Motorola X Phone pics surface: these are real folks! And, we've got more info on codename: Ghost
0. phoneArena 02 May 2013, 18:58 posted on
We've seen leaks before, but according to our sources, this one is legit. Pics have been released by EvLeaks, who has a more positive than not reputation for good leaks, showing the Motorola X Phone. Unfortunately, you can't really see much of the actual phone, because it is wearing a black case that is hiding the phone itself...
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38. imkyle (Posts: 1030; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Moto said they will not make a huge screen for their Moto X, and I bet half of you all will complain and sulk.
40. grahaman27 (Posts: 352; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
so much for a compact 4.3" 720p superphone.
69. Captain_Doug (Posts: 819; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
The Rezound did have a great screen though.
71. roldefol (Posts: 3220; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's been a heavy chunk with a weak battery, but that screen was the best on the market for a few months. I'm a sucker for a good display.
45. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
4.7 inches feels like a good size for a phone. Big, but not too big. Give this some good hardware and software and I'll be interested. My question is will it be priced cheap like the Nexus 4 or will it be another 600-800 dollar phone
47. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I like how it is looking... Need to know more about the battery and camera!
51. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
this bears a huge resemblance to the Nexus design criterion! i kind of wish it was. i don't understand why "close to stock Android". just go with stock and promise us instant updates darn it.
52. darkkjedii (Posts: 13414; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Hope it looks better as the final release
62. protozeloz (Posts: 5383; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I think it will (or might) remember the HTC one leak? It was bad looking but the phone is great in person
58. BattleBrat (Posts: 1197; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Damnit moto, you let me down! The whole reason I bought the razr was because it wasn't a rubberized plastic brick, and now here you are! Making rubberized plastic bricks! Well, I hope you're happy my next phone is going to be a Sony or an HTC!!!
61. roldefol (Posts: 3220; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Settle down there, son. Rumor has it there are more Droids coming. I wonder if this X phone is going to lead to an Atrix/Razr situation, where AT&T gets their version first, but Verizon gets the better design/materials. I'd rather see them focus on one device for all carriers, but Verizon may disagree.
63. protozeloz (Posts: 5383; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
If I'm not mistaken is good to know the "atrix" brand usually has some sort of plastic on them (atrix one and two) so it could be an att thing
65. mydi.maus (unregistered)
not sure of this phone ..but SONY'S honamy and togary specs are rumer but can be true.
70. alltechinside (Posts: 247; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Lack of Key Lime Pie this year might be a disappointment for some people, but Moto is keeping my expectations up :D I don't mind have a 720p screen as long as I can get a stock android experience AND large Battery. having a microSD card slot would be a plus :D
74. moronman66 (Posts: 160; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
You know, Motorola uses an M to stand for Motorola, and Apple uses an Apple to stand for Apple. It's not like a symbol means anything, if anything it states a little bit of arrogance, assuming people will know it's from Apple, although honestly, if someone saw it and they had never heard of or seen Apple, they'd say "An apple?". X Phone is interesting, but I feel like it's far too hyped up, the Phone X is going to come out and, similar to the M7, it won't be all that it's cracked up be (Not to hate on the HTC One, but it has it's share of things that could be better)
75. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Looks like stock Android to me, but I believe in Motorola, they will not disappoint us! I hope......
76. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Might just be me but I feel let down because I was hopeing for a great screen to phone ratio like the Sony xperia ZL.
Oh well maybe the price will make up for it
81. MotorolaX (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
I think first one 5.5" 2nd one 4.7" thired on 4.3" or 4.2" agree!
84. MATOZ (Posts: 71; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Uhm, I see a Play Store looks like a light blue theme to me. Maybe the modified PS version on this prototype.
88. beachgurl (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 May 2013)
What about SD card slot ? Rather fond of the option.
90. beachgurl (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 May 2013)
Bummer came across the article on the color options and saw no SD card likely bummer. I may go for the galaxy s4.
91. fredphoesh (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)
Hmm. I was kinda half waiting for this phone and not buying the SGS4/HTC one... but jeez, it looks like it's got a fat black ugly rubber cover. What's with that clunky thick case around the glass. U-G-L-Y!!!!!!!
93. docj8404 (Posts: 72; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
I personally think it comes down to person perception/preference and visual acuity. I'm sure if you had 3 different sets of eyes looking at the same device, at least 1 person may interpret the colors (saturation, hues, sharpness) differently, even if just slightly. To speak a bit more to this, it's a popular debate by many that AMOLED technology is "cartoonish, unrealistic, & way oversaturated", at some point becoming visually u appealing to the eye.. Others may feel that IPS/LCD technology isn't "vibrant enough, lacks depth & the colors appear to be washed out".
I personally would be more than satisfied with a 720p screen on any device below 4.85', however, looking at the HTC One & it's 1080p display on its 4.7' screen, I can notice a reasonable difference (For the better, obviously) between it & it's big brother, the 720p HTC One X. An even better example is co paring the S3 & S4.. Besides the new diamond pixel arrangement on the S4, the bump to a 1080p resolution looks to have cleared up a few of the primary issues that many had with the display on the S3, pixelation being one of them.
Like someone above me said, new Android hardware has become a rat race to specification land, every spec that's been improved or increased used as an additional selling point & justification for an upgrade, especially when dealing with carriers. I find that where you'll notice the biggest difference in the 720p/1080p resolution is not so much in everyday use, but mostly in media consumption. Ever watch a 1080p movie or video clip on a 720p screen? It looks great. Now if you've ever watching a 1080p clip on a 1080p display, well, it looks superb. For some the increased battery consumption & processing power used to power the higher resolution screen isn't quite worth the trade off, even if it's minor, but for media-holics, like myself, well it's a "sacrifice" I'm up to make.
Of course, to each their :)
From a proud Nexus 10 owner.