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    Default Worth The Switch?

    Currently have an iPhone 5S. All I know is Apple to this day, I've owned an S4, G2 & HTC One and returned em all. What's really calling my name is the battery life and the size of the Moto X, plus the fact that it's only $49 right now. I'm 17 and all I do is take pictures on Instagram & social network/listen to music 24/7 so that's why i'm turning to you guys and asking.. is it worth the switch? My only concerns is the storage & the camera. I LOVED the fact that I could customize Android phones to my liking as with the 5S.. it's iOS6 w/ cooler icons & a swipe up feature. That's it. AT&T's already mad at me for reverting so many upgrades so I hope this is my final decision. Let me know what you all think.
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    No.

    If all you do is take pictures and you currently own a 5s you'll be returning the Moto X within 3hrs. The Moto X camera is horrible in comparison. Im a HUGE Moto X advocate but I've tried to get 5s owners that are camera only users to cross this bridge and it never happens because of poor X quality pics.

    Everything about the Moto X in my opinion is better than the 5s but the camera, that's all the iPhone has.

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    I mean I take pictures for Instagram & work assignments for class... that's it. So it's not too serious but i'll also be committing to another 2 year so I wanna make sure I love the phone. The only one thing i've found about Apple is that it's more stable.. that's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Raffinan View Post
    I mean I take pictures for Instagram & work assignments for class... that's it. So it's not too serious but i'll also be committing to another 2 year so I wanna make sure I love the phone. The only onte thing i've found about Apple is that it's more stable.. that's all.
    Stability won't be an issue with the Moto X. The androids you've owned were all heavily skinned.

    If camera quality isn't going to get to you I would say give the X a try. The features are what will win you over on top of the customizations you are looking to do.

    When I interact with my phone in the car using moto assist and touchless controls as my phone sits in a Nav dock it makes all of my iPhone owning friends a bit jealous.

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    From what you described as your priorities, I would say your best bet is a 64gb iPhone 5s as it would fulfill both or your requirements: storage (for music, photos, etc.) and great camera. The Moto X and Android are terrific in that they are highly customizable, but it sounds like you're already steeped in the Apple ecosphere. The price of the Moto X on contract is also very appealing, but if you're looking for a primary device for 2 years, I would say go for something that will reliably meet your long term needs rather than quell your short term curiosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethertwist View Post
    From what you described as your priorities, I would say your best bet is a 64gb iPhone 5s as it would fulfill both or your requirements: storage (for music, photos, etc.) and great camera. The Moto X and Android are terrific in that they are highly customizable, but it sounds like you're already steeped in the Apple ecosphere. The price of the Moto X on contract is also very appealing, but if you're looking for a primary device for 2 years, I would say go for something that will reliably meet your long term needs rather than quell your short term curiosity.
    Dang.. this made me think heavy now lol. The one thing I admit missing through on Android - Access to The Pirate Bay lol. I'm just SO tired and fed up with iOS.. It literally is the same thing as every other iPhone i've owned. I might consider giving the X a shot, worst comes to worst i'll just get my 5S back
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    The X very nice. But if pictures are important to you then you may want to consider keeping your 5s. The Moto X camera is worse than my iPhone 5, it might be serviceable. It's low light performance is much worse than the iPhone. The camera is probably the only thing bad about the Moto X. It's great all around. The software is good and no lag. The battery seems really good to me. I love the size, it's not much larger than the iPhone.

    Android does have the occasional hiccup, jittery scrolling here or there, a brief pause moving about, apps crash. But my Nexus 7 behaves very similar so I think that's Android and not the device. Things are far more stable and fluid on iOS.

    I am going to be keeping my iPhone 5 and the Moto X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Raffinan View Post
    Dang.. this made me think heavy now lol. The one thing I admit missing through on Android - Access to The Pirate Bay lol. I'm just SO tired and fed up with iOS.. It literally is the same thing as every other iPhone i've owned. I might consider giving the X a shot, worst comes to worst i'll just get my 5S back
    I agree, iOS is really kind of boring and unexciting. It's hard to ever make it feel like it's your own and the screen size is too small. I had an iPhone 4s for a year and half and it took great pictures and the call quality was good, but it wasn't really fun to use, just functional. I don't take a lot of pictures, but if I did, I would probably stick with iPhone though (or go for a Samsung phone, but TouchWiz is kind of ugly). If you can try the X without commitment, then go for it!
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    I really liked my Galaxy s4.. the only thing was the damn TouchWiz. My phone lagged SO much. That expandable storage was perfection though.
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    EXACTLY. The iPhone is just there.... to be there. It does what it has to do, but that's about it. PLAIN BORING. NO way to customize it unless you jailbreak it but that slows it down slower than TouchWiz w/ the S4.. geez. No win-win here lol.
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    What y'all think
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    If you like Android and hate TouchWiz, then the Moto X is a good bet. The camera really isn't THAT bad. People talk as though it's unusable. It's just inconsistent. Check out the photo thread at the top of the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Raffinan View Post
    I mean I take pictures for Instagram & work assignments for class... that's it. So it's not too serious but i'll also be committing to another 2 year so I wanna make sure I love the phone. The only one thing i've found about Apple is that it's more stable.. that's all.
    the camera isn't bad at all. mine had always worked great and came out with good pictures, we're all not professional photographers here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Raffinan View Post
    I really liked my Galaxy s4.. the only thing was the damn TouchWiz. My phone lagged SO much. That expandable storage was perfection though.
    have you had the HTC One yet? great phone..

