64GB Motorola Moto X on the way?
0. phoneArena 24 May 2014, 14:41 posted on
According to a published report out of Russia, we soon could be looking at a 64GB version of the Motorola Moto X. According to an image of the Moto Maker site from the report, a Moto X with that amount of native storage would cost $449.99 That would be $50 more than the 32GB variety, and $100 more than the 16GB version of the phone...
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1. JMartin22 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
This phone is completely irrelevant, as far as hardware quality, it's subpar (lousy camera, low-density dim screen)
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7106; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It's a midrange phone in nature. I think that price is too high.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The 32 GB iPhone 5C is $650. The 16 GB HTC One mini is $400. The 8 GB Galaxy S4 mini is $330. The 32 GB Moto X is $400, and it offers better specs than all of them. Motorola is pricing very competitively compared to their competition in the mid range market.
31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7106; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Their pricing is what cause the lukewarm sales of the regular sized Moto X. They should've priced it around the same price as the Nexus phones. That would've made more sense and would've made the Moto X more popular. Ball was dropped on that one.
32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It currently is the same price of the Nexus 5. I know, the Nexus 5 is a much better device for the money, but compared to Samsung and HTC, Motorola provides better specs for about the same price. And Apple overpriced the iPhone 5C like crazy, is has a lower performing hardware and is $250 more than the Moto X. The problem isn't the price, it's the brand recognition and marketing. Nobody can stand up to Samsung or Apple on those fronts, regardless of product quality.
34. cncrim (Posts: 653; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Go Google/Lenovo. Smart phone today getting more and more expensive, we need this kind of competition, consumer win.
15. md227a (Posts: 137; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Since you say $400 for a 32GB and possibly a 64GB is priced high. Then what do you think of your dual core Iphone 5s and 5C those are priced to high.
30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7106; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The iPhone is irrelevant to this article.
42. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
signs of losing the argument......
9. MobileNico (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
The Motorola X was the device that proved that spec sheets and benchmarks don't matter. It functions, for the most part, better than most flagships. The phone is certainly relevant to many who care about the experience on the device rather than a spec sheet and bragging rights.
That being said, what's the point of releasing this a month before the sequel is announced? I don't get it.
11. JMartin22 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
When it comes to the spec sheet, camera quality, display quality and battery life certainly do matter. Not to mention the phone was never future proof at all.
Let's be honest, the only reason top grade components weren't used at the time, wasn't for reasons of a "good user experience", it was to keep manufacturing costs down. Motorola had already been bleeding revenue profusely. So try tried to spin user experience on what essentially is a mediocre product with some-alright software offerings.
12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Display quality and battery life were really good so I don't know what you're talking about. Saying that Moto X is irrelevant is extremely ignorant of you as many people prefer it to most phones released to date because of the comfort of holding the phone and the Active Display.
As far as hardware quality and future proofing goes, it still is smoother than HTC One and Galaxy S4, both of which have been bogged down by 1080p displays and custom interfaces.
38. JMartin22 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Display quality is awful on that 720p AMOLED display. It was trumped by the 1080p offerings on the same display, which looked brighter and had better whites. Let's not even compare the more advanced 1080p display on the S5. Anyone could have installed the same GPe ROMs on the phones you mentioned for a more optimized experience.
And who is the many people you talk about? The handful of tech minorities in this site or ones like it are so minuscule
13. Adrian38 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Display quality is subjective. Everyone prefers a different type of display.
14. kanagadeepan (Posts: 780; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
I am DroidMAXX user. Earlier used Note2, S3, S4 (Indian). But I prefer DroidMAXX more than any phones. 5" 720p NON-PENTILE AMOLED is anyday better than 5" FHD PENTILE-MATRIX AMOLED of S4 imho, especially if you browse a lot. But the display of DroidMAXX is NOT without problems, but resolution is NOT an issue, imho. It is way too reflective outdoor, that it looks like a mirror, whereas S4 is looking good outdoor. I want X+1 to have improvement in that area only, imho.
Once you have used ActiveNotifications, you will never want to miss it. It is THE BEST feature and much much better than some features from S-Bloat of Touchwiz.
Further you can see some lag even on QuadCore of S4 due to S-Bloat and extra work of GPU for pushing the FHD resolution. But DualCore Moto X feels buttery smooth, reason being optimised software, same GPU of US S4, but lightweight 720p display. (Yes I have unlocked BL of DroidMAXX consumer edition and killed BigRed bloat)
32GB of storage and 3500mAh battery is morethan enough for me.
