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    So lately I've been thinking about buying a Moto X but I still have some doubts about the phone that are the only thing stopping me from getting it:
    1. burn in: does it get a burn in easily? My current phone doesn't have an OLED display so I don't know how bad it can get. And if it does, can it be 100% fixed with apps like Screen Burn-in Tool?
    2. future proof: I'm planning on keeping this phone for at least 18 months. Since the Moto X is, technically, a dual-core phone (and yes, I know about X8), I'm worried about it not being able to handle heavier apps in the future.
    3. display: is the screen good? I'm deciding between the Nexus 5 and the Moto X and this is important to me. The Nexus 5 has a 1080p screen and 441ppi screen while the Moto X has a 720p and 316ppi. So my question would be is it a huge difference or not?
    4. updates: do you think it will keep getting updates from Google? I know it will stop getting them at some point, but how long until it stops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMMONS View Post
    So lately I've been thinking about buying a Moto X but I still have some doubts about the phone that are the only thing stopping me from getting it:
    1. burn in: does it get a burn in easily? My current phone doesn't have an OLED display so I don't know how bad it can get. And if it does, can it be 100% fixed with apps like Screen Burn-in Tool?
    2. future proof: I'm planning on keeping this phone for at least 18 months. Since the Moto X is, technically, a dual-core phone (and yes, I know about X8), I'm worried about it not being able to handle heavier apps in the future.
    3. display: is the screen good? I'm deciding between the Nexus 5 and the Moto X and this is important to me. The Nexus 5 has a 1080p screen and 441ppi screen while the Moto X has a 720p and 316ppi. So my question would be is it a huge difference or not?
    4. updates: do you think it will keep getting updates from Google? I know it will stop getting them at some point, but how long until it stops?
    1. What do you mean by burn in?
    2. There was a thread regarding this a few days ago and the general opinion was that yes, it should be fine for the next 2 or so years.
    3. Screen is great, I have an S4 which also has a PPI of 441 and I didn't see anything to complain about with the X's display. They use different technologies so you'll have to check them out for yourself to see which you prefer
    4. Should also receive updates for the foreseeable future since it is from a Google company and running near stock-android

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    1. What do you mean by burn in?
    I've read some complains about Moto X's display getting burn ins and it seems to be a normal thing with AMOLED displays.
    Thank you, it really helped
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMMONS View Post
    I've read some complains about Moto X's display getting burn ins and it seems to be a normal thing with AMOLED displays.
    Thank you, it really helped
    Hmm, not sure. I haven't seen it and it's not an issue on my S4 (SAMOLED display)

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    1) I had my phone for about 2 months and half, haven't noticed any burn in. I think burn in can be a issue with any screen, but I guess if you dont let your screen stay on, and let it sit there it shouldnt be a issue at all.
    2) Yes. The software + hardware is exceptionally optimized, plus with 4.4 or was it 4.3, includes TRIM support, though Motorola added a bit extra. This helps it run fast and smooth even in the future. The only thing that is slightly cumbersome is the camera.
    3) The screen to me is great, I haven't played much with some of the other phones, but its good.
    4) Motorola is deteremened to keep this phone updated and working, putting apps on the playstore to bypass carriers, and keeping it stockish so updates are fast. I'm betting the typical 18+ schedule, if not more.
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    Bought it in September and I do have some slight burn in in the nav bar which is noticeable when browsing the web in landscape with the phone turned clockwise. Thinking of cutting my losses and selling bc I don't think the screen on my phone will last for two years. Maybe might pick up a droid mini so I can still have active display.

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    Do you mean by burn in It burns my hand because I can't put it down??
    I heard Google will support the moto x until 2050 but that could be longer.
    How long are you planing to keep the phone? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech addicted View Post
    Do you mean by burn in It burns my hand because I can't put it down??
    No. He means the image of the Moto X will be permanently burned into your retinas because you can't stop looking at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    No. He means the image of the Moto X will be permanently burned into your retinas because you can't stop looking at it.
    Hahaha. That's exactly my problem but I was embarrassed to share it with the world.
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    I believe Motorola stated they plan to support the phone with software updates for 24 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ualrdynodo View Post
    Bought it in September and I do have some slight burn in in the nav bar which is noticeable when browsing the web in landscape with the phone turned clockwise. Thinking of cutting my losses and selling bc I don't think the screen on my phone will last for two years. Maybe might pick up a droid mini so I can still have active display.

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    Have you tried fixing it?
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    I had a Moto X, and had I not purchased the N5 first, I would have likely kept the Moto X. I preferred the saturated colors of the Moto X screen over the N5 supposedly more color accurate screen. I liked the way the colors popped and the deep blacks of the Moto X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Magm View Post
    I had a Moto X, and had I not purchased the N5 first, I would have likely kept the Moto X. I preferred the saturated colors of the Moto X screen over the N5 supposedly more color accurate screen. I liked the way the colors popped and the deep blacks of the Moto X.
    You can make them pop on N5 as well with simple root
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    Burn in can be an issue. I only heard and read about it, and saw in stores, but never had on my phones yet.
    Updates are fast for a none Nexus device, but Nexus is still faster
    Display is great but its a personal preference, some like AMOLED others IPS. IPS on N5 is actually better and colors can be customized with root and kernel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMMONS View Post
    Have you tried fixing it?
    How can you actually fix screen burn in?
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    Default Re: Questions about the Moto X???

