Jul 20 AT 9:43 AM Nick Gray 40 Comments

Leaked press images show off the Motorola Moto X… again

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We still have a bit more than a week to go before the August 1 Moto X press event in New York, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until then to see the official press shots of the device. The leaked Motorola Moto X images give us a clear look at the front and back of the phone. No new details were released with the images, but they do confirm the semi-transparent navigation bar which was spotted on previously leaked images of the device.

The rumored mid-range spec sheet of the Motorola Moto X isn’t something that will impress power hungry Android users, but it’s unique customization options, “always-on” voice commands, active updates and unique gesture controls should make this device quite appealing to the mass market if Motorola is able to get in into consumers hands at a bargain basement price.

How cheap does the Moto X need to be if Motorola wants to steal market share away the competition?

Source: The Unlockr

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    I’m really digging that background

    • www.phonewbie.com

      I thought I was the only one! I will put that on my phone whether I buy this or not.

    • breckdroid

      It just screams Texas. And appropriately so.

      • redraider133

        I was thinking that or america

        • breckdroid

          That too. I figured that since it was built at the Austin, Texas plant it was a nod towards that.

          • vforvortex

            Close… It’s the Fort Worth, Tx plant.ya the wallpaper nods toward middle America. Now I hope build quality meets expectations.

          • tobi

  • www.phonewbie.com

    Trying to decide if I should get this or the HTC One mini. The overall look is cool but not great. I was disappointed when I saw that the “white” version, that Eric Schmidt had, was still black on the front.

    The video that was posted then later removed has me excited about the phone. If Motorola could price this around $300, then I will get this, but not in the zebra color :(

    • breckdroid

      Perhaps the “White” version you mentioned was equipped with the Ceramic back. Which would explain why the front was still black.

    • vforvortex

      The front panel and back panel are both customizable. You can have different colors and material or same on both sides. So you can most likely get white in front too according to the reports.

    • Jaime Rojas
  • breckdroid

    You lost me at Mid-range specs…..

    But as mentioned, it will be a great device for those seeking decent specs and lots of potential for customization. With being mid-range its price point and customization options it should appeal to a large demographic. I personally am looking for something a bit more “high-end” spec wise, but I’m hoping this will be a big hit for Motorola.

    And who knows, maybe the specs on this will be a bit higher than previously rumored.

    • vforvortex

      Aren’t you curious to find out how with two less cores, the moto x is able to outscore the nexus 4 In benchmarks? I know I am.

      Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960DT, with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution display, 10.5 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, 16GB internal memory (12GB user accessible)

      • breckdroid

        I hadn’t thought of that. But since you mention it, I am very curious to see how they achieve it. Sounds like an increase in efficiency, which I’m always excited to see. I’m also curious of the final specs on the device. As I’ve said before, its a great time for smartphones. Lots of excitement just around the horizon. As each company steps it up, we all win as consumers.

      • nathan118

        And the nexus 4 is plenty fast. Unless developers start pushing PS3 quality graphics soon…the extra horsepower is going wasted.

  • Graham Steffaniak

    Dude, look at the white one in the august rsvp- white front and back. Don’t make a judgement before you know.

  • EVOLTEMe

    Someone tell me when Motorola makes another top tier device. I won’t be buying this one.

    • 1238

  • Howard Bamber

    It’s a good phone. I’ve a quad core and razri as a stand by. I’m sick of the snobs on these sites who write any phone that is not bleeding edge. Now 2gig of ram and 2 x 1.7mhz is mid range phones have reached a level where it’s all we need for films etc. The power snobs are just that. Me I’m going to get one asap. I’m really impressed with the build of my razr, damn sight better than my S4.
    Some people need to get a life. A phone is just that. Spending £700 a year just tobe at the front spec wise is silly. I’d rather think about and spend money on other things than a phone pis…g contest.

