I hate to say it, but differentiation is nearly dead in recent Samsung Galaxy iterations. Sure, the S4 is probably better in all ways, but that’s kind of like the iPhone 5: “meh.” I thought for sure I’d want the S4, my plan for the last year has been to upgrade from the formidable S2 to the S4. At the time, this was naturally going to occur, no doubt about it. Then, yesterday, the Motorola X Phone leaks occurred.
Did you catch the leaks? If not, quickly, Motorola has potentially made the X Phone 100% water-proof, as in, take-it-in-the-bath-no-worries-mate-it’s-all-good water-proof. That’s incredible, and a feat only made possible by newer nanotechnology. Surprisingly this technology, using nano particles to coat all electronic surfaces preventing water penetration, has actually been around for a couple years. Given that this technology already exists, there’s a real possibility Google (they own Motorola now) may actually deliver the first mass-market water-proof phone in early May 2013! How cool is that, right?
So why did Google do this? Well the answer is due to the X Phone’s massive 4,000 mAh battery (more than twice the size of the S2’s)! Battery you say? Yes, I say. Because Google knew that they needed a smartphone so different and unique that it could stop the Samsung Galaxy zombies in their tracks and make them think twice. A huge battery is the left hook, the water-proofing is the right cross add them together: KO.
I definitely thought twice yesterday, though today, there’s no second guessing. I’m getting a Motorola X Phone, the idea of 2-3 day battery life as well as total water-proofing has definitely sold me. Upon telling others about this phone, I get the EXACT same response. I hate to say it, but if these leaks are true: “watch your back Samsung.”
Google would be smart to pull the trigger on an incredible phone like this right now. As performance reaches diminishing returns (there is no such word as “instanter” after all) it’s not a huge deal to upgrade from a quad-core to a octa-core. Also, screen technology has gotten pretty good all around and this phone is no different, it’s simply not enough to compete on horsepower and display quality. Something newer and more unique is just begging for a large chunk of the smartphone space.
I’m excited that Google may release the X Phone water-proof and full of juice. I know if they did, and if they got their act together to manufacture enough supply, I’d buy that phone tomorrow! Try to find 5 Android fans who don’t agree with me, I bet you can’t!
I need my X Phone fix and I need it now (you there Moto?)!
Ryan is a self-taught Android developer who’s passionate about designing powerful apps with simple & intuitive user interfaces.
Ryan’s currently maintaining his hit app Kids Zone as it continues to rapidly grow each day. When not fixing bugs and writing features you’ll find Ryan out for a drive, working out or petting his chihuahuas!