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Re: Metallic Red or Metallic Blue accents... Pics?
For one, the camera is wildly inconsistent and overall just bad. For every one picture that you take that is decent to good, you'll have 10 crappy pictures. It completely messes up white balance and overexposes it to the point where anything that has even a hint of light shining down on it will have white, muted colors. It also takes a long time to snap pictures, especially at night. We're talking like 5-10 seconds just for it to focus in low-light, which can be very annoying when people are waiting for you to snap a picture (which happened to me on halloween night when it took nearly 10 seconds for the camera to focus with flash, causing the subjects of my picture to ask me numerous times if I had taken the picture yet). Coming from the Galaxy S4 (a phone I was not to fond of) I was expecting a similar camera experience, but there really is no comparison. The S4 took amazing pictures, while the G2 just looks like it was taken on an old Droid 2. Pictures from the Moto X after the camera update look really, really good in comparison and the camera seems a lot faster than the G2's.
Originally Posted by Bnjf
Not only that, but the battery life, in my opinion, was great, but not mind-blowing. On the stock LG ROM I managed around 4 hours of screen-on time and with CM10.2 I managed around 3-6 hours of screen-on time, although it was very inconsistent (one day I'd get 6 hours of screen-on time and the next day I'd only get 3 or 4 hours of screen-on time doing the exact same thing). So yeah, battery wasn't amazing like everybody claimed it was. The last reason, while not really a negative, is the buttons on the back. I actually really liked them... just not on the Verizon variant. The location is fine, but they're far to small and similarly shaped, so I would always hit the power button when trying to adjust the volume. Oh, and a side note, the GPS on this phone flat out sucks, and it's not just my phone, either. Many users have reported poor GPS signal, and I've experienced this first hand on stock LG ROMs, custom LG ROMs, and CM10.2. It just doesn't get a good lock. I'll have navigation going while I drive down the highway and instead of the dot being at my location, it'll be maybe 250 feet to the right so when a turn comes up, the whole thing just goes nuts trying to reroute or do this or that.
In contrast, the Moto X comes out of the box running nearly stock Android with some very nice improvements. It also has a wonderful camera after the update that is also very fast. The design is much, much nicer (and with MotoMaker coming to Verizon on Monday, it'll only get better) and the phone is significantly easier to use with one-hand while still having a big display. Battery life has also been reported as very good, with some users even seeing 6 hours of screen-on time (rivaling the G2). The only thing I'm not looking forward too is the downgrade in the display quality, but other than that I'm looking forward to it. I'm still debating whether or not to get a 16GB or 32GB, though.