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Here are the Final Press Renders for the Moto X

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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

  • Tim Buchanan

    2,200 MAh…I…I just can’t do it.

  • Temo

    Is not there port hdmi?

  • theswillmerchant

    I know this probably doesn’t work as a direct comparison but since the phones seem to have similar specs I thought I would do some math.

    If the Droid Maxx has a 3,500mAh and they claim 48 hours of battery life then a 2,200mAh battery would proportionally equal about 30 hours of battery life.

    Which is quite a bit better than my VZGnex which will do a solid 6 hours if, you know, I actually use it.

    • StankyChikin

      I’m guessing that a person could get a solid day plus out of this thing..

  • Guestofaguest

    Now that the X is pretty much revealed, let’s talk about the cheaper version of the X moto is working on. And since there’s going to be a cheaper phone, what does that say about the X price point.

    • Fresh360

      Can you expand on this rumor? I have been seeing the exact opposite, that Moto X was the intro to the X family and a higher spec’d version was forthcoming.

      • Dan

        It has been stated that the Moto X is the “hero” phone, so this would be the high spec version.

        • Kamesen

          You are just full of mis-information today.

  • br_hermon

    What I can’t figure out is, if Motorola is going for experience over specs, then why not go with the biggest battery they make? (3,500mAh) One of the critical pillars of what makes experience is battery life.

    *This is of course based on the assumption that rumors of a 2,200mAh battery are correct.

    • King Lo

      price and size. bigger battery = bigger phone and higher price.

      • br_hermon

        Yeah, I figured price was a factor, but to what extent? It can’t be considerably that much more can it be? As far as size, personally, I don’t care anymore. Phone’s for me have crossed the threshold of being thin enough. I’d gladly accept a slightly bigger phone (which would feel normal to me) if it meant better battery life.

      • Spider210

        If I can purchased a 10,000 mAh power pack for roughly $40 and its got samsung li-poly cells in it and its very compact why can these companies fit in a 3000 mAh battery and still have it low priced? Just like how hard is it to either add an sd card slot to the device for extra storage. Last I checked it is quite cheap for every 16gb of ssd storage, unless your comparing to apple pricing…

  • Alex Goings

    If given the option, I always say yes I do need more memory. I always just assumed that I needed it. I just checked my storage and I have 23.95GB out of 28.13GB free… I feel like I need more content… I stream way too much of my stuff. I cloud too hard.

  • Charlie R.

    There’s no way this phone is $300 off-contract through Verizon at all, IMO. I hope everyone doesn’t give their hopes up. Verizon will push the new Droids like crazy and this phone will be an afterthought to them, with updates as well. This is Verizon after all. This phone will be nearly identical to the Droid Ultra (smaller screen, battery, and onscreen nav) with custom backplates, and that’s it. Maybe I’m wrong, but I just don’t see it.

    • Steve B

      If Google sells this for $300 in the Play Store, I don’t see Verizon being able to charge any more than this.

      • EC8CH

        It still has a CDMA radio in it so Verizon had significant influence on what the terms were for getting it onto their network. I do hope we get the option to buy it through the Play store and pay the same price as the models on the other carriers.

        • Dan

          I believe there is only 1 model for all carriers. So, we shouldn’t have to pick our provider when ordering through Google Play.

          • Kamesen

            Even though your statement is only partially correct I see room for Google selling the Moto X through the Play Store and having a drop down menu to select which bands your phone will support… thus making room to sell one Motorola phone with one price and different radio options. Interesting.

      • socarwolverine

        Verizon still controls what phone they will allow on their network. If google won’t agree to price terms, then VZW can nix all Moto X’s.

        • Charlie R.

          Exactly! Because of Verizon’s restrictive CDMA radios, they control what goes on their network. I agree with this.

    • br_hermon

      I think you’re right in that VZ isn’t going to give 2 craps about this phone compared to the Droid line. The only thing keeping this relevant in VZ’s eyes is if there’s undeniable consumer demand.

      And speaking of updates… Wonder if we could be looking at an “updates-from-Google” sort of thing? Too bad it isn’t a nexus, no AOSP and binaries to download and build VZ ROMs off of. It’ll be interesting to see how this phone plays out.

    • Dan

      Just look at how VZW managed the S4 and HTC One. They pushed The RAZR M harder.

  • JasonWhite

    I realize the push for “the cloud” but I’m not sure I could ever buy a 16GB device. There’s too many interesting apps to download and too much video/photo to take.

    Sigh. It’s a hard knock life.

    • Weber

      What sucks is that the cloud still requires you to use data if you aren’t on WiFi. At work all day, I don’t have WiFi, so I go through my 2GB (4GB split between me and the gf) like it’s nothing. I pretty much have to disallow data use halfway through my bill cycle so I don’t pay the ridiculous overages that VZW charges.

      So I’m with you on this. I have a 32GB GNex, of which I might have used 18 GB so far. So the cloud just isn’t that practical unless you’re always on Wifi.

      • JasonWhite

        Exactly. Plus I feel like memory really isn’t that expensive. I just bought a 32GB SD card for my DSLR the other week for like 30 bucks. Granted I’m not aware of all the ins and outs of putting memory into a motherboard of a small device. But… I dunno.

        The beauty of Android is the insane amount of options available to us. I just don’t prefer this trend for less memory and thinner phones. I don’t want to feel like I’m holding 8 stacked pieces of paper! Gimme some weight! Something tangible!! And if thicker means larger battery then yes please!

        I am quite pleased with my GNex. I’m due for an upgrade next month. Still unsure of which device I’m leaning towards.

        I just know it won’t have an “iOS” anywhere near the title :)

        • Weber

          Amen.
          I agree, wholeheartedly.
          My issue is that it isn’t a standard yet. Don’t give me 16GB with no option to expand, and expect me to go along with your “carriers suck” mantra if you won’t help me out with my data issue.

  • Jerrod Schultz

    I’m definitely holding off until this announcement… in one way or another, I will have a new phone on August 2… be it an S4, Droid, or Moto X

    • Steve B

      Skip the Droid, you’ll regret that.

      • Jerrod Schultz

        I had the OG Droid and LOVED it! If it weren’t for the crack I got in the screen that rendered 1/4 of the screen useless, I would have held onto it much longer!

        Ended getting the very regrettable Thunderbolt :-(

        • Steve B

          The OG Droid was the only good Droid.

          After that, Verizon whored out the name with crappy, lackluster devices.

          • LiterofCola

            You’re an idiot

          • Steve B

            Don’t get pissy because you buy crap phones.

          • DroidzFX

            Found your whole user name. Steve Bullsh*t.

      • droidrazredge

        How will regret the new droids if what the rumors are say are true is identical to the Moto X ?

        • Steve B

          It’s not even close to identical, software or hardware.

          • TheRobotCow

            You sure about that?

          • droidrazredge

            How does one know that it is not identical when the phone is not out yet ? What we do know so far is that the software and hardware is identical. We know the specs from the leaks of the Moto X being 1.7 GHZ Dual-core Snapdragon Krait MSM8960 Pro chipset with 2GM ram and a 4.7 720p display which is identical to the form and size of the Droid Ulta. As far as software goes: They both have “Touchless Control,” which allows you to speak to the phone without holding down a button to start your voice command, Active Display, and Quick Capture. We now this from what Verizon announced and videos from Moto X that was debuted by Rogers Mobile might have 1 more or 2 added features but basically 98% of the phone is the same as the Droid Ultra.

          • LiterofCola

            Dont listen to him, he’s a troll.

          • droidrazredge

            It makes sense now. I was starting to wonder if maybe he was not updated on the current specs of the new droids and Moto X LOLOLOLOLOL. Now I know not to feed this troll again!!

          • DroidzFX

            Hopefully the price is going to be the biggest difference. But like you the S4 is not an option. Droid maxx or moto X.

          • Dan

            The chip is the exact same. Software similar. I think Google is giving Motorola features that will be a part of Android 5.0. If you saw the tutorial screenshots, the Migrate shots look extremely similar to the standby screen of Chromecast.

          • Charlie R.

            It’s extremely close, just wait. Software will be the same except for a few minor things. They will be pretty much the same thing.

    • Alex Goings

      I think I’ve ruled out the S4. I think I have to go moto for the next round.

  • Jason Downing

    Didn’t Bionic say there was something else coming out after this… it’s bigger brother or something?

    • Jack Hoffman

      October is what I’ve heard on a couple different fronts, but then BIONIC has also said 2014 for the Moto G, which will be the REAL DEAL HOLYFIELD SUPER DEVICE.

      • Pedro

        Unless that one is ‘meh’, too.
        Then it’ll be the NEXT one.

        per sarge

    • Marikel

      Bionic said that the hero Moto X for October has been merged with the Moto X Nova that was supposed to launch in Q1 2014. That’s supposedly the “Moto G”.

      • Jason Downing

        well damn… I might just have to buy both. I need a new phone quick

  • lye

    Hello. Tell me about your battery life.

