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Motorola Moto X now official

Leaks, talks and speculation has made rounds in the internet for months now, and it’s finally official; the long-awaited Moto X phone from Motorola is now announced, and it packs a lot of software & hardware features from the new Google company.


The Moto X features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280, all encased in Motorola’s Magic Glass technology – forming a zero-gap transition between the front and the backplate. Powering all of that is Motorola’s X8 Mobile Computing System; a 1.7GHz dual-core MSM8960DT S4 Pro CPU, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, a contextual computing processor and a natural language processor – all doing different, separate and specific tasks.

It also has 2GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory and a 2,200 mAh battery. However, that’s not really the story here.

Being the first phone to be manufactured in the US, the Moto X runs Android 4.2.2 with Motorola’s near stock skin on top, and it has a lot of software features. For example, you can just say “OK, Google Now” even when the phone is on standby and the device will immediately respond. Also, when on standby, notifications will be displaying on the screen when you need it – not if it’s faced down or in your pocket; when you can see it. For a better understanding, you can check out the video here:

Just as the leaks indicated, the Moto X will feature a 10 megapixel ClearPixel camera which packs 1.4-micron-pixels, which means it can take in more light than other basic smartphones and more. The phone is also capable of 1080p video.



The Motorola Moto X will be available in a lot of colors; from green to red rear panels, black and white front panels and the customizable camera ring and buttons. Backplates made out of wood will also be available sometime in the future. For now, this is exclusive to U.S. carriers.

Motorola Moto X specs:
4.7-inch 720 x 1280 AMOLED display
Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
1.7GHz dual-core MSM8960DT Snapdragon S4 Pro
Adreno 320 GPU
16/32GB internal memory
10 megapixel camera with LED flash
2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
2,200mAh battery
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm (dimensions)

The phone will be available for a contract price of $199, although it is reported that a Google Play Edition will be available via the Google Play Store soon, unlocked (hinted at a near $600). It is unknown if the phone’s customization options (or even the phone itself) will make it to local shores, since all the manufacturing is happening in the U.S.

Update: The phone is not meant to hit Europe. There is a low chance that the phone will be made available here by Motorola.

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Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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30 Responses

  1. cris says:

    maging available kaya to saten?..

  2. TECH49 says:

    the always on voice command is so cool! i can imagine it developed into like jarvis of ironman, years from now. :D

  3. Abed M. says:

    Great phone from Motorola, apparently the price is a bit hefty. You can actually buy a 1080p 5″ S4 smartphone at that price tag IMO. :)

  4. Wha Antolin RIGOS says:

    Hmmm! Nice try. Will be waiting for a review and unboxing then sir yuga

  5. leehongo says:

    prepare you self, abuzalzal is coming haha..
    its a good move by motorola that they offer customize design… its a nice phone but the game changer is the “price”.. i hope the price is not higher than quadcore phones like sgs4, htcOne & xperia Z

  6. Loki says:

    Di nalang ako bibili ng Xperia ZR…hintayin ko nalang to sa kimstore and widget city…

  7. abuzalzal says:

    @leehongo unggoy k… hahaha.. panget nmn ng phone mhal p.. hahahaha..

  8. lolwut says:

    OK, all I see is a Galaxy s3 specs with improved camera. Nothing surprising unless they put it on a very competitive price.

  9. abuzalzal says:

    How many of you actually think that this phone will succeed? or it will enjoy a mild success perhaps?

    Sa Android kasi ang labanan ngayon, specsheet…ngayon kung wala kang tinatawag na ”bragging rights” that makes your phone stand out from the rest, SEMPLANG ka….

    Customization options??? Yun Lang??? Yun lang??? tapos Premium price pa???

    You don’t have to go to a manghuhula hehehe, this phone will FLOP …haaarrrrrdddd…Pag andyan na yung Snapdragon800 armada (Z Ultra,Note 3, G2) wala na….Kakain ito ng alikabok

  10. BENCHMARK says:

    I like the phone…sana lang kapag dumating dito, Globe or Smart will offer the customization…yun lang, assembled in US, I am sure, mahal yun.

