Moto X

Complete hardware specifications for Motorola's next big thing

After many months of hype and expectation, Motorola's Moto X handset is official, and we've got the full spec sheet for you to cast your eyes over.

The short version is you're dealing with a very sleek Android 4.2.2 handset powered by Motorola's unique "X8" processors, with a 4.7-inch RGB AMOLED 720p display and a 10-megapixel "ClearPixel" camera.

You'll find the long version after the break.

Motorola Moto X hardware specifications

Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
System Architecture Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, which includes a software optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor and a conextual computing processor
RAM 2GB
Weight 130 grams
Dimensions Width: 65.3mm
Height: 129.3mm
Curve: 5.6-10.4mm
Battery 2200mAh
Mixed Usage Time Up to 24 hours
Talk Time Up to 13 hours
Bands/Modes GSM/GPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only)
4G LTE
Rear Camera 10MP Clear Pixel (RGBC)
- Quick Capture
- LED flash
- 1080p HD video
- 4X digital zoom
- Slow motion video
- Burst mode
- Auto HDR
- Panorama
- Tap to focus
Front Camera 2MP + 1080p HD video
Memory 16GB standard; 32GB version available online. 2 years 50GB storage free on Google Drive (total of 65GB)
Connectivity Bluetooth Version 4.0 LE + EDR
Supported profiles: HSP, HFP 1.6, SPP, A2DP, AVRCP 1.3, OBEX/OPP, FTP, BPP, PBAP, HID, PAN, MAP
Wifi 802.11a/g/b/n and ac modes with dual band antenna system
Audio Codecs AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA (v2, v7, v8, v9, v10), FLAC, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis all enhanced with virtual surround technology.
Video Playback 1080p HD Video, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8
Video Capture 1080p HD Video, MPEG4, H.264
Location Services aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), sGPS (simultaneous), Standalone GPS, eCompass, GLONASS
Touchless Control Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Base Colors Woven Black or Woven White
 
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Yep

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No 4.3 = fail

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a2Squard says:

Ha! Curious why is it a fail because it's not shipping with 4.3. it was only released a week a go...

anezarati says:

ummm, because they are owned by the company that released 4.3?

rkirmeier says:

Are you forgetting there is a carrier involved here??

neonworm says:

But they should put it on the phone before it is available to carriers.

Actually, that wouldn't be feasible. For that to work, Google would have to either provide Motorola with Android 4.3 before other manufacturers (which would be met with some major pushback and I wouldn't be surprised to see the FTC/DOJ get involved if that happened) OR the launch would've had to have been pushed back.

The reason is that carriers do months of testing before they approve a product. That testing is primarily hardware but they spend several weeks ensuring the software is at a level they're willing to release. I don't know what the release timeframe is (I'm only just now starting to read up on this) but you could expect that they would have to spend another couple of weeks customizing 4.3 for it (because believe me, companies do spend weeks on QA testing and such) and then at least a month from that point before it would be able to hit shelves. In other words, they wouldn't have held this announcement today but rather in mid-to-late September or early October.

ridie1389 says:

If youre saying all the OEM's get a new version of Android at the same time, then I'm curious to understand why the Nexus devices come out so much earlier than any other phone with the same version. (i recognize skinning and hardware optimization could play factors, i cant think of any non-nexus device coming out with the same version within 6 months of a nexus device release. Theres no way that every device takes that long with the coders these companies have at their disposal if they are given the source code at the same time as a nexus manufacturer.)

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Razieltov says:

You do that all the OEMs already have 4.3. They had it probably months ago so they can update their phones. And software is a big deal for the companies to test the software. That is why the carriers want to lock down the software so you can't use your own software.

Only1Z says:

Seriously? I live in Chicago. My friend works in the mobile division of Motorola. I see all the prototype phones before they come out. A phone AT THE VERY MINIMUM needs 9 months from start to finish. You maybe can squeeze in one update before you get it off to carriers during those 9+ months. Most likely, this phone actually started on 4.1.2 or 4.2.1 and was updated one time to 4.2.2 before they had to give it to the carriers. So with Android 4.3 being released like a week ago, Mr. Rocket Scientist, how can you expect that to be on a phone that was started being developed AT MINIMUM 9-12 months ago? Stop bashing companies for things like this when you have no idea how it even works.

dcdttu says:

Google said that Moto would not have any advantages over other manufacturers when it came to getting Android's code early. Android 4.2.2 isn't a shock at all.

