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This Purported Motorola X Phone Render is Hilarious

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Now that Samsung and HTC have announced their flagship phones for 2013, the boredom of the internet is shining through and focusing on whatever Motorola has in the pipeline. Each day, we’re getting a new reportedly rumored spec list for the X Phone from a new anonymous “tipster” that may or may not be real but seems to get reported anyway. That’s right, when times are this slow, the tech media appears to accept any and all fan speculation that comes through its inbox as having a slight chance at being legit, thus a need to report it with thirty question marks. I know that sounds harsh, as we like to hypebeast as much as anyone, but this is getting out of hand. 

Take today’s “render” of the X Phone that just came across the wire. The rumored specs that have accompanied the image above peg the device as having a Snapdragon 800 processor, 4.7″ 720p display, onboard storage only, and a whopping 4000mAh battery (because 3300mAh wasn’t enough). The device will run Android 4.2 with as few customizations as possible.

Stop for a minute though, and take a look at that image above. You are telling me that Motorola created this render today, then put today’s date on it, and has already managed to leak it out? And why is it that if Motorola is doing their best to go with stock Android, that they are reverting back to the old Motorola navigation keys that they already went away from in Jelly Bean for devices like the Razr M and Razr HD. Two steps forward and another back? But on that same point, why are they using 100% stock Phone, People, Chrome, and Camera icons, but not navigation buttons. Ugh.

Update:  As caleb pointed out in the comments, it also lacks an ear pierce, you know, for making calls since it is a phone after all. As per kunal, the 3-circle clock widget time is two minutes slower than the time in the notification bar.  Mmhmm.

There are other new rumors floating about today as well, but they are all pretty much ridiculous and make little sense.

Hypebeast, we know about ya.

Via:  GSMArena

  • abeljames325

    My mothers neighbour is functioning half time and averaging $9000 a month. i am one mum and simply got my 1st bank check for $6546! I still cannot believe it. i attempted it out cause I got very desperate and currently i could not be happier. Heres what I do, http://www.hdcash1.com

  • J Samurai

    You don’t have to look anywhere past that bizarre top-down perspective on the headphone jack (on a phone that isn’t facing top-down) to realize this is fake as hell.

    • You mean the forward facing camera spot? I don’t see the headphone jack.

  • john

    ” As caleb pointed out in the comments, it also lacks an ear pierce, you know, for making calls since it is a phone after all. As per kunal, the 3-circle clock widget time is two minutes slower than the time in the notification bar. Mmhmm.”

    Bone induction? an Androdi phone in Japan had this I can see it becoming more popular

  • Sly

    Anybody else notice that this fake render kinda looks a Sony device

  • Well i for one hate the specs….The screen as the Chrome book obviously shows that everyone wants that insanely high PPI this one doesnt reflect that. 720? Cmon, i know 720 is great but everyone else has a 1080 or better….at LEAST be 1080 with holographic display, IR keyboard and projection screen….All laughs aside…this looks attractive but if its 720 when unveiled on the projected May 1st….im going S4…

  • I don’t know where you see on device buttons, I see them on the display personally.

  • srini

    are you just thinking aloud while you are half asleep? or is this really a post?

  • i dig the designs a bit, just like the s4 fake render

  • i hope they will make google now optional and forget about chrome as default browser. i am sick of chrome in my nexus 4 and sick of google now launching on its own when i accenditally click bottom of my screen. i really miss Stock Android Browser on Galaxy S2 when i was using

    • Bionic

      you are on drugs if you think google now will be optional. And if you dont like chrome simply do this.

      settings…..apps……..chrome……..”uninstall” or if “uninstall” isnt there push “uninstall updates” and then go back again and it will say “disable”.

      step 2. install dolphin browser.

      • i have chrome, firefox and maxthon they all suck. dolphin was good last year not anymore. i been using android since day one bro. i given up on custom roms now nothing compares to stock

        • Bionic

          i love chrome myself. It will be even better once everyone switches to HTML5

          • chrome on desktop nothing compares to it

  • StockAndy

    Fake. I’d rather know about your opinion on google now possibly going to IOS

    • Bionic

      it sucks is what i think, but nothing we can do about it sadly

  • Joe

    Latest Nexus 5 rumor also say that device won’t have a 1080 display either. Both companies would be dumb if that were actually the case.

    • do you have any idea how long nexus 4 lasts on battery with abut 15 tweets, 20 minutes facebook, 20 minutes instagram and some browsing. 3 hours max, now imagine putting a higher display on such a device, battery will only last may be one hour. unless companies can do something about batteries all this 720 or 1080 are just marketing myths and ppl believe them.

