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Verizon’s “XFON” Likely the XT1060, Also Runs a Snapdragon S4 Dual-core MSM8960

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The Motorola XT1058, or better known as the “XFON,” is fully expected to launch on AT&T some time in the very near future. We’ve seen benchmarks with AT&T in the name, an FCC filing with model number that points towards AT&T bands, and pictures of the device in the wild with AT&T logos in the notification bar. But what about the other carriers? If the XT1058 is only headed to AT&T, does that mean the XFON is another AT&T exclusive or is there another model coming to carriers like Verizon? 

According to an .ini file pulled from leaked Motorola USB drivers, the XT1058 will be accompanied by a device XT1060, which appears to be the CDMA variant of the XFON. The .ini file lists out chipsets and models numbers for devices to be picked up when using Motorola’s RSD lite application. For the XT1060 we’re seeing a chipset labeled “MSM8960CDMA,” a Snapdragon 4 Pro dual-core variant, similar to what we saw in the benchmark for the XT1058. We’re assuming it’s the Pro here clocked at 1.7GHz with the Adreno 320 GPU, and not the lower-regular version with the Adreno 225 GPU.

Here is a clip from the .ini file:

////////////////////////////
This is for RSD app to create correct phone model class
[MODEL]
WIFI = f100,mz604,xoom,mz615,mz615-16,mz615-32,mz615-64,mz607,mz607-16,mz607-32,mz602
STEUMTS = mb865,me865
MSM6X55UMTS = mb632,xt605,xt626,xt621
MSM6X55CDMA = xt603
MSM8960CDMA = xt926,xt897,xt907,xt901,xt1060
MSM8960UMTS = mb886,xt923,xt925,xt905,201m,xt1058
IMC6260UMTS = xt890
////////////////////////////

So this news shouldn’t surprise anyone, since manufacturers almost always try to keep phones as similar as possible these days when launching them on multiple carriers. This just means that Verizon (or even Sprint) isn’t going to see a wild change in processor when compared to the AT&T XFON.

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  • RoadsterHD1

    MOTO needs to come out with a Quad-Core or they will be getting so far back they won’t recover,

  • VZWIndirect

    So Motorola made a smaller, less powerful Nexus 4 copy?

    Shoulda been the XFAIL instead.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Releasing a dual-core phone, and trying to sell it as a top-end device, will be an automatic FAIL

  • jhouk

    It’s articles and message threads like this that make DL truly entertaining to read. While Samsung and HTC fans are at each other’s throats to claim smartphone supremacy, Motorola fans are battling to defend the merits of Mid Range.
    Anyway… Motorola reception? Dual core? 720p? 4.3″ screen? I’ve already got the Droid X2 so I’d have to take a pass on this one.

    • kg215

      You do realize a dual core snapdragon is many times more powerful than the old dual cores in the phones like the Droid X2 right? Even a single core of the s4 would be many times more powerful than that. Same with the gpu. I agree though that if this is the only Motorola offering for awhile then PASS PASS PASS.

      • jhouk

        I’m with you kg. Just pokin’ fun.

    • rodney11ride

      with the exception of not having 4G lte…

    • rodney11ride

      with the exception of not having 4G lte…

  • S.Scott Turgeon

    My guess is as I’ve seen all the Verizon Motorola phones prices go down this will probably replace the Droid Razr m as a entry level device 99 dollars or less. I love my Droid Razr M contrary to what some people do I like my phone to talk and this phone sounds better than most peoples phones in their homes.
    I’m sure this phone will be no exception because the radios in Motorola phones are second to none.
    This isn’t a quad core 1080 P monster but I’m hoping Motorola will step it up, They are a really great company the buyout and the merger I think put things on hold and they lost their way and I think they’re exclusivity with Verizon helped them in the beginning but it hurts them now.
    With AT&T I owned the Razr z9 with Verizon the Droid X was the best phone I ever had in my life the. The Droid Razr not so bad,the Droid Razr M I love!
    They need a phone, a signature phone on all four carriers and it needs to be MAJOR!

