08-03-2013 10:06 AM
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  1. xgman's Avatar
    ho . . hum. I wonder how this compares to the LG G2?
    08-01-2013 04:08 PM
  2. still1's Avatar
    droidlife wrote a stupid article and i was surprised since they write good article most of the time!!!

    almost every Phones that get released has locked bootloader and every phone should come that way for security.

    even Nexus 4,7 and 10 has locked bootloader but is it unlockable is the question??
    Clocks likes this.
    08-01-2013 04:12 PM
  3. cbatiste1993's Avatar
    From The Verge, they're saying that AT&T says the off contract prices are $575 and $630 respectively

    Sent from my HTC One XL using AC Forums mobile app
    08-01-2013 04:14 PM
  4. bandityo's Avatar
    Ridiculous
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 04:16 PM
  5. blazin247's Avatar
    People were expecting "innovations like have never been seen before on Android" (to paraphrase a few of the tech media) in order to make up for the already leaked mid-range specs. Well, the cat is out of the bag and we're not seeing anything all that amazing. This reminds me of the TouchWiz features announced earlier this year with the S4. The word "gimmicks" does cross my mind.
    "Some" people might have been expecting innovations. There is literally nothing "innovative" left to do on the software side- see Samsung and the need for ever-less-useful software gimmicks on each iteration of the Galaxy. My desire for cutting edge has changed within the past year- at this point all I want a phone with a nice screen, great cell radio, great battery life, and enough specs to play any app or game on Play without a hiccup, at $350 or so off-contract. That's the perfect phone for me. I don't care if it's made of aluminum, fossil, plastic, has a 20-core IBM "Watson" SOC, blah blah blah.
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    08-01-2013 04:18 PM
  6. philly's Avatar
    as a motorola fanboy, and a google fanboy.. let me just say this: this phone SUCKS.
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    08-01-2013 04:22 PM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    So AT&T has said $575 off contract for 16gb (OP updated with story link)

    I guess the last step is to see what Google/Moto sell them for directly...the last thing that could save this purchase for me is some reasonable off-contract pricing on verizon.
    08-01-2013 04:29 PM
  8. return_0's Avatar
    Look at the previous contract price of the Nexus 4 on T-Mobile (~$200), or even the current price - $442 from the carrier and $299 from playstore.
    The Nexus 4 was never that expensive on-contract. It wavered between free and $100 on T-Mobile.
    08-01-2013 04:31 PM
  9. ultravisitor's Avatar
    as a motorola fanboy, and a google fanboy.. let me just say this: this phone SUCKS.
    How is it different from the Mini that you said you'd be getting? Neither have s800s, btw, which you said was a requirement for your next phone.
    08-01-2013 04:33 PM
  10. Woosh's Avatar
    The Nexus 4 was never that expensive on-contract. It wavered between free and $100 on T-Mobile.
    That's an off contract price....Just like the N4 from play store has no contract. Why would he compare a contract price to something off contract?
    08-01-2013 04:33 PM
  11. Rule9's Avatar
    So given that this phone on contract costs fairly close to an HTC One or S4, what exactly is it bringing to the table that equals those phones in terms of hardware? Because this promise we've all been hearing about amazing innovations to make up for the mid-range specs doesn't appear to have materialized.
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    08-01-2013 04:36 PM
  12. return_0's Avatar
    That's an off contract price....Just like the N4 from play store has no contract. Why would he compare a contract price to something off contract?
    I think the point he was trying to make was that it's possible to have a phone that's $199 on-contract and $299 off-contract because it's happened before; I was just pointing out that no, it hasn't happened before.
    08-01-2013 04:37 PM
  13. philly's Avatar
    How is it different from the Mini that you said you'd be getting? Neither have s800s, btw, which you said was a requirement for your next phone.
    for starters its 100 dollars more on contract. it was suppose to be nexus like its nothing like that. its pretty much worse than the mini and 100 dollars more.

    its weak in power for its price point, its not even coming with 4.3 and its got bloatware, and the biggest feature of customizing is an ATT exclusive?

    yea the phone sucks. and frankly the mini isnt great by any means. very dissapointed in motorola right now.
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 04:38 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    it was suppose to be nexus like its nothing like that.
    Supposed to be Nexus-like according to whom, though?

