GFXBench reveals more details about the low-cost Motorola XT1032 (Moto G?)
A Motorola device, carrying a model number XT1032, has been spotted over at GFXBench's corner of the web, giving us a bit more information on what's likely the last pipeline Motorola device for the year. We've heard of the XT1032 once before, though it has largely remained shrouded in mystery until now.
The specs of the device are admittedly low mid-range, including a 720p panel with on-screen navigation buttons and a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8226 (S4) with Adreno 305 graphics. Furthermore, it's nice to see that the tested unit ran on top of Android 4.4 KitKat, meaning that even though the XT1032 is not as low-powered as some other devices, it may live up to Google's promise of spreading the KitKat joy over the entire spectrum.
Right about now would be a good time to specifically note that the XT1032 could very well end up as the upcoming Moto G, considering the match between the recently leaked specs. While on the topic of speculation, it's also necessary to mention that no fingerprint sensor is coming with the XT1032, as has been widely reported around the web – it's nothing but a simple case of misunderstanding the GFXBench listings. Not that it makes sense to install one on a lower-end device, anyway.
1. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Fascinating. I wonder, if the Moto G truly does use the same touchless controls that the Moto X has, whether the battery life will be similar.
Or maybe their main selling point will be the swappable backs.
2. roldefol (Posts: 3106; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'm waiting for someone to comment that this phone must beat the Moto X because it's a quad core. It makes more sense now being that it's an 8226/305 (Snapdragon 400).
3. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
maybe in terms of cpu only the moto x uses a 320 adreno gpu which is better than 305 even though a dual core snapdragon s4 plus should handle stock android with out any lag
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I doubt it even beats the Moto X in CPU power. It might be quad core, but it's using Cortex A7, which has much less per core performance than Krait 300 used in the Moto X. I'm not sure if the 2 added cores can make up for the higher frequency and naturally higher performance of Krait 300.
5. crankcaller (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
How does this compare to my year old Galaxy s3? (International version)
Want a new toy and selling my s3 would cover the price of this :-D
6. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)
Considering that KitKat is coming soon and will most likely end up on this device at some point soon (maybe at launch), it should run quite well and would be an improvement over the S3.