A look at technical specs for selected phones

Motorola, the inventor of the cellphone, is hoping to regain its stature with the Moto X, the first smartphone designed under its new owner, Google. The new Moto X offers a range of customization options. Here are the technical details on the new device along with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Apple’s iPhone 5.

Tech specs for Moto X:

— Manufacturer: Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility.

— Display: 4.7 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels (316 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. No option to expand, but phone comes with free 50 GB of storage on Google Drive for two years, in addition to the normal 15 GB.

— Size: height: 5.09 inches; width: 2.57 inches; depth: 0.41 inch at thickest point (129.3 by 65.3 by 10.4 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.59 ounces (130 grams)

— Cameras: 10-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

—Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: 2,200 milliampere-hours. Talk time is 13 hours, according to manufacturer. Battery cannot be replaced by user.

— Processor: 1.7 gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4.

— U.S. wireless carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular. Customization options through AT&T only at first.

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

— Other features: Near-field communications; a chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones. Can customize colors and add personal greeting on back cover and when phone turns on.

— Availability: Late August or early September.

Tech specs for Samsung Galaxy S4:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 5 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (441 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 64 gigabytes.

— Size: height: 5.38 inches; width: 2.74 inches; depth: 0.31 inch (136.6 by 69.8 by 7.9 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.59 ounces (130 grams)

— Cameras: 13-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

—Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: 2,600 milliampere-hours. Talk time is 17 hours, as provided by phone carriers. According to T-Mobile, up to 69 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Up to 8 hours of Internet use on 3G and 4G, 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— Processor: 1.9 gigahertz quad-core

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, among others.

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Other features: Near-field communications; a chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in April.

Tech specs for iPhone 5:

— Manufacturer: Apple Inc.

— Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels (326 pixels per inch).

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes. Not expandable with memory card.

— Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 by 59 by 7.6 millimeters)

— Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

— Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio

— Battery life: Apple does not list battery capacity, but reports pin it at 1,440 milliampere-hours. According to Apple, talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on 3G and LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.

— Processor: Apple A6 chip. Apple does not list its speed.

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and others.

— Operating system: Apple’s iOS 6. New operating system expected this fall.

— Availability: Launched in the U.S. in September 2012. New model likely this fall.

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