Update: Looks like I was right unfortunately… To date (November 12, 2013) sales of Moto X have severely disappointed Motorola at only 500,000 units!
I’m not going to rehash all the specs and leaks that’ve occurred around the Google/Motorola love-child phone the Moto X. To sum up the rumors, the Moto X began as a highly spec’d phone with a massive battery, unbreakable sapphire glass and potentially complete water-proofing. To date, the buzz has
died shifted significantly to a phone with unique contextual features, customization options, mid-range everything else and a “meh” 2,200 mAh battery. Quite a shift for a phone which has generated more hype than any other Android phone in history.
If the Moto X truely comes with a 2,200 mAh battery I feel Motorola and Google will have dropped the ball. When the leaks began there was a massive air of excitement, many thought this could be the breakthrough phone for Android that moved innovation to the next level. I was extremely excited for the possibility of a 4,000 mAh battery and the ability to go swimming with my phone, after all, the specs of my current Galaxy S2X are already “good enough” for everything but the most demanding games; two-day battery life and real world durability would’ve brought this phone to the next level!
Unfortunately, as each day passes and I eagerly Google “Moto X leaks” I am left more and more disappointed, only a faint glimmer of hope still exists within me. I can’t help but think with Motorola pushing massive 3,000+ mAh batteries in their current phones, why the heck wouldn’t Google continue this trend, especially given that Motorola is promising superb battery life with the Moto X?
I trust Google not to drop the ball, I really do. However, after wanting this phone for 4 months based on lofty promises, I may just be setting myself up for disappointment…
What do you think?
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!