      • LionStone

        But the DNA’s screen doesn’t drain crazy fast?…in fact, its one of the least items for battery usage. Usually 3 hours of screen time, only uses about 10%.

      • Joe

        Uhh, the DNA pretty much disproves your point, so try again.

  • X-Phone may only be 720p also the screen size is very, very close to the HTC One X. Heard it will be the new style blur but the play store version might be stock.

    • Bionic

      the play store version is dead, there was too much whining and complaining between google and the other OEM’s.

      its not 720p, its 1080p for sure. per sarge

      • Joe

        You’re kind of getting annoying with this “per sarge” stuff, even if it is true.

        • Bionic

          hmmmm, yanno what cures that? Ignoring my posts or simply not reading them. This is a public forum and many people appreciate my channeling of sarge’s info.

          • Joe

            We know that your info is “per sarge”. You don’t need to announce it every post.

      • nvitone23

        So I would only be able to buy it off contract through Verizon? Does that mean a higher price?

        • Bionic

          No info on that. However it MAY be possible to purchase from the Motorola site for the price that isn’t subsidized but it won’t be $600 either. They are still exploring this possibility, per sarge.

          • nvitone23

            Thanks for the clarification!

  • chris125

    Looks like a sony with the moto screen shopped on

  • If it looks even close to anything like that…Winning!

  • cb2000a

    Utter nonsense…everyone knows it will be packing a S1000 chip and have 4k resolution.

    • Bionic

      ummm……..maybe the X phone 2 will, lol.

  • BCoils

    It’s good for helping me get through the day!

  • Guy Meatdrapes

    Time on the circle clock widget is 9:02.
    9 times 2 is 18
    3 dots on the top of the device
    18 divided by 3 is 6
    6 divided by 2 is 3


    • Joe

      Guy Meatdrapes? Wow, this is a masterpiece of a name.

  • zombiewolf115

    it doesnt have a earpiece but isnt there a phone that doesnt have a earpiece on sprint that u can hear through the screen?

  • Joey

    That is a secksie render though, hopefully it kinda looks like that

  • Sjschwar

    “As caleb pointed out in the comments, it also lacks an ear pierce”… a phone without a place to pierce your ears? 2013 sucks

  • Joey

    Couldn’t the clocks be off if it were just a render? even from motorola…

    Also it doesn’t need an earpiece, it will be using jawbone technology 🙂

  • skinien

    Thank you droid life for being the only site I’ve seen to actually laugh at this…. laughable render.

  • Bionic

    The only thing this render has correct is the lack of bezel. Other than that its horrible.

    The screen has been and always will be 5 inches, per sarge. That has NEVER changed so all of these idiots coming up with different screen sizes are wrong.

    • David Verba

      Dude, give it up. No one is listening or believing your garbage. I understand you want friends and want to be the “cool guy”. I think it’s time you moved out of your Mom’s basement and get a life bro!

      • Bionic

        I am married and have a 2 year old daughter. I have Zero debt and my own home with a mortgage. I think I have plenty of Life to Live so you can take your comments and go to hell with them.

        • David Verba

          lol, just lol

          • Bionic

            You are obviously jealous. Jealous that i have a wife, a daughter, and a “life” as you put it. Oh, and obviously jealous that I know people and get this privileged information before you do.

            Which begs the question, you mad bro?

      • Justin Winker

        Honestly, Bionic has brought a lot of useful info to the blogging community.. You post once every week or so and provide a random “Totally!”.

        • David Verba

          True True. I’m just not buying his “inside info”. But hey, I’ve been wrong before, and in this case, I hope I am!

          I just trolled him a bit…and it worked (see below).

          • Bionic

            you “troll” me. Which begs another question, which one of us is without that “life” you mentioned. Because obviously you have nothing better to do. At least i have the excuse that i am off work today, what’s yours?

          • David Verba

            You’re killing me man! hahahaha

      • sargentmajord

        Dude u need to shut the F#ck up if u are calling him a liar then ur calling me a liar cuz he was copying my information an posting it here as his own till he reprimanded by me an now he credits me like he’s suppose to an the specs an render in this post is all BS an I already told kellex that an he’s was mad aware of that

        • David Verba

          This is all just to funny

          • Bionic

            you really are a loser that has too much time on his hands

        • Bionic

          thanks sarge

        • Tim242

          Even if you are the real “sarge” you aren’t any more credible than him.

          • Bionic

            Amd when the specs and details he’s been giving come true I suppose you still won’t believe him?

