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Question of the Day: What Do You Want to See in the Motorola/Google “X” Phone?

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In the comments section for the article we just posted about this rumored Google/Motorola X Phone, people are already setting up their wishlist in terms of what they want to see with the device. People are hoping for 4G LTE, a large battery, high resolution displays, and of course, an unlockable bootloader.

We decided to throw up this post to give people a proper place to start throwing out ideas for what they need to see in this device. As for the DL team, we have our hopes on a flexible display, the best camera to ever grace a smartphone, a move towards premium materials rather than the plastics we often see, and let’s throw in that Tegra 4 while you’re at it.

Let’s hear your ideas for the X Phone!

  • I wanna See some fricken battery life in these phones!
    If the “X Phone” Turns out to be a joke, I will turn to the Razr Maxx HD, even after all this time, im still waiting to get it.

  • mikeszekely

    A Nexus 5 with a 5″ 1080p screen, LTE, and more storage than the Nexus 4.

  • mcdonsco

    Better camera
    Fix moto keyboard lagginess
    Wireless qi charging

  • Fazil

    A touch screen that is as responsive as iphone; a 13 MP snapper(something on similar lines on Lumia 920 + features of galaxy camera) ; quad-core (2GHz or more),better GPU,3 GB RAM,5 MP front facing camera with wide angle.

  • kdjd8jd

    Introducing the X Droid Nexus. Original name. All kidding aside, if it is a Nexus it will not be a superphone. Nexus = vanilla. But we can pound on that point until the cows come home cause its great to have selective memory especially whan talking about boring topics like Smartphones.

  • sk3litor

    I wonder how the king of locked down bootloaders and the king of open source will come to a middle ground.

  • Adam Goldberg

    8 CORES, 16 mp camera, 5mp FFC, Bendable Screen, maxxed out battery, thin device, and ………KICKSTAND

  • dual quad-core (that’s right)

    powerful dedicated dual gpu

    min 4 gig ram

    min 32gb onboard storage

    massive battery

    1080p screen

  • aqua

    QWERTY slider keyboard. In Europe there is literally only one handset available with Qwerty android slider. If a flagship QWERTY slider is produced, i’m sure it will be a very successful phone, probably to the surprise of many die-hard touch only fans.

  • Jim Vitatoe

    One phone you can move from carrier to carrier (any carrier, one phone fits all)
    5 to 5.5 inch screen
    3500 to 4000+ battery
    SD slot
    2gb ram

    all the latest tech thats floating around at the time.

  • NWolvie

    No LESS than a 3,000 mAh battery.
    A GOOD camera (all previous Moto phone cams have been absolute crap)
    2 stage physical shutter button.
    Water resistant
    Removable battery
    SD slot
    Lanyard slot (yes – some of us still could use that)

    Finally, tell Verizon to keep their damn hands off of it – NO bloatware, no locked bootloader, no tether restrictions, etc.

  • john

    Nothing. I don’t want to see another phone release for at least 6 months. Let these new phones have their day. Companies need to stop making these new phones. Its ridiculous. Unless there’s a new OS then what other feature will these phones have? Now a days you buy a phone and within 3 months its old already.

  • Jane Fonda

    I follow the details here fly38.โ„‚om

  • i basically just want a quad core droid razr m except with 2gb of ram, and the quad s4 and a 4.3″ 720p display that is IPS (like the one in the rezound). and 2500-3000 mah battery would be nice and a slightly better camera, say a 13mp with f 2.0.

    that would be my perfect phone.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Latest, bone stock Android version. With absolutely no Motorola software (blur) on there at all.

  • an observer

    For the phone:
    Five inch, 1080p Sony screen.
    A big, removable battery.
    Sd slot up to 64gb.
    A decent camera, for a change.
    Change from $500, when bought outright.

    For the tablet:
    9 inch 1920 x 1280 screen
    9000 mah battery
    Micro usb connector
    32 and 64gb versions
    Sd slot
    3g model available from launch

  • considering its motorola making it, I just want them to leave the Bootloader alone and not lock it with a 1024 bit RSA key. If they do that I will be happy. Oh, and I hope for it to be made of Carbon fiber!

  • powdersuber

    Physical keyboard

    • aqua


  • njf

    Physical keyboard

  • Pete

    i just want the phone to be buttery smooth in doing any task,weather it is just a basic one or full hard gaming task,with the best and quickest camera in the world with the IPS 1080p screen(dont care if its flexible or not).oh and most important,it should be abt $350 to $400 and carrier unlocked with all the bands support. and pure android 5.0 out of the box…. thats it.

  • Dave Weinstein

    Here’s my laundry list:

    1) 6.1″ 2560×1600 IGZO screen. (http://blog.laptopmag.com/sharp-igzo-display-packs-in-amazing-498-pixels-per-inch)

    2) “zero” bezel design (http://www.gizchina.com/2012/12/05/6-1-inch-huawei-ascend-mate-phablet-leaked-quad-core-and-hd/)

    3) a large 4000+ removable battery.

    4) 3GB or 4 GB of memory

    5) a damn microSDXC slot!

    6) pentaband GSM/ quadband UTMS and hexaband (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 20, 40) LTE

    7) NFC and all the new goodies

    8) Sony’s new 13M super camera with hardware HDR and 120fps super-slow-mo. (http://www.gizchina.com/2012/12/16/oppo-find-5-camera-samples/)

    9) a decent near zero LUX front camera.

    10) Some super fast yet to be announced quad-core or opti-core processor. (http://www.gizchina.com/2012/12/05/6-1-inch-huawei-ascend-mate-phablet-leaked-quad-core-and-hd/)

    11) WiDi or equivilent and USB host capabilities for keyboard and mouse.

    12) Announce it at CES next month! haha!

    • 2easilyamused

      I’m with this guy except for a few items. I agree with Google. No SD. It really is a pain in the butt. With 32gb and 64gb, you really don’t need more anyway. The next one isn’t really me disagreeing with Dave. QI wireless charging. And finally, I’d like to see Nexus accessories for once. Still not sure why my GNex and Nexus 7 have Pogo pins…

  • sholling

    A Tegra 4 would be nice but what I want is a 4.8″ 1080P resolution screen and 2 GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable to 128 with a micro SDHC card. The lack of storage is why I don’t have a Nexus 4.

  • andrew

    dedicated nfc/google wallet button to make nfc and google wallet easy to ue without leaving nfc on all thw time and wearing the battery down

  • jucytec

    Intel i7 processor infused with Exynos SoC which is fully powered by a small solar cell in the front and back of the screen. and it’ll be nice if it was as thin as a stick of trident gum.

    while they are at it, they can throw in a nvidia GTX 960 without compromising the thickness.

    oh, also get 1920 x 1200 on SLCD in 4.5 inches which is also powered by a solar cell powering the hybrid SoC.

  • Crankintopwater69

    No slider kb for me plz

  • mjsplicer78

    Take the specs from a phone like the S3, bump them up by as much as you can with current tech unlock the bootloader and throw Blur out the window. DONE

  • Stone

    Made or assembled in the USA.


    4000K 6.6″ display, nuclear battery and the new 5/6G that VZW was bragging about working on. Unlocked of course.

  • Vodun28

    1. 32 to 64 gigs sd card or 1 Tera bit
    2. International capable gsm or the latest technology to allow me to use the phone while I travel abroad.
    3. 5000 mah battery
    4. Intel core i7 or latest processor to allow for multifunctional rather simultaneous use of programs and phone calls while using Bluetooth
    5. All that google will offer and if google does stand up their own network allow the same unlimited data plan as Sprint.
    6 key lime OS to include quicker updates and have the ability link with tablet x and google chrome book or design a laptop in the series of this x phone production.
    7. Highest quality resolution for optics to include 3d technology
    8. Comfort fit to the hand anything larger than 4.8 to 4.9 you should get a nexus 7 or something’s of that nature.

  • SB

    Take the Droid RAZR MAXX HD

    Increase the screen size to 4.8 inches – edge to edge screen.
    Fix the camera (better low light sensor, better software).
    The “perfect phone”…

  • TheTruthSquad

    All of these comments are asking for more of present technology. I want something that is so new that none of these commenters have ever dreamed of it. How about a wifi radio that will pick up a signal 10 miles away? How about a built in satellite phone? Would that be cool?Google could launch the satellites and sell us unlimited everything for $20 a month. How about a dock that will replace my av receiver and is wireless so every device in the house could use it? How about a projector that displays on a screen so I can dump my TVs?
    You have to think outside the box to put Apple to shame. Damn, I forgot, Apple already has patents on all of this.

  • Johnnybravox

    Wish they would make a windows 8 phone

  • Roger W Turner

    Bluetooth 4 (BLE). I’m having to buy an Apple next week to supplement my Gnex and N7 because Android refuse to implement it.

  • EyesSewnShut

    And removable batteries are worthless. More likely to break something if you drop the phone. A physical key reset option like the current Motorola products is perfect.

