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X Phone benchmarks confirm this is not quite a top-of-the-line device

0. phoneArena 11 May 2013, 21:18 posted on

Throughout this Motorola X Phone saga, there have been two constants in all of the information that we have gotten from our inside source: 1) It is not a Google phone, this is the last device that was in the Motorola pipeline; and, 2) It will not be a mind-blowing, top-of-the-line device. There have been plenty of rumors that have tried to talk it up, but new benchmarks are confirming what we've known all along...

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posted on 11 May 2013, 22:21

34. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

Calm down people, this is only a prototype. Chances are it might not even be a Motorola X phone. 1196x720 is a very awkward resolution. Highly doubt this is it. If this is indeed a motorola phone, this has to be lower than the Nexus 4 price.

We would probably expect a motorola X phone to have:
1280 x 720 display (or 1080p)
2 GB of Ram (3 GB is overkill at the moment, I can barely use over 1 GB of RAM...)
Snapdragon 600 (S4 pro is not bad but they should still at least use the latest processor)
Stock Android (with maybe some Moto "features")
Big battery. (maybe have a microsd card slot?)

Since it is using the S4 Pro, this sounds like its been only used for prototype purposes. They'll probably beef it up when Motorola actually releases it.

posted on 11 May 2013, 22:51

41. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

I guess it is 1280*720 with few pixels reserved for the capacitive buttons within the screen.

posted on 11 May 2013, 23:03 1

42. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

1280x720 is DOA in 2013 if you want to be a Android flagship. HTC, Samsung, Sony and even LG have 1080p models being sold today. Motorola should not even try with a 720p display because 2 months later your going to see a 1080p Maxx model. Motorola has lost it's innovation. Hard to believe that the Droid OG was the best Android phone Motorola released; stock Android, unlocked, premium materials and a hackers dream that lasted more than 2 years. No other Motorola Android device has reached that level of fame.

posted on 11 May 2013, 22:44 1

38. Q1Q10 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Welp, that crosses this phone off my "maybe" list

posted on 11 May 2013, 23:08 1

43. taikucing (unregistered)

The specs looks like a bit old. It's OK as long as the price is between $300 - $400, and I'll buy it.
I love Motorola, its GPS never disappoints me, fast & sensitive

posted on 11 May 2013, 23:13 2

44. onishi100 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2013)

32GB of storage with no SD card expansion :(

posted on 12 May 2013, 13:53

70. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

sd cards suck. they always get corrupted

posted on 12 May 2013, 00:15

47. BattleBrat (Posts: 1456; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Hmmmm, I will have to see it first. The Hogari is looking mighty tempting though. I am also a Sony fan but Verizon doesn't carry much in the way of Sony. I always liked moto too because of the build quality and excellent radios.the 720 p screen doesn't bug me much though, since it is pushing less pixels the video chip should perform better

posted on 12 May 2013, 00:39 3

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

Even if the phone isn't top of the line I'll still be satisfied. All the phone has to do is run well and do what I need it to do for the next two years.

If they had a Maxx like phone on AT&T which didn't have a s**tty camera I would buy one when I'm able. The Maxx still works really well. The only thing stopping me from recommending Motorola phones more often are those damnable cameras.

posted on 12 May 2013, 02:54

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

I don't mind the S4 Pro at 1.7 GHz; actually if you go to the source in the article for the benchmarks, the two tests that it has information for it beats a lot devices with similar specs by a fair margin.

In Egypt HD Onscreen the XT1058 scored 53.8 Fps, while the Optimus G scored 45 Fps in the same benchmark.

In T-Rex HD Onscreen the X scored 26.5 Fps, and the Optimus G scored 18.9 Fps. The X is actually scoring closer to what the HTC One or GS4 might score if they were at 720p, at 1080p they both scored roughly 15 Fps in the T-Rex benchmark.

As for the display, I would be pretty disappointed if they didn't include 1080p. Up to this point the X has been hyped up to be a really high end device, but it might have the same resolution as last years flagships?

posted on 12 May 2013, 03:14

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

Frankly, while 1080p is amazing, 720p is still plenty sharp. I remember wowing the f**k out of customers with the Galaxy Note's screen all the time, and that was at a much bigger size. The Razr/Maxx HD still look great with their displays as well.

posted on 12 May 2013, 03:31

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

720p is still good, but it's just kind of weird how their flagship would have the same display as last year's.

posted on 12 May 2013, 03:43

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

It might not be a "flagship," necessarily. If the most optimistic estimates are correct and the Ghost is released in July, it'll still be 10 months since they announced their last batch of phones and 8 months since their last major release.

This could be a middle high ranger, a stopgap so Motorola has something in this calendar year prior to the holidays. It would suck if they pulled another Bionic and released this, then two months later unveiled a truly jaw dropping device, but I think they learned their lesson last time.

Even if this is all we get from Motorola for the rest of the year, though, they certainly could do a hell of a lot worse.

posted on 12 May 2013, 02:26 1

50. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

1) It is not a Google phone, this is the last device that was in the Motorola pipeline; and, 2) It will not be a mind-blowing, top-of-the-line device.

LET GOOGLE FLUSH THAT PIPELINE, in peace... This is a Mid-Range phone, that'll be up to date.

posted on 12 May 2013, 09:16

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

When was the last time Motorola truly had a class-leading flagship phone? The (Droid) Razr was a class-leading design, but it had a half-year old processor and screen tech borrowed from Samsung ca 2010. Fast forward to the Razr HD. Same deal, a proven but older processor, Samsung screen borrowed from the GNex. Motorola isn't the innovative company it once was.

This is not to say the X phones won't be solid devices and worth buying. I just haven't seen anything in their specs and capabilities except battery life that stands out from the crowd.

posted on 12 May 2013, 20:22

76. BattleBrat (Posts: 1456; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

the Droid Razr running Ice Cream Sandwich beat the Galaxy Nexus in benchmarks it had a current processor at the time it was released Nov 2011, the only thing that the razor didn't have was a 720 p screen which was standard at the time but it was released a little before most of those phones

posted on 12 May 2013, 10:49

65. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

The X phone will be enjoyed by tens of people in America.

posted on 12 May 2013, 17:13

73. davidtb (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

So it would be nice to know if Google has a phone of their own in the pipeline, and when we can expect it.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:11

79. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

What I don't get is that if you go to GFXbench marks and you look at the Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and Motorola X they all show the same processor name of 8960 when we know that the other 2 have the 600 in it also how does a dual core processor from early last yr beat one of the top quad core processors this yr in bench marks according to the same site I think it is just a generic term to use for the processor or maybe the motherboard name as well

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