  • ranlil

    Dumb question…. If I’m off contract and want to purchase through VZW and keep unlimited, am I still paying subsidized rate plus the phone? Or is the rate adjusted for being off contract? I can handle a $200-$300 phone.

    • jackle

      Only way to get the discounted phone price is to sign a new contract which would forfeit your unlimited data. In order to keep unlimited you have to buy the phone at full retail to avoid a contract extension, which will be like $700 for anything new.

      • Patrick Hermey

        dont forget that verizon has the payment plan. one or two bills up front and then they split the remainder across the first twelve months. thus letting you keep the unlimited.

    • flosserelli

      Even if you pay full retail for the phone, you don’t get a discount on the monthly service (if that is your question)

  • Henry Babcock

    Awesome. Just give me 1)excellent Moto reception and 2)good battery life like 2500mah+ for these specs (the two major shortcomings of my G.Nexus), stock android without some moronic button layout like the S4 and One, and I’ll very gladly buy this for as much as $400. Anything less would be gravy. Keep my unlimited data and be good for at least another year.

    4.5″+ screen preferred, but I’ll take 4.3 and the small form factor, with near bezel-less sides. 2gb ram please. At least 32gb storage. Of course SD would be nice but is highly unlikely. Other specs sound fine for this, S4 Pro will be plenty fast with 720p which is plenty good res for <4.6" screen/ better battery life/ better performance.

    Overall this sounds like exactly what I want right now.

    If I like it enough but want larger/higher specs, I can always sell it and upgrade to the full size/flagship XFON when it arrives in a few months.

  • Bionic

    Haters gonna hate

    • Henry Babcock

      Looks great to me (see my long post), just hoping it arrives on Verizon by early July. Then the full size xfon maybe in Sept/Oct. This sound about right?

      • Bionic

        Yeah August sept oct is a good guess on the x phone timeline. Sadly not soon enough, especially if its sporting a year old CPU

  • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

    Google selling a verizon phone? Unlocked? I sure hope you all are smoking something for thinking that.

    • flosserelli

      Google may sell unlocked units for other carriers, but the only way to get the VZW model will be at a VZW store, locked as usual.

      • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

        With a price of $600 as usual.

  • flosserelli

    Google CFO/Senior VP Patrick Pichette was not kidding when he said upcoming products were “not really to the standards that what Google would say is wow”…

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    I can get likes on this comment for no reason!

  • anguy

    To the people who say this will be weak phone, look at those benchmarks again. This phone is right now SECOND fastest Android device after Nvidia console. Surely it is also because of having HD instead of full hd, but do you really believe it matters on 4-4.3 inch device?

  • ddevito

    This phone better have or do something that knocks our socks off or this acquisition was Google’s biggest mistake since it’s inception.

    • jak_341

      Most investors already say that. Of all the patents, none have proved useful. A lot of money investment sites say Google will be spinning it off sometime later this year. Especially if the rumors that Google is no longer involved in XPone development and has handed the reins back to Moto.

  • Guest

    The next flagship phone for Motorola on Verizon will not be out until September at the earliest. Can’t imagine the phone that went through the FCC in May for AT&T is that phone. Highly doubt it takes them 4 months to change the radios. I don’t ask details on phones just when the next top of the line phone will be out for Verizon. And September is it as long as everything goes smoothly.

  • Geoff Johnson

    Why is the title “Verizon XFON”, but the article only talks about it being available on AT&T?

    • LionStone

      Second paragraph talks about a CDMA version… Verizon.

  • Pengwn

    I don’t see why everyone is complaining over this device. One of the leaked details for Motorola’s lineup were two devices, a mid-range and flagship device. The specs on this phone are totally mid- range leaving the flagship phone to be leaked.

    All we really know of this X phone is a codename. That’s it.

    • nvitone23

      “All *you* really know of this X phone is a codename.” ;)

  • Rodeojones000

    Assuming it’s priced as a mid-range device this’ll probably be my next phone. I have zero interest in the S4 or the One (assuming it ever comes to VZW). I’ll gladly use this phone for a bit until Google/Motorola finally release a flagship device or Verizon gets another Nexus.