  • EyesSewnShut

    lol a keyboard? da fuq? This is supposed to be a revolutionary phone. Not a dinosaur. The multi-touch capabilities should be good enough to completely eliminate the need for a physical keyboard..

  • Samuel Serafim

    1) amazing and best camera xperience in the market.
    2) Anroid 4.2 or better,
    3) 4,7 and 4 inchs size variants
    4) Amazing desing, NO on screen keys, Tv out.
    5) Ultra cheap price.

  • To be honest I would like an Android phone I can support updates for 2 years or more. I’m getting really sick and tired of having to buy a new Android phone just to get the latest version of Android. You think you have the latest and greatest phone, but then next week the new version of Android comes out and your phone didn’t make the list. I am #TeamAndroid but that right there would make me leave and go to an iPhone. Spec wise, long battery life, great camera, and an impressive screen.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    I would love to see an OEM software suite and skin/theme/whatever that sits on top of Android instead of an OEM version of Android. The ability to get updates without having to have the delay for building new software versions would be amazing. I think it would benefit Android and the OEM’s greatly. Less work for the OEM’s and less turnaround time for updates to be applications and OS versions.

    Other than that I would love to see a really great camera. I want one to rival standalone cameras not smartphone cameras. Also I would love to see a breakthrough on the battery front. Not just a huge battery.

  • David Narada Brown

    Great battery life, stock android, good hd screen, good storage options, atleast 2 gigs of ram, super good processor!

  • Things taken for Granted:

    1. BIGGG battery
    2. Great Radios
    3. Clean UI
    4. Still Slim
    5. QuadCore CPU + 2GB RAM
    6. FullHD Edge to Edge display
    7. NFC

    Things EXTRA needed:

    1. GREAT GREAT Camera (with XENON Flash) — Because this is only where Android phones are behind Nokia…
    2. Unlockable bootloader and ensure vast dev support
    3. SBF file available for each update.
    4. Relatively Cheaper..
    5. Please Google, DO NOT remove the microSD slot…

    • Diablo81588

      Xenon flash? What’s the advantage to that? I’d rather not have a high voltage capacitor in my hands lol. Not to mention, xenon bulbs are stressed by short bursts of power such as a camera flash, meaning it won’t last long.

  • Joe Paul

    Project Glass is made by Google X lab…. Just saying…

    Please have removable storage and large internal storage like the Xoom.

    If we add that to a removable battery and top of the line other specs we are talking about one hell of a phone.

  • Updates from Google, I don’t want carriers to handle updates at all. Not even Verizon.

  • nexuschimp

    Unlockable bootloader on vzw

  • IObamagnome

    Sounds like people are describing the Note 2 except wrapped in the typical Motorola ugly exterior angled edge package.

    • Diablo81588

      No one is describing the note 2, and cheap glossy plastic is not pretty.

  • Alexander Garcia

    I’m sure that whatever they put out will be quite impressive. Surprise me! Just one thing… Make it available on all four major US carriers!

  • R. Bambang Widiatmoko

    here is my super nexus phone ๐Ÿ˜€

    2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G Network : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev.B
    4G Network : LTE

    Type : True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size : 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch : 10-point touch
    Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 2

    MEMORY :
    Card slot : Yes
    Internal : 64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM

    DATA :
    Speed : DC-HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, CDMA Rev.B 14.7 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100 Mbps DL & 50 Mbps UL
    WLAN : Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot,
    Bluetooth : v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
    NFC : Yes
    USB : Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0

    CAMERA :
    Primary : 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization,
    Features : PureView technology, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, photosphere, panorama, HDR
    Video : Yes, [email protected], stereo sound rec., video stabilization
    Secondary : Yes, 2.1 MP, [email protected], 88 deg. field of view

    Chipset : Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
    CPU : Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
    GPU : Adreno 320
    Sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
    Messaging : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
    Browser : HTML5
    GPS : Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
    Others : Beats audio

    BATTERY : Li-Po 3100mAh, removable

    CASING : Kevlar coated

  • HellRa1SeR

    What I want…hah, thats a pretty long list there-
    -4.7″/4.8″ -ish display . I’ll prefer SLCD2/3 (they’re more refined than the Samoleds’ of today)
    -minimum of 16gigs storage, microSD support will be an advantage
    -Stock android
    -The newer Krait quadcores(they beat the hell out of the competition)
    -2gigs of RAM seems a norm for flagships
    -The body structure can be like the nexus4(not the glass back) or somewhat like One X

    -8/12 mp camera (A phone camera will always remain so)
    -Upwards of 2000mAh battery (This is where android lacks IMO)
    -All of the connectivity(LTE, NFC, wifi.ac, pentaband 3G support, BT4.0LE)
    -Definitely on-screen keys (they are much better)
    -RGB notification led (why does everyone miss out on these ?)

    And no back glass please(it looks awesome but the durability is a concern).

  • imns

    I don’t care how old-school it may be, I want a qwerty slider damn it! Preferably one with a halfway decent screen this time.

  • Drew Chapman

    Battery life!

  • Dillon Brown

    The best the industry has to offer in all scenarios such as specs and more so aesthetics and overall “feel.” while I will welcome spec Increases, and at this point in the game itself all about the software. For the camera a fantastic sensor is much appreciated, but the software needs to be there to make it shine. In other realms its about the refinements in making android and the phone feel like it deserves the number 1 spot. Samsung phones are nice but they don’t just feel nice. I am a ceramic man myself but, also the software needs to feel fast consistently, and not if you’re swiping through pages over and over again. Also BATTERY nuf’ said.

  • Akashshr

    Hell yess!!!
    Bob: What do you have there.?
    Boss: I got the Moto X!!!!!

  • John Davids

    Simple. 12MP cam. 4G LTE. 4.25-4.5″ edge-to-edge screen with the curved edges like the HTC Win8 phone. srsly have you swiped on that bitch? feels great. 1080p. 24h batt with moderate use. unlocked bootloader. quad core. 2GB+ ram. who cares about internal storage. metal build that feels like the iphone. now listen, i know we all hate the iphone and everything, but from a hardware perspective, thats a sweet ass body. I want an all aluminum frame. feels solid as hell. NO GLASS KPLZTHX.

  • David K.

    – monoblock- 4,3” hd/full hd display
    – edge-to-edge format
    – 2gb RAM
    – optional internal storage (16/32/64)
    – stock JB
    – very good sound chip/ sound quality
    – premeum materials/design
    – qaud core or intel chip (the last one is more efficient)
    – 3300 Mah battery
    – physical home button (not sensor)

    Dont like big screens and big phones, for ex.Razr M/i is the best size in phones, plus still quite big display.

  • Mchl496

    We want to see everything… Its not hard to figure out. I have some things which set me apart from most fans here. Front and rear facing flash. Cameras with large sensors. Front facing camera should be a minimum 5mp. Rear facing camera doesn’t need to be bigger then 8… just needs a large sensor. Needs Stereo sound. KICK STAND(like the thunderbolt)…. Battery needs to be 3300 mA. Bluetooth 4.0, NFC.

    Needs to accept micro sd. The phone doesn’t need to be flexible… it does need to be to able to handle a drop from nipple height to concrete without shattering.


    32 GB RAM


    5000+ mAh BATTERY

    Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core PROCESSOR

    EVGA GTX 690 4 WAY SLI














    • Diablo81588

      Yes, please.

    • LOL

      Well said, my friend.

    • used_tampon

      pfff voLTE more like 5g lte

    • Austin00

      If a tech company were to do something like this and make it free only one could, and thats Google


    32 GB RAM


    5000+ mAh BATTERY

    Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core PROCESSOR

    EVGA GTX 690 4 WAY SLI














  • Matthew Merrick

    1) 5.0″ screen with onscreen buttons and slim bezels (like razr M) so it has the same or smaller footprint as the GS3. either 720p SAMOLED+ or 768p+ (or higher) IPS or SuperLCD
    2) snapdragon s4 pro or higher CPU + 2 GB RAM
    3) multi-band LTE, OR release on all carriers.
    4) MAXX battery
    5) since this is a google built (not old moto built) phone, it probably wont have an SD card. so give me 32 and 64 GB storage options
    6) wireless charging
    7) either MicroHDMI or MHL. none of this SlimPort BS from the nexus 4
    8) Wifi AC

    i think everything here should be pretty reasonable to ask for, except maybe #8

  • Franz

    Motorola Nexus X

    – 4.5″ to 5.0″ 1080p display (No other options. One model to rule them all)
    – An A15 based processor (S4 Pro or the new Tegra 4)
    – 2GB – 3GB RAM
    – Global Phone. On all 4 USA Carriers. CDMA/LTE/GSM. No compromise.
    – 2600Mah+ Battery (Non-removable batter).
    – Qi wireless charging.
    – Mirracast Wireless Display.
    – NFC/Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi (802.11n)
    – 32GB internal storage (NO other options. One model to rule them all, and NO expansion).
    – Headphone jack on the bottom…
    – Edge to Edge display.
    – Huge multicolored LED.
    – 3MP – 5MP 720p recording front facing camera with a front facing LED flash.
    – 8MP – 12MP 1080p recording with it’s own image chip (like the One X series).
    – Carbon fiber back. Gorilla Glass 2 front.

    – Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

    – Phone will be released on Google I/O 2013.
    – Pre-orders will begin June 1st.
    – Shipments will begin June 15th.
    – Q3 reports and earnings (July, August, September) will be record breaking.
    – It will be the first Nexus phone to outsell Samsung and Apple combined.
    – Apple will get sued for copying the Nexus 5 with it’s iPhone 5S.

  • Jason Brown

    I’m loving all the posts. I won’t make it repetitive since everyone posted great specs that I’m looking forward to. one point I thought I would make is that I find it interesting that everyone is mentioning 4g lte as a feature. we’ve come to expect that as a pretty standard feature these days and the possibility of it not being in the motorola nexus would be terrible if it came true. hopefully google doesn’t backtrack again by putting out a phone with 4g lte that can’t be activated without some hacking.

  • Snarky

    A Motorola phone with a gyro….

  • C’mon. Tell me what I don’t even know I need. That’s what innovation is all about. All this pick-the-best-specs-from-every-phone is a waste of time. Make it the best, not just better. Somebody has already been first, now be right.

  • sporttster

    DL, like your choices. Definately should have a top flight camera. It’s time to get excellent qualtiy pics. 2g ram, a SD card slot, huge battery, powerful energy sipping processor and large,vibrant, low power sucking screen. Good quality build materials are a definate plus as well. And a open BL…well, I’d drop my Razr Maxx in a hot minute to pick this bad boy up!!!!!!!!!

  • tiredofcrap

    How about unlocked and 2gb of ddr5 and have Google kick the programmers in the butt to make apps die when they are exited!! My god phones are fast enough now to where we don’t need apps to continuously run and eat up ram so that anything lags! Changing memory settings is not hard but when I touch my home screen and need to scroll I don’t want to see any hesitation!!

  • Droosh

    The impossible. A stock phone on Verizon available for a reasonable unsubsidized price.

  • droyd4life

    Motorola Nexus X
    – Android 4.2.1
    – 5-Inch 1080p screen.
    – 2GB Ram
    – Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 Ghz
    – 4G LTE
    – Verizon
    – 2400-3400 MaH battery sizw (non-removable)
    – 16 and 32GB versions
    – Unlocked, $400 and $450, On-Contract $150 and $200
    – 8MP Boss camera
    – NFC
    – No MicroSD card (sorry, it’s not happening.)
    – Sexy

  • your welcome

    Ummmm instead of a little 1.2 inch battery, make the battery thin BUT the size of the phone. 5.1 inch battery that would be what 7600 mAh. I don’t understand the short and fat batteries when you can have tall and thin. Mind freaked

  • 1. Top of the line arm processor, best at release.

    2. 10MP + camera, possibly front facing camera in

    3.4G LTE

    4.2GB + RAM

    5. 2 screen sizes : 1 is 4.8โ€ and the other 5.5โ€
    with screen res matching or exceeding retina

    6. The 5.5โ€ has a slide out controller similar to Sony
    Experia Play

    7. 16GB internal expandable with microSD

    8.USB and HDMI

    9.BT 4.0 and 802.11n

    10. Finally the phone must be a NEXUS with all the
    support of a device supported with that name

  • CapnShiner

    1) Make it a Nexus, sell it on all carriers (perhaps Key Lime Pie?)

    2) < 5" screen

    3) No hardware navigation buttons

    4) Metal alloy casing, not plastic (exception can be made for area around antenna)

    5) MicroSD slot that can be accessed without removing the battery or no less than 32Gb of user-accessible internal storage

    6) 2+ GB of RAM

    7) Quad-core CPU

    8) 10+ hours of battery life

    9) LTE

    10) Best-in-class camera

    11) Front-facing HD camera

    12) 1080p 16:9 screen, preferrably non-pen-tile-matrix

    13) Best-in-class speaker/sound quality for calls

    14) NFC

    15) Wireless charging

    16) VoLTE

    17) Fingerprint scanner

    18) Multicolor LED notification light

    19) Removable battery

    20) While I'm dreaming, I may as well include a cure for cancer and world peace

    • Jason Merewitz

      Finger Print scanner?

      • CapnShiner

        Yes, for unlocking the phone and whatever else developers want to do with it. That’s not a must for me, but I wanted to think outside the box a little and it seems like a cool idea. It could go on the back of the device or possibly built into one of the edges. Face recognition is little unreliable at the moment, so why not try another kind of biometric security?

        • Diablo81588

          The Atrix already had that.

  • your welcome

    Damn I’m original. And that’s just off the top of my head.

  • your welcome

    Wrong answer.
    1. Cpu slider and governor control from notification bar, and settings.
    2. IR blaster
    3. Someone mentioned front loud speaker, umnmmm yes.
    4. The whole front of the phone should be all screen, all screen
    (innovative design with everything incorporated into bezel)
    5. Soft touch back, slippery GS3 is a joke.
    6. Developer Zone app, so when you make a new option like multi window, people that are registered can apply it to their device without waiting on some rich suits. of course these would be from a secure trusted source like M or Sammy, not outside developers.
    7. Official website link with oneclick root and unroot option
    8. Liquid cooled components
    9. Accessories available at launch.
    10. FM transmitter, like the thing that plugs into your cigarette lighter in your car and then transmits music from your phone to the station of your choice. Yeah that thing BUILT IN.

  • stevie j

    i want a fith row of apps on my home screen, Imaps, and a game changing noise cancelling mic on the back…..oh wait!

  • ulnek

    4500mah battery! 2gb ram! better camera, at least 32gb internal storage. basically i want a razr maxx hd that has 2gb of ram and better camera. not asking too much.

  • This is way dreaming but that 44 mp cmos sensor with the legit optical zoom with a SD slot and a 5″ HD screen, that would do it for me.

  • J2

    I don’t care how many “cores” it has. I want no LAG ever. So plenty of ram.
    The Idea of up-gradable phones is a good idea but( I have put thought into this) When you would upgrade parts you would have to put drivers or instructions that would enable the phones ram,processor,screen, keyboard or touch sensor to work with all the other tools in the box. Lots of programming to be done there. Phones would increase in cost like a desktop or desktop software. On top of this Google would need to put out the android software that would be able to see or work with all of these different components. If they did not and left it up to the manufactures of the parts then you would run into patches into the system making it unstable.
    Sorry I will get off of the soapbox now.

    Umm uhh LTE, bendable screens, big flat battery, keyboards that could be snapped on for folks that like the keyboard. This is one upgrade that I see that could be do-able.

  • dezignstuff

    – sd card
    – big battery

    – nice materials like the HTC One X, One S, or a soft touch material
    – Nice design like the HTC One X, One S

    – FM radio
    – kickstand
    – dedicated camera button
    – reprogrammable recent apps
    – unlocked bootloader
    – quality audio
    – 4.3 – 4.7″ screen

  • Eric

    Droid X3

  • edmicman

    An iPhone that runs Android.

    I’m only mostly joking. Much as I hate it, the hardware on the iPhone is really, really good. The build quality is really really good. The touchscreen is really really good.

    What I would love to see in a Motorola ne”X”us:

    I really like my VZW Galaxy Nexus, but I really wish the screen was just *slightly* smaller. I definitely don’t want something bigger.

    But at the same time I want an even higher res screen. Come on X, blow me away.

    I want a better camera. Give me the best camera, and make it fast.

    I want a better speakerphone. A longer battery would be nice of course, but I don’t want it at the expense of making it ugly. Let me put in an extended battery if I want.

    I don’t really care about an SD card so if it makes things easier, keep it out.

    I want LTE on Verizon, but I want it to be able to be updated by me and Google, without having to root and unlock it. But I still want to be able to do those things, too. I would think coming direct from Google it would be unlocked anyway.

    My contract is up next fall, cross my fingers?

    • Samuel Serafim

      Agreed. I dont like iphone but Android have very few phones capable to compete with iphones in camera. I do love a Android with a iphone’s camera and with 4 inch screen size.

  • While I appreciate good specs–and it’s something we should accept as a given with any flagship phone, I also want things that the phone can DO.

