Motorola X Phone

We’ve heard a lot of conflicting rumors about the X Phone. It’s going to be customizable. It’s actually not very powerful. It shoots rainbows and comes in 20 colors. Eh, it’s enough to give you a headache isn’t it? We still can’t say with 100%-certainty that the X Phone even exists, but that’s not stopping the rumor mill from turning at full speed.

Just this weekend, the Motorola XT1058 showed up over at the FCC, and reportedly could be the AT&T version of the Motorola Ghost (aka X Phone). Now a new GFX Benchmark has shown up for the XT1058 as well.

In recent times it has become increasingly apparent that the X Phone won’t be a record-breaker, instead featuring Android 4.2.2 and a modest 1.7GHz processor. Depending on who you ask, the processor itself is likely a Snapdragon S4 Pro or a Snapdragon 600.

As for the phone’s display, the GFX data lines up with recent claims that the phone won’t have a full HD display, instead featuring a 1196×720 resolution.

All of the evidence seems to suggest the Ghost won’t be a bad handset, just nothing revolutionary. If it follows Motorola’s past trends in any way, it will likely make up for modest specs by throwing in some impressive battery life.

That’s it, all cut and dry. We can move on folks – or can we?


GFX graphics tests for the XT1058 are off the charts

Just when the X Phone was starting to look like another modest handset from Motorola, here comes the graphics testing from GFX.

In the first test, “GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD C24Z16”, the Motorola XT1058 achieved 1485 Frames (26.5 Fps). In contrast the HTC One achieved 853 frames (15.2 Fps) and the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 achieved 704 frames (12.6 Fps).

The second graphics test was the “GFXBench 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16”, where the Motorola handset achieved 6078 frames (53.8 Fps), versus the HTC One’s 4133 frames (36.6 Fps) and the Galaxy S4’s 4572 Frames (40.5 Fps).

What does all this mean? It could simply mean that the tests are fake. It could also mean that there is more to the Motorola XT1058 than first meets the eye, at least in the graphics department. At least one tech site, the Droid Guy, even suggests that a Snapdragon 800 might be under the hood of the XT1058, though we really can’t say for sure.

Just remember that until Motorola or Google confirms it, take everything you hear about the X Phone with a grain of salt.

What do you think of the Motorola X Phone based on this latest info: excited, intrigued or couldn’t care less?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.