The Moto X might not be the greatest thing ever to hit smartphone consumers, but it’s probably worth a gander if you’re due for an upgrade on AT&T and don’t want to spend a week’s worth of pay on a phone.
Previous reports have already revealed that the phone will come with a dual-core Snapdragon with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 4.5-inch (4.7 if you count the on-screen buttons) display.
The MSM8960DT from Qualcomm is no beast compared to some of its top tier offerings, and will run most apps and tasks with no problem. With an AnTuTu score of 18753, though, the Moto X falls short of beating some of the top Android handsets out there (ex. Samsung’s GS4s and HTC’s Ones score in the high 24000’s).
Motorola won’t officially announce the Moto X until August 1, but what we have found out so far about the handset is that it’ll have a limited amount of internal storage. Purportedly, the phone will have only 16GB of internal storage (12GB accessible), and no option to add more with and SD memory card. Another gripe would be the phone has a 2200mAh non-removable battery, which means people will have to tweak the phone for all day use (unless the phone is heavily optimized already) or always have a charger on-hand.
Certainly, the Moto X should have a good subsidized price from carriers that are willing to support the handset. As for whistles and bells, don’t expect the Moto X to drown out all the HTC One and GS4 hype, although, it may have a good chance at killing the iPhone 5.