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Motorola X Phone benchmarks confirm mid range device with Android 4.2.2

Newly leaked benchmarks of what looks to be none other than the long rumored Motorola X Phone confirm it's a mid range device, breaks many hearts.

Here's a piece of news that might break many hearts (of Android enthusiasts). All those dreaming about buying the mythical Google-Motorola love child X Phone are in for a huge disappointment, as freshly leaked GFX benchmarks point towards nothing but a mid range device that would probably have impressed you back in 2012, but not anymore.

PhoneArena reports that, concluding from the various X Phone rumors, the Motorola make smartphone will not really be a super phone of sorts (any sorts for that matter); neither will it be a mind blowing Google branded top end smartphone (the name is misleading though in that direction). The device, codenamed "Ghost" packs moderate specs that wouldn't really impress many.

Motorola X Phone "Ghost" Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • 1.7 GHz CPU 
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB Of RAM
  • 4.7 Inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) Display
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • No MicroSD Card Slot
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Motorola's X Phone (model number XT1058) popped up on GFXBenchmarks donning the said specifications. Although the benchmark lists a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, we wonder if it's a quad core or dual core part (as we're inclined to believe it's a dual core, the same as with Sony's Xperia SP). The updated chipset does pack Adreno 320 GPU, so gaming shouldn't be a problem in the alleged 720p display. The benchmark lists 1196 x 720 as the display resolution, suggesting that Motorola has gone for on-screen buttons, as many other manufacturers have with their newer phones. 

The X Phone will come with Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with light customization from Motorola's side. After reading through all this, you won't really find the device to be a stand out or strikingly great, which could perhaps be the same reason why Google's CFO said that Motorola's devices in the pipeline didn't "wow" him, and that Google consequently dropped their X Phone plans.

Source: GFXBench & Techtastic

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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