Almost a year after we’ve heard the first rumors about the mysterious X Phone, Motorola’s secret weapon against the big players of the smartphone market, the waiting is over and the fruit of the first collaboration between Google and the Chicago-based phone maker finally saw the light of day. The Moto X and its specs were finally revealed officially.
Just like everyone anticipated, Moto X comes with a new design, having almost nothing in common with Motorola’s design language, bringing the new smartphone closer to the curved lines of the Nexus smartphones. Just like the rumor mill suggested, the Moto X specs recommend it as a mid-range smartphone, but its price places it in the premium segment. The Motorola Moto X is a highly customizable smartphone, with more than 500 design combinations available, which will probably be the smartphone’s selling point.
Moto X is equipped with a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels and a pixel density of 316 ppi. Because the Moto X comes with on-screen software buttons, the screen will not feel like a 4.7-inch unit, as Motorola designed its flagship device for one-handed usage. The Motorola X8 chip underpinning the Moto X is based on a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, helped by 2 GB of RAM.
Depending on how much you will want to pay for your Moto X, you can choose from 16 or 32 GB of storage. The smartphone doesn’t come with a microSD card slot and while some of the internal storage will be allocated to the default apps and to the operating system, you will have to use storage in the cloud services in order to extend your storage.
Besides the front-facing 2 megapixel camera, the Moto X also comes with a primary camera mounted on the back sporting a ClearPixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size. Besides snapping 10 megapixel photos, the Moto X camera also comes with support for 1080p video recording.
The Moto X specs list also includes a WiFi dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC chip, GPS/GLONASS module, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, plus LTE / HSPA+ support.
Underneath its body that measures 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm, Moto X hides a 2,200 mAh battery that promises to keep the terminal awake for at least 24 hours of moderate usage. Weighing in 130 grams, the Moto X has support for nanoSIM, just like it’s main competitor, the iPhone 5.
The pay as you go price of the Moto X is yet unknown, but the US-based customers will be able to purchase the new smartphone for $199 with a two-year contract with one of the four major carriers. According to the official statements, the Moto X will be available exclusively for The Americas and this can’t be anything more than sad news for the European users.