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Motorola Moto X press render leaks

0. phoneArena 20 Jul 2013, 04:36 posted on

For those of you waiting for the Motorola Moto X, here is a nice way to start the weekend; a press render of the eagerly awaited handset was leaked and shows that the phone is ready for its expected August 1st introduction. As we told you previously, this is not a Times Square scream it from the sky type of announcement. Motorola will hold five separate sessions with the press and the embargo will expire at 3pm EDT...

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posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:52 10

1. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I'd still prefer a 5-inch screen. It's still the year 2013 after all.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:06 7

11. proto (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


not everyone have hands that big to operate 5 inch screen with one hand...i do (i personally own GS4) but google thinks 4.7" with soft keys is right size of screen and I aprove. If bezel is really small it will be really easy to use it with 1 hand for anyone

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:55 6

16. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


it's a 4.5" inch screen not 4.7", still not bad , about 4.2" inch of usable screen, the semi transparent navigation keys make it look bigger and when it come to games and videos , you can also use the (FullScreen) App found in google play that will hide the soft keys and notification bar and have full screen usability . 4.5" is pretty good.just barely bigger than iphone 5 its the perfect overall phone size. the most important question that haven't been answered yet is : battery and storage size?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:02

18. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


it's actually full!screen not fullscreen, sorry.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:42

23. Plexicle (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


It's 4.7".

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:01 1

26. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


that's very fine with me, but the latest reports say it is a 4.5". and in the Vietnamese video that's on the web in you pause it at 1:24 and compare it to the iphone 5 next to it , it do look more like a 4.5".

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:10

28. Plexicle (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


The latest reports say 4.7". They also say it was measured and confirmed with someone who had the device in hand.

See.. AndroidPolice.. GSMArena.. etc.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:29

32. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


thank you i will, for the overall size of the phone, 4.7" sound even sweeter .

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 18:44

50. NexusPhan (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


That Vietnamese video states that they meaured it between 4.65" and 4.7" so ya.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:49 1

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, if you want to operate +0.3" bigger display (than 4.7"), your hands should be VERY BIG. (sarcasm)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:15 2

29. Plexicle (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Yeah, the big hand argument is ridiculous. I get if you don't like a big screen for whatever reason, but it's not because it's too big to handle.

My wife has a S4 and she has very small hands. She does just fine.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:13 1

36. HouTexan (Posts: 313; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Agreed. My gf has the S4 and has tiny hands.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 12:11

53. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


GS4 is a very different 5 inch beast. Companies like HTC and so have no regards for the size. Samsung is the only one that uses the thinnest plastics possible to keep the phone small yet durable.

Unfortunately, people knock them for it but that is the main reason why women can handle the GS4 easily, because of the "cheap" plastic.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:49 3

24. Secondhead (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


4,5 / 4,7 is the best i think. Let's see who will win android user this year, honami or moto x or htc, and sorry samsung. I feel enough for note 1 and S3, it's time for change.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 18:45 3

51. akki20892 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nice curve, round shapes, and looks iconic. By the way good looking phone though.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:53 11

2. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Looks pretty sexy.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:54

3. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I wonder if the little divot with the Motorola symbol will do anything.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 04:54 10

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is a nice looking phone honestly. Price it under $350, and you just may get my money.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:52

25. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


$400
I will take 2

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:08

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7048; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, looks like I'll have to make a decision. Do I get this on an employee plan and sacrifice customization? Do I buy it unlocked after saving 300 bucks? Do I forgo this and get the new Maxx, after saving 200 bucks (or more), sacrificing customization and likely speed of updates?

For anyone's information, I won't be able to root the Maxx, as simply getting caught with a rooted phone by the wrong carrier reps could get me in huge trouble. I've run the risk with my Atrix for the last several months. I wouldn't like to keep doing so. Main reasons to get the Maxx would be for the durability and battery life.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:08 1

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7048; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh, and for the love of God I hope that they finally have a good camera this time.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:14 2

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Can I say moto x?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:24

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Grrr looking fine girl...

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:48 2

9. looniaz (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


(Price + performance + pocketable size) > any flagship

Can't wait to see the full review :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:49 1

10. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It looks nice, but the problem is that some countries don't have Motorola anymore, including mine.
So, I hope Motorola will return since they're calling themselves the "New Moto".

