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Did the Moto X+1 Finally Make a Major Appearance?

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Motorola has done a pretty remarkable job at keeping its next flagship, largely thought to be dubbed the Moto X+1, under wraps. And then a couple of hours ago, a whole series of pictures of a device that may just be the next Moto X, leaked in a big way. We are talking front, back, side, top, bottom angles of a phone with a wood back, large camera sensor, and Moto X styling throughout. Let’s talk about it. 

According to a report out of Android Police, this device has a custom wood back, just like we saw on the original Moto X, only the quality may have been stepped up a notch thanks to the inclusion of a metal banding around the outside of the phone that is said be aluminum. We have front facing speakers, similar to those found in the Moto E. The headphone jack is up top, which has now been joined by the SIM card tray. Volume and Power buttons sit on the right side of the device together, just like they did on the original.

The device is said to come in white or black, wood (obviously), and leather in at least two colors (blue and purple). Motorola told us back in May that MotoMaker would not go away, so there is a good chance that we will see even more customizable options.

I haven’t mentioned the back much yet, because there is some interesting stuff going on there. As you likely noticed, the camera sensor looks large, very large. It is flanked on each side by a dual-flash setup, and sits just above a mostly awkward-looking Motorola logo made of plastic. If that looks familiar, that’s because you just saw the back plate for one of the new DROIDs with the exact same setup, only the Motorola button was missing.

moto x droid button

Rumors leading up to the launch of last year’s Moto X claimed that Motorola was working on turning the phone’s rear dimple into an actionable button or touch sensitive area. That feature was reportedly scrapped, but it looks like Motorola has gone forward with the idea in this year’s Moto X and DROID line. It’s tough to guess what that button could be used for, but it could be for controlling music with the screen off, launching favorite apps, etc.

Specs were not confirmed through this leak, though a micro SD card slot does not appear to be present.

Here are the last specs seen through a Brazilian retailer:

  • Display:  5.2″ Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Operating System:  Android 4.4.4 “KitKat”
  • Processor:  2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Cameras:  12MP rear, 5MP front
  • RAM:  2GB
  • Connectivity:  WiFi, 4G/3G/2G, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Storage:  32GB, micro SD support up to 128GB
  • Battery:  2,900mAh

No new launch dates have been rumored or announced. At this point, we are still expecting the phone to arrive some time this summer.

Thoughts? Is this your next phone?

Via:  Android Police
  • dreamcastdroid .

    Looks really nice. Motorola won me over (from years of iPhone use) with the Moto X because they used mostly stock Android and made the phone comfortable to hold. Let’s just hope this camera is top notch.

  • Sacrifist

    The logo on the back seems misaligned, which means this is likely a prototype or mockup. The camera looks awful too, but if it takes great pictures, I could probably stomach it (even though I rarely take pictures).

  • MrWicket

    I’m just waiting to see what all the options are with this and the next Nexus and Android Silver coming all later this year, then I’ll pick but knowing how good the Moto X was “low end specs” and all Moto is definitely on my list.

  • B!

    I’ll wait for the DROID. And hopefully it’ll have an SD card slot.

  • Orion

    Looks like I’m going to hold off on my purchase because of the rumored news today. Motorola and google making a 5.9 inch Nexus phone!!

  • Ian Case

    Definitely my next phone assuming its on Verizon and they don’t just offer the Droids. I love my Moto X. Got it on launch day, and in December got the itch and bought a G2. After 3 weeks I sold the G2 and got another Moto X. It would be nice if the X+1 had an IR Blaster on it, but not a deal breaker.

  • joejoe5709

    Funny. My G2 has similar specs.

    No thanks.

    • guesswhat

      bug lags compared moto x which has lesser specs that g2

  • ckeegan

    I wish this would just come out already. So sick of my S4

  • TC Infantino

    I truely hope that this information is incorrect. If they do not include an SD card slot, then they should at least bump up the internal storage to 64GB. Other than that, I like it.

  • Jason B

    I wonder if that silver band around the phone (don’t know what material it is) is the customizable accent piece this time around? I sure hope so.

  • tiev

    Micro SD Card support please. And unlocked bootloader for Verizon.

  • lss

    By my estimates looking at the photo (and assuming a 5.1″ screen), this thing is almost the same size as the current Droid Maxx, but with a curved back to fit the hand and a slightly larger screen.

  • lss

    Any chance the guys thumb in the photo is covering a Micro SD card slot?

  • Ahku Droid

    Please oh please let the Dev Edition be customizable with wood instead of looking like a golf ball.

    • Ryan Dombroski

      I agree

  • Max Ervin

    The lack of an SD Card slot just kills me. I love my Moto X, but that is seriously the ONE thing I absolutely hate. I was hoping, since they had put it back in some of their other phones, it would be coming to the new version of the X as well. I really want to stick with Motorola, as I really don’t like Samsung…..but that would honestly make it kind of difficult.

