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Moto X Leaks Continue With More Specs, Blurry Cam Pics, and a Bunch of Other Stuff We Already Knew

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It wouldn’t be a proper day at this point if we didn’t have something to report on either the Moto X or Nexus 7. Since the Nexus 7 has been everywhere this afternoon, we thought we’d also share some Moto X happenings that popped up, mostly because they help round out the specs, and we know that you love talking about this phone, if nothing else. The rest of today’s leak via Android Police – outside of the specs – is really just a bunch of blurry cam shots of the AT&T model and other info we already knew. Anyways, let’s get to the new stuff. 

So according to a series of benchmark screenshots that were run on the device, we can now essentially confirm the 10MP camera on the rear, and that the device does indeed sport a 4.7-inch display, with about 4.5-inches usable because of the on-screen navigation buttons. The processor, once again is a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro. We also get second or third or fourth (I’ve lost track) confirmations on the RAM, storage, connectivity options, and battery.

In terms of the benchmarks that were run, the device is not going to be some sneaky beast, because after all, it is running a semi-older dual-core processor.

Just keep in mind that we’re starting to really hear that Motorola may do something crazy with the price of this phone to make it irresistible to almost everyone, and that’s off contract. We’ve also heard nothing but glowing remarks from those who have had a chance to use the device. In fact, I haven’t heard one complaint about the screen resolution or the lack of a new processor like the Snapdragon 600.

We’ll get our hands on the device come August 1, so be sure to mark it on your calendars and hang around the site.

Here are the specs now that some other pieces have been figured out:

  • Processor:  1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960DT, dual-core) processor
  • Display:  4.7-inch display, reads as 4.5-inch because of on-screen nav buttons (1184×720 resolution)
  • RAM:  2GB RAM
  • Cameras:  10.5MP rear, 2.1MP front
  • Battery:  2200 mAh
  • Storage:  16GB internal storage (no microSD slot)
  • Other:  NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
  • Model numbers:  XT1060 (Verizon), XT1058 (AT&T), XT1056 (Sprint), XT1055 (US Cellular)

Some additional pictures:

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Be sure to check out the official press renders for the device in both white and black that came out yesterday.

Via:  Android Police

Cheers Trevor!

  • Kurtis Tamez

    Note 2, LemonFree Battery= 3-4 DAYS without a charge.

  • chucklehead322

    Nothing about this makes me want to get rid of my Razr MAXX HD.
    Now that the bootloader is unlocked on the MAXX HD it’s one of the best phones I’ve ever had. Battery life is unbelievable, screen is a great size and software navbar buttons are a must for me now.

  • iT

    After reading the specs I’m completely put off by this device… Dual Core? Come on! What’s up with that? We got Quad Cores and even a virtual 8-core [BIG.little]! Why slow it down? A micro SD slot is a MUST, stay away from the things that we hate about iCrap, keep the removable batteries, SD expansion slot(s), Larger and Smaller Screens, Better Specs… Come on.. I expected so much more from the new Google/Moto buyout… But a Droid Razr running vanilla android isn’t that appealing… Guess I will have to stick with my crappy Samsung longer then expected :'(

  • that guy

    2gb of ram…..yet still will have Jank…..

  • Tim Buchanan

    Would it really have been so difficult to add a micro SD slot here? Can someone make sense of this decision on Motoroogle’s part?

  • Steve Benson

    Latest info on the price is off contract $299 for 16gb and $349 for 32gb. Tipster says that Google is looking to undercut the Nexus 4. Just like the Nexus 4, that’s a ridiculously low price for an off contract phone. If this is true, thank you Google – keep em coming.

  • Preach2k

    I was considering the Moto X until I heard that there is no MicroSD slot..Up Grading form a GNex.. I am now leaning towards the S4. Waiting for the official announcement of the Moto X to make my final decision.

  • chris420o

    i hate moto for their desicions on this device…16gigs of memory? couldnt give it a decent battery? year old processor? If this isnt prices signifcatly lower then the standard(like n4 prices) then i dont see why people would buy this…u goto verizon store or any cell phone store and see an htc one with 32gigs memory and all these bells n whistles for the same price why would anyone buy this…

    • Skittlez

      off contract price and to keep unlimited

  • Mordecaidrake

    Am I the only one disappointed with it’s specs?

    • chris420o


  • chris420o

    2200 mah?….meh disappointed

    • Mike Hilal

      100 more than the gnex extended batt….

    • Skittlez

      still not bad if the processor is right. the Nexus 4 has about the same mah’s and has lasted me a day and a half

  • trixnkix637

    So just pure opinion here.. I’m debating between the VZW HTC One (whenever that decides to get here) & possibly the Moto X. Can anyone give me their opinion of what they think the better option is? (I’m a heavy user & rom addict)

    • Mitch Joa

      You’re asking for opinions on two devices that are still speculation at this point…any answer you get won’t be a fact it will only be more speculation.

      • trixnkix637

        Still speculation? How so exactly? They’re both confirmed & VZW isn’t going to redesign the HTC One, at best the only thing to speculate is what version of Android it will ship with and how much VZW branding will be on it. And the specs for the Moto X are in this post above (along with a plethora of pics on this site of the device).

