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Here are the Final Press Renders for the Moto X

White Moto X

Next Thursday on August 1, the Moto X will be unveiled in New York City, and these are the final press renders according to @evleaks. We have seen the device pictured plenty of times and pretty much know how it will perform thanks to our hands-on time with the new DROID ULTRA, but the Moto X could still pack some mystery with it in terms of features and customization options. 

From previous leaks and what comes in the ULTRA, we have narrowed down that the Moto X should come with a Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz (with Motorola’s X8 Mobile Computing System), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 10MP back-facing camera, feature a 4.7″ 720p display with on-screen navigation buttons, 2,200mAh battery and NFC capabilities. Sound like something you would like?

Who here is still holding off on getting a new phone in hopes that the Moto X is exactly what they want?

Black Moto X

Via: @evleaks

  • pocketdrummer

    Why do they bother selling phones with 16gb of internal memory anyone? I bought my 3GS with 32GB in 2009. It’s 2013 and phones are still selling with 16gb.

    That is PATHETIC!

    I’ll consider it if it at least had SD expansion, but 16gb with no way to expand is a no-buy for me.

  • Bob Dobalina

    I’m holding off cause Verizon hates us who want vanilla Android OS’s :(

  • Taglogical

    Fans of the Galaxy Nexus should be salivating over this one – this is what the Sammy would have looked like had it been built by a quality designer and manufacturer, like Motorola.
    I am still using the Bionic (which doesn’t miss a beat on the leaked ICS; buttery smooth with SD, HDMI out, swappable batteries) on unlimited data… if the Moto X doesn’t have a SD (or 32 GB) then the Moto X is not the phone for me, no matter how aesthetically sexy it is…
    I do commend Motorola for taking the right (and long overdue) approach to chipset design in their new fleet. You don’t need your ‘Ultimate Warrior’s’ inefficiently handling routine tasks … save for the java at Android’s ‘heart,’ this is the biggest reason for periodic sluggishness across the platform (“Quad core RAWR” – psh what a waste) – dedicated handlers (procs) in a SOC config ala Moto’s X8 with strong cores (ala the S4) is the way to go- has been forever if you let your noodle cook on that notion a second = want 4 warriors fighting for you, or 2 warriors with 8 archers backing them up?
    And all this fuss over “720 is so 2012″ – are you flipping kidding me? It’s HD and the display is no bigger than 5 inches… Get your head out of your arse – 720 is, again, the right call by Motorola on a <5" cell phone (not the OLED tech so much; OLED is trashy… they should have stuck with LCD – can't win 'em all)

  • Jason B

    I think the guys complaining about the lack of a quad-core don’t really understand what’s going on in the background.

    Most apps today are single-threaded because they’re easier to program. Yes, there are some that use multiple cores, but for now we’ll focus on the single-threaded apps. With a quad-core processor, Android will divvy up that up between the 4-cores so that 25% of the processing is happening on all 4 cores rather than 100% on 1. Is that faster? No. The cores aren’t being used to their full ability, and that 25% is equal to 1 core being used at 100%, so technically you’re using the ultimate power of 1 core split over 4. Benchmarks will use all cores, but that only shows the POTENTIAL of the CPU, not the actual performance in real tasks.

    Playing music doesn’t really affect the CPU as there are on-die digital elements in the SoC to handle music and video codecs. Streaming video also takes a portion of the SoC and is handled separately. Video streaming is usually single-threaded, so hardware codecs are used to increase performance since they don’t split between cores very easily. Image processing from the camera also has its own processor, usually, and is built-into the SoC as well. Some manufacturers can use their own image processing chip, like HTC.

    So what can you do on a small screen to effectively use a quad-core? Video encoding/decoding? That’s mostly handled by the GPU and the SoC codecs; if you’re doing software codecs, that’ll be hard on the CPU. Extreme multitasking? Really? On a 4.7″-5.5″ screen? While the app is running in the background, it doesn’t have the privileges to use the processor effectively unless it’s doing something very intensive. I think there’s more advantage to having a quad-core in a tablet.

    Even still, phones will always be limited by their RAM bandwidth (where the CPU stores and fetches information) and overall flash memory performance. You can cripple a quad-core phone by putting in Class 2 flash memory in a device. It’s a hell of a lot cheaper, but performance will suffer, greatly.

    I just wonder what the hoopla is all about. We’re just now starting to use multiple cores on desktops. It’s going to take a while for the mobile apps to catch up. Until then, you really shouldn’t be complaining.

    Single-threaded performance is still important, and the S4 Pro is pretty good at that.

  • NexusMan

    Holding off until Moto X, but desperately hope there is a 32gb option.

  • NexusMan

    Holding off until Moto X, but desperately hope there is a 32gb option.

  • Kyle Cassidy

    I’m still not sure whether to go with the Moto X or the GS4. Everyone is talking about the price, but I don’t plan on leaving Verizon anytime in the next two years and can get the GS4 for $150 from Amazon.

  • Kyle Cassidy

    I’m still not sure whether to go with the Moto X or the GS4. Everyone is talking about the price, but I don’t plan on leaving Verizon anytime in the next two years and can get the GS4 for $150 from Amazon.

  • Diaperboy17

    It looks like my Galaxy Nexus, but I still want the White Moto X.

  • p0k3y

    Count me out – 2012 specs. Not worth even $300 off contract. Have had OG Droid (last of MOT’s glory days), then the OG RAZR (slow as hell and poor battery life), so I am done with MOT. Will wait for N5 or Something else this fall with my leash with VZ expires and I will jump ship to ATT $60/mo pre-paid plan…

  • TeeJay1100

    The mold looks like the Galaxy Nexus!!

