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Specs for the Motorola “XFON” XT1058 Appear in Benchmark: 720p Display and Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Processor

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The “XFON” from Motorola is no longer much of a secret now that it has been both pictured and found cruising through the FCC. It’s the phone you are seeing above that leaked months ago, at least all signs point to that being the case. While Motorola could easily have some tricks up its sleeves for this device that will “wow” us in the end, current info from a recent GFXBench benchmark pegs this device as a mid-range Android handset. 

According to the system info of a device benchmarked with the model number XT1058 (same as the “XFON), we’re looking at a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (MSM8960T) clocked at 1.7GHz and a 720p display. You can tell that it’s the MSM8960T rather than the MSM8960 because of the Adreno 320 GPU inside, which is the same GPU that you’ll find in devices like the Nexus 4. But yes, it’s only a dual-core processor that was released in early 2012 and not even the Snapdragon 400 (only an Adreno 305 GPU though) or 600 that Qualcomm is producing for 2013.

We’re also finding that it lacks a 1080p display thanks to the benchmark showing a resolution of 1196×720, which also suggests it will have on-screen navigation keys. But we already knew that it would. We aren’t exactly sure what size the display will drop in at, but we’ve heard both 4.0″ and 4.3”.

You can see from the benchmark that this is the Motorola “Ghost” and is headed to AT&T. “Ghost” is a codename we first reported back in mid-March along with a handful that Motorola has in the pipeline.

Last, the device tested was running Android 4.2.2.

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Update:  We are seeing stories floating about which suggest it could have some super secret processor and GPU combo that will dominate all phones and Google and Motorola are simply disguising it. I hate to say it, but with a screen resolution this low, coupled with a decent GPU and processor, these numbers aren’t anything to get overly excited about. Look, the Sony Xperia SP and Xiaomi MI 2A both crush the HTC One and Galaxy S4 in an on-screen test if you take these tests to mean anything. Both are running the same processor/GPU combo as the XFON, yet likely have half the RAM. These tests clearly do not show that we have something secret going on or that the XFON is going to dominate the One or GS4 overall. Benchmarks do not tell the full story, ever.

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Here is the image pulled from its FCC filing. As you can see, it’s identical to the device pictured at the top of this post.

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So, mid-range, right? I’d imagine that Motorola is going to make this device insanely cheap with a processor that old and a display straight out of 2012. Standards for high-end smartphones these days have risen to 1080p displays and the latest and greatest processor for Qualcomm, two things this phone lacks.

Keep in mind while this phone may be disappointing from a spec standpoint, it’ll likely run stock Android, see updates at an incredible rate, and utilize LTE networks.

Via:  GFXBench | Techtastic

Cheers Zomer!

  • alex

    well see what people have to say when it’s only 200 bucks off contact and works over lte……

  • mike jones

    I’m pulling for Motorola I hope they become a top contender again we need competition for samsung there at the top of their game and there not gone want to innovate if they have no one to compete with. So we need more manufacturers stepping up so that people can stop saying samsung is android which is not true.Motorola is going stock with little bloatware just like what they did with the droid razr family and bionic thats what us as consumers need less bloatware and samsung isnt even close to even give up their bloatware infested phones. But i agree with bionic that obviously this is the mini version Motorola isn’t dumb enough to release
    this as their flagship phone. There trying to focus on the less techy
    consumers by releasing a mid range device at a good price. I believe
    that bionic is right and we all just need to be patient and wait till at
    least quarter 3 or 4 for the flagship device to be released with a
    snapdragon 800 or nvidia tegra 4i.

  • Y8

    i like motorola because it’s for men” the logo has M letter in the behind” i hope that motorola will become as famuous as Apple

  • >> I hate to say it, but with a screen resolution this low

    I hate to say it, the above line really doesn’t sit well with me. When does a 720p ~4″ become a “low-res” display? It may not be a 1080p display in the current flagship but a low 4″ phone hardly needs a 1080p display anyway. I just hope that it isn’t Pentile.

  • bucky500

    I’d be all over a phone on par w Nexus 4 but with a smaller (4 in) screen. I may be in the minority but I want a phone closer in profile to iphone, I’d even go smaller. Unfortunately w android smaller form = lesser specs.

    Give me a capable, durable phone that’ll last all day with a small form factor and I’ll buy it! I’ll sweat the pixel-density on my tablet but 720 still works for me w my phone (420 even if price is right)

  • Motorola “XFON” XT1058. I like use it. Thanks Specs

    • Bionic

      habla english?

  • wtf is this bs

  • Bionicman

    i think many here have commented that if this isn’t the real “X phone”, and the real one comes out later this year, it’ll have to compete against some amazing phones like the new Nexus for example. it would behoove Motorola to get the real X phone sooner than later.

  • LOL at Moto fans.

  • dgarra

    Do people honestly care about 1080p on their phones?

  • T55

    Yawn …

  • Matthew Morrison

    well that was fun! can’t wait for the New Nexus rumors to start…

    • Verizon

      What Nexus?

  • alrey7

    All i want is a razr with updated specs that is available in ALL CARRIERS. lovee the design of the razr or atrix hd is pretty close. I dont mind the screen being 720p but i would like a porcessor with a quad core and a better camera. That is my wish list, but a I can only dream right?!

  • S4 PRO is Quadcore Krait isn’t it???? Like in Nexus 4, Xperia Z, DNA, Butterfly????

  • Antony

    That’s you called X phone?? If it is, it’s a big let down!!!

  • Q

    *Hugs Galaxy Note 2*

    It’s OK, Samsung will make sure Android endures since Moto and Google dont get it.

  • GCurry

    Bought the OG Droid the day it came out. Since then, Galaxy Nexus, and then Nexus 10. My use of phone is changing. Being old, my eyes don’t like to watch movies on the phone. I want a reasonable screen, 720p, fast processor so it can multitask and not bog down. Media stuff I like the Nexus 10 for. I like simple unlimited voice, txt, data plans. I like pay-go, low-cost plans. I like the Nexus 4 and T-Mobile. I like Mot manufacturing quality. The XFon might be just right for my design center. I want it simple, fast, durable, cheap, utilitarian.

  • InvaderDJ

    Isn’t this supposed to be a 4.3″ phone? This could be a version of the RAZR M for at&t which has a nice screen, something I know a few people would want. I definitely don’t think this is their flagship or the device that has really been rumored.

  • I’ve seen several reports that there will actually be two versions of the Xfon. A larger, 5 inch version and a smaller, 4 inch version with both sharing the same design but different internals. This could be the smaller of the two.

  • Let’s give google some credit; I bet there is something hidden that will “WOW” us! I mean come on, google is all about the Wow.

  • anthony jones

    Soooo….is this phone real yet, or still a figment of our imagination?

  • anguy

    Well do those benchmarks mean that the phone is faster than S4 or ONE (disregard their higher resolution) or not? I don’t think it matters on 4.3 inch phone if the resolution is HD or Full HD, you won’t notice it. But if those benchmarks are true this phone will LOOK like it’s faster and smoother and you won’t notice lower resolution on smaller display.

    Or did people really expect 1080 res on 4.3 inches? NO display is capable of that.

    • anguy

      Also if you compare this phone to other 720 phones it destroys them all – despite the fact that it sho haveuld similar chip. Now maybe it’s 2gb RAM that does that, but does it matter?

  • paul_cus

    Commence disappointment.

  • Kevin Guinn

    Key item to remember. Nothing points to X Phone with this phone. Only what’s been shown to be XFON. Google of all people are smart enough to play this game.

  • PSP

    I’ll wait for the sequel, XFON HD or XFON MAXX with 1080p and at least a 4.7 inch screen…

  • breadable

    Gad Damn! I love X phone talk!


    Another android letdown.

  • Rodeojones000

    Settle down people. This isn’t the X-Phone we’ve all been hoping for. That’ll come later.

    • Bionic


      • Rodeojones000

        Well played.

  • Verizon

    It still cracks me up that so many are ready to jump in and complain or bash because this isn’t what they wanted or expected Moto/Google to release. Grow up a little, not every phone is designed for tech heads. Some phones are designed for the average person, like the iPhone.

    Those that are calling out Bionic and thinking this is “THE” X Phone he was listing specs for need to take the time to actually read. This is still the “Ghost” just like it was when it was mentioned the last 20 times. This isn’t the major phone Google/Moto have in the pipeline. That is still probably another 5 or 6 months away. The actual X Phone really will compete with the GS4 and HTC One.

    • nvitone23

      Exactly…except for the point that it’s 5/6 months off, we’ll see it earlier than that according to Sarge

    • Bionic

      mid to late Q3, meaning by september

      • Verizon

        My bad. I was counting May for some reason.

  • Bionic

    Oh my god you people simply DO NOT LISTEN. THERE ARE TWO X PHONES. This one is less powerful with a smaller battery and etc….

    The 5 inch version is the main x phone and will come later. How many times do I have to say this until you understand?

