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Re: One less i-Phone, One more Moto X User
I just converted to Android from years of iOS. I will admit that I still love my iPad Mini and that still think software/games are done very well on the iOS platform. I use iOS (iPad Mini) for gaming. But for my mobile phone, I'm pretty excited about the switch to Android.
I've been using some type of android for the past week. I started out with the LG G2. I was disappointed by the usability of the device. It was mostly that my hand could not adjust to such a large device. I'm very accustomed to the ability to type, browse and do things on the phone using one hand. The LG had a great and large screen, I loved knock-on, the device was overall nice, and the software wasn't all too bad. However, I ran into a bunch of bluetooth issues where I had to reset the phone (entire device was unresponsive), I depend on bluetooth connectivity in the car, and this was yet another 'dealbreaker'. The size prevented me from ever getting comfortable with gripping my phone. A very important app that I use with my wife (groceryIQ) could not sync up, and a few other apps had some random crashes. Overall, not the greatest experience with LG/Android.
I traded my G2 within the 14 day period (only having it for 6 days), for the Moto X last night. I played around with it for several hours last night and I could not be happier at the moment. Size is perfect for my 'iPhone hand'. Bluetooth has been flawless. Active notifications/lock screen detection almost replaces the 'knock-on' feature for the G2. I just pull the phone out of my pocket and it is ready to unlock (or I can check a notification or time). GroceryIQ works! All the same apps I downloaded from the Play store installed and perform well. No crashes or resets needed. The twist to launch camera has already come in handy taking a photo of my kids. Using Nova Launcher and PowerToggles to replace some LG launcher features that I missed. SwiftKey is pretty awesome as well. I NEVER wanted to type out messages/emails on the iPhone. SwiftKey and predictive typing may change that for me.
Overall, I am VERY happy with my first 5 or so hours with the Moto X and their implementation of Android. Yes, out of the box, the software my feel a little featureless, but I love the ability for me to goto the Play store and get the apps I use (on my desktop/iOS/android) and set them as the defaults on the Moto X. Yes, I could probably do the same for the LG, but it seemed like they tied in some extra bloat and there were some things you couldn't disable.
Anyway, I look forward to the rest of my 24 month contract with the Moto X (wish i could've done the wood back though).