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Motorola X Phone Specs Reportedly Won’t Kill Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S



The Motorola X Phone, which has been rumored to be both a superphone and a more realistic smartphone, is once again back in rumors and this time, the rumors suggest that the specifications of the X Phone won’t be comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5S.

Read: Motorola X Phone Rumors Swirl.

For months now, Motorola X Phone rumors have raged on with details leaking out suggesting one of two things. The first, a superphone with an impressive array of specifications including a 4,000 mAh battery. The second, a more realistic device that will be the first in the X Phone brand from Motorola. A new rumor suggests that the latter of the two will be the case and that the first Motorola X Phone will land sometime in July of this year, something that we heard previously.

The first X Phone, set to replace the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, is rumored for a July release.

The first X Phone, set to replace the Droid RAZR MAXX HD, is rumored for a July release.

A new report from Android and Me claims that the Motorola X Phone is slated for a July release which lines up with one of the original rumors that we heard about Motorola’s rumored device. If that holds up, and all rumors thus far point to a summer release, the device will more than likely launch at Google I/O in May. This again is something that has been rumored in the past.

It appears that the July release may be some type of exclusive release and that a larger release isn’t planned until November. What this means is unclear but the Nexus devices tend to launch in the winter so there could be some type of connection.

Read: Motorola X Phone May Take Pointers from Porsche.

The Google I/O seems to be the target for an X Phone launch.

The Google I/O seems to be the target for an X Phone launch.

Again, the Motorola X Phone is claimed to be a customizable device and new details have seemingly emerged. Customers will evidently be able to choose from a wide range of color options, select their building materials from a list of plastic, metal, and carbon fiber, internal storage space and customized software.

This is something that Motorola employee Guy Kawasaki alluded to in a recent Google+ post and it seems to be one of the big details of the upcoming Motorola smartphones. Customizable hardware apparently won’t come with this version so that means RAM is off the table it seems.

There is said to be a logo on the back that responds to touch commands.

The X Phone specs aren't said to be iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 killers.

The X Phone specs aren’t said to be iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 killers.

The hardware specifications apparently will be “comparable” to the HTC One but that the device won’t be a Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5S killer. What this means isn’t entirely clear given that the HTC One has some pretty amazing specifications. Perhaps, it just means that it’s not going to blow consumers away with its specifications, something that Google seemed to allude to when it said that Motorola’s product pipeline did not have a ‘wow’ factor.

Apparently this won’t be the only X Phone released this year and it appears that Motorola could also launch a Nexus smartphone outside of the X Phone brand which is perhaps why we’ve heard some crazy rumors that don’t seem to add up.

Past rumors indicated that the X Phone may be coming with a Nikon branding, perhaps related to the camera. So while this X Phone may not have it, a future Motorola phone, possibly a Nexus, might.



  1. Naga

    03/28/2013 at 12:05 pm

    You said HTC One or Galaxy S4, absolutely fine… Where the hell iPhone 5S came from, are you aware of its specs that you say X Phone will not be an iPhone 5S killer… Come on Mate, leave that aside and get something real!!!

  2. mike

    03/28/2013 at 2:35 pm

    Motorola x phone can easily become an iphone killer and a galaxy killer. Remember all we hear now are rumors. Im rooting for the x phone . My mobile handset device wish list specs are as follows: 6″ touchscreen , 2160 x 1200 pixels, 16 million colors , gorilla glass 3, 1080 p full hd resolution/ vid cap/ vid ply back, military specs against dust + rain, 3mp front cam, 16 mp rear cam , dual led flash, 64 gb internal storage, 64 gb external storage, 4gb ram, a 4500 battery, android 5.0 key lime pie operating sysyem , moto hlur x user interface, and a qualcomm snapdragon 800 quad core 1.7 ghz processor .

    • Peter Barnett

      03/29/2013 at 1:48 pm

      Is that a joke? For starters, a six inch phone is insane. Second, Google is known for keeping prices low, and you won’t be able to get anything like that below $600.

      • mike

        03/29/2013 at 1:53 pm

        Keep i mind motorola is now trying to compete with apple & samsung . How else but to come with full force top notch state of the art technology. Do yourself a favor and think outside the box.

        • Peter Barnett

          03/29/2013 at 1:58 pm

          Yea, but you don’t have to beat them necessarily in specs. Great software combined with solid hardware and an amazing price is what seals the deal. Your specs might be amazing, but there’s no way to get the price down.

          • mike

            03/29/2013 at 2:06 pm

            Lets not go tit for tat. What i described is a mobile device that would be above all others. Will it happen ? Unlikely. .. but that would be my dream device. Remember im rooting for motorola. . . But they are nit going to be competitivevby merely matching other devices , they need to make a statement!!!! in my opinion the MOTOROLA X PHONE is do or die ! Because motorola is far behind apple and samsung and is barely competing with LG and HTC.

    • madcow

      04/25/2013 at 8:26 am

      Get a tablet!

      • michael rosado

        04/25/2013 at 9:30 am

        Madcow , get an iPhone with its baby specs !

  3. deesugar

    03/28/2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m confused when you said:

    The specs “will be “comparable” to the HTC One” but “the device won’t be a Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5S killer.”

    I did not realize there was so much difference between the HTC One and the S4?!?

    -Is it the 1920×1080 display they both share?
    -Is it the Snapdragon 600 chip they both share with exception of 200mhz, which is a negligible difference?

    Please let us know what makes these phones hardware specs so different?

  4. angel2416

    03/28/2013 at 9:04 pm

    The Samsung Galaxy s4 has a exynos 5 octa-core chip not a snapdragon 600

    • deesugar

      03/28/2013 at 9:25 pm

      Hate to break it to you angel2416 but all of Europe, North America, Australia and other countries are getting the Snap Dragon 600 version. Only Asia and Africa are reported to be getting the Exynos 5.

      The S4 is mostly a Snap Dragon 600.

      Which is why Adam’s comments are silly when comparing it to the HTC One. Not to mention the Exynos 5 is not about speed (it’s about battery life), doesn’t run all 8 cores at once and has a slower GPU. So don’t feel too bad.

  5. deansmith1010

    03/28/2013 at 9:20 pm

    Dude, you broke my bubble. Shame on you.

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