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
the only reason top grade components weren't used at the time, wasn't for reasons of a "good user experience", it was to allocate more battery to the always on/always listening chips.
18. MobileNico (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Both battery life and screen quality were more than satisfactory on the Moto X. The camera was really the only thing that left something to be desired. The user experience wasn't "spin", as having optimized hardware/software and genuinely useful feature offerings in the form of touchless control and active diplay resulted in quite a bit of consumer and professional-level praise, including a very positive writeup by Forbes (a magazine usually very critical of devices that don't boost people's stock portfolios, and this one surely didn't).
They have done the "let's throw high-end everything into the device" thing before and it hasn't worked. By working within their means and focusing on making sure the user experience and ergonomics were great, they managed to wow users and critics without having the latest, greatest specs available.
Having a 720p screen (with the same GPU of the higher spec'd flagships of other manufacturers) isn't necessarily a bad thing, given that it allows for faster functionality and better battery life. A barely recognizable bump in pixel density is not a huge deal. If the screen was bigger, say, 5" or more, I'd say that having a 1080p screen would be a bigger issue.
Now does this phone compare to the current generation of devices? Not a chance. But it certainly holds its own within its generation, except for the camera quality. The camera is just shy of awful. I'd look for the Moto X+1 to do far better than its predecessor, but still likely not sell as much as Samsung, Apple, or LG. Taking a different approach to making smartphones than their competition is a huge advantage for the guys at Moto and I can't wait to see what the next step will be.
36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, they do matter but Motorola planned the specs for the Moto X to a T so that they could provide a very specific user experience and judging from the critical acclaim for this phone it's a very good one.
manufacturing costs really wasn't a big factor for Moto with their hands in Google's pockets.
21. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)
If the Moto X+1 has Snap 800, 2GB RAM, a mSD slot, I would buy without blinking
26. Awalker (Posts: 1005; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Snap 800 and a better camera and I would buy it without hesitation.
28. Chidoro43 (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
subpar, what a hoot
it runs fast as hell, it's built like a sh-t brickhouse and its density is over 300ppi.
you're comment was subpar
39. great (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
you know what ....that is bs its a lot better than those phones under sub 400$ category !
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"offering a 64GB variant of the phone might attract some digital hoarders to the phone"
I didn't know that people who use memory on their phones to listen to music, watch videos, take/view photos, or record videos were now known as "digital hoarders".
What should we call those people who are seemingly happy with 8-10GB free space as on many 16GB phones?
"Phone feature phobic"
3. hurrycanger (Posts: 1515; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
But yea, "digital hoarders" sound a little bit something. xD
25. sunnyfpy (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 May 2013)
Idiot Geeks who always want cheapest price for digital storage,stick with 2G phone.
37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
64GB is kind of excessive...
i know, i have a 64GB iPhone 5S.
4. csoulr666 (Posts: 98; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
I would have really considered this...... But unfortunately even the 32 gig version didn't see the light in India, so a 64 GB version would be highly unlikely.
10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7040; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
They should of done this last year then I would of bought the X phone sorry motto
17. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
Oh .. a moto article.!
Can anyone help.?
I want to know if there is any posibity of release of moto g+1 in coming 2-3 months?
I am really eyeing the moto g for my dad but can wait to see g+1 if it is to be released soon.!
19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I wonder if this was not influenced by the upcoming OnePlus One device....
20. GreekGeek (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
You cannot hoard Digital content.....lol
Its not like thst were having a supply problem or anything
22. GreekGeek (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Well if specs dont matter you can just opt to buy a $120 Xiaomi Hongmi.
Of course specs matter!
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i actually like my Moto X more than my Galaxy S5.
24. Totse2k15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Nice phone, but $449.99 for the 64GB? No thanks. I'd rather get OnePlus One instead. Better beastly specs+lower price.
35. hurrycanger (Posts: 1515; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
The thing is... can you get the OnePlus One? xD
27. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)
Great but too late. With that price, it would've been great if it was a year ago.
40. surethom (Posts: 459; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Motorola stupidly only releases the 16gb version in UK & Europe making sales ultra low. Just release the 32gb version. 64gb would be nice as well.