    1. I want a phone that actually communicates in a fluid way with my desktop, whether at work or home. I detest plugging in my phone to easily move files around. Remotely controlling my PC or tablet should be baked-in, not through add-on downloads (of sometimes dubious quality). If I leave something on another system I want to be able to access it smoothly every time. I should move files TO my phone just as easily.
    2. This goes the same for phone to phone–I can’t tell you how inconvenient it is when my wife and I need to pass a file to the other one.
    3. The ability to delete files I do not, nor will ever use. I shouldn’t have to take to rooting my phone for this. This plot point by the carriers cripples my buying power because I cannot delete this useless drivel. Why a US Senator has not had the balls to call the carriers on impeding the economy by limiting purchases is beyond me. My phone only has so much app space.
    4. Specs (and carrier authorizations) to upgrade to future Google updates for at least the next two years. Right now you buy a phone and it is a crapshoot what its’ upgrade path will be. I can understand that low-tier and some mid-tier products are more of an ‘as-is’ and not an investment. But if I’m dropping $200-$300 towards a phone, I need guarantees. Enough of this “We will upgrade to the next version of the operating system someday, maybe, possibly, we’ll notify you of the date someday”. Top tier phones should be guaranteed on updates by Google, the phone manufacturer, and Verizon for the next 2 years at least.

  • T_Dizzle

    How about a browser that doesn’t suck, yes I’ve tried them all.

  • Mike_Cook7

    HD Maxx battery
    Gorilla glass
    8mp quality camera
    1080p screen
    On a Gnex

  • cooksta32676

    A Verizon button and noise canceling.

  • Al

    4.5 inch no bezel just screen.

  • Do you guys think that the “slab” design is it? Whats the next evolution? I cant imagine phones that would be any different not that the slab has gotten so popular

  • Nakouro

    Key lime pie?

  • Tyler

    What I would like from a Motorola/Google is a RAZR MAXX HD with a better processor whether that’s quad core or faster dual core, camera, and all the features that make a non-Verizon nexus a nexus. Some extra bonuses would be a better display, and headset on the bottom. Oh and a dream would be to have it on Verizon but we will see.

  • No Blur – Stock Android (with support from Google) – 4.7 inch All screen (no buttons) – battery from RAZR MAXX – 2-4 GB of RAM – Quad core – All logos on the back – HD Sound

  • I think we’re going to start to see phones get away from the typical hardware specs of the past few years. I believe you’ll start to see new, very different technology, possibly to include full integration with project glass. I can’t wait to see something other than just better processors, cameras, RAM, etc.

  • Norris

    Now that I have a Note II and it has began to seem normal size, I would love to see a 6.3” edge to edge display with on screen nav buttons. I doubt anyone will give us this except Samsung though. If the flexible screen exits throw that in as well. The Note II has made me reconsider removable batteries, but for the time being sd cards are a must. I don’t want to pay a premium for the extra memory when I can just pop it out of my old phone and put it in my new one. I’d like to see Google start to do updates through it’s apps with fewer major firmware updates unless it adds stability and speed..

  • 2.5-inch display that folds out to 6.3-inches at 3840p (4k), Dual Tegra 4 overclocked, 32GB memory (why not?), 64GB flash storage, FM radio antenna, 4G LTE, HSPA+, WiFi 802.11ad, Bluemolar 0.3i, mini-HDMI, reversible USB connector (Lightning), an aluminium finish with lots of glass, everywhere. Yeah.

    • Buckoman

      I’ll have what he’s smoking.

  • Buckoman

    Awesome. Leaked images for this “X” phone have already surfaced. Check it out.

    • CapnShiner

      Nice trolling

    • Buckoman

      I’m getting downvoted?

      Guess DL doesn’t like sarcasm.

      Sorry about that.

  • kkloster


  • Keyboard. Keyboard. Keyboard. Keyboard.

    • That’d be neat if someone manufactured attachable keyboards that flip over the screen or something (similar to an LG EnV2/3) that runs though bluetooth.

      • I’ve been thinking the same thing for years. They make one for iPhone.

  • Chuck Peebles

    6.3 inch 1080p display, mind-blowing cpu and gpu, 4,000 mAh battery, key lime pie and an amazing virtual assistant.

    • Ray


  • Ray

    All of these ideas you guy posted are great, but you will see something very similar to the LG version of NEXUS. Google put together a device(Nexus 4) worth around $300-$350, everyone and their mothers bought it. So, why would the Motorola version of the Nexus be any different?

    The way ANY business person would see it is if the consumers are demanding cheaper smartphones, there is no need for Google to throw in 1080P (edge to edge), 3000+mAh, and surround sound audio, because devices like the Nexus 4 are flying off the shelves with half these specs you guys are posting.

    The Nexus 4 was a test to see if a non-removable battery, non-LTE, non-expandable memory device would see if the price was right, and guess what? IT DID!

    Google will put similar specs on the Motorola, just as they put it on LG Nexus 4. If they put anything better, then price would be too high and no middle class(99%) will be willing to cough up $599 for a smartphone. High priced smartphones are not designed to be sold unlocked, they are designed to be subsidized and taxed by carriers.

    This is just an opinion. It is not a professional observation, so please refrain from bashing my “opinion.”

    Good Luck!

    • Justin W

      Realize though, that with the N4, they put in specs that top tier phones have just started coming out with (Quad Core S4 Pro, 2 GB RAM, QI Charging, etc.) and then priced it at $300-$350. I have no doubts that they could do the same with most of the specs (even some of the “currently impossible” ones) listed here.

      • Ray

        Maybe you’re right, but some of these requests that people are submitting are absurd..lol

  • Tyler Rynberg

    1. Maintain great hand feel of current HD Razr.
    2. Maxx battery (you don’t need a replaceable battery with this thing)
    3. Better camera
    4. Better non-pentile screen. 720p is fine
    5. Keep screen size in 4.6~4.7″ size
    6. On screen navigation buttons
    7. Stock android (although the left swipe toggles are pretty sweet)
    8. Fast dual-core (quad core not needed IMO)
    9. 2GB RAM
    10. 32GB storage with SD slot

    Basically I want a slightly improved version of my HD Razr MAXX.

    • Justin W

      Good list overall. I’d prefer a quad core A15 processor. Yes, currently most applications don’t harness their full potential, but who says that’s not going to change in the next 9-10 months before this thing is released?

  • “Maxx” battery, hardware keyboard, Nexus, Verizon support. {{-_-}}

  • tegra 4
    32 gb onboard
    64 sd capable
    WEBTOP!!!! Bring it back
    8Mp front facing HD camera 0 lag shutter with simultaneous pic and video
    13Mp rear camera same specs plus carl zeiss optics
    4.5-4.8 in screen gorilla glass 2
    4g lte mulitband radio
    sim unlocked
    unlocked bootloader
    premium audio codecs

    bluetooth 4 compatible

  • Warwick

    i want to see it in my hands!!

  • andrew

    solar panel back and built in projector while maintaining a slim profile

  • tomn1ce

    VoLTE capable
    Edge-to-edge 1080p 5″ display with minimum top and bottom bezels(no chin)
    3100+ mAh battery (if its removable even better)
    32GB or 16GB w/microsd slot with support up to 64GB+
    8-12MP rear camera with a top notch camera sensor with top notch software to complent the sensor with dual LED flash and a 2MP+ front camera
    2GB RAM
    Loud speaker on the front bottom bezel
    wifi a/b/g/n/ac
    On screen customazable nav buttons

    available on vzw

    • Ray

      lol. Would you like large fries with that order sir?

      • tomn1ce

        I prefer onion rings ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trevor

      I agree with all of these (except I don’t know what wifi ac is), but I’d like to add that they give the phone a matte back cover. Anti slip and anti fingerprint if possible.

      • tomn1ce

        Wifi IEEE 802.1ac is the next generation of wifi…This specification will enable multi-station WLAN throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second and a maximum single link throughput of at least 500 megabits per second (500 Mbit/s).

        • Diablo81588

          Any idea what kind of power that would take? It won’t happen in phones for a long time.

        • Trevor

          Ah, ok. Thanks for clearing that up!

  • cid03

    no phys nav keys, but no baked on nav keys either.. basically a sooped up gnex

    • Justin W

      … So… No nav keys at all?
      I want on-screen Nav keys. Other manufacturers need to catch on to this – it paves the way in customizability.

  • Iron_Catastrofe

    Great build quality, lte, long battery life, 1080p, 4.8 inch display, either stock android or moto/google makes something feature rich but clean like their more recent razr phones (a nexus-razr hybrid of sorts?), quad core w/ 2gb of ram. 32gb of internal storage is a must as well.

    We can keep throwing in all the wants, but I want a device that will easily run on the next few versions of android that we are bound to see.

  • joejoe5709

    I dunno… I’m tired of getting my panties in a bunch waiting for the next thing. If it’s a Nexus and it doesn’t shatter when I put it on my cold countertop, I’m good.

    If we’re talking early to mid 2013: I want KeyLimePie (probably just an improvement upon JB), 4.7″ 1080p screen with very little bezel, 8MP Camera (with decent software), 32GB of memory, 2BG RAM (more is unecessary), removable 2000mah battery, 1.7GHz quad-core with a really great graphics processor all wrapped in a light, durable chassis. Please no super skinny RAZR phones, though. I don’t like how they fit in the hand. Despite the Kevlar, I feel like I’m gonna break it when I sit down.

    I really doubt we’re going to get truly flexible phones screens for another 2-5 years. I could see transparent screens (Samsung has window concepts) and Google Glasses taking off before something like that.