          • Tim242

            The specs are predictable.

          • Bionic

            The clocking speed of the cpu isn’t. The screen type isn’t. The form factor. isnt build materials battery Mah, i can go on and on

    • Also, the on screen keys. I hope the design is similar to this.

    • Justin Winker

      Perfect, exactly what I want in my next phone. 1080p or 720p?

      • Bionic


        • Justin Winker

          Figured, they wouldn’t do anything less for a flagship of this year. Can’t wait for it to be released.

  • mec

    really? i had a deleted comment? and i didnt even troll anyone, or the site? just said regarless of it being a fake render, i would buy that phone…

    good for you guys.

  • Bionic


  • droid209

    i thought moto has already gone to the whyphone.


    Rumored X Phone specs from reputable source:

    – 6″ LCD + SAMOLED Ultra HD (3840 × 2160)
    – 8000 maH self-recharging battery (using electrons from fingers to recharge)
    – 25 GHz 32-core ARM CPU
    – 32 kB RAM (seems on the low end but this is a reputable source!)
    – Android 6.0 Lingonberry-Pie (it’s so advanced they skipped 5.0 wow!)

    Here is an ASCII render of the phone:

    | |
    | |

    • Bionic


  • TheWenger

    It’s funny when random guys make a render of a device they think would look cool and come up with a bunch of specs to go with it, like the specs make any difference.

  • Shane Redman

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. “Hypebeast we know about ya” @kellex:disqus with the Trinidad James reference

  • Dave

    I’m sure it’ll run real smooth with a case on it and no bezel.

  • tyguy829
    • EC8CH


    • Tyler

      Straight from Motorola here is the cutting edge X Phone along newest leaked picture http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/01/05/AB4F9771.JPG

      • Nice looking Gingerbread phone

        • Tyler


      • SGS4-TheNextBigFlop

        Lol the OG Bionic.

      • michael arazan

        I heard they were going retro, and it doesn’t get more retro than the original motorola

  • Tony Byatt

    Just imagine that craziness that’ll be flying around the internet a week from today…

  • Mark

    If this had a big ole verizon symbol in the middle of the screen I might just believe this is the X Phone.

  • Doug Wing

    Time on the Navbar, 9:04, time in the circles widget 9:02

    • Tim242

      Yeah, the article pointed that out.

  • jak_341

    How about hypebeasting something worthy and real: the GS4.

    • Dain Laguna

      how can you hypebeast something we already know everything about?

      • Justin Winker

        Impossible, unless they decide to drop some random earth-shattering update on the phone before it’s released. Wait, that’s still impossible.

  • bogy25

    …but I hear it can run Crysis 3!

  • Captain_Doug

    So many haters. Geez. I’m sure if it wasn’t posted the trolls would complain about DroidLife being lazy. The internet kinda sucks sometimes.

    • And I can fully understand how ridiculous it seems to post about a ridiculous post, but if we don’t report on it, people do indeed think we are missing news. They then go read elsewhere, which is something we don’t want. So the post may be silly and seem pointless, but it’s at least us reacting to a story that has already been picked up by a half a dozen bigger sites. This way, the DL community knows our stance on it.

      • Austin Warren

        Keep up the good work. I may not believe in the x phone but glad that you report it so people do come here to read.

      • Justin Winker

        Started reading your website first, yours remains my favorite.

      • Captain_Doug

        It doesn’t seem silly at all and your explanation is perfect. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep reading.

  • branshaw09

    Not to mention that “Motorola” hasnt made a phone since Motorola Mobility was created as a separate division. It’s “Motorola Mobility”, and they have their own symbol.

  • Jason

    Wanna hear something else hilarious? Actually doing an article on somebody’s fake render. Don’t just make filler articles on slow news days…

    • PhoenixPath

      …and what is the alternative? Post nothing and have readers forget about you?


      At least they gave us their stance on the story right off the bat and didn’t try to sell it as a legit “news” story.

  • Armadillo_SoapParty

    please, NO front logos!

    1) waste of valuable space
    2) increasing device size AND/OR increasing bezel size AND/OR decreasing display size
    3) just ugly
    4) simply pointless: for whom are they?

    1080p 5.5″ or don’t launch this at all.

    • Diablo81588

      Not everyone wants a retarded phablet.

    • Dain Laguna

      right, cause a 5.5 inch device is what everyone is clamoring for

      • Captain_Doug

        There are more than enough 5″+ phones out right now. Kills me when people whine about the new phone coming out and how it has to be huge. Whens the last time a sub 5″ phone came out with top of the line specs? Nexus 4 to my memory.

