Motorola X Phone pics surface: these are real folks! And, we've got more info on codename: Ghost
Unfortunately, you can't really see much of the actual phone, because it is wearing a black non-disclosure case that is hiding the phone itself, but we have confirmation that these pics are the real deal. However, our source says that the rear panel pictured is the device itself, and not the case. It is said to be made of polycarbonate, not metal or even Motorola's traditional Kevlar.
The phone matches certain details that we had heard before from our source, including the headphone jack centered on the top edge of the device, and the power and volume buttons both on the right edge of the device, like the Nexus 7. The label on the back of the device is a bit hard to read, but it does list the model of the device as "XFON ATT". This is a pretty big deal because Motorola has always had very close ties with Verizon, and Google has never launched an official Nexus device through AT&T, although AT&T has supported the Nexus 4 and 7. Our source says that the X Phone has been confirmed for release on Verizon and AT&T, but it will support all major carriers.
Our source says that the M logo in the top left is a something that all prototype devices are branded with at Motorola, but it is unlikely to appear on the final device. We're a bit disappointed in that, because so few companies in the mobile world have real logos. Apple is basically the only one, because everyone else - Samsung, Sony, HTC, Google, even LG - just use their own names as a "logo". It's nice to have the symbol sometimes.
And, even better news for you all: last time we heard from our source, it was for the disappointing news that the X Phone's release had possibly slipped to August or later; but in fact, the device is still scheduled for release in early July, so we may not have to wait to see the real thing. When we do see it, it should be packing a Snapdragon S4 Pro, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. The prototype has a 720p screen, but there is still hope that the final version will be 1080p. Our source can't confirm the screen size, but said it looks to be around 4.7". And, it should feature impressive battery life, with a battery around 3300mAh to 4000mAh.
source: @EvLeaks 1 & 2
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3. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Why a 720 screen so late in the game when 1080p is becoming the norm. The ram and storage is good however the low resolution screen is a sticking point for "me".
9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Edited, the prototype is 720p, but the final is planned to be 1080p
26. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Thanks for the edit because I hope Moto and Google get this right. At this point trying to make a position you need to bring your A gamel and a 1080p screen does just that
59. cheetah2k (Posts: 726; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Google said its not going to be a "Wow" phone, so expect similar HW specs to say the HTC1 etc (Snapdragon 600 + 2Gbs Ram, etc)
13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 730; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
720P isn't bad depending on the size. This has been rumored to be a mid range phone anyway which further justifies 720P.
24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
our source can't confirm the actual size, but says it's around 4.7"
39. cretinick (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
The M logo in the top left is different in each photo. It is an active logo, or those are different phones, each one with one different logo?
82. alila2 (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
i believe its the same phone we seen couple month ago
42. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The jump from 720 to 1080 *on an LCD* isn't nearly as dramatic as the jump from 480 to 720 was. Apple really was on to something with the "retina" thing. There are so few times I feel I need a resolution any higher than 720 on my phone (granted it's only a 4.3" screen, but still). On the other hand, a PenTile 720 screen like on the GS3 or Razr HD still has visible jaggies to me. So it really depends on the screen tech Moto chose.
46. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I agree. Something with a 5.5+ inch display is amazing with a 1080p display That's like 400ppi and that still is a very high ppi count. But if you only have 4.5/4.7 with a 1080p display, it really just is overkill at that point.(Over 468 ppi)
What's the difference your eye can see between a 360 ppi vs 468 ppi? The numbers might seem huge, but compare them side by side on a screen with the same size and type and you won't be able to see any real difference.
55. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I don't disagree with HTC putting a 1080 screen in the One, because they need as many selling points as they can get. But I don't think there's a practical *need* for 1080 LCD screens below 5". It's a bit of a marketing gimmick/bragging rights thing, like the megapixel wars.
67. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Very true, the idea of someone "needing" it on their device with a screen that small is just silly. But when you have a near 6 inch phablet, then yes there's a need for it because without it, you're going to have a lot of pixelation.
86. jphillips63 (Posts: 129; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Damn really pixilation on 6" screen with anything below 1080p? How in the hell did Televisions go for so long on 720 pictures with screens ranging from 27"-70" Matter of fact I still have an old TV that's 32" and is 720p and yes my 1080p TV's do look better but on 6" screen you can not see 1080p and 720p differences unless you zoom way into something on a photo. Ya'll are on crack to think and believe you gotta have 1080p on 6" screen.
87. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3509; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because they further you are away from a display, the higher the pixel density seems. You obviously won't hold a 27" TV as close as you would a 6 inch display, so pixel density isn't as important. A 720p 27" TV has a pixel density of about 55 ppi, but because of how far you would usually view it from it doesn't look like it; phones now have pixel densities much higher than 300 ppi because we view them closely and can see pixels more easily.
43. akki20892 (Posts: 2282; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
they don't want to show whole phone that's y they put case on it.
80. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Why the blind obsession with 1080P (pardon the pun). Do you have the sharpest eyes in the world or are you going to use the phone right up in front of your face? Honestly this scramble for ultraspecs just for the sakes of it makes me laugh.
