “Moto X vs. Nexus 5”

            Best of luck and enjoy your new device. 🙂


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