  • disastrousrainbow

    I’m hoping either the X+1 or Droid variants have a microSD card. It’s just a nice option. I also like that Motorola’s seemingly unifying the design between their Moto X line and Verizon’s Droid line. Makes sense.

    Moto X+1 will be the custom, glitzy models. Moto Droids will be the Kevlar build, huge battery toting models. What an exciting time to be a Motorola fan.

  • selfie shots

    that moto button has selfie written all over it…… #mindblown

    • Ryan Dombroski

      haha good point!

  • trwb

    Too big

  • Nino Sidari

    I will probably get one…waiting on the review

  • droidrazredge

    As a current user of the Moto X these specs, if true, make this a worthy upgrade for me. Just having the S800 means they’ll more than likely have a modified X10 architecture which will be even smoother than what we see with the X8. I’m excited to see what they can do with the X10 architecture and improved touch-less controls, Active Display, and Moto Assist because they did an amazing job with those with the X8 architecture. The other specs as far as 5.2″, storage ( with possible SD slot like the Moto E and G), 12 MP OIS camera, and 2900mAh battery are just icing on the cake. I will definitely be using my Verizon upgrade towards this phone, more than likely the Developer Version of the phone.

    As far as the button I think it could be an enhanced and better implemented version of the Moto Skip that more than likely works with improved NFC, Biometrics, Motorola Tattoo, and the upcoming Moto 360 watch. It also quite possibly have power and quick app toggle features for apps that you want to launch similar to the Motorola camera twist to launching the camera on the Moto X

  • RiceCake

    Yup just realized if there is a Verizon logo on the right corner I’ll probably throw up!

  • RiceCake

    I sure hope there is a SD slot somewhere. Although they are owned by google and google hates expandable storage. Haha

    If no SD slot then maybe they will offer free drive space or something which would suffice.

  • TingedSeven

    I have my true love and it’s name is the M8..

    • It’s Me

      I thought it was stephen…

      • Guest


        • It’s Me

          Who called you gay?

          You’ve been post stalking me for days. I figured you had a thing.

  • John Friend

    Theres no proof that the black backplate is one of the next new droids. Period.

    Also 2gbs of ram? My current droid maxx has 2gbs of ram. I would hope that they do at least 3-5. And the display should be 5.5″ with smaller bezels.

    I don’t think that back plate is a droid. It looks like one of those woven black types to me. I bet it will be slimmer and with kevlar.

  • lgreg64

    does this sim slot seem to be really wide?

    • kashtrey

      I think it just looks fat. It’s about half the size of the headphone jack which is about the same size as it is on my original Moto X.

  • Snowbo13

    Best have more than the Snapdragon 800 if they want me to buy it.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Spec wars are over. A X8 Computing system can out match and or keep up with most Quad cores systems out there. Important thing is the marriage between the OS and Hardware. Extreme overlays don’t help much either.

  • SkyCode

    Front Firing Speakers?

  • Higher_Ground

    FFS motorola, get on with it.

    • Higher_Ground

      and now that I look in my email, their latest fire sale on old moto x’s ends on August 2. Let’s hope for word on the new phone by then.

      • mcdonsco

        Naa, will be August 16th, the day all return periods for the x sale expire.

  • Brandon

    Now this is what the original X should have been. The original X was sub-par compared to most high-end phones, it was nice but I missed my S4 so I sold my X after like 3 months and switched to the Note 3.

  • punkroyale

    I cannot get past the dirty fingernails to even look at the phone.

  • RayZ

    The Moto thingy in the back could be a touch sensor like HTC One Max. Even better, if Motorola were smart, they would make that module optional and then they would have the opportunity for sell-up and higher price.

    But to me, the coolest thing about it are those tiny flashes at the sides of camera module

  • wrklss

    For sure my next phone my verizon Gnex its on its last leg. @kellex looking back at the incipio case leaked by evleaks a few weeks back do you still think that its an action button on the rear of the phone. Hopefully they announce the phone on the 1st of august and release it for sale immediately after the anoucement

  • Diablo81588

    Too big. I still think 4.7 is the perfect size.

  • MacNificent

    Despite what everyone else is saying. I think this phone looks amazing!
    And people will be saying the same thing in the next few months..

    • calculatorwatch

      Agreed. These photos are not flattering at all, but even here with a prototype the build quality looks really nice. I think when people can finally have it in hand they will be blown away.

      Sure the bezels are a little too big and the speakers are a little unattractive. Even if they don’t fix those though, the black faced version (which is what I will be getting anyways) will make them both look a lot better.