    The only people who had that expectation were people buying into and/or creating that rumor.
    08-01-2013 04:42 PM
  15. Woosh's Avatar
    I think the point he was trying to make was that it's possible to have a phone that's $199 on-contract and $299 off-contract because it's happened before; I was just pointing out that no, it hasn't happened before.
    Nah, he was making the point that buying directly from Google is cheaper than from a carrier. Just because AT&T charges $575 for the phone off contract doesn't mean that Google will. Like with what T-Mo did, they originally iirc charged $500 for the N4 and yet you can get it right from Google for $350.
    08-01-2013 04:43 PM
  16. tech_head's Avatar
    The Nexus 4 was never that expensive on-contract. It wavered between free and $100 on T-Mobile.
    Actually at one time it was, and right now $442 from T-Mobile.
    08-01-2013 05:03 PM
  17. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Lol just droping in to say that i called all of this. From the locked bootloader to the price to the fact that this is nothing more than a variation of the droid phones just released. Posted all of this in the original rumor threads... Moto is a very predictable one. No matter who owns them.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 05:12 PM
  18. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Haha def not worth it. Moto fail.

    Sent from my HTC One
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    08-01-2013 05:15 PM
  19. shaytoon21's Avatar
    anyways, moving on. now that moto has failed most people, whats next in line? fall is coming up soon, shall we expect the next nexus and/or OS announcement?
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    08-01-2013 05:18 PM
  20. return_0's Avatar
    right now $442 from T-Mobile.
    Unlocked.
    08-01-2013 05:27 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    Phone is the price of a phone... am I missing something? It has a lesser screen than the 1080p devices, stronger hardware otherwise and arguably (on quantity of) much better software. Wireless charging would have been cool.
    08-01-2013 06:40 PM
  22. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Phone is the price of a phone... am I missing something? It has a lesser screen than the 1080p devices, stronger hardware otherwise and arguably (on quantity of) much better software. Wireless charging would have been cool.
    Where does it have stronger hardware otherwise?

    Sent from my SCH-I535
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    08-01-2013 07:01 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Where does it have stronger hardware otherwise?

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    Camera, battery (both alleged, have not been tested in real world yet, but both are said to be vastly superior), correct button configuration, and despite being based on a dual core S4, the X8 is looking like it provides a faster device, though that is probably more software related than directly a result of the hardware. I'm not saying the Moto X beats the S4 hands down, but they're definitely in the same conversation.
    return_0 likes this.
    08-01-2013 07:06 PM
  24. tx_tuff's Avatar
    What I keep thinking is that the Droids are the last of the old Motorola and the X is the start of the new Motorola. From what we know so far, I think I'd rather move forward rather than stick with the past, especially since I'll probably have this phone for two years.
    While it seems that way from everything you hear the phones are pretty much the same. The same chip, same Ram, same software. The Droids have a bigger screen and the Maxx a bigger battery and 32GB. So on Verizon I would choice the Maxx over the X.

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    08-01-2013 07:36 PM
  25. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Camera, battery (both alleged, have not been tested in real world yet, but both are said to be vastly superior), correct button configuration, and despite being based on a dual core S4, the X8 is looking like it provides a faster device, though that is probably more software related than directly a result of the hardware. I'm not saying the Moto X beats the S4 hands down, but they're definitely in the same conversation.
    Processor is worse there is no denying(though only having 720p sure helps things), camera is a complete unknown at this point(though it has 2 less mp), battery is smaller, no SD support, screen will more than likely be bad(referring to color mostly, it's amoled which is a big let down)

    Lol there is nothing it has better hardware on. There are some places it could match, but not exceed. It is in the same conversation, but not in any way "better". And at the same price and releasing a few months after the s4/one near the next iPhone and nexus, it really needs "better"

    Sent from my SCH-I535

    Edit: and only 16gig if you are anyone other than att is probably the biggest fault...
    Roundpotato likes this.
    08-01-2013 07:44 PM
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