The new Moto X is official and available today for $99 on contract or $499 off contract
17. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Motorola came out swinging!! Overall it was a good announcement. Announced products and most are available today. The small battery is a disappointment but the original X only had a 2200 Mah battery so I'm not surprised.
With the software and hardware working fluidly the battery should be ok. Hopefully
18. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
2 days of battery life becoming standart so it is not enough.
21. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
On what 5.2" phone are you getting 2 days of battery life? What's this standard you speak of?
2 days of batter life doesn't exist.
33. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
So your saying a 3100 mah battery is lasting two days? Yeah right. No phone will give you 2 days of usage, not even the not series.
I call bluff.
30. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Moto uses IMX135 sensor, it's an old outdated sensor.
Galaxy S4 used that same sensor. No wonder why Moto is so far behind other vendors.
32. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
The battery is not as much of a problem as the price point to me. This should be $50-$100 cheaper as it's not a true flagship, in that it doesn't contain all the latest in technology, yet pricing is approaching one that is. It's more of a competitor to the Nexus 5 yet it costs significantly lot more.
34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
So you think it should be free on contract to begin with? What the hell are you smoking?
36. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
No. I could care less about a contract. The off contract price should come in at roughly $399. The phone specs are relatively comparable to the One Plus and Nexus 5.
37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Actually, the phone specs are more comparable to the Galaxy S5, which is about 600 bucks or more unlocked. So you're completely full of sh.it.
38. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
This x's, camera is inferior, it lacks memory expansion, and it's battery is smaller than a 6 month old phone (S5). If you want to further compare it to the s5, where's the fingerprint scanner? This phone, although nice if the price is right, isn't top end, and doesn't deserve that off contract price.
39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
A 13 megapixel camera is nothing to sneeze at, memory expansion isn't for everyone, and if the battery life of the original X was any indicator, it doesn't need one as big as the S5's. The processor and the base memory options are the same, the screen is the same resolution (and slightly bigger) the design is sturdier, and it has a more complete design philosophy than the S5, rather than a collection of gimmicks.
If you're a spec hound, the Moto X series is not for you. However, to pretend that the phone doesn't have enough to it to justify a 500 dollar retail price is goddamn ridiculous.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Okay, that is officially way more kickass than I imagined. Way to mofoing go, Motorola!
8. Doakie (Posts: 1865; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Ugh... I totally want the new Moto X, I'm holding a first gen Moto X in my hands now and I love it just like I loved my old Moto G before it. However my new OnePlus One is being delivered tomorrow.
Now the question is: trade the OPO for a NMX? They have the same resolution screen but the NMX has a slightly smaller screen, the NMX has less RAM, same processor but with touch less control tweeks, the NMX has significantly smaller internal storage, both have 13 MP rear cameras, but the NMX has a much smaller battery.... Not to mention it's WAY more expensive than the OPO... I dunno, I'm soooo confused. I'm not sure the NMX would be better than the OPO..... But I'd probably like it better... Maybe?
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It's worth noting that the NMX will still run like a dream even with the lesser specs. The NMX is still supposed to have full day battery life, though we'll have to wait for tests and reviews to bear that out. The NMX can be had with 32 gigs of memory instead of the 16, and you know that there's no chance of the NMX blowing up inside your pocket.
3. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
2300mAh battery? Are you kidding me? No matter how efficient the 1080p display is or how power efficient android L gonna be, battery capacity is too small. I'm super sad.
4. promise7 (Posts: 868; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I wish the Moto X had a removable back with the same options as the Moto Maker instead of picking a permanent back cover.
5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
That 2300mAh battery is way too small. Didn't the learn anything from the OG Moto X?...
9. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
But its battery life was still mediocre. This device is much larger and only has a marginally larger battery. It doesn't look good...
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The Moto X was the first smartphone that never made me worry about its battery life, and before that I had the Atrix, Galaxy Note, Droid X and Cliq.
10. Doakie (Posts: 1865; Member since: 06 May 2009)
My Moto X loses 25% battery per hour when in use.... That battery life is pretty freaking bad.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Define what you mean by "in use." My Moto X only loses that much at full brightness doing some pretty heavy browsing or game playing.
28. MobileNico (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
My Moto X barely loses 10% per hour while in use... What do you have running that's killing your battery so quickly?
35. JunitoNH (Posts: 1608; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Mine just loses power sitting in my pocket, barely last half a day. I'll never.......ever......by a Moto device again.
27. kanagadeepan (Posts: 907; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Only as per their ad... NOT in real life... Now they have added more sensors, more powerful cpu with more number of cores and bigger display and high resolution PLUS more sensors --- all for just 100mAh bigger (less than 5% increase) battery...
I don't think people will once again believe their bluff about all day battery life...
P.S. I am using Droid Maxx and OnePlus ONE now...
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I didn't see anything about whether or not the phone has wireless charging. Do we know anything about that, Phonearena?
Also, is the price bump to the 32 gig version going to be 150?
11. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
What a pathetic phone.
$500 for the non expandable 16 gig costs waaaay waaaaay too much money
And let us not forget the battery, ugh.... Smh
I'm predicting a price drop in just several weeks.
There is no way this POS is gonna sell.
12. surethom (Posts: 605; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Finally a 32gb version for UK BUT once again stupid Motorola dies not like making money, that battery is just too low.
Role on Nexus 5.2" screen
40. Bedz81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)
5.9" with 3500mah battery and memory card slot or GTFOH Moto, and i mean the Moto S, not the Nexus X/6 Fixed memory is not an option for me
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Motorola deserves big kudos for having product ready to go on launch day. I think the Moto X is actually a reasonable value, i.e. about the same off-contract price as an LG G2. I'm sure like most phones, in a month or two it'll be a bit cheaper.
While I will never buy one of Google's always on/always listening devices, I respect that many people are just fine with Google recording their lives.
19. ishan.heru (Posts: 69; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)
That tiny battery ruined the entire phone :(
20. haikallp (Posts: 184; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
The battery capacity killed the phone for me.
23. Einstein333 (Posts: 58; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I really can't understand how someone could actually be interested in a smartphone with such a small battery...
24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Because it's a great smartphone that builds upon the features that made the original one kick every other smartphone's ass?
25. Bedz81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)
Not impressed with this dur to omitting the SD card yet they were able to put it in the new G, 32GB just ain't enough! I will wait to see what this Moto S is saying
26. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Good fu.cking Christ, it seems the only people who have been paying attention tonight have been the haters.
29. kanagadeepan (Posts: 907; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
I am a Motorola fan and I love the Active Notifications in my DroidMAXX (I have unlocked its BL through Chinese Middle man).. I am using it in India (GSM)...
Well, the battery in this big phone is soo f-k!ng TINY... Thats their mistake and I can't praise them like a blind fanboy, when the number one essential feature is badly missed in this phone... Do you think I am a hater??
31. 13Elves (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
Y, the fck would u want the back logo to be a button?