The real thing to watch for is how fast it gets 4.3.

NoNexus says:

Just to clarify, it was part of the deal that Google made to buy Motorola with the Chinese.

They get no advantage for 5 years from closing

4.3 will be VERY slow to come, and I'll bet it won't even get bumped to the next full version of Android 5.0. Look how Motorola(and Google) screwed over Atrix users after promising the Ice Cream sandwich update. They promised for over 6 months that the 4.0 upgrade would be coming in the 3rd quarter of 2012 and then on the very last day of the 3rd quarter of 2012 they quietly updated the upgrade schedule to show that it would stay on Gingerbread.

jnbarth says:

Same with my Photon. I was almost over that slap in the face and was seriously considering getting the Moto X when my contract finally runs out, but seeing that they're back to releasing their premier phones one version behind (just like happened with the Photon/Atrix) shows me that they haven't changed their ways at all. Nothing by true NEXUS for me from now on.

JoeShmoe says:

^^ My thoughts exactly, I'm stuck with my MoPho on 2.3.5, and it sucks!!! I'm not getting the MotoX even if they swear that the bootloader comes unlocked and updates will come together with Nexus devices...

return_0 says:

Awesome.

Kar Bar says:

I was hoping for 4.3 also...esp since it's technically a Google phone. But I like the specs so far. Now I need a price.

16 GB = $200
32 GB = $249

Plus, if you're not on AT&T, you won't even be able to customize it until later in the year.

Champion1229 says:

Any word on off-contract pricing yet? I would really like to keep my unlimited data on Verizon but not have to pay an arm and a leg for a new phone!

If it's $199 on contract, expect somewhere in the $5-600 range for off-contract pricing.

sfreemanoh says:

Yeah, in other words, not worth it.

ridie1389 says:

Hang on, theres the ever slight chance that it could be a similar situation as the Nexus 4 on Tmobile, they onlh know like $200 of that. Its unlikely, but you never know when youre waiting for something from Google.

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Skittlezgti says:

where do you guys get this from? it won't be near $500-$600. Nexus 4 had similar specs to this phone. if even had a quad-core processor. It was $199 on contract for the 16GB model. $427 off. $350 from google. that $200 price is just so the carrier can make extra money. i say $350-$450 off-contract. it is dual-core, 720p. Not quad-core, 1080p with a smaller-than-s4 display

hodan says:

FUD.

Off contract pricing:

16 GB = $575
32 GB = $629

I'm still trying to figure out what all the hype is around this phone. Everything screams mediocre to me, and some simple customization options will not make up the difference. Give me the HTC One any day over this.

I wonder if people will backtrack now that it's been revealed that it's $199 on contract.

cowboys2000 says:

This.

Plus all the hype about it being Made in the USA.

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That whole Made in the USA ploy seems aimed at Apple and all the horror stories you hear about the working conditions/suicides at the factories that build iPhones in China.

bryanw504 says:

I agree don't see the hype behind this phone at all. The only hype would be the customized options but that's flawed considering that they stupidly locked up exclusive features to AT&T for a undisclosed amount of time. Beyond that that's all I can think of and again it's limited to one carrier at the moment which to me is beyond stupid. But again that's just my opinion.

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steveb24 says:

I was looking forward to the phone as an alternative to the One and the S4. Not at that FAIL price though.

Agreed. I'll admit that the customization stuff is a nice touch, but not enough to convince me to buy it. It looks nice, but everything else doesn't elicit much interest from me at that price. The HTC One looks so much better, and it has better all-around specs.

rookiegenius says:

the back is meh. You can find tons of them from 3rd parties. Plus I rarely see ppl using their phones without a case. So they're gonna cover it anyway lol

Skittlezgti says:

This the same thing as the Nexus 4. Just wait for the off-contract price. Contract price is just cause carriers are greedy and want some extra cash

rookiegenius says:

this one will be a fail. Nothing special about it yet expensive. who's gonna pay $199 for this over other high end phones?? Lame. I expected it was $299 without contract so I could buy one for my dad.

sfreemanoh says:

I'm DEFINITELY backtracking. I was thinking it would be maybe $200-300 off contract. $200 on contract is a deal breaker for me. I need to pay full price for whatever phone I get (I have unlimited data still on Verizon), so there's no way I'll pay that much for this phone, when I could get an S4 or HTC One (whenever it comes out on Verizon) for probably around the same price.