  • nightscout13

    Google Wallet Support on VzW


    Unlocked, no skins, supported by Google and on Verizon. That’s about all I care about right now. I shattered the screen of my GNexus so I could use a new phone, but it needs to be unlockable with AOSP.

  • edmund75

    3000 or more ma battery, 3 gb of ram, 1080p screen, 12 mp back camera, 5 mp front camera, on screen nav buttons, edge to edge display, 2+ ghz quad-core processor, stock vanilla android, 16gb internal storage with expandable sd slot, hdmi out, unlocked, unlocked bootloader, 4g LTE.

  • Meister_Li

    More freakin’ internal storage would be a good start. The only reason I didn’t get a Nexus 4 was the dinky included storage.

  • Expandable storage (or base of 32GB), swappable battery (or 2500+ mAh sealed battery), great camera, and an IPS LCD display. Screen size or resolution are secondary concerns for me personally. Oh and a super clean front plate. I love my GNex partly because it is completely unmarred by carrier or manufacturer labels on the front. Gorgeous!

  • Turb0wned

    32GB and 64GB. Maxx Battery life, good camera, LCD screen and last but not least….. NOT ON VERIZON.

  • heldadavid

    Android 5.0, quality camera sensor, Max HD battery, 32/64gb storage, quad core S4 pro, 3 GB ram, 1080p super LCD, and someone to take my money.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    15000mAh battery with a screen attached ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Will Rehse

    I just want it to fit on my head like a pair of glasses, or a monocle. #Glasses

  • Zachary Perschau


  • LAmDroid

    I’ll chime in with..
    +removable battery
    +removable SD

    Google already gave their reasons for nonremovable SD blah blah..
    the day you stop asking, is the day it stops being considered, is the day every manufacturer will stop using removable SD slots.

    It’s a consumer’s market, or at least it should be. If there’s enough demand for it, they will find a way to make it work. Im not paying 100$ extra for a slight memory bump that I wont need until a yr later (when memory is half the current price). Nor do I want to buy a whole new phone when I suddenly need more space. Nor do I want to have my data unrecoverable the moment my 600$ device goes FUBAR on me.

    • Justin W

      I would suggest you invest in the cloud… Or just get it for free. My cloud storage includes:
      Box: 50 GB (free w/ LG Nexus 4 purchase)
      Dropbox: 3 GB (free, with referrals)
      Drive: 5 GB (free w/ no strings).
      I have 58 GB storage plus what’s on-device. I honestly won’t use the 16 GB on my device since I stream all my music, movies, etc. but it will all be for app storage. In addition to that, there are several apps that won’t work from the SD card now, since that feature was lost when the bump to ICS came along.

  • ddevito


    That is all

  • ddevito

    Shoot BBs like Red Ryder

    Sorry ’tis the season

  • Anon

    -Continue to make great accessories (car dock, home dock) available at reasonable prices. Nobody does docks like Motorola.
    -Removable battery (even a 2400maH non-removable means non-enviro-friendly) with long life
    -2GB RAM
    -SD card so that no matter how much storage is stock, I can change it
    -8MP camera, but with a high-quality sensor, lens, and good autofocus and flash (megapixels don’t matter much if the rest stinks)
    -Motorola’s solid construction
    -Minimalist Android OS with an unlocked bootloader
    -High-quality high-pixel-density screen no larger than 4.5″ (I don’t want a dinner plate for a phone)
    -Sold either off-contract so Google/Moto do software support, or a contractualized guarantee with carriers that software updates will happen with regular frequency

  • Greywarrior

    One phone across multiple carriers
    Maxx battery
    Fast camera
    Unlockable boot loader

  • I would like for it to be an actual phone, and not a phablet. It’s been a LONG time since we’ve had a phone.

    • CapnShiner

      What do you call the RAZR M and the Galaxy Mini?

      • Mid-entry level, non-top tier phones.

  • Realistic87

    phone I can use on any network plus lte (somehow)
    with at least 32gb of storage or less storage with microsd card support.
    has to have host usb support
    sweet notification light like on galaxy nexus (the one on the razr hd is pretty cool too)
    non pentile screen
    loud speaker
    large battery
    have to be able to buy it off contract
    s4 pro
    unlockable bootloader

    And I would be willing to pay a large sum for this device (600 bucks)

  • kidheated

    What I want to see… pure awesomeness, no substitutes! El Googs finally needs to do it up and show just what they’ve been building towards. I want to take this new super phone and literally smash an *phone with it, then make a call in perfect clarity : ) This will be what my phone budget goes to.

  • Aluminum.

  • blee

    Vanilla android, great battery, beautiful screen, great battery, great battery… and… great battery

  • An interesting form factor (I do like the new iPhone form factor)

  • tehserver

    -Unlocked bootloader
    -4G LTE
    -Removable Storage(at least 32GB of storage if non removeable)
    -Pure android obviously
    -quad core
    -2gb ram
    -4.5″ screen.
    -1080p screen
    -Edge to edge screen
    -Large battery that actually results in a long battery life.

    -Available on all carriers

    • Aaron

      Throw in one of those new flexible screens and this sums it up for me.

    • Nicholassss

      This except, id like a 5 inch screen.

      • tehserver

        My feeling is that at that size it’s getting too close to tablet territory. If it can’t comfortably fit in my pocket then it’s too big to be a phone.

        • Tyler

          Personally I don’t have a problem with pockets, but I like to be able to touch from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen without repositioning my phone in my hand and I don’t think i could do that with anything larger than 4.65″ on my Gnex.

          • Nicholassss

            I have smaller hands and wear fashionably tight jeans. I have a note 2 it fits just fine and one hand use isnt an issue either.

          • Diablo81588


          • Joe

            Video or it didn’t happen.

          • cooksta32676

            I don’t want to see his tight jeans.

          • KOBALT

            Thank you for defending this

    • Justin W

      Make it a Quad Core A15 (preferably either Snapdragon S5 or Tegra4) and it’s got my vote. I would prefer a 5″ screen also, to offset the onscreen keys it will most likely have.

      • cooksta32676

        It would be cool for bragging, but how much faster than a Note or DNA do you need?

        • Mike

          In 3 years the Note 2 and DNA will be dated and slow as balls. The OG Incredible’s 1GHz Snapdragon was batshit insane for a phone CPU in its day, 2 years later it wasn’t so.

          • chris125

            By that time people will be moved on. Obviously everything will be outdated in 3 years times…

          • cooksta32676

            You’re also comparing JB to GB…..massive difference in performance.

    • This is the perfect setup. Should be standard for all phones.

    • LiterofCola

      Everything you said except for at least a 4.8in screen

  • Universal phone that is SIM card ready…..CDMA and GSM. ONE PHONE TO RULE THEM ALL.

    • Tyler Rynberg

      The Razr family already has that, GSM is locked down for US carriers by Verizon.

  • Knlegend1


    • RoadsterHD1

      Yeah so we can add RAM and stuff. That would be cool.

      • Knlegend1

        Exactly, plus it would force them to get creative if we needed a new device.

        • RoadsterHD1

          yes, I think we are there, the time to modify our own phone’s hardware. They can sell us parts rather that the whole fricken phone.

    • CapnShiner

      If you want a phone the size of a laptop, sure.

  • Stock Android, Slide out keyboard a la the Droid 3/4, DROID sound as default notification tone.

    It can be the rebirth of the OG Droid linage.

    • Aaron

      Great, if you’re on Verizon. But seriously, Moto needs to get away from the Droid. The GS3 is huge because it is the same phone everywhere (for the most part). Every carrier not named Verizon getting a one off Moto device with slightly different dimensions so that accessories aren’t compatible just isn’t working.

      • I’m not talking about being verizon exclusive or anything like that. Just the design wise it should be like the droid 3 / 4. Although it would be awesome for Google to commandeer the Droid brand (yes I know, not happening).

        • Aaron

          I got you. I wonder who actually owns the rights to the DROID brand? Now that Disney has bought LucasArts, I’m thinking Google might never be able to get it. I would just be happy to see Motorola reclaim the RAZR brand. My old RAZR flip phone was awesome for its day. Doesn’t seem right that you can only get one from Verizon.

    • Eric

      Original droid design with a 4.3″ 720P display, no qwerty, huge battery and thin it out. I loved the og droid

  • RoadsterHD1

    5″ display 1080 res. 3gig of ram, 6 core 2.0GHz proc. SD card option, 32 gig internal

    storage. Droid name, Key Lime Pie OS. 13MP camera and 2.0MP front shooter

    Motorola DROID BIONIC

    ICS 4.0.4

    1.2GHz OMAP-4430 Dual Core

    1gig-DDR2 RAM Stock Kernel

    NOVA Launcher

    Quadrant Standard Score 3227

    AnTuTu Benchmark 8249

    Vellamo 1126/355

  • Ned Danov

    For me the Camera and supporting Software (top agenda) + HD + Battery (MAXX for now) or bigger if hardware evolves by then.May be bundled with more Cloud Storage (on GDrive) for UPloads.