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
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    You don't need the lumia to take pictures of your food for Instagram the X camera is plenty decent enough and it's the best phone I've had and I've been the same way as you, I've been thru 5 major phones this year and I'm staying with the X

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
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    I'm no expert photographer, but I haven't had any issues with the camera that weren't due to my own inadequacies at picture taking. My hands aren't the steadiest, so sometimes, the image is blurred, but that's not the fault of the camera. I'm satisfied with the quality of the pictures, but all I'm doing with them is posting them on facebook/instagram or sending them to friends and family - they're no works of art, but really, if you're expecting that from a camera phone, I think your expectations are way too high.
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    Pretty much agree with what most people have said. I tried a 5s for a couple of months and the camera on the moto x is a step down. Everything else about the moto x is better IMO. I had always used android and tried iOS and it just wasn't for me, so if you are really use to iOS, you may not be able to get used to android to fit your needs.
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    I can give first hand experience on this. I have an iPhone 5s and got my Moto X on Tuesday. Honestly it's a good phone for sure. However I would not sign a 2 year contract on it. With the speed of technology advancing I just don't see this lasting that long and still being a viable phone.

    While the OS itself is smooth I don't think it's anywhere near as smooth from top to bottom as iOS. With that said I have a developer account so I am running iOS 7.1 beta 2 and it's drastically improved from 7.0.4 in terms of speed.

    The camera on the moto X is ok at best but it's very inconsistent (check my signature I know a thing or two about photographs lol).

    With all that said I really like the moto x. Fantastic phone, battery is about the same as my iPhone maybe a little better (takes way longer to charge though), feels fantastic in the hand, and I like the screen. Also the active display is pretty cool but my favorite feature was touch less control. Implanted very well.

    Honestly if you have an upgrade now I would keep the iPhone 5s and hold off a few months to see what's coming. Just my 2 pennies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    I can give first hand experience on this. I have an iPhone 5s and got my Moto X on Tuesday. Honestly it's a good phone for sure. However I would not sign a 2 year contract on it. With the speed of technology advancing I just don't see this lasting that long and still being a viable phone.

    While the OS itself is smooth I don't think it's anywhere near as smooth from top to bottom as iOS. With that said I have a developer account so I am running iOS 7.1 beta 2 and it's drastically improved from 7.0.4 in terms of speed.

    The camera on the moto X is ok at best but it's very inconsistent (check my signature I know a thing or two about photographs lol).

    With all that said I really like the moto x. Fantastic phone, battery is about the same as my iPhone maybe a little better (takes way longer to charge though), feels fantastic in the hand, and I like the screen. Also the active display is pretty cool but my favorite feature was touch less control. Implanted very well.

    Honestly if you have an upgrade now I would keep the iPhone 5s and hold off a few months to see what's coming. Just my 2 pennies.
    That helped a lot. I paid $250 for my 5s & Moto is running that $350 deal again so I was possibly thinking about returning the 5s, revert that upgrade & throw another $100 in to get a motp x off contract so I have an upgrade just so I can keep my options open & worst comes to worst, sell the Moto X & re-upgrade.
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    Only makes sense that motorola has something else up their sleeve if their dropping their flagship to $350 off contract..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe Raffinan View Post
    Only makes sense that motorola has something else up their sleeve if their dropping their flagship to $350 off contract..
    I'm not sure, but I think the holiday shopping season is not a Motorola invention.
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    If you were coming from an iPhone 4 or 4S i would say go for it, but you have an iPhone 5S, one of the latest flagships and IMO it wouldn't be worth using up an upgrade to go from one flagship to another unless your really fed up with the iPhone. You should probably just keep your upgrade and wait until next years flagships start coming and use the 5S until then. You could even cover the full cost of that upgrade by selling the 5S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandez21 View Post
    If you were coming from an iPhone 4 or 4S i would say go for it, but you have an iPhone 5S, one of the latest flagships and IMO it wouldn't be worth using up an upgrade to go from one flagship to another unless your really fed up with the iPhone. You should probably just keep your upgrade and wait until next years flagships start coming and use the 5S until then. You could even cover the full cost of that upgrade by selling the 5S.
    Thats why i was thinking to return this 5s and revert my upgrade, get the money & add an extra $100 to get a moto x off contract cause iphones ar eexpensive even when doing an upgrade I paid $260 so at least I still will have an upgrade at my disposal.
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    Oh, my bad. I figured you had the 5S plus another upgrade.

    In that case it might be a good move if you don't mind the camera. I have both plus a note 3, and I have had the HTC One and LG Pro this year and the Moto X is the smoothest and least buggiest version of Android I have ever used. My iPhone is still faster, smoother, and more stable, but not by much. If your tired of the iPhone like you said and you can return it, than I say do it. If your contract is up you could even switch to a prepaid carrier and save even more money, I just moved my wife over to walmart family mobile, $40 a month for unlimited everything with data throttling at 2gb. She's using an iPhone 5.

    Also, if you order through Moto maker, you can get a 32gb model for $50 more to ease your storage concerns.
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