New photos of Motorola Moto X show that the model will employ a nano-SIM card and tray

New photos of Motorola Moto X show that the model will employ a nano-SIM card and tray
With only two days left before the Motorola Moto X sees the light of day, some new photos have been leaked, with some of the snapshots confirming that the device will require the use of a nano-SIM card. This has not yet become a standard in the industry, which means that hopefully Motorola includes one in the box. The pictures reveal that a SIM tray will be feeding the nano card into, and sliding it out of, the Moto X. If you're curious about the size of the nano-SIM, ask your buddy wielding the Apple iPhone 5 to show you his (nano-SIM, that is).

As for the actual size of the phone, a comparison shot shows the Motorola Moto X sized up with the Motorola Milestone 3. This is the phone that those in the states would recognize as the Motorola DROID 3. Because the latter has a physical QWERTY keyboard, there is no contest in terms of thickness. The Motorola Moto X is obviously the thinner of the two. And when the two handsets cozy up to each other, you can see that the Moto X is also the taller of the two models. Additionally, the Moto X obviously trumps the DROID 3 in the glass department as it sports a larger screen than the 4 inch display that was used on the DROID 3. In case you're wondering, the Motorola DROID 3 measures up at 123.3mm x 64.1mm.

It's getting more exciting as we get closer to the big day. We wouldn't be surprised to see more leaks leading up to the announcement. And on August 1, we will be covering the Motorola Moto X event so keep it right here for the latest news on the phone.

source: GSMInsider (1), (2) via Phandroid

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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)
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(9.66h talk time)



1. rishabh_2795

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

The colors seem to be on the warmer side :/

10. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

Droid 3, Droid X2, Bionic all use qHD, Pentile displays. The display has a RGBW layout. Meaning the White pixel makes the colors more cooler, vs warmer on the Super AMOLED displays.

13. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

more cooler huh?

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I activated my micro SIM card yesterday. This would happen to me...

24. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

All you have to do is razor the excess it is the same card, we cut regulars to MICROS and then cut the same ones to nanos

3. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Wheres yr countdown PA?

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Dammit I was thinking of buying one but dnt have an att nano sim only micro sim :s

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You can walk into a carrier store and ask to transfer your number to a nano SIM, it literally takes about 1 minute at no cost to you.

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Hehe when I worked at att last year we would charge 25 bucks for that till we got in trouble for doing it.

16. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Yup...I went on Ebay and bought a $65 Micro sim card via straight talk (ATT sim). That sucks! I guess I just wasted money. Maybe I will get the Nexus 5 if it ever comes out.

5. jaredhamline

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Droid Moto X... Thinner than a bottle cap ice cube!!

17. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013


6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

OK nice one ! But I hope more of their phones are x86 like the other one.

9. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Hmm, so it's going to be around 65mm wide. That's really good for the screen size. Still not sure about one handed use though.

11. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

The Droid Maxx (Ultra Maxx) uses a Nano SIM too. I'm gonna have to get an adapter and new SIM card to make it work with my Bionic.

12. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Does it mean the battery is not replaceable? I hope it is not the case :(

14. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Supposed to be unibody i think

15. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I´m looking for the new camera technology ! I hate WP, let´s see what Android can give us fighting S4 vs Motorola X vs Sony Honami. Definitily , no 1020 Lumia !

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still curious too know what is the X PHONE BATTERY life since now it have NANA SIM card. Just hope it's the same life as ther DROID RAZR version

19. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Was hoping it was a micro sim so I could swap back & forth between it and my S3. Currently I have a Rezound as backup, which employs a standard sim. Not a problem for most, but when you're 200 miles from a store that means them sending out a replacement if my main phone goes down, and another when I go back to it. This is getting as ridiculous as when each new phone came out with a different charger connector. Set a standard and leave it be, that's why it's called a standard. Can't really call it that if it's replaced every year.

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You can always buy an adapter. They're like less than $3 a piece for a kit, you can keep them in your wallet. Or you can just keep the empty adapter in the phone and pop in the nano SIM when you need it, just to make sure you don't lose it.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The more I've read on them the less they sound like a viable option. In many cases they either won't fit or get stuck in the spring loaded sim slot. As far as putting an empty adapter in the phone, apparently if it's a spring loaded slot like on the S3, the retainer will get lodged where the card should go and can't be removed by the end user. What irks me about this is they started using sims (on Verizon at least) for the LTE network, and also so switching to another phone would be easier and not require one of their CSRs. But each year they come out with a new size. I'm sure next year we'll see a pico-sim card. My point is sims are supposed to make swapping between phones painless. In their implementation of them, it was actually easier to swap phones pre sim card.

20. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Whats the point of going to a nano sim, should just keep it standard and stop at the micro sim size and let Apple small phone use a smaller sim since its too small to use the same sim card as everyone else. Next year Apple is going to bring out a pico sim card size because others are using their nano sim card.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Or, you know, we could make nano SIM the new standard because it makes more room to cram nice technological goodies in the device, or just make it smaller. Maybe that's what everybody was doing all along?!

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nano sim lets them make the device a tiny bit slimmer but it has no benefit in stuffing in better hard ware.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If what you are saying is true until they get to the point where sim cards are too small for practical use, they will keep putting out smaller sizes. I'm sure people said the same as you when micro sims came out. But the fact of the matter is the main benefit of sim cards, easily swapping between phones, is lost. On Verizon each phone number can only have one sim card on it, which means everytime you swap to a different sim card size the old one is burned.

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