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    Would love to hear opinions. On Verizon, currently have HTC DNA. Have had upgrade for a couple months just wanting to use it. Don't want to spend a lot of money. Just like to use upgrade when available so I have an extra phone around in case one gets dropped, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    Would love to hear opinions. On Verizon, currently have HTC DNA. Have had upgrade for a couple months just wanting to use it. Don't want to spend a lot of money. Just like to use upgrade when available so I have an extra phone around in case one gets dropped, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    Would love to hear opinions. On Verizon, currently have HTC DNA. Have had upgrade for a couple months just wanting to use it. Don't want to spend a lot of money. Just like to use upgrade when available so I have an extra phone around in case one gets dropped, etc.

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    I had an S4 for 7 months and then traded it in for a Moto X, and I would not go back. The almost stock android interface with the active notifications and touchless controls is soooo much better than touchwiz. I also get much better battery life and like the look and feel of the Moto X better. The only thing that I liked better about the S4 was that the camera was better.
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    I will not be rooting. I just text, Facebook, Twitter, play some games. The games are just candy crush, slots, read news on internet, etc. I do use it to steam Netflix quite a bit. I take pictures, but nothing major. I do photography, so I believe in using a real camera! I would like for it to get updates timely. Also, good, clear phone calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    I will not be rooting. I just text, Facebook, Twitter, play some games. The games are just candy crush, slots, read news on internet, etc. I do use it to steam Netflix quite a bit. I take pictures, but nothing major. I do photography, so I believe in using a real camera! I would like for it to get updates timely. Also, good, clear phone calls.

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    Games: GS4 purely on specs. You might not even notice any lag on the Moto X though.
    Netflix: GS4 based on screen size.
    Updates: It's almost guaranteed that the Moto X will get updates faster than the GS4.
    Calls: Motorola has a reputation for reception and call quality. Moto X here.
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    I play some games on the Moto X (Rayman Jungle run, solitaire, and Candy Crush mostly) and have not noticed any difference in the performance. My wife watches Netflix on her Moto X and the smaller screen is nicer to hold while watching and also drains the battery less than on the GS4 because it has fewer pixels.
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    Based on yours uses I'd say the Moto X is a good fit. Doesn't seem like you'll be doing anything crazy. At least nothing the Moto X can't handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Games: GS4 purely on specs. You might not even notice any lag on the Moto X though.
    He doesn't need a really specced out phone to play Candy Crush.

    Sounds like a Moto X would be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    He doesn't need a really specced out phone to play Candy Crush.

    Sounds like a Moto X would be good.
    He said mostly. I assumed there would be other games not listed.
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    The games I play do not require big specs......46 year old mom here. Now, my teenage boys are a different story. I am more concerned with reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    The games I play do not require big specs.
    Then definitely get a Moto X. If you're not looking to spend a lot of money and you have an upgrade available that you're looking to use, it's an amazing deal.

    The Moto X can be had for $49.99 with Verizon. The Galaxy S4 is $199.99. No contest in that respect.
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    Actually Verizon online has a special, so I can get moto free. S4 is 50 to upgrade at best buy. Free is always good, especially since I have a $30 upgrade fee.

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    I personally preffer the S4 because the sd card,removable battery and vastly superior camera but to be quite honest I bought my mother a moto X for christmas and it is a beast phone too and does any task with easy man and also is cheaper and if you dont mind the camera not being up to par with the S4 camera you might want to go that route also google backs that phone more than samsung will back the S4 in the future they are both excellent machines though
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    I think Moto X is a better choice for a mom who isn't worrying about specs and phones with removable parts. Even with the Moto X specs it's fast enough to play most 3d games without problem. It might be a dualcore phone, but it's faster than some quadcore phones that come before it.

    It's more about user experience. The S4 might have lots of features but a lot are gimmicks, the features on the MotoX are actually practical. You will get easy notification with Active Display and quick way to search with Always Listening.

    MotoX also have good form factor and fast updates. I believe Goggle will update it longer than Samsung will update their S4. If you need more storage space just get the 32gb version.

    Under other condition such as someone asking for a phone purely for hardware specification or top notch camera quality than I would get the S4 or skip it and buy one of the up coming 2014 flagship, but the Moto X can give a pretty good experience with its unique features.

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    If you just want a good phone that performs great no matter what you throw at it, without all the gimmicks, then get the Moto X.

    I've owned both and while I liked the S4, I love my Moto X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    Would love to hear opinions. On Verizon, currently have HTC DNA. Have had upgrade for a couple months just wanting to use it. Don't want to spend a lot of money. Just like to use upgrade when available so I have an extra phone around in case one gets dropped, etc.
    I'd probably go with the Moto X, especially if you can use Moto Maker.

    S4 has a better display and Camera, but Touchwiz just sucks so much, and the siren call of Vanilla Android would be hard for me to ignore. CPU should be as fast or faster on the X. And it has the always on functionality. Even without Moto Maker the case feels better on the X IMO. Moto X is FAR more likely to see updates in the future than the S4.

    The S4 does have SD and an upgradable battery (which is why I don't give the battery to the X....upgradable/replacable batteries will always be better IMO). And that doesn't suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    The games I play do not require big specs......46 year old mom here. Now, my teenage boys are a different story. I am more concerned with reliable.
    Then Moto X is definitely the answer. Fewer moving parts, stock Android with very good chance of future updates (they will arrive faster as well).

    You will like the always on functionality. I am a huge fan of the Nexus 5, but the always on voice commands on the Moto X are something I envy, and no other phone will have that for a while, if ever.

    Look into Moto Maker and see if you are eligible for it. It's a neat service also unique to the Moto X. You can customize the colors and texture on the case. The new thing is wood cases.

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    Based on the information so far from the OP and her replies, the Moto X seems like the logical choice.
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    My recommendation would be the Moto X. I have played with the X and the S4. The Moto X stomps the S4 by a long shot.
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    Default Re: Moto X or Galaxy S4

    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    Would love to hear opinions. On Verizon, currently have HTC DNA. Have had upgrade for a couple months just wanting to use it. Don't want to spend a lot of money. Just like to use upgrade when available so I have an extra phone around in case one gets dropped, etc.

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    I have an S4. While the screen and camera are far better, I would still trade my phone for the Moto X.
    Software/form-factor and far better radios are more important (at least to me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marki86 View Post
    I will not be rooting. I just text, Facebook, Twitter, play some games. The games are just candy crush, slots, read news on internet, etc. I do use it to steam Netflix quite a bit. I take pictures, but nothing major. I do photography, so I believe in using a real camera! I would like for it to get updates timely. Also, good, clear phone calls.

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    The Moto X is a great device for the average Joe and even tech enthusiasts. I have a X and I love it. The size, feel, and stock android is great. Can't go wrong with it.

    Only problem I have is my call quality isn't all that awesome. Might just be my phone though because I have heard others say that its great with theirs.

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    Why not try the s4 gpe? It has all the features without the touxhwiz bloat

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    Why not try the s4 gpe? It has all the features without the touxhwiz bloat

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