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    Default It's here and now I decided to pass

    my primary concern is HTC Sense. After watching the droid life review, this became apparent. I loved everythign about the Inc and the Inc2, but after experiencing stock android on a GN and N4, I think I'm going to go with the Moto X.

    I should add that I really wanted the all metal phone.
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    I hope you enjoy your X. Stock Android is awesome, however since I run a launcher anyway a lot of it is lost on me. Action Launcher replaces the app drawer and homescreens so other than icons and the menus (which aren't a big deal to me) I can run whatever interface is on the hardware I want. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Kenyon View Post
    I hope you enjoy your X. Stock Android is awesome, however since I run a launcher anyway a lot of it is lost on me. Action Launcher replaces the app drawer and homescreens so other than icons and the menus (which aren't a big deal to me) I can run whatever interface is on the hardware I want. Just a thought.
    I agree, I like stock android other than maybe Touchwiz UI. The HTC ONE is too good to pass up for me so I'm going to get it now
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    well....alright then.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Kenyon View Post
    I hope you enjoy your X. Stock Android is awesome, however since I run a launcher anyway a lot of it is lost on me. Action Launcher replaces the app drawer and homescreens so other than icons and the menus (which aren't a big deal to me) I can run whatever interface is on the hardware I want. Just a thought.
    Great thought and one I considered, but I havent had time to learn to root yet. If I had spent that time, I probably would not want to throw my GN against the wall.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    The x is a mid range phone with a flagship price. And Id be shocked if the camera were any good. Pass

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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    I decided to pass until I get a chance to use/see the g2 and one side by side

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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by freddyttt View Post
    The x is a mid range phone with a flagship price. And Id be shocked if the camera were any good. Pass

    Sent from my ADR6350 using AC Forums mobile app
    Smartphones are about the experience to me. Stock Android is ideal in my mind. While it doesn't have the specs of the One, every review was positive about the OS and App smoothness. Not sure if this will stand the test of time though. I'd much prefer a non-plastic phone, but everything is a trade off.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    The X's poor camera was the deal breaker for me. Hopefully, it gets fixed with software updates.
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    Thats the problem, we all assume specs dictate experience. Thats not true, they are ONE factor in the experience and most people make them out to be THE factor when they are not. Motorola is attempting to debunk this myth and correctly inform the public. My Droid Maxx's screen looks damn fine standing next to my *now retired* 1080p DNA. The only major difference, which I knew with AMOLDs, is the color saturation. Im a 22 yr old with very good vision and I don't notice the pixels on either phone. So for those of you who scream when your hear 720p, actually compare the screens because you will be pleasently surpised.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
    Great thought and one I considered, but I havent had time to learn to root yet.
    FWIW, none of what he said requires rooting. You can install a free launcher and make the look and feel of your phone totally different from Sense or the stock launcher.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    FWIW, none of what he said requires rooting. You can install a free launcher and make the look and feel of your phone totally different from Sense or the stock launcher.
    Thank you. I didnt know that. I'll do some research on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    FWIW, none of what he said requires rooting. You can install a free launcher and make the look and feel of your phone totally different from Sense or the stock launcher.
    It's important that the OP keeps in mind that a launcher only changes the home screen and app drawer. Every other customization that's been made by the OEM's skin is still present. If they changed the notification shade and you don't like it, you're still going to see it every time you pull it down. If you hate the lockscreen...still there. If you hate the menu system, etc. that's all going to be in your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighTechToid View Post
    It's important that the OP keeps in mind that a launcher only changes the home screen and app drawer. Every other customization that's been made by the OEM's skin is still present. If they changed the notification shade and you don't like it, you're still going to see it every time you pull it down. If you hate the lockscreen...still there. If you hate the menu system, etc. that's all going to be in your face.
    The notification shade can be customized to an extent without rooting. The lock screen can definitely be customized with WidgetLocker, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
    my primary concern is HTC Sense. After watching the droid life review, this became apparent. I loved everythign about the Inc and the Inc2, but after experiencing stock android on a GN and N4, I think I'm going to go with the Moto X.

