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What is the Moto X? This is the Moto X
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Default What is the Moto X? This is the Moto X - 08-01-2013, 21:19 | posts: 5,287 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/457...-is-the-moto-x

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Osterloh confidently says the Moto X will get a full day of battery life ó a full, 24-hour day.


Motorola isnít worried, but a $199 phone with mid-range internals is a big bet: even the most powerful Android devices have a history of faltering as time wears on, and itís hard to justify signing up for two years of a device at flagship pricing thatís already behind the top end of the curve.
Release? Q4

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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

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
If you want the non-contract/bloat version there is the Google Play edition:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/457...ed-coming-soon


Sooooooo what do we know so far?
Carrier exclusives.....? "At launch, only AT&T customers will get to choose the color of the front and rear of the phone, as well as the color of the power button, volume keys, and camera ring, according to a press release from the carrier." All 4 Carriers, just AT&T has customization w/ colors/earphones etc...

$199 w/ contract.... They will have Google Play version later on

Android 4.2.2... No 4.3?? Will Google Play edition have 4.3?

Body seems to be not so cheap feeling.

Based on "X8 Mobile Computing System," but which in reality consists of an off-the-shelf Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and two custom chips for the Moto Xís always-on voice recognition and gesture controls."

Gestures for camera access, pictures are good but not crazy out of the world.

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Default 08-01-2013, 21:26 | posts: 3,479 | Location: UK

I will be buying one to replace me Galaxy Nexus. Non-contact of course.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 21:36 | posts: 5,287 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

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I will be buying one to replace me Galaxy Nexus. Non-contact of course.
Not too sure on the price of non-contract yet, they had the $199 w/ contract for all 4 carriers but only AT&T has the color customization thing exclusive. They will have the google play edition but no price release yet.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 21:42 | posts: 3,479 | Location: UK

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Not too sure on the price of non-contract yet, they had the $199 w/ contract for all 4 carriers but only AT&T has the color customization thing exclusive. They will have the google play edition but no price release yet.
I am expecting it to be around £200/$300 on Google Play.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 21:51 | posts: 5,043 | Location: Washington DC

My Galaxy S4 on contract was $50 cheaper and has better specs. What makes them think this is worth $200?

Plus, Motorola phones have dropped in quality quite a bit over the last few years. Maybe that changed now that they are part of Google but I doubt it.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 21:55 | posts: 3,479 | Location: UK

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My Galaxy S4 on contract was $50 cheaper and has better specs. What makes them think this is worth $200?

Plus, Motorola phones have dropped in quality quite a bit over the last few years. Maybe that changed now that they are part of Google but I doubt it.
I Like the way you can personalize the phone, so chances are you will have a unique phone. I hope this still applies to outside of the US.
   
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My Galaxy S4 on contract was $50 cheaper and has better specs. What makes them think this is worth $200?

Plus, Motorola phones have dropped in quality quite a bit over the last few years. Maybe that changed now that they are part of Google but I doubt it.
I think with the announcement of this phone everyone was expecting a phone that will beat all other phones but from the get go it already one step behind in terms of performance. Not sure whos call was it but they're probably going with the dual core and some low powered one for the gestures which does help with battery, so maybe they're going more of what people/and or complain more of which would be battery life. I was expecting 4.3 at release but they were saying it will have 4.2.2 so I'm like wheres the google in that one? maybe the google play edition will shine more light into that. So when it comes down to it, its more of a ...... you dont need all that type of phone, we'll just make everything simplistic.

But the problem with that approach is you have Samsung with galaxy phones of every size to compete with, HTC with the One and other models coming soon. You can target iphone with the price point.. but we'll see.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 22:06 | posts: 3,479 | Location: UK

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I think with the announcement of this phone everyone was expecting a phone that will beat all other phones but from the get go it already one step behind in terms of performance. Not sure whos call was it but they're probably going with the dual core and some low powered one for the gestures which does help with battery, so maybe they're going more of what people/and or complain more of which would be battery life. I was expecting 4.3 at release but they were saying it will have 4.2.2 so I'm like wheres the google in that one? maybe the google play edition will shine more light into that. So when it comes down to it, its more of a ...... you dont need all that type of phone, we'll just make everything simplistic.

But the problem with that approach is you have Samsung with galaxy phones of every size to compete with, HTC with the One and other models coming soon. You can target iphone with the price point.. but we'll see.
There are 504 potential versions of the Moto X. You can customize the back and side of the phone, and even the volume and power buttons in loads of different colours, which hasn't really been done before. Will this be enough to temp people to buy the phone? Only time will tell. It will sell no matter what once it appears on the Google Play market.
   
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Removable battery? SD card slot?
   
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Removable battery? SD card slot?
People still use SD cards?
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 22:23 | posts: 5,487 | Location: FLA,USA

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My Galaxy S4 on contract was $50 cheaper and has better specs. What makes them think this is worth $200?

Plus, Motorola phones have dropped in quality quite a bit over the last few years. Maybe that changed now that they are part of Google but I doubt it.
Motorola phones were quality? When? Haven't had a Motorola phone since the old V620 and I went through 5 of those in one year.
   
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Default 08-01-2013, 22:39 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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I am expecting it to be around £200/$300 on Google Play.
I'm calling for $499 on Google Play as I don't expect Google to subsidize the device like they did with the Nexus 4.

Moto X will be a Rogers exclusive device in Canada with capabilities to access Rogers' 2600 MHz 150mbps LTE network.

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Default 08-02-2013, 04:00 | posts: 5,043 | Location: Washington DC

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Motorola phones were quality? When? Haven't had a Motorola phone since the old V620 and I went through 5 of those in one year.
The Motorola Star Tac I had years ago was the best phone I ever owned. Ever since then their phones have sucked.
   
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I am expecting it to be around £200/$300 on Google Play.
From what I've seen so far, I think it's going to be more like $500 unless I've been reading wrong (which is a strong possibility).
   
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Very disappointed...

Well there is always the Nexus 5 to look forward to in a few months.
   
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Default 08-02-2013, 13:13 | posts: 1,201 | Location: Southampton, UK

^ after all the trouble you have reported with your N4 why are you even considering the N5?
   
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