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The Google Motorola Moto X – Sleek, Vivid, & Powerful

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The Moto X by Google has become the newest addition to our family tree, next to our new German Shepherd puppy. What I mean is we use our smartphones a lot. We do use another phone but for our Android phone we have taken the Moto X as our pick. This powerful, yet sleek, thin, and very functional smartphone is great for everything we need and is even better for people who are always on the go and need to stay connected. Its super thin profile fits nicely into any pant, suit, or jean pocket with ease  and for living in Southern California where the sun shines all the time, it’s light and unnoticeable in shorts and other lightweight clothing pieces.

The Moto X is a great all around phone available now for use with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers. Anyone can get their own Moto X through Moto Maker which is great for those who love to customize and add their own style and flavor to anything they touch. Moto Maker allows the choice of 30 different backside choices allowing for thousands of combinations to make any phone as unique as truly possible. And the Moto X is the only Smartphone assembled in the U.S.A.

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Moto Maker
The Moto X comes in so many options for choices of the backside. You can go with a truly natural backing that uses a protected real wood with beautiful grain finish that come in a bamboo, walnut, or teak finish. And for those who have a specific color in mind there are over 25 color options that include purple, green, blue, mint, teal, navy, olive, turquoise, royal blue, and spearmint, orange, golden yellow, red, cherry, violet, lemon lime, crimson, blush, cabernet, and raspberry. And for those who want no color and a neutral palette choices include a smoke, slate, woven black, woven white, cement, black, or chalk color finish.

After you select your back you get the choice of a white or black front face. Next move on and choose from 10 different colors to highlight the polished anodized aluminum accents for the buttons and camera lens frame and add your name to the startup screen and choose a case if needed. You can also preset you wallpaper background and add on your Google Account so your phone is ready to go upon delivery and unboxing.

Google+ On Moto X Android Smartphone

The Moto X has 2 memory options to choose from which include a 16GB and 32GB option. If you need more option take advantage of a Google cloud drive to store any additional files that can be accessed from any computer as needed.

What I find to be the best feature of any smartphones is its size and build. The Moto X is small yet packs a sharp AMOLED 4.7 inch 720×1280 pixel screens that fills the phones surface, yet fits nicely into my hand. It’s not too wide or to thick allowing me to slip it in and out of my pocket. And when I need to snap a quick picture the Moto X is easy to pull out and by just twisting my wrist twice I am ready to capture anything by activating the camera screen instantly. And it’s great for viewing videos or playing games which is great for the kids or for when I want to read or spend some time by the pool or waiting in line at Disneyland, Universal Studios, Seaworld, Knotts, or somewhere else with lines. Line, lines, lines,, time, time, time. The Moto X is there without getting in the way.

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What is also super important is a camera that works great. The Moto X has the features of a great camera phone, but also the hi-def for a great video camera. The Moto X uses Clear Pixel technology that allows picture capturing up to twice as fast as other phones’ cameras by collecting more light. This helps in dark scenes and prevents motion blur in bright light making quick photo taking easy.

I’ve snapped many great day photos without having to take more than one picture stopping me from having to waste time picking from the best. This is super convenient when on the go or dealing with kids while trying to get a great photo of the kids to share in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Some of the phone’s features:

  • 10MP with 16:9 aspect ratio, 4x digital zoom
  • 1080p HD video at 30fps with slow motion
  • Auto HDR, Panorama, Photo burst
  • Tap to focus
  • Flick your wrist with phone in hand to quickly bring up camera for quick shots
  • 2 Megapixel front facing-screen for great selfies.

Motorola Moto X Assist
A great feature to the Moto X is Motorola Assist. This option configures to your voice and also suggests actions to automate tasks, based on how you plan to use your device. Some options include automatically replying to texts when driving, silencing the ringer during meetings, and no more bothers during sleep time.
Tip: Visit the Play Store to get the latest version of Motorola Assist to get full benefits.

Moto X Assist features Include:

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Driving – adjust the phone to react differently when driving.

  • Announces who is calling you out loud
  • Reads received text messages out loud
  • Resumes music playback
  • Answer calls hands-free
  • Prompts you for a text message quick reply for people who are calling or texting you
  • You can now customize your quick reply in driving mode

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Sleeping – adjust your phones attention settings during sleep hours.

  • Silences your phone

Meeting – phone will hold calls and silence it during meeting times preset in your schedule.

