Motorola X – Not the Cheaper Nexus

So, I am listening to the Motorola X announcement, and while it looks like a great mid-range phone, I’m sad at the separation that Motorola has said they have between themselves and their owners, Google.

I knew the specifications of the phone for a while, and it seemed pretty decent. I was hoping that the rumours of it being a $200, no contract phone would be true, but alas that’s not the case. It looks like it will be available on Rogers for $189 on a two year contact. It’s retail price looks like it will be in the $400-$600 range off contact.

It is a 4.7 inch screen size, 720p display with a 2,200mAh battery. The camera is a 10MP camera with some special module for increasing low light performance. The Moto X uses a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of non-expandable storage, and a quad-core Adreno 320 GPU. They are saying they can get 24 hour battery life from the phone. It doesn’t launch with stock Android, and a Google Play edition might come out at some point in the future.

I think many people looking for a new Android smartphone should probably look towards picking up the current Google Nexus 4 device, or if you need something super powerful, look towards the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One.

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