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Latest Motorola X rumor suggests the phone will not be a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer

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Latest Motorola X rumor suggests the phone will not be a Samsung Galaxy S4 killer
The Motorola X has captured much attention, but the latest speculation doesn't have the phone breaking new ground specs-wise. While Motorola fans might have been hoping for specs that would blow the Samsung Galaxy S4 away, the talk around the water cooler is that we are now looking at a phone that will compete with the HTC One. Look, the HTC flagship is no 98 pound weakling to be sure, but based on these rumors, don't expect 3GB of RAM or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 aboard. And while there has been some contention about when the phone would be launched, we could see the Motorola X launch as an online exclusive in July (delayed one month from June) followed by a wider, carrier-led distribution of the phone in November. Even if the July launch is online only, we should still see the phone unveiled at Google I/O in May.

As we've already reported, the Motorola X will not be customizable although this could still be a feature for other phones before the end of the year. If there is customization at all, it could be limited to choosing from plastic, metal or carbon fiber for the phone's casing along with the typical native storage and color options. Similar to HTC Get Started, purchasers of the Motorola X will be able to select ringtones, wallpapers and pre-installed apps from their computer before the phone arrives. The Motorola logo on the back is said to double as a touch-sensitive button that will start up certain commands.
 
Everything about this phone is in flux at this point, but we should mention that Google's smartwatch could be introduced and launched at the same time as the Motorola X.

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:39 12

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5409; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Gimme the metal one! :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:46 9

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


ile take the Carbon Fiber with Stainless Steel with Ceramic back Sapphire Gass please if that's possible?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:50 6

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5409; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If only I was Motorola CEO's friend, I can know everything from them. And of course, I need to keep secrets including : when the phone will release, what's their next plan etc.

If only it was real. Sadly, its just a dream. :(

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:31 2

16. troutsy (Posts: 258; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Yeah, people say things "are the best" and I blindly follow it too.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:40 2

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


In swear this has been said before but even still if this happens 2 words....Game Changer!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:48 7

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Custom made phone with CPU and GPU of you're choice

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:19 5

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm already falling in love with this phone even before it's been announced.
But lately these rumors are giving me a bad vibe! There has been about 4-5 articles about the X phone where the numbers keep rising and falling. Don't know which to believe and which not to... It's like throwing a dice, you get different numbers each time.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:47 13

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5593; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Google I/O is certainly something to look forward to.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:11 3

22. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 134; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


I certainly agree. But, for some reason I get the feeling this X phone isn't going to be what we all are expecting. We're just going to have to wait and see.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:50 3

6. torr310 (Posts: 373; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I don't expect the specs will surpass both HTC or Samsung's flagships, because the phone would be very expensive then. So just bring it out ASAP to give us more choices!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:20 2

13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


$1000 Phone
128GB SOLID STATE DRIVE
6GB RAM
Exynos 5450 clocked at 2.9Ghz 8 CPU
4500MAH battery with slim built advance tech
4.7 inch screen
SLCD3 iPS RGB SUPER AMOLED PLUS
600PPI
SAPPHIRE front glass
Rear CERAMIC Back
16MP with Carl Zeiss Optic 1.4 Lens
Xenon with OLED Flash
PVRSGX554MP8
1080P
Carbon FIBRE BEZEL
3x Optical Zoom
KLP5
9MM THICK
Is this to much or a dream

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:25 5

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


"SLCD3 iPS RGB SUPER AMOLED PLUS"

What is that mess?

You're dreaming.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 10:28

45. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Nah, he just typed all the words he'd heard till now beleiving that it will be a beast
too bad it resulted in an epic fail :D

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:32 1

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


For For Pocket Hosting?

BTW U forgot

Solar Charging
RAID 1 (Software) so that would need 2X128GB storage.
Hot swap of failed storage
Auto reconstruct of RAID on replacing failed storage.
Auto switch off if device heats up beyond a given temperature.

If one has to dream then dream beyond just ordinary :D

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:33 3

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is what you would see at the very MOST.

32, 64, and 128 GB options

4 GB of RAM

Snapdragon 800 (2-2.3 GHz) or Tegra 4 (1.7-1.9 GHz)

3,700 mAh battery

4.7-5" 1080p S-LCD3, ColorBoost, or S-AMOLED

Gorilla Glass 3

Made of metal, carbon fiber, or Kevlar

This is being VERY optimistic.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:36

32. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


the battery is going to be over 4,000 mAh

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:49

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


We'll see. If Motorola is going to keep it under 9mm thick and keep the size of the device to a minimum while retaining a large screen, I'd say they will keep it in the mid/upper 3,000's.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:20 1

