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Moto X benchmarks confirm specs we had expected

0. phoneArena 21 Jul 2013, 20:17 posted on

We're just about a week and a half from the official announcement of the Motorola Moto X, and we've already seen leaked press shots of the device, as well as a leaked promo video from Rogers Wireless. As for the insides of the device, we have had a fairly clear picture of what to expect for a couple months now; but, new benchmarks confirm our original source...

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posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:31 9

1. hung2900 (Posts: 771; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Look at SDcard benchmark numbers... Freaking high!
Asus, try to learn and stop using stupid NAND flash!

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:52 2

7. jove39 (Posts: 1252; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


SD card scores caught my eye too...I ran antutu twice on my phone to compare...write- 19.7 MB/s, read- 23.2 MB/s

If its kernel support swap partition...this thing will fly!!!

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:06 11

15. D.Aceveda (Posts: 358; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


So basically. Aside from the camera. The Nexus 4 is better or the same in nearly every aspect. Big disappointment. I'll wait for the next Nexus phone

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:26 6

22. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The point. You're missing it.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:30 4

23. D.Aceveda (Posts: 358; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The comment. Right over your head.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:51 5

45. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The. Use. Of. Periods. Too. Much.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 00:52

47. valapsp (Posts: 469; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


look at that unexpected-2200mAh battery? Motorola srsly?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:41

35. MotorolaX (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


Leak press render looks like 1080 Full HD resolution screen check the icons are small & screen graphics r good compare it to prototype i think these specs is from prototype and can't be real i think real phone have different story wait for the announcement!"

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:36 1

2. Genersis (Posts: 175; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Anyone hear anything on it's screen tech yet?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:09 3

18. cabuya (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


I want to see the phonearena criticizing this phone because they went hard on blackberry a10 because of the screen 720p and the dual core s4 pro and by the way android do need a quad core also wp8 same spec

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:31 5

42. sinple (Posts: 98; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


not if the price is low.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:24 2

52. Shatter (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If it cost $300-$400 unlocked its all good.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:09

19. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Doesn't Motorola use OLED? Correct me if I'm wrong...

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:34 1

25. grahaman27 (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


sometimes they do. This one will probably have once since it will use the on screen notification thingy that the rogers video showed.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:28 1

31. Genersis (Posts: 175; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Good point. I hope it's not pentile.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 10:45

59. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


There is no such thing as non-Pentile OLED HD for phones.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:45 1

43. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


From the pics it looks AMOLED.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:36

3. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


The specs aren't too shabby... Looks like it'll get the job done and then some.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:41

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice device, but I expected more. Seems moto's launching behind some other android flagships, specs wise.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:00

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Come on dude, more means 5'+, Snappy 600+ and the likes, which means it's somewhat like riding the flagship boat. Which beats the purpose...

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:06

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I kinda figured at least 1080p, quad core, 13 mp camera. I don't think it needs those to be an excellent device though, it's got plenty power. Proper software/hardware/features optimization, and camera will be what actually matters.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:14 4

21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yup, there's a flagship with all those specs right there, lol.
But this thing is not to be ignored...the right amount of hardware-software optimization could lead it to become a better performing device.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:30

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 the specs comment was simply because its an android/moto thing. Moto touts its specs, we all know that. Hopefully they'll showcase the practibility and usefulness of it like Samsung now does, mottos been known for showcasing specs, this could be a welcome departure from that. That's one thing that helps apple sell a lot...proper marketing of everyday usefulness.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:47

44. Commentator (Posts: 2296; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"...5'+..."

5 feet? Because that would be awesome!

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:27

53. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah...the Motoboard right? Lol.
Come on old man, you know what i'm talking about.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:00 4

10. papss (unregistered)


It's not trying to be a flagship though... It has wonderful mid grade specs. This would be a great second phone for me to have for work though.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:29 3

41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3883; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This isn't meant to be their flagship though. It's supposed to be a very practical mid range device that is available on many carriers and on Google Play for a low price.

Look for the Droid Ultra if you want to see a Motorola flagship.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:49 12

5. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


But the best thing about this phone: MADE IN TEXAS

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:57 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6144; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And the battery is 2200Mah very decent very nice

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:02 2

12. papss (unregistered)


I agree.. I think that's the sweet spot for this phone. I'm betting for great battery life

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:41 2

27. marbovo (Posts: 614; Member since: 16 May 2013)


best thing just for americans

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:25

30. Kreft (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Who else matters?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:35 5

32. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The whole world..

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 08:12

56. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This phone is coming to canada

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 20:52

6. MartianMe (unregistered)


Oh I cee.....

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:00 4

11. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty disappointed with the Moto X. I can actually forgive the mid-range specs for this phone, but the 2200 mAh battery is disappointing. They have the technology to cram up the battery into at least 3000 mAh battery into a thin device but they don't use it....

I understand that average consumers don't care about specs, and thats why Motorola is trying to sell software (exclusive features). But judging from the leaked video ad, the only thing that was unique about the video is the always on voice and the onscreen notifications. They are nice features, but are they really selling points to customers?

We've seen voice command from Siri, S-voice and Google voice search, but not many users use it. And they don't use it ALL the time. Having always on voice command would just kill battery life. Maybe Moto optimized the phone to have very good battery life during always on voice commands, but I just don't think this feature is useful as not many users will be using it ALL the time. (On top of that, this feature is disabled by default...I'm guessing Moto does have problems with battery life under "always on voice" mode.)