Ry says:

+ Google Drive. nice

Dapovi says:

So basically it's a non Verizon droid.

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reddragon72 says:

LOL

ne0ne says:

Really was hoping for better unsubsidized prices.

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dowenprs says:

No QI Charging?

youareme7 says:

I second this. Though at 199 on contract this thing is a non-starter; sticking with my N4...

ludusmaximus says:

Damn I was hoping for that too, coming from the Droid DNA I was very spoiled by it. Now with the Nexus 7 having it, I was really looking forward to an all wireless charging future.

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oxidax says:

ugh! i really wanted this phone what the hell!

My only hope is the LG G2 and its not even a nexus. fml.

AndroidUK says:

Was looking forward to this but afraid that no card slot a fixed battery means I'll be sticking with Samsung for a while. At leat there's a 32Gb vrrsion but thats not really enough these days. Mobile data costs mea that whilst Cloud storage can be useful it is no exuse for limited memory on a mobile device these days.

Dapovi says:

Thank you but I'll stick to my butterfly s for now. Not impressed with the moto non droid x?

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Dapovi says:

Oops, question mark typo

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Dan Saleem says:

Go to hell Motorola. Are you telling US nations that this phone will not be sold as unlocked GSM phones???

I am buying nexus 4

It has to be asked because it's Motorola:
Is the screen Pentile?
It's 720px so that's still a valid question.

neonworm says:

No, the screen is not pentile.

hodan says:

Crapoled.

lockwyn says:

Battery is weak...hadde hoped for moahr

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CrimsonSage says:

mah is not everything. Only a hands-on review would truly show how the battery life is, take for example the new nexus 7, it had less mah than the previous generation but it has better battery life.

JoeZone says:

Yeah the hype is all it is, looks like I'll stick with my n4. Customization is OK but if want to-do that I'll buy a case and draw on it lol. Was going to get it too but seeing the price is not worth it. Epic fail. They should of used all that "advertising" money and put it into a phone that people actually want. Should be called the moto disappointment.

from my lean mean jelly bean machine N7!

JoeZone says:

Idk though would be different if I had one to check out.... AC you giving em away yet? Lol

from my lean mean jelly bean machine N7!

CrimsonSage says:

I'm so happy that they included wifi ac support, and I hope that other manufacturers follow their example but in other aspects this phone is...how can I put it..."Meh" haha. But serious 'bout the wifi, just imagine wifi direct with wifi ac :O

jay flores says:

I'm guessing the Developer Edition will be the kicker for the Moto X. Carriers are gonna make their money...I feel Google will sell the DE at a fair price

NoNexus says:

You mean Motorola will, they are still 2 parts of a whole and have to be treated separately.

it will be the same price as the SGS4 and the One dev/GPe phones.

hodan says:

WHAT Developer Edition? First you all assumed this would be a Nexus 4 priced phone. Since that's fallen through, now you're gonna start a rumor that there will be a somehow CHEAPER DE version? Lol.

NoNexus says:

I have been saying all along that this is not a Nexus and will not be priced like one.

It was going to be $600 from the minute they said "flagship"

bygbyron3 says:

It's a bummer. I was hoping the new Google Moto products would be very similar to the Nexus line.

mathiasjk says:

Are there any word on international availability and pricing?

calbrs04 says:

Didn't most of the hype on this phone come from commenters on the tech blogs? And most of the specs have been leaked for a while so why act surprised?

bygbyron3 says:

When I saw that this would be a dual-core and 720p phone I'd hope it'd be a mid-range price ($0-99 on contract and less than $500 off contract). For this price I don't see any reason to go with a Moto X over an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4.

dante501 says:

No 1080p screen resolution. Hmmm

Sony Xperia Z

moosc says:

6days till the real super phone is revealed lg G2.

