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  1. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Motorola take my money.
    08-07-2013 08:52 AM
  2. SolarPlexus's Avatar
    One thing to, also, be taken into account is the fact that most folks will be coming in off of contract obligations.
    So they will likely be coming form previous generation phones (HTC 1X, S3,etc).
    So imagine a non-phone geek walking into a store. They have their S3 In hand ready to trade in.
    They pick up the S4, HTC One, And Moto X. Do you really think they are going to be able to tell the difference in the screens? We know they won't be able to tell a difference in speed (according to review after review after review)
    Now Add the simple things like the Voice Command (Which is cooler than Siri) the active display notifications, and the Assist. (Sure you can do some of the Assist stuff with 3rd party stuff but they aren't going to show that in the store)
    I can definitely see MANY non-phone geeks I know going for the Moto X. And can definitely see that it is worth the price.
    Many folks on this forum care about Benchmarks and "high end" processors and Full HD. But lets be for real. If you are reading this you are less than half of a percent of the market which Apple and Motorola are aiming (at least right now) They want to create a better EXPERIENCE rather than win awards for fastest phone.
    Ry likes this.
    08-07-2013 11:57 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    It seems like my quote of Goldman Sachs' report of $225 for the BOM was $4 off. It's actually closer to $221.

    Teardown Reveals Google's Moto X Costs $221 to Build - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
    Ry and JungleLarry like this.
    08-27-2013 07:29 PM
  4. roadkizzle's Avatar
    It seems like my quote of Goldman Sachs' report of $225 for the BOM was $4 off. It's actually closer to $221.

    Teardown Reveals Google's Moto X Costs $221 to Build - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
    I find it interesting compared to the Galaxy S4. The Moto X's display costs $62.50 while the Galaxy S4's costs $75.00.

    The amazing part is that apparently Samsung spends $20 per phone for their Snapdragon 600 processors while Motorola pays $28 for each of their custom Snapdragon S4's.

    I think it's quite clear that Motorola did not make their design decisions in an attempt to cut costs as opposed to making a great phone.

    The Galaxy S4 overall costs $237 which is only $16 more than the Moto X. I have no idea how people can claim the Moto X justifies a $99 on-contract price.

    Teardown Reveals Samsung Galaxy S4 Costs $237 to Build - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
    08-27-2013 09:01 PM
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