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    Default New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Hey there everyone! I have an upgrade available and was wondering which phone I should get. Please make any suggestions, but the two that I have my eyes on are the moto x and the lg g2. Also I'm on Verizon. Thanks!
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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    A vote for the X. I love this phone. Blows my old S3 out of the water in everything. My S3 was rooted, AOSP ROM, debloated, battery friendly kernel and slightly overclocked.

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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Pessotti View Post
    Hey there everyone! I have an upgrade available and was wondering which phone I should get. Please make any suggestions, but the two that I have my eyes on are the moto x and the lg g2. Also I'm on Verizon. Thanks!
    Did you post this question in the LG G2 thread? If not then I think the Moto X is the phone that you really want. I have a Moto X and it's a great device. It may not have the 1080p display but it works perfectly fine for me. It's fluid and it has useful features. Active Display is something that has never been done before by an OEM. I also like the touchless control as well. Not to mention MotoMaker. Can't do that with the G2. But it's your decision to make. Oh yeah, the Moto X also has KitKat as well. And that was on Verizon 1st. Who knew?!
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    No reason to be stuck between those two. You know what type of responses you'll get from those of us on the moto x section of the forum :-)

    Get the moto x and you'll be happy you did. Great form factor, practically vanilla android, useful extra features (touchless control, active notifications, etc.), quickest updates of any non-nexus device (if recent events dictate future ones), superb performance despite what appear to be mediocre specs due to excellent optimization between software and hardware, good battery life, and the list goes on. Needless to say, I have and love my moto x (developer edition on VZW). I switched over from an iPhone and have zero regrets so far (other than a sub par camera experience, but moto is taking the right steps in trying to improve it as much as they can with software updates).

    I can't comment much on the G2 but all I'll say is buttons on the back and LG's android skin are not everyone's cup of tea. Go to a store and play with both to see what you like and don't like about the hardware and software.

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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    A vote for the X. I love this phone. Blows my old S3 out of the water in everything. My S3 was rooted, AOSP ROM, debloated, battery friendly kernel and slightly overclocked.
    Nice i have an s3 right now. I'm Just used to a larger screen, that's why I'm stuck between these phones.

    Quote Originally Posted by radgatt View Post
    Did you post this question in the LG G2 thread? If not then I think the Moto X is the phone that you really want. I have a Moto X and it's a great device. It may not have the 1080p display but it works perfectly fine for me. It's fluid and it has useful features. Active Display is something that has never been done before by an OEM. I also like the touchless control as well. Not to mention MotoMaker. Can't do that with the G2. But it's your decision to make. Oh yeah, the Moto X also has KitKat as well. And that was on Verizon 1st. Who knew?!
    well here is the thing. I love playing games on my phone, I hear that the G2 has top of the line specs which is awesome, but like you said the moto x apparently is like a nexus and gets updated very very quick.
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    Well I have a g2 so I think that's what you should get. Seriously though, like the above guy said, go try them out at the store and see which one YOU like better. Your not gonna get to many unbiased replies on a phone specific forum.

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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Pessotti View Post
    Nice i have an s3 right now. I'm Just used to a larger screen, that's why I'm stuck between these phones.
    S3 is 4.8 inches diagonally. Moto X is 4.7 inches. What you will be missing is useless bezel.

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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by adanick2 View Post
    Well I have a g2 so I think that's what you should get. Seriously though, like the above guy said, go try them out at the store and see which one YOU like better. Your not gonna get to many unbiased replies on a phone specific forum.
    you're right. i'm going to the mall today and i'm going to try them both out. just wanted to get some opinions from people that already have the phone. I also made this thread on the G2 forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    S3 is 4.8 inches diagonally. Moto X is 4.7 inches. What you will be missing is useless bezel.
    oh well if that's the case then one more reason to go for moto x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Pessotti View Post
    oh well if that's then one more reason to go for moto x.
    You can also get a Moto X for $150 off full retail or 50% off on contract with any of the big four carriers. (Bamboo back not included.)

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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Pessotti View Post
    Nice i have an s3 right now. I'm Just used to a larger screen, that's why I'm stuck between these phones.

    well here is the thing. I love playing games on my phone, I hear that the G2 has top of the line specs which is awesome, but like you said the moto x apparently is like a nexus and gets updated very very quick.
    If playing games are more important to you then getting updates then get the G2. If having your phone on the latest OS is most important then get the Moto X. With Moto being owned by Google they have Google people working on their phones so it's only going to get better from the software end of things. But the screen on the G2 is bigger and brighter than on the Moto X. You would have more room to play the games you want to play on the G2. This is something that is totally up to you. Weigh your options...I get the feeling that you won't be regretting your decision either way you go. I'll put it to you this way, I'd say try the G2 first for 14 days and if you don't like it return it within the return time frame and get the Moto X. The Moto X on contract price was reduced so you shouldn't have to pay any extra if you were to return it. You'd lose the restocking fee but it will still be enough to cover the Moto X. Just a suggestion...
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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    The X does make wonderful use of the software with it's hardware. On paper, it doesn't look like much, but Moto proved that specs don't always mean everything.

