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Motorola Officially Launches Moto X (2014) in PH


First of the smartphones that Motorola is launching here

Tonight we’re talking to Motorola, and as expected the company has announced that they are selling the Moto X (2014) here in the PH as part of their re-entry to the Philippine market.

Motorola Moto X

  • 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, NFC
  • Android Lollipop
  • 2300mAh battery


The Moto X (2014) will be priced at 16,990. Unfortunately there is no option for Motomaker in the PH as of yet, though different back cases will be available in the coming weeks and months.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Pricing can and is easily beaten by Taiwan and China phones that can offer better specs at half that price.

    It is Motorola, but the market is just too intelligent to fall for that price.

    1. Or conversely, a small yet sizable niche might buy it for the user experience over raw specs. Touchless controls on the Moto X is the biggest selling point, and Snapdragon 801 is still very good.

      Certainly a much better deal than Huawei’s P8.

      1. > ignores the fact that Snapdragon 801-10 series has widely known heat issues
        > keeps spamming the phrase “user experience” hoping there are enough brainwashable people that will consume the corporate mantra
        > would rather avoid hardware discussion since any educated user knows how to deal with the UI and other issues that can be dealt with by firmware/software customizations of their own

        Are they paying you enough to do this, fake anon / corporate shill?

        1. choosing “user experience” does not make him (or me!) corporate shills. oh, and there are a lot of chinese/taiwanese/cheap phones with bad radios or other hardware problems that can’t be fixed by software upgrades.

          not everybody has to be a spec-tard you know. and i don’t think you will ever understand that.

        2. 810 has heating issues, but not the 801. Also no, I’m no corporate shill. I don’t even own a Motorola phone, just this old, beat up S4.

    2. This I wholeheartedly agree……. I just don’t see them succeeding here in the P.I….napaka cut throat ng competition dito..

    1. Limited kasi lagi ang production ng nexus. Safe play lagi ang google kaya hintayin mo na lang ang huawei-made nexus.

  2. Marami na naman ditong magcocomment na magagaling na wala namang pambili. Puro reklamo dito at doon. Waiting……………………………………………………

  3. Patay kang xiaomi ka. Problema mo na nga si meizu at alcatel dadagdag pa sina lenovo at motorola. Langaw sa booth ang aabutin ng mi 4i.

  4. Stock android + fast updates + build quality = Moto X. The appeal is definitely not for the spec nerds (camera & battery sucks). But despite being bought by Lenovo, I still believe that (the new) Motorola phones are what Android phones should strive to be. Perfect balance lang ng customizability and minimalism. The best of both samsung and apple. At may name recall pag may nagtanong sa brand ng phone mo. “Motorola, you know, yung Razr from years ago?” hahaha

    Saan makakabili? Are the phones sold in Lenovo stores?

    1. Motorola has tapped quite a few resellers and dealers to get the widest reach possible. The phones will be hitting many stores later this month.

      As far as Motorola phones being sold in Lenovo concept stores, they’ve said that they want to keep the two businesses separate for now. Motorola’s main distributor (who does not want to be identified for now) has a wide reach already with other brands of mobile phones, so rest assured that Motorola phones will be widely available all around the PH.

    2. You’re clearly a Motorola fanboy, Lao. Not that there’s anything wrong with that per se. However, you’ve already made a fundamental mistake with your customizability + minimalism claim. That’s not Motorola. That’s called the Nexus (ie Google); you can’t be any more minimalistic or customizable than that, all these brands’ skinning fetishes be damned.

  5. I’m a big Moto fan, I currently have the Moto X 2013, the Nexus 6 and a Moto 360 and I was already thinking of importing a 2014 Moto X but since reading this, I’ve been jumping with joy. I hope you could update us on where they’d be selling their stuff. Thanks!

  6. Definitely SULIT na SULIT, this’ll sell like hotcakes, puputaktihin ‘to ng mga gadget freaks

    Non expandable 16Gb for Php17k…..saan ka pa…MOTOROLLA, ikaw na!

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