  • droidrazredge

    Six more days till X-phone files!!!!! I believe

  • htowngtr

    $300 no contact on Verizon? Sure

    • EC8CH

      Stop it! You stop it right now!

      We are living in a beautiful fantasy world and we don’t need you pissing all over it.

  • itsacardigan

    I almost feel like it would decrease my manhood if i stepped back to a screen smaller than my Note 2.

    • Guest

      No worries. Your manhood disappeared when you chose ‘itsacardigan’ for your disqus guest name.

  • edude03

    Might grab one for me and the girlfriend if they’re priced competitively.

  • bionic

    my vaj itches

    • LANCE

      fascinating…

  • Drome

    looks really nice.

  • Jhee Wan Park

    Can someone tell me the difference between moto x and ultra?

    • EC8CH

      One makes you Verizon’s b*tch
      and hopefully the other doesn’t

    • King Lo

      about $300 in cash

      • nerds

        *unconfirmed

        • King Lo

          “unconfirmed reports from sources say that it may cost a difference of $300 off contract” does not make a fun punchline. Don’t be so stiff.

    • LiterofCola

      They’re virtually the same device except the ultra has a bigger screen and different design. That and the alleged pricing difference between the two.

    • Steve B

      Moto x is Google’s new baby. Ultra is the last remnants of the Moto we hate.

      • Charlie R.

        Then how come the Ultra is nearly identical to the Moto X we are about to see?? Moto is making all the Droid phones from now on and they continue to be like the ones just unveiled.

        • Dan

          Because the Ultra will cost you $600 with no contract.

  • EC8CH

    Are the bezels finally small enough now to make everyone happy?

    • Weber

      Trick question

  • Vzw

    One thing im scared of is that the features that come on the droid ultra might be exactly what the moto x is getting without nothing else up its sleeve. I work at Verizon and we had a Motorola rep come in yesterday and when I asked what else will the moto x bring to the table he said it’ll be just like the ultra phones. Honestly the guy seemed like he didn’t really know to much about the phone so I hope he is wrong.

    • Tim Buchanan

      Whenever I walk into a VZW store, I have 99% confidence that I know more about their products than they do. (No offense to you. Your presence here on DL indicates that you are the 1% exception.)

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        This. It’s because people who work there are regular folks who aren’t tech savy. They may be great salesmen, which is what VZW wants. And I know we know more because, well we read tech sites. No offense to the exceptions to the rule who make the rule true :)

    • guest

      why is it a bad thing if it comes with same features as ultra/maxx? Ultra/maxx seem to have some of the best features introduced in android world for sometime. Honestly I dont expect moto x to see any more new additional features compare to droid family, It will probably look cuter and 1000 times better looking than droid family with customization options and will be available on all carriers in USA. Also moto/google will put all there marketing behind moto x as it is here global phone where as droid’s are exclusive to verizon ..

  • David

    I really hope it has a notification light. That’s borderline deal-breaker if it doesn’t.

    • erds

      i dont think it does. it has that passive screen blinking thing that acts like a notification light. pretty much like the app noLED.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    do we know what the black dot on front bottom left is yet? since the Ultra/maxx/mini don’t have LED, can we already assume it definitely is not LED? but the mic there doesn’t make the best sense either.

    • Alex Goings

      Hmm this is the first that I’ve noticed it. It might just be because its black but I cant see it on the black version (I’m probably just blind). Also, on the white one It looks like there is a corresponding dot on the back side.

      • itsacardigan

        Certainly looks as though it’s a mic.

        • Alex Goings

          I agree it looks like a mic. But, after noticing the corresponding dot on the back side, I’m really curtious.

          • Jeff Badger

            The backside dot is probably the noise canceling mic.

          • Alex Goings

            Makes sense. Thanks. That just drove me insane for about 10 min. All I could think was dots. Conspiracy theories were forming.

      • Charlie R.

        It’s for the SIM card tray access more than likely.

    • King Lo

      If you hold the phone in your right hand, as most do then the microphone is better aligned with your mouth.

      • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

        may be a mic but I hope its not based on your reasoning. such a huge design decision for them to say “its meant to hold in your right hand”. kinda reminds me of atteneagate.

        besides I’m a righty but I hold phone with left to talk so I can continue to do stuff with right hand.

        • Alex Goings

          Maybe the side that the mic is on is part of the customization :P

          • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

            wouldn’t that also be a hardware customization then? and most recent customization rumors point away from internal hardware.

