Motorola X Phone specs leak – more like a meh-phone?

Motorola X Phone specs leak   more like a meh phone?

The Motorola X Phone seems to be a mythical beast. Ever since Google bought Motorola Mobility early last year there have been rumours of some sort of amazing Google phone being produced by Motorola. Would it be a Nexus? Will it be the most powerful phone ever? Will it run a unique version of Android? The juiciness of expectation would have made the man from Del Monte salivate.

The interweb’s most reliable leaker has spilt the jelly beans on the X Phone specs and they’re, well… disappointing:

  • Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2
  • Display: HD (720×1280) OLED
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 10MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP

Yes, that’s not a bad looking rack when compared to most phones, but it’s not the monster Samsung-killer everyone was hoping for.

In a way it’s not surprising when Motorola’s recent track record is taken into account but, if these specs are to be believed, by the time the X Phone is released it may as well be an ex-phone.

Source – @evleaks

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  • Simpleton

    That’s a good spec if it has a 4.3″ screen with little or no bezel. I think many are missing the point with smartphones these days. We’re in a global recession and people don’t have the money for flagship phones anymore. That’s why the big companies make a mini version of their flagships, even Apple are getting in on the act. Vehicle brands don’t make the most money from their top models why should smartphones be any different? It would be a stroke of genius if Motorola can make a decent phone that sells at a mid price but captures the imagination of the non-geek much like the V3. That phone didn’t have top spec but everyone wanted one. You can see from the GS4 there’s actually no real innovation. The phones look the same, they have more gimmicks but can’t do any more. I have a mid range phone and it does everything a flagship can, why would I spend double for a future mid range phone? i.e. GS2.

    • Anonymous

      You’d think that would be the case (no money for flagship phones), but this is the very part of the market that is expanding – not shrinking!

      Apple still retains a very healthy market share of all new sales, despite their cheapest handset still hitting the £400 mark. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was the best selling smartphone in the world in 2012, and one could hardly argue that was mid-range.

      I don’t doubt the low to mid-range part of the market will pick up, simply because these devices are now such a good alternative to the flagship devices. One could argue that this is actually a weakness of the flagship market – there’s very little that a top tier device can do that a mid-range device cannot, and even with a certain degree of panache.

      But while there is still some innovation at the top-end of the market, that’s what I’ll be saving my pennies for, as will many I’m sure.

  • grant young

    i agree with simpleton why is bigger better i went for razri because it is compact,i have a tablet when i want something bigger,plus many people buy to top end phones have no idea what the specs are its because everyone else has one.loads of people look at my razr and say thats different i like it

    • Jason Taylor

      I also agree … picked up brand new RAZR i sealed unlocked on eBay for 165 – its a great all round phone and can afford to buy tablet on top and still have change compared to s4 or HTC one .. runs Android just as fast and better size