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Specs for Motorola Moto X leak

0. phoneArena 15 Jun 2013, 10:48 posted on

Evleaks has been able to cough up some specs for the Motorola Moto X, and the usually reliable source says the eagerly awaited device will come to market with a screen offering resolution of 720 x 1280; a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor will power the phone which will include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 10MP camera is on back with a 2MP front-facing shooter and Android 4.2.2 is installed...

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posted on 15 Jun 2013, 10:51 24

1. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Eh another disappointment. Motorola seems to be sticking with their old ways of nicely built phones but specs of yesteryear

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:32 13

30. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

You miss the point. A phone that is supposedly revolutionary, that's supposedly being worked on closely with Google and supposedly kicks off Key Lime Pie which is said to be the holy grail to system resources - THAT kicks off with specs sheet of yesteryear!

And that my friend shows confidence from Googorola's part, a show-off that you don't need monster specs or even average of 2013 to run the future of Android smoothly even in the past. Everybody but Google can do it, and the Moto X will show Android can be light as well.

It will be revolutionary!

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 14:24 7

35. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Sounds like it'll take Google Now and expand it much, much further. Also completely agree about your statement on KLP, doing more with less is the smartest move they can make.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 19:37 1

44. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Motorala said that google is not helping them make the motorala X at all. Better off waiting till 2014 for a quad core intel phone that can dual boot windows 8 and android.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 13:26

59. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I kinda' like the way that sounds, although, can't imagine why I'd need windows 8 since Android is leap years ahead of Windows Mobile 8. I like the dual boot thing, though. Maybe Windows Mobile XXIV and Android "Z"

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 01:06 2

51. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Well, using your logic, my Note II should positively fly with KLP. Maybe that is why KLP has been delayed - cause the manufacturers are pisse?

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 06:17 1

54. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

What a shame, may the X RIP.

I loved my DROID RAZR and thought nothing would be better, especially so soon, but Samsung rocked it with the S3 and then the Note 2 and, now, the S4 and, soon, the S4 ZOOM. I expected the X to be at least comparable with the Note 2 / S4 on specs and somewhere between the two in size.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 10:53 22

2. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

"We know when it’s in your pocket, we know when it’s in your hand", that part... is kinda creepy.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 16:09 2

39. roscuthiii (Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Proximty sensor, accelerometer... with Smart Actions my Razr already basically knows these and can take specific actions depending on the criteria.

But yeah... it does come as ever so creepy a statement. Especially just after PRISM made the news. Someone put a gag on this guy from Motorola, he lost his public speaking privileges.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 10:54 10

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Motorola has truely blown it! You guys have got to come better than 720 if you're going to stay alive.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:29 8

17. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

it all depends on screen size. if its 4.5" or less then 720p is still good.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:48 2

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

True, but wouldn't that make it a mid-mange device then? I know, 4.3 and up was considered flagship once upon a time, but this sounds like a bigger Razr M.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:29 3

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It is looking to be a mid ranged handset, kind of like a successor to the Razr M. Keep in mind though, this is probably not Motorola's flagship for the year. This is just their Google phone, not their own main line of phones. I'm pretty sure I remember someone (an executive from Motorola/Google or an analyst I can't remember) saying that Motorola will still have its own line of phone separate from what they make when they collaborate with Google.


Motorola's flagship will come in the holiday season, probably a Verizon exclusive in the U.S. The Moto X is supposed to be the pure Google Motorola handset that's available on many carriers.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 14:22 2

34. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

It could be something like RAZR and RAZR M or like galaxy s4 with galaxy s4 mini

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:01 11

4. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

the dreams has been gone away...

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:22

6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

dissapinted.am i the only one who thinks this is nexus 4 knok off???

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:25 2

7. splus (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

"We know when it’s in your pocket, we know when it’s in your hand, it’s going to know when you want to take a picture and fire up the cameras… The device will know when you’re in the car and it’s moving at 60mph and you’ll interact with it differently, more safely."

That alone is far from enough to sell this phone.
If it has good specs then they'll have a hit. Without good specs it'll be a flop.