    But then again, I still like my Moto Droid razr, with nice Kevlar backing. I am not into specs, ang important I can call, SMS, surf and some games, plus sympre yung battery (though may available na power bank din naman.) :)

  11. Jeffrey says:


    It’s wrong to say na specs lang ang labanan sa android.. For the techies out there, yes specs are important, but it seems what google and Motorola are trying to do is reach out to more users, and that includes the average run of the mill user (vs mga super user techies). And for them what is more important is how the specs translate to real world usage. I think this phone and the succeeding phones carrying the moto x brand will be successful because of that philosophy. They are going after part of the market that the hone holds. Many users naman of the iPhone don’t care about specs but only buy it because its hip and the in thing.

    Also, Ithe moto x may appear expensive for the specs in our market, but in the US where you can get it for around 200 dollars with a contract, I think this will be a hit.. Rumors are also pointing towards a cheaper version for emerging markets like ours.

    Basa basa din muna pag may time.. Bago ang brainless bashing..


  12. gil says:

    Dual band lang. Hindi compatible sa networks naten

  13. Alexis says:

    This phone is sexy. Looks promising. :) I hope na bumaba pa price niya, medyo pricey pa for me. But I like the things that they integrated.

  14. awdog says:

    will this be available here? for how much?

    • Zander says:

      Don’t Expect to immediately be launched here in the PH the fact that its made in the USA means a Lower Density of the Moto X Stock. Its Possible that they make use a manufacturing plant in china but it would ruin their ad “Design by You, Made in the USA” If i would be guessing the launch of the Moto X phone here in the Ph I wouldnt be sure but i guess you can buy it through the grey market or what Globe is offering the G-Cash with AMEX and a Virtual Address in the USA that will ship it here in the Ph

  15. Zander says:

    The Gimmick of users making your phone unique is awesome but the specs are mid tier, it wont satisfy the Android Geeks but will satisfy the Ordinary Consumers that use a phone day to day. Another downer is that its on 4.2.2 and to think its a Google company. Hopefully at launch they would make an available software update to 4.3.

  16. JD says:

    This Phone doesnt only have dual core. it has a Motorola X8 Computing System with 8 “cores” (X8 is not a SoC), with a Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960Pro). A 1.7Ghz dual-core Krait CPU and quad-core Adreno 320 GPU which are placed alongside two unique Motorola processors to support its Touchless Control feature – a NLP (Natural Language Processing) core for handling language interpretation, and Contextual Computing core that manages the smartphone’s sensors and actives active display, and the gesture-enabled quick capture camera. These add up to a total of 8 cores.

  17. oh cmon says:

    I’ve been reading about Moto X for the past week. It’s suppose to be cheaper than Nexus 4 so that’s good news. The only thing what I don’t like about this phone is the design, specially the back side. Ako kasi hindi ko trip yung maninipis na phone. I want something nice & flat. Baka pag pinatong mo sa table yung phone eh bakamag see-saw lang siya.

    Specs is fine for everyday use. I read quotes somewhere about Motorola saying na they don’t need to pump out outrageously high specs kung wala naman pag gagamitan. I think that is true

  18. RJ says:

    Hopefully i-release nila agad yung Google Play Edition nito. I really want to buy this! Kahit hindi na customized. Kahit dun sa black or white na lang ako mamili. Hayy! :-(

  19. pikacu8 says:

    nice idea from google and motorola… wag kau mag reklamo ang walang pambili…pis

  20. jinkasparov says:

    Mga Sir.. Astig tong phone na to kasi di lang siya Quadband may CDMA GSM(2G) at CDMA(3G meaning pwd tayo makagamit ng freq.ng BAYANTel at PLDT.. Sana Magrelease sila dito sa pinas.. Halos di kasi tinatangkilik dito ang motorola

  21. jeffrey siy says:

    Black Friday Deal.

    Moto X. Price will be $359 for a 16GB model and $409 for the 32GB version without a contract http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/26/7292543/motorola-moto-x-cyber-monday-sale

    You can order and ship on your own here https://mdsupport.custhelp.com/ci/documents/detail/2/CyberMondayRegisterNow_US but you can also order it through us by following instructions at http://www.galleon.ph/blackfriday

  22. motox says:

    Moto x is simply amazing.. Dual core with 28k antutubench mark 10mp cam very handy long life batt even do i bought it 2nd hand from my couzin still this phone is kicking… S3 quad 2gb ram exynos having 20k bechmark and so laggy.. Try this u will fucking love it..

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