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    How can you actually fix screen burn in?
    I've seen people saying you can fix it with some apps (but I don't know if they actually work).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMMONS View Post
    I've seen people saying you can fix it with some apps (but I don't know if they actually work).
    Yeah, didn't know if you had seen it in action. That's one of my worries about this phone. I know it happens, but it shouldn't happen in 2-3 months.
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    If a phone was running the same app constantly, like an in store demo phone for instance, burn in might be an issue with any phone. But the way most people use a phone I wouldn't worry about it. It's not like the screen is a brand new technology. These screens have been used for years.

    BTW the screen looks fantastic. In a small display such as a phone you will not notice a difference between 1080 and 720.

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    Default Re: Questions about the Moto X???

    I had my Moto X since Sept 11,2013. I dont have any screen burn in .I dont run the screen brightness ,about 1/3 of the way up works for me most of the times .

    I will probably wait until an X 2 comes out before I will feel I "might " update

    The screen looks great to me .

    So far the updates for the Moto X have been fast.
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    Default Re: Questions about the Moto X???

    Quote Originally Posted by GadgetGator View Post
    If a phone was running the same app constantly, like an in store demo phone for instance, burn in might be an issue with any phone. But the way most people use a phone I wouldn't worry about it. It's not like the screen is a brand new technology. These screens have been used for years.

    BTW the screen looks fantastic. In a small display such as a phone you will not notice a difference between 1080 and 720.

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    I'm a little worried about that. I use Twitter a lot, so I think I'd get a burn in quickly. And I only use like 50% brightness, maybe this can help me avoid a burn in?
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    For those with both, or had both, moto x and nexus 5, which honestly feels better in the hand?, cos i've got the nexus 5, it feels really nice but i'm thinking of getting the moto x and wanna know if the moto x feels the same or better? and how does the back of the phone exactly feel? is it rubbery smooth like the n5's back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice_Cold_Q View Post
    For those with both, or had both, moto x and nexus 5, which honestly feels better in the hand?, cos i've got the nexus 5, it feels really nice but i'm thinking of getting the moto x and wanna know if the moto x feels the same or better?
    Why not go into a store and hold the Moto X for yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice_Cold_Q View Post
    and how does the back of the phone exactly feel? is it rubbery smooth like the n5's back?
    The dark colors are a nice soft touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice_Cold_Q View Post
    For those with both, or had both, moto x and nexus 5, which honestly feels better in the hand?, cos i've got the nexus 5, it feels really nice but i'm thinking of getting the moto x and wanna know if the moto x feels the same or better? and how does the back of the phone exactly feel? is it rubbery smooth like the n5's back?
    Moto X feels great on hand... I would say there is no other phone which feels great like Moto X.. if you read reviews of moto X one thing everyone mention is how they feel great on hand
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    I have used iPhones since the iPhone 4 when my upgrade rolled around I picked up the s4 but only had it for about 10 days, started finding more assn more things I didn't like about it, swapped it for a 5s and didn't think I'd ever look back then my girl grabbed me a Dev edition moto x for my b-day, on cyber Monday, I was planning on switching it up between the two phones but I put the Sim in the moto and haven't looked back I live this phone feels great in the hand, soft touch would feel that much better, stick android is great with the few features they added being mad useful couldn't imagine not having active display, rocked controls are awesome when laying in bed with the phone next to the computer, can set an alarm with out getting up or touching the phone, like it enough that I'm prolly just going to sell the 5s first phone that actually got me to make the switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMMONS View Post
    So lately I've been thinking about buying a Moto X but I still have some doubts about the phone that are the only thing stopping me from getting it:
    1. burn in: does it get a burn in easily? My current phone doesn't have an OLED display so I don't know how bad it can get. And if it does, can it be 100% fixed with apps like Screen Burn-in Tool?
    2. future proof: I'm planning on keeping this phone for at least 18 months. Since the Moto X is, technically, a dual-core phone (and yes, I know about X8), I'm worried about it not being able to handle heavier apps in the future.
    3. display: is the screen good? I'm deciding between the Nexus 5 and the Moto X and this is important to me. The Nexus 5 has a 1080p screen and 441ppi screen while the Moto X has a 720p and 316ppi. So my question would be is it a huge difference or not?
    4. updates: do you think it will keep getting updates from Google? I know it will stop getting them at some point, but how long until it stops?
    1.
    2. Agree with everyone else.
    3. If you know about the X8 then you answered the question
    4. The screen is pretty awesome. I like IPS screens, but my last two devices have been LED and this one is pretty pleasing to me.
    5. I think the 4.4 update was fairly amazing in it's timing and that's not my expectation for the speed of updates, but I fully expect there to be updates, even if not so quickly. My assumption would be 12-24 months, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was just 1 or 2 more API levels, if Google keeps incrementing.
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