Motorola X Phone pics surface: these are real folks! And, we've got more info on codename: Ghost

Motorola X Phone pics surface: these are real folks! And, we've got more info on codename: Ghost
We've seen leaks before, but according to our sources, this one is legit. Pics have been released by EvLeaks, who has a more positive than not reputation for good leaks, showing the Motorola X Phone. Or, we could start referring to the device by its codename: Ghost. Much like the Nexus 4 was mako, and the Nexus 7 was grouper. The Moto X Phone is codenamed Ghost.

Unfortunately, you can't really see much of the actual phone, because it is wearing a black non-disclosure case that is hiding the phone itself, but we have confirmation that these pics are the real deal. However, our source says that the rear panel pictured is the device itself, and not the case. It is said to be made of polycarbonate, not metal or even Motorola's traditional Kevlar.

The phone matches certain details that we had heard before from our source, including the headphone jack centered on the top edge of the device, and the power and volume buttons both on the right edge of the device, like the Nexus 7. The label on the back of the device is a bit hard to read, but it does list the model of the device as "XFON ATT". This is a pretty big deal because Motorola has always had very close ties with Verizon, and Google has never launched an official Nexus device through AT&T, although AT&T has supported the Nexus 4 and 7. Our source says that the X Phone has been confirmed for release on Verizon and AT&T, but it will support all major carriers

Our source says that the M logo in the top left is a something that all prototype devices are branded with at Motorola, but it is unlikely to appear on the final device. We're a bit disappointed in that, because so few companies in the mobile world have real logos. Apple is basically the only one, because everyone else - Samsung, Sony, HTC, Google, even LG - just use their own names as a "logo". It's nice to have the symbol sometimes.

And, even better news for you all: last time we heard from our source, it was for the disappointing news that the X Phone's release had possibly slipped to August or later; but in fact, the device is still scheduled for release in early July, so we may not have to wait to see the real thing. When we do see it, it should be packing a Snapdragon S4 Pro, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. The prototype has a 720p screen, but there is still hope that the final version will be 1080p. Our source can't confirm the screen size, but said it looks to be around 4.7". And, it should feature impressive battery life, with a battery around 3300mAh to 4000mAh.

It will be running close to stock Android with no MotoBlur, but will have a few Motorola customizations including in power management. And, as we confirmed before, it will come in a choice of over 20 colors.

source: @EvLeaks 1 & 2

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)




Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Why a 720 screen so late in the game when 1080p is becoming the norm. The ram and storage is good however the low resolution screen is a sticking point for "me".

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Edited, the prototype is 720p, but the final is planned to be 1080p


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Thanks for the edit because I hope Moto and Google get this right. At this point trying to make a position you need to bring your A gamel and a 1080p screen does just that

59. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Google said its not going to be a "Wow" phone, so expect similar HW specs to say the HTC1 etc (Snapdragon 600 + 2Gbs Ram, etc)

13. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

720P isn't bad depending on the size. This has been rumored to be a mid range phone anyway which further justifies 720P.

24. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

our source can't confirm the actual size, but says it's around 4.7"

39. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

The M logo in the top left is different in each photo. It is an active logo, or those are different phones, each one with one different logo?

82. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

i believe its the same phone we seen couple month ago

42. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The jump from 720 to 1080 *on an LCD* isn't nearly as dramatic as the jump from 480 to 720 was. Apple really was on to something with the "retina" thing. There are so few times I feel I need a resolution any higher than 720 on my phone (granted it's only a 4.3" screen, but still). On the other hand, a PenTile 720 screen like on the GS3 or Razr HD still has visible jaggies to me. So it really depends on the screen tech Moto chose.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I agree. Something with a 5.5+ inch display is amazing with a 1080p display That's like 400ppi and that still is a very high ppi count. But if you only have 4.5/4.7 with a 1080p display, it really just is overkill at that point.(Over 468 ppi) What's the difference your eye can see between a 360 ppi vs 468 ppi? The numbers might seem huge, but compare them side by side on a screen with the same size and type and you won't be able to see any real difference.

55. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't disagree with HTC putting a 1080 screen in the One, because they need as many selling points as they can get. But I don't think there's a practical *need* for 1080 LCD screens below 5". It's a bit of a marketing gimmick/bragging rights thing, like the megapixel wars.

66. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't you just love Muse?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Very true, the idea of someone "needing" it on their device with a screen that small is just silly. But when you have a near 6 inch phablet, then yes there's a need for it because without it, you're going to have a lot of pixelation.

86. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Damn really pixilation on 6" screen with anything below 1080p? How in the hell did Televisions go for so long on 720 pictures with screens ranging from 27"-70" Matter of fact I still have an old TV that's 32" and is 720p and yes my 1080p TV's do look better but on 6" screen you can not see 1080p and 720p differences unless you zoom way into something on a photo. Ya'll are on crack to think and believe you gotta have 1080p on 6" screen.

87. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because they further you are away from a display, the higher the pixel density seems. You obviously won't hold a 27" TV as close as you would a 6 inch display, so pixel density isn't as important. A 720p 27" TV has a pixel density of about 55 ppi, but because of how far you would usually view it from it doesn't look like it; phones now have pixel densities much higher than 300 ppi because we view them closely and can see pixels more easily.

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they don't want to show whole phone that's y they put case on it.

80. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Why the blind obsession with 1080P (pardon the pun). Do you have the sharpest eyes in the world or are you going to use the phone right up in front of your face? Honestly this scramble for ultraspecs just for the sakes of it makes me laugh. The Lumia 920 screen looks every bit as good as any 1080P phone screen and the dual core processor is sufficient enough to keep the software ticking along nicely. Quad core is not required with the right software! You should try a Lumia for a couple of weeks and see for yourself.....and no I'm not a troll, I'm previously a huge Android fan, converted to WP and Nokia. I gave my 8 month old GS3 to my son and got a new contract, just to get the Lumia 920, and I don't regret it for one second.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If you can buy a product and every thing is the same except one product has a better feature for the same price even if it isn't that noticeable you would have to really want the product with a less feature for the same price. Not many people will buy something and not try to buy the very best that they can for the same cost period.....except maybe you! Out of 100 people if they saw that the product was equal in every way and one had a 720p and one had a 1080p screen most would opt for the 1080p unit.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

12 thumbs down to a statement that was valid enough to cause an "EDIT" 1080 was not mentioned when I 1st read it. lol now thumb this down I still stand by at this point had it been introduced at 720 it would not sell as wel to moist people when there are 1080p phones like the S4 or the HTC ONE.

4. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

very ugly phone..what were they thinking?

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Could you explain that? The only visible part of the phone is a blurry picture of the rear panel.

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't think that's the real rear panel. It could be, but I think it's more of the "case".

27. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Our source has held the prototype and says that is the actual rear of the device.

68. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Awesome. Thanks for the info.

23. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It just seems like a square box of a phone. From the blurry pics.

57. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

what are all the other phones like then??

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The phone is in a case so as to protect its true identity. The only thing you can see that is apart of the phone is the screen. Try reading the article first.

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You must not have read the part where the phone's appearance is covered up by a non disclosure case.

14. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I was kinda thinking the same thing. But if it has the hardware and software package, sign me up.

16. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Hopeing for tegra 4.

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