After a tremendous build-up campaign, Motorola on Thursday finally unveiled the Moto X, one of the most anticipated handsets of the year.
As you expected, most of the rumors were right on the money, so it’s not likely that the phone will surprise you when it comes to specs and features.
The Moto X has already starred in a variety of leaks, and we have already seen alleged press shots of the device. Moreover, the Moto X has been spotted in the hands of various Google execs, with the most famous of them being Eric Schmidt who used a white Moto X during a meeting with journalists at a special event in California not too long ago.
The Moto X is a sleek device, which will feature a edge-to-edge display and a curved back. The handset is quite slim measuring in at only 129.3 x 65.3 x 5.6-10.4 mm and weighs 130g.
Judging the hardware of the handset by 2013 parameters, you’d think the handset is a mid-ranged device, although it’s clear that Google doesn’t see it that way.
That said, here’s what’s waiting for you under the hood:
The handset will be available from Google/Motorola in the following weeks, but also from a variety of carriers.
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Will it be available worldwide or do we in Finland have to wait a bit more to get it?
Should be worldwide, but (as always) we get it later :(
Let’s hope it’ll be released worldwide. But I’m thinking between a Nexus 4 and Moto X. Haven’t really decided yet.
I believe they said that it will. Why not Nexus 5?
Because I kind of need a new phone right now, or as soon as possible. I don’t really necessary need the latest and greatest, but as I said the choise is between these two. Which one do you think is more worth the money?
Don’t ask me, my opinion is bad because I hate pretty much everything about Moto X (hate is a strong word but I can’t think of better one right now)
Moto X is not coming to Europe according to latest information. Perkele :D
That’s it! I just ordered a Nexus 4.. but I’ll have to wait 2-4 weeks before I get it.. as it’s out of stock everywhere.. -.-’
Not surprised about it being out if stock :) Anyways good choice!
No price yet?
$200 on contract :/ hoping it would be free
I’m anticipating a savery price point for the unlocked version
Only quote from a carrier yet is from AT&T, selling it off-contract for $575 (16GB) or an amazing $55 more for the 32GB version. So those pre-announcement rumors ($299 and $339, respectively) were WAY off. Very disappointed.
FREE? Seriously :D
yeah free on contract because of ya know it was supposed to be like 300 at retail
New flagship phones are never free with contract!
I thought that would be why the moto x is special… Oh well I’ll move on with my tech life, goodbye moto x and hello new keyboard
200 is unreasonable for this phone, on contract. Why not but an nexus 4 for 300 unlocked? Or why not buy an S4/One if you are on contract?
For those specs, its got to be about the same price as the nexus 4 otherwise it just wont sell, why spend more on a device when the nexus 4 has more cores ( most people think the more cores the better )
If they want me to buy one it has to be £279 for the 16gb model otherwise im going for the Hauwei P6
Being assembled in the states brings the price up I guess. If so, the international version should be cheaper.
I’m pretty sure it will still be built in the U.S. Motorola is a U.S. company (specifically I think they are based in Illinois). I doubt they are going to manufacture it for different places.
I read somewhere that only phones sold in the US are assembles in the US. International versions are said to be assembles by the usual ‘foreign manufacturers’. I don’t remember where I read that. Probably here on AA.
Motorola arent selling the Moto X internationally :’(
“For those specs, its got to be about the same price as the nexus 4 otherwise it just wont sell”
Yeah… I think its a great phone for $299 – a game changer. For the same price as other high end phones? Pass. I’d much rather get an LG G2 or One Max, or something higher end.
this should be sold as the HTC first did (99 on contract)…it’s a midranged phone with some strange things to it (colors only on at+t e.g.). this against the nexus4 and you know what to get ;)
I’d like to see how it stacks up against the HTC One Mini and the Galaxy S4 Mini. Also a tad dissapointed that it doesn’t have wireless charging…
Stock 4.2.2 or 4.2.2 MotoBlur?
A phone that does not have micro sd is a big nono for me already
Where’s the “game changer” stuff? Blah specs, no Android 4.3.. why would I want to buy this?
Any explanations about (AGPS, aGPS, sGPS)
Who cares? These are perfect specs for a phone, especially with optimized software. Other Android companies don’t tweak their base kernels to this extent, and with all their crapware they need to throw in those quad core out-of-it processors, which are a waste of money anyway. I can’t see anything wrong with these specifications, who cares about bragging rights with your stupid processors? Just brag about the phone itself, if you must.
My question is now knowing all the spec the customisation of the X and so forth, what exactly do Motorola have left to premiere this evening in New York
Moto X…LG G2…Sony Xperia i1…
I must resist the temptation of buying these fine devices for the ultimate award…
A Nexus 5.
wow everything fail in comparison to Galaxy S4.
24 hrs of battery life
BIG JOKE !!!!!
This is the most disappointing phone I have ever seen. Motorola is putting the hopes of their entire company on a phone that has a year old plus specs. Sad. I was hoping this would be game changer. If I was Samsung I would be overjoyed by this. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an uptick in sales of the s4 and HTC One. Now the waiting for the G2 and Note3 begins…
I don’t understand the dismay over the specs. Motorola clearly stated that this is a mid-range phone. Those specs are perfectly mid-range.
If the phone is priced above $350 (off contract), it’s a different story.
$575 for off contract 16GB..and $199 16GB with 2 years contract.