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Third-generation Motorola Moto X specs leak

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Alleged specs leak for the third-gen Motorola Moto X

Alleged specs leak for the third-gen Motorola Moto X


With hot new flagship models from Samsung, LG and HTC already in the hands of consumers, where does Motorola stand? Last September the manufacturer welcomed the second-generation Motorola Moto X into the world. But before the year was out, the Moto X was surpassed specs-wise by the beastly Motorola DROID Turbo and the Motorola built Nexus 6.

Now, there is speculation about the specs for the third-generation Motorola Moto X. According to a report published today, the new Moto X will use the same 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution panel that is employed on the DROID Turbo. That means it will have a pixel density of 565ppi. Under the hood, Motorola will employ the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset and 4GB of RAM will be on board. There will be two variants of the phone, one with 32GB of storage and the other with 64GB of memory. A 16MP Clear Pixel camera will be on the back while a 5MP snapper will handle selfies and video chats from the front. Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

We most likely will see the third-generation Moto X launched in September. If the specs stick, it will be carrying the flagship banner for Motorola.

Thanks for the tip!

source: STJSGadgets

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posted on 05 May 2015, 15:23 21

1. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1431; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Amazing phones by Moto, the G series raped the value for money for us who don't live in Asia. Still s**tty low end samsung phones sell more. The brainwash is real.

posted on 05 May 2015, 16:35 13

29. sgodsell (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Anyone notice there is almost a 1000 mha extra on this battery compared to the older Moto X.

posted on 05 May 2015, 16:54 5

37. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I noticed it and I'm not going to hold my breath. If this is all accurate then I'll be excited, but I still have to question the legitimacy of the information.

posted on 05 May 2015, 17:53

47. UglyFrank (Posts: 1657; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


It is weaker than the Droid Turbo and Nexus 6 though.....

posted on 05 May 2015, 18:41 1

58. lyndon420 (Posts: 4403; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup...hopefully it holds true.

posted on 05 May 2015, 18:45 2

59. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I hope so. Past two Moto X phones have been very disappointing. Let's hope Motorola finally learned their lesson.

posted on 05 May 2015, 19:35 8

67. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


The second Gen motox is pretty damn good sir.

posted on 05 May 2015, 20:21 6

73. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Good isn't the word I would be using.

posted on 10 May 2015, 17:04 4

159. esp9935 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Excellent is probably the word you are looking for, since they provided the best UI out there (next to a Nexus) along with top end build quality and radios. Neither camera was as bad as made out to be, the 1st gen Moto X camera stacked up VERY well to the iPhone 5 camera which all of the Apple fanboys rave about. The Moto X 1st and 2nd gen were superior to the Galaxy S4 and S5 in the real world.

posted on 10 May 2015, 23:59 3

162. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You can't convince Mr Mxyzptlk, Tim Cook himself could defecate on his chest and he would still beg for more. The guy worships Apple and has an irrational hatred for Motorola, and yet everything that he uses to justify his dislike for them is something that Apple is guilty of, making him a major hypocrite. He says the battery life is terrible but the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery while the Moto X has a 2300 mAh battery, he says that Motorola cameras suck but Motorola's Nexus 6 beat out the iPhone in a blind comparison. He attacks the OS saying that it's unstable but It's been proven that it crashes less frequently than iOS, he says that Android has more security issues but iOS has been in the news so much the past year regarding Apple accounts getting hijacked and ransomed, then iCloud scandal, the 1,500 reported apps in the App store that act as back doors.

posted on 05 May 2015, 20:38 4

76. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Kanye's back everyone!!!

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:04

109. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not Kanye you twit.

posted on 06 May 2015, 09:37 3

117. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Then stop trollin articles covering subjects you're not interested in. You come in here talking trash, and it's all BS. I've told you numerous times, stop trollin Motorola and Googles and I'll stop making the connection between you two.

posted on 06 May 2015, 09:54 2

122. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Scott, you're talking to Mxy. This is his way of entertaining himself. (Masturbation is too much work, apparently).

posted on 06 May 2015, 10:57 4

126. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Oh wow, I cannot believe that you went there. +1 my friend

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:14 3

128. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Of course I went there. It's me. ;)

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:14

129. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Maybe you should reach puberty first before you talk about me.