    • breckdroid

      Motorola’s builds are first-rate. I’m very interested in seeing this one as well as the Moto Ultra and Maxx. The customization options with the Moto X is very intriguing. I would imagine that going forward Moto will begin offering the custom back plates for other phones too. The Moto X being the jumping off point for customizing.

      Im jealous you still have a Razr as back up. That and the old Nokia 5820(The little ones, I believe) were my favorite phones of the past.

  • jamal adam

    I think this looks nice and might look even better once customized.

  • Co1e

    Looks pretty stock. I like that.

  • rashad360

    “Mid range” specs nowadays equate to a VERY capable smartphone. Those rumored customization options combined a $300 price tag would make it a must-buy for me.

    • rashad360

      *combined with a $300 price

  • themost

    I’m really digging that translucent nav bar. :D

  • renyo

    I don’t mind mid-range specs as long as it is not expensive and does not lag after 1 or 2 firmware updates…

  • Ayan

    omg! that phone is drool worthy! :)

  • Matthew

    I like how bottom navigation bar is transparent; the phone itself looks very lovely! Although that background makes it near impossible to read the text, I can’t see it shipping like that.

    So tempted between a tablet and a data contract or this, ahh

  • Y314K

    The phone looks great for the price range they are hitting… But I will wait till the modder’s figure out how to not only turn off the listening BS… But also to re-program what the listening BS cores are there for… I don’t want idle cores… I am not fine with paying for & carrying around an NSA PRISM phone that I will keep ON all the time for the Gov. or some other 3rd party that can hack it can use as their eyes & ears… Hopefully they will fully port FireFox OS to the X ASAP…

  • Fiasko

    Hmmm not sure this is enough to make me put down my Nexus 4, but I do have to say I like the look. Glad they dropped the giant Moto logo from the front.

  • john

    I was really hoping for 4.3 inches.. Looks like it’s 4.5, like my current Optimus L9 -_-. Droid Life posted the ruler measurements.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07/15/moto-x-dominated-the-weekend-with-benchmarks-specs-motorola-hypebeasting-and-more/

    • vforvortex

      Its 4.7 inch screen, but i guess if you don’t measure the on screen buttons its 4.5

  • Mike K.

    Give me a stock (or near stock) Android 4.3 or 4.2.x and this will be my next phone!

  • Ronaldj666

    I really like the design, and spec wise, it’s much better than my Galaxy Nexus that I’m still using. Maybe this will be my next phone, unless a new Nexus is announced soon.

  • jamal adam

    Lets be honest, the average customer doesn’t really care whether this has the best specs or not, what they want is something that works without a hitch. We readers of these sites are expecting the newest of the new when it comes to specs but I think that Motorola will be in a good position if they can pull off a good price point and show that the Moto X can deliver. We have become too obsessed with high-end specs but just because this doesn’t have those specs doesn’t mean it will perform any less or be a hindrance to the overall user experience.

  • TAN5150

    Looks like a very comfortable phone. I have an iPhone 5 now, only because I love the quality, don’t flame me bro! I run more google apps than anything else cause they just work.
    But this phone is looking great, not too big and you don’t have to have the top of the line specs if the phone is optimised just like Apple has done with iPhone. I am sure Google and Moto will not put out a phone such as this only to flop. What I am hoping to see is no bloatware from the carriers and I love that about Apple. I don’t want to see one app from Verizon on the phone or their name on it.

    • vforvortex

      This phone will be the same height width as the Nexus 4 and S3. Except for the curved back.

  • donger

    I want to feel this phone in my hands.

  • Curtis Bond

    I don’t get why so many people are up in arms about the Moto X having two less cores. A couple of points:

    1. Even with two less cores, the Moto X outscored the Nexus 4 in benchmarks, which shows that at a purely synthetic level it can still hang with a device that many people still consider to be the gold standard of android phones.