          • Alex Goings

            THE OFFSET MIC CONFIRMS HARDWARE CUSTOMIZATION!!!!!!! SNAPDRAGON 800 AND 1080P OLED DISPLAYS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

    • Charlie R.

      I would imagine that dot is for the tool that can access the SIM card slot. It looks very similar to the slot used on the Razr HD/Maxx HD.

      • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

        wrong dot. I’m not talking about the left side of the phone. thought I agree with you on that one. I’m was referring to the one below the screen slightly off center to the left.

  • Rick Lopez

    i hope i can order a wood back plate.

  • moelsen8

    it’s a beauty. i wish moto kept carrying the micro-sd card flag.. but i really want a smaller phone than the N4 these days.

    my final decision will probably boil down to the price (and of course, reviews).

  • LiterofCola

    Although I’m not really diggin’ the look of this, I hope that it does have some aces up it’s sleeve. Like a bigger screen (with the on screen buttons the screen would probably go down to 4.5″ and after having a phone with 4.3″ for the past two years, I need a bigger screen)
    I could deal with the smaller battery than the Maxx, but smaller screen coupled with that would be too many negative factors for me to get this over the Maxx.

    • EC8CH

      All they need to do to make it go from “meh” to “OMG” is drop the retail price.
      Specs that are underwhelming at $600 retail will look like a steal at $300.
      Only question is that financially possible (which the N4 kind of has already provide) and is it possible to do especially on Verizon which is the biggest question.

      • LiterofCola

        Yep. Totally agree, it’s totally possible to pull this off at a low price and hope they do to bring more and more peeps over to Android at an affordable price. Just had higher hopes I guess……

  • Rob Schlegel

    It looks like a better looking Galaxy Nexus. I like it.

    • EC8CH

      slightly younger, slightly hotter, hopefully just as easy.

      • htowngtr

        Moto = locked

        • EC8CH

          correction… Droid=Locked

          • chris125

            Except the Moto on other carriers were locked so moto=locked

          • EC8CH

            It’s been so long since Moto released any phones I’m not 100% sure, but I remember that not being the case.

          • brkshr

            Moto offers a bootloader unlock option for some phones.

            https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/87215

          • mrjayviper

            the razr hd released here in Oz is a locked one.

  • http://twitter.com/ramivuorinen Rami Vuorinen

    Seems like a disappointment to me. Before Motorola even admitted they’re building a device (the X-phone but was holding my breath and waited something truly new and groundbbreaking. Rumours went all over the place and speculations about the “new iPhone killer” grew bigger and bigger. Now when we really know what’s coming, it’s just another phone.
    The iPhone is killed though, by many devices from different manufacturers.
    The “X-phone” was a dream of the perfect phone, but we all know it’s not gonna happen like that.

    • Steve B

      This is the Moto-X, not the X-phone.

      X-Phone is still coming in the fall, be patient.

      • Charlie R.

        It’s already here and it’s called the Droid Maxx. The only other thing Google we’ll see in the fall is the Nexus 5.

        • Dan

          I have a feeling since Google is putting $500 Million in advertising on this phone, this is highly likely the next Nexus phone. Moto Ne”X”us. Motorola is the only OEM to not have a Nexus phone.

  • hugo

    So you want a phone under 300 without a contract and on big red… Keep dreaming

  • chris125

    I’m hoping its 300 or less off contract and available for Verizon so I can get it and keep unlimited data.

    • Steve B

      Yeah, if it’s $300 or less I’m ditching my GS3 for some pure* Google love.

    • Charlie R.

      Really don’t think it will be, for Verizon at least.

      • chris125

        All rumors said it will so here’s to hoping. Otherwise ill get the s4 with one of my other lines upgrades. The ball is in your court Moto and google

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    with the announcement of LTE on Verizon with new Nexus 7, I’m holding off for 32GB Moto X with LTE on Verizon at a great off contract “Nexus” price point.

    • Marikel

      The only reason that works is because the Nexus 7 is ONLY using the LTE, which is a GSM technology and uses SIM cards, where-as phones on VZW need to access the CDMA network for anything else, which means that there most likely will be a price shift for the VZW version since they like to mount all of their subscribers.

      • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

        Well, I’ll be….I think you got a point there. I didn’t forget about CDMA, I just didn’t notice it NOT mentioned for the nexus 7. Good point.

      • Dan

        Google may have put their foot down, since they own the manufacturer of VZW most popular phones. Plus VZW may have felt the heat when they didn’t get the N4, because they screwed up the GNEX so badly.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    3-400 off contract and i’ll bite. On VZW now but i’ll just get the ATT model and go off contract with it. See how I like that life.

