Motorola Moto X (2015) to get the Snapdragon 810 processor instead of the 808

Motorola Moto X (2015) to get the Snapdragon 810 processor instead of the 808
There have been plenty of leaks pertaining to the Moto X (2015), particularly over the past couple of weeks. In early May, we were treated to a full list of the upcoming handset's apparent specs, including a 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 display, 4 GB of RAM and a 16 MP Clear Pixel camera. The same leak also pointed to a Snapdragon 808 processor, but more recent insight suggests that Motorola could instead opt for the Snapdragon 810. 

Despite the supposed overheating issue with the 810, which seems to be something of nothing in all honesty, the SoC powers a number of top-end devices, including HTC's flagship One M9. It has its advantages over the Snapdragon 808, including support for higher display resolutions and a more powerful GPU. The 808, bear in mind, is still a beast -- one that LG considered strong enough to bundle with the G4 -- but the marginal performance bump offered by the 810 will surely be viewed favorably upon by Moto X fans not caught up in the overheating hype. 

Aside from utilizing the DROID Turbo's quad-HD display, which offers a mind-blowing 565 pixels per-inch, the Moto X (2015) is likely to arrive in 32 and 64 GB capacities. The main, 16-megapixel snapper will probably be accompanied by a 5-megapixel front shooter, and if these reported specs are true, the third-gen Moto X will need every last droplet of the 3280 mAh battery said to be in tow. 

The Moto X (2015) will be available around August / September as per the earlier word of Motorola's president Rick Osterloh, so we've only a couple of months to wait and see exactly what the Lenovo-owned firm has in store. 

Let us know in the comments whether you'd prefer to see the Snapdragon 810 or the 808 powering the next Moto X.

source: GSMArena

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76 Comments

1. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Iam waiting for 820...810 is sh*t

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

810 has been a real dud. Anyone who says otherwise is in denial. Why else would Samsung use their exynos chip over the 810. Another fail move by Motorola to use a bad chip:

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Well unless if Moto really plan to go as is and not summon some qcom people to whip up an "X" version then yeah this is heading towards disaster.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Motorola just can't seem to get the X right at all.

23. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I really liked moto x 2014 version, IMO they got it right(may be except battery). It was nice device for fair price (as during thanksgiving and on few other occasion it was selling for 360 and for 400 most of the the next to it).

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It could have been better. They could have given it a better camera and better battery along with front facing speakers like the Nexus.

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Any device on the market could have been better in some regards, for the price of the Moto X 2014, you couldn't have found a better phone.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sure I can.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sure, you say you can but then you don't. You're the equivalent of the unpopular fat kid from elementary school that tells everyone that he has a black belt in karate.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here have some cheese.

74. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The Nexus 5 which came out over 6 months prior to the 2014 MotoX was better and cheaper.

75. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The LG Chocolate is better and cheaper than the Nexus 5. That's a statement, with 0 reasoning to it, just like what you posted. Would you care to elaborate and have a discussion or are we just arguing for the sake of arguing throwing reason to the side?

59. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

My one plus one is cheaper and better

65. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah...if you only like juice for 3-6 hrs, if you're lucky; battery life was, and is horrible, and KK didn't make things better.

35. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

you are kidding right? the x line for its size and price and custom options is a great line.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I'm not kidding. The X is a modest spec phone.

48. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

trolling incoming....... so tge iphone must be too then

54. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Of course the iphone is a modest spec phone. Facts are facts and how else do you think Apple makes so much money?

53. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

underclock it and heating problem solved

30. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Why else easy their own chips was better and they reach the potential to build the soc in mass. 810 wasn't over heating at all of you want to say this phone or after 30 min of high use it was 50 C then the Samsung one overheat too at this point so, shut it already.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They don't pay me to educate the uneducated. I never said the Samsung didn't overheat. You can fry an egg with the 810

39. tedkord

Posts: 17295; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung used their Exynos because, besides being the best current mobile CPU, it would also be cheaper to source inside the company.

58. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Not only cheaper but mostly to make profits within the group.

52. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

I'm also shocked why a company would use it's own processor instead of the competitiors. Shocking indeed.

68. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I'll tell you why: it's clear that, for Samsung, selling phones with its own chips instead of buying them from another supplier, is convenient. The problem is that, in the western market, everyone wanted snapdragon chips, because they were considered the best chipsets. As soon as the problems of the 810 marred qualcomm's reputation, Samsung felt that users would not worry about not having a snapdragon chipset in a flagship, and dumped qualcomm. That's why Samsung uses exynos chips: convenience. But I don't think that users will see any difference in daily use between a snap 810 and an exynos.

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

That's quite some months away buddy. Like Q1 2016 before the regulars put out their wares? If you're in the market I think 808 is a safe fallback in the mean time.

27. waddup121 unregistered

The software on that camera better be good...I swear, i swear I swear I swear!

56. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

You should put this under hot news :-)

63. dermit88

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Why would there be no SD upgrade from Q1 to Q3 2015? The g flex 2 had the 810. We don't only want the 820, we need it. Last year SD had the 801 for Q1 and 805 for Q3. A Q3 phone should be a better phone than a Q1 one, or at least for 4 months.

73. michaelny2001

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

810 is but for a price of $299 i would buy it. Anything more makes no sense as Asus is out for the same price with similar specs.

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