The on-screen notifications sounds like a neat idea, and I've been hearing arguments about how some people prefer led notifications over this feature and vise versa. I personally prefer led notifications (but then again. I never used the on-screen notifications so I can't really say that with certainty), and I don't think this feature is going to be a huge selling point as well.

I haven't really talked about benchmarks and yes, they are impressive but I don't think benchmarks are impressive anymore as any top-of-the-line phones perform extremely well.

The screen resolution is also disappointing as well as its not 1080p. 720p is fine but the Nexus 4 has better resolution...

There hasn't been a talk about the price range and this is probably the deciding factor. I think this phone should be lower than he Nexus 4 price range. The nexus 4 arrived at a low price point with cutting edge specs (except no lte). If Motorola X did have the price the same as the Nexus 4, I don't know if people will want it. Specwise, Moto X has a slight edge over the Nexus 4 (LTE and camera performance) and there are really only 2 "exclusive" features (which may not be exclusive if these features come with Android 4.3) that differentiates the two. I'm guessing that Google will have the Nexus 4 price to drop $50 and maybe have an LTE version at the current price which is only going to hurt Moto X.

Note that I'm only guessing so don't take this too seriously. This is my overall first impressions about this phone. I've been excited about this phone since the beginning of 2013 but as time went on, I've been getting more disappointed. Honestly, if this phone had at least 3000 mAh battery, that would be the selling point as people want to have a worry-free battery life.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:44 9

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7435; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Too long didn't read.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 08:50 1

57. Jack58221 (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


lol, same here. I just scrolled to the last paragraph and read "Note that I'm only guessing so don't take the too seriously."

glad I didn't read any more.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 12:08

62. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Haha well, I did talk about stuff about moto x and the rumored Nexus 4 with LTE which isn't actually announced yet, so thats why my opinion could change when we have the actual announcement.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 12:08

63. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Haha XD I actually was going to write more until I reached the character limit....

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 12:22

64. JunitoNH (Posts: 842; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


He needs to learn how to tweet.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:06 2

14. MrPhilo (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


The MSM8960"DT" is a revised version of the MSM8960"T" using the Krait 400 architecture compared to Krait 200 (S4 Pro) hence getting 18k score on antutu closing into Nexus 4 20k. So the CPU is pretty damn good.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:07

16. cabuya (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


I want to see the phonearena criticizing this phone because they went hard on blackberry a10 because of the screen 720p and the dual core s4 pro and by the way android do need a quad core also wp8 same spec

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:09

17. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


I was hoping it'd at least be a quad core S4. Might get one if the price is right and the camera is good, that's one area my N4 is seriously lacking in.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:10

20. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Ugh.... hope the Droids are better than this..

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 21:38

26. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Damn 720p

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:00

28. mi55u (unregistered)


boring benchmark, note 3 is much better than this

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:40 2

34. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Don"t even compare this upper-midrange phone with a powerful high-end phablet like note 3, it's on very different class.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:45 2

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7435; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's like comparing an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 5. Pointless to make the comparison.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 10:47 1

60. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Not even. It's more like comparing an iPod Touch to an iPad Mini.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:02

29. deathgod (Posts: 119; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I have a feeling this phone will end up like the facebook phone. I think this phone is designed to show what the newest version of android will be capable of on even mid range devices. That said I don't see tons of people buying it when they can wait and add 4.3 to their higher end devices.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:47

38. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I think it can sell depending on the price. If it's priced near the current high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, then this is dead on arrival. I think the price is probably going to be similar to the Nexus 4, but as I explain above, I just don't see this as a step up from the Nexus 4. Maybe tiny steps but that would be about it. I've also been hearing rumors about an LTE version of Nexus 4 which is pretty much going to be the same as the Moto X apart from the camera and the screen resolution.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 22:36

33. broffe (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


im so confused. isnt this almost literally just another nexus 4? just made by motorola instead of lg. essentially same resolution/screen size/processor/ram, memory.. seems to be more polycarbonite than glass back. its gonna have 100 mah more battery life and LTE for US carriers. im so confused with this nexus 4.1

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:09 2

39. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The only part that makes me nervous is the internal memory. If it's 16 gigs internal with no SD card slot, that's going to be rough.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 23:29

40. tiara6918 (Posts: 1326; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I hope that the final unit would offer an sd slot. 16gb is not at all for me. Currently I'm stuck with 32gb non expandable memory on my phone and I had already deleted and copied files multiple times already

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 00:39 3

46. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Same performance as a flagship using less juice with a dual core. Whats the issue here with people.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:05 2

48. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because people are still obsessed with having the most powerful specs, even though that race has become meaningless in the wake of the latest versions of Android.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:40

49. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think this will have a decent camera sensor onboard, which is likely its main selling point.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:42

50. nikeutzz (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


Specs are from a phone launched in 2011 :)) exept android vers

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:42 1

51. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


I could care less about the 720p screen, because that's really still an HD phone........the specs are definitely enough for most average people.....the only thing that dissapointed me, but didn't turn me completely off, was the 2200 mAh battery. And being that its moto I thought better of them :(

Still a great phone people and still NOT their flagship so we can't look at it like "o it doesn't have this or that"

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