Google’s upcoming Motorola X phone is rage-quitting the low/mid/high range game. Range-quitting, if you will.
Technically speaking the Motorola X won’t qualify as a flagship-class device on par with the likes of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 or LG G2.
The Moto X’s all-but-confirmed spec-sheet describes a reasonably higher-end, mid-range phone that would have been considered bleeding edge by last year’s standards. According to Droid Life, we’re looking at:
- 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960DT, dual-core) processor
- 4.7-inch display, reads as 4.5-inch because of on-screen nav buttons (1184×720 resolution)
- 2GB RAM
- 10.5MP rear, 2.1MP front cameras
- 2200 mAh battery
- 16GB internal storage (no microSD slot)
- NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
- Android 4.2.2
Certainly nothing to sneeze at but today’s heavy hitters are packing quad-cores, 1080p screens, and batteries that will get you through not one but two days. It’s easy to fall into a line of logic that says the Moto X just won’t be all that interesting of a phone.
That all being said, we live in a world of phones with octo-core that apparently “shouldn’t matter to consumers.” And that’s just weird.