u cant trust motorola , as cheaper phones from sony is out and even the xperia nexus is cheap but how do you trust mOTOrola INDIA
Droid Ghost, 08 Aug 2013One of Moto’s top engineers, Iqbal Arshad, sat down for a Q&A with CNET today to discuss h... moreits too long...but Iqbal Arshad thinks moto x is world's new supercomputer becoz motorola pays for his bread and coffee...
One of Moto’s top engineers, Iqbal Arshad, sat down for a Q&A with CNET today to discuss his thoughts on the Moto X, why he thinks it has “world’s first” type of features, and why the technology used in the GS4 or One are inferior to what they have accomplished. This is certainly worth a read. If anything, at least jump to the last question where he talks about future customizable features through MotoMaker.
Arshad on why you don’t need a quad-core CPU, and why their dual-core CPU is not “last year’s”:
For one, we are not using last year’s Qualcomm processor. It’s this year’s processor. It is a dual-core processor, but the thing people have to understand is that in mobile devices, more CPUs don’t necessarily mean better or faster devices. In fact, in most instances no more than two CPUs are being used at any given time. In order to save power, the algorithms controlling the device are often trying to turn off CPUs.
In the stress tests we have conducted on competing devices, we launched 24 websites at once on the device, and none of the devices used more than two CPUs at once to do this.
On changing how smartphones work, and the first dig at Samsung:
If you think about it, the market has been relatively stagnant. Everything is built on these standard chips and displays. And we are all trained to respond to those small incremental changes in these components. But Motorola’s vision is to really change how smartphones work. The small computers we carry around in our pockets aren’t really “smart.” I mean what can you do with the Samsung Galaxy S3 that you can’t do with the Galaxy S4? The answer is nothing.
We aren’t developing technology for technology’s sake. But we are trying to make mobile computing more intelligent.
On how innovative X8 architecture is and why no one else is doing it (Samsung and HTC):
We have come up with a new processing architecture that allows us to do things like touchless control without sacrificing battery power. For a Samsung or HTC device to offer the same kind of functionality would require three batteries. And that is the reason why no one else has done touchless control. Nobody has done it because it kills the device’s battery life.
None of those other processors could do all the noise cancellation and offer the same level of intelligence and still be low power. What we have done with the Moto X has not been done before. It’s the world’s first.
On defeating the spec war that chip and display manufacturers have created:
It’s hard because people are programmed by the industry to look at things like how many cores a chip has or whether the display is 1080p. That’s how chip and display manufacturers differentiate their products. But we’ve spent thousands of engineering hours building a new kind of processing architecture that will really change how people use their phones.
On the Galaxy S4 “beating” the Moto X’s display in terms of pixels per inch:
First of all, what Samsung has done with the GS4 screen is not true 1080p. Instead, Samsung is using a PenTile display. Each pixel is made up of three color sub pixels. It’s missing one of the pixels. We are using a true RGB pattern custom display that gives true color reproduction without wasting battery life.
Samsung is using a graphics processor, but they’re using it the wrong way and their performance is actually worse than ours. They are burning more battery life. In the case of HTC, they’re using an LCD screen, which is simply an inferior technology.
Also, the human eye cannot discern resolution beyond 300 pixels per inch. And we exceed that. So the eye can’t even see the difference. But the human eye can see big differences in color saturation and reproduction. In fact, I’d say that is even more important than resolution. So we decided to focus on that aspect instead.
On adding future customizable features to Moto X (like RAM, screen size, processor, etc.):
We do have a road map for extending the capabilities of the device and customization in the future, but I’ll talk about that in the future.
Yeah, I’d say Arshad has heard about enough when it comes to criticism of the specs of his Moto X.
Card slot is a must have smartphone features, which Motorola has forgotten.
It shows a clear sign of fading from the main stream.
Yes, those are accurate. The HTC One has 4.7 screen too, and compare them side by side, and the Moto X is ways smaller.
So sad for Motorola, there's nothing "innovative" in this phone, No Micro SD slot, 4.7" HD screen(full HD is in now)5" display would've been nice, Dual-core(Quad is the new high standard), Gorilla Glass(Gorilla Glass 3 is available).... Motorola, give us something 2 drool over!!! Not this crap!!! There's chinese made Full-HD phones with better spec's than this crap!!
I like this phone especially the features of the phone. I am waiting for international version. I like to see external SD card, micro sim s9 I can swap card, and price is more competitive. Then I will buy this phone
the internals of the phone are good but design is nothing to boast about...will be a sellout in US(patriotism or anything else) but not in india coz there is no proper support from moto out here...
Is the dimension is correct? Why HTC Desire 500 has bigger dimension than Moto X, but it only has a 4.3 inch screen comparing with Moto X's 4.7 inch?
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2013I hope next version for international market will have MicroSD slot. I agree with you. External memory is inportant for me as I keep so much data in the phone.
I hope next version for international market will have MicroSD slot.
Droid Cameleon, 02 Aug 2013Are you serious? This phone beat a lot of those phones with those S800 chipset like the GS4 8 ... moreAre you serious??? Do you mean the Snapdragon 800 in "S800" or the Exynos Octa??? Because Snapdragon 800 is the ultimate chipset with a faaaar better GPU and CPU than the S4 Pro SoC in the MotoX. Also, you're wrong about the Exynos Octa and Snapdragon 600 phones losing to the MotoX. Can you please double-check??? And can you please check if the MotoX really is H20-proof? Oh, and you saying this has the best Android experience is wrong. LG/Google Nexus is the best pure-stock android because it is blazing fast and lag-free, even with more than 20 open apps.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2013The battery is non-removable and that's not good, a removable one would lengthen the lifespan ... moreThose batteries can be changed in service centers. You see in the case of samsung, users are becoming prone to buy fake batteries coz you cant buy a battery of a one year old device in an instant. example is s2/s3, where can you buy s2/s3 certified battery? Nowhere except you order it in official samsung sevrice center but you still have to wait for weeks coz in its not available in most cases. Those who say phone with non replaceable batteries are disposable are idiots. Its like saying if you broke your screen you throw it immediately.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2013The battery is non-removable and that's not good, a removable one would lengthen the lifespan ... moreTo change battery is not a big issue. You can do by yourself or have repair shop do it for you. If Moto can put battery in, we can take batery out. Very soon you can find video on youtube regarding diassembling the phone.
I just changed bsttery on my Razr. Now I put in 3300 MAH. I did it myself with the help of video thst I downloaded from youtube.
So don't worry about battery. I just see price of X is not justify at the moment