Motorola doubles Moto X size to 64GB for just $100 more

Motorola has launched a super-size version of its Moto X for the US market that has 64GB of onboard storage that is double that of the current version on offer and is just a touch dearer in price than the entry-level handset, according to Engadget.

The firm launched the new handset in the wake of criticism that stemmed from its omission of a microSD card slot in the first versions of the handset and this will please those that need more space.

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It has priced the device at a manageable $450 [£269] that is just $100 [£59] more than the 16GB version and it even had a promotion that meant new buyers only had to put a $0.01 [£0.01] deposit down whilst deciding whether to keep the smartphone or not. Understandably all those handsets were snapped up within a short time of it being announced and UK consumers will be hoping the same scheme is extended to the European market.

Motorola first unveiled the Moto X smartphone in July 2013 and with a number of features that are praised for being useful without going overboard in terms of the specification.

It has a 4.7in display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with various memory options that start at 16GB of onboard memory and 2GB of RAM.

Camera-wise there is a 10-megapixel lens on the back and a 2-megapixel snapper on the front side and the whole show runs on Google Android 4.4 KitKat, power coming from a 2,200mAh battery.

The UK price of the original incarnation is £380 and it might be advisable for customers to wait it out for the larger version if the same price difference makes it this side of the pond.