    Just come with an idea:

    Way not GDrive combine all the Google (G+, Picassa, You Tube, etc.) & Moto (Moto Cast, Zumo Cast, etc.) clouds in ONE place to access

    May be G+ EXTRA or SUPPER EXTRA :))))
    Why do we need so many different Media and Docs Portals (and log ins) under ONE GOOGLE Brand ??????

  • jahsoul

    What I would want in the rumored “X” phone:

    Fastest dual core processor on the market
    Best mobile GPU out
    2GB RAM
    Droid Razr Maxx type battery
    True Bezeless design (more real estate in a smaller package)
    At least a 1280 x 720 screen
    32GB internal storage
    8MP+ camera that is comparable to Nokia’s (Nokia has always had a phone that was tops with the camera)

    But most of all, a pure Android experience with complete software/hardware optimization.

    On a side note, it would be awesome if this was the first phone released on Google Wireless and a major announcement would be the lighting up of LTE in all major cities on the first day…lol.

  • Droid x 3 with no more buttons on screen buttons with stock android. With 4g let and no more removable battery?

  • TheJake

    definitely 4.5″ screen, Quad Core Proc, 3 GB RAM, and the Maxx battery and it to be completely unlocked and open, if I want to toss an os that isn’t pure android I would like to.
    It should also be durable; I used to have a phone that I could drop in beer and it would still work I would like to be able to do that again.

  • 4G LTE with VOLTE (Since it will be released in 2013)
    4.8’โ€“5′ edge to edge screen
    3500 non removable battery
    32gb storage with expanded storage up to 64gb
    Stock Android with newest build.
    Multiple colors (red black White Blue)
    Aluminum or metal build
    Tegra 4 or even Intel (only if it’s at least quad core)

  • shecalledmejay

    Android 6.2 ๐Ÿ˜€

  • hmmmm

    To be the only phone on the market to pair wih Google Glasses…

  • bucky500


  • This had better be the Motorola neXus we’ve been waiting for.

  • jak_341

    I don’t. I want the GNEX 2. Have Samsung make the hardware and have Google optimize Android for it.

  • Failure

  • thedanks

    sd card with proper apps2sd, big battery… im gonna save myself some time and say like a note 2 but with better materials and 1080p and even faster with even better reception?

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    5.5″ screen
    1080p display
    4000mAh removable battery
    3GB RAM
    64GB ROM
    SD card.support
    Kumquat flavored androidOS
    Onscreen buttons
    12MP back shooter
    5MP FFC
    Unlocked bootloader
    Minimal branding
    Google Wallet Cloud (see Simply Tapp)

    …that’s a good start

    • Knlegend1

      I like this just shoot for the moon. I mean really its not like a true computer where price will be affected the better the specs get. Look at the phones out now different specs same price.

      • a.youth.in.Asia

        I don’t care if it was $400 on contract or $900 off, I would still pay

        I don’t want to go to the computer if I don’t have to.

        • Justin W

          Make it Pentaband GSM, Heptaband LTE so it works with most LTE carriers as well. I would pay for THAT, although LTE isn’t the most important thing to me since I’m on HSPA+ 21 Mbps with AT&T, and haven’t had any issues with speed.

          • a.youth.in.Asia

            I want the “X” meaning you will get to choose which carrier you have. Sell though Google Play.

  • 3300mah+ battery. The rest will follow.


    VZW branding

    • shecalledmejay

      lmao one of the best jokes of 2012

    • Ray


  • Rodeojones000

    A Nexus logo.

  • John Simonelli

    4G LTE
    16GB and 32GB models
    4.65- 5 in screen
    Battery- Any size as long as it lasts longer then 3 hours of screen time or easily a Day.
    Silky Smooth Key Lime Pie
    Enhanced Camera Software with similar or better optics then the SGS3


  • MttFrog13

    What I want to see in a Google/Motorola nexus phone:

    1. No glass back and no kevlar.
    2. Either a non-pentile (I hate the jagged lines) Super AMOLED, or non-IPS (I hate the terrible viewing angles on the nexus 4) LCD high resolution display.
    3. At least a 2400 mah battery. Don’t care if it’s removable or not.
    4. At least 32GB of storage. Don’t care if it has expandable memory or not.
    5. Motorola’s sturdy aluminium build quality, but with the nexus curves and minimalistic look.
    6. I’d like to see the Android OS evolve more as far as usability and functionality. The lockscreen widgets and notification bar toggle menu were a disappointment to me.
    7. More non-intrusive, minimalistic aesthetics/eye candy.

    And honestly that’s it. As for the exact resolution and processor speed, any flagship smartphone these days is already has a high enough resolution and fast enough processor and I’d rather not waste battery life on processor speed. And I’m on t-mobile which is already giving me really fast speeds so I don’t really care for LTE right now.

    • cooksta32676

      What’s the last Moto you had? That whole build quality idea has expired with the new Razr line. Regardless of materials, they feel as plastic as anything else. You can torque the phone and watch the display distort.

      • Diablo81588

        It feels nothing like plastic, your just used to your plastic Samsung.

  • Benjamin Sicard

    On topic, I do think that this could be the phone that we were hoping would come from a Google + Motorola marriage. I won’t get my hopes up, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand that it could be the phone to end all phones. I’ll just believe it when I see it.

    Off topic, can we stop it with the “premium materials” rhetoric?
    >Consumers like the way the iPhone “feels”.
    >They like that it feels like a premium device.
    >They like that it feels solid.

    Yeah, well, I’m sure glad we barked up that tree. Now we have a Nexus phone with a glass backplate. Great job. Thank goodness we have a phone that feels a like a premium device now.

    Plastic isn’t the problem, and the more that you harp that it is, the more you hurt the consumer. If that’s your aim, by all means, keep up the good work.

    • Justin W

      Honestly, the “premium” feel from Razr HD isn’t about how it looks – it’s about the ergonomics and that it feels solid. I personally like the fact that it’s made out of aluminum and Kevlar (even though the Kevlar is only a thin covering). When I compared the Razr HD to the GSIII, I went with the Razr HD because it’s got a better feel to it. I then returned the Razr HD to get the N4, and I do have to say the backplate of the N4 was a mistake – I haven’t cracked it yet, but there’s a scratch since it gets put in the same pocket as keys and other tools by mistake once in a while.

  • Is it too much to ask for MAXX battery crazy good moto radios unlocked bootloader (make it a nexus!) 1080p on at least a 4.8 inch screen with soft nav bar keys and the latest S4 pro with at least 2GB of RAM and 4G LTE on VZW?

    I don’t think it’s too much to ask.

  • mtkregs

    The same Motorola build quality. The same Motorola radios. The same Motorola battery performance. Nobody does those things better than Motorola.

    Add in better screen technology, better camera, and shut up and take my money!

  • Josh

    A slider keyboard.

    • meijin3

      Although I do feel bad for those that like a keyboard because of their lack of options, I would be majorly disappointed if any flagship device I might be interested had a physical keyboard.

      • Josh

        You want what you want and I want what I want. Of course, I hope I get what I want.

        • meijin3

          Haha, exactly ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Droosh

          They could just make two versions. A strong keyboard model would clean up any disgruntled BB users that are left.

        • But the majority don’t want what you want. That is why the physical keyboard is dying out and the only ones left are the midrange/budget models. Don’t have anything against them but yeah keep them off our flagships please :).

          • aqua

            Well it’s sad that touchscreen fans can be so arrogant and greedy. You already have countless flagship models in that form factor in the market yet you feel the need to feel resentment at a single flagship qwerty slider. I think that is the reason why we don’t have a single Qwerty flagship out, because most touch fans are stubborn too selfish to let an alternative form factor have a fair chance.

          • sk3litor

            Demand drives supply

      • LiterofCola


      • AlexKCMO

        I don’t see why they don’t go for the best of both worlds. Make a flagship device, and design a case that gives a slider keyboard and extended battery in 1. It’s a double win.

      • aqua

        instead of being “majorly disappointed” with a QWERTY slider, you can go to one of the countless dozens of flagship phones with the form factor you desire. You don’t have to buy a QWERTY flagship phone, perhaps you would be surprised how well it does if a flagship QWERTY was indeed released. Fashion rarely follows logic and a stubborn opinion based on the majority is sign of lack of logic.

    • Modport

      If it comes with a keyboard, I hope Google and app developers stop gimping the keyboard’s abilities. I’m tired of losing keyboard shortcuts. Some apps even have the same keyboard shortcut for different actions or just plain got rid of keyboard shortcuts all together.

      My Droid 4 may have the best keyboard I’ve had on a phone but the OS and apps have the worst support since my Droid 1.

      • LUT4

        I’ve noticed this too. Enhanced keyboard support is gradually disappearing from the OS and apps. It’s unfortunate many people don’t know what a keyboard can do beyond just typing text.

