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Sep 05

Camera test: Moto X (2nd Gen) video and photo samples

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We flew out to Chicago for the unveiling of Motorola’s all new product line, a handful of devices that included Motorola’s latest flagship, the all new Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen). With a little bit of time still left in our trip before we head back home, we wanted to give you guys a quick taste of the photo capabilities of the device.

As you all know, seems like every manufacturer touts a bigger, better, and faster cameras and with so much room left for improvement from the previous iteration, the Moto X (2nd Gen) was no different. Boasting a slightly bigger aperture than the original, it sounds like the phone is capable of capturing more light. But how does the camera actually stack up? Take a look at our sample video and photos below.

Daytime

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Low light

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Quick thoughts

So, after taking the phone out for a quick spin around downtown Chicago, we have to say we were quite impressed the results. Not because it’s the best smartphone shooter we’ve ever used — far from it. But simply because it’s leaps and bounds better than the original Moto X and really, that’s all we were asking. With every camera carrying it’s own unique photo “signature,” you’ll have to decide whether or not the Moto X is adequate enough for your tastes. Aside from the weird stock camera software (seriously, just use the Google Camera on the Play Store), we were pleased.

With so many Android options to choose from these days, we know many of you put a high priority on a phone’s camera (this is actually one of the reasons we passed up on the original Moto X). Hopefully these test shots will help you form a better opinion before you finally decide to pull the trigger later this month. For more on the all new Moto X, stay tuned to Phandroid for more. Have a great weekend everyone.

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