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:07 1

12. pyradark (Posts: 772; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


this is cool moto!!! its doesnt look nexus phone on front, the back is laso something new (unlike HTC One copy of xperia P) thanks to the top corner thing.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:08

13. mahekm (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Plz.. Moto don't forget to release in INDIA

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:15 1

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I don't see anything revolutionary. Do you?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:43

15. google-apple (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


Release in India n I'll be the first one buyin' it... :)

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 06:58

17. ashwin.arena (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


Hello Moto: -please come to India-

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:33

19. Zeus.k (unregistered)


Looks nice. Following the design language of GneX and nexus4. But I would skip this to get next neXus. I really hope moto makes a come back to the international markets. With Google leading the way this could be a huge hit in emerging markets like India if priced and marketed right. This can be the return of the moto with an X factor.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 14:48

44. papss (unregistered)


I was thinking the same thing. It's not hard to see where the design came from.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:43 1

20. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


The back looks really sexy

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 08:29 1

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6499; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Looks sleek sexy design. Can't August 1st get here soon enough.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:08

27. gutzumerken (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


a little hint: if you import the press image in a graphics editor like paint.net and measure its dimensions, you get
Screen: 3,7 inches, 3,5 inches without software buttons
seems like the pictures shows its real dimension.

Height: ~4 inches
widht: ~2 inches

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:43 1

33. Genersis (Posts: 188; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I got 2.55421053 inches for width.(haven't done height)

It has a 4.7 inch display, at a 9:16 ratio screen, which is 58.42mm wide, the screen measures 190 pixels across, while the entire phone is 211 pixels across.

58.42mm/190pixels=0.3074736842105263mm per pixelX211 pixels=64.87694736842105= 2.55421053 in inches.

Still doesn't sound like the right dimensions to me mind you, maybe the picture isn't accurate, or maybe I'm just working it out completely wrong. :P

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 10:55 1

34. gutzumerken (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


sry, it was me who is completely wrong! ignore my post pls

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:07

35. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


this video will give you a better idea about the length and width of the screen and phone in general , if you pause it at 1:24 it will be side by side with the iphone 5 , plus,the video also have english transcript.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x8eKBFttro

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:26

30. Genersis (Posts: 188; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Now I just hope that the display is non-pentile and by some miracle is less than 66mm wide.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:26

31. TechEnthu (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Looks SEXY!!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:18 1

37. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Woah, I love how the software buttons are semi-transparent!

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:21

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if the updates really are handled by Google (or at least a promise by Moto that they'll give the finger in the middle to the carriers and update on their own schedule) and the price is below $400 then i'll probably be getting this.

oh and the battery is another factor too.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:15

39. lyndon420 (Posts: 1741; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I hope this sells like crazy.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:15

40. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)


Looks plasticy as a Samsung (which I don't mind) but why would I choose this over the Htc One?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 13:21

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


1. Price
2. Vanilla Android
3. Better camera

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 14:53

45. papss (unregistered)


1.) price.... I agree this will be cheaper and it should be considering the package.
2.) I prefer sense over stock to be honest.. Stock is even more generic looking than it needs to be.
3.) how do you know this? I've yet to see them compared.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 12:58

41. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Whats the difference between the motorala X customization and a ROM built around maximum customization?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 16:27

46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


hardware customization and software customization.
with this you get the best of both worlds. ;]

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 14:12

43. pinball00 (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


4.5 inches not interested just another average device =fail

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 16:33

47. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Between the Motorola Moto X, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini & the alleged iPhone lite models, I think the Moto X would compete well if in fact it's able to remain cheaper and it just might while offering users to make the phone more personal to them. With 500mil allotted for marketing this phone, it's gonna be an interesting summer. The screen size is just perfect and with those small bezels, It might end up being even smaller than the competition I mentioned above while having a larger screen than those.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 17:13

48. google-apple (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


A nice hybrid of Samsung Galaxy phones & Moto Defy phones... Ain't it???

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 17:38

49. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 507; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


It looks okay. There doesn't appear to be anything special or distinctive about it. Perhaps the multi color option would help.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 08:05

52. enderw33 (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Onscreen buttons? Yawn...next?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 12:13

54. Taters (Posts: 3032; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The design looks nice but not a fan of the specs or moto in general.

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