    Now, don't get me wrong, the G2 I have heard is a nice phone. But, yes, the best thing to do is to go in and handle them yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    S3 is 4.8 inches diagonally. Moto X is 4.7 inches. What you will be missing is useless bezel.
    The Moto X has soft buttons so available screen size under most circumstances will be reduced by more than 0.1". When it counts (photos, videos, games), the soft keys auto hide. If having max screen size all the time is important for you, the G2 would be better.

    I'm coming from an S3 too and I seem to be one of the few that liked the physical home button. At first, I didn't like the X's soft keys but this thing is so quick and smooth the task switching soft button sees a ton of use. It is so much easier to use than long pressing the S3's home button.

    Subjectively speaking, compared to my new Moto X, the G2 and my old S3 feel... cheesy and cheap. Build quality and software experience don't compare. Try then out for yourself and decide. Good luck!
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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    The size, near AOSP interface (with added features that I actually use), and the awesome support Motorola has shown for the device is what makes me choose the Moto X over the G2 every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    The size, near AOSP interface (with added features that I actually use), and the awesome support Motorola has shown for the device is what makes me choose the Moto X over the G2 every time.
    Same.
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    Just picked up the new white G2 for my wife on Verizon, and I have a Moto X. Each fits what we need perfectly. She's big on pix and the G2 has arguably the best camera out there. The X on the other hand has a camera that is just fine for me. Little things like that. Do a pros/cons and see what you come up with.
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    Default Re: New phone time! stuck between moto x and Lg G2.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabets View Post
    Just picked up the new white G2 for my wife on Verizon, and I have a Moto X. Each fits what we need perfectly. She's big on pix anf the G2 has arguably the best camera out there. The X on the other hand has a camera that is juts fine for me. Little things like that. Do a pros/cons and see what you come up with.
    Yeah, if camera is a big deal to you, get the G2.
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    Thought I'd chime in since I had the same dilemma a few months ago. I had the Galaxy Nexus and was up for an upgrade. I tried the G2 first because of the gorgeous 5 inch screen, top notch specs, and plentiful customization options. However, after a couple of weeks, there were a few things that really bugged me about it...

    1. It was a PITA to adjust the volume when it was in a car dock since the buttons were at the back. It would've been tolerable if there was a volume slider in the notification shade but no such luck.

    2. The Roboto font wasn't applied correctly. Only normal and bold is available, so apps that used Roboto Light and italic like the Play Store and DashClock didn't render correctly. Do a Google search for details. It could be fixed by rooting the phone but I didn't want to have to go that route.

    3. With polarized sunglasses, the phone screen turns black when viewed in landscape. I was at a theme park and I had to remove my sunglasses when I took a picture. That got old real fast.

    I'm sure that these issues aren't a big deal for most but it really kept me from really enjoying the G2. The Moto X, on the other hand, didn't have these issues and was everything that I wanted my Galaxy Nexus to be and more. My vote...

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    I returned my moto x and went back to my gs3. Camera and exchange issues made it not worth the incremental cost to me. But I it looks like moto will be running these $150 off promos regularly so I'll pick one up once those two issues are fixed. Otherwise the phone is killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvandroid View Post
    Moto X . . . was everything that I wanted my Galaxy Nexus to be and more.
    My thoughts exactly!!!! As long as we get updates quickly, of course.
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    Like others have suggested the best thing you can do is go use them both yourself.

    If I were to buy a phone today it would be the G2

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    It really depends on you. Gaming and performance intensive tasks will go to the G2, and will be a joy on that spacious screen. The moto x however, has genuinely useful features and Motorola seems to be pretty adamant about keeping up to date.

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    Any reason NOT to get the Drops Maxx? I have the Moto X and I love it but the drops has everything the Moto has plus better battery life and a bigger screen. If I was with Verizon I would pick it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaels_epp View Post
    Any reason NOT to get the Drops Maxx? I have the Moto X and I love it but the drops has everything the Moto has plus better battery life and a bigger screen. If I was with Verizon I would pick it.
    Was about to suggest this but you beat me to it! Not sure if it's compatible with AT&T's bands, but too bad Motorola won't sell it directly, non-contract and unlocked, with big discounts like the Moto X. The increased battery capacity and slightly larger screen would be nice. It also looks like the Droids will get KitKat soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaels_epp View Post
    Any reason NOT to get the Drops Maxx? I have the Moto X and I love it but the drops has everything the Moto has plus better battery life and a bigger screen. If I was with Verizon I would pick it.
    The main thing is though do you want a Droid Maxx? When I got my Moto X, I checked out the Droid Maxx but, unless you have some big hands, its unusable in one hand. The bigger battery life, and screen was attractive, but when it came down to it the Moto X is better in one hand, more pocketable, and has a slew of accessory support. No doubt the Droid Maxx is awesome, but unless you can handle the size the Moto X will be fine. And speaking of battery life, I get a day of usage with at least 5 hours of onscreen time every day, and still have enough near midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaels_epp View Post
    Any reason NOT to get the Drops Maxx? I have the Moto X and I love it but the drops has everything the Moto has plus better battery life and a bigger screen. If I was with Verizon I would pick it.
    Well, there's the fact that the Droid Maxx is not seeing as much support as the Moto X, software or otherwise. There's also the size, which isn't as friendly, and the ugly capacitive buttons. And the ugly everything that is Droid.

    I'm on Verizon and gladly picked the Moto X over the Maxx.
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