Motorola's X-Phone: Moto X or Moto yawn?

Motorola's X-Phone: Moto X or Moto yawn?Cast your mind back to the end of last month and you may recall Motorola finally confirming the existence of the Moto X, promising a launch over the summer and a number of interesting innovations.

Nothing was said about the hardware spec, though, and now we can hazard a guess as to why not: simply put, it's nothing to write home about.

The largely reliable @evleaks has taken to Twitter to reveal a bunch of unremarkable specs it claims belong to the Moto X, and it's a bit... average.

A dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor running at 1.7GHz kicks things off, while the screen resolution is listed as 720p, though the size isn't mentioned so we can't comment on pixel density.

Other specs given include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 10MP/2MP camera combo and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Now a smartphone is by no means just a sum of its parts, and both Google and Motorola have hinted at some promising-sounding features.

But in truth if this were any other smartphone, we'd be classing this list of credentials under the heading “nothing special” and moving swiftly on. Besides, until we have some concrete details about those interesting new features, this spec list is all we've got.

So what will the Moto X's “hook” be? Well it won't be pure performance, and there's no sign it'll be groundbreaking in the design department either. Innovative features will certainly help, as will aggressive pricing. But it's a long way from the 128GB of storage, flexible screen and multiple-choice components we've heard rumours about in the past.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 12:12

How long can you sustain hype and then actually deliver something not 'meh'?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 15:49

It's Motorola, it'll be sh*t...like usual.

krogothnx  Jun. 18, 2013 at 15:52

surely at this point it's been so long without any concrete details that it's guaranteed to just disappoint? hell, when was the last time moto launched a phone? razr HD?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 16:18

surely at this point it's been so long without any concrete details that it's guaranteed to just disappoint? hell, when was the last time moto launched a phone? razr HD?
Yeah, nothing new new since whatever the last Razr was, I think you're right with the HD.

shuwaz  Jun. 18, 2013 at 23:01

Have to say the build quality of the Atrix 4G was fantastic. The phone just felt extremely well built, comfortable in the hand and well designed. The accessories were all pure quality as well.

The only thing letting their phones down is their lack of Android updates.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 23:06

Have to say the build quality of the Atrix 4G was fantastic. The phone just felt extremely well built, comfortable in the hand and well designed. The accessories were all pure quality as well.

The only thing letting their phones down is their lack of Android updates.

And the shocking Motorola UI...I refuse to even type its name.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 23:19

Have to say the build quality of the Atrix 4G was fantastic. The phone just felt extremely well built, comfortable in the hand and well designed. The accessories were all pure quality as well.

The only thing letting their phones down is their lack of Android updates.

And the shocking Motorola UI...I refuse to even type its name.


They toned down Blur quite a bit, but the widgets are shocking! Hahaha

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 18, 2013 at 23:31

Have to say the build quality of the Atrix 4G was fantastic. The phone just felt extremely well built, comfortable in the hand and well designed. The accessories were all pure quality as well.

The only thing letting their phones down is their lack of Android updates.

And the shocking Motorola UI...I refuse to even type its name.


They toned down Blur quite a bit, but the widgets are shocking! Hahaha

I know they have now, but I think the Atrix had full-blown bl*r.

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