    2. I currently have a galaxy s4,and even with all its Qualcomm 600 glory, I still find myself increasingly frustrated by all of its constant lags and UI hiccups. The Nexus 4 has a less powerful processor and EVERYONE raves about how it’s the best performing android phone currently on the market (with maybe the HTC One giving it a run for its money).

    Bottom line: Raw power doesn’t mean anything if the software isn’t properly optimized to work with the hardware. Even with its “middle of the pack” hardware, I’d bet money that the Moto X would perform better than the GS4 without all the touchwiz nonsense gumming up the works. Of course, we still have to wait for the phone to actually be released before we can make a final judgment, but we shouldn’t dismiss the phone outright just because it doesn’t have the number of cores that we would like to see in a phone.

    Just my two cents.

  • jonstle

    Be interesting to see how this phone works in my hand. Specs give us a reference point but really give us no indication as to how it will work in real life.

    My guess is that Motorola has some tricks up their sleeve when it comes to the chip design and software implementation. Having key features with a dedicated core means faster response times for the things we use most.

  1. I’m really digging that background

  2. Trying to decide if I should get this or the HTC One mini. The overall look is cool but not great. I was disappointed when I saw that the “white” version, that Eric Schmidt had, was still black on the front.

    The video that was posted then later removed has me excited about the phone. If Motorola could price this around $300, then I will get this, but not in the zebra color :(

  3. You lost me at Mid-range specs…..

    But as mentioned, it will be a great device for those seeking decent specs and lots of potential for customization. With being mid-range its price point and customization options it should appeal to a large demographic. I personally am looking for something a bit more “high-end” spec wise, but I’m hoping this will be a big hit for Motorola.

    And who knows, maybe the specs on this will be a bit higher than previously rumored.

    • Aren’t you curious to find out how with two less cores, the moto x is able to outscore the nexus 4 In benchmarks? I know I am.

      Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960DT, with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution display, 10.5 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, 16GB internal memory (12GB user accessible)

      • I hadn’t thought of that. But since you mention it, I am very curious to see how they achieve it. Sounds like an increase in efficiency, which I’m always excited to see. I’m also curious of the final specs on the device. As I’ve said before, its a great time for smartphones. Lots of excitement just around the horizon. As each company steps it up, we all win as consumers.

      • nathan118Guest 2 years ago

        And the nexus 4 is plenty fast. Unless developers start pushing PS3 quality graphics soon…the extra horsepower is going wasted.

  4. Graham SteffaniakGuest 2 years ago

    Dude, look at the white one in the august rsvp- white front and back. Don’t make a judgement before you know.

  5. EVOLTEMeGuest 2 years ago

    Someone tell me when Motorola makes another top tier device. I won’t be buying this one.

  6. Howard BamberGuest 2 years ago

    It’s a good phone. I’ve a quad core and razri as a stand by. I’m sick of the snobs on these sites who write any phone that is not bleeding edge. Now 2gig of ram and 2 x 1.7mhz is mid range phones have reached a level where it’s all we need for films etc. The power snobs are just that. Me I’m going to get one asap. I’m really impressed with the build of my razr, damn sight better than my S4.
    Some people need to get a life. A phone is just that. Spending £700 a year just tobe at the front spec wise is silly. I’d rather think about and spend money on other things than a phone pis…g contest.

    • Motorola’s builds are first-rate. I’m very interested in seeing this one as well as the Moto Ultra and Maxx. The customization options with the Moto X is very intriguing. I would imagine that going forward Moto will begin offering the custom back plates for other phones too. The Moto X being the jumping off point for customizing.

      Im jealous you still have a Razr as back up. That and the old Nokia 5820(The little ones, I believe) were my favorite phones of the past.

  7. I think this looks nice and might look even better once customized.

  8. Looks pretty stock. I like that.

  9. “Mid range” specs nowadays equate to a VERY capable smartphone. Those rumored customization options combined a $300 price tag would make it a must-buy for me.