  • velocipedes

    I just might make a venture from Nexus for a while…

  • Ryan Dombroski

    They just need to announce it already! However that camera and Motorola Logo look weird

  • Robert Boluyt

    Come on, Moto, spill the beans!

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Have the G3 so I can sit back and wait. But there is something to be said about customizing my phone. Probably wait to see how updates to L pan out before considering a switch. Don’t let me down LG.

  • TopXKiller

    the new Moto G2

  • Gr8Ray

    Those fingernails…

  • Ralph Bretz

    SD Card slot?

  • Dominick

    5.2″ screen, is that necessary? or am i the only one who like screens less than 5″

    • mcdonsco

      5.2″ on the g2 is perfect…In the last year I came back to the g2 twice after going with other phones (note 3, s5, m8, moto x)…it just seems to be the perfect size, at least for me. I liked the size of the moto x better, however seems any phone that size is going to suffer from small battery syndrome (had to charge the x’s I’ve had 2-3 times a day) so I’ll take something a little larger with MUCH BETTER battery life over the nicer smaller size any day; better than killing that delicate USB charging port in a few months due to such heavy use.

  • chris125

    Camera will determine if I buy or pass again like last years x. Loved everything else except the camera

  • WCM3

    Looks to be the love child of a moto x and htc one..

  • Rodeojones000

    What’s with the huge bezel? No thanks Moto.

    • needa

      its the same size as the moto x.

      • Jeff


  • DanielMena9

    What is the screen to bezel ratio? If its better than the S4. S5, and G3, this could be interesting due to the smaller footprint.

  • NexusMan

    I have complete confidence that this camera will be a BEAST!

  • Woody Hermey

    I just cannot believe that Motorola would deliver such an ugly phone! No way!

    • cns2007

      Motomaker will likely allow you to make much better looking combinations.

  • acashe42

    Micro sd card slot pleeeease!

  • Collin Chapin

    I’m not really into the front facing speakers (as far as the look is concerned) but otherwise it looks great.

  • Nick

    As a Moto X Owner this update accomplishes exactly what I wanted to see in a follow-up:
    -Slightly bigger screen
    -Metal casing
    -Front facing speakers
    -Better camera

    Definitely my next phone. Good job Moto

  • XvierX

    I wonder if the front facing speakers are any good. Either way, I’ll have to see it in a store before I make a decision whether or not to buy.

    This design seems to take queues from the 360 with the metal band and all.

    • needa

      the moto x has the absolute best single speaker in any smartphone. i would imagine the next itteration will have the same.

    • NexusMan

      I’m sure they are. The Moto X’ 1 rear facing speaker was better than that of most phones on the market.

  • Mudokon83

    I was going to wait and get a MOTO X+1 because it was going to have a MICRO SD slot, but not sure what to buy now. I want a phone that isn’t 5.5 but faster/better than my Galaxy S III.

  • Trav

    I thought it looked great. Cant wait!

  • needa

    rofl. i was just sent a hangout that said “it looks like samsung decided to make a knock off of the moto x”.

  • Thomas Wolfe

    That is sexy.

  • Pdewet

    Not sure I like the looks. I was excited for the bigger screen, but the sides looks like the sides of the s3 and the bezels looks like the bezels on the s5…way to big. As far as hardware design, why is LG the only one that gets it.

    • Orion

      Last years moto x looks better on the front. If this design stays, they took a step back in IMO.

    • NexusMan

      Different strokes for different folks…I would hardly say LG “gets it,” with their fake metal plastic back and rear buttons. And don’t get me started on that watch.

  • rslh

    The camera and the logo piece are too similar in size, and the placement of them together makes it look awkward. A design no-no in my book. I hope this is only a prototype.

    • NexusMan

      They were similar in size on the original too.

  • BoFiS

    If they really do not include a MicroSD then I’d have to say they are dead to me. I have been tempted by many MotoX sales, but I just cannot make the compromise of NOT having expandable storage or ability to bring my 64GB (or higher in the future) card over to my next device. I hope that is a mistake in the specs, and it actually does exist since I do not see a SIM slot either, so perhaps the back is user-removable and they’re all hiding under there 😉

    • needa

      64gb is more than enough on a phone.
      edit: i might change my mind on that once i start shooting 4k video though.

  • Don’t be fooled by the exaggeration of the exterior optics. This is not an accurate indication of large sensor size. Its a design cue used to simply give that impression.

    • Fooer

      Add to it that lense size does not directly relate to sensor size. Stiil, a better lense would be nice too!

  • ClickFire_


  • Matthew Rebmann

    YIKES. I love my X… Not digging the weird metal band and out of place looking button. The design just doesn’t look smooth or seem less… :/ maybe I’m wrong? Maybe I’ll like the other customizable versions better but so far I really don’t like it 🙁

  • Nayners

    If this leak is true, I’m a bit disappointed. I also said this about the original…So the X-1 will probably be awesome. Yay!