        If Motorola stops making slider phones then I’ll not just stop buying from Motorola but also consider switching to a different OS if I have to go without a keyboard. I’m currently keeping track of WP8 right now.

        • Austin00

          Really doubt that Windows Phone will be getting any good keyboard phones anytime soon. Looks light you might have to go to RIM

          • LUT4

            Sorry, I meant if I had to go keyboardless anyway, I’d start considering other OS’s. I’m currently watching if Amazon S3, SSH and a robust video player apps come out for WP8 for now.

          • powdersuber

            I completely agree. I have a droid 4, typing on it right now. I love the keyboard, and the hardware has been solid for almost 2 years now of heavy daily use. I just bought a nexus 10, and I still feel the need of a physical keyboard, even with the nice new swipe features and huge screen. I love the fact that when i have the slider keyboard out on my d4, i have then entire screen to use. I am keeping a close watch on the wp8’s right now too. I am actually going to be returning my gnexus 10, because it is constantly rebooting since i’ve had it. 2 – 3 times a day, even with the new updates. Going to replace it with a surface.

          • The Droid 4 has been out for less than a year…

          • powdersuber

            Ooops, i was thinking it was two winters ago already. Loosing track of time…

          • Leaked images for this “X” phone have already surfaced. Check it out. http://www.GoogleProjectGetPosition.qr.net/jWVG/AmazingJob=bj0HlZWjcA

          • lebroniscool

            Windows Phone 8 is a malfunctioning disaster like the launch of Windows Phone 7. They delivered the fix for the rebooting issues and it only improved a few things but otherwise they stay the same. And the Lumia has MAJOR bluetooth issues. Yet rich guys like Mark Cuban and the bloke in the AT&T commercial say they use it. Funny, because I would think Bluetooth would be one of the functions that they use most given their daily schedules and social lives.

          • powdersuber

            Thanks, good to know, hope the nexus 10 jellybean reboots are patched soon too. It is awesome otherwise.

    • ckeegan

      I was a keyboard-only smartphone person for 7 years until I got the GNex, and now I doubt I’ll ever go back.

      • Roger W Turner

        Twelve years (Nokia Communicator series).

    • No. Just No. I would not buy it if it had one as I am sure many other people would.

    • cooksta32676

      Moving parts prone to possible failure, added cost, sliders are finished.

      • My 3+ years old Motorola Milestone with a hardware keyboard is like new and never had a single failure. My current Samsung Galaxy Note on contrary had a dead USB port after 8 months (seems that is a common problem with Samsung) and broke the 3G radio 2 months after that. The warranty replaced both phones and I love the Note, but Moto quality is unmatched. Just in case I keep the Milestone as a backup replacement.

        I also thought that keyboard-less phones were not for me. But new phones with better touch screens, faster CPU and bigger screens compensate the lack of a hardware keyboard… In the first days of Android a hardware keyboard was a must

        • cooksta32676

          I agree partially. The OG, DX, and d3 were the last phones I thought were tough and reliable. I have just heard about lots of razr series trouble.

          • Thomas Partida

            I loved the OG but I had to go through 3 to get one that actually worked. Sorry, loved the concept but it was not complete.

        • Sobr0801

          Ugh. Samsung. My Samsung Epic felt like it was going to break in half. I assume even their non sliding counterparts feel just as cheap. Never been a fan of Samsung build quality ever since then.

    • Manny

      I thought this phone is being made to compete with and iphone. How is adding a keyboard going to do that?

      • boybert

        Because there is no iPhone with physical keyboard

      • michael arazan

        I loved the D1 keyboard until the keys popped off after so much use. Then I used GVoice to speech to text everything and never looked back. Speech to text is a lot faster, just wish they keep upgrading it more than a year at a time.

      • john

        the codename of the phone is occam (because of occam’s razr, strange analogy of what this rumor calls the “x phone”), the tablet is manta. And furthermore, it’s last proposed name was razr x. It will ship with 4.2 out of the box, or if completed to that date, key lime pay. Probably will see it at the end of may on some presentation and it will go to stores in june. It is not intended to make the razr hd look bad by any means, thats why they are making it a razr phone. So as a part of the razr line, it won’t have a keyboard. A motorola employee told me this.

        • AndroidUser00110001

          Occam is/was the Nexus4

    • LTE, backlit 5 row keyboard ftw

    • Mauricio Sanchez

      When I got my first DROID, I vowed to always have a phone with a physical keyboard; but since screens have gotten larger, I’ve changed my mind. As long as I have a screen bigger than 4 inches, I’m completely fine with a virtual keyboard.

    • Graham

      Well, if the last high end Android keyboard manufacturer stops making them then I have no reason to continue using Android. A Windows phone or even the iPhone may be my next phone.

    • aqua

      agreed. We need a flagship QWERTY slider phone

  • MikeEmm

    facial recognition security

    • Diablo81588


  • ChristianJohnson

    How can you have a flexible display if the body isn’t suppose to flex, like a ceramic type of build quality?

  • brkshr

    Let me think… Easy… the latest & greatest of everything!

  • Jean Rivera

    Edge to edge screen, 4.5″, quad core snapdragon, 2gb memory, 32 gb internal storage minimum

  • I want it to be water and dust proof. Also shock proof. And with a large battery in a slim body. No 5in 1080p nonsense. 720p is more than fine. in a 4.3 in screen. and 64gbs of memory. Don’t care for lte.

  • QQpayne

    Whatever it is, I want great stats, not 6 months outdated.

  • Ryan

    I don’t want to see a 5″ screen on a phone. I would like to see a MAXX battery and an HD screen.

    • cooksta32676

      I’ll take a Note2 battery instead.

      • chris125

        Maxx battery is larger than the note….

        • cooksta32676

          I realize that, but size doesn’t always matter. LoL. 21 hours currently, 5:23 screen time, and still at 44%. Not sure if it’s just the different chip or a combination of factors…

          • Mark

            Yes, the Maxx battery is 200mAh larger than the one in the Note 2, so if the rest of the phone were exactly the same the Maxx would have a somewhat longer battery life.

            The reason the Note II last as long as it does is because the Cortex-A9 processor inside of it is much more “fuel efficient” than even the mighty Snapdragon of the Maxx HD.

            You bring up a great point that battery size is not everything…you also need a phone that uses that size efficiently.

            With this said, I believe Moto/Google will use their 3300mAh Maxx battery in this phone with a 2 GHz quad core processor with an efficiency close to an A9 (probably in coordination with Qualcom)…this combined with a smaller screen (5.5 inches is too big for many consumers) should solve any battery concerns anyone has about this phone (although this is something Motorola has definitely gotten right as of late).

          • Dave

            Good points man. Exactly. My guess is Moto will use an s4 at 1.8 with their soon to be common 5″ 1080 Super Amoled Advanced.

  • Icehunter

    -4G LTE
    -Large removable battery
    -Stock Android
    -2 GB Ram
    -Headphone jack on the top

    • Jason

      I actually like the jack on the bottom so much better.

  • Free = some sort of Google text/message service one must opt into to ge the hardware for free

  • Rob Reason

    Unlocked bootloader and aosp support.

  • Thomas Clover

    Removable storage plus all the things you mentioned in the article.

  • chris125

    Better camera, 1080p edge to edge display, maxx size battery. Same model on all carriers

  • tu3218

    -4G LTE
    -Removable Storage(if not, at least 32gb storage)
    -Pure android obviously
    -quad core
    -3gb ram
    -1080p screen
    -3000mah battery. (Motorola can do it the razr maxx, they can do it here)
    -8 or 12 megapixel camera. Give me top notch sensor, and feature rich like the sgs3 & note 2. IMO, Samsung set a precedent for camera software on a phone
    -on screen keys! 4.6-4.8″ screen. Definitely no bigger than 5″
    -Durable, no glass. I don’t care how stylish(to a certain degree) my phone looks. I want it to be able to withstand a fall.
    -AVAILABLE ON ALL CARRIERS. The sgs3 is successful because its available on all carriers and everyone can enjoy the phone.

    • brkshr

      I’ve never even used up a GB of RAM in my 2GB phone

      • jahsoul

        Let alone more than 2 cores. For specs like that, I’ll just stick to my desktop/laptop.lol

        • jahsoul

          lol @ the downvote. Guess most don’t know that most of these apps doesn’t utilize 4 cores. *shrugs*

          • ablueleu

            The apps might not have 4 threads each (I sure hope not) but the kernel shares the processes between all cores.

      • I desperately need more RAM… my galaxy nexus doesn’t have enough. With AOKP JB milestone 1 i always have under 100 megs of free RAM. I can feel how sluggish it is. It sucks ๐Ÿ™

        • brkshr

          That’s crazy, cuz my GNex running the same ROM feels just fine. It’s normal to have less than 100MBs free. Unused RAM is wasted RAM. You only need 80MB for new apps/services to start. The ROM devs set the native task killer up to work like this. Some people even set their phones up to have only 50MB free. You most likely have an app that is eating your resources. Do some research by checking your battery usage, running apps & maybe download an app like betterbatterystats or gsam to get more info.

