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


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  1. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I personally don't care if a chip is mentioned as having 8, 10, or 20 but in reality it is lower. If it works and makes a phone work great then I'm all for it.

    TheVerge " However, the spokesperson added that company is using Qualcomm Krait CPU cores and Adreno GPU cores in the design. It's possible that the much-rumored Moto X will use this X8 SoC, but we'll need to wait to know for sure. Motorola declined to comment when asked who is manufacturing the chips."

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  2. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    I would think the X will be their phone everywhere. Maybe a few variants like how Samsung has the active and mini line. They were probably contractually obligated to make these Droids, or weren't willing to turn down easy money as they all share mostly the same innards (which will probably be the same as the X).
  3. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    Indeed. It makes me chuckle when I see people whine about their quad cores and such. Most probably have not written a line of code, and they damn sure don't understand how their "intensive" apps are written.
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Tweeted by Brian Klug of Anandtech.com -

    The Hexagon is a digital signal processing core in S4 Pro.

    Off-die means that it would be a separate chip, _*possibly*_ packaged within the same part, making the SoC an MCM - multi-chip module.
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  5. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    I don't see the point of Ultra if its battery is only 2130mAh, so close to 2000 of Mini. Ultra is essentially Mini with a little bigger screen.

    Last year Moto had M/HD/Maxx HD with 2000/2540/3300mAh. My HD with 2540mAh can go almost two days if used lightly.
  6. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Well-Known Member Contributor

    thats nice and all for the razr and ultra but what about our 2200 mAh moto X battery should we look for something between the mini and ultra or around ultra since its screen is 720 not 1080 so we on the x gets more life
  7. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    For 720p screen with S4 pro chipset, 2200mAh should be sufficient. But do we know the screen spec of Ultra/Maxx? I could see only sizes on couple of android sites but no info on resolution, screen type (AMOLED vs LCD). If Ultra has 1080p, 5" screen, X will be better on battery I think.
  8. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Well-Known Member Contributor

    based on motorola they are all 720p and from what I can tell the moto x will be more "advanced" if you ask me but I really won't know until the first or when the official specs are released
  9. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor


    The New Droids (the ones we're looking for) are up on Moto's site now, they are all HD 720p (720x1280 pixels for the Maxx) .

    But what I am interested in is this - another quote for Moto's site -

    Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System (1.7 GHz dual-core application processor, 400 MHz quad-core GPU, natural language processor, contextual computing processor), Power/Audio Management: PM8921
  10. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Ok. Seems like it's confirmed to be 720p screens on all of new Droids announced today. Quite disappointing to me. I agree new Droids don't have anything over X except 3500mah battery in Maxx.
  11. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor


    Well initially the X was only 16GB storage, but today the prices leaked and we have 16 and 32, perhaps, (and yea this is dreaming) there will be a "maxx" like version of the X.

    ATT is supposed to have an exclusive version of the X from everything I have heard.
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Carrier exclusives need to die. It's bad for the platform. :(
  13. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Well-Known Member

    When is the X supposed to be released? Or made official at least
  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Going to be announced August 1st I believe.
  15. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I second the August 1st announcement.
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Today's 3 Droids are 720p, finally minus the Pentile layout.

    I think that bodes well for the Moto X display.
  17. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor


    Its my understanding that yes the announcement is set for Aug 1 with release to be Aug 23. "Essentially the same release as the droids" was what I read.


    But for all intents and purposes it looks like the droids are just the X in sheep's clothing. Same specs just dressed up and loaded with bloatware for big red. They even offer the always on always listening Google now.

    I am still apprehensive but optimistic that the X will bring extra goodies to the table that will really separate it from the droid family.
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  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Moto X vs Droid - maybe less bloatware?
    Choice of colors?

    Doubt that Verizon will be kind about the bootloader, waiting to hear about others though.
  19. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Given the AT&T lock of the S4 as well, they're version might be locked as well.
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  20. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I could easily see the X being sold only thru the Play Store because of the new Droid phones. That would be new territory for Verizon. But what I really can't wait for VoLte and getting any phone I want to use on Verizon.
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  21. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    The bootloader will be an issue, but honestly, since ICS on my GNex I've run pretty much stock, and knowing I can freeze bloat now, that may not be as much of an issue.
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  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Play Store would surprise me for both Spirit and Verizon.

    We use the term, carrier unlocked, interchangeably but it's really a gsm concept.

    What's a better term for CDMA devices - carrier dedicated maybe? :dontknow:

    That, to my thinking, puts them in direct competition with Sprint and Verizon stores.

    If ATT sells carrier locked and the Play Store doesn't, then they're differentiated.

    Much like the GNex was.

    Just guessing honestly though. :)
  23. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Well-Known Member Contributor

    Wonder what the exclusive is may be I can get it via play store and if you think about it wasn't nexus 4 a T-Mobile exclusive

    pronounced Dur Tee Dee
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  24. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    I have the Razr Maxx HD and it's a hero. Battery especially. Just not sure if any of the X or new Droids offer enough new bells and whistles to justify a change. Wait and see I guess. :smokingsomb:
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  25. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor

    Android authority has a video of what is claiming to be the boot animation from the X. Pretty cool if not a bit busy. But it does boot up quicker than snot.
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