    • nvitone23

      he has said this for months lol

    • Verizon

      I’m guessing a few hundred more. Reading isn’t a strong skill with some.

      • NexusPhan69

        While I can easily see the consumer and manufacturer benefit in doing the S4/S4 mini design thing, the 4.3″ screen on this phone and recent comments from moto about too much emphasis on specs and big screens makes me doubt an XFON and XFON mini. I really really really hope I’m wrong and crazy and Bionic is right. Not looking good…

        Clearly this phone and clearly >4″: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EKWvphCUeQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

        Moto comments: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417822,00.asp

        • My best guesstimate is actually 4.5″ diagonal. Comparing it to the iPhone 5, you can see that is is ~3-5mm taller, and ~10-15mm wider. With ~2mm on either side for a bezel, and ~12mm top and bottom bezel, a 4.5″ screen fits perfectly. Which would be an incredible feat of engineering, and easily the most compact device to date.

          • NexusPhan69

            4.5″ means there is an even lower chance of a XFON and XFON mini. I think you’re right tho. The on-screen nav keys can make screens look smaller. When he rotates it, it’s really a lot bigger than the iPhone screen. Good call.

        • Verizon

          Don’t worry, you are wrong. There are two different phones.

          More than that actually.

          • NexusPhan69

            Then what is this 4.3″-4.5″ phone? Not the XFON at all? Bionic said this is the XFON mini. Well 4.3″-4.5″ doesn’t sound too mini to me. Also doesn’t align with what he said about the mini having a 4″ screen.
            I really like the design tho. I’m hoping it’s 4.5″ but with better specs than the phone in the video has.

          • Verizon

            This is the “mini” or “ghost” whatever you choose to call it. Last specs I read were showing it at 4.3″ with 4″ usable. This is the one that is supposed to be “perfect for the hand”. If you look at the size of the Razr M you can see how a 4.3″ screen can be super small in comparison to something like the GS3/4 or HTC One. The big one will be 5″ and with much better specs.

    • lgreg64

      They will not believe until it comes out.

    • You have no proof at all so how are we supposed to believe you. Later when?

      • Bionic


        • MicroNix

          Is it going to be the Bionic 2?

          • Tyler

            No, the Bionic 3, they decided that they should count the first prototype at CES.

          • MicroNix

            Then we should clarify.

            Q3 of 2014?

        • So that could be around the time of the next Nexus then. Which if your specs you post are true (which a few things aren’t) then this better x phone will already be outdated.

          • How do we know that? Outdated how? If the design is better, the phone runs smoother, uses the very latest version of Android, has better battery, and a better camera, then how could it possibly be outdated?

            Specs =/= a good experience, and that is what ultimately matters.

          • Verizon

            First, who said there is going to be a Nexus this year?

            Second, the specs he is listing are accurate as far as the device is now. They are always subject to change of course, but right now he is listing accurate specs.

          • Of course there’s going to be a new nexus. Google releases one every year. This year i’m guessing they will release android 5.0 with a new nexus. That is if Google announces 4.3 at I/O.

            No somethings just don’t work. Like the S4 pro doesn’t support usb 3.0.

      • EC8CH


        I can only imagine what type of proof you expect for leaked phone info from a commentator on an internet blog.

        • Well he says he has a source so he should be able to get a pic or something.

          • Verizon

            He isn’t trolling. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    • Ted

      Bionic has been pretty close with his information. I am close with Motorola won’t say what I do. I recently came across what this phone will be. Now I only know of one of them and I can tell you it is something to be very excited about and the benchmarks above don’t do justice and aren’t even true for most part. I can tell you the flagship device will have At the least a quad core.

      Only reason I’m posting now is because I’m getting pretty annoyed at what I have been seeing across the Web and the false rumors of the device. There has been a lot of true rumors but the under whelming rumors like Google gave up on the phone or its a dual core, are false. I don’t want to say to much because I don’t want to say something that could give away too much. I will just say that don’t give up your excitement on this device. It will be worth it and will have features that are first of its kind. Be excited. Be patient. Q3 is creeping up fast

  • hatboysam

    It better at least have an insane battery and camera, or something else to make it relevant. I want to want it, but I don’t.

  • nvitone23

    Ummmm…this is the “ghost” so I dont know why we are all getting worried…we knew a “mini” version of the x-phone was coming to AT&T before the X-phone arrived…what’s the issue?

  • Dan

    This is gonna be big

    • cancerous_it

      ….let down.

  • Bionic

    Now is not the time for fear………… That comes later