          • I don’t think that’s true. Unused ram means better performance… I can feel my phone being sluggish when I have less than 50 megs of ram. But when I kill apps in recent apps my phone isn’t sluggish…. Anyone agree or disagree?

          • brkshr

            I could see it being a little sluggish with less than 50MB of RAM, but there is no good reason you should be down that low. You have to have something eating your resources. If you’re getting under 79MB, you have something else going on. Android is not killing your processes right for some reason. You have an app/apps that are refusing to be killed or just way too many apps running in the background. 80MB free is what EVERY SINGLE ROM developer sets it at. If you have more than 100MB free, I guarantee you that the RAM is doing nothing to help you. How can the RAM help you if it’s not being used? This isn’t just inherent to Android. The same thing goes for computers. Only computers have larger applications, so you need more RAM free in case you open a large app. Most Android apps are 2 – 6MBs. Some games are 20MBs or slightly larger. I would suggest that you do some research into it, like I stated in my last post. I GUARANTEE you that something else is going on with your phone.

          • Hmm. Maybe its all my background apps? Dropbox instant upload, Google+ instant upload, Google voice, talk, Facebook, instagram… Etc.

            Could these be it?

          • brkshr

            Most likely. Personally, I turn notifications off for most of those so they aren’t running all the time. Google voice & talk I leave on. If you don’t have to have notifications for a certain app, like G+, FB, Instagram, twitter… whatever you can do without having to be notified or set them to only check so often. It takes awhile to go through them all, but you want to limit as many as you can. It will help speed & battery life. Here’s a thread I made a while ago that will help with battery & maybe give you some ideas to limit what’s running. http://rootzwiki.com/topic/26383-my-vzw-gnex-settings-for-battery-life-thread/

          • Wait… I’m totally wrong. I have like 157 megs free when I go to the running section of Apps in settings but when I look at free RAM in aokp on my gnex when I hit the multitask button, it ways under reports. Says I have 33 megs…

      • FAL_Fan

        When I have only 200mb of ram free of my 1 gb my phone starts to freeze up/slow down tremendously. 2gb minimum is the only way to keep this from happening. To say “you only need 1gb of RAM” is like saying a 3 cylinder engine can move my Ford F-350 so why not just use that?”…just enough doesn’t cut it.

        • brkshr

          How does your phone slow down when you have 200MB of RAM available still? Most ROM devs set the native task killer to start killing apps when you have less than 80MB left. I’m guessing you have a rogue app/apps running & using up your resources. Technically you want to use as much RAM as you can & leave some for when you open new apps/services. 80MB is usually the sweet spot.

      • tu3218

        happens all the time on my sgs3. Its TW which is probably why, but it can happen.

      • brkshr

        You guys need to learn how to check your resources! My N4 stays right around 1.3GB of free RAM. I haven’t seen it get close to 1GB used yet. I could see how crappy overlays (like TouchWiz) would use more RAM, but my S3 on CM10 was the same as my N4 is now & was blazing fast. I’m guessing you guys use a bunch of crappy apps that run in the background & hog your resources. I watch what runs in the back & avoid poorly coded apps like that. I’m on my 11th Android right now (N4) & 1GB has been & still is plenty. Over 100 apps on all of them. Just do your research & see how apps use your resources & you’ll be fine.

        With all that said. Yes, 2GB is nice to have. It’s not necessary, but it’s nice to not have to worry about it at all. Anything over 2GB, at this point, is just way over kill & you’re spending your money on something for bragging rights only.

    • nightscout13

      At least 4GB high speed RAM

      • Joel

        I barely ever use 4gb of RAM on my desktop

        • nightscout13

          I guess it depends how you use your desktop. I currently have 16GB, and mine gets used up to 14GB sometimes, when i’m moving around hefty video files.

      • Droosh

        An oldie, but a goodie. How much RAM do you really need: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram,1190.html

      • FAL_Fan

        You and I seem to be on the same page often with ideas on phones, and though 4gb may be pushing it, I say why the heck not if we’re going for a phone that really has “The X Factor”

    • Everything here plus unlocked.
      removable battery.
      different size storage.
      I’d rather have removable battery than a SD Card.

      • john

        removable battery is just an industry failure. It’s really confusing and unnecessary. Don’t get me wrong, but to the regular user having access to the battery is to confussing. Unibody design is more durable! Assuming it will have a maxx like battery.

        • skinja

          Batteries really don’t last two years though.

        • BAoxymoron

          as long as the battery is user serviceable I’m ok with it being “non-removable”.

          • Droosh


        • FAL_Fan

          How exactly is removing and replacing a battery “confusing”? Please tell me you’re being sarcastic here.

          • LewisSD

            I think he is talkin about the “average” user. If you are reading anything on droid-life you are not the average user you are in a very small minority. Most people dont know how to install a sd card or so a removable batter actually could be confusing.

          • FAL_Fan

            Batteries only go in one way, same with SD cards…how can people not figure that out? We have dumbed down society to a new low. Honestly saying that people can’t figure it out is saying people shouldn’t have CD’s or DVD’s or BluRay’s because they may load the disc upside down…it’s ridiculous.

        • ok

          How many people do you know that break the back of the phone and not the screen? Durability isn’t an issue lol.

          • BAoxymoron

            actually he is right…. the screens are more less likely to break on a unibody device because the shock is distributed primarily through the body and not the screen thus leading to an overall more durable phone…

      • not to foget unlocked bootloader~!

    • Anton Martin

      I agree completely with you, but I’ll add a thing:
      Available in Spain!!

  • IR blaster, 12mp camera, awesome battery, 1080i display, curved screen like the galaxy nexus. Ceramic body? Sure.

  • Thomas

    When is Droid Life going to start it’s own forums site ? That’s what I really want.

    • We had one but they’re a lot of work! ๐Ÿ˜›

      • I was just thinking about this the other day. I think it could be cool.

      • MikeSaver

        What about Google+ communities (I think there is one already) or you could create a shoutbox in the side bar, like CelticsLife.com has.

    • BaconEater

      Yep use their Google+ Community. Same thing really.

  • Stevedub40

    Basically a stock DNA with maybe a bigger battery, although the DNA battery has been fantastic. Once you go 5″ you’ll never go back!

  • Mike Ranucci

    Flexible display, wide range of colors, top quality cameras, large battery, slim, and under 300 big ones.

    • You are truly dreaming. Especially with flexible display (not possible…yet) and under $300?

  • MAXX battery. Good camera. SD slot.

    • oh and unlocked bootloader, but can that just be standard on everything now?

    • cooksta32676

      How about a Note battery? Much better….

      • Eric

        Razr Maxx has a bigger battery than the note and a smaller screen

        • cooksta32676

          Correct. Comparing screen time heavily, most with the Note are getting better life out of it.

          • Diablo81588

            No they’re not. Come let me know when your note gets 7 hours of screen on time out of a charge.

          • cooksta32676

            How’s this with 32% left still?

          • Diablo81588

            Can’t believe that. Show the main screen now. No cheating with top off charges!

          • cooksta32676

            That’s the only one, I didn’t capture the first screen, it was a few days ago. Whenever I read I reverse screen color since SuperAmoled shuts off pixels for black. That’s probably about 1 hour of it, still a long time left though. I swear it’s honest, I have nothing to gain. I’ve seen a guy online with 10hours of on time with about 5% left.

        • cooksta32676

          Check the screen shot below. For some reason I can’t paste it to this comment. 7 hours screen time with 32% left.

  • Outstanding build-quality, a huge battery, quad-core, 12mp Camera, 4.5″ 1080p display, vanilla android 4.2.1 (or the latest out at the time)

  • I have a Galaxy Nexus and really my only two complaints are the battery life and the camera. So maybe a Snapdragon S4 Pro with a great camera and Motorola’s big battery, I’d be set. Oh and LTE.

  • Sandy

    Camera at least on par with iPhone if not better, Note/Maxx-like battery life, 4.5″ screen (no bigger), unlocked boot loader

  • MikeSaver

    II don’t know what a flexible display means. So i’m asking in this comment. With the hopes that someone will tell me. Knowing the risk of several sarcastic replies. Because I’m on the internet.

    • It’s a display that can bend without cracking/shattering.

      • MikeSaver

        @twitter-242243752:disqus @google-4e2535031164e6a93963f271129efd31:disqus Thanks! I got information and was even spared sarcasm!

    • Aran Miller

      It’s what Samsung has been working on, flexible glass, unbreakable.

  • Noah Beiter

    Stock android

  • Knlegend1

    Just something new really. Most of these phones have been marginal in the upgrade dept. So really just something new or different that sets another standard.

  • Greg Morgan

    #1 an unlocked bootloader (or at least not military encrypted)

  • No Kevlar.

    • paul_cus

      Beat me to it.