But if it's priced at really good price (Nexus price) then they'll have a hit.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:27 1

8. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Err such a sad day I tell u u can do better than that Motorola

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:34 1

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Here is what we already know:

1. CEO of Motorola Mobility Dennis Woodside have already confirmed that there will be such device.

2. Device will be made in the USA (Fort Worth, Texas).

3. Officially device will be named the Moto X.

4. Device will be broadly distributed.

5. Device is planned to go up against the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy.

6. It will follow Google's Nexus strategy with high-quality, low-cost devices.

7. It will have OLED display.

8. Device will know when it is in a pocket, device will know when it is in your hand, device will know when you want to take a picture, device will know when you are in the car and potentially offer different interactions based on your situation. in other words device will be very "contextually aware".

9. Phones will be far more durable than they are now.

10. Big capacity baterry (~ 3300 mAh).

11. Phone will be released between now and October.

12. Phone or maybe just its prototype is already manufactured and usable.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:12 3

13. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

It's point 5 that makes me think this has to be a joke. There is no way they can expect people to go for an android device with last years specifications. Unless by iPhone and Galaxy they mean last years models, there has got to be something missing from this leak.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:24 1

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"It's point 5 that makes me think this has to be a joke. There is no way they can expect people to go for an android device with last years specifications."

Agree, this leaks contradicts what Dennis Woodside have said before and that's mean that this leaks are fake or we are still missing something.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 15:03 1

37. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

But that's where I'm confused at the disappointment comments. This isn't last summer's specs (that would be the Razr/Atrix HD), they're last winter's specs. A 1.7 GHz S4 Pro, 2 GB, and a 4.5-4.7" 720 screen sounds good enough to me. That's smack in the middle of iPhone 5S and S4 territory and could attract buyers of both.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 21:53 2

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It's basically an overclocked Nexus 4, minus 2 cores and it has better cameras. Plus the durable design, giant battery, and awesome antennae typical of Motorola phones.

I would buy it. With 2 Krait cores at 1.7 GHz, Adreno 320 pushing a 720p display, and 2 GB of RAM running on stock Android, you can guarantee this will be one of the most fluid Android experiences out there. All of that plus the Nexus like updates that everyone loves; I think this will be a very appealing device, especially if it takes on the usual Nexus pricing that Google does.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 04:49

66. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

When the specs for the HTC One 'mini' and S4 Mini appeared, I saw a couple of people pining for a smaller phone with higher-end specs. Saying all the high-end Androids are 4.7-5", and why can't we have good specs in a midsize device? Maybe that's what Moto is going for here - something in a rarely-seen mid-high-end area.

So we see "only" a dual core 720 4.5ish screen, but with a great GPU, lots of RAM, and what could be (but I'm not holding my breath, given Motorola's track record) a solid camera and I would expect all-day battery. If they price it right - say $100 on contract, $500 full price - they could have a winner.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 11:56 2

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I need another HIGH END qwerty phone from HTC Sony or moto.......I'm loving the photon q but it would be nice if it were an htc :)

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:07 3

11. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

If it has 3300mAh battery and priced at $250-$350 this phone will be a winner. Not everybody cares about 1080p screen and quad core processors in their phone.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:45 1

21. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

About 1080p vs 720p, it is personal xperience, I've always compare my gnote2 and my hTc One, ohhh boy! !! 1080p display is like glamor girl that you'd always wanted besides you (Gnote 2 is very useful smart pablet).720p is great also but, I'm talking about viewing pleasure. Thisss... Moto X is sgs3 competitor and the likes.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:55 3

32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah but you're comparing 468 ppi with 267 ppi which is a real noticeable difference especially considering the Note II makes it's low ppi larger than life with it's 5.5" display. if this rumor is true (which i'm pretty sure it's not) the Moto X's display will have 312 ppi same as the Razr HD which is right beyond Retina territory and having a 1080p display at that size isn't going to make a terrible amount of difference unless you're a screen enthusiast.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 20:12 1

45. biophone (Posts: 1956; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

it would only makes a difference if you are a different species with eyes being able to see higher resolutions.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:22 1

14. papss (unregistered)

It's has got to be the biggest drought Moto has ever experienced. I honestly thought once Google bought them that they would come with something really special but this doesn't seem to be it. It's starting to feel like they were bought strictly for their patents.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 12:44 1

20. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I guess if it had to be manufactured domestically, due to the increased labor standards at home. They had to source cheaper parts. Unfortunately for them, this will not offset their product just being another random unknown this year that no one considers.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:08 2

26. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

For those upset/disappointed about Moto X, I didn't see wrong.
We don't know what's in their mind, maybe they're just experimenting,
that specs stills good. Too much expectation will kill your dreams, now let's move on and let see what the nexus 5 can bring in the table.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:26 1

27. moslondon (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

lets see what Motorola brings when they reveal this phone, I hope these specs are not the real specs, I prefer at least a quad core, 1080p resolution, nexus phone (because updates), no bigger than 5'...

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:31 1

29. jove39 (Posts: 1858; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I think this'll be their budget phone...lol

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:37 1

31. FlushGordon (unregistered)

What a lazy looking spec sheet.
Good luck with that Moto. ... all I can say is, we're halfway thru 2013 and this is what you can come up with?

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:56 1

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i don't buy it...
Dennis said this would be a Galaxy S4 competitor.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 15:08

38. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

If Motorola wants to stick with AMOLED, there's no way Samsung will let them have their 1080 screen. Motorola will always be half a generation behind Samsung in screens.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 16:28 1

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

so by half a generation you mean we should expect 1080p panels from Moto at around the same time we were shown the Razr HD last year? i actually wouldn't mind a 1080p Colorboost display myself.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 17:22 1

42. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

GIve it the best camera around and the rest won't really matter! Too bad Moto disappoints me everytime with their cameras...

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 17:39 1

43. o0Exia0o (Posts: 899; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)

to be perfectly honest...

The technical specs of a phone mean nothing if the software on it is not optimized for the phone. If these are the specs of the Moto X, yes they are last years specs but if it comes with a new version of android that has been fully optimized for the phone it will still be awsome.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 22:40

47. eman99 (Posts: 366; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Motorola is just bias every phone they have is just exclusive for Verizon and the other carriers get mediocre phones

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:09 1

48. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Why were people even hyped up about this in the first place? They used to be great long time ago but that is way back in the original RAZR flip phone days. There was absolutely no signs that suggested they would turn it around. No idea where the hype came from. Nokia hasn't made a phone I wanted since the N95 either. These washed up companies get way too much hype.

Well, at least they used to great. I can't say the same about HTC who was never good, let alone great.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:57 2

49. highwaysnobbery (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

I'd argue that their last best phone was the Droid X. It was incredible in it's day. The OG Droid was a leap ahead in it's heyday too. They've had their hits. They are however getting fewer and fewer.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 00:34 1

50. quakan (Posts: 1373; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

That was way back when flame wars got intense on here lol. Droid Does vs iPhone...the good ol' days on Phonearena.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 01:16

52. highwaysnobbery (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

Shhh, I was frequenting a different site back in those days.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 02:42 1

53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

you post such trash onto this site Taters.

you know in the states the Droid Razr was the most used Android phone offered by a single carrier not so long ago. the only other Android phone that had sold more than it here is the SIII and that's with the combined effort of all the carriers here that offered it and now i guess the S4 and maybe the One have taken spots over it but still it was and still is a hot phone.
the Razr M and HD are also very well received phones offering unmatched durability and battery life for their time. they may be even the most well rounded phones of last year. they're still offering the best battery life of anything out there and in terms of engineering feats Motorola is and will still be very, very tough to beat.
you're from Canada right? Motorola is much bigger here in the states than they are in the Great White North. you just couldn't understand.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 07:49

56. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Your information is incorrect. The S2 has also sold more units than the Droid Razr...unless you mean all of them combined...then maybe.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 14:20

60. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

actually it's not.


posted on 16 Jun 2013, 21:48

64. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I stand by my statement. The chart you linked shows Android usage in February of 2013, not total sales of devices. The first set of Droid razr devices came out in Q4 2011. The HD devices debuted in Q4 2012. The S2 originally released in Q2 2011 & has sold over 40 million units globally. It stands to reason that a device released almost 2 years before the chart was made would have a much lower usage than one released later. Besides, only in the U.S. does Motorola's devices sell decently. Did you notice how many charts they appeared in globally?

