Motorola Moto X poses for yet another press shot, this time in white
If the white covered Motorola Moto X looks familiar, it is the color of the Moto X used by Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Allen & Co. Media and Tech conference. If you're the chairman of the company that owns Motorola, getting a Moto X in advance of the launch isn't a difficult problem.
If it feels as though we've been talking about this phone for quite awhile, that is because we have. Back in January, we passed along to you a job listing posted by Motorola, seeking a product manager for the "X-phone," and even back then the word was that this handset would let the world know who Motorola's daddy is. The first mention of the phone was just a few days earlier, and back then, it was speculated that the phone would be a high-end model running Key Lime Pie. The handset has gone through quite a few changes since then.
All these months later and we are rapidly approaching the introduction of the model. For your viewing pleasure, look below for the Motorola Moto X done up right in white.
source: @evleaks via Engadget
1. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Looks very nice. The back is pretty reminicsent of the HTC One.
17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
A pity with the on-screen buttons and apparently not front Motorola logo that it doesn't have HTC One-like speaker grills.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
While it would be awesome to have speakers like the One, if Motorola fixes their goddamn camera I think I'll be satisfied with this phone.
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4238; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Front facing speakers should be a standard by now, HTC nailed it with that. But, the speaker on the Razr HD from my experience is very good, not One good, but still good.
From the recent announcement by Aptina, the Clarity+ tech that will be used in the Moto X seems like it will be very competitive with the amazing camera on the Galaxy S4, while taking great low light shots like the HTC One and Lumia 920
25. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Lol'd at the front speakers as standard. Haha
30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4238; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Say what you want, front speakers are probably the most obvious feature that every manufacturer has missed until recently. Samsung was the first (to my knowledge) to put front speakers on a tablet, which was great, and now HTC is doing it on their phones.
Supreme sound quality is a great thing to have. Plus, you'll never miss a notification again, those things are loud.
27. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
While speakers on the front is a good functionality, I'm sure that majority of buyers out there still prefer using a headphone while consuming content. Also, having front facing speakers makes the phone much bigger than it needs to be. I mean, come on, look at the HTC One alongside the Mini, you can barely tell the difference in size. I have a Razr HD and the speaker on the back sounds just fine. I rather a more compact phone than to have a bigger phone just for the benefit of front facing speakers.
29. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I never really used my speakers on my previous phones since they usually kinda suck (omg the G Nexus has pitiful speakers), but lemme tell you, i use them all the time on my One. Don't underestimate its usefulness. Anytime I'm out with friends, sitting outside at a park, on a porch etc, they always ask me to turn on some music or a video on my phone cause it sounds like an actual speaker. Headphones don't work in those scenarios.
32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4238; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
There have been so many times where a friend wants to show me a video/listen to a song and we had to do the really awkward sharing of ear buds. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks it's awkward because I'm very strict on my own personal space, but still. If they don't have ear buds, they try to cup their hand around the speaker to try and direct the sound forward, but that's usually ineffective.
Front speakers are well worth the extra dimensions in my opinion. To each his own, I guess.
26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yeah, the camera has been Moto's downfall for a while. I hope they step up their game in the camera area. 2013 seems to be the year that cameras become the differentiating feature of smartphones.
2. valapsp (Posts: 541; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Love at 1st sight. Hope the battery meets Motorola's standards. (Yeah by standard I mean 3300mAh+)
3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 966; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
4. Jklaz (Posts: 156; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)
That's some bs if its true. I don't care how optimized the os is for good battery life . I've run stock ROMs on my S3 and still can only achieve 4 hours of screen time. If I'm up 18+ hours a day and have moments where I need to be doing stuff on my phone I don't want it dying.. I hope its 2500mah+
12. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
That's 100 MAh more than the S3 battery, and the Razr M runs a really long time with a 2000 mAh battery. My coworker's M was at 48 percent after a day and a half off the charger the other day, and just yesterday had gone almost 7 hours, dropping just to 84 percent. He's not exactly a slouch with his phone either.
20. Captain_Doug (Posts: 966; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I hope so too but I doubt it. 2200 isn't terrible though. I plan on underclocking the CPU from day 1.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
That battery size is not standard. You have to go MAXX for that kind of capacity. Motorola's "standard" is actually between 1800-2500 mAh.