    • NexusMan


  • hackthis02

    Daddy Like…

    • needa

      you mind cleaning up your mess below? right hand side of comment… tick and delete.

      • hackthis02

        Would love too! but they got posted as Guest so I have no control of them. Maybe kellex can remove them.

  • Looks ok not big enough though. I need a 5.5″+ screen

    • Orion

      Exactly! I’m hoping those rumors of a moto phablet are true.

      • needa

        it is supposed to be a droid phablet. according to the commenter a while back that has access to the texas plant. i do hope it is moto also. cdma only would blow chunks.

  • Guest

    Daddy Like.

  • crazed_z06

    So they built a LG G2?

    • DainLaguna

      Lol. I didn’t see ‘horrible skinning of android’ on the rumored specs list so what you getting at? 😉

    • calculatorwatch

      Like I said before, a G2 with Motorola’s software enhancements replacing the crappy LG skin is pretty much the perfect phone.

  • hackthis02

    Daddy like.

  • Guest

    No MicoSd – No sale, HTC made that mistake in M7, realized they lost lot of potential sale, added it in M8 and M8 is selling alot better, Moto is not learning the lesson, Moto/Lenova will end up as a brand for emerging world.

    • sirmeili

      Not that I’m an iPhone user (I’m not), but how do you explain the popularity of the that handset while lacking the sd slot? While I think there is a valid use for them, in these days of “streaming” and “cloud storage”, having to have so much on your phone is not always necessary (especially for the average non-tech person). I just checked my phone and I have 8.5GB of free space out of 32 (24gb used). 1/3 of that is just pictures and video (about 3 years worth as it has all the pictures from my last phone), which I could delete or transfer to my computer. Most of it is already backed up online as well.

      I’m not saying that if my phone had an sd slot that I wouldn’t use it, but it’s no longer a primary concern of mine. I understand why other people want it, though.

      • needa

        i think things are going to change with 4k video recording. those files get quite big in a hurry. 32 needs to be the new minimum.

        • sirmeili

          Who is doing 4k recording right now?

          Also, I agree, I got 32 (for both mine and my Fiance’s phones). You’ll also notice that there is a 64GB MotoX now. So hopefully they’ll start off with that option with the new version.

          • needa

            there are several phones doing 4k video. a couple of samsungs, an lg, oppo, oneplus, and probably others. by this time next year all will be shooting 4k. i know on all of the tech blog reviews they say to get the 64gb version of the oneplus because the 4k video eats the gigs away.

          • sirmeili

            Wow..I didn’t know anyone was doing 4k. I don’t even own a 4k TV and I don’t see them being mainstream for a long time. Maybe these manufacturers should be placing more emphasis on other things in the phones besides a video format that won’t be mainstream for a while to come.

  • Turd Ferguson

    This is just ugly. The good thing about my g3 is that when I’m using it, it feels like I’m holding just a screen since the bezels are small all around. No need to say how slow the g3 is or it has an 801. Keep ur Samsung comments to yourself.

  • PressedK

    I’m digging the aluminium sides. I always thought that area feels cheap on my Moto X. The size is a bummer for me though. I really really can’t go bigger, unless they get creative with those bezels.

  • hkklife

    LG set the precedent last year with the G2 and again this year with the G3. Instead of trying to appeal to everyone with 5.1″ (too big for the Moto X crowd, too small for the phablet phans) I wish Moto had gone with a “regular” Moto X successor at 4.8″ or 4.9″ or so and then gone to full Max mode for the “+1″ model with a 5.8” screen or so, Snapdragon 801, Maxx battery, microSD slot etc.

    • Orion

      I would so love a 5.8 screen version! That would be an instant buy from me.

    • needa

      i am confused. what precedent did lg set?

  • cgalyon

    Curious to see how the camera performs. Hopefully they’ve improved the sensor. I always have trouble getting my X to do good indoor shots, and the shutter speed is too slow for my kid. :-/

  • hyperbeatser

    I hope that massive moto logo thing is gone in the final version…

  • Jeff C

    I would love a leather back, but only if high quality and available in black, brown or saddle. Blue? Purple? No thanks.

    • Higher_Ground

      I have pretty much no interest in leather options (been holding out for over a year now for wooden backs) but I fully agree with you on the color options. I would much rather see them use “classy” leather options instead of the more bold motomaker choices. If anything it just gives more options for everyone, whereas the blue and purple leather more/less mimicks the plactic options.

  • David Narada Brown

    Could that moto symbol on the back be a sensor for this new “digital tattoo” to unlock your phone?

    • The digital tattoo works with NFC, so I’d imagine the phone has NFC. This symbol, which I think is a button, should do even more.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    What is the possibility the tray up top is the SD card, and the SIM tray is behind the volume buttons ala the 2013 Droids?


    • Could be, but not likely. At least I would bet that it’s a SIM tray. 😛

    • JabbaMac

      The height of the SIM tray looks twice as tall as my Moto X. Maybe they engineered a way to to have a single tray for the SIM and a micro SD card

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Anything is possible, but Occam’s Razor would suggest that it really is just a SIM tray, no matter what we would like it to be. If that were true, though, it is most likely a SIM tray that covers a pop-out SD tray.

  • Jeremy Gross

    it looks really good, lets hope it lives up the specs ( and even better) like a removable back where a large batery and an sd card slot is located

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The back and battery being removable is highly, highly unlikely at this point.

      • needa

        indeed. metal sides with zero gap injected plastic. that screams non removable to me.

  • red014

    Dude needs to clean his nails.

  • droidify

    Wow. Last year’s X looks like the new phone compared to this. Dem Bezels!

    • needa

      xt1058 bezels look about the same. the phone rounds out to about an eighth inch bezel on the sides.

  • LosttsoL

    This makes me more glad I purchased a G3 when I did. Not worth holding out for X+1.

  • Jeb Barrett

    Drat. No SIM Card.

  • Jeremy Gross

    no micro sd…… better have a 64 gb option

  • mike

    Only reason I haven’t picked up the G3 yet, I’ve been waiting to hear more about a Moto X successor. Now I may just end up getting the G3 tomorrow. If only the G3 had this 5.2″ 1080p!

    • Bryan Mills

      Why? The 2K screen doesn’t make it worse.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        For some, the overall physical size of a 5.5″ screen, no matter how small the bezels, is simply too much.

        • Bryan Mills

          Not really. But to each their own.

          • Fooer

            “Not really”, but to “each their own” – which is it? Is it not too much, or can people decide for themselves?

      • Battery life. It’s noticeable and the increase in pixels isn’t really.

        • Bryan Mills

          My 4+ hours screen on, along with many others, disagree with you.

          • So you’re telling me it would not have better battery life if it were 1080?

          • Mech_Engr_09

            He’s just saying that he’s getting good battery life regardless of the screen that’s on it. Would it be better with a 1080p screen? Sure, but it’s good enough now.

          • I know but it’s not what he said and I would argue that I would rather have the extra battery life than the higher res (I know a lot of people said the same thing when moving from 720 to 1080. I did not. I thought that tradeoff was worth it. I don’t this time.)

          • Bryan Mills

            Whats the point when it’s great at 2K? Makes it better than the competition

          • I think the trade off of battery vs resolution is not worth it but it was when going from 720 to 1080. I think have better battery life than the competitors would have made it better than the competitors. Of course we are going to have different opinions at times. To each their own.

          • needa

            what’s the point of 2k when it overheats?

  • Jeff Mowbray

    Anyone heard when Verizon Motor X would be updated from Android 4.4.2?

    • needa

      soak test going on right now. battery life is getting hit pretty hard. i would definitely wait to update.

      • Diablo81588

        Stop spreading that ridiculous rumor. Battery life is fine.

        • needa

          it is not ridiculous, and it is not a rumor. my brother is going through some serious issues right now after the update. glad to hear yours is fine, but that obviously is not the case for everyone.

  • Bryan Mills

    I hope they dont charge more than $350 for those specs.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Oh, because a SD801 is SOOOO much better, that lacking it is worth dropping the price by $250? Please. So long as it drops in at the current Moto X price of $399 for the base model, it will do just fine.

      • Bryan Mills

        The G3 comes in $200 more with a 2K screen, bigger battery, 13mp OIS+, Laser Autofocus, SD801.

        Most certainly worth $200

        Have fun with the 800 when we start hitting the 900’s.

        • Fozzybare

          you seem unpleasant to be around. have you even used the moto x? it doesnt lag like my g3 does.

        • Diablo81588

          Wackin it to spec sheets huh? The year old moto x still runs smoother and faster lol…

  • rawson815

    Moto logo is horrible on the back sorry I hope they change that

    • It will be a button or sensor or they would have not put a hole like the X

  • MistaButters

    I’m torn. The phone looks really good, but if the no SD and snapdragon 800 are true, I don’t think so.

  • Bryan Mills

    Hurry up Lenovo, waiting for you to bring an end to it.

    • Greyhame

      Regardless of what you think of this phone, how can you be ignorant enough to call for an end to Motorola, the company that pioneered mobile phones? Ridiculous. We get it, you don’t like the phone or Motorola. Stop trying to call attention to yourself with all of your weak subjective comments, and go do something productive with your time.

  • MrOrange645

    Just show me a developer edition for Verizon and I’m in.

  • Jeff Miller

    Liking the looks of this. 99% chance this will be in my hands on launch day!

  • MichaelFranz

    the back moto logo looks like a button, would be cool if it is used for something

    …like a finger reader!!! (jokes)

  • Matt

    This is the phone that will get me to carry an android full time again. Been using a Lumia Icon since February. Still love my Moto X.

  • NoneOfYourBizzness

    Love it. Moto X on roids. My only concern would be the form factor. I love the feel of the moto X in my hand. Hopefully the larger X+1 can somehow capture that familiar form even with a larger display and body.

    • Bryan Mills

      Looks ugly

      • NoneOfYourBizzness

      • XvierX

        What phone styling do you find attractive?

        • Bryan Mills

          G2/G3/ maybe the Z2 at times. Phones are ugly.

  • Miguel

    Nope, this is not my next phone, it’s nice but no.

  • James Keleman

    Someone help with my decision… This or the new Droid???

    • sj0808

      How about neither?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The Droid won’t likely be *quite* as well supported, as it is much more controlled by Verizon. We see the delays they caused with the 2013 Droid updates.

  • Kelly OBrien

    Camera, battery, screen ! Nuff said

    • Scott Tucker

      If those are your criteria, you’ll love the iPhone 6.

      • GJV

        He said “battery” not “charge every 6 hours”

  • Orion

    I really like the back. The front….not so much. What’s up with the bezels man? The front on the moto x looks better. But keep in mind this is just a prototype. Hopfully the finalized version will look better.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The bezels look like they are nearly the same size on the sides and bottom, and smaller on the top. However, there is no longer any line where the glass was fused to the edge casing, which broke up the look of the bezel, the subtle color variation making it seem smaller than it was.

    • Bryan Mills

      Front looks like trash

      Of course you’ll get the weirdos trying to defend it

  • Ryan N

    Anything “Plus One” leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully there will be a name change.

    But I’m liking the potential in this one, even with my moto x running buttery smooth almost a year in.

    • Bryan Mills

      Oh just cause they made people wait to get a phone? Oh the horror. OnePlus will be more than Moto will ever be

      • JWil

        I normally don’t hate on peoples comments, because hey, to each his own. But, this honestly has to be one of the most ignorant comments ever said on any forum. While I’m interested to see what OnePlus can eventually do in this market, they are a tech startup. Motorola is THE pioneer in mobile tech and one of the most underrated smartphone makers out there right now. I really think that Moto would do more business if they marketed their product half of what HTC, LG and Sammy do. People just don’t think about them as a smartphone option. Most common users/consumers just hear or see Samsung or LG or HTC…..marketing. But seriously, saying that a tech startup (that has barely released its first try in the smartphone segment/market) is more than one of the biggest players EVER in mobile tech will ever be……complete ignorance.

        • Tom Selick

          +1 x 10000000 THIS

        • Ryan N

          I feel that because of BM I’ve developed an unjustified hatred towards Brad Pitt…


        • atc-tech

          I just wish the off contract prices for the moto x and this future moto x (+1?) were more like Nexus prices. Especially maybe if you don’t go with a Moto Maker option and just get the regular black one. Other than that, I am just hoping and praying that a new Nexus Phone shows up this year. My Nexus 4 has never had good battery life, and now I’m only getting like 6 hours a day out of it.

          • JWil

            Have you looked at the deals lately on the Moto X? I know some people think it’s getting long in the tooth, but the prices are stupid cheap now. Maybe pick one up for now to use until X + 1 gets released and even discounted a bit?? http://www.droid-life.com/2014/07/24/moto-x-deal-extended-through-july-31-grab-a-16gb-for-299/. $325 for a Developer Edition w/32GB isn’t bad off contract.

          • jrasero

            Yeah looking to go back to Android and the Moto X is one of my top choices but trying to decide to get an unlocked Moto X for cheap or wait and hope the Moto X +1 comes soon and is sub $400.

          • JWil

            I have switched back and forth as I have both the Moto X and an iPhone 5. For a while, I was swapping the sim card and using one or the other depending on my mood. But for the last 4-5 months I’ve been with the Moto X and I am having a hard time even looking at the iPhone. I’ve been debating on using my upgrade (October) on the iPhone 6 when it releases but I am now wondering if I should get the X + 1 instead. The Moto X is such a great combination of features and comfortability that I really don’t know what the X + 1 will offer ME that will make it enough to get the upgraded model. Having both an iPhone and a great Android device is important to me so I might just stick with the X for awhile and get the upgraded iPhone. If the X + 1 does go on sale for a sub $400 price I will just get one off contract and be in a great position, but we’ll see. There are some great deals on the X right now though. Good luck with YOUR decision. I still think that the X is the best phone out there-but that is solely MY opinion.

      • BigTexas

        No they promised consumers the world and in the end only delivered on agitating potential buyer’s even more. The whole “invite” buy promo was a fail from the get-go. They had the potential to CHANGE the mobile industry and they instead botched it. This is coming from somebody that got an invite the day they released them and ordered the phone and is using it as I write this. It took this long to get it, yes it is a fantastic device and a even better deal. But in the end it does not matter if they charged $150 for this phone, if it does not reach consumer’s hands in the PROMISED time then it is a fail. It isn’t just specific to OnePlus either, the LG G3 is a killer device but fact is after 3 months I would not get it. 3 months in the mobile industry is a lifetime.

      • Micheal Elis-Suden

        This has got to be the most downright ridiculous statement. Look Brah, just because you got your OnePlus and you want it to stay relevant do NOT hate on moto. Especially here. This community might as well be called motox-life, but for good reason. I would take a old generation moto x over that crap build OnePlus One. Hope all that dick suc*ing for the that invite was worth it.

      • James

        The real horror is how much you get off trying to draw attention to yourself through your posts, rather than adding something substantive to the discussion.

    • David Mann

      I can’t wait till they start giving out invites for the Moto X+1. Maybe they’ll have a “smash your Oneplus One” giveaway.

  • Jkdem85

    that looks like wood paneling from the 70s/80s… ya know the one in your grandparents basement

    • martyjones100

      Watch it, my basement still has paneling from the 70’s. And you, sir…are correct. Good point.

      • Raven

        Lol, me too, didn’t even occur to me, but it is almost the same color as my basement den paneling.

      • That back looks amazing to me. It’s bamboo

      • Daistaar

        As long as your car doesn’t have that paneling on the sides, you’re forgiven.

        • TC Infantino

          What?! I want the Griswold ‘Family Truckster’. That thing was a thing of beauty, and tough as a tank.

  • MatthewSimmons

    Why must they make the screen bigger? 4.7″ was perfect.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If the ergonomics end up being the same, no reason not to. Considering how well they did with the X, I am inclined to trust that it will feel just as natural despite being physically larger. Helped in no small part, I’m sure, in that it looks significantly thinner than the X.

      • sj0808

        Based on what we see in leaked pictures, i don’t think so

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          You mean the leaked pictures which don’t actually show the device being held in someone’s hand normally? Again, I trust Moto on this one. They proved with the X they won’t sacrifice user experience for specs, and that includes size.

    • Qwerty

      I thought the same thing for a while, too. As of late I noticed that I’d prefer a larger screen–something around 5″ under the circumstances it was edge to edge the way Moto does it.

    • sagisarius

      I’m still convinced there will be a new X and an X+1. After what they did with the G, it seems probable. Plus they’e always kind of implied there would be multiple sizes at some point.

    • Too small.

      • Fooer

        Get an LG G3

      • Brandon

        Agreed. The one thing that really killed the X for me was the small, low-quality screen. I came from the S4 and it was a HUGE step down compared to the X. Whenever I went back to the S4 I marveled over the quality of it constantly.

      • MatthewSimmons

        There are many choices for people who like large screens. The X is a perfect size for people who still want to operate a phone with only 1 hand COMFORTABLY. If the X 2 (x+1?) does in fact go to a larger display what other android phones are out there that are smaller then 5″?

    • Hopefully they did a lot to the design like last year to make it fit perfectly in your hand. It looks similar, so we may be surprised at how good it feels.

    • Justin Kos

      Holding a Nexus 5 and Moto X side by side, i can def say the Nexus is better IMO, but I love the feel from the back of the Moto X

    • Jason B

      Because of competition. At the end of the day, Moto has to make money and sell phones. If that means ceding to the spec wars (esp. screen size), then that’s what they have to do.

      I wonder if they’ll keep the Moto X around as a sort of Mini phone with the G and E hitting their respective price points.

  • donkey

    Shut up and take ma money!

  • Dan

    I don’t mind the Motorola logo on the back. In fact, i like it, especially if the color can be customized. Either way I like the Manufacturer’s logo on the device, but hate the wireless providers branding…..aka verizon

  • OneForTheGoodDays


    I called it. Knew eventually OEM’s would wise up to the possibility of ring LED flashes.

  • sj0808

    Now that is one ugly phone… OMG

    • I do somewhat agree with you. The aluminum band looks cheap. The Moto button…well, it looks cheap too. The front speakers looked bad on the Moto E and do here as well. The design in general isn’t bad, since it is like last year’s, but hopefully it looks a lot more refined or polished than this prototype.

      • James

        I agree. Dat band is not easy on the eyes.

        Not horrible overall, but a step down in the looks department from MotoX IMO.

        • morteum

          I agree, I don’t hate it… But I think they could have done better. Bezels don’t look slimmer, camera/dimple are huge. Front speaker(s?) Are dumb looking (would have been much better as a perforation IMO) and specs seem like they just fell in line with the rest of the flagships a couple months too late. Meh. I was really hoping to be blown away again. That being said, its just a leak and I’ll still be interested in finding out more.

          • James

            Good points. And to be honest I’ll take ugly front facing speakers than a beautiful but crappy rear speaker any day.

          • morteum

            True. Function over form, I suppose. If they can make it customizable it won’t be bad. I’d just make them black so they blend into the rest of the front.

      • Valdir Gomes

        the moto logo could be a fingerprint reader. why? well… Idk, just. hmm u know? =X I’m just great with my white moto x that’s turning into yellow. but okay.

        • blix247

          I hope not, that seems kind of stupid and probably wouldn’t be well supported.

      • chris125

        The speakers look so cheap and tacky. But hey everyone cried for front facing speakers so you got your wish

      • Justin W

        I actually like the front facing speaker’s design. While they look a bit out of place on this one (IMO because it’s white), I really like how they look on the black version. The band, however, needs to go.

        • kashtrey

          I’m hoping those two things are customizable. Speaker color, button color, band color (silver, black, maybe gold bands), back cover, back logo color.

      • TC Infantino

        I bet it will look a lot more polished and refined once it reaches finished product status. Moto lately has been putting out very quality looking phones.

  • xsirxx

    I would pay 299$ off contract for it…

    EDIT: If it runs a stock google experience.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      Yeah keep dreaming bud, that will be the contract price.

      • xsirxx

        Well they did eventually lower the X’s price once they realized they couldnt sell it. Otherwise I will wait for a Nexus(heres to hoping), I was going to get the One PlusOne but we all know how that turned out. So options are dwindling in the 300$ off contract category… If all else fails I will just buy a G2 or the like off craigslist for cheap. Seems about the same specs as this.

      • chris125

        No way. Most likely be $199 at most on contract, prob $500 off

  • Kelvin Rodriguez

    Looks good hoping to see it in something other than a wood back

  • sr_erick

    It looks really classy if this is indeed it. The next X will be my next phone. I will order day one. I have been extremely satisfied with my current X.

    • Bryan Mills


  • David Foggia

    Omg that flash placement

  • tech247

    Nice successor to the X if the specs turn out to be true…..

  • More like Moto X+1/2″ amirite!?

    *high five*

    • Mech_Engr_09

      No it would just be the Moto x then because the original was only half of a phone to begin with. 🙂

      • PhantomPtI

        > “

      • Turd_Ferguson

        90% of the comments you post on DL are you Hating on the Moto X. Get over it man, there is a lot of love for the X and Motorola. Go hangout on a Samsung article.

        • Mech_Engr_09

          I’d say more like 60%. I’m not a fan of Samsung either.

          • Justin Kos

            I think as a community we need to stop this hate BS. Were all android people

          • Gr8Ray

            What? Were they what? FINISH YOUR SENTENCE!

          • bhayes444

            I think he meant “we’re” not “were”, still the lack of a period does denote an incomplete sentence.

      • Cesar
      • Razma

        i have one, it’s great, no complaints

    • Jared Denman

      My guess is the m logo will be a fingerprint reader.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        Thats the only thing I want on the next gen x, besides a better camera.

        • mike

          If the camera can’t compete with the S5 or G3 at this point, I won’t consider it. I’m guessing the phone will be well optimized and get great battery life like the original X.
          I don’t care about a finger print sensor or ip67 water resistance. I feel that will just add bulky bezels (looking at you S5).I’ve never had a phone get so wet it stopped working. Not even a flip phone.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            Camera US definitely a deal breaker if it isn’t as good as the G3. Its nice to be proud of the picture quality on my phone for once.

          • lgreg64

            time will tell the iphone only has a 8MP and takes great pictures. i will wait and see what the quality looks like.

    • alan

      I hope the Developer Edition isn’t white. White electronics just look cheap and tacky.

      • kashtrey

        I just want the Dev Edition to be MotoMaker eligible. I hated that two tone Dev Edition, but I need root, and with how secure Moto phones are, DE is necessary.

        • MettaWorldTroll

          That’s what T-Mobile versions are for…

          • kashtrey

            Not all of us are willing to sacrifice the coverage we’ve come to expect for a particular phone. If my dream phone is useless 10-20% of the time, then it’s no longer a dream phone.

        • Moto4Ever

          IDC, this is my next phone and have a waited a year for this to come out and passed the 1.0 Moto X for this. Haven’t bought a phone since my GNex because I hate skins.

          I’m ready to buy this now.

  • Shadowstare

    No Dual Camera! YESSSSSSSS