Aug 01 AT 2:54 PM Dustin Earley 28 Comments

Moto X by the numbers

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Looking for a complete Moto X specs cheat-sheet? You’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find an in-depth listing of everything inside, and outside, the brand spankin’ new Motorola Moto X — 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM and all.

  • 1.7GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro/Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
  • Width 65.3 Height 129.3mm
  • Curve 5.6 -10.4mm
  • Display 4.7″ AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720p
  • Weight 130G
  • Battery 2200 mAh. Talk time up to 13 hours. Mixed usage up to 24 hours
  • Rear Camera 10MP CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) / LED Flash / 1080p video (30 fps)
  • Front Camera 2MP 1080p HD video
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 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
  • UMTS/HSPA + up to 42 Mbps
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only)
  • 4G – LTE

As you can see, the Moto X stacks up relatively well against the competition. It doesn’t have the best specs in every category, but it makes up for it in other ways, like customization options. We’ve included a chart comparing the Moto X to other flagship smartphones below.

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  • uknowme

    Really for $199 that isn’t bad. I’m not buying but it’s not bad.

    • ags29

      If they bring out a Maxx edition, I’m SOLD!

      Come to think of it, why the hell aren’t their Maxx batteries just standard on every phone?

    • uknowme

      My bad I read a fake report of $199 off contract. This phone is a no go fo sho.

      • kishan

        No go… 199 ON Contract? What Googrola!??!?! I can get HTC One or SG4 for the same or even less price, which are kind of future proof.

        The only thing I am loosing is Google Edition. I can live without it.

        199 off Contract, I am in FIRST.

  • TAN5150

    You can have wood too… :-)

  • hans

    does it have a notification LED?

    • Dima Aryeh

      It doesn’t need one. The entire screen pulses dark to show you notifications with detail. The AMOLED display does this without excessive battery drain.

  • mrfidgit

    No wood yet, customization only on at+t….this isnt a really great phone if you consider all that “hype” that they couldnt catch up to. only 18 colour variations, only black and white on every other carrier. 199$ ON contract for the 16GB not 32GB version….this isnt good.

    • yankeesusa

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Why overhype the customization if only available on one of the worst companies for consumers? Doesn’t make any sense.

  • yankeesusa

    On contract $200 is too much. I’d rather get htc one or s4. Off contract on tmobile I would pay up to $300. With a better on contract price this phone would do really well. I guess we will see how it does.

  • BigCiX

    No LTE

    • Dima Aryeh

      Uhh… yes LTE?

    • stenzor

      LTR more like

  • Derek

    Extremely overpriced at $600. That’s a last year phone. Dual core, 720p. This will be a flop and should about end the existence of motorola finally.

  • Derek

    Galaxy S4, HTC One, or Moto X. All $199 with 2 yr contract. Quad core/1080p, Quad core/1080p, or dual core/720p.

    Yeaaaaa, lets see which one I want.

  • mikef3j

    As a Verizon person(for better or worse) the new Droid Maxx seems like it might be a better deal.

  • rauelius

    Wow…a phone…with Galaxy S3 specs…at HTC One prices. With less storage at each price I might add, the 32GB/64GB HTC One is $600/$650 while the Moto X 16GB/32GB is $575/$625….so, for $25 more than the 16GB Moto-X, I can get a 32GB HTC One? AND it has better specs from a 2013 phone!?!?! You know, like a 1080p screen…quad-core A15 based SoC….at least the GPU in the Moto-X is good, the Adreno 320 is a fine GPU…it’s odd tho…tying the old S4 Dual-Core CPU(as used in the Galaxy S3 and HTC One-S) to a modern GPU like the Adreno 320 (as used in the HTC One and Galaxy S4). But, you know what? Apple has gotten away with an archaic A9 based dual-core and a bad-ass SGX544-mp3 GPU, so maybo Moto’s got a point? But, still…that screen resolution, CPU, and limited storage, really shouldn’t command those prices. This should be a $300-$400 phone at max. Either that, or offer something really revolutionary…like Titanic storage options? Why not 64GB as the base and offer up to 256GB? With that storage amount, those prices would be understandable and the device would be revolutionary. Remember, just because storage is cheap, doesn’t mean you should cheapen out on storage!

    • MC_Android

      Haha following the MONTHS of hype, now comes the hate.

      Motorola isn’t focused on the specs that much but rather on customization…and they are really pushing for the customization, why couldn’t they design a phone with swappable face plates and battery covers with certain themes (black & red, blue/orange…etc) and material (aluminum/ceramic)?

      With a removable back, you can swap batteries and add in a microsd slot up to 64 gb. This phone was a pretty big flop.

  • rustic

    Please compare this to HTC One Mini, not the flagship. I wonder who performs better.
    And I would like to see benchmarks, all of them.
    Moto X is out today but somehow it feels a bit outdated. Exactly a year ago it could’ve been a blast.

  • John Patrick

    OK, everything sounded pretty good when it was a Nexus 4 priced device – or less.
    This is not a flagship phone and more annoyingly, even the flagship phones are selling for less since they’ve been out a while. By the time the X can be bought at most of the carrier’s stores everyone will be talking about not the snapdragon 600, but the 800, which will destroy anything except maybe the Tegra 4.
    The AT&T exclusive on the 32GB version is absolute bullshit, especially if you’re ordering the phone through the website for a drop-ship to your carrier’s store.

    I really wanted to like this phone, especially since it seemed like it was going to be standardized between carriers. Now we’re hearing about AT&T exclusives on memory size choices, and customizations…
    HUGE pass, no thank you. Same BS, different day.

  • Steve

    First thing i saw was it wasn’t coming to the UK or Europe and I was really annoyed then I saw the specs and a video of the device and thought maybe not such a bad thing after all. Although as Google own Motorola mobility this could impact android in general in Europe and the rest of the world as worldwide consumers fell left out, even thought the device is over hyped and over priced.

  • kishan

    No go… 199 ON Contract? What Googrola!??!?! I can get HTC One or SG4 for the same or even less price, which are kind of future proof.

    The only thing I am loosing is Google Edition. I can live without it.

    199 off Contract, I am in FIRST.

  • HeadDoc

    Well, I guess that’s that. My next phone will be a Samsung. I was really holding out hope that Google could put its massive corporate might behind a phone that would match the other top phones out there in specs, but undercut them on price by at least $100, the way it kind of does with the Nexus 7. I cannot believe they are charging more than $100 on contract for this device; it will sell poorly, ensuring Sammy’s dominance. There are phones I like better than the GS4, but the only Android phone that is guaranteed to have lots of accessories made for it (waterproof cases, battery cases, etc.) is made by Samsung. It doesn’t make sense for Lifeproof and others to make accessories for the HTC One or this disappointment from Motorola, so Samsung’s dominance will continue to grow. Damn. I really expected much better bang for the buck…

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  • donger

    Specs should have been better. That way people will drop their Samsung Galaxy S4 and get this.

  • sweet

    maybe ill get the moto x2 or whatever the next one will be because it over price for specs… .dual-core, 720p…..while others with same price but better specs. “customizing shouldnt cost you that much =x