  • Silences your phone
  • Sends auto-replies via text messages to missed calls from Favorites
  • You can now customize your auto-reply in meeting mode

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The Moto X packs great features like a Motorola X8 CPU (QUALCOMM Snapdragon S4 Pro Dual Core processor) and 2 GB of Ram. Sensors included are GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Turn-by-turn navigation, Nano-Sim, Adreno 320 graphics and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (maximum of 12GB for user). It is also running the OS Android KitKat 4.4.2 which makes this phone run like a breeze. Thanks to Google the functionality and apps is amazing through the Play Store.


By setting your voice you can ask your pohone to do things without even having to pick it up. By saying “Ok Google Now” then your command, your smart phone ‘has really become smart. The usefulness of the Moto X is great.

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Google is always on demand to best assist with any question simply by just asking aloud. For Microsoft Office users like ourselves, we can access and carry files we need and work and access them via our phone and we can also have printing setup for the home from our phone.

Features of Moto X

The Moto X is a great phone. Great size, weight, bright and the camera is great. Lets me do what I need to do, without becoming a burden to carry. With kids its important to reduce bulk, but at the same time making sure what we carry is useful and the Moto X does it all for us.

So, we are excited to share a few things right now. First is this simple and fun little recipe to celebrate the Buggy Night Story App and the wonderful colors and graphics and come along with it.

One thing I use my phone a lot for is taking photos of food. From uploading to my social channels to working on campaigns as a blogger I am using my phone for it all. I enjoy creating unique and fun new recipes so inspired by Buggy Night I created a fun vegetable patch complete with mini bugs. It’s a fun snack idea and is fun after exploring with your family!

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I wanted to make this snack filling and full of things that my kids already love. I started first with my favorite egg salad recipe. I also used my mandolin for slicing a large cucumber.

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It’s a super simple snack so just roll up your cucumber with the egg salad!

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I really liked the idea of topping it with things you’d find in the garden. The mini cranberries are the bugs in the veggie patch. You can top these with anything you have that’s fresh from the garden!

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We also have ONE Motorola Moto X to give-a-away. It comes in this cute setup and includes the phone, instructions, changer, cord (NO OEW BOXING). It is a new phone just  insert your AT&T Nano-Sim and you are ready to go!

You can find more information about the MotoX and Buggy Night at Motorola.com.

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  1. MARIA simon on April 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    love that it responds to my voice..we don’t have any place to go hiking here but we sure do go on trails across the street up and down the crawfish fields 🙂

  2. trixx on April 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    My fave feature is that it responds to your voice—no touching necessary! We like going on hikes

  3. Lisa L on April 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I like that you can see your updates at a glance so you dont have to constantly check you phone. My family likes to go for nature walks to explore

  4. Virginia Rowell on April 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite feature is the tap to focus. We go on lots of nature walks.

  5. Deborah Gardner on April 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I love the 10 megapixel camera because its perfect for outdoor trips ad hikes!

    • keris on June 9, 2014 at 12:25 am

      motorola, good but less well known in my country, may you indulge less promotion, because they in my country is very promising campaign through television

  6. Stephanie Galbraith on April 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love the camera. We like to go kayaking and on hikes.

  7. Debra Hall on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    i like the Announces who is calling you out loud ,i dont always have my glasses on see who’s calling…my son and i take walks in the park

  8. Brittany on April 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I like these features.
    •Announces who is calling you out loud
    •Reads received text messages out loud

  9. steve weber on April 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I like that the text messages can be read aloud to you.

  10. kristy balser on April 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    my most favorite thing would be that I like that the phone can read received text messages out loud to you this is a Hugh bonus for me as I get a lot of text from my job. As a family we love to go camping in the spring and summer, Also riding our bikes at the park is another thing we do as a family.

  11. Eileen Richter on April 16, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Blog post comment part 2, we get out with our family with sporting events my kids are involved in and also outdoor fun like fishing!

  12. Eileen Richter on April 16, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Driveing mode features are my favorite because they make it safe for talking and driving. The auto voice, stating out loud who is calling and WOW! reading the text outloud for you in driving mode. My mind would be so much more at ease with my husband having this feature. So amazing the technology now!

  13. S. Carter on April 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    i love that you can set particular sleep modes!

  14. Andrew Hall on April 14, 2014 at 4:33 am

    I like Google Now.

  15. Lisa L on April 13, 2014 at 7:51 am

    The camera!