        Not sure I know what you mean by speculation at this point.

        • Mitch Joa

          Sure the One isn’t going to change significantly but we still don’t know how open the One is going to be on Verizon or how long it will take. Sure the One right now can flash roms, but the Verizon One will be more locked down. We also have no idea the openness of the Moto X. Asking which is easier to put roms on just isn’t answerable at this point, nobody has done it on either.

          • trixnkix637

            Ahh ok I get what you mean now. Sorry, I was just referring to the phones themselves, not their Rom/Root capabilities. I just put that info in so people would know what type of user I am.

            To be honest I fully expect both phones to have locked bootloaders & will probably take a while to successfully root, just like the VZW GS3. I hope I’m wrong though.

          • Mitch Joa

            What a beautiful case of miscommunication, I thought you were specifically looking for rooting//romming info. I appreciate you not just insta-downvoting me 🙂

            I’ve pretty much always owned Moto phones even before Android, so I’m a little biased on towards them, but the One has definitely proven itself and in the specs department seems like it will hold up the longest. I can’t imagine how long the Moto X is going to stay relevant to enthusiasts using phones to the MAXX (pun intended). It’s probably optimized super well, but if you’re going to flash roms, all that software is gone. One seems like a better option for you as long as it’s possible to crack’er’open.

          • trixnkix637

            No worries. The interweb still has people that don’t make flaming & trolling a national past time.

            I was a huge Moto fan back in the OG Droid days but the Droid X left a bad taste. I was largely impressed with the One but I fear since it’ll be considered old tech by the time VZW releases it, I might be better off waiting for something newer.

            Looks like the Moto X is meant to a middle tier phone specs-wise. Which doesn’t totally appeal to me as I’d have to buy either it or the One off contract to keep unlimited.

            Maybe the S4 instead?

  • fernando zavala

    If this is at the right price point this will be a great phone , especially for prepaid phones I see at Walmart they have the galaxy s4 for 650 then the 200 dollar phones are meh ,this will be a great phone for those who want quality bang for there buck we slal

  • Jon

    Was really hoping one of the user choosable options would have been a 1080p screen. This may very well be my wifes next phone, but I don’t think 4.7″ 720 p screen will do it for me.

  • Tyler Rynberg

    This is what I feared from Google’s influence. Battery and storage are too small. Guess I’ll wait to see if Google ever decides to stop ramming dev phone specs at devices that people use in the real world.

  • Gee minus

    My old pal moto man would have
    included an sd card, no google
    cloud for me, I only swing sd now

  • Verizon

    If they can sell the new Nexus 7 with better specs for $229 why is everyone having a hard time believing they could sell the Moto X for $200?

    • Trueblue711

      Because the carriers will find every way to mark-up the phone’s pricing. They want a 2 year commitment before they will give you something decently priced.

      • Verizon

        Google play does not have such constraints.

        I’m not saying it will happen, but with the way Google prices products I don’t see a $200 price tag being that unrealistic.

        • Trueblue711

          I know Google doesn’t, hence the Nexus 4 pricing. What I mean is that Verizon and AT&T will probably refuse to sell a phone at that price off-contract. This means it will probably be only for unlocked carrier-free versions, which means it won’t be able to work on Verizon and other locked-down networks.

        • chris420o

          u guys are forgetting that google gives those products away they dont make money off them because they will make money off their services…moto is a seperate entity it needs to turn a profit on this device…they dont turn a profit by giving a phone away n people using googles services…smarten up

          • Verizon

            Yea, Moto is a separate entity (wink wink). That is exactly why it is run by a bunch of former Google people and the Moto X (first Google/Moto collaborate phone) looks like a Galaxy Nexus, runs stock like a Nexus and is rumored to sell at a super low price…..like a Nexus. Completely separate companies though.

            While I won’t argue that Moto needs to turn a profit the first step is getting their phones in people’s hands. Selling it at an ultra cheap price point will start that. The notion that Moto is completely separate from Google is a joke though. The influence that Google has already had is quite obvious. These days you can’t play the exclusivity card like Apple did with the iPhone. You have to make it very available, ultra affordable and market the crap out of it. All things Google/Moto appear/are rumored to be doing. Sell a ton of these and profit will fall from the skies on the next go or they could just turn a profit by volume, accessories, customization option, etc.

    • chris420o

      google doesnt make money off the n7…how do you expect moto to make money off this for that price?

  • Corey Foltman

    no rumors of a 32gb variant that is staying in the dark until August 1st?…o well, i still want this phone…Until the Nexus 5 anyway…

  • flyinggerbil

    i’m going to get this for my wife and see how it works for her.

  • LucasMonroe

    It looks like those pictures were taken with a Galaxy Nexus.

  • Maxim∑

    the softkeys are clear! Will this be coming to Nexus devices?

  • David Benson

    I did a AnTuTu benchmark on my LG Lucid and got about 7400+, my wife’s GNexus got 7000+ which I was surprised about. I think the GNexus was lower score because the screen res is higher on the GNex. So anything that is over 18000+ is amazing. I just hope the battery life is better. And I said before… $300ish or under off contract for Verizon 4GLTE, you got my money