The Lumia 920 screen looks every bit as good as any 1080P phone screen and the dual core processor is sufficient enough to keep the software ticking along nicely. Quad core is not required with the right software!
You should try a Lumia for a couple of weeks and see for yourself.....and no I'm not a troll, I'm previously a huge Android fan, converted to WP and Nokia. I gave my 8 month old GS3 to my son and got a new contract, just to get the Lumia 920, and I don't regret it for one second.
89. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
If you can buy a product and every thing is the same except one product has a better feature for the same price even if it isn't that noticeable you would have to really want the product with a less feature for the same price.
Not many people will buy something and not try to buy the very best that they can for the same cost period.....except maybe you!
Out of 100 people if they saw that the product was equal in every way and one had a 720p and one had a 1080p screen most would opt for the 1080p unit.
83. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
12 thumbs down to a statement that was valid enough to cause an "EDIT" 1080 was not mentioned when I 1st read it. lol now thumb this down too.lol
I still stand by at this point had it been introduced at 720 it would not sell as wel to moist people when there are 1080p phones like the S4 or the HTC ONE.
10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Could you explain that? The only visible part of the phone is a blurry picture of the rear panel.
15. Captain_Doug (Posts: 730; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I don't think that's the real rear panel. It could be, but I think it's more of the "case".
27. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2604; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Our source has held the prototype and says that is the actual rear of the device.
23. 14545 (Posts: 975; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
It just seems like a square box of a phone. From the blurry pics.
57. milesboy5 (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
what are all the other phones like then??
11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 730; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
The phone is in a case so as to protect its true identity. The only thing you can see that is apart of the phone is the screen. Try reading the article first.
12. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You must not have read the part where the phone's appearance is covered up by a non disclosure case.
14. 14545 (Posts: 975; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I was kinda thinking the same thing. But if it has the hardware and software package, sign me up.
49. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Tegra has never played well with cell phones.
Snapdragon 600-800 will do just nicely.
54. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Tegra 4i is more powerful and more power efficient than a snapdragon 800. The Tegra 4i is the phone versions of the tegra 4.
56. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
how the heck did you come up with that? have you played around with phones running on the Tegra 4i and Snapdragon 800?
64. aditya.k (Posts: 378; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Lol. Tegra 4i is based on Cortex A9, so really don't expect much from it! :D
92. jpal12 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 May 2013)
The snapdragon 800 is more powerful and has better power consumption.
25. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 254; Member since: 07 May 2012)
in case your blind,the phone is in some sort of casing,and how can you judge when your not seeing the entire phone?
28. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 254; Member since: 07 May 2012)
in case your blind,the phone is in some sort of casing,and how can you judge when your not seeing the entire phone?
34. tedkord (Posts: 3778; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Try reading the story. The phone is in a special case to hide its actual design.
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
DAMN BOUT TIME AT&T have it too. and
17. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Got me excited for nothing, the title made a lot of hoopla over this!
Crappy pictures, phone has case and the screen isn't even going to be the real screen when its released. Only thing you can see is the shape.
18. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Motorola needs to get this on (at least) AT&T and Verizon simultaneously. That would cover the majority of the US. AT&T gets all the good phones (Lumia 920, One X, Optimus G), while Verizon has only the Razr line.
Also, I want one. :P
35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Exactly my point. VERIZON is jut being plain greedy because they pay MOTOROLA too be only on their network which sucks for everyone else.
44. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yes, Verizon has gotten the best of what Moto has to offer, but I don't like how AT&T gets the best of what *every* manufacturer has to offer. Adding an AT&T-exclusive X Phone would just be unfair.
60. bigdawg23 (Posts: 296; Member since: 25 May 2011)
People seem to forget that outside LTE, AT&T offers international gsm bands which makes it an easy move. CDMA poses change to device hardware.
19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
My question is : will this be the phone that changes everything in the android world ? Or its just another smartphone
22. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's just another smartphone, but so what? The world needs a quality, nearly-stock phone that more of us can access. The One and GS4 are good, but they're not for everyone.
29. lyndon420 (Posts: 1462; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Not likely. Google is just starting to get their feet wet as an OEM (of sorts). Give them a couple more rounds with it then we can hope for miracles.
53. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
why, were you expecting an Android phone that turns into an ironman suit?
79. Aeires (unregistered)
No one phone will change the Android world, there are too many OEMs cranking out high quality flagship phones for one to stand out that much.
20. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Good specs I love the way Motorola put the battery in their phone. Hope we see 3500+ mAh.
21. dsDoan (Posts: 208; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
"these are real folks!" "according to our sources"
In other words, nothing is proven legit.
30. tomn1ce (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
At&t is on a roll with all the new gadgets...When is verizon going to pick up the slack...
31. sorcio46 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Awesome Codename :D "Ghost" with Android 5.0 onboard!
32. lorenzattractor (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I'm sure that by the time this device is release it'll be refined to today's standard. Really looking forward to this one!
33. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Only one questions I forgot too ask why MOTOROLA put a 720P HD screen while everyone else have a 1080P FULL HD?
72. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
i hope youre right ill be very upset if it doesnt have THE RAZR EDGE or I won't get it. cause this will be my last phone then I'm moving too pre paid