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Posted Jul 15 '13 @ 12:30 PM

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  • Benchmarking tool, CPU Identifier, reports the Moto X packing a 1.7GHz Dual-Core MSM8960DT Processor — a processor that falls under Qualcomm's recent categorization of the Pro 600 series of processors. Currently, categories are broken out as the Play 200, Plus 400, Pro 600, and Prime 800.

    The MSM8960DT supersedes the MSM8960 — a processor that utilized the older generation Adreno 225 GPU seen on devices such as the Galaxy SIII, the Motorola Razr HD, and the HTC One X.

    CPU clocking is reported as being 1.7GHz, which is equal to that of the HTC One. The S4 is clocked at 1.9GHz and reports slightly higher benchmarks. That said, there have been numerous complaints of lag on the S4 that doesn't exist on the HTC One — which lends credibility to the fact that software optimization is everything. 

  • Height: 5.09"
  • Width: 2.47"
  • Thickness: .41"
  • Weight: .29 lbs
  • 4.7" 720p AMOLED display
  • 1280px x 720px resolution at 316 pixels per inch
  • CPU: Moto's X8 Mobile Computing System (Snapdragon S4 + 2 custom ASIC chips)
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    • Sprint: N/A
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Updated by Cory Streater, Aug 6 '13 @ 9:44 PM.
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Posted Jul 15 '13 @ 12:54 PM

@Cory - Thanks for clarifying this whole CPU ordeal... I was getting confused with all the different posts/comments/leaks/articles going around and although I don't care all that much about having the latest specs available on the market, I was getting a little concerned about the S4 Pro...

 

But like you said, software optimization is everything :) 


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Posted Jul 15 '13 @ 4:55 PM

Here's hoping it's cheap!

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Posted Jul 16 '13 @ 1:16 PM

i've seen most of the video's and the phone is interesting.  It looks just like my current Gnex so I am familiar with the front.  The vid's show the users talking to the phone and using the phrase "OK MOTO MAGIC"  .   To me that sounds like a long winding kind of phrase to say to communicate. I would rather say moto or something like that.  I do wonder if that phrase was being using because the phone was sleeping and perhaps they came up with this string so the phone would not accidently respond to other sounds.  Better yet why not let us name our phones.  I'll name mine Andrew and then all I have to say is Andy.

 

The fact that this phone is seemingly listening all the time has me concerned.  Perhaps it is no more battery intensive than having the phone receive messages and notices from apps but ya gotta wonder.  I wonder if this is something we will be able to turn off, or customize....would be nice.

 

I also noticed that with the release of the new google maps google was telling people to type "OK GOOGLE" into the search bar to access saved maps so maybe "OK" is now going to be the prefix of things we will say in voice.  It just seems that the tale end of the processing on the videos showed Google Now launching in response to the request..anyway just something I thought was strange.

 

Liked the touch anywhere on the screen function of the camera. Will need to see actual pics and vids. 

We need to hear how this thing sounds.  The ONE problem I have with my GNEX and also my N7 are the weak speakers.

 

I also heard that carriers would have the handset and we could order specialized phones from the factory.  I hope they mean the MOTO or Google Play store factories  and I hope they mean we are buying this dang phone from them.

 

Thanks for creating this thread so we can stay up to date.

 

 



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Posted Jul 16 '13 @ 5:04 PM

@Jerrod, You're reading my mind on all points.

This is an interesting theory:

I do wonder if that phrase was being using because the phone was sleeping and perhaps they came up with this string so the phone would not accidently respond to other sounds



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Posted Jul 16 '13 @ 5:18 PM

I'm thinking moto magic will have an option to change the voice command, at least I hope so. I'm not saying OK Moto Magic lol.


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Posted Jul 16 '13 @ 7:16 PM

I have to find the article, but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that you'll be able to customize the hotword...or in this case the hot phrase ...

 

Who the hell comes up with this stuff?? haha "Ok Moto Magic" sounds like Motorola is trolling us...

 

However @Jerrod did bring up an interesting point and I would assume that even if able to customize your "hot phrase" it would be restricted to a minimum amount of words (I'm guessing 3) because if you're not touching the phone it seems background noises (TV, radio, neighbors) could easily drive the phone crazy ..

 

I would personally have to choose something that you do not hear often like "Ok Mr. Prefect" or something similar :P


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Posted Jul 17 '13 @ 7:45 PM

Mine would be "What's up Cory Mother F-ing Streater?!" :)


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Posted Jul 18 '13 @ 6:22 AM

@Cory Streater, now that's a hot damn phrase! you made me rethink mine completely lol 


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Posted Jul 29 '13 @ 8:27 AM

Confirmed... Its Coming

 

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Posted Jul 29 '13 @ 11:11 AM

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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:36 AM

So, who is excited enough about this phone to order it the second it comes out?
 