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:23 5

133. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Mxy, just because you're a creepy old man, it doesn't mean everyone younger than you is prepubescent. Stop fantasizing like that.

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:18

138. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's ok sniggly. Everyone gets off first base eventually. Well you have to get into the park first.

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:30 3

142. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


See, now you're just randomly trying to imply I'm a virgin without any connection to what I just said. Your insults at least have to make sense before they really become funny.

On a side note, it's adorable seeing that I can immediately get you worked up after a months long absence.

posted on 06 May 2015, 17:57

148. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It was in line with what you said before. Even you could have figured that one out unless I was giving you too much credit.

Don't flatter yourself. You're the puppet and I'm the puppeteer pulling the strings.

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:16

130. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Grow up. I'm expressing my opinion like you do.

posted on 06 May 2015, 12:50 4

135. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


But your opinions are contradicted by your preference in smartphone. You say Motorola has bad cameras, yet the Motorola Nexus 6 has a better camera than the phone you love. You also complain about the battery life of the Moto X, but the phone lasts a whole day, while iPhones have always had issues with battery life, Samsung even went so far as to label iPhone users as wall huggers.

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:22

139. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's funny when you're a hypocrite. I've seen many people with galaxy phones plugging their phones in. You say my opinion is contradicted by my choice of smartphone. How does that make you any different?

posted on 06 May 2015, 19:51

153. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


How am I a hypocrite? I never said Galaxy phones had good battery life. I simply said that Apple is known for having piss poor batteries, then followed up with an example of the industry pointing out that glaring issue. You still are incapable of proving me wrong.

posted on 06 May 2015, 15:06

145. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


The Lil troll will never stop hating against Motorola or Google because he thinks they don't make as much money as Apple. He can keep his Lil bendgate toy.

posted on 06 May 2015, 17:58

149. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Umm GoGoGadget English?

posted on 05 May 2015, 21:20 3

88. Vicesquad (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


They were only disappointing on paper. I've had and used both phones and I still love my moto x 2nd Gen as much as my note 4, nexus 6, and s6 edge. I rotate them all, and it's stayed in rotation because it's still one of the most enjoyable phones out there. It's been proven time and again that specs are less than half the battle.

posted on 05 May 2015, 18:46 1

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well it definitely needs it. The Moto X has awful battery life.

posted on 05 May 2015, 19:01 3

62. joey_sfb (Posts: 5757; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


We can always on you Mxy, to speak well on others besides Apple products.

posted on 05 May 2015, 19:34

66. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


We could say the same for you if it's about anyone other than in android land

posted on 06 May 2015, 03:13

104. joey_sfb (Posts: 5757; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Only if provoked by desperate WP fan boy. Droid users are peaceful by nature. LOL!

posted on 05 May 2015, 21:04 5

83. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


My Moto X 2013 lasts me the whole day. And iPhones traditionally have absolutely pathetic battery life... Therefore you're being quite a bit of a hypocrite with your insults. How's your phone working out for you wall hugger?

posted on 06 May 2015, 07:06

110. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


My iPhone 6 plus lasts me the whole day and charges fairly quickly. And it has a better camera.

Checkmate.

posted on 06 May 2015, 08:33 4

113. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, but...it's an iPhone.

Checkmate.

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:18

132. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Ooh you absolutely floored me. How can I ever recover from that childish comment.

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:23 4

134. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You could recover by not bashing Motorola every chance you get.

Have you missed me, Mxy?

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:26

140. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or they could do right and I wouldn't have to criticize them.

Missed you? Maybe you should get a lady friend.

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:32 2

143. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They have done right in many ways. They make very good phones that people like once they've used them, and offer choices not before seen among smartphone manufacturers. You're holding onto a four year old grudge, Mxy. Maybe it's time you got yourself a "lady friend," as you put it. Or at least repair your marriage.

posted on 06 May 2015, 18:01

150. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Choices? You mean a few options to customize a few colors? So what? I never decried them for that.

A four year grudge? I think your math is off.

Repair my marriage? Step into the game first before you go into relationship insults.

posted on 06 May 2015, 09:39 3

118. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Yeah, my Moto X 2013 lasts me the whole day and has a better/more stable OS with less security flaws.

Checkmate.

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:28

141. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Stable? lol how many updates has lollipop had since its initial build? Don't even get me started on security failures. How many times has the play store been hit with rogue apps?

We can keep this up but you're just going to bury yourself even deeper into the hole.

Checkmate

posted on 06 May 2015, 14:34 1

144. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And of course iOS's major iterations don't require .1, .2, .3, .4 updates.

Both systems get reasonably stable once a few patches come out.

posted on 06 May 2015, 18:02

151. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I never said it didn't. Might want to refer to the crazy guy's comment up above.

I agree iOS 8 isn't as stable as iOS 6 or iOS 7. Still far better than what lollipop has been.

posted on 06 May 2015, 20:01 1

154. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Talking about iOS security, here's a great article you might remember, there's 1500 apps from legitimate software developers, and each one is a massive security breach for the iPhone.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTTPS-vulnerability-discovered-in-1500-iOS-apps_id68495

Then there's this report about Android crashing less than iOS...

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-5.0-Lollipop-crashes-less-than-iOS-8-report-says_id65968

Then there's this article... Comment 42 is very enlightening if you happened to miss it before you should check it out now.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/These-Android-and-iOS-builds-will-crash-your-apps-more-often_id66009

So there you go Kanye, that's how you back up your statements. Calling people virgins is just ... for lack of a better word, stupid.

posted on 06 May 2015, 10:43 1

123. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Quit your bytching & trolling against Motorola and Google. On ever damn article. U may have right of a opinion but no one doesn't have to fckn listen to your same damn hatred speech. Just because their not the number one company unlike Apple, at least Motorola makes better phone than your #bendgate iphoine6 plus. For once STFU with your hatred and take it else where Lil boy.

posted on 06 May 2015, 11:17

131. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Can someone translate that for me.

posted on 05 May 2015, 17:00

39. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Yep Moto G is a great phone, it's about as good as the Galaxy S3 I had before and was dirt cheap. I do plan on getting a better phone soon, but I want to wait until I can unlock it (bought through Cricket so I need it activated for 6 months) then see what's good out then.

posted on 05 May 2015, 17:18 14

42. medicci37 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Qualcomm really F*cked up 2015 for Smartphones

posted on 05 May 2015, 21:41 2

91. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I think Qualcomm is quite threatened by Exynos this year.

posted on 06 May 2015, 10:44

124. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I miss Nvidia they actually make better processors

posted on 05 May 2015, 17:57 2

49. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


NO REMOVABLE BATTERY AND SD = FAIL

posted on 05 May 2015, 18:05 13

51. Jommick (Posts: 221; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


fool, they've never had either of those on the moto x.

posted on 05 May 2015, 19:36

69. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Just zip it one comment wonder.. Geez dude give it a rest

posted on 05 May 2015, 20:43 1

78. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


So what are you saying about Apple and Samsung?

posted on 05 May 2015, 22:04 1

93. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


That only an idiot buys a Apple or Samsung without a removable battery.

posted on 05 May 2015, 22:12

94. Scott93274 (Posts: 4671; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Well I prefer a phone without a removable batter, I can't count how many times I dropped my Galaxy Nexus and had the phone, back panel, and battery fly in separate directions when it hit the ground. Does that make me an idiot? Or maybe someone with different priorities than you?

posted on 06 May 2015, 01:21 1

102. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


LOL! r u Robot?? :-P

posted on 05 May 2015, 15:24 25

2. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Not looking too good IMO. They should have waited for the 820 and they should have used a 1080 p screen, but what do I know.

posted on 05 May 2015, 15:26 6

4. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


agree 100%

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