08-03-2013 02:45 AM
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  1. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm curious what everyone's main gripes are with this phone. From what I've read ,it seems like the phone has a lot of potential. The hardware seems good enough and solid, and if they can really get all day (24 hour) that could be a game changer.

    So really, why is everyone complaining. I think iPhone proved that specs aren't everything. Software plays as much, if not more, of a part.

    Not thrilled the screen is amoled, though.
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    08-01-2013 04:46 PM
  2. Woosh's Avatar
    I'm curious what everyone's main gripes are with this phone. From what I've read ,it seems like the phone has a lot of potential. The hardware seems good enough and solid, and if they can really get all day (24 hour) that could be a game changer.

    So really, why is everyone complaining. I think iPhone proved that specs aren't everything. Software plays as much, if not more, of a part.

    Not thrilled the screen is amoled, though.
    I hope you can edit this title because it hurts my eyes.

    But my main complaint with this phone atm is that I don't know WHEN and the price that it'll be available on T-Mo. If I have to switch to AT&T to get custom I likely will. But I wish they released the entire roadmap of availability already.
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    08-01-2013 04:48 PM
  3. ultravisitor's Avatar
    My only complaints are that the 32b version is exclusive to AT&T and that Moto Maker will be delayed for Verizon.

    Neither are deal breakers, though. I'll still likely get it the first day.
    08-01-2013 04:50 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    Is the specs thing a big deal, though. While I'm obviously not fully sold in it yet (need reviews) I would think that whatever software things they will do will make up for it.

    Right now I'm between either this or the HTC ONE GE. or I might just wait and see what the nexus 5 is,lol

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    I gotta think that's a timed exclusive or the 32gb will be available on Google play soon.
    08-01-2013 04:55 PM
  5. Demur's Avatar
    Is the specs thing a big deal, though. While I'm obviously not fully sold in it yet (need reviews) I would think that whatever software things they will do will make up for it.

    Right now I'm between either this or the HTC ONE GE. or I might just wait and see what the nexus 5 is,lol

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    I gotta think that's a timed exclusive or the 32gb will be available on Google play soon.
    Beware that the HTC One GE is missing important support for T-Mobile's network. The version that T-Mobile sells has the fullest support for T-Mobile, as well as support for AT&T equal to the GE version (to the best of my knowledge -- haven't heard otherwise). I think people have figured out how to convert T-Mobile versions to GE software, but I'm not sure. I think the articles I've seen so far about a Google Play version of the Moto X have said it will only be the 16GB version, which if true is asinine. But so far almost everything about this seems to be asinine, so wouldn't surprise me now.
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    08-01-2013 05:33 PM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I can echo the exclusivity as a complaint, but as for the rest, I haven't seen it. So I can't complain.
    08-01-2013 05:41 PM
  7. anthony2558's Avatar
    Release dates!!!! Why have such an event but you can't tell us when we can get it.... LAME.

    And am I correct that only certain carries are getting the motomaker first? If this is true, that's just plain stupid.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
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    08-01-2013 05:52 PM
  8. ottscay's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of the exclusives given to AT&T, but I imagine they were made in exchange for even more marketing (or floor space prominence) so it might make sense for Motorola. I also would like to see the unlocked version sold online sooner rather than later.
    08-01-2013 06:08 PM
  9. tr-1's Avatar
    Main complaint is Verizon bloat. So sick of this crap.
    A lesser complaint is the screen quality (I keep hearing it's "just OK"). But I'll reserve this judgment until I see it in person
    08-01-2013 06:19 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Carrier exclusives, lack of global availability, tech blog comments.
    msndrstood likes this.
    08-01-2013 07:42 PM
  11. JHBThree's Avatar
    My only complaint is about the storage. But other than that it seems like a pretty solid handset.
    08-01-2013 07:55 PM
  12. hodan's Avatar
    I hope you can edit this title because it hurts my eyes.

    But my main complaint with this phone atm is that I don't know WHEN and the price that it'll be available on T-Mo. If I have to switch to AT&T to get custom I likely will. But I wish they released the entire roadmap of availability already.
    You are really going to switch TO AT&T....for a special plastic back?

    Proof of market.

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    08-01-2013 08:22 PM
  13. hodan's Avatar
    My only complaints are that the 32b version is exclusive to AT&T and that Moto Maker will be delayed for Verizon.

    Neither are deal breakers, though. I'll still likely get it the first day.
    Have you had a phone with an amoled display? Do you only use your phone in the dark?

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    08-01-2013 08:23 PM
  14. anon(5982890)'s Avatar
    Price and availability.

    The Optimus G pro has nearly the same internal specs as the Galaxy S4 and HTC One (1.7ghz Snapdragon 600, 2gb Ram, 32gb storage, 5.5 inch display, 13MP rear-facing camera and 2.1MP front camera, 3140mah battery, wireless charging, IR Remote Control, SD-Card slot). It costs $439 off contract from AT&T. The Moto X is quite inferior in comparison - it should not command a price any higher than $350.

    Also, there is no reason this phone shouldn't be available directly from Motorola unlocked and bloatware free, from day one.
    08-01-2013 08:25 PM
  15. ultravisitor's Avatar
    The Moto X is quite inferior in comparison - it should not command a price any higher than $350.
    Except for the fact that it's made in the US, where workers are not paid slave wages like they are in Asia.
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    08-01-2013 08:29 PM
  16. Stang68's Avatar
    For me, it's the lack of storage options. Really...16gb on Verizon? Ugh. I may go with the Maxx now bleh

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    08-01-2013 08:31 PM
  17. Clocks's Avatar
    Except for the fact that it's made in the US, where workers are not paid slave wages like they are in Asia.
    Its snapped together in the us (assembled), not made in the us. Too much is made overseas to qualify for "made".

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    08-01-2013 08:35 PM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Its snapped together in the us (assembled), not made in the us.
    So your point is...what? Those people working in the factories don't deserve more than the slave wages that are paid to their Asian counterparts?
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    08-01-2013 08:37 PM
  19. Clocks's Avatar
    So your point is...what? Those people working in the factories don't deserve more than the slave wages that are paid to their Asian counterparts?
    "Made in the USA" has an actual FTC definition is the point.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    08-01-2013 08:42 PM
  20. jtc276's Avatar
    I have a ton of problems with this phone. What's strange is that I actual love the design and probably would have bought it yesterday if it would have come out in a 64gb variant. But now I'm not even considering it. Here are my complaints:
    1. Only 16gb and 32gb and the 32gb is exclusive to AT&T. I have AT&T and even I don't think that's fair.
    2. Off contract pricing is ridiculous. And it seems that they're really pushing this as a carrier phone considering a version that you order straight from Motorola for full price with no bloat doesn't seem to exist (yet).
    3. I didn't have a problem with the screen until Phil said that he could, in fact, tell the difference between 720p and 1080p. It might have been a decent trade off if the phone were cheaper, but it isn't, so I don't see the trade off worth it.
    4. I hate how they keep calling this phone a game changer when it isn't. Customizing a phone is a great idea but I'd rather have an uncustomized HTC One than a customized Moto X.
    5. They're treating the European market like ****. This doesn't impact me in any way, but I know that many people overseas were looking forward to this phone and now will never get it.
    6. The fact that this had any Google involvement at all is killing me. What happened to "Don't be evil." In my opinion, this phone is striving to be what Google has tried so hard not to be. It's a carrier phone, has mid-range specs at a top tier price, and it's trying so hard to only hit one target market: the average consumer. And it makes it that much worse that Google is going to spend five hundred million marketing this phone when they could use that money to market the Nexus line.

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    08-01-2013 08:44 PM
  21. anon(5982890)'s Avatar
    Except for the fact that it's made in the US, where workers are not paid slave wages like they are in Asia.
    Get something straight before you finish drinking all the kool-aid: the final assembly point for the Moto x is in the US, that's it. The parts are all still manufactured overseas by the same little Chinese hands as everyone else.

    Motorola unveils Fort Worth-made Moto X phone | Business | Dallas Business, Texas Busine...

    The Moto X is the first smartphone to be assembled in the U.S. Even though the concept of the smartphone was pioneered here and many phones have been designed in the U.S., the vast majority of phones are assembled in Asia.

    With labor costs rising in China, some electronics manufacturers are looking to move manufacturing back to the U.S. Apple is moving production of its Mac Pro desktop computers to the U.S. this year.

    The Fort Worth factory will let Google stamp the phone as Made in the U.S., but assembly is just the last step in the manufacturing process, and accounts for relatively little of the cost of a smartphone.

    The cost largely lies in the chips, battery and display, most of which come from Asian factories. For instance, research firm iSuppli estimates that the components of Samsungs latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, cost $229, while the assembly costs $8.
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    08-01-2013 08:46 PM
  22. ultravisitor's Avatar
    "Made in the USA" has an actual FTC definition is the point.
    Okay, but that doesn't address the point I was making about how much it costs Motorola to have the phone assembled in the US. Thank you, Mr. Non Sequitur.

    I see your point now: it's on the top of your head.
    08-01-2013 08:46 PM
  23. Nelson Guerrero's Avatar
    -720p screen... Which is supposed to be good for the battery but then theres a small battery in the phone so it would just be average battery life in the end.
    -small battery
    -non removable battery
    - No sd card slot
    - 200 dollars on contract (is a mid range phone thats going against the HTC One and Galaxy S4 for the same price)
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    08-01-2013 08:46 PM
  24. Pollster's Avatar
    My complaint is that they announced it and there's nowhere I can play with it tomorrow. If I loved it, I would still wait, but I'd like to check it out first-hand
    08-01-2013 09:46 PM
  25. Infinity's Avatar
    No Qi charging
    Price is too high for specs
    32gb is exclusive to AT&T
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    08-01-2013 09:55 PM
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