Thinking of switching from HTC One to Moto X
06-07-2014 12:21 PM
- When I got a new phone last year, the choice was always between one of these two devices. I ended up with the HTC One, and do enjoy it.
However, I've still had my eye on the X, and I think I might want to get one this summer.
So I have a couple questions:
Even though I'm in the middle of a contract with Verizon, I could still buy the Moto X for full price and add it to my line, while removing the One. Is this correct?
And I'm thinking of buying a used one through swappa or something like that rather than a new one. Customization really isn't that important to me. Thoughts on this?
I know they go on sale from time to time, and I'd guess there could be a price drop once the X+1 comes out, so waiting for that might not be a bad idea.
Just kicking around some thoughts, and any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 12:27 PM
Well in that case go ahead with the X its a great phone and will be for atleast 1-2 years if it gets one more major android update. I am not sure about the Verizon terms.05-26-2014 01:26 PM
I do have some issues with my One. The camera is developing the purple tint that many people have had issues with. It also requires a factory reset every few months for some reason. Things just lock up and that's the only fix I've found.
The One is also wildly difficult for me to hold unless it is in a case, and I don't like cases. It's slippery.
I'll probably wait until the X+1 is at least announced just to see if they have another sale on X's around then.
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 02:35 PM
- The Moto X is a great phone. I have used a lot of phones over the last few years and it is certainly one of my favorites. I go back to mine whenever I need a phone that is comfortable to carry around and I don't want to worry about it getting broken. It's just that kind of phone. Not to mention all the useful features. It is such an underrated phone.
You can certainly go on swappa and buy one. I use and recommend the site. Just activate it on your current line and then do what you want with your HTC One. Good luck.05-26-2014 03:42 PM
- Yeah, you can just buy a Moto X on the same carrier and swap it for the one that's on your line. No problem, that's what I did. The One is a great phone, but I understand wanting something else. But be warned, I was the same way. Always looking for something new. I had a couple of extra phones at one point. But after I've had the X for 4 months, the only thing I care about is when the x+1 is coming out. It's completely satisfied me. I barely read reviews on other phones now. The fancy stuff on this phone is actually useful. I don't think I could get a different phone without active notifications and the touchless controls. And I use the double shake to start the camera WAY more than I thought I would. Can't hurt to wait though. The X+1 should come out soon. You could probably score a used Moto X for even less then if you wanted to.
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 03:49 PM
- Get the Moto X. I agree with pdaniel219 I have had almost every smartphone out within the last 2 years and the Moto X is by far the most useful and user friendly. The active notifications and moto assist are amazing. LOVE it for when I am driving. Being able to just talk to my phone and have it read me my notifications or send a text is great for when I am in the middle of something like cooking. The X feels great in your hands naked. This is the first phone I have had no desire to buy a case for. The HTC one is like holding a slippery bar of soap. So grab a moto x somewhere and give it a try. The worst case is you don't like it (which I highly doubt) and you can sell it and make your money back.
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 05:47 PM
- I did just that: switched from Htc One to Moto X. I bought the X locally from Craigslist. I loved the One, but was curious about the X. Here is my assessment after about 3 months on the X:
* X has better ergonomics. The One is better than many before it, but the X just edges out with the smaller size. Much easier one-handed.
* I use touchless control a lot, especially in the car. It's the biggest reason I got the X, and it largely lived up to that expectation. Can't say the same about active display.
* Battery wasn't noticeably better than the One, which was kind of let-down.
* Camera on the X is the biggest disappointment. The One takes better pictures and has the best camera app.
I can do with either one, now that the Novelty has worn off. I wouldn't call the X an upgrade from the One. They are just different phones.
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 10:27 PM
Posted via Android Central App05-26-2014 11:31 PM
- I'm thinking about getting a moto x as well from an HTC one. The battery and the features really intrigue me. What scares me is the camera. I am not expecting my cell phone to produce great photos but I definitely want a good camera. How much of a downgrade is the camera from the HTC to the moto x?
There are 3 things I value in a phone: simplicity, battery, and camera. I really want this phone to have a decent camera because I could see myself loving this phone.
Posted via Android Central App05-28-2014 12:51 AM
- I think you guys have to ask yourselves what about the X draws you in. The features and ergonomics are fantastic. I love this thing. I don't love the FFC construction quality, but it by no means turns me off to the device. If you're on Verizon, don't discount the MAXX either.
If you buy, I'd say but new from Moto Maker. With the X+1 around the corner, I bet another sale will come.
Posted via Android Central App05-28-2014 12:30 PM
- Originally Posted by KWKSLVRThe features and ergonomics are fantastic.Originally Posted by KWKSLVRI love this thing. I don't love the FFC construction quality, but it by no means turns me off to the device.Originally Posted by KWKSLVRIf you're on Verizon, don't discount the MAXX either.Originally Posted by KWKSLVRIf you buy, I'd say but new from Moto Maker. With the X+1 around the corner, I bet another sale will come.05-28-2014 02:51 PM
- FFC=Front Facing Camera
Moto X (1st gen): Front Camera Grommet Dislocated
Normally I'm not a Droid fan either. However, the MAXX has the same software and features plus wireless charging, as the Moto X. The difference is ergonomics, and updates appear to be coming to the Moto X a bit quicker than the Droid line.
Ultimately, I picked the MotoX over the Maxx for Moto Maker and the correct assumption (so far) that it would get quick updates.
Side note, if you aren't interested in customization, maybe the Moto G is a good option for you? Granted, there's no active notifications, etc.
Posted via Android Central App05-28-2014 03:13 PM
- The thing that worries me about the moto maker is the resale value. I don't know about you, but I always sell my phone online right after I get a new one. If I want my phone in a certain color and other people don't like it, it'll drop the price.
Posted via Android Central App05-28-2014 03:32 PM
And about customizing your device and it's impact on resale: on swappa there's a red/maroon and black with gold accents X for sale at a fairly reasonable price, but good lord is it ugly (no offense towards anyone with this scheme, just personal preference). I have a feeling it might stay posted for some time or see a pretty significant price drop if they're looking to move it.05-28-2014 04:46 PM
- Welp...I did it. I bought a Developers Edition Moto X and it came in yesterday.
I think if active display worked for me, I'd probably actually like the phone. As of now, though...I've made a huge mistake.
My work emails (on Exchange) don't want to play nice with active display. Hotmail comes through just fine, but the phone is very picky about which Exchange emails it wants to display. If I pick up the phone, the clock and lock icon are there. Once I unlock the phone, boom, there's the email.
Thought it might be a third party app interfering so I tried everything in Safe Mode, but it still wouldn't work consistently.
To say that I'm hugely disappointed would be an understatement.06-05-2014 05:20 PM
- You will be very surprised at how well the camera performs..my wife had the IPhone and now carrying the G2 both of which supposed to have superior cameras..however when ever we take pictures it's always with my moto x..as the pictures come out better..
Posted via Android Central App06-05-2014 09:31 PM
- My work emails (on Exchange) don't want to play nice with active display. Hotmail comes through just fine, but the phone is very picky about which Exchange emails it wants to display. If I pick up the phone, the clock and lock icon are there. Once I unlock the phone, boom, there's the email.06-07-2014 12:21 PM
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