New photos of Motorola Moto X show that the model will employ a nano-SIM card and tray
As for the actual size of the phone, a comparison shot shows the Motorola Moto X sized up with the Motorola Milestone 3. This is the phone that those in the states would recognize as the Motorola DROID 3. Because the latter has a physical QWERTY keyboard, there is no contest in terms of thickness. The Motorola Moto X is obviously the thinner of the two. And when the two handsets cozy up to each other, you can see that the Moto X is also the taller of the two models. Additionally, the Moto X obviously trumps the DROID 3 in the glass department as it sports a larger screen than the 4 inch display that was used on the DROID 3. In case you're wondering, the Motorola DROID 3 measures up at 123.3mm x 64.1mm.
It's getting more exciting as we get closer to the big day. We wouldn't be surprised to see more leaks leading up to the announcement. And on August 1, we will be covering the Motorola Moto X event so keep it right here for the latest news on the phone.
Motorola Moto X's nano-SIM, comparison with the DROID 3
source: GSMInsider (1), (2) via Phandroid
1. rishabh_2795 (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
The colors seem to be on the warmer side :/
10. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
Droid 3, Droid X2, Bionic all use qHD, Pentile displays. The display has a RGBW layout. Meaning the White pixel makes the colors more cooler, vs warmer on the Super AMOLED displays.
2. NexusPhan (Posts: 541; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I activated my micro SIM card yesterday. This would happen to me...
24. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
All you have to do is razor the excess it is the same card, we cut regulars to MICROS and then cut the same ones to nanos
4. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Dammit I was thinking of buying one but dnt have an att nano sim only micro sim :s
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You can walk into a carrier store and ask to transfer your number to a nano SIM, it literally takes about 1 minute at no cost to you.
8. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Hehe when I worked at att last year we would charge 25 bucks for that till we got in trouble for doing it.
16. Cha7520 (Posts: 216; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
Yup...I went on Ebay and bought a $65 Micro sim card via straight talk (ATT sim). That sucks! I guess I just wasted money. Maybe I will get the Nexus 5 if it ever comes out.
5. jaredhamline (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Droid Moto X... Thinner than a bottle cap ice cube!!
6. juandante (Posts: 392; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
OK nice one ! But I hope more of their phones are x86 like the other one.
9. Genersis (Posts: 206; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Hmm, so it's going to be around 65mm wide.
That's really good for the screen size.
Still not sure about one handed use though.
11. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
The Droid Maxx (Ultra Maxx) uses a Nano SIM too. I'm gonna have to get an adapter and new SIM card to make it work with my Bionic.
12. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
Does it mean the battery is not replaceable? I hope it is not the case :(
15. sergiobr (Posts: 435; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I´m looking for the new camera technology ! I hate WP, let´s see what Android can give us fighting S4 vs Motorola X vs Sony Honami. Definitily , no 1020 Lumia !
18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Still curious too know what is the X PHONE BATTERY life since now it have NANA SIM card. Just hope it's the same life as ther DROID RAZR version
19. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Was hoping it was a micro sim so I could swap back & forth between it and my S3. Currently I have a Rezound as backup, which employs a standard sim. Not a problem for most, but when you're 200 miles from a store that means them sending out a replacement if my main phone goes down, and another when I go back to it.
This is getting as ridiculous as when each new phone came out with a different charger connector. Set a standard and leave it be, that's why it's called a standard. Can't really call it that if it's replaced every year.
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You can always buy an adapter. They're like less than $3 a piece for a kit, you can keep them in your wallet. Or you can just keep the empty adapter in the phone and pop in the nano SIM when you need it, just to make sure you don't lose it.
25. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The more I've read on them the less they sound like a viable option. In many cases they either won't fit or get stuck in the spring loaded sim slot. As far as putting an empty adapter in the phone, apparently if it's a spring loaded slot like on the S3, the retainer will get lodged where the card should go and can't be removed by the end user.
What irks me about this is they started using sims (on Verizon at least) for the LTE network, and also so switching to another phone would be easier and not require one of their CSRs. But each year they come out with a new size. I'm sure next year we'll see a pico-sim card. My point is sims are supposed to make swapping between phones painless. In their implementation of them, it was actually easier to swap phones pre sim card.
20. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 195; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Whats the point of going to a nano sim, should just keep it standard and stop at the micro sim size and let Apple small phone use a smaller sim since its too small to use the same sim card as everyone else.
Next year Apple is going to bring out a pico sim card size because others are using their nano sim card.
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Or, you know, we could make nano SIM the new standard because it makes more room to cram nice technological goodies in the device, or just make it smaller. Maybe that's what everybody was doing all along?!
23. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Nano sim lets them make the device a tiny bit slimmer but it has no benefit in stuffing in better hard ware.
26. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1897; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
If what you are saying is true until they get to the point where sim cards are too small for practical use, they will keep putting out smaller sizes. I'm sure people said the same as you when micro sims came out. But the fact of the matter is the main benefit of sim cards, easily swapping between phones, is lost. On Verizon each phone number can only have one sim card on it, which means everytime you swap to a different sim card size the old one is burned.