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Moto X sized up with iPhone 5, Droid RAZR and Galaxy S4, looking compact

0. phoneArena 31 Jul 2013, 01:44 posted on

Unlike hardware specs, we didn't have much info on dimensions and size comparisons before, so have a gander at the pic inside and tell us if you agree with Taylor's comment: "Moto X size comparison. (iPhone 5, moto x, Droid RAZR, GS4) Motorola thinks this is the world's most compact high-end Android phone..."

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 02:58

17. bogdancirstea (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


as soon as you drop the phone on the margins, it will crack the whole screen

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 10:00

49. SmartPhoneSpirit (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Salut esti roman?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:02 6

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I can't believe that there are still a ton of haters on these threads bitching about how the Moto X doesn't have a quad core FU.CKING processor and an insanely dense HD screen, so it's automatically a s**tty phone and DOA.

There are cool features on this phone that make even non techy peoples' eyes bug out and a likely price point that, as demonstrated by the Nexus 4 last year, will likely result in huge demand.

As I said two years ago when the initial buyout deal went public, I think Google's going to turn Motorola's sales around now.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:46 4

23. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


It is because neckbeards don't realize that the average consumer doesn't care that much about specs. If the phone is snappy, has a crisp/vibrant/bright screen and can take good pictures while possibly looking good....thats what the consumer will care about. Plus google and motorola will be advertising how it is made in america heavily, which will work well in the US in this economy...especially at the rumored price.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:57 3

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Bingo, bingo, bingo, bingo, and bingo. I will point again and again to the Nexus 4 as an example that if you price a phone right and it works well enough, it's going to sell amazingly well. Granted, the N4 was higher end compared to the competition at the time, but I think the general populace will realize that since the S3 still works really well, you don't need the quad core processor that the S4 has in order to run Android well.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:18 1

30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


My U.S GS3 still works perfectly unless I do some heavy multitasking (switching between 4 apps, one of them being the web browser where I have 4+ tabs open), but even then it's only a slight stutter. The Moto X not only has a higher clocked CPU, but the GPU is much more capable than that of the GS3. And if it's using Motorola's X8 custom chip, it will have dedicated cores to take off some of the load from the main applications core. Basically, this thing will fly if it's running mostly stock.

Not only that, but for the price (rumored $300 off contract for 16 GB), you shouldn't be complaining about the specs.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 23:10 1

44. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


Seems Merryman and Sniggly get it, I use a 2 year old Moto Razr Maxx and yeah i get a bit of lag on it now and then. and in my new phone i don't care if it has the worlds fastest mobile processor.

What I and most of the people care about is:
1. Can it perform the functions I regularly use my phone for.
2. Battery life
3. Is it durable
4. Does it look good / social symbol
last point is not really on my list but hey hype sells a lot of iphones.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 23:17 1

45. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


the only question in my mind of my next phone is do i get the X or pay full retail for a Droid Maxx to get longer battery life. ( I have to pay full retail to keep my unlimited data on verizon)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:17 1

29. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The thing is, it does have a quad core processor and the most powerful quad core gpu available for a phone today. This is a high spec phone, except the 720p screen (but it's a full RGB (non-pentile) 720p 4.7" screen which is definitely adequate) I don't even care about specs but this thing blows the iPhone 5 our of the water in specs. It'll give the GS4 a run for it's money.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 14:36

41. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Thats not entirely accurate, the GPU is last years 320, not the 330 which is the current most powerful. But it is definitely a powerful gpu, and should be good for the next couple years at least.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 06:54

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Man the iPhone is so puny.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:12 2

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That bezel! It has a 4.7" display and it's THAT much smaller than the Galaxy S4?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:20 1

31. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Amazing, right? Same size screen as the Nexus 4 but 3mm narrower and 10mm shorter. It's basically all screen. It's going to look bezel-less once actually held in the hand.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:49

34. Igneel (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Have you take a look at the Xperia ZL? It has a 5" display yet still no larger than a Nexus 4. That is much more impressive to me.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:28

39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't know. A device with a 5" screen being just as large as a Nexus 4 seems like less of an accomplishment than a device with a 4.7" that's smaller than the Razr (4.3" display). Granted, the Razr has pretty large bezels, but just from looking at this and comparing the Galaxy S2 (4.3" display with small bezels) with the Razr, the Moto X looks like it's just a bit taller and wider than the S2 (maybe 1-2 mm). That's just me guessing from looking, though.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:09

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, engineering-wise as much as Samsung would have you believe otherwise their work doesn't compare to Moto's.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:57

37. Just.Me (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


Last night i found my old old old motorola international 7500 in a box in the basement. i plugged it into the car charger and it actually still works. After more than 13 years it still works

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 17:46

42. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


The GS4 is the smallest smartphone by overall volume (L x W x H) for a 5 inch screen if I'm not mistaken.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 22:54

43. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


But some of us don't want a phone that big, I have a moto razr maxx now ( with a gel protector) and it just fits in the phone pocket on my duty pants. I have a Nexus 7 wifi that i can use with my phones wifi hotspot if i want to use a bigger screen.

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