    • Blue Sun

      I wouldn’t hold your breath on Verizon getting a Nexus device anytime soon. Just sayin’.

      • Jason Scofi

        youre right, but i dont want to believe you :(

    • http://twitter.com/TwinShadow_SH Ryan

      Sounds like myself. This new Moto phone looks like a fun device to have for a while, or to use as a backup if Motorola decides to launch their flagship later in the year or into next year. Course, the only thing we don’t know is the price, but it shouldn’t be that terrible for a ~4.5″ device, hopefully.. which is just the screensize I like.

  • coolsilver

    I’ve fallen off the X Phone hype. I’m looking at options for Samsung GS4 Google Edition. Just want something to be announced so I can rule out the X Phone completely.
    Edit: I am buying off contract, I want beast phone that will be nice past two years. So downvote if you wish.

    • Jason Scofi

      the keyword is nice past 2 years. this will be obsolete within a year. however, with the money you save (300 vs SGS4GE $600, you could buy the updated version of this phone next year, and still come in spending the same amount of money over 2 years.) two $300 phones vs one $600 phone

      • coolsilver

        Very true. Though if this is going to have the “Google Experience” aka Nexus-like the GS4 will have… you won’t be buying a new phone for new software like the old smartphone model before android changed all that. IT will strictly be a hardware update. If the hardware is good it will last past a year or more. I already have a collection of obsolete phones. I don’t want to increase that by two-fold buying new all the time. Even if I used swappa, it still be hassle in my eyes.

      • kg215

        yeah but then you gotta use the midrange device for a full year and the second midrange device won’t blow the SGS4 Google Edition away in terms of hardware (if it is better at all).

  • Pdiddy187

    Where is Bionc on this topic? Blowing Sarge?

    • LiterofCola

      you’re an idiot

  • nvitone23

    If its snappy, then who gives a rat’s @$$ how many cores it has! You don’t even know the other specs. Give it a chance before you bash it! What difference will it make? One one-hundredth of a second?! Jeez…

    • Ian Smith

      i think we’re all trippin about the cores because we all know what lag on android can be like. settle down buddy.

      • nvitone23

        I’m quite alright to be honest, but everyone gets hung up on the number of cores like an optimized dual core processor is out of the question. An optimized dual core processor can outperform a quad core processor. If we are all gonna just look at the number of cores, then you may as well just buy the S4 simply for its gimmicky features and ignore what really matters. In the end, a quad core processor can just be another gimmick.

        • pappy53

          You are right about dual-cores. Just look at the iPhone 5. It has a dual-core, and is as fast as just about anything out there, and has zero lag.
          My Maxx HD had a little stutter, so I installed Nova Launcher. That improved it a lot. I don’t know if a quad-core would make a difference in it, as I have read that the S4 is lagging with the quad.

  • guest

    damn dual core cellys, they still make those? thought we would be on mega cores by now, lol.

  • chris125

    S4 it is then. What a let down

  • nvitone23

    Remember, the X-Phone is coming out later, we are likely looking at VZW’s version of the “ghost”.

  • Bionic

    X phone mini

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1358017682 Milind Shah

      lololololololol

    • Ian Smith

      the longer this goes on, the less i believe you

      • nvitone23

        Releasing a phone takes time whether you like it or not. You don’t have to believe him, but just know that Sarge had always said it would be released mid to late Q3. If you choose to believe every last rumor that other sites put out there, you’re definitely gonna be disappointed. All those sites had it set in stone that it was gonna be on display for I/O and guess what? Motorola wasn’t even mentioned once. Have patience and you will get what you want. It IS coming.

        • Ian Smith

          uhhh are you Sarge?

          • nvitone23

            No, I am not, but I too have been in communication with him, so know that he is, in fact, real, and not just someone Bionic made up.

          • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

            How do we know that you are not just someone Bionic made up? :P

          • nvitone23

            haha. you’ve caught me :P

          • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

            To prove your identity, please submit your SSN, bank account numbers and passwords, as well as all of your social media credentials to me, the president of the Bank of Nigeria.:P

      • Bionic

        What is not to believe exactly? I have been telling you guys that there are two versions of X phone. This is one of them.

        • Ian Smith

          well, for one thing: there’s no proof. but i sure hope everything you are saying is true – my gnex needs to be replaced soon. we’ll see in a few months.

          • Bionic

            we’ll see, sarge has been quiet lately about motorola not to mention he is going through personal issues, so information is at a premium right now.

        • kg215

          Well you could just be someone who is making a bunch of stuff up, that is what is not to believe. Sure you could be telling the truth right now but how are we supposed to verify it. Even somewhat well known blogs/journalists make stuff up all the time too and you aren’t even at that level. I hope you end up being right, and Motorola releases a high end phone after this but not holding my breath.

          • nvitone23

            I can verify it

    • Derek Lockovich

      I believe you, sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.debow Jordan M Debow

    It’s crazy how this counts as a mid range device now lol Android is moving fast

  • Rune

    If I can purchase this mid-range device through Google for $200-$300, while retaining my grandfathered unlimited data on Verizon, all of my expectations will be met. Would I like better specs in a new phone? Sure, but to get what we want (on-contract price for an off-contract phone) sacrifices must be made.

    • Rodeojones000

      I’m 100% in agreement with you here.

    • sc4fpse

      Exactly. Price, specs, unlimited data. While I would settle for a compromise on either of the first two, I would rather compromise on the specs, especially after paying full-price on release day for my GNex so I could save my unlimited data. But honestly, coming from my Galaxy Nexus, psychologically, these specifications aren’t much of a compromise. I would be very happy with this for $300 max.

      • Bigwavedave25

        Aw, that sucks. I “renewed” my contract on release day for the GNex and had no issues keeping my unlimited data. At least you are free to go now, I still have another 8 months to go.

        I do agree with both of you, would gladly trade some specs (that are still an upgrade from my current) for the ability to keep unlimited data!!

        • sc4fpse

          Yeah, I’m free to go. But that doesn’t matter to me — I’m not leaving Verizon’s coverage and LTE network. Period. This plus unlimited data is so important to me that I’m actually still paying to maintain my unlimited data even while I’m overseas for an extended period of time (like, possibly years). I realize it’s quite likely they’ll cut off unlimited data at some point and I’ll have wasted lots of money, but in the event they don’t, I want to be prepared for when I return to the states.

          • Bigwavedave25

            Not a bad plan at all, I totally understand your logic. Verizon is the best where I live and I have no intentions of swapping our plan either, full price here we come.
            Hope you make it back safe.

          • sc4fpse

            Thanks. :)

          • SA_NYC

            Wow, that is hard core.

    • radiohead14

      no verizon tramp stamp also please

      • Azn_Android

        Speaking of tramp stamps, am I the only one who find the Motorola logo on this phone HIDEOUS? Like oh god this is worse than LG’s ugly logo or Samsung’s huge ass logo. ATLEAST CENTER THE DAMN THING. It angers the OCD in me. Hopefully that logo only remains for the prototypes… I really miss the type of logo they’ve been using in the Razr series (the metal band with Motorola written on it in black letters). Atleast that can be used as a notification light. /rant.

        • radiohead14

          better yet.. no branding on the front at all.. just a small motorola logo on the back is sufficient.

    • http://twitter.com/nedrudrelytmai Tyler Durden

      Eh its worth the extra $300. If you’re on Verizon you should already be able to afford it if you can pay the bill.

      • http://twitter.com/DavidSheaffer David Sheaffer

        I can ONLY afford to pay the bill. Not that I’m complaining about getting 4G in the woods, though.

      • michael arazan

        Considering My Grand Fathered unlimited data is $30 a month, I can afford it on Vzw still.