    • Reception_Perception

      I’ve noticed since 4G LTE my VZW reception inside has been pretty crappy. I’m guessing it’s because 4G is based on gsm and not CDMA and since gsm has worse building penetration than cdma that seems to make sense.

      With that in mind, I’m worried once VZW goes full 4G/VoLTE that we’ll end up with as crappy interior reception as ATT/Tmobile/etc. Thus, when VZW makes the full switch, we could be in the same boat as everyone else, which means it won’t matter anymore sticking with VZW. However, since many enterprise buildings already have indoor ATT repeaters to compensate (like at my work), ATT might be the better choice in the future. :shrug:

      • Silverman

        City reception isn’t the only consideration for some of us. I live in a city but travel across wide open spaces in the Western US, plus go camping. In those places, Big Red is the ONLY carrier that gives me a signal.

  • EC8CH

    Love the design.

    Nice plain front, with a simple ergonomic curved back with what looks like a quality non glossy plastic. I don’t need fancy metals or glass, just a well designed plastic that doesn’t feel or look overly cheap.

    To me it looks like the design of the Galaxy Nexus just slightly better in multiple ways… only the headphone jack location is debatable.

    If this thing is truely $300 off contract Moto has most definitely finally done it right.

  • Jeff

    I definitely like how that phone looks, as well as the specs. Unfortunately the storage space (would want at least 32gb for comfy music storage) will keep me using my Evo V 4G.

    • Dan

      Use Google Play Music. 20,000 songs is a lot.

  • sc0rch3d

    black friday is going to be epic this year

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      Damn. Hadn’t thought of that.

      And i’m for once here this year. Nice.

    • Daniel

      At Best Buy, they are claiming today to be “summer black friday”. Sometimes I’m ashamed I work there… haha

  • Ryan Powell

    Really can’t wait for this and the One to come out for Verizon. My Gnex is trying to keep up but feeling slower every day.

    • GNexu5

      Same here…

  • Al-Burrit0

    Well it was fun till lasted right tim? Your pictures are blocked once again.

    • Joseph A. Yager

      Blocked where and what and why?

      • Al-Burrit0

        adblock blocks his front page pictures for some reason, it must think Tim is a spamming ad or something lol

        • Joseph A. Yager

          huh – that is interesting

  • Jack Hoffman

    So will this be a live presser with a stream, or is it just going to be a press release.

    Do we have any time for an announcement?

    • Dean

      I think it’s something crazy like 8pm-1am

      • Franklin Ramsey

        That’s supposedly an “after event”

  • Thomas

    Finally something confirmed on this site ;)

  • cjohn4043

    Sidenote: Leaks ruin the excitement for press events now. I mean, we know all about the devices before its actually officially unveiled.

    • MikeCiggy

      ‘Officialness’ is much more exciting. But so are leaks!

  • Dean

    If this phone is priced under $300, then it’s a done deal and I’m picking it up. Keeping unlimited on Big Red is a priority.

    Hoping this phone is durable and waterproof.

    • nate

      waterproof… now that would be nice! I feel that if that was a feature it would have been leaked as well, but we can always hope!

      • Ian

        Ha, see what you did there. Waterproof …would have leaked! :)

        • nate

          hahahaha! no pun intended, actually ;)

          • http://www.unappreciatedscholars.com/ Steven Shreve

            I’m sort of sorry for downvoting. You should have taken credit for the pun.

          • nate

            That is probably the best reason for downvoting i have ever heard of. (no sarcasm)

      • joseph barrientos

        who down votes a pun? i thought it was a good one :)

        • EC8CH

    • Tyler Durden

      hoping for a little too much now

    • monkey082506

      As long as it’s an increase from the Gnex and under $300 or $400 I’m sold.

      • Maxim∑

        Nexus 4!

        • chaoslimits

          Verizon Wireless!

    • tu3218

      couldn’t agree more. I need my unlimited data, so if this device sells for around there, I will buy it first day it’s released.

    • tom

      When it’s waterproof I think there has to be a cover for earphone jack, right? Don’t see one. Either way probably going to buy this.

      • 2Berad

        The moto droid line has been nano coated i.e. waterproof since the OG razr so it should be nano coated as well if not shame on you moto.

        • NexusPhan69

          Water resistant* not proof. Unfortunately.

