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Motorola Moto X specs review

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:36

X literally marks the spot for Motorola latest creation - the Moto X smartphone. Based on a near-stock Android version, the Motorola Moto X will actually try to go round the heated specification wars and go for a more user experience-centric approach...

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posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:43 5

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Wait carriers are going to offer this device for 200 dollars on contract? Whatever happened to this being a cheap phone to buy off contract? What a fail.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:51 5

3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

There was never an official statement saying it was going to have a subsidized pricing model. A lot of people just assumed that it would super cheap. If anything though, Motorola probably should've said something to stay people's expectations...

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:45

2. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)

I don't get it. Will this not be available off contract?

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 20:10

19. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Buy it through direction on Motorola's website

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 23:24

35. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

It will be available off contract but will not cost the $300-349 price point that everyone thought it would. AT&T's has been confirmed to cost about $575 for the 16GB and about $630 for the 32GB version.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 16:57

4. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Funny thing is everybody is getting all pissy because it doesn't have 4.3 even though it will probably get it faster than some flagships that are already out. Either way, I wouldn't be buying a non nexus phone until 5.0 KLP is released.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 17:19

5. Univice (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

I like that it is made in USA and the new voice stuff is intriguing, but NO SD CARD - NO SALE to me. Choice, openness and customizability are why android is as popular as it is. How can anyone feel that paying $(100?) for 16 GB more storage is the way to go when you can buy a fast 64 GB card for less than $50. Also performance specs do matter, as apps will continue to rise to meet the hardware and vice versa. Let's see something that beats or matches the GS4 category in all aspects and is waterproof and rugged. All the better if it comes in cool colors.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 17:22 3

6. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

What a dissappointment. I was so pissed when I saw the unveil that I actually, for a very small split second, considered looking at the upcoming iPhone! Motorola has completely screwed this up. The whole idea of even considering this phone was the fact that it would be around $299 and customizable. Motorola hasn't been influenced by Google at all! They aren't even shipping with the newest version of Android. Talk about throwing a mid-range phone out and hoping that your marketing hype gets enough people to think it is better than it is. At this point, I guess I am just going to wait for the Galaxy Note 3. I can't wait to see this thing crash and burn. Everything about this phone disgusts me. I would blame the media, but really EPIC FAIL MOTO

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 17:45 3

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I expected more from Moto, after being aquired by El Goog.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 17:52 2

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4319; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

The customization is only for the looks and feel. This is no customization that i was expecting at all.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 18:42

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I thought they were gonna bring it with this one Nathan.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 18:57

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4319; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm not so sure about this one, but the Droid trio might do good there in the US.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 10:27

31. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I agree... I lost my faith in Moto after my experience with the original Atrix... and even after Google bought them, it does not seem like they can take full advantage of the adquisition.

I know some PA authors are really biased, but for this price and model range, I would rather buy the Sony Xperia ZR... (slight differences...
-smaller internal memory but microSD slot,
-a tad smaller screen,
-but better resolution,
-a tad bigger overall but IP58,
-similar processor and graphics,
-camera 10MP with 1.4um pixels vs 13MP with smaller sensor

Anyway, I am not falling for the hype that this particular device has created... a bunch of marketing but there is nothing that truly set it appart

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 18:00 1

9. jgmoto (unregistered)

What makes this device different then the Ultra and Maxx???

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:31 1

14. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

The difference between this and the ultra/maxx is that the specs are crappier. Oh, but you will pay more for those crap specs. O and furthermore, they will screw you even more on all carriers instead of just Verizon.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:05

12. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Outside of the display being 720P, I am not too worried about anything else. I would give this a look see.

Funny..... I can remember posting on a WP7 article when HTC was touting the 4.7" Titan that it was way too big. Who would want that monster of a device to contend with. Now, 4.7" is considered nearly small. Pretty amusing.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:21 1

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

What articles have people been reading? We all knew they were focusing on the user experience over the specifications. We knew this was a "mid range" phone.

The contract pricing is definitely a let down, but that's the carriers doing, trying to push up their margins. They need to fix this marketing debacle with a good off contract price, otherwise they'll be DOA.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:46

15. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

cĀ“mon, do not just buy motorola marketing lies, what experience can this phone offer other than prism always hearing what you say and screen notifications?? this phone is a complete fail

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:41 1

23. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Oh, so you've actually had it in your position and used it for any amount of time then?

And PRISM? If you're worried about PRISM on any one phone, you may as well worry about it on all of them and boycott smartphones in general.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:38 1

25. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

That's the problem with Android, it can't offer any novel experience that another device can't offer. Android is nothing more than a specs race. You have to take your business to another platform if you want better experiences. It's really interesting that Motorola are trying to focus on experience rather than specs (and I for one welcome this wholeheartedly since how the device operates in the hand is the most important thing, not how fast the processor is) but I feel that Motorola really need a different OS to be able to properply focus on this element.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 07:13 1

29. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

What about WP and IOS, they are all the exact experience on every phone, while on android you can have touchwiz or lg home on a htc device or visa versa.
And you are wrong about that with experience rather than specs, the best thing you can do is to focus on both and android is the best current platform that you can do it on.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 12:10

33. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Each android manufacturer offers a different experience.
Touch Wiz is very different from Sense or Stock, or whatever LG uses.

Moto simply wants to charge more for a device that by the looks of it just adds a few features to Google Now which is on every newish Android and iOS device. They tout being able to shake it to launch the camera, yet is it really that hard to launch the camera from the lockscreen? They tout being able to control the device with your voice yet, I have yet to see it actually close any apps, just open them. This is to me less useful then being able to use air gestures. The device touts being customizable yet it has no SD card, and pretty much all you can do is change the color of it or make it woody.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:48

16. DJ349GTX (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 May 2012)

I am excited to get the Moto x in black and green. If it comes out to be around 350-400 off contract, then I'm buying!

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:54

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

when i look at a moto x,i see a nexus 4 nothing just no no.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 20:01

18. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Honestly disappointed with this. They took away everything that was great about the RAZR's and made it all about the software.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 20:28

20. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

its a droid but crappier

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 21:04

21. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

I don't get it.
Why is there so much hype about this phone?
There's absolutely NOTHING special about it.
Specs, Design, Pricing.. You name it.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:17

22. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

So technically, the Nexus 4 is an octa-core device? With 4 Krait CPU cores and 4 GPU cores of the Adreno 320. Am I right? Correct me if I'm wrong..

Coming to the Moto X, it was definitely over-hyped as far as the announcement. Unless those 2 special cores really provide tremendous value, this is DOA.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:52 1

24. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)

I don't know why you guys are complaining. Who can seriously tell the difference between a 720p display and a 1080 display? Plus if the software is optimized to work good with the processor why does it matter if it's quad/octa core or not? The 4S runs great and it's only dual core.. Android has made you guys spec geeks.. I personally own a iPhone 5 & I know It's about the user experience, so don't criticize the phone if you haven't experienced it yet. I think the active display and touch less control features are awesome.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 02:21

26. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Nice color palette. I want all...

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