Moto X

The Moto X+1 hasn't exactly been the shiest smartphone around. The first time we picked up on the Moto X+1 was in early April when the branding leaked online. Later some rumors suggested we'd be seeing leather and wood backplates as option for the upcoming handset, among many others. And finally, the Moto X+1 now appeared on Motorola's own website before quickly being removed. Time for a little bit of déjà vu as the Moto X+1 is back Motorola's site.

Moto X+1 Website

There's really not much to it. You're just looking at Motorola making a little slip up and letting us know the Moto X+1 is an actual thing. No specs are known at this point. Nor do we know what the device will look like. The only thing Motorola has said publicly is that a small hint that a Moto X refresh would be coming in summer.

What do you think the Moto X+1 should bring to the table to get you to buy one?

Source: Motorola Via: Droid-Life


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Moto X+1 pops up on Motorola's site again


I'm hoping to see the same sort of thing they brought with the X - Really solid hardware, incredibly well optimized software, and a few well designed additions to stock android. Hopefully it's just as ergonomic as well. I've absolutely loved my X on Republic Wireless, would love to see Moto continue the upward trend.

Keep the same great feeling. The software is great on it. I just want wireless charging.

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+1 and a better camera. Not a crazy great one that eats up copious amounts of data with megapixels, just a foolproof one with stock android camera.

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every night I drop my Nexus 7 on the my cords no fumbling in the dark. Next day its ready to go again for another full day of use.

yes and that convenience costs quite a bit more energy wasted than your being terribly inconvenienced by reaching for the cable. multiply that by the number of smart phones in the wild and the criticism makes perfect sense.

I have great doubt that the majority of the criticism has come from ANYONE who's put in enough thought to account for wasted energy.

Dude... fumbling in the dark? Plug your phone in with the lights ON. This is actually a technique you can use in other aspects in life. Basically, if you need to do something that involves seeing, do it with the lights on. :-p

Sure is great that everyone's bedrooms are configured identically, with lighting in the same convenient location so your universal advice can apply to all of us.

My light switch is by the door. I turn off the light, and get into bed. Sure, I could add a bedside lamp, but I have no need for one. I read on my phone or tablet as it is.

Besides, a desk is a better use case, IMO, for a wireless charger than bedside. Constantly picking the phone up and putting it down to move around, versus sleeping with it in one place all night. And a desk is well-lit.

Well, we can obviously assume you're an unmarried man. Try turning the lights on when your wife has been in bed for an hour and see if your hospital bills are worth the convenience of being able to plug your phone in with the lights on.

That being said, there are *many* reasons why wireless charging is a game-changer. My phone can't make it through the day (Nexus 5) because I'm on it probably a few hours each day. This means I have to charge it somehow at work. Reaching for a cable is not a problem (I used to just keep the cable plugged in on my desk), but I'm probably only at my desk around half the day, which means I'm constantly plugging in and unplugging the phone. It's obnoxious to have to do this every single time I get up or sit down...while the alternative is I just drop my phone on my desk. Why on Earth would I want to go back to having to fumble with cables, when I can just put the phone down in the same way I would ordinarily and it charges?

Every night it takes me a whopping 10 seconds to plug the charger cord into my phone. Next day it's ready to go again for another full day of use. Let's see, the 10 seconds I waste every day, added up over a lifetime, still doesn't matter at all!

But I wouldn't go so far as to call wireless charging "stupid." If it floats your boat, go for it. Just don't imagine it's some really huge deal.

It's really not. I thought it was trivial until I got a couple wireless chargers and started using them, and it's ended up a game changer. Keeping my phone charged at my desk is much, much simpler. Because instead of constantly making the decision to take the few seconds to make the direct effort to plug it in (usually opting not to, as I might be grabbing it to walk away any second), I can just put it down, like I would have anyway, on the charging base instead of the desk, and boom, it's charging. Game changer.

Hopefully they put a micro sd card slot on it. I don't buy phones that lack an SD slot.

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I don't how you're gonna have like 2000 songs which isn't gonna fit in a 32 GB to 64 GB phone, and why on earth would you watch movies on your phone, seriously?

I would love to have a SD card as well. Not for music or movies but for ROM's. I like being able to pop out the SD card and completely wipe the phone and have all my stuff saved on the SD card. Makes it quicker then transferring back and forth between a computer.