    • Jason Scofi

      i whole heartedly agree. IF you are on a family plan, there is work arounds for keeping unlimited data and getting a new phont at 2yr pricing. you have someone else on your plan upgrade, and then they revert back to using their old phone, and u activate that new one.

    • Kevin Hill

      As long as we see a Adreno 320 GPU, it won’t really matter. Programs usually utilize only two cores, and the operating system is becoming more reliant on the GPU. Two cores is just enough to work perfectly, for a cheap price with still amazing battery life.

    • Sam Bithoney

      It sounds good, until you realize still paying for the subsidy cost of your old VZW plan for that unlimited data. If they do sell this unlocked, and T-Mobile is an option for you, you can be in for about $30 less a month with them.

      • Alex Mette

        I’ve got my verizon bill down to $49 for my line on a family plan. I always assumed when my contract runs up that I’d switch carriers (especially now that there’s a stock S4), but now I’m starting to question whether that’s the right choice. I can’t imagine a plan getting much cheaper than $49, especially with unlimited data.

        • Joshua P.

          Your secret?

      • michael arazan

        I am paying $70 a month with unlimited data

    • KoTiell

      I don’t know if Google will sell anything that isn’t pure stock :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/chuckg73 Charles Gallagher

      As long as you are in good standing with Verizon and the phone has been released you can walk into any Verizon store and buy the phone at full retail and have them finance the phone in your bill similar to TMobile without effecting your contract. I know this is not as good as buying it on the Google Play store but it is a descent solution for me and will have to do as I can see myself leaving Verizon.

    • LiterofCola

      What makes you certain that this is gonna be a mid-range phone?

      • S2556

        The specs are leaked already and with a 720P display and dual core processor it is indeed mid-range. Could have been a high end smartphone last year but not this year, Looks like a very solid mid-range device though.

        • SA_NYC

          Midrange just doesn’t seem like something that would be a fit with folks on this site…can’t say I’m not pretty bummed, after all these months of waiting and hoping.

          • S2556

            Yeah I feel the same way.

        • Tyler Cameron

          All it needs is a quad-core processor and it’d be high end.

  • j

    Only idiots would complain about mid-range specs for a MID RANGE PHONE.

    • EC8CH

      welcome to the internet

    • kg215

      I think people didn’t know/want it to be a mid range phone. Doesn’t mean that it is definitely going to be midrange or that there won’t be a high end Motorola device too but it is disappointing if this is the main Motorola phone, low price or not.

  • BobbyG

    New version of Droid M nothing wrong with that

  • rei_load

    If google sells this directly, I’ll buy it. Beats my Bionic.

  • Sean Wood

    On screen buttons.. gag…. :(

    • Jason Scofi

      wait really? you would rather have a stupid physical button(see SGS4)

    • cobjones

      I only want on screen buttons.

    • EC8CH

      You’re entitled to your opinion, but:

      Physical Buttons…. barf….

    • Dale Kimball

      You’ve got to be out of your damn skull! On screen nav or GTFO.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremygross60 Jeremy Gross

      on screen buttons are customized and make the phoen easier

      • Ian Smith

        i wanted to give you a point but your simple english was a deal breaker :/

    • ToddAwesome

      you serious Clark?

    • Tim242

      I’m with you there. I don’t know why these people like their screen space wasted.

    • Sean Wood

      Obviously i’m the only one that has an issue paying for a device that’s advertised to have screen size X and in all actuality it’s size X-1/2inch… it’s wasted space… It’d be different if more developers were making apps that dropped them out to dots to utilize the full screen.. gaming and typing suck with on screen buttons.. I was always hitting them and backing out of the game or inadvertently going back to the home screen on my G-Nex…and NO i’m not particularly fond of actual physical buttons I really prefer just regular capacitive off screen buttons… Currently have the S3 and the home button is a speed bump but atleast I can utilize the full 4.8″ screen realestate I paid for.

      • Jason Scofi

        the buttons go away on the gnex during videos/movies.