          • 2Berad

            We have been using them since the droid razr and the thing will make it through allot of water… so waterproof water resistant. check the web and try to find a droid razr or newer that has died from water. the nano coating motorola use is GREAT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2dPK8cLBdc

          • NexusPhan69

            That’s awesome. Good work Moto. Now I hope it’s on the Moto X even more!

          • MikeCiggy

            I’ve never seen this mentioned or even advertised…

          • 2Berad

            Ya its not in the marketing for some odd reason as it should be. I love the motorola hardware just hate the blur. check this stuff out I have used it on my 3 Gnex phones that my wife, daughter and I use works great on phones. http://www.homedepot.com neverwet

    • geedee82

      I hear ya but I’m really starting to doubt if Verizon is even gonna carry this thing right away, with those three other droids their launching…I don’t think this is going to be a priority for them. I HOPE I”M WRONG

      • EC8CH

        the VZW variant did already pass through the fcc

        • geedee82

          True. But I don’t how much weight to give that.

        • Charlie R.

          That doesn’t mean much. The HTC One Verizon variant hit the FCC forever ago with no signs of release. I agree that I don’t think Verizon carries this thing right away, and especially not for $300 off-contract.

          • Matt R Carner

            You don’t get it. Verizon isn’t going to be part of the purchasing equation.

            It’s going to be $x.xx on the Play Store and will be unlocked and able to use whatever service you want to put on it (just like the Nexus 7).

            Verizon isn’t stupid enough to pass up on this phone.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well in all Honesty, we don’t know if it will be in the play store at all. Could be direct through Moto as Google keeps saying Moto will be run as a separate entity. Personally I think it will be through the Play Store, but you never know.

          • Matt R Carner

            Absolutely, it could very well be sold through “Motorola” as well. Either way, we won’t be buying it from Verizon. Count on it.

            *That’s not to say that VZW won’t also offer it subsidized on-contract.

          • Robert Boluyt

            Pretty sure Verizon will be stupid enough.

          • geedee82

            The Nexus 7 was able to do that because it was LTE (data only) and not CDMA. In order for the Moto X to work on Verizon’s voice/3G network it will need to have a CDMA radio in it, which means Verizon will definitely be “part of the purchasing equation.”

          • Matt R Carner

            You sure about that? I bought my Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/LTE) brand new from a third party. Went to the VZW store and had them activate a SIM card for me and I was on my way. True story bro.

          • geedee82

            Of course you can buy them from a licensed third party retailer, that has always been the case. But it has to be an approved Verizon device that they have approved to run on their network, they most definitely control every aspect of the equation, they have the final say and they can even set the prices for the third party retailers. The CDMA/LTE Gnex was a device that Verizon approved and was selling themselves so of course you were able to activate it. I actually bought mine from a friend at cellular sales.

          • geedee82

            Of course you can buy them from a licensed third party retailer, that has always been the case. But it has to be an approved Verizon device that they have approved to run on their network, they most definitely control every aspect of the equation, they have the final say and they can even set the prices for the third party retailers. The CDMA/LTE Gnex was a device that Verizon approved and was selling themselves so of course you were able to activate it. I actually bought mine from a friend at cellular sales.

          • Trueblue711

            That’s because a Galaxy Nexus was released through Verizon. It was approved and sold by them for a while.

          • Trueblue711

            Yes, they will be if you want your Nexus to actually have service. You can’t just pop in a Verizon SIM card into a compatible phone and have it work on their network – they have to approve of it.

          • Matt R Carner

            1. It’s not a Nexus.
            2. Of course they have to approve of it. That doesn’t mean they have to be the only ones to sell it to us. I can buy a VZW iPhone from the Apple store.
            3. There’s apparently going to be some sore folk around here next Thursday when you all realize how this is going to go down.

          • Blue Sun

            I think you give Verizon too much credit…

          • Matt R Carner

            I think you still don’t get it. The credit doesn’t go to Verizon. The credit goes to Google. Can not WAIT to see the reactions from this crowd next week.

          • Matt R Carner

            Not afraid to say I was wrong. Still shaking my head trying to figure out how Motorola screwed this one up.

            But it turns out I don’t think I was giving Verizon enough credit. They somehow, along with AT&T, still have the power to make Google and Motorola their bitch.

          • Blue Sun

            No stress man. We all wanted this to be an awesome Android device, myself included. Had this device been uber, it would have raised the bar for other OEMs to aim for. I felt that this form factor is a little smaller than I would like, so I was not interested in it.
            I agree that Verizon has way too much power right now. This will continue to be the case until CDMA is no longer part of the Verizon network. Honestly, the Made in the USA probably drove the price up.