Mr. Ombudsman of Mountain View is just trolling us, so we can count him out. Although, I can see creccaj getting one, despite his big Nexus 4 pitch. Lol
 
Edit: Physically, I think the phone itself is going to be uninspiring. The software has peaked my curiosity though. I might get it for that reason alone.

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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:46 AM

@Cory Streater, So your making me out to be that guy?  Gee thanks.  

 

In all seriousness I probably will pass this one by.  If anything I will be waiting for the next Nexus. 


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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:48 AM

Waiting on off contract price.. If it's good.. submit, submit, submit lol.

Actually I'm still undecided.. One thing concerning me is screen size.. Not sure if I want 4.5" screen.

I'll decide after the announcement.

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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:50 AM

The only time I've been more excited was when I saw a pre-release version of the Tara Reid classic, "The Crow: Wicked Prayer."  Seriously.  I'm that excited for Moto's new 2011 lineup.


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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 9:19 AM

The only time I've been more excited was when I saw a pre-release version of the Tara Reid classic, "The Crow: Wicked Prayer."  Seriously.  I'm that excited for Moto's new 2011 lineup.


Did you bail your meeting just to say this? LOL
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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 9:32 AM

The only time I've been more excited was when I saw a pre-release version of the Tara Reid classic, "The Crow: Wicked Prayer."  Seriously.  I'm that excited for Moto's new 2011 lineup.




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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 9:47 AM

The only time I've been more excited was when I saw a pre-release version of the Tara Reid classic, "The Crow: Wicked Prayer." Seriously. I'm that excited for Moto's new 2011 lineup.

Did you bail your meeting just to say this? LOL


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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 12:13 PM

I will hold all judgement until I see real life camera/battery/performance/software testing/review...

 

For now, I'm extremely disappointed in the price but it looks really good to me (aesthetics wise)...

 

504 different combinations, now that's pretty cool!! ... 


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Posted Aug 6 '13 @ 9:44 PM

I guess I'm being a total airhead. The Moto X pricing appears to line up with everything else out there. Is it the off contract price that is being generally criticized? 

 

Maybe people will save $30 by not buying a case? :)


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Posted Aug 7 '13 @ 3:53 AM

I guess I'm being a total airhead. The Moto X pricing appears to line up with everything else out there. Is it the off contract price that is being generally criticized?

Maybe people will save $30 by not buying a case? :)


Yeah, they priced it that way for a reason: to match everyone else. Doesn't mean it's actually worth it, though ;).

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Posted Aug 8 '13 @ 9:45 PM

So, if they fired those 1,700 Texas worker and knocked $50 off of it, would that be more acceptable?

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Posted Aug 9 '13 @ 5:48 AM

So, if they fired those 1,700 Texas worker and knocked $50 off of it, would that be more acceptable?

 

Only if the Chinese slavers brought with them an actual screen.


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Posted Aug 10 '13 @ 6:05 AM

So, if they fired those 1,700 Texas worker and knocked $50 off of it, would that be more acceptable?


Only if the Chinese slavers brought with them an actual screen.

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Posted Aug 16 '13 @ 7:59 PM

I guess I'm being a total airhead. The Moto X pricing appears to line up with everything else out there. Is it the off contract price that is being generally criticized?

Maybe people will save $30 by not buying a case? :)


I honestly don't understand why people are saying it's too expensive.... It's the same price as every other smartphone on a 2 year contract... The iphone5 was $200 on contract when it came out and had lesser specs than all android handsets that came out around the same time and it seems it's always gonna be the case... The moto X was made (it seems to me) to be the android phone for the people, the masses... Not us... and I won't even talk about windows phones...

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Posted Aug 16 '13 @ 8:31 PM

@N3xs, Exactly! I can't figure it out.

 

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Like it or not, this phone is going to sell like hotcakes. People are going to eat up that whole customization thing. 


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Posted Aug 17 '13 @ 5:34 AM

I had a dream I bought one. In red.

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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 7:42 AM

I had a dream I bought one. In red.
yea but what about the color of the accents and the front face!?  

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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 8:15 AM

Mine would be red with black accents or vice versa.

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Posted Aug 19 '13 @ 10:51 AM

Well I don't see any with a copper back like I wanted but I like the dark blue.  For accents perhaps black or yellow., or green