    I should add that I really wanted the all metal phone.
    Nova launcher fixes this, I've used it on every phone. Plus with the bootloader being unlocked, we'll see stock Roms from the Google play edition ported.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    The notification shade can be customized to an extent without rooting. The lock screen can definitely be customized with WidgetLocker, too.
    That's true. I haven't seen any good customization's for the notification shade that worked as well as they should (at least not on the smartphones I've had). And I completely forgot about WidgetLocker. I'm not a huge fan of overly customizing the standard experience, though, as that - from my own personal experience - has led to too much ram being eaten up and performance issues. Some OEM skins react differently to a lot of those types of things so results may vary. Won't know until you test it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandoff View Post
    Thats the problem, we all assume specs dictate experience. Thats not true, they are ONE factor in the experience and most people make them out to be THE factor when they are not. Motorola is attempting to debunk this myth and correctly inform the public. My Droid Maxx's screen looks damn fine standing next to my *now retired* 1080p DNA. The only major difference, which I knew with AMOLDs, is the color saturation. Im a 22 yr old with very good vision and I don't notice the pixels on either phone. So for those of you who scream when your hear 720p, actually compare the screens because you will be pleasently surpised.
    I did compare the screens and I can certainly tell the difference between the Maxx and the HTC One. No contest. 720p should be passable to most users, especially those that haven't owned a 1080p device. The camera is absolutely worthless on the X and Maxx compared to the HTC One and S4. For people that don't care about the camera the Maxx should work for them. I found too many shortcomings with the Maxx so I returned it and picked up a One. This is truly the best all around smartphone I have owned, even better than my S4, Note 2, Maxx, Lumia 928 and Razr Maxx HD.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    I would agree, I just picked up the One today (obviously) but so far it's the best Android experience I have had so far. That's saying a lot because I loved the Note 2.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    They definitely make a good point with launchers and lock screen customizations. None of that requires root.

    I use Nova on my Galaxy S3 so get more of an Android experience (rather than Touchwiz) but Touchwiz still remains underneath....so I still have the awesome camera and somewhat cool gesture controls and split screen functionality. But my launcher/screens look nothing like Touchwiz. It's only when you do things like open the camera or the dialer that Touchwiz shows through again.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
    Smartphones are about the experience to me. Stock Android is ideal in my mind. While it doesn't have the specs of the One, every review was positive about the OS and App smoothness. Not sure if this will stand the test of time though. I'd much prefer a non-plastic phone, but everything is a trade off.
    I agree. I could care less about the "specs" of the internals (processor/ram, etc.) Age seems to affect the performance of these phones - that would be my concern going forward. In 2014 - would I still want the X? Not sure.

    I can't imagine giving up my One, ever. I will use this One as an mp3 player FOREVER.
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Never used a stock launcher, touchwiz, blur, blah, sense.....
    48 hours with the One and thinking it's the best Android phone to date. Yes, I've had most of the top phones (Nexus, Galaxy, DNA, etc.).
    Like a lot about the Moto X but cannot imagine going back to 720 and **** poor camera. Why would anyone want that?
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    Default Re: It's here and now I decided to pass

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
    after experiencing stock android on a GN and N4, I think I'm going to go with the Moto X.
    Why not a Droid Ultra, way thinner than the Moto X.
    Quote Originally Posted by roadrat View Post
    I should add that I really wanted the all metal phone.
    You could always load a Google Edition ROM onto the Verizon One...
    Quote Originally Posted by hodan View Post
    I can't imagine giving up my One, ever. I will use this One as an mp3 player FOREVER.
    Thought you'd pick a device with a bit more storage... :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 View Post
    Why not a Droid Ultra, way thinner than the Moto X.

    You could always load a Google Edition ROM onto the Verizon One...

    Thought you'd pick a device with a bit more storage... :P
    I own 100gb of music. The only mp3 player that can hold that much is an iPod classic, and they're a ton of money, or I could stick a giant hard drive into my iPod 5g, and hack the O/S so I didn't have to use iTunes, but that at least $150...so the One with Google Music, it is! Not to mention that the One sounds better than my iPod through my car speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodan View Post
    I own 100gb of music. The only mp3 player that can hold that much is an iPod classic, and they're a ton of money, or I could stick a giant hard drive into my iPod 5g, and hack the O/S so I didn't have to use iTunes, but that at least $150...so the One with Google Music, it is! Not to mention that the One sounds better than my iPod through my car speakers.
    Cowon.
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