Motorola Moto X gets the teardown treatment and shows off the X8 SoC
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2013, 20:00 posted on
Today was the first day of sale for the Motorola Moto X, so that obviously means that iFixit had to tear it apart to see how it all fits together. The good news is that the Moto X scores well on iFixit's reparability scale, but there weren't any real surprises hidden inside Motorola's new flagship device. Everything is as we expected it to be...
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2. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
and yet you find it productive to comment on its news.
3. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1452; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
He's right, but jt is no less trolling on his part. The battery life is far from impressive, and that was a major piece of hype. If you skimp on parts (1080p screen, amazing SoC), you better deliver some great battery life. It doesn't feel like anything special in the hand, it is mid-2012 fast, and AT&T has already screwed the launch by requiring a 2-year contract for a customized version.
4. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Just out of curiosity and with no hostility intended whatsoever, have you had personal experience with the phone's battery or is that based off of reviews?
5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1452; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
I've read quite a few reviews, and my time with it has been rather brief. I, and they, could be wrong, but I'm inclined to believe the consensus.
I love the concept, and the fit and finish were nice, if mixed (Some accents are cool and look/feel very nice, while others had me scratching my head). If Moto had a little reputation capital built up, I would say they could probably overcome the rocky start, but they really don't. Too many heavyweights are a few weeks away, so this will be a tough sell by the time they get the custom program expanded and distribution expanded.
6. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You are too kind. People need to remember Moto had sufficient time to get the product "right". This was not one of those products "rushed" to market. Some Moto exec's with high pay grade CLEARLY screwed up on the execution and timing.
You look at Blackberry, aka RIM, that also took its time release their products. However great or huge improvements from prior handsets, the fact remains the market is intense with Apple raising the bar each year and the other OEMs constantly trying to steal Apple's "deep-pocket" customers.
So yes, by delaying the product, I agree with you the timing is now going work against Moto, especially if Apple releases the 5S and 5C in a two-prong attack to further squeeze the marginal OEMs like Moto.
7. Daftama (Posts: 586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Now watch other companies follow moto foot steps on how the chip processes it's impressive ppl like u don't understand it