Moto X benchmarks confirm specs we had expected

Moto X benchmarks confirm specs we had expected
We're just about a week and a half from the official announcement of the Motorola Moto X, and we've already seen leaked press shots of the device, as well as a leaked promo video from Rogers Wireless. As for the insides of the device, we have had a fairly clear picture of what to expect for a couple months now; but, new benchmarks confirm our original source.

The pics show a Moto X, codename Ghost and model XT1058, which means it is the AT&T variant of the device. As we've expected for a while, the benchmarks and diagnostics show what we've expected from the device including: a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (model MSM8960DT) clocked at 1.7GHz CPU with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 4.7" display at 720 x 1184 resolution, a 2.1MP front camera, a 10.5MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, and Android 4.2.2. It also shows 16GB of storage of which about 12GB is available, and a 2200mAh battery. 

As for the benchmarks themselves, the Moto X scored 18,753 on AnTuTu, and 7,143 on 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme. We have been expecting the Moto X to come in with less than top of the line specs, and benchmarks; the difference will be in if the Moto X can provide the top of the line experience. 


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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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65 Comments

65. Bugalho97 unregistered

The screen isn't 1184 x 720, it's 1280 x 720. In the benchmarks they don't count the button pixels, it happens the same with Nexus 4 benchmarks...

61. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

The SD card scores, wow. Anyway, this should be fast, and once you have good ENOUGH specs, it won't matter. Google is really turning Android into high experience.

58. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I wouldn't have this inferior phone. Moto is a failure for sure.

55. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Does it have an sd card? I'm really hope they're not planning to put out a phone with 12 gigs only. I only have music, photos and apps and I'm well over 12 gigs. I will be disappointed if that is the case...

54. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Whats left for Aug 1st lol

51. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I could care less about the 720p screen, because that's really still an HD phone........the specs are definitely enough for most average people.....the only thing that dissapointed me, but didn't turn me completely off, was the 2200 mAh battery. And being that its moto I thought better of them :( Still a great phone people and still NOT their flagship so we can't look at it like "o it doesn't have this or that"

50. nikeutzz

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Specs are from a phone launched in 2011 :)) exept android vers

49. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I think this will have a decent camera sensor onboard, which is likely its main selling point.

46. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Same performance as a flagship using less juice with a dual core. Whats the issue here with people.

48. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because people are still obsessed with having the most powerful specs, even though that race has become meaningless in the wake of the latest versions of Android.

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The only part that makes me nervous is the internal memory. If it's 16 gigs internal with no SD card slot, that's going to be rough.

40. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hope that the final unit would offer an sd slot. 16gb is not at all for me. Currently I'm stuck with 32gb non expandable memory on my phone and I had already deleted and copied files multiple times already

33. broffe

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

im so confused. isnt this almost literally just another nexus 4? just made by motorola instead of lg. essentially same resolution/screen size/processor/ram, memory.. seems to be more polycarbonite than glass back. its gonna have 100 mah more battery life and LTE for US carriers. im so confused with this nexus 4.1

29. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

I have a feeling this phone will end up like the facebook phone. I think this phone is designed to show what the newest version of android will be capable of on even mid range devices. That said I don't see tons of people buying it when they can wait and add 4.3 to their higher end devices.

38. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I think it can sell depending on the price. If it's priced near the current high-end smartphones like the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, then this is dead on arrival. I think the price is probably going to be similar to the Nexus 4, but as I explain above, I just don't see this as a step up from the Nexus 4. Maybe tiny steps but that would be about it. I've also been hearing rumors about an LTE version of Nexus 4 which is pretty much going to be the same as the Moto X apart from the camera and the screen resolution.

28. mi55u unregistered

boring benchmark, note 3 is much better than this

34. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don"t even compare this upper-midrange phone with a powerful high-end phablet like note 3, it's on very different class.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's like comparing an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 5. Pointless to make the comparison.

60. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Not even. It's more like comparing an iPod Touch to an iPad Mini.

26. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Damn 720p

20. cheetah2k

Posts: 2354; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Ugh.... hope the Droids are better than this..

17. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I was hoping it'd at least be a quad core S4. Might get one if the price is right and the camera is good, that's one area my N4 is seriously lacking in.

16. cabuya

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

I want to see the phonearena criticizing this phone because they went hard on blackberry a10 because of the screen 720p and the dual core s4 pro and by the way android do need a quad core also wp8 same spec

14. MrPhilo

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

The MSM8960"DT" is a revised version of the MSM8960"T" using the Krait 400 architecture compared to Krait 200 (S4 Pro) hence getting 18k score on antutu closing into Nexus 4 20k. So the CPU is pretty damn good.

11. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty disappointed with the Moto X. I can actually forgive the mid-range specs for this phone, but the 2200 mAh battery is disappointing. They have the technology to cram up the battery into at least 3000 mAh battery into a thin device but they don't use it.... I understand that average consumers don't care about specs, and thats why Motorola is trying to sell software (exclusive features). But judging from the leaked video ad, the only thing that was unique about the video is the always on voice and the onscreen notifications. They are nice features, but are they really selling points to customers? We've seen voice command from Siri, S-voice and Google voice search, but not many users use it. And they don't use it ALL the time. Having always on voice command would just kill battery life. Maybe Moto optimized the phone to have very good battery life during always on voice commands, but I just don't think this feature is useful as not many users will be using it ALL the time. (On top of that, this feature is disabled by default...I'm guessing Moto does have problems with battery life under "always on voice" mode.) The on-screen notifications sounds like a neat idea, and I've been hearing arguments about how some people prefer led notifications over this feature and vise versa. I personally prefer led notifications (but then again. I never used the on-screen notifications so I can't really say that with certainty), and I don't think this feature is going to be a huge selling point as well. I haven't really talked about benchmarks and yes, they are impressive but I don't think benchmarks are impressive anymore as any top-of-the-line phones perform extremely well. The screen resolution is also disappointing as well as its not 1080p. 720p is fine but the Nexus 4 has better resolution... There hasn't been a talk about the price range and this is probably the deciding factor. I think this phone should be lower than he Nexus 4 price range. The nexus 4 arrived at a low price point with cutting edge specs (except no lte). If Motorola X did have the price the same as the Nexus 4, I don't know if people will want it. Specwise, Moto X has a slight edge over the Nexus 4 (LTE and camera performance) and there are really only 2 "exclusive" features (which may not be exclusive if these features come with Android 4.3) that differentiates the two. I'm guessing that Google will have the Nexus 4 price to drop $50 and maybe have an LTE version at the current price which is only going to hurt Moto X. Note that I'm only guessing so don't take this too seriously. This is my overall first impressions about this phone. I've been excited about this phone since the beginning of 2013 but as time went on, I've been getting more disappointed. Honestly, if this phone had at least 3000 mAh battery, that would be the selling point as people want to have a worry-free battery life.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Too long didn't read.

57. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

lol, same here. I just scrolled to the last paragraph and read "Note that I'm only guessing so don't take the too seriously." glad I didn't read any more.

62. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Haha well, I did talk about stuff about moto x and the rumored Nexus 4 with LTE which isn't actually announced yet, so thats why my opinion could change when we have the actual announcement.

63. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Haha XD I actually was going to write more until I reached the character limit....

64. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

He needs to learn how to tweet.

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