        • Sean Wood

          That’s right…. SOME…
          Google should just buck up and make it default in the OS that if you go into any app other than the launcher the onscreen buttons drop down to the “dots” format rather than making it optional for developer implementation…

        • tomn1ce

          they should make them customizable or bake LMT/or PIE into the OS so we can do as we please with the nav buttons. That would be nice…I use LMT on my G-Nexus with no major issues.

  • MichaelFranz

    mhmm…still a qualcomm device, wonder if the bootloader unlock method will work for this…

  • EC8CH

    I love the Google Nexus design style, and for a mid range phone seems like pretty respectable specs, plus with the lightest skin possible seems like the next best thing to an actual nexus device.

    I hope they keep this up and release a flagship level device along these lines later in the year.

    Big question left for me is how open will it be when it lands on Verizon.

    • Jason Scofi

      will the updates come from google directly?

      • EC8CH

        no way no how

        but if it’s open enough, I’d just as soon go to the XDA for updates.

    • flosserelli

      It’s Verizon. You already know how “open” they will be.

  • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

    Sexy, and stockish phone from Moto is a great thing. So, it is mid-tier, there is a market for that, and though many of here won’t buy the device, it should sell well, and that is great. Moto needs to be profitable, not just satiate us geeks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/miguel.casis Miguel Casis

      I don’t see why they can’t have a top-tier phone that does both. Not to demean mid-tier phones, but I really am hoping for a google/moto spec monster of a flagship. Something more on par with the S4 and One. That is what I would be emptying my wallet for.

      • nvitone23

        In time, you will get what you want. The two phones after the X-phone will be beasts.

        • Futbolrunner

          Just like that Bionic? I’ve been waiting for Moto to push a beast device, but it’s been years.

          • nvitone23

            Yea well, they definitely F’ed up the Bionic, no question. But I don’t know if you can exactly blame them for not putting out anything recently, as their whole company was in trouble. Google bought them out and they SHOULD be on track now. At least you are seeing something come out of them. That’s a good sign of what is to come…

          • kg215

            Yup Motorola has almost always been behind the competition. Screens, Cameras, Processors, etc. Motorola has always been ahead (IMO) in build quality and reception but you have to pair that with hardware/software that people want.

      • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

        I am not sure how much I buy into the whole Bionic/Sarge bit, but it does make a bit of sense that if they were going to make a mid-tier, and top-tier device, the mid-tier would likely be released first.

        • Tim242

          He keeps calling it the mini. No company has ever released a mini version first.

          • nvitone23

            doesn’t mean it’s not possible…

          • nvitone23

            And honestly, how many people are going to buy a “mini” phone knowing that an upgraded one is out? If you do the “mini” first, people will buy it, not knowing an upgraded one is coming. That way, you sell more of the “mini” devices.

          • anguy

            Everyone who wants smaller phone.

          • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

            Do people know another one is coming, though? Moto has never released a phone, then released a better version soon after. Cough, Razr, cough.

          • kg215

            The problem with that strategy is you will infuriate consumers and Motorola does not have too many of those to spare. When you sell a ton of products then you can trick people like that and be okay, Motorola needs to win back a lot of people first.

          • EC8CH

            I really don’t understand why it matter what comes out first.

            With this phone you can see the direction Moto is taking on a mid tiered device. At some point they will need to release a flagship phone, and if they follow the same path as this device, moving toward a more stock ui and more Nexus like exterior design, I for one will be happy.

          • Brian Menius

            Yeah, and the Grizzlies have never made it to the Western Conference Finals before.

            … oh.

          • Tim242

            You are comparing a fluke for a basketball team to responsible business practice?

          • Brian Menius

            You are really trying to back up a baseless reason for why Motorola can’t possibly do what’s implied here?

          • Tim242

            What came first, the RAZR Max, or the RAZR M? S3, or S3 mini? S4, or S4 mini? One X, or One S, V, SV? Companies release the “flagship” first.

