X Phone benchmarks confirm this is not quite a top-of-the-line device

X Phone benchmarks confirm this is not quite a top-of-the-line device
Throughout this Motorola X Phone saga, there have been two constants in all of the information that we have gotten from our inside source: 1) It is not a Google phone, this is the last device that was in the Motorola pipeline; and, 2) It will not be a mind-blowing, top-of-the-line device. There have been plenty of rumors that have tried to talk it up, but new benchmarks are confirming what we've known all along.

When we gave you all we know on the device that is codenamed "Ghost", we told you that our source put the specs of the prototype at a 4.7" 720p display, a Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage with no SD card expansion. Now, a device labeled as the Motorola Ghost, model XT1058 has popped up in benchmark testing from GFXBench and it matches the description we've been given. 

The benchmarks confirm a Qualcomm chip, model MSM8960 with a max speed of 1700MHz and an Adreno 320 GPU, which matches the model and GPU of the Snapdragon S4 Pro. The benchmarks also list the resolution at 1196x720, and it has the device running Android 4.2.2, which is exactly what we've been told to expect. Of course, the X Phone does not run stock Android, but it will be very close to stock with just a few tweaks including power management. 

The X Phone is shaping up to be exactly what we have been led to expect from the moment the Google CFO said the Motorola pipeline didn't "wow" him. We were told to not expect the X Phone to compete directly on specs with the Galaxy S4 or HTC One. But, once the X Phone is out, that will move Motorola on to the more Google-influenced devices that we know are in the works.

source: GFXBench via TechTastic

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  • 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)



1. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Still going to be a nice phone.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I said it before and I'll say it again, it's the Bionic all over again.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Looks like you was an ex Moto user, or fan™

48. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

In order to be the Bionic all over again, as you put it, the Ghost would have to: -be a phone that was built from scratch, starting at the design board and ending with production and sales, in about 6 months flat. -be glitchy, thick, and ugly. -be released with a horrible camera, crappy screen, and slow processor. -be about 5 months overdue from its original promised release date. -be released about 2 months before a much superior phone by the same manufacturer is released with the intent to replace the existing model. If you say that the Ghost is going to be the Bionic all over again, then you're essentially saying that all of those conditions will be met at the same time. Willing to make that bet, Mxy?

51. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you kind of exaggerated it there buddy...

55. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What did I exaggerate? 1) The Bionic's Etna design had to be dropped entirely circa March 2011 because Verizon field tests showed the battery only lasted a couple of hours. The Targa design was used instead, and the phone was completely redesigned and released in September of 2011. 2. The Bionic was full of bugs, was almost 11 mm thick (admittedly thinner than the rest of the LTE lineup of the time) and while it wasn't the most hideous design ever, it was easily bested by subsequent phones. 3. Motorola's been busted up about its cameras since the Droid X2 and frankly they haven't gotten better since. The Pentile QHD was awful in retrospect, and one of the main complaints I had about the Atrix. The processor was still dual core, but was outdated by then and the Tegra 2 has not stood the test of time. 4. The Bionic was projected to launch in April of 2011 originally, which is about 5 months prior to its eventual release in September. 5. The Droid Razr packaged a faster processor, far sharper and easier to look at screen, and about the same battery life into a much thinner and sexier package. It wasn't perfect, but if you gave me a choice between the Bionic and the Razr I'd gladly pick the Razr. I'll admit I used a bit of hyperbole in my estimation of the Bionic, and when it first came out it was still better than anything else Verizon had, but in hindsight the project should have been completely killed despite the fact that it would have left Motorola without a flagship until the very last month of 2011.

62. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

@Mxyz You may be right, is by Motorola.

71. jcarrigan unregistered

I cant believe that we all have to go through this crap again and wait even longer for a decent moto phone. i believe there last ditch effort to be relavent was the droid razr and even those were a simple fad that faded incredibly fast. How about they not release another moto phone until they have something that will compete against this years top dogs Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5S, whatever lg is letting out of the barn nowadays, and the Galaxy Note 3.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Motorola X, will be a fail™ No S800 No 3Gb Ram No 13Mp No 1080p No Sony Exmoor RS sensors No 3Mp front camera No 4000Mah battery No 4.2.2 No updates ™

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

U MAD BRO? Read the article! Read! The device is running Android 4.2.2! You haven't seen the specs yet, how can you know that it doesn't have a 13MP camera? No 4000Mah battery? This is not a phablet bro! No Sony Exmor RS sensors? ..................... (FAINT)


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Error 4.3.JB or Klp™

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ok, but what about the 4000mAH battery? This is not a phablet.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Razor max is on 4000mah®

29. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wait, I thought the RAZR MAXX has a 3300mAh battery, not 4000.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Battery is slim like 3300 available here in UK™

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, so you mean that the 3300mAh battery on the RAZR MAXX's battery life is like a 4000mAh right?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Extended battery.

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, okay.

68. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

3300mAh :-P

45. taikucing unregistered

Check out Lenovo P770. It has 3500 mAh battery

46. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I saw that phone before, and it's not bad at all!

64. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

You are Indonesian, aren't you?

7. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

No phone needs 3GB of RAM, Go get a 12mm phone for a 4000 Mah battery S800 isn't even out yet. Sony sensors suck look at the Xperia Z LOL. MP doesn't matter, it just increases the size, and the detail to a CERTAIN extent.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really try download system panel app. I have FB skype tango widgets 3 games weather dolphin browser apex launcher ai keyboard twitter gmail superuser busybox titanium pro rom manager and theres androids resources that run on background which leaves me with 600mb of ram, when you start browsing, open 3 tabs, memory drops to 200 ram, then it starts to slow down. Why, whats wrong having 3gb ram, so youre telling me why wont u drive a bmw m3 but will drive a 320, what a joke™ Please you need help®

11. yudi.nemesis unregistered

did you know that Iphone5 and S4 use Sony sensor the only problem with Xperia Z is bad software if you compare other 13 MP mobile camera sensor on the market right now maybe Sony sensor second to none

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

1. Okay 2. Not really 3. It will 4. Look at iphone and galaxy s4 5. MP matters for some reasons

15. FlushGordon unregistered

1. In a real world computing sense, More RAM is better 2. SONY sensors don't suck..Android just cant make the most out of its jpeg compression engine....give the same exact sensor to Nikon for sure they will make it better. 3. Megapixels matter if you expand your horizons outside of Facebook and Instagram....More megapixels means there is more latitude for cropping

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Think maybe the next version of Android will include better camera software?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well looking at ur avatar, your a nokia wp8 user, what would you no about Android™

66. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011


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