Motorola and Google Launch the Moto X, Features Android 4.2.2, 1.7 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 24h Battery Life

Motorola officially presents Moto X with Android 4.2.2, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro and 24h Battery Life

Motorola and Google have officially presented the new Moto X smartphone and it will firstly be available at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular later this month or next month. Also, soon there will be a Google Play Edition available too.

It has been released to become the flagship device of Motorola, but by taking a short look at its specs it might be better to label it as a mid-range device.

Motorola hopes that the Moto X will become their next big thing and it comes with an unlocked bootloader and stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. However, if you will purchase the Moto X from one of US’ five big carriers, then you should know that it will pack some bloatware applications and functions. If you don’t want a device filled with carrier bloatware, then you should wait until Motorola and Google launches the official Google Play Edition, the 100% pure Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean device of 2013.

Motorola Moto X packs a 4.7 inch RGB AMOLED 720p display, 1.7 dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro software optimized CPU that is a part of Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with 32 GB version available online, 10MP Clear Pixel rear camera (quick capture, LED flash, 1080p HD video, 4x digital zoom, slow motion video, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, tap to focus), 2MP front camera with 1080p HD video support, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR, aGPS, AGPS, sGPS, eCompass, GLONASS, 2200 mAh battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

A great software feature that will be available when Moto X launches is the Touchless Control Languages which allows you to control it without the need of touching its display. There are four languages supported by this feature: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Other languages should be added soon.

Motorola says that the 2200 mAh battery packed by the Moto X should have a life of up to 24h medium usage, which might become the best selling point about it. Talk time battery life should hold up to 13h. At the moment, none of these have been confirmed which is why we might have to wait until the Moto X gets tested by more than a couple of reviewers.

These are the main talking points of Motorola’s Moto X, we should get more info about this device availability and pricing shortly. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular will start posting info about release date and pricing soon, which is when we will learn which carrier will take a risk and use this new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean phone to boost their data plan contracts.

Google will also launch the Play Edition of Moto X in the near future and that will feature the complete Android experience. Until that moment is here you should post your thoughts in the comments field below.ly

  • jonnya

    Highly disappointed in the announcement. I thought that this was going to be a mid-priced non-contract phone that had middle of the line specs as per discussions at the D11 conference – no to that, $200 bucks for 2 yrs, $600 no contract (estimate)!!!. I thought it was going to be Android 4.3 – nope. I thought it was going offered on all carriers equally – well unless your with AT&T your getting 16 Gb in White or Black. I thought it was going to be a “Nexus” device, but until the Google Play version is available it will carry the carriers bloatware as usual with a 600 dollar price tag. Specs of this phone do not warrant the price, custom colors is only for the youth ploy. The Motorola options for notifications and shake for camera did intrigue me, but not for this price point. This is not an iPhone killer (as much as I hate to say it)…