  10. I’m really digging that translucent nav bar. :D

  11. I don’t mind mid-range specs as long as it is not expensive and does not lag after 1 or 2 firmware updates…

  12. AyanGuest 2 years ago

    omg! that phone is drool worthy! :)

  13. I like how bottom navigation bar is transparent; the phone itself looks very lovely! Although that background makes it near impossible to read the text, I can’t see it shipping like that.

    So tempted between a tablet and a data contract or this, ahh

  14. The phone looks great for the price range they are hitting… But I will wait till the modder’s figure out how to not only turn off the listening BS… But also to re-program what the listening BS cores are there for… I don’t want idle cores… I am not fine with paying for & carrying around an NSA PRISM phone that I will keep ON all the time for the Gov. or some other 3rd party that can hack it can use as their eyes & ears… Hopefully they will fully port FireFox OS to the X ASAP…

  15. Hmmm not sure this is enough to make me put down my Nexus 4, but I do have to say I like the look. Glad they dropped the giant Moto logo from the front.

  16. johnGuest 2 years ago

    I was really hoping for 4.3 inches.. Looks like it’s 4.5, like my current Optimus L9 -_-. Droid Life posted the ruler measurements.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/07/15/moto-x-dominated-the-weekend-with-benchmarks-specs-motorola-hypebeasting-and-more/

  17. Give me a stock (or near stock) Android 4.3 or 4.2.x and this will be my next phone!

  18. I really like the design, and spec wise, it’s much better than my Galaxy Nexus that I’m still using. Maybe this will be my next phone, unless a new Nexus is announced soon.

  19. Lets be honest, the average customer doesn’t really care whether this has the best specs or not, what they want is something that works without a hitch. We readers of these sites are expecting the newest of the new when it comes to specs but I think that Motorola will be in a good position if they can pull off a good price point and show that the Moto X can deliver. We have become too obsessed with high-end specs but just because this doesn’t have those specs doesn’t mean it will perform any less or be a hindrance to the overall user experience.

  20. Looks like a very comfortable phone. I have an iPhone 5 now, only because I love the quality, don’t flame me bro! I run more google apps than anything else cause they just work.
    But this phone is looking great, not too big and you don’t have to have the top of the line specs if the phone is optimised just like Apple has done with iPhone. I am sure Google and Moto will not put out a phone such as this only to flop. What I am hoping to see is no bloatware from the carriers and I love that about Apple. I don’t want to see one app from Verizon on the phone or their name on it.

    • This phone will be the same height width as the Nexus 4 and S3. Except for the curved back.

  21. I want to feel this phone in my hands.

  22. Curtis BondGuest 2 years ago

    I don’t get why so many people are up in arms about the Moto X having two less cores. A couple of points:

    1. Even with two less cores, the Moto X outscored the Nexus 4 in benchmarks, which shows that at a purely synthetic level it can still hang with a device that many people still consider to be the gold standard of android phones.

    2. I currently have a galaxy s4,and even with all its Qualcomm 600 glory, I still find myself increasingly frustrated by all of its constant lags and UI hiccups. The Nexus 4 has a less powerful processor and EVERYONE raves about how it’s the best performing android phone currently on the market (with maybe the HTC One giving it a run for its money).

    Bottom line: Raw power doesn’t mean anything if the software isn’t properly optimized to work with the hardware. Even with its “middle of the pack” hardware, I’d bet money that the Moto X would perform better than the GS4 without all the touchwiz nonsense gumming up the works. Of course, we still have to wait for the phone to actually be released before we can make a final judgment, but we shouldn’t dismiss the phone outright just because it doesn’t have the number of cores that we would like to see in a phone.

    Just my two cents.

  23. Be interesting to see how this phone works in my hand. Specs give us a reference point but really give us no indication as to how it will work in real life.

    My guess is that Motorola has some tricks up their sleeve when it comes to the chip design and software implementation. Having key features with a dedicated core means faster response times for the things we use most.