          • Brian Menius

            Sure- I don’t dispute that. I was merely pointing out that “it’s never been done this way before” isn’t a justifiable reason for why it won’t be done that way this time around. Maybe they’ll still release the flagship first. Maybe they won’t.

          • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

            The Razr M was available for purchase 3 weeks before the RAZR HD. Also it is very possible that Moto is holding off a flagship until the 800 is available in 2H2013. As such they can release a mid-range device to show their direction and start generating buzz. They can get some serious good will and word of mouth advertising by nailing a mid range device.

  • jak_341

    In a time where quad core is the norm and octo core is coming, Motorola is pushing dual core with a 2012 chip? Are they trying to become irrelevant?

    • EC8CH

      Maybe the core count spec is becoming a marketing gimmick?

    • Big EZ

      Not every phone has to be top tier. This is a mid range device.

    • Eric

      Not every consumer cares about quadcore and other high-end specs…of course we are different since most of us commenting here prefer flagship devices with great specs.

  • http://twitter.com/defiantj3 Jason V

    2gbs of ram or no go

  • KleenDroid

    LOL @ Motorola

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Skittlez

    why? the OS is optimized for dual-core anyway. the snappiest and least laggy device i have ever used is the Nexus 10, which is a dual-core.

    • ScoobySnack

      All the quad-cored devices I’ve owned or toyed with have kicked ass- vanilla Android or not. The dual-cored have sucked- slow, lagging, disappointing. I haven’t used a Jelly Bean dual-core Nexus device yet, so maybe bloatware is the issue.

      This XFON doesn’t appear to be running vanilla Android and is only running a dual core. I recommend avoiding it.

      • nvitone23

        According to Sarge, it is Blur, however the new Blur for Motorola’s devices will be 95% vanilla Android with only 5% of Motorola’s influence.

        • Ronaldo

          SARGE!!!!!!!

          • EC8CH

            You rang?

      • Jason Scofi

        i want to agree. although i have hated my experince on my transformer prime and infinitys.

      • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Skittlez

        I do use the galaxy Nexus and its actually very snappy and smooth. Dual core as well. Maybe the skin thing is right, but i will say that it seems that the motorola is closest to stock you’ll find

    • http://twitter.com/emericanx Tyler Shultz

      Bingo! I agree… The Nexus 10 is the smoothest running android device I’ve ever used!

      That said. If Google wants Motorola to make a splash a premier flagship device would probably need to be at least quad core if for nothing else marketing. Your typical user won’t want to hear… “We have less cores but they’re optimized”… Lol. They just wouldn’t know the difference so would end up going with the device which on paper looks better. Now if these dual core phones are for the mid tier line up they look good. If the rumors about “being able to customize the device for what you want” are true maybe the dual core chip set is just a starting point. Only time will tell.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    This is Bionics X-Phone LOL

    • Geoff Johnson

      Yup, this sure was worth waiting for!

    • Butters619

      He said there would be two. A mid-range device (which he seems to have described perfectly) and a high end device that we haven’t seen yet.

      • Dylan Patel

        He didn’t describe it perfectly. He constantly said it would have the S4 Pro which it definitely does not.

        • Butters619

          We’re assuming it’s the Pro here clocked at 1.7GHz with the Adreno 320 GPU, and not the lower-regular version with the Adreno 225 GPU.

          Uh yes it does. The other leak had evidence of the S4 Pro

          • Dylan Patel

            Look at the part number. That tells you it is a S400…

          • Butters619

            MSM8960 could be either the 8960 (S4) or 8960T (S4 Pro). There is no Snapdragon 400 with that model number.

          • Dylan Patel

            MSM890 is the S400 look at Qualcomm’s namings.

          • Butters619

            You can wikipedia this or look at their freaking specs if you don’t believe. 8960 is either S4 or S4 Pro. Trust me on this one

          • Dylan Patel

            They changed their naming scheme…. Wikipedia page has not been updated…. It is using the S400 which took the 8960 name. Read up on their announcement of the S 200, 400, 600, and 800 and you would see I am right.

  • Radgatt

    I’m waiting to hear something official at this point.