If you are a Verizon fan and want to get your hands on the latest Motorola and Google are offering in the Motorola Moto X then you don’t have much waiting to do. If all goes to plan, it looks like Verizon will be releasing their version tomorrow, August 29 in the United States.
This news follows up from the original press event which was set up for August the 1st which did go ahead.
The following day, Motorola then announced that they would not be selling the Moto X overseas. Instead, shoppers over the pond would have to wait for a chopped down version heading their way, leaving many fans understandably disappointing.
So far all reports have been bang on the money.
Verizon is said to be offering the Moto X for $199 when it goes on sale if you are willing to be locked in for a 2 year contract.
The downside is it only comes it two color choices — the woven white and woven black which can be seen in the image above. Both of which are probably the best choices anyway.
The Verizon Moto X will come with the same features that all the other phone carrier options have in this smartphone. It has a physical display of 4.7-inches and starts of running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Because I am updating this post nearly a year later I can tell you it has then gone on to receive the Android 4.3, 4.4 and 4.4.2 KitKat updates since then. Suffice to say it is being looked after OS-wise. The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels and the pixel density is 316 ppi. The technology behind the screen is AMOLED. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Samsung uses the Super AMOLED display for the flagship model. The camera on the Moto X is 10 megapixels, with LED and an aperture of F 2.4. The focal length is 30 mm. The camera also features autofocus, digital zoom, HDR or high Dynamic Range mode, panoramic, touch to focus, Geo tagging and more. For the hardware it has the Motorola X8 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 system chip and a Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait processor.
All that power under the hood is fantastic for a mid-ranger, but people’s most valued mobile real estate comes in the battery so lets take a closer look at what the Moto X can produce. The battery capacity is 2200 mAh and offers 13 hours talk time and 10 days or 240 hours stand-by time. To give our readers a better understanding of how that stacks up against the competition lets take a look at one of the smartphones that have impressed us during 2014 so far, the HTC One M8. The M8 gives 20 hours talk time and 20 days stand-by time. All that is powered by a 2600 mAh battery that is not user replaceable.