  • Iron_Catastrofe

    I usually don’t buy white phones, but this one would be a first

  • Larry Bublitz

    I will get this before comparing with the Nexus 5 if:
    1. Price is $299.99-$349.99 off contract
    2. There’s a reasonable expectation of timely OS updates
    3. Supports wireless charging
    If it doesn’t have all these things, I’m going to wait for the N5 and compare.
    My heart is always warmed by Motorola hardware, and I’m a sucker for a good press show though. I still may just say F-it and pull the pin after the show. lol

  • jh123416

    What to get next from Verizon (from my Galaxy Nexus)… LG G2 or Moto X…

  • Eddie Rodriguez

    Looks pretty awesome. I think it would be worth it for $200. That processor might be a little lackluster though… :-/

  • Hatyrei

    if it’s cheaper then im in… I don’t see why should i buy more expensive phones every 3-6months, if there’s a new better phone coming . :) And offcource I will never go in a contract again…with all those surcharges and hidden fees.

  • UF

    Million dollar question, is the bootloader unlocked?

  • Brian Dawson

    What is the door on the left side of the phone covering? SIM card? Micro SD card?

  • Mike McDaniel

    looks like trash imo. Galaxy Nexus re-hash…

  • NemaCystX

    Here’s what I think

    The DROID Ultra line is simply Verizon’s customized version of what they want. (without on-screen keys, did you notice that? /s)
    The Moto X is what Google wants along with the ability to sell it off contract at an attractive price and allow consumers to choose a vast amount of customizations (ie: like Dell computers) Hence the reason why the specs are lower to allow for a cheaper cost.

    The Ultra might have the same stuff, but the Moto X is the true flagship because of price, capabilities and options. I prefer the Moto X over the Ultra

    • RoadsterHD1

      I agree but I still want the 5 inch screen and the big battery that is the Droid MAXX

    • LiterofCola

      I think you’re right, but agree with Roadster, I need a bigger screen and battery at this point. Both phones will be great for different consumers

  • Sirx

    Expandable storage? Wireless Charging? Sufficient battery?

    Seriously though, if there’s no SD option on that 16 GB model, Motorola AND Google can go suck a railroad spike.

  • edmicman

    So is the only speaker the one near the camera? Will this be muffled when laying on a table? Not for listening to music or speakerphone, but wouldn’t it muffle the ringer if it was set down, too?

  • A.C

    Um what are the chances of me swapping out the battery from my droid RAZR Maxx? Wouldn’t that be awesome!?! Sorry, I’m a hopeless noob :)

    • TSK

      1%

      • LANCE

        .0001%

    • StankyChikin

      Depends on whether or not you want the phone to look the same or if you are willing to tape it to the back ;)

  • Tim Buchanan

    Should I bother holding my breath for >16gb? Probably not, huh? ::sigh::

    • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

      You mean <16GB…you implied that you don't care about anything greater than 16B.

      • Marikel

        Where the hell did you go to school? >16gb = greater than 16 gb, <16GB = less than 16 GB. Don't reply if you aren't educated about said response.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well in all fairness, it would be dependent on what terms are on what side.

          32 > 16

          16 > 32

          Both could actually be considered correct depending on the point you are trying to make.

        • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

          Are you talking to me? We said the same thing…

      • LP @ThisisEther

        “Should I bother holding my breath for “greater than” 16 GB….?”

        How’d you mess that up? Furthermore, you should know everyone on here hungers for more than 16GB+ internal memory….

  • itsacardigan

    minor detail but…I see that there isn’t a dock divider. kinda nice…one of the reason i always download Apex or Nova.

    • Marikel

      There is a dock divider, it’s just very hard to see :p I don’t think Moto has ever removed the dock divider in any of their 4.0+ devices.

  • SkylaC90

    why do you guys at Droid Life keep saying that it will have a dual core processor when that isn’t true? The Droid Phones from Verizon and i’m assuming the Moto X as well, actually has an 8 core processor broken up into different parts. 2 is for applications, 4 is for graphics, 1 is for the always on voice commands and the last one is for the camera hence Motorola’s X8 Mobile Computing System.

    • Mierda

      Start your own Android blog then.

      • SkylaC90

        I would like 2 but i’m way to busy, and then i’d miss watching tim and kellex and ron, those guys are funny.

      • LiterofCola

        Someone’s got their panties in a twist

        • LiterofMierda

          Thank you for that awesome comment.

  • A.C

    I’m with ya on that note. Coming from a Droid RAZR maxx, I don’t think I can work with a smaller battery. 2,200 MAh battery is too much of a downgrade.

    • StankyChikin

      I went from the Maxx HD to an N4.. Took me quite a while to get used to it.

    • Kevin

      i’m on the bionic and my phone lasts about 5 hours with pretty light usage… and if i want to keep my unlimited data, this is probably going to be the upgrade for me.

  • Artune

    As sub-par as this phone is I feel like I have no choice, coming from a GNex and the Orig Moto Droid who only wants vanilla android smh. I’m on verizon as well so I don’t see any other options in the foreseeable future.

    • Alex Goings

      Exactly how I feel….

  • AndrewScottRox

    I won’t believe it until I see an Oak phone.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Honestly this phone just sounds, “Meh” – unless it is priced under $400. All the hype just lead this to be a low/mid-ranged device, there isn’t anything special about it. It at least should have had a larger battery.