36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5593; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, it would be cool if it did exceed 4000mAh but only for bragging rights, as a Droid Razr MAXX HD owner i can tell you exceeding 4000mAh isn't really necessary at all unless you're away from a charger for more than 30 hours. for most people it's only important for the phone to make it from morning to night even with the heaviest of usage and the MAXX can do that now with power to spare.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:02 1

21. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


That phone would be the size of 2 bricks with those specs!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:24 4

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


A 1080 4.7" screen with a ppi of 600 would have a height of 2605 pixels. It would be the first phone with an aspect ratio of 521:216. Think before you post such ridiculous stuff. A 128GB SSD? Seriously? If it were even possible to build a phone like that (read: it's not), I assure you it would cost more $1000.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:41 2

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Anythings possible, money talks!
Error not $1000 but £1000 pounds

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:38 1

39. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Possible maybe, but not today. I don't know of any screens that combine LCD & AMOLED tech. I also don't know of any SSD drives that can fit into a smartphone chassis that is 9mm thick. Try again in a few years.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 14:57 3

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I buy the idea of the colors, but materials? Sounds fishy

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:00 8

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Metal or carbon fiber in white for me please :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:17 1

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2447; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Hell yea!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:07 5

10. shnibz (Posts: 155; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


No self respecting Motorola buyer is gonna choose plastic ....That's what Samsungs are for

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:10

11. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I'd take carbon fiber with sapphire glass ..oh yeah and in white too please and thank you. :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:13 2

12. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Now this sounds interesting, but changing the materials would drastically change the price point of each device, not to mention the different manufacturing processes required for each of the diff. materials seems like it would be too time consuming. I can see getting your pick of color that is a pretty simple request. I'm all for it though if they can make it happen.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:31 4

15. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


"While Motorola fans might have been hoping for specs that would blow the Samsung Galaxy S4 away, the talk around the water cooler is that we are now looking at a phone that will compete with the HTC One." Well I think the HTC One does a very good job at competing with the Galaxy S4 and am personally choosing the One over the S4 for my Sprint line because I think it is a better device. I am not a fan of the plastic feel Samsung has with their devices. I love my Galaxy Nexus but every time I use my HTC Evo 4G LTE on Sprint I hate going back to the cheap feel of my Nexus in my hand. Plus Touch Wiz is junk. I am excited to see how the X turns out because this would be a great replacement for my Nexus on Verizon. I tried to be open minded towards the S4 but was very let down to see how similar it is to the SIII.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:41 2

19. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 134; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


This Moto X phone is a hoax. I really hope I'm wrong about this notion.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 15:55 2

20. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


real S4 killer is the note 3

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:28

25. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


can motorola hurry up and make an announcement!

With the s4 being announced it's been quiet lately :(.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:44

27. Mass88 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Take the HTC One, make it the Nexus 5 (or something else). Include a better battery, smaller bezel and run stock Android. I would take that over an S4 any day.

Oh and try to have more sway with the carriers so we don't have a repeat of the Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 16:53 1

28. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The era has changed from icraap killer to samsung killer hhaha

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:33

30. xsmartphonex (Posts: 41; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


nothing will be a sgs4 killer!!

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:35

31. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


That's funny Motorola knows to not go after the S4. It chooses instead to battle the HTC One.
That sounds bad for the One but at least it is being considered relevant, Moto is totally ignoring the others.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 17:50 2

34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well considering the One is competing with the GS4, and the Moto X is competing with the One, doesn't that kind of mean that the X is competing with the GS4? Indirectly, maybe, but it's still competing.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 18:57

35. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Isn't November note 3 time?

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:26 1

38. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. How did the One all of a sudden become a bad or lesser phone? This is the One...not the Eris...

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 19:25 3

37. jroc74 (Posts: 4732; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok, whats wrong with the HTC One? In the US it and the GS4 are already on par.....this X phone sounds like more of the same.

Very few Samsung phones in the US had a Exynos chip.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 22:25

41. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Not too mention the exynos chip isnt that much more powerful. I cant wait to see what the 800 can do. Really I want to see Intel's new bay trail chips in a flagship phone...but who knows when that will be...

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 20:43

40. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


If this don't pan out to be top notch looks like I'll be looking at S4 or Nexus 5.

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:22

42. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Atleast Nexus phones are affordable. I will sacrifice some of the features for money

posted on 29 Mar 2013, 05:50

43. funnyguy (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


LOL of course the Motorola X wont be a s4 killer,
the reason is because Google doesnt want to mess with Samsung, they need samsung more than samsung needs them.
android is garbage, the only reason android phones are selling is because of the good hardware.Big screens, fast processors and good cameras.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 09:57

44. scirdan (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)


Everyone always complains that Samsung devices are made of plastic, but everyone slaps a plastic cover on their phone anyway, does it even matter what the phone is made of? I would want a light material and plastic is pretty light..

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