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  1. jaboop's Avatar
    Do you feel the phone is overpriced for what your getting

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    08-04-2013 11:12 PM
  2. eyesopen1111's Avatar
    So what is the screen on time for the MotoX? Like if you put a movie on loop, how long before a fully charged phone runs to zero charge? I'm worried by your comment that Motorola calculates battery life with various assumptions about "average" use and I want something more objective. Thanks.

    What is the Antutu benchmark score for your device? Can you please run it and take a screen shot for those who are interested?

    Many thanks!

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    08-04-2013 11:43 PM
  3. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Hey phil do you know if moto maker will be availble on the developer and google p,ay editions? Thanks
    08-05-2013 12:12 AM
  4. Practical Performance's Avatar
    Once again. I'm not saying that Motorola should have sold this device at cost. I'm saying they could have traded the ridiculously high margins for market share. Especially given that their components costs are reasonably low and their software development costs are tiny. Even if the build cost was $300, they could have sold this for $400 off-contract and taken in 25% margins.

    In any event, we'll get to see very soon if the public really is as dumb as they think they are and that they can capture marketshare just by offering customization.
    I would NEVER call myself "dumb" or lump myself with "public" with regard to tech knowledge and making a decision such as which smartphone to buy, and I'll be purchasing this phone. I don't want the phone because of customization, I want it because the design and features align closer to what's important to me with regard to a phone.

    A lot of Android enthusiasts are up in arms about the lack of a quad-core processor and a 1080p screen, but I think Motorola's decisions are brilliant and they're got a real winner on their hands.

    Unless gaming or perhaps video processing large files, I doubt there is a perceptible difference in user experience between dual-core and quad-core. The processor in this outperforms 2012 flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it has the same GPU as the Snapdragon 600 in the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Motorola keeps Android near stock and adds useful things to it, rather than changing Android for the sake of differentiation - I hate the S4's skin TouchