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    Default Nexus 5 or Moto X?

    Which one should I get? I'm on Sprint and in a fringe area. Which one would be better reception wise?


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    Default Re: Nexus 5 or Moto X?

    My Nexus gets good reception, even in weak rural areas. The only phone I've seen beat it is my Blackberry q10.

    My iPhone 5 came close, but the Nexus seems to drop less calls in low signal.

    I'm also on Sprint.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 or Moto X?

    Moto devices for the most part have excellent radios. Since I have not owned one, I couldn't say for sure if the Moto X would be better off than the Nexus 5 in that area.

    Both are good devices in my opinion - I choose the Nexus 5 because I wanted to experience a Nexus device. The Moto X was top on my list before the Nexus 5 announcement. Either way, you can't go wrong with either device. Moto is running a special right now if you decide on getting an X - Reminder: Moto X penny down test drive begins tomorrow | Android Central

    Let us know what you decide on getting .
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    My X got better reception than my N5.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 or Moto X?

    Quote Originally Posted by terryh215 View Post
    Which one should I get? I'm on Sprint and in a fringe area. Which one would be better reception wise?
    Moto is known for having better radios in their hardware than most other Android phones. If reception is your main thing, the Moto X will be better.

    That being said, the Nexus 5 has better hardware in pretty much every other way. And my reception was already decent before, and has improved since the 4.4.3 update.
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    Reception is critical. If it's really bad, you'll kill any phones battery quickly if you're not on wifi. My son owns a Moto X and I have the N5. My opinion is that the N5 is a better, faster, smoother operating device (though both are great phones)...but reception is critical. Buy both and return the one that doesn't perform as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Reception is critical. If it's really bad, you'll kill any phones battery quickly if you're not on wifi. My son owns a Moto X and I have the N5. My opinion is that the N5 is a better, faster, smoother operating device (though both are great phones)...but reception is critical. Buy both and return the one that doesn't perform as well.
    I'd say this. If you have the cash for it.
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    Reception is different in different areas so it's hard for us to tell you what to do.

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