  16. deanna hanson on April 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    voice activation

  17. Rachel Travis on April 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love the hands-free option!

  18. Tina W on April 9, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I like the hands free answering (my phone always rings when I have my hands full cooking). And the whole family is involved with our veggie garden, from planting til harvest.

  19. joni on April 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I like that it answers calls hands-free. My family and I bike ride on our local trail. A great way to explore.

  20. tina reynolds on April 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    The camera is so awesome take almost all of my photos from my camera and also love the feature of assist so helpful

  21. tina reynolds on April 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    The awesome camera at 10mp and then add the 4x zoom great since I take tons of pictures of my kiddos with my phone.

  22. Jessica on April 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    this is a great phone and i think the social media features of this phone are the best feature

  23. kyl neusch on April 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    like the Moto assist and its’ camera.

  24. kim on April 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I like the different settings of the phone driving, sleeping, meeting they are all pretty neat I like that you can put it into sleep mode per say and won’t be bothered during the night I always hear facebook and twitter chimes on my phone all night

  25. Monique Rizzo on April 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The google on demand is a great feature.

  26. christine jessamine on April 7, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I love that this has voice activation. This would be a lot of help on the go

  27. nickie on April 7, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I like the sleep mode.

  28. Shannon on April 7, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I am amazed at the quality of the pictures it takes. That is my fave thing about it.

  29. Ashley Tucker on April 7, 2014 at 1:34 am

    I like the google on demand. I would take pictures with family around different places.

  30. Christine on April 6, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I love that you can choose a natural wood backside for the phone.

  31. Colleen Boudreau on April 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I like that it announces who is calling you out loud while you’re driving.

  32. Phillip on April 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I like the “Ok google now” feature. It would be helpful when going out with the kids and finding things to do or places to eat.

  33. Tamar on April 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I like taking pictures and I am all about making sundays a day of exploration for the whole family.

  34. Brittney House on April 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    i like the Sleeping mode and we like to go to a local amusement park as a family.

  35. courtney b on April 6, 2014 at 2:03 am

    i like the assist feature and we like to go to the zoo a lot on the weekends 🙂

  36. Taylor Closet on April 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I Love the size of the phone, not huge and not small. I would take family photos and share with friends and family.

  37. Kenny F on April 5, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Sleeping mode

  38. Melissa Teears on April 5, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I like the touchless controls. We get out as a family to the park and son’s baseball games and practices.

  39. alena svetelska on April 4, 2014 at 4:55 am

    i love this phone,my favorite feature is sleeping mode

  40. Nicole Vosburgh on April 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love that this phone will ‘talk’ to me while driving to let me know about incoming calls, etc. We travel a ton as a family so this phone would be perfect!

  41. Heather Dawn on April 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite feature is that you can flick your wrist with phone to get quick access to the camera! I get out with my family by going Geocaching!

  42. Thomas Murphy on April 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I like that while driving it reads received text messages out loud. We go for walks around the lake near us.

  43. harolde on April 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I love that it has a 10MP camera, and that it shoot video in 1080 hd. We like to go on camping trips and explore nature out there.

  44. Amanda Sakovitz on April 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The camera is my favorite feature! The camera on my phone right now is awful. We usually go out on the weekends and try to do fun activities together.

  45. Scott Martin on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I like the processor the best.

  46. Em Ma on April 3, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I love the 10 megapixel camera and 4x zoom. My family tried to go somewhere each weekend – the park, a lake, on a hike, etc.

  47. Mary Happymommy on April 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I like the 2 Megapixel front facing-screen. We go to the park as a family.

  48. Lisa Brown on April 3, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I like that the phone can read received text messages out loud to you; you need hands free phones in the car. Our family likes bike rides and hiking around our forested areas.

  49. Kathy Luman on April 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I like that it is voice activated. We like going into the woods and going for hikes.

  50. Rust on April 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I like the Moto assist and that camera.

  51. saminder gumer on April 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    i like the processor the best. i like to go out on weekends to the park with the family.

  52. heather s on April 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    prompts you for text message quick reply…that is convenient

  53. Erica Best on April 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    i love the Sleeping mode

  54. Dawn Monroe on April 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I like the driving help, that it announces outloud who is calling. Id probably use it for pictures and videos alot.

  55. Kristin Barclay on April 2, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Google on Demand would probably be my favorite feature!