6. Feanor (Posts: 572; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I think the design is generally bland but I also don't like the fact that the upper bezel is thicker than the lower. It's the lower that needs to be thicker in order to avoid finger strain, not the upper.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4238; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The phone that Eric Schmidt was holding had a white back, but black front panel and trim, this render is all white though. That must mean you can choose different colors for the back and front panels, and the trim. Panda colored phones are the best kind of phones.
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
I also prefer panda colors...
9. MartianMe (unregistered)
I just hope that they include a 32gb too.
14. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
This looks like a marriage of the iphone 5 and galaxy s4; Seriously, it's the same boring design that htc, samsung, lg, sony, zte, and huawei have been using for that last 2 years.
16. looniaz (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
Quote: "it's the same boring design that htc, samsung, lg, sony, zte, and huawei have been using for that last 2 years"
That's pretty much all smartphone brands. So what are you suggesting then?
24. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Yeh becaus square and circle phones would sell real well....
19. alila2 (Posts: 126; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
the back look great in white, the front i'm not so sure , it look better in black. i guess Eric Schmidt already figured that out.
22. monkeytown (Posts: 123; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
still wondering why we need another nexus 4
28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Looks pretty. But like too see it in red or yellow. Instead of the same plain black & white colors.
33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
But then all the Nokians would say they copied Nokia....LOL
38. darkkjedii (Posts: 17554; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah gadget like you say apple is, even though they've had multi colored iPods forever.
31. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Awesome device, cant wait to have my hands on it. I wish they had done high end hardware also but I am still happy with this much anticipated phone :-)
34. Whateverman (Posts: 3242; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Add a better cmera, bigger screen, a stylus... And I'm coming back home to Motorola!
41. Whateverman (Posts: 3242; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That's usually the case with Motorola! They can't launch on time to save their lives. Wasn't the Bionic like a year late? But if the put out a Note 3 challenger with comparable specs... I'm on it!
42. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
*sigh* that's not what Motorola's doing with this phone and you know it.
The Bionic was about 5 months late. It was originally speculated to come out in March or April. It ended up coming out in September. Pretty remarkable job considering they had to redesign the whole damn phone.
47. Whateverman (Posts: 3242; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I imagine its Motorola's fault since its Motorola's phone, but i really dont care whose fault it was. All I know is I waited a very long time for it to come out. So long that I just got tired of waiting and upgraded to a different phone. If they want loyal customers, they need to quit dragging their feet and bring the heat. Keeps stalling and Samsung wins.
48. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
*shrugs* that's your choice, broski. I'm just happy Motorola isn't kicking products out just to be quick about it.
43. darkkjedii (Posts: 17554; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah you're rite about that, even this ones been delayed a couple times.
35. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 769; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I want a long lasting battery on heavy use. A weird thought- The only way to have a long lasting battery of 4-5 days is that if the whole casing/structure of the phone is a battery. The display, hardware etc to be embedded on the structure of battery. There can be slots cut to fit the chipset/mermory card/sim/camera/display etc. Then the battery capacity will be around 7000-8000mAh. Wouldnt that be awesome.? I think some company must do this..
36. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
The Sheldon Cooper in me can't accept the fact that the lower part bezel is so much smaller than the upper part
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 17554; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
All the hype, delays, and secrecy for this? Nice looking phone, but ip5, and HTC One look better IMO. Better have unbelievable specs, an ip5 quality camera, and great gimmicks or else. Looks like a nexus 4S
40. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Why are you trying to saddle this phone with the expectation for "unbelievable specs?" We already know this is going to be a mid range phone specs wise at a mid range price.
If you keep shouting for "unbelievable specs" when you know the phone isn't going to be marketed as a super high end superphone nor sold at that price, you're just being an asshole.
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 17554; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well I'm not being an Ahole cuz I didn't know it was a mid range phone. And I don't think it is, it's a high end phone with low high end specs jerk.
46. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If you've paid any attention at all to ANY of the articles about the Moto X from at least a month or so ago, then you should know what this phone is meant to be.
So which is it? Were you just neglectful in not paying any attention? Or were you willfully ignorant?
50. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 769; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
If this phone was with "unbelievable" specs, the price would also be unbelievable. However, this phone shall be available @ $250-400..
49. GeekMovement (Posts: 2109; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Good call quality and a nice battery will make this drool worthy.
51. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3647; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
And Camera too. It has a decent design with front and back panel.