The Motorola Moto X was Motorola's 2013 flagship smartphone. It was the first device to have ever been released by Motorola entirely under Google ownership. The phone was released in the fall of 2013.


  • Bluetooth® 4.0 LE + EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE - UMTS/HSPA + up to 42 Mbps - CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only) - 4G LTE
  • 2G/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE bands
  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G UMTS bands
  • 850/900/ AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps (B5/B8/B4/B2/B1)
  • 4G LTE bands
  • (GSM Unlocked model only)
  • 700/AWS/1900MHz (B17/B4/B2)
  • 4.7" AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720p
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Operating system
  • Android 4.4 KitKat®

  • Water repellent coating
  • Width 65.3mm; Height 129.4mm
  • Weight 130G
  • Curve 5.7 -10.4mm
  • 2200 mAh. Mixed usage up to 24 hours
Rear-Facing Camera
  • 1080p HD video (30 fps)
Front Facing Camera
  • 2MP photo
  • 1080p HD video
  • Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System which includes a software optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU), a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB standard storage, 32 GB version available online.
  • 2 years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive.


Pre-Release Rumors

Prior to release of the Moto X, there were many rumors about the device. It was referred to as the "Motorola X Phone", and was rumored to run stock Android instead of Motoblur, Motorola's customized Android OS.

The rumors were mainly focused around the hardware rather than the software. Most rumors stated that the phone would be highly customizable. Other rumors stated that the buyer be able to pick his or her own storage space, or just the phone's color, while some of the more extreme rumors have said that you'll be able to customize nearly everything. This included processor, RAM, carrier, color, storage, and several other things could all be custom ordered.

Another rumor was that the phone would have a special button on the back. When pressed, a certain action would happen. This action could possibly launch an app, or perform some other function.