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Moto X (2013) vs. Moto X (2014) Quick Camera Comparison

by Brandon Russell | September 12, 2014September 12, 2014 2:00 pm PST

The Moto X was our favorite phone from last year, offering a great design, a unique Moto Maker customization feature and some great software. But, as is known far and wide, the camera left a lot to be desired. Motorola made some noticeable improvements following the device’s release last year with software update, but it still wasn’t the top of the litter. Adequate? Yes. Amazing? Nope.

We already know the new Moto X has been improved in every conceivable way from the specs on down to the design. In our early testing, the device is shaping up to be a winner, and the software tweaks are as sharp and helpful as ever. But how does the new 13-megapixel camera stack up compared to the last generation? That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds.

Bear in mind that this is in no way a comprehensive analysis of the new Moto X’s camera; we’ll reserve final judgement for our review (which is coming soon). But we still wanted to take some quick shots here at the office and around the business complex to see whether or not some improvements have been made.

There are some wonderful devices available right now: the OnePlus One, Galaxy S5, LG G3, and some great ones coming soon, like the Note 4 and iPhone 6/6 Plus. We already know the Moto X is great, but the camera really needs to shine in order for this to have a fighting chance. We can talk all day about the great software and slick hardware, but at the end of the day a lot of buying decisions come down to how good the camera is.

Moto x camera closeup

Check out our quick comparison to get a feel for how different, if at all, these two cameras are. These pictures by no means pushed either device to their limits, but it gives you an idea of what you’d normally shoot when out and about (or inside an office with the blinds close and your boss’s head sitting on a chair). In our review we’ll have many more pictures to scrutinize, along with some video.

Stay tuned for more Moto X coverage.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...