We’ve seen the Motorola X phone headed to AT&T at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the same phone headed to Verizon and US Cellular as well. Now, we can confirm that the Motorola X phone, dubbed the Moto X, will also make its way to Sprint.

Motorola X Phone For Sprint Is Currently In Testing


Motorola X Phone for Sprint Spotted in Photo

A recent photo of the Motorola X phone by Phone Arena shows a Motorola-branded device bearing the “M” logo at the top left of the phone with the words “Not For Sale” at the top middle and “Motorola Confidential Property” at the bottom middle. The smartphone itself appears to have a stock Android camera, and the usual Google Play Store app icon, as well as possibly a messaging app and email app icon.

At the bottom of the Motorola X phone screen lie the usual Google Chrome OS, Gmail, Contacts, and Phone icons. The capacitive touchscreen buttons at the very bottom of the Motorola X phone in question match those of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone. The material used on the front of the phone looks as if it is polycarbonate plastic.

Why the Motorola X Phone Impresses Me

While the device shows all the usual markers of a Google-made phone, the major specs of the phone are mid-end and may not impress the same tech crowd that will buy the GS4 and HTC One Google Edition smartphones from Google’s Play Store. At the same time, it is the software that will intrigue consumers. According to Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, the Motorola X phone (Moto X) will have contextual awareness and “perceive” the actions of smartphone users before they perform them.

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside had this to say about the Motorola X phone’s contextual awareness:

Imagine when in the car, the device will know it is going to act differently so you can interact with it safely. Those are the kinds of things we’re doing with fundamental technology.

Motorola’s attempt to make the Motorola X phone more intuitive than ever before is an excellent way to sell a smartphone whose specs may not impress the most tech-conscious of us.

This is the most impressive feature of the phone, and we here at Tapscape will bring you coverage of the Motorola X phone software features as soon as we can get close to the device.

Motorola X Phone Specs: Don’t Underestimate the Hardware

Again, as we’ve confirmed in recent news, the Motorola X phone (Moto X) will come with a 4.7-inch display, 1280 x 720p screen resolution, 720p video recording, a 1.7Ghz processor, 16GB of memory storage and 2GB of RAM. Although tech enthusiasts believe Google’s Motorola X phone will usher in the reign of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the Moto X will at least have Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

While many Android tech fans may consider the Motorola X phone to be a mid-end phone instead of a premium, high-end device, the Motorola X phone can still compete with the iPhone 5 – what many consider to be a sufficient smartphone for an affordable price despite the imminent arrival of the iPhone 5S.

One feature that will prove refreshing to Google fans is that the Motorola X phone will have LTE, as the phone has participated in a Sprint LTE test recently. This is in stark contrast to the Nexus 4, which did not have LTE. Although some believe that the GS4 Google Edition smartphone recently introduced at the Google Play Store will solve that problem, I tend to believe that Google’s own Motorola X phone will do a better job of that.

What do you think? Is the Motorola X phone the one for you? Will you purchase the Motorola X phone when it comes out? Hit us up in the comments.

  1. I watched the D-11 conference, and Dennis, the CEO did say that the MOTO X wil be their flagship phone for October, 2013 and that there will also be a mid-range line up. The specs that are being leaked out is their mid-range line up and not the flagship “MOTO X”. Think about it, Dennis said that the MOTO X will be competing against the iphone 5, galaxy s4, and the htc one, and in order to that you need a flagship device. As a CEO you want and you need a flagship device to equal to or to out do any other device when it comes to hardware, software, build quality, and especially battery life, and these are the main topics that Motorola CEO has been talking about and Google CEO as well. As a matter of fact those topics were brought up by Motorola CEO Dennis a few times at the D-11. so guess what? The specs you see being leaked out is their mid-range phone and the flagship is yet to come!

  2. In terms of software, the Moto X will beat out the GS4, seeing that it will have more integrated contextual awareness and updates directly from Google. Motorola’s new darling will get faster updates than even the new GS4 Google Edition.

    I understand your thinking, and I’ve had the same thoughts myself about Motorola’s new phone. At the same time, however, Google has not been known to release high-end specs all the time when competing against other manufacturers. A good case in point regarding this fact is the Nexus 4. I think it’s a great product, but it is made of glass (which breaks faster than plastic when dropped from as little as 4 feet high), it lacks 4G LTE (which even the GS3 had, not to mention that it doesn’t pack the software that Samsung does in the GS3). Even the camera is of lower quality in the Nexus devices than the GS3 (and I happen to own a GS3 and a Nexus 7 32GB).

    Google’s acquisition of Motorola is huge, but let’s not forget that Google has said that Motorola will be treated like any other company. The Nexus devices are the future glory of Google. Motorola’s phones will be better over time, but Motorola may come to be known in a unique way, apart from its specs. Google teamed up with Samsung and HTC to produce stellar phones (called Google Play Edition phones) because it has decided not to create a new Nexus phone this year when it can provide 4G LTE and more impressive specs on phones that have greater hardware. I think this fact alone testifies to Google’s view of its own company and abilities, not to mention the fact that the Nexus 4 was created by LG and was crafted because Google wanted a Google form of the Optimus G.

    In short, give Google time. Right now, to expect top-end specs that can compete with Samsung’s smartphones is asking too much.

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