          • michael arazan

            That’s what I’m assuming. Verizon has never released 2 new phones by the same manufacturer at the same time on their carrier. Verizon has invested well over $200 million in Droid advertising. I can only hope The X is sold elsewhere than through Verizon because they Do Not Like competition against Droid Branded phones.

            Also, I’ve spilled water and tea on both My OG D1 and my GNex, nothing ever happened, I’ve been soaked in the rain and neither of my phones were ever damaged. Other than being submerged into water, phones are pretty water resistant as is.

      • Dean

        According to CNET, they saw a leaked Verizon launch roadmap and MOTO X is scheduled for an Aug 23 release date. HTC One scheduled Aug 1.

        http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57593323-1/leak-shows-moto-x-htc-one-hitting-verizon-next-month/

    • they call me Rob

      same here, my GNex is near done and if I can score a phone for $300 outright and keep unlimited, I think this will be the one. Otherwise I go back to juggling between the GS4 and the HTC 1.

      • Adam Truelove

        Why is your Gnex near done? If it’s just battery life you’re talking about, then I would agree. But with 4.3, it’s amazing again!! So fast. 4.2 was a serious dog and ruins that phone.

        • edmicman

          Is that all it is? Lately it seems like it’s going to die any minute…battery life has been so-so, but it laaaags all the time now. It’s doing the thing my OG Droid did – when pressing home it hangs for a couple seconds, goes to the home screen but then takes a few more seconds to actually paint the icons on the screen. Chrome browser on it is horribly slow to respond when pages are loading and typing lags within that, too. Stock LTE Gnex.

        • they call me Rob

          Battery life, even with an extended, is awful and the radios are even worse. reception has been terrible for me.

    • JBartcaps

      If it’s $300 im sticking with Verizon and Unlimited data if it’s more than that off contract I will be heading to T-Mobile and getting the HTC One

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        This. I’m on the boat to get a new phone, and since the One won’t come to VZW until next year, I’ll pick this up for <$300. Anymore and I'll consider the s4 instead

        • chris125

          I’m in the same boat. Either this if price is right or s4

        • FreeLivin

          The One will be here on VZW within a month, Motox X will be selling by end of Aug as well & under $400 or so off contract last i was told. Almost all this chatter here on DL is completely wrong. Specially the clowns talking about the Droid line devices and what else will release in short order.

    • MikeCiggy

      Honestly my gf is very angry that the s4 active wont hit Verizon. I feel like specs are high enough on most flagship phones that it’s a non-issue. But having a dust/sand, and waterproof phone is a HUGE improvement in the smart phone world.

  • Ian

    What’s with Tim not posting pics on the front page posts? Gettin’ lazy.

    • jbreezy

      yup, was wondering the same thing, not about tim being lazy buy no pics on the regular posts

    • jh123416

      My exact thoughts.

  • MichaelFranz

    also it reminds me of the galaxy nexus in a creepy way…..at least the back of the black model

    • DuPont

      Except it should be a real weave from the Kevlar and not a cheap ass vinyl print, which belong on riced out vehicles because they had horsepower and make you go vroom vroom.

      • MichaelFranz

        im impartial to the carbon fiber….i dont mind it and i like it. but would it be a deal break….hell no

        im just waiting for the annoucement to make things official. Once the DL team has one in hand and does a review and comparison between it and the new Droid lineup i will make a choice. I want a maxx because of the battery but i want a moto X because of how awesome development will be for it, just like a nexus and such. Will have to see.

  • Yann Mölle

    I hope it is an high end Smartphone, and not the expected middle class smartphone. lets hope!!!

    • EC8CH

      I bet the rumored specs that match those of the Droid phones are correct.

      If there is something more to this device it’s going to be it’s off contract pricing.

  • VivaMobil

    Is this the Viva Mobil version because it seems to have a JLO like backside now (THICK)

    • Boo

      Nothing wrong with a little cushion for the pushin’

      • Boo

        Oh, but since it does seem thicker than the Droid Ultra, I am a little disappointed that it has a smaller battery. WTF? Unless that’s wrong or they’re hiding something else inside not contained by the Droids

        • zurginator

          It’s because of the taper — you can’t taper a battery.

  • DMBatCOFC

    Uuuuuuugh. Why can’t there be just a beast phone that is the end-all?

    • Jeff

      Because manufacturers want to sell to a wider range of customers than just those looking for the most powerful phone available, which would probably have a matching high end price that’d drive away a lot of sales from the average cell phone user.

