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Leaked file for the CDMA X Phone confirms a Snapdragon S4 Pro again

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Leaked file for the CDMA X Phone confirms a Snapdragon S4 Pro again
We're really not sure why the rumors persist that the upcoming Motorola X Phone could have a Snapdragon 800 in it. It seems like blind hope from Android fans driving the rumors at this point. We have an inside source saying that the X Phone will be running the Snapdragon S4 Pro, and now we have leaks from two different variants of the device that confirm that information. All that, and we haven't even mentioned that the Snapdragon 800 is just getting revved up for mass production, meaning there is little chance we would see it in a device slated for a July release anyway.

The last time we saw the X Phone, it was the AT&T variant, which showed up in some benchmarks. The benchmarks data labeled the GPU of the device as the Adreno 320 and the board as the "MSM8960", which matches the Snapdragon S4 Pro. This time around, it is the CDMA variant of the device (remember the X Phone is expected to be released on all major carriers in the US), and the leak comes from an .ini file pulled from a Motorola driver pack. It's unclear if this is the Verizon or Sprint model of the X Phone, but it does label the processor as the "MSM8960CDMA", which again matches the Snapdragon S4 Pro.

We understand that you may want the Motorola X Phone to be the next spec-busting superphone, but all signs are saying that will not be the case. It seems like time to face the facts. This is not the Google phone you're looking for. This is the last of the Motorola pipeline, and it's best to just set your sights down the road.

source: Droid Life

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posted on 21 May 2013, 00:39 6

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it may not have the cutting edge specs we Android fans all drool over constantly but they may just mean we'll get the next best thing and that's a good value price tag a la Nexus series.

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:42

4. cwiley5045 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 May 2010)


I agree. I think there looking to hit a value price just like the nexus and not worried about having the cutting edge. Sometimes it is not fun being the first out the gate. Let someone else take that gamble, talking to you LG.

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:20 1

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Agreed. It might not be that Snapdragon 800/Tegra 4 beast most of us have been waiting for since CES, but it most definitely will get the job done. Especially considering there will be no (or very little) OEM bloatware to slow the system down and make this beast stutter and lag *cough* GS4 *cough*.

Even so, shouldn't Motorola have their own device ready for later in the year? I always thought that the X phone will be their "Google" phone and they will have their own separate line up as well. I remember there being a report of 3 more devices after the X phone being made for Q3; 2 of which are to be the replacement to the current Razr HD and Razr M, and the other rumored to be a low-cost model, similar to the Nexus 4.

Here;
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-has-at-least-3-phones-in-the-pipeline-after-the-X-Phone_id41352

posted on 21 May 2013, 08:47

16. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


It's not the bloatware that makes the GS1/2/3/4 lag, it's Touchwiz. My HTC One had plenty of bloatware when I got it too, but they actually spent time on Sense 5.0 making it buttery.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:48

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I consider Touchwiz bloatware, because Samsung didn't bother optimizing it at all.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:53

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i haven't really noticed much lag going on with my experience using the SIII and the S4 but if there is i don't think it'd be on TW because i'm hearing more complaints about lag on the S4 than i did for the SIII and the S4 is substantially more powerful than the SIII. the one thing that hasn't made a dramatic change between the two models is RAM and since there's more bloatware to consume even more of that now which would cause slowdown that's what i would bet is causing said lag from the S4.

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:40 6

2. cwiley5045 (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 May 2010)


With Google behind the creative specs of "The X phone," people must realize that there is more to a phone then the processor. More people are worried about battery life and camera sensors. I'm pretty sure the phone is just as smooth as it should be even with the Snapdragon S4 Pro. The 600 is having heating problems Google I'm sure wants to make sure this phone is as close to perfect as it can be. The 800 is not yet tested in the real world so I figured they wouldn't touch it.

posted on 21 May 2013, 00:41 11

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I don't care. The S4 Pro can handle anything I could ever throw at it anyways. I care more about display, battery, storage, camera, and software features. Like things I can actually notice.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:24 1

13. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


+1 for unbiased comment.

posted on 21 May 2013, 01:17 5

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


^^^ thank you, I think its time we stop focusing on so much power and focus on things that we actually can benefit from or things that really mater, such as battery life and build quality.

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:21 3

7. kanagadeepan (Posts: 685; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


If it is coming with 3300mAh battery, I am in...

posted on 21 May 2013, 02:25

8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1099; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


So, this is the last true moto?

posted on 21 May 2013, 06:04

9. stychill (unregistered)


Just when will this phone be released, it seems like information about it has been leaking for quite too long.

posted on 21 May 2013, 06:23

10. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


How different are the Snapdragon 600 and the S4 Pro anyhow? It seems to me the main hardware is identical and the only difference is clock speed. Of course the spec and benchmark fiends in the comments here will deride it as "last year's specs" but if it runs smoothly, that's more important to me.

posted on 21 May 2013, 13:55

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the 600 uses a slightly improved version of the Krait architecture which of course one should opt for but it's not really worth complaining about not having if you got something like an S4 Pro.

posted on 21 May 2013, 06:54 1

11. jroc74 (Posts: 4943; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I am a Motorola fan not because of the specs. So it doesnt have to have 4GB Ram, a super quad core Pro ++, a 1600x1200 display, etc. I know some ppl base their decisions purely on specs.....but some of us dont.

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:18

12. papss (unregistered)


As long as the OS is smooth I don't feel its the top priority to have a S800.. Hell my Lumia 920 runs ultra smooth with the S4 pro in it. I think they all need to move up to 60 MHz or more for the screen to give it that extra though

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:25

14. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


I care about battery life and design most. WTF will I do with all those gimmick features if I have no battery?

posted on 21 May 2013, 07:29

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


S4PRO, is that all!

S800 Moto it's time to push the boundaries.

3Gb Ram

Tegra4 or Tiomap A15 Cortex.

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