The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release ThreadGeneral


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  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Well, somebody had to start one, so I did :D

    So does the "Epic" refer to the thread? Or the phone? You be the judge ;)

    Anyway, post rumors, speculations and anything else you can find about this epic phone! Try to stay (mostly) on topic, and BE CIVILIZED.

    I'll do my best to keep track of the rumored / confirmed specs and consolidate everything here in the OP. Stay tuned for the latest.

    And here we go!


    Let's start with this:

    http://phandroid.com/2013/08/01/official-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-moto-x/


    And this:

    HTC One vs Moto X:


    And this:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/05/why-you-should-consider-the-moto-x-opinion/


    and this:


    Specs so far:

    • 4.7" 720p RGBC AMOLED screen (with very thin bezel)
    • 2200 mAh non-removable battery (but with awesome battery life)
    • Dual-core processor (including low-power for always-listening mode)
    • Nano-SIM
    • Clear Pixel 10MP camera sensor
    • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
    • Complete hands-free operation due to voice recognition
    • Active notifications


    BUT: 2000+ CUSTOM DESIGN OPTIONS! Wood backs in Q4 2013!
    http://phandroid.com/2013/07/03/moto-x-customizations-revealed/

    This phone is NOT going to compete in the spec wars. Ever. What it WILL do, however, is compete in functionality: doing what you need it to do, and doing it very well.

    Can a 720p screen actually look BETTER than a 1080p screen?

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-moto-x/684628-maybe-epic-motorola-x-pre-release-thread-25.html#post6032993


    Release date:

    August 23rd (on AT&T)
    August 29th (on other carriers - Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) :rolleyes:

    Rumored pricing:

    Approximately $700 off-contract, $200 with 2-year contract

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Ok, I'll bite :D

    Actually the latest rumours seem quite conservative: quad core higher resolution spec bump of recent Moto flagships. Not as radical as some of the early claims.

    Having said that, even if true we're only seeing the coarse-grained info so far - the details of design, features and software make the difference between "one of the pack" and "outstanding". And I'd be more than happy with something that gave me up to date cpu power, expandable storage, solid battery life, a full range of radio interfaces, an easily unlockable bootloader, top build quality while not being larger than 2012 phones.

    (Yeah, a couple of those aren't from the leak, but one is already a feature of recent Motos and the other is very high on my wishlist ;)).
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    Oh boy, here we go.:rolleyes:
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    This is THE phone that would keep me with Verizon! :)
    My "upgrade" is up around Mayish which is probably the soonest it would launch (but who knows). Can't imagine VZW would allow sale through the Play Store, but who knows. Crazier things have happened, like the um, Galaxy Nexus. ;)
    Here's a link to all the tagged X articles on Droid-Life for those who want to get up to date on the rumors:
    X Phone – Droid Life

    BTW, Chief, you may be getting a little ahead of yourself by proclaiming it the "Epic" thread. ;)
    But, let's hope it gets there. :)
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  5. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    I think this thread could be of use to share what information has been leaked.

    I am suspecting that Google will have a little tighter control on the information than what we saw in the past.

    I think that when this thing has a real name you will see the specifics on its attributes. Quad core seems to be one for sure.

    ... Thom
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    But are you sure the name won't be "X"? We've seen a Droid X and a Xoom from Moto, so they do like the letter. As do Google with the Nexus logo. It's more likely than the next HTC actually being called the M7. ;)

    Ok, I'll shut up until I find some leads now...
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    For a lot of it is, it could be the "X" factor for us staying with Verizon :vroam:
  8. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    No I'm not. It is up to the marketing department(s) to decide.

    When they are ready they will leak the real name and the real specification.

    ... Thom
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    So this is really the speculation about a rumor of an unnamed thing thread?
  10. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    Yes it is ... welcome visitor ...

    ... Thom
  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Hey Dread, the sheer fact that we're HERE makes it epic already :D

    And yes Pup, it's a pre-release thread for a nameless phone, with unknown specs, that may or may not be coming out at all.

    But I LOVE a good challenge!
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Now all we need is Steven and Han here and then we can get this roller coaster going. It would be just like old times, lol.
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    They'll show up... I just know it :)
  14. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Oh boy. Here we go again :)
  15. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yep. If the phone comes out in the summer based on one of the rumors, this could get quite long.
  16. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Way to go Chief! You do know what you're in for though, right?:p

    And I presume you mean "civilized"in a relative sense, like the GN Epic Thread was more or less civilized?:rolleyes:
  17. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    I'm ready for an uncompromising phone...anyone heard of anything like that? :)

    More importantly... do you buy that this will be THAT phone?
  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    What did I miss?! :confused::p;):D
  19. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    Oh boy. Glad to see so many of you from the epic thread. Happy to be a part!
  20. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I'm taking this one with a whole lot of salt:

    http://bostinno.com/2013/02/04/google-motorola-x-phone/#ss__292316_288596_0__ss

    Great article until it mentioned "bendable screen"... it lost me there :p


    But THIS article got my adrenaline up:

    http://androidcommunity.com/motorola-x-phone-rumors-talk-camera-battery-and-launch-date-20130202/


    And talk about jumping the gun - this article already has a release date and pricing set for a phone that's still vaporware!

    http://wccftech.com/google-motorola-x-phone/


    And finally THIS:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/More-claims-about-Googles-Motorola-X-phone-huge-battery-Sony-camera-sensor-and-Kevlar_id39368


    Only 3-1/2 months until Google I/O! :D
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  21. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    If only... Those are the two words that sum this phone up for me. If only!

    I just hope most of the rumors are true. And I hope this phone will be available on all carriers!

    Oh look! I just saw a pink unicorn :)
  22. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    As an aside, if the X does launch with KLP/5.0, what do you folks want to see in it most?
    Honestly, I'm very happy with the huge overhaul ICS and now JB have brought. Duarte is doing a fantastic job.
    The lock screen widgets are not my favorite and honestly I don't even use them. Miss the slide to camera, but I suppose sliding the screen there is fine (and yeah, I can implement the former in the ROM I'm on).
    I'd really like to see a LOT more done with Google Now. It has so much potential that doesn't seem to be there yet.
  23. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Hey guys, only 88000+ posts to go to! ;)

    If Motorola can roll out an unlockable pure android phone to Verizon, a l
  24. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

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