      • DroidzFX

        Logic….its amazing.

      • DMBatCOFC

        Manufacturers are already cranking out several phones at one time, so why not make one a beast? People with money will buy the beast phone, while others will buy the mid to low end phones.

        • EC8CH

          No android tablet sold worth a damn until Google released the N7 at $200. To get that price it had respectable specs but wasn’t a beast of a device.

          Maybe the strategy is similar with this phone. Sell a phone with respectable specs at a more reasonable price off contract, and see if there is a similar market as what was discovered with the N7.

          • DMBatCOFC

            I understand what you’re saying, but comparing the tablet market to the smartphone market is comparing apples and oranges. I’m sure if a manufacturer produced a top-of-the-line device, that it would sell – no matter the price. I’ll leave it at that, as these are merely my opinions :)

          • EC8CH

            Exactly.. the smartphone market is all screwed up because of contract subsidized pricing which also leads to all other kinds of problems because of control it gives to carriers. I think Google dislikes the status quo of the smartphone market and is trying to force some change. Those are also just merely my opinions :)

          • calum wilper

            I seem to recall the nexus 4 being top of the line when it was released, as well as being a very well made device. It’s price point was nothing to complain about.

    • NAM37

      Personally, I don’t want a “beast.” I want a cheap GOOD phone with GOOD battery life.

      • joseph barrientos

        then motos your guy! :D

        • NAM37

          The “cheap” part hasn’t been verified yet.

      • DMBatCOFC

        That would be great, but I’m a naysayer on the $300 price point for the phone.

  • King Lo

    Man went 2 whole days without a Moto X leak.

  • MikeCiggy

    Surprise it’s the Motorola Nexus lol. Isn’t this what all the other Nexus phones have been. Take a the flagship phone from the company and apply Nexus standards and a stock OS? (yes i know it’s not likely it will actually be called a Nexus)

  • Zargh

    Still wondering what the mystery logo button does.

    • Ryan Powell

      Pretty sure that is how they are going to deal with the battery issue. You keep pressing it to “pump up” the battery for the day. Same tech they used in Reebok Pumps. Going to change the smartphone market forever.

    • EC8CH

      advertise the Motorola brand

    • jb

      probably the same thing the samsung logo does on their phones….

  • MichaelFranz

    wish it would be a bigger battery….especially when moto is the pioneer of large batteries with the maxx edition phones. it would be nice to of seen it here too, never know though

  • Tyler Durden

    Let’s hope that software is optimized for battery

    • Yann Mölle

      If there is android 4.3 on it, there will be a better battery life

      • Tyler Durden

        Don’t think 4.3 helps with optimizing for Verizons 4G LTE

        • SparkysShocker

          You’d be surprised running Shiny 4.3 on my VZ Gnex and there is a noticeable battery improvement

          • Tyler Durden

            I’ll have to try it out. Hate that it dies in less than 4 hours

          • DroidzFX

            Think you need a new name. Tyler Downer to be exact.

          • Tyler Durden

            First Rule. Respect my authority. Second Rule. Respect my authority.

          • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

            I don’t even know why you are getting downvoted. That was hilarious.

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            I’m glad others are noticing that he’s a bit of a troll poster

          • Tyler Durden

            Troll? speaking the truth is being a troll? LOL okay

          • Jon D

            lol 90% of your posts are annoying…. Feel like you just need attention

          • Tyler Durden

            Sorry to hear you feel that way. Glad have i have 1st Amendment

          • Thomas

            Are you OTD?

          • NorCalGuy

            I was thing Tyler turd en

          • Yann Mölle

            How do you get 4.3 on your GNEX?

          • cns2007
          • KleenDroid

            Or could it be that when you installed the new rom the cache and dalvik were cleared thus giving improved performance?

            Clearing cache and dalvik always greatly improves performance.

          • KleenDroid

            Or could it be that when you installed the new rom the cache and dalvik were cleared thus giving improved performance?

            Clearing cache and dalvik always greatly improves performance.

    • brkshr

      Moto seems to be pretty good with optimizing for battery life. I don’t see why this phone would be any different & with Google behind them now, even more so.

      • joseph barrientos

        lol not sure why you’re getting down voted either lol, i agree tho, thats the one thing ive liked about moto since my first razr

    • Tim Buchanan

      I will consider getting one if Morphie makes a battery extending case for it. Otherwise, I don’t think all the optimizations in the world could stretch 2,200 mAh out through a whole day for me.

      • Tyler Durden

        Mophie is nice but they cater to Apple so their other cases aren’t as great.