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 03:31

65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh okay, well i guess i was incorrect in saying it sold more but it was the 2nd most used handset at the time and still only within 6 months of the launch of the SII variants. the point i was trying to make should still come across well.
you said it yourself, the Razr was only 6 months newer than the SII and 2 years later it's much more widely used in the US than the SII variants.
what's your point? Motorola mainly focuses here in the US.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 07:20 1

68. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

By focusing on the US and more specifically Verizon, moto has ceded the high end to HTC and Samsung. Have we in the US ever seen a premium Motorola smartphone outside of the Droid line?

If they're planning on growing the brand, they should get on all carriers at an attractive $99 price point. As for that Motorola superphone we were hoping for, this fall should see a new Droid. Great for Verizon folks, but not a great plan for Motorola.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 15:06

73. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i certainly don't disagree with that but we got off topic here. my original point was that Motorola is certainly capable of producing hype worthy devices.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 15:23

74. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I guess it depends on what people find hype-worthy. I think the idea of an affordable, speedy, nicely-sized, well-built near-stock Android on all carriers is worth talking about. But the stock (ahem) comment on this spec sheet was utter disappointment. Why are people so surprised though? Motorola and Google didn't promise a beast, they promised a good all-arounder with always-on features.

If this spec sheet is accurate (MSM8960T, 720 AMOLED, etc), the specs aren't going to get anyone excited. Pricing and built quality, maybe. And despite our discussion elsewhere, I don't think the Moto X is killing off the Droid line completely. I think we'll see a Droid Razr X or something to that effect this fall with a 1080 AMOLED screen, similar to what we saw with the Razr HD last fall. And by then it might be too little, too late.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 09:39

57. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

You can say what you want about Motorola, but I personally know that they make good, solid phones. They always seem to have good antennas, loudspeakers, and batteries. These are very important things to me, and it seems people are starting to forget about them. For example, my HTC Incredible S had the worst speaker I've ever heard on my phone. It sounded like the earpiece speaker was on instead of the loudspeaker. This made it difficult to hear the phone ringing, and made it very irritating when trying to play music on the phone, or watch a youtube video for example.

It's the little things that Motorola does right, that people are forgetting about. Sadly they seemed to have ruined it with last years specs, but hopefully this isn't their flagship.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 15:15 1

62. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Motorola devices top the charts in satisfaction, and HTC is still above Samsung and Apple. In the UK, the HTC One X was on the top of the charts for satisfaction.


Here, Nokia topped all on Verizon and AT&T in satisfaction, but HTC is rated top for Sprint (which doesn't have Nokia devices) and Verizon. Samsung and Motorola are in a close race.


HTC bested all Android manufacturers in a large survey.


HTC beats all manufacturers here. WP also takes first for top OS satisfaction rates, probably because it's the smoothest OS out there.

Nothing you say makes sense. At all.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 07:44

55. kanagadeepan (Posts: 922; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Extra 1GB RAM and ADD 2MPx to main camera of RazrHD and you get Moto_X...

WHY Google why? It should atleast be as powerful as LG Nexus 4??? Even though I love Android, Google and Motorola (Using RazrMAXX now), this mid-range phone after a LOOOONG time is really disappointing...

Even RazrHD n AtrixHD users need NOT go for this one...

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 15:26 1

63. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

You also have Adreno 320 graphics, and much better optics presumably. I'm not sure if it will be weaker than the Nexus 4 or not. Remember, the Nexus 4 has thermal throttling, in which if it goes beyond (I think) 39 degrees Celsius, the CPU is limited to 1.2 GHz (from the original 1.5 GHz), and the GPU clock speeds is cut in half to 200 MHz. After playing a moderately intensive game for about 20 minutes, your performance is theoretically half of what it would be.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 05:14

67. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

I think it's when the battery temperature sensor hits 60 C, not 39 C. The nexus, in my experience, has never throttled. It is perfectly fine, unless you are putting it under full load for a constant 10 minutes, which you will just not do under regular usage.

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 09:51 1

71. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Here, this shows that at 39 C it goes into full throttling. But, like I said, it really only affects gamers when they play an intensive game (like shown in the video) for about 20 minutes.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 12:24

58. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

More than enough performance there to run stock android flawlessly.

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