Fully assembled Motorola Moto X leaks, all black
This latest leak coming from China finally shows a fully assembled Moto X for the first time. This is the black color version. Just as on previous leaks, you’d notice the signature three-line speaker grill on the back, the centered camera with single LED flash and Motorola’s logo below it.
You’d also notice the phone has got its 3.5mm headphone jack centered on top and its second microphone right next to it.
What we can say is the obvious - the plastic on the Moto X looks a bit on the cheap side, but it’s at least a matte one so it won’t catch fingerprints. We have already seen back plates of the handset come in different colors, so that should be an awesome way to refresh the looks of it.
1. baza58 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Very minimalistic. I like it If it's polycarbonate unibody.
18. troutsy (Posts: 282; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
It's like you didn't read the article, or don't understand what unibody means....
37. baza58 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
That's because of big battery in it hopefully. :D
3. Victor.H (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Ha, got me checking French slang, did not know this one! The real story with the Moto X is about customization, though, keep that in mind.
5. FlushGordon (unregistered)
I don't see the point of hardware customization tbh, why can't they just slap the most powerful hardware there is ATM and come up with a really competitive price
Customers care only for one thing, and that is the price...if it's really worth what they're spending
23. VLaRueC (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
How many kids do you have? Daughters, more specifically. Most kids (and diva wives) care about style. Price has little to do with it...
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Come on Vic, cheap plastic really?
What looks cheap is the glossy plastic that Samsung uses!
That looks no way cheap! It looks smooth.
12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Gloss does not necessarily mean cheap. Plastic can be relatively rigid and yet have a glossy finish. I do prefer gloss over matte for bright colors and matte for darker colors, because matte surfaces get stained easily, which will be visible on colors like white. Whether stains can be easily cleaned or not is a separate matter; i use rubbing alcohol to clean my phones sometimes.
24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Agree...but i'm specifically bothered about the "cheap" name!!
4. surethom (Posts: 321; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
I so so wish companies would STOP putting speaker on the back is very bad design.
I hope the Camera is excellent in day light & low light then this could be my next phone, I dont like all these Massive 5" screen phones.
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's what I'm looking at too is the camera. Wish they would show the front.
27. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yeah, but if this is to be an affordable phone ($300-400 US unlocked), should we expect a stellar camera, or just adequate?
6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
it looks quite cheap n chubby.
but if it comes at 300$ as rumoured its quite a good deal
29. tomn1ce (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
If they made it chubby to put in it a massive battery I don't mind the thickness. I prefer for the phone to last me all day, then to be made thin and have me searching for a plug by mid day.
30. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
This is the cheap(er), international, dual SIM variant of the Moto X. The 'main stream' one is thinner with what seems to be a higher quality plastic. The speaker is on the other side (to make room for the second SIM card) which is the giveaway here.
33. Vietnamm (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
If what you said is correct, and the photo above is the motorola X, than this phone leaked by vietnam website (in march) is really the motorola X. Here's the video (with english subtitle) youtube.com/watch?v=3x8eKBFttro
The specs matches what the evleaks says (1.7 GHz dual-core, 720p screen, 2gb ram.)
Very mediocre specs.
So thumbs up for the vietnam website!
36. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Yup. You are correct. I've seen that video many times before. It make sense considering Motorola said they were sick of the spec race and would use features to differentiate itself, not a spec race.
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Whoa, looks massive, hopefully sporting a good sized battery and large camera sensor.
10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
i heard pa is late in the news
13. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
First... PA already posted this, so yeah!
Second... What does this link have to do with the Moto X?
14. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
you heard it right.
PA is soooooo laaaaaaaate
20. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Youre always free to get your news some place else if PA's speed is a problem. Some of us come here for a different perspective on the tech we like, not for get it now, get it fast reporting.
15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah plastic but looks good though, I want poly carbonate uni body.
16. aayupanday (Posts: 527; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Why is this phone leaking from China when Motorola already stated last week that this would be an "All American" device???
It was supposed to be designed, assembled & modified in the United States...
17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Maybe they wised up and realized "made in America" is just a slogan with an expensive price tag on it.
21. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
It's not expensive to make things here in America, it just means less padding for CEO pockets. The more millions they can save overseas, the bigger the mansion they can build. We got to stop blaming American workers for CEO greed.
31. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1893; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
You know why that's expensive? Safety, working reasonable hours, being treated humanely. If 1/10 of the stuff that happened in those Chinese factories happened here, there'd be an uproar because we treat our citizens as valuable, not disposable. But then you sound like someone who'd prefer something made by workers treated badly to save yourself $20.
25. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I could be wrong here, but if memory serves me correctly, I think it said "Assembled in America". If that's the case then I'm sure everything was manufactured overseas with just the final assembly here in the US. Carefully worded ad to evoke American pride in Moto's devices.
I really hope that it's "All American" because God knows we need the jobs, but I have very little faith in American companies to do what will help Americans.
28. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's still worth noting though. And it's not at all uncommon in the manufacturing world. Look at the window sticker of any car in the US. They have to specify % US, % Japan, % China etc. parts, engine source, and final assembly location. Similarly, for the Moto X they'll manufacture the components all over Asia, then assemble the final product here. It's a global economy, we shouldn't expect more than marginal US manufacturing.
19. bnick25 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 May 2013)
We already have a nice phone at 300 the nexus 4.i dont this phone could be better, Motorola prove me wrong please
34. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 665; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Its not Moto X. the camera lenses has a 10.5 MP with Carl-zeiss written on it...
38. shomiyato (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
If the phone is assembled in Texas... then why are the leaks coming from a Chinese site?