    • Justin Winker

      Option 3 please.

      Seriously, though, if they use that broken circle logo they used on the leaked video, I wouldn’t care. I honestly don’t care if there’s a logo on the front, as long as it doesn’t increase the bezel/decrease the screen size. At this point, though, it would be hard to decrease the top/bottom bezel anymore than most phones already are. My N4 doesn’t have any logos on the front, and the top/bottom bezels are still massive.

      EDIT: Add to this what Diablo said.. While I do want a 5″ device, I don’t want a Note II-sized device.

    • Haha and you are??? I’m guessing you’re someone of importance to tell Motorola what to do or don’t do. Yeah because everyone wants a 5.5 screen phone right?

  • John

    They could’ve at least put a little effort into this one. Oh well, until tomorrow when the next one is “tipped”..

  • NorCalGuy

    The press shot that Samsung dropped before the s4 didn’t have an ear peic either…

    • Tim242

      That was not a press shot. It was merely a teaser partial render.

      • NorCalGuy

        Call it what ever you want still didn’t have a earpiece

        • NemaCystX

          It was just a generic image they made up to tease the S4

  • Rocketjrb

    Don’t forget they didn’t even match the time of day on the clocks.

  • wm snyder

    will the real XPhone please stand up!!

  • eli

    No thanks jeff LOL

  • FreeLivin

    This pic is NOT even new, and a fr cry from today at that. I saw this same render like 4 months ago of it SUPPOSEDLY being the Project X device. BTW is not even close t owhat Project X looks like to say the least

    • Austin Warren

      So this phone just randomly had this date? And you know what the X phone is? Please. Tell me more.

      • Captain_Doug

        Devil in the details…

      • Joey

        Well lets see….the X Phone will come with its own time machine mode…. 🙂

  • Warwick

    Take my money! This phone render is disgusting. lol

  • Step 1 – Make fun of blogs carrying stories about Motorola Phone
    Step 2 – Carry a story about a Motorola Phone
    Step 3 – ???
    Step 4 – Ad revenue!


    • Liderc

      lol, exactly.

    • Austin Warren

      Oh how everyone blames the money.

      • Tell me, which of these for profit blogs do it just because the enjoy getting called out by the readers? None?

        • Austin Warren

          They are reporting what they find. All blogs are for profit. At least Droid Life has the compassion to put that revenue to good use with giveaways and contests.

          • I really don’t care. I was just reporting what I found.

          • Austin Warren

            Good for you buddy.

      • PhoenixPath

        They should blame the beer instead. (ninja edit!)

        Homer had it right. *grin*

  • Kunal Patel

    they also managed to not even use the same time on the widget and the clock in the notification bar…10/10 entertainment value

    • XphoneTroll

      Another thing is that the x does not exist!

      • NexusPhan69

        I shook my head at your comment until I read your name. Then it made me laugh.

        • XphoneTroll

          I know my name says it all 😉

        • Hailey Jack

          til I saw the bank draft which was of $8902, I be certain …that…my sister was truly earning money part time from there labtop.. there neighbour has done this for only about eighteen months and resently cleard the mortgage on their home and bought a brand new Toyota. this is where I went. Mel7.com

      • NorCalGuy

        But the S5 does right… They announced the s4 so now that makes the S5 real right???

        • iamme

          please read the posters name before you comment something pointless

          • NorCalGuy

            I gave him that name thanks though. Also he knows what I am talking about, my comment was directed towards Mr troll, he said it first I was just confirming with him.

  • Trinidad James

    Don’t buy the shoes unless they popula!

  • Austin Warren

    Wheres Bionic when you need the exrra laugh.


      He’s at home making X phone renders and sending them to Droid Life’s tip box.

      • Tim242

        Haha funny because it’s true!

    • Bionic

      im right here you ass. I love how one day you talk to me like a human being and the next day you talk trash on here about me.

      • Austin Warren

        Lol chillax homie.

  • it also lacks an EARPIECE. you know.. that thing for hearing CALLS.

    • bakdroid

      Bone resonance!

      • 4n1m4L

        That’s what I was thinking.

      • lol, you crazy kids.

    • PhoenixPath

      Motorola logo is cut-out, and the earpiece is behind it?


    • ArrowCool

      Just to play devil’s advocate for a minute here.

      Could they be moving over to some sort of bone conduction sound? You know, similar to what they are using in Google Glass?

    • Christopher Riner

      And a microphone (mouthpiece?) usually helps.

  • gchahinian

    Saw this on GSMArena, definitely had a private laugh about how silly it looks