So, finally after many leaks Motorola officially unveiled the much awaited phone of 2013 at an event in U.S – the Moto X. The Motorola X powered by a X8 “mobile computing system” from Motorola that consists of dual-core Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU and a dedicated processor each to handle voice recognition and the tons of dedicated sensors.
The Moto X packs 4.7-inch AMOLED display with RGB pixel arrangement and 720p resolution, 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The Moto X will be running on a near stock Android 4.2.2 out of the box with very minor modifications. It has 10MP camera on back which is aided by an LED flash and brings another term to the mix called Clear Pixel. The Moto X has a 1/2.5″ 1.4 um 10 MP sensor with an f2.4 lens. The front camera on the other hand is a standard 2MP shooter. It packs 2,200mAh battery but Motorola has made optimizations to allow the Moto X to last up to 24 hours. Connectivity options include the standard Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS and GLONASS, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, Miracast Wireless Display and NFC. The Moto X is the second phone after the iPhone to follow the nano SIM standard.
Apart from other features, it has customization options like using Moto Maker website you can select from a range of custom back panels, accent colors, options to pre select wallpapers and even etch a personal message on the phone. Motorola will also make the design social, and allow users to vote for which customization option they want on the Moto X using a Facebook poll. Several wooden backings will also be available for the Moto X on AT&T. AT&T will get an exclusive 32GB variant and will also have access to additional color options while customers on other carriers will have to chose between black and white handsets.
Moto X 16GB version has been priced at $199.99 with the usual two-year contract in the United States. The 32GB will also be sold by select carriers for $249.99 with the two-year contract. It will be sold at $189.99 on Rogers in Canada with a two-year agreement. The Moto X will be available from towards the end of August on all the major carries including T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and Verizon.
A quick recap of Moto X Specifications
- Rear Camera 10MP CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) / LED Flash / 1080p video (30 fps)
- Front Camera 2MP 1080p HD video
- Operating system Android 4.2.2
- Architecture Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
- RAM 2 GB
- Storage 16 GB standard, 32 GB version available online. 2 years 50GB storage free on Google Drive
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR
- WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot
- Bands GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- UMTS/HSPA + up to 42 Mbps
- CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only)
- 4G – LTE