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August 1, 2013

Moto X specs finally confirmed at Motorola event but not for the UK


The waiting is over although it feels like we’ve been waiting forever. Nowwe finally know pretty much everything there is to know about the Moto X.

All four major networks in the US will carry the Moto X, customization will be a major selling point, and the software enhancements are out of this world. Release is set for late-August/early-September, and will cost $199 for the 16GB version, and $250 for the 32GB version. (Both on-contract.) The 32GB version will only be available online when using the MotoMaker.

It will NOT be coming to the UK or as we understand anywhere in Europe. However, a Motorola UK spokesperson said:

“It doesn’t mean that Europe is not a key priority for Motorola, Essentially, the Moto X is the first device in a new product portfolio, basically a new family of devices. Because it is the first one, the Moto X has had a real buzz around it, but the US launch is not about the US being Motorola’s priority at all, there are devices coming to Europe. We can’t share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up.”

Here’s a summary of the specs.
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) System Architecture: Motorola X8 Computing System with Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7 GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor, and a contextual computing processor 2GB RAM Weight: 130 grams Dimensions: Width: 65.3 / Height: 129.3 / Curve: 5.6-10.4mm Display: 4.7″ AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720p (720 x 1280) with Active Display / 316 ppi Battery: 2200 mAh Mixed Usage Time: Up to 24 hours Talk Time: Up to 13 hours Bands/Modes: GSM/GPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only), 4G LTE Rear Camera-: 10MP Clear Pixel (RGBC)- Quick Capture, LED flash, 1080p HD video, 4X digital zoom, slow motion video, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, tap to focus Front Camera: 2MP + 1080p HD video Memory: 16 GB standard, 32 GB version available online. 2 years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive (total of 65 GB) Connectivity: 3.5 mm, USB 2.0 HS, Miracast Wireless Display, NFC Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.9 LE+EDR Wi-Fi: 802.11a/g/b/n and ac modes with dual band antenna system Audio Playback: AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA (v2, v7, v8, v9, v10), FLAC, QCELP, EVRC, OCC/Vorbis all enhanced with virtual sound technology Video Playback: 1080p HD Video, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8 Video Capture: 1080p HD Video, MPEG4, H.264 Location Services: aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), sGPS (simultaneous), Standalone GPS, eCompass, GLONASS Touchless Control Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese Base Colors: Woven Black or Woven White (does not include customization colors)


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini