#1 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (9054 posts) -

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It seems like Motorola has finally made a true successor and added some nifty specs still called the Moto X (2014). Here are the specs

Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 (KitKat)
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974-AC) with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 @ 578 MHz GPU
RAM2GB
Storage16GB/32GB
Dimensions (soft feel model)72.4 (width) x 140.8 (height) x 3.8-9.9 (thickness)
Weight144 grams
Display5.2-inch AMOLED, 1080p, 423 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery2300 mAh
NetworksGSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink), CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only), 4G LTE
XT1095 / XT1097 (AT&T)GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 17, 29)
XT1096 (Verizon)GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); CDMA (850, 1900 MHz); 4G LTE (02, 03, 04, 07, 13)
XT1093 / XT1094GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz); 4G LTE (01, 03, 07, 08, 20)
XT1092GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz); CDMA (850/1900 MHz); 4G LTE (02, 04, 05, 12, 17, 25, 26, 41)
Rear camera13 MP (f/2.25) with Ring Flash, UHD (4K) video capture, 4X zoom
Front camera2MP + 1080p HD Video
Wifi802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot
ConnectivitymicroUSB, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, GLONASS
Audio playbackAAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis
Video playbackH.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8
Video capture1080p HD and 2160p Ultra HD Video, 30fps (MPEG4, H.264)

The best part of this phone is that its favorably affordable for those that prefer unlocked phones for $499.99 and $99.99 w/ a 2 year contract.

#2 Posted by musicalmac (23506 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: Did they sell many of them the first time around? Google didn't think they were worth holding on to. What do you think?

#3 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (9054 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

@FireEmblem_Man: Did they sell many of them the first time around? Google didn't think they were worth holding on to. What do you think?

Not really, only their cheaper counter parts, the Moto G and E were able to sell. I felt that Google had a miss opportunity with Moto Mobile, as they could have used the company to make proper Nexus phones instead of licensing other OEM's. Now that Lenovo owns them, they will use Moto to blitz their way into western shores for their smartphones.

#4 Posted by musicalmac (23506 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: I think we all imagined Google making Nexus phones with Moto. How do you imagine Lenovo succeeding using the brand with which Google failed (on an epically miserable scale)?

#5 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (9054 posts) -

@musicalmac said:

@FireEmblem_Man: I think we all imagined Google making Nexus phones with Moto. How do you imagine Lenovo succeeding using the brand with which Google failed (on an epically miserable scale)?

I guess Google cared too much on protecting patents than they did with actually helping Moto to be relevant again? However, it burned on google's wallet more than it did with Moto as Moto's patents were pretty useless. I really do hope Lenovo does a better job with Moto than google and I honestly do hope Lenovo can push Moto to make a Windows Phone version of the Moto X as they can have better chance reclaiming their former glory over that stronghold of Samsung's marketshare with Android.

#6 Edited by musicalmac (23506 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: I'm not so sure Samsung feels like they've got a stronghold so much as they did a year ago. Their market share has been slipping along with their profit margins for a couple quarters now. I'm not sure who's next in line yet, though.