He never said anything about music.

Smartphones and tablets are media consumption and communication devices. Media takes up space. Therefore, you need space. TVs have DVRs. Computers have hard drives. If you want to store something, you need somewhere to store it. Not everyone wants to have to go through their files all the time, trying to decide what to delete and what to keep. I personally just bought a 64GB microSD to take advantage of the 4K video capabilities of my Xperia Z2, which can also take 21MP photos.

Better voice processing chip that brings improved voice recognition. Maybe a quad core processor. Better camera software. Aluminum casing or removable battery perhaps. But honestly I'm more than happy with my Moto X and what it currently offers. Its been kick ass, bug and lag free. If Motorola brings some huge significant changes to the hardware and software then I might end up getting it. But as long as they keep supporting the Moto X with software updates I see no rush in getting the X +1 just yet. That's just my opinion of course.

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Hopefully not exclusive to AT&T at launch like last year and screw up. Make the unlocked model available via moto maker at launch.

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A modest bump in specs and natural improvements to the build and unique features is fine by me... no need for an overhaul, that's for sure. Definitely looking forward to it...

A modest bump would be great. For the spec/size enthusiast add a higher end model.

To top it off, give me an improved Moto X with real keyboard. Not all of us love slates.

Not going to happen. Nobody buys keyboard phones anymore. It would be a waste of their time designing and building one for the few people that buy them. If they were popular, they certainly would make one.

I think more people would buy them if someone actually made a good one. I think I can count the number of good keyboard phones on one hand and none of them had software as good as Moto's is.
OG Droid,
Droid 2
Samsung Epic 4g

Unless I'm mistaken, I believe that Xs ordered off of Moto Maker still ship with Jelly Bean, and then update to Kit Kat once activated. I know that's how it's working with republic, but we're also just getting the Kit Kat "trollout" so it might just be us.

You are mistaken. I have only had my Moto X for a month. It came out of the box with KitKat. On Verizon.
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I just got mine yesterday and it came with KitKat right out of the box.

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As an owner of the Moto X I think it is an outstanding phone. I would want the the next Moto X to be the same size and shape. Honestly I don't really need a 1080p screen or the latest processor.

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You have Galaxy Tabs and Notes for that. Motorola isn't in that business anymore.

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I switched from an S4 to the Moto X. I've got to say multi window is so pointless on a phone. Even on the Galaxy S4's 5 inch screen. The fact that I can't use it with any apps is stupid too.

In order for multi window to work it needs to be built into stock Android with an api all developers can use. I would definitely use it on my G Pad GPE.

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the moto x is pretty damn solid as is. a spec jump and decent sticker price on an unlocked contract-free device is all i need to hear.

It's definitely not going to have a 5.2" screen like a lot of existing rumors say. I dunno where people are getting that from....

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I know right! Maybe they will release a bigger version sort of like HTCs one max, but Motorola has clearly stated over and over that the size is the whole point of the Moto X design. They aren't going to throw that away. And if they do they will lose a lot of customers.

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Latest specs, 1080p screen, and 16MP camera would be nice for once Moto. My X is beginning to slow down already.
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nonsense. you prolly have tons of garbage running on the phone. mine is still fast as ever. even with 4gb free

Nonsense; I've had my Moto X since October and it's just as fast as when I opened the box (if not faster). Go download Clean Master from the Play Store right now and run the file cleaner. I wouldn't be surprised if you had over 1GB worth of junk slowing your phone down.

I actually think it's more responsive than my Nexus 5.

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I've heard nothing but great things about moto X owners since it's launch. That with the timely updates and great support from Motorola, has me entertaining the idea of grabbing the +1 over the M8 this summer. I know all about the M8. I will have to wait a bit for this new moto X but it does have my complete attention.

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It's up to you. I'm a Moto X owner since day one and I've tried out the M8. It's still slightly faster than the X despite the Sense UI compared to Stock Android. The camera is about equal on both phones from my comparison at the Verizon store.

It's all a matter of if you want faster updates.

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All I need is for it not to bulk up in size. The Moto X has been my perfect phone, but that doesn't stop me lusting after its successor.

