Benchmark reveals Moto X+1 actually packs a Snapdragon 801

by: Andrew GrushAugust 8, 2014

Moto X

As we march closer to the Moto X+1’s official arrival, the number of leaks related to the handset have began to increase. Most recently we got a good look at an alleged image of the device, and there have been a number of rumors detailing some of the X+1’s specs.

Up until now, it has been largely believed that the new Moto X successor will feature a Snapdragon 800 CPU, likely with a similar X8-type configuration as found with the Moto X. Now thanks to new specs that have leaked out via GeekBench, it seems that we were wrong. The Motorola XT1097, believed to be the X+1, will offer a 2.46GHz Snapdragon 801, likely the same MSM8974-AC as found in the Galaxy S5.

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In short, this means that the Moto X+1 will use one of the newest SoCs available to the market, a very different strategy then we saw with the original Moto X. This might not be as impressive as something like the Snapdragon 805, but it’s the same chip as we’ve seen in every other 2014 flagship so far (with the exception of a few special LTE-A variants). Other specs for the Moto X+1 include 2GB RAM, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 32GB storage with microSD, a 12MP rear cam, a 5MP front cam, a 2900mAh battery and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Providing the specs above all prove to be true, what do you think of the Moto X+1 based on what we currently know? Impressed or not?

  • Fabian Taveras

    Seems legit

  • pytajnik

    looks really ugly from the front though…

    • Richard Gao

      It’ll look way better with a black front.

    • cns2007

      Good thing it can be customized: ; )

  • Andrei

    Lol, no reason to use a S805 on a 1080p screen

  • Daryl Beman

    Considering how toned down the Moto X was compared to the other flagships that were out during its time, I’m actually impressed. I’m looking to upgrade before the end of the year. The specs for the X+1 along with the same lower price point of the original definitely gets in name in the hat. Perfect screen size and close to latest Snapdragon chip are a huge selling point. If the next Nexus phone is a phablet with the same chip, I’ll opt for the Moto. However, I love new tech. My decision will be tougher if the next Nexus sports a Snapdragon 805. First world problems……

  • a+i

    yes yes yes. alas moto is doing something.

  • TyrellCorp

    5.2 screen is way too big….I’ll stay with the 4.7

  • Ralph Bretz

    If Motorola is making the Nexus 6 it’s going to be a tough choice. X2 or N6?

    • Anothermuse

      I don’t know, the current N6 talk about 5.7 scares even me…

      • Ralph Bretz

        I’m hoping the screen size rumor is wrong. I can’t see Google making a phablet nexus.

        • cns2007

          I can, at least as a reference device, but also offer a smaller version. Wouldn’t be surprised to see two Nexus devices this year, if the rumors of the cancellation of Android Silver come true.

  • Sandro

    Why a 5.2 screen, Motorola!? Why!? 4.7 is so perfect!!

    • MasterMuffin

      What if the front is almost all screen? Highly unlikely but still :)

      • joser116

        it better be

    • joser116

      I’d prefer a 4.5 screen, or a 4.7 screen but only if the 4 bezels are reduced.

    • Gon

      Nah 4.7 is too small.
      5 is perfect

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    These specs sound like a really great phone.

  • Pete

    When I bought the Motorola electrify and Nexus 7 almost two years ago – I think they will serve me for a while longer going forward. Thanks for the update however – Motorola rocks. Big changes take time …..

  • Anothermuse

    For those with the screen size phobia, just carry it for a day or two and you probably will never notice the difference. Small bezels, good design will probably make you forget all about it quickly.

    Oh and lets get the official announcement out PLEASE…iPhone and Note intro’s are coming. I thought Moto wanted to not get caught up with those rollouts. Or, they are brilliant and a week after those hit they’ll push out the $400 X+1 with some nice specs. Might work…but I still need an upgrade so hurry up please.

  • MasterMuffin

    How about selling it to Europe too this time?

    “a very different strategy then” than? :)

    • AbbyZFresh

      They’re not a large company anymore. They can’t afford to sell it to too many markets at the same time like they used to. They only plan to sell it to markets where they feel can gain the most market share and less competitive. That’s how they’ve been quickly gaining ground in India and Brazil. How many Moto X and Gs have been sold in Europe?

      • MasterMuffin

        Well Moto X came over 6 months after announcement to Europe, so it didn’t probably sell well.

  • Scott Ricketts

    After having the G2 for the past four months, I’m really liking the buttons on the back and no bezel on the sides. Makes me wish Moto would try to go down this road.

  • crutchcorn

    That’ll be nice!

  • Garcon

    Do you guys think Motorola will use the X8 architecture for the x+1. That is the thing that made the moto x special and if they decide to ditch it, i may have to wait for the nexus 6

  • Gamma M

    Disappointed with the screen size. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will be my upgrade. Pocketable and one-handed usable.

  • Jonathan Kramer

    This screen size debate is interesting. I’ve always liked the Moto X but until a month ago was still under my ATT contract. Now that I’m free of it, I went to the ATT store and held up my GS3 with a 4.8″ screen next to the Moto’s 4.7″ screen and it seemed very small. This is due to the width of the screen rather than height. In some ways the size reminded me of a slightly larger iPhone. That said, I hope the X+1’s screen will have a better H vs W ratio and that the price will be right too. Otherwise, the Nexus 5 or Oppo One +1 looks like the best contender

  • Chirag Jain

    The dual-LED flash(or something else) placement seems innovative

  • toiletduck7

    impressed indeed! hope it will all come true soon…

  • Andrew

    I like to see the new moto x if it’s as good as u say I could see given 400.bucks for it but I do like having 4.7inch.will see soon a enough