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NoNexus says:

You misspelled and mistimed "honami"

Even though the G2 is awfully nice. Certainly in the running

The battery is smaller than mine. I have a 3300 mah battery. Not good!

n3rfh3rd3r says:

Why would the Moto X be a fail?

Because it does not have an eight-core processor and 6GB of RAM? It doesn't have a 1TB storage allotment and unlimited storage on Google Drive?

Good grief, put this sucker out in the real world with average users compared alongside the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. I'm willing to bet that it won't be as awful of an experience as one might think. You people and your $199/$99/Free on two-year contract pricing perch need to lighten up. If you don't like the contractual price, go off-contract if it is the principle You'll end up paying about as much anyway.

Rigelian says:

Funny thing. The few benchmarks I've seen on this device suggests that it benchmarks better than the S4 on average. So let's see if I understand this. If it performs as well or better than the S4, and it has software features that the S4 can't match, and if it looks better, has a better hand feel, and is more customizable. What's not to like?

I think this thing on T-Mobile or any carrier with true unlimited service is a no brainer.

hodan says:

The HTC One has the BEST display of any smartphone - EVER. The X has a Galaxy Nexus comparable display, lol.

16 gb internal storage? I run into issues with that little storage - try having a couple books, magazines, couple hundred songs and a few offline maps - and you're toast. Plus - FLASH storage is CHEAP. No excuse.

The Nexus 4, released 1 year ago, is a better phone than this.

Nuttz565 says:

I think the single biggest factor for this phone to do really well was going to be the off contract pricing. The fact that this is 199$ on contract is a huge FAIL.I think people wouldnt care if this did not have bleeding edge specs as long as it was somewhat affordable. Now that its the same price as the s4 and One I can't believe how they dropped the ball, I really wanted this phone, Ill stick with my DNA as it has the X beat or as good in almost every department.

Qwkslvrmz says:

Gonna pass on this and keep my nexus 4.. But I would really like to see an update with those soft keys without the black bar!! even though you still have the bar i like that it's not solid. It would be so nice to see extra real estate without rooting my phone!!

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ulnek says:

i wish part of the customization is the battery. if it had the option of the maxx battery i'd give it a shot.

finanandroid says:

Price will be $49.99 on Amazon in a month, it's a good phone for upgrade your daughter or wife phones, not for a smartphone geek.

eshy says:

Wait, so it's not a 1080p screen? or a quad core CPU?

BartmanJax says:

Not impressed. While I thought this might be my next phone to replace my Google GNex. Now I'm definitely waiting for the Nexus 5, or whatever they decide to call it.

T Well says:

I'll wait for the nexus 5

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Yep, this looks like a prime candidate to be abandoned by Motorola and left with out future software updates. Just like the Atrix and other phones that they told us would be updated and then they abandoned.

BoB16731 says:

Yea what a joke

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jlschulz says:

I would truely like to buy a phone made int he US (well Texas is as close as they could get), but I have to have an sd slot and exchangeable battery. Without it, not a chance.

Only issue I have is the dual core CPU. Wish it was quad core.

Raji Birru says:

I was planning on getting this and selling my Nexus 4. I was really on the fence about it though,thanks Motorola for making this sooooo easy. If I did have 700$ to blow, itd be on the HTC One. I feel like there is absolutely no reason to get this...smh.

rookie83 says:

Probably not coming to Verizon Late winter!!!!!

K A Cheah says:

MOST OF THE MOTO X ENTHUSIASTS EXPECTED THIS LAUNCH TO HAVE CUTTING EDGE SPECS WITH KEVLAR CASING AND SAPPHIRE 5.5 INCH FACE, LATEST MOST POWERFUL SNAPDRAGON 800 QUAD CORE PROCESSOR, MICRO SD 128 GB READY SLOT AND MORE CAPACITY 5K mAh BATTERY BUT NOW ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED. SO IF THE SPECS COULD BE CUSTOMIZED TO INDIVIDUAL TASTES MOTO X COULD BECOME THE BEST OF THE BEST SELLERS OF ALL SEASONS.