64gb of storage or a microSD card. A new Qualcomm processor; not for the power, but for the improved DACs (the X has average audio quality). 1080p AMOLED display. An improved camera. $400 price tag. Great build and feel in the hand (like the X). I don't feel like that's asking too much and I'm certain Motorola will hit at least most of these areas.

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Don't count on it. Moto doesn't have the budget to have all of those nice specs at a low price. Why do you think they are on a race to the bottom with the Moto G and (soon Moto E). That's where Lenovo comes in that has such resources to provide Moto.
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shattap and make the sandwich already!

but seriously. if moto is anywhere in the mindset of trying to outdo iphone, then they need to step it up with their new phones. but yaaawn, sigh, that was just a fantasy/illusion. google actually cares to outdo apple? pssh yeah right, they got better things to do. they dont care that majority of the public love iphone bc "it works" they dont care to tell their phone distributors HEY, make ur phone this way for android or u no sell.

The majority of the public loves iphone? I guess that's why Android is the number 1 mobile OS in the world and iOS's market share is steadily dwindling.

Red leather for me. If the form factor is similar to the X, I will be able to retire my N4 proudly. If it is $500. One plus looks pretty good in person too.

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For the love of god stay the same size...and keep active notifications. The Moto X has been the best phone I've ever owned. Minor upgrades are the only thing that are needed.

I'm with the majority here with a single plead- modest bump in specs and he SAME size! I hate that 5" or up has become the standard. I'm a chef, and when I have to look up a method or build, my OTHER hand could be measuring I prepping. Seriously.

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5.7" 1440p screen, 3.5GB RAM, S 805, SD card, 20MP camera with 4k video and removable 3.5AH battery or it just ain't worth buying.


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uh, hello??? you forgot that it needs to have 320gb for storage. the sd card slot is just for back up, duhhh

No larger than 5" but maybe keep it the same. 1080p screen. upgraded processor. upgraded camera. either sd slot or offer a 64gb version. They do most of these and it's a winner.

If Motorola continues to focus on user experience over specs (Which isn't a bad thing!) the best things to improve would be:
Camera, make it a lot better people love taking pictures with their phones.
Screen, I'm not sure if 1080p is absolutely needed but it'll definitely help them appeal to more people.
Improve the overall feel of the phone, cut bezel a bit and you could keep it feeling smaller.

I have the current Moto X, and all it is missing is a 1080p display (please stay 4.7"!!!!) and Qi wireless charging. Also throw a few more megapixels in while you're at it. Then I would upgrade.

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I think not having a 1080p screen is a major reason for the X's great battery life. I had the Nexus 5 before and it had horrible battery life compared to the Moto X even with higher capacity.

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I'd like to hear why you feel it needs a 1080p resolution... unless you put it less than 11" from your face it's not visible by the human eye according to

I'm not saying it has to be on the X+1. But an X+1-alike with a physical keyboard form factor, would win from me as much as grand. I'm still hanging on to my Droid4. I have never met a touch input method I've liked - and I develop on these things daily.

You should probably just get a Q10...darn those kids and their new fangled whizbang touch screens.


but not really ;)

The Moto X is very solid phone. If they improve on it ....... that would be impressive. I could recommended the Moto X to those who asked. It's comfortable solid device .... innovative and just works. i love what Motorola has done!

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It needs to be NOT a friggin 5+ inch phone. We need to level this shit out at 4.7 already. Then it needs to be a nice 1080p screen. Then it needs to be similar in shape but even lighter and with an even better feel in the hand. Basically just optimize even more what they already optimized for.

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I actually just shattered my Nexus 5 on accident and bought a Google Play Edition moto G as a replacement and holy shit am I happy with it. Minimalist, perfect hand size, cheap, we are definitely moving in the right direction.

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Slightly bigger battery
Brighter screen
New camera w OIS
Wireless charging or all new charging port (similar to iPhone's)

I just got a few on that sake last week (delivered today) so my friends would be pissed if the new one (same size) is released in a month for 400$
VZW Moto X

This is the only phone (aside from Project Ara) that I'm looking forward to and can replace my current Moto X.
Just need to keep everything from the current one and expand in the existing features and improve on the hardware and camera.
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3000mAh battery if 1080p display is present.

Adreno 420 GPU

Good camera with OIS

Non reflective AMOLED display

Same size and better design

More new exciting features like improved active notification, etc...

Quad or dual core processor, I don't care, especially after using droid maxx...

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If they can add a top of the line camera while keeping the price within Nexus price range, keeping up with android updates, and keeping a near nexus like experience, I see nothing for success going forward for Moto especially if Google discontinues the Nexus line.

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Never owned a moto x but really considering this time around seeing is how the moto x got nothing but great reviews. I guess I just want to see primarily what the phone looks like before I make the switch.

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I love my X, not sure what I want different, I do like the idea of a wireless charger, but the dock is sweet!. I don't care about the camera much not a big picture taker but I know it lacks, if they Improved on the hardware and software and performance battery wise etc that would be epic . My only wish would be make the back plate interchangeable, bc some days I want wood and maybe some days I want leather, or metal. Love my moto x. Count it

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That name is just odd. Moto X+1? I like Moto X2 better.

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I'm very interested to see how they price the X successor. Do they try again to price this as a flagship like at launch last year? Or do they keep the aggressive pricing?

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To the idiot that says that worked charging wastes energy, they are trickle charge systems. When the phone isn't there, cradle is in stand by and when it's full, it is a trickle.

A Moto X+1 for minus four hundred dollars? Sure, I'll take it. They better give me the $400 though. xD

If I can get one for that listed price, I'll switch to AT&T. Having them pay me $400 seems to good to pass up. ;)

I'm late to the party, only taking notice of the Moto X over the last few weeks. I've been using a Verizon GNex for nearly 2 years, and my contract ends in August, so now I'm starting my research, and the Moto X is at the top of my list.

From what I've read (mostly on AC), it seems that if you put in a bright 1080p screen, significantly larger camera, larger screen, stronger speakers, etc..., you will lose the beauty of the device. It manages tasks extremely efficiently and has low power consumption, something the flagships can't do because they try to do everything else. Keep the screen a manageable size (read: the same size), 720p is fine, perhaps upgrade to a quad-core processor, but an older one to keep costs low. Small bump in camera resolution (13 MP -ish), and keep everything else the same. With a modest quad-core processor, this thing will easily last over the course of a 2-year contract.

No SD card, removable battery, dual sim tray, hdmi out, triple camera, etc. That's what the other flagships are for. If it stays true to the original, the Moto X+1 will most certainly be my next device.

I would be accepting of a 1080p screen at 5.2 inches but if the +1 doesn't have that I will not have any hate for the phone. Honestly the features of this phone are too huge for me and that active notifications and touch less control are so important to me now on a phone that I will stick with my moto x until it lags badly if anouther phone doesn't get these features, honestly being to poke my phone or bump a table from the other side to see my notifications is huge! And I need it! It truely is the best lazy phone

I got spoiled with the 'always listening' touchless control on the Maxx. Hope this will have the same, can't see not having it on all my future phones, as well as active notifications.

I wouldn't mind at all if Motorola just added sd memory card capability along with a 5,2" to 5,5" display. Although a new 64gb version has been launched recently it's generally an option that is not released overseas.

I currently own a GSII SkyRocket, for the last 2+ years, that has treated me very well (especially with the great XDA devs that dev for it).

Recently I've really been itching for a new device. A 5" quad-core device does sound intriguing, but form factor and ease of use does speak volumes to the quality of user experience.

~ I can deal with something the physical size of skyrocket which is bigger than the X, but add a bigger screen (no bezel) might be able to push it to 5". and a 1080p to sooth the spec whores (Moar Ps and HDeez)
~ Quality camera sensor, Megapixels are not as important as a quality sensor. 12mp seems to be more than enough.
~ Future proof processor that will push my device 2-3 yrs and not stutter with newer android updates. Maybe the Snap Drag 801 which is still a beast of SoC for years to come, but thinking it might be like the OG X, a updated hybrid 800esque processor, which is more than acceptable.
~ Battery life that will still last 1.5 days or 2 even with a bigger screen and processor. (Android L might help with this)

Even with all these wants and fantasies for the next Moto X, I think an OG X with the current price point would suffice for the next couple years. (no contracts baby)

I really liked my last Motorola phone, the razr maxx. I would probably go after this new iteration if I didn't already purchase a new phone.

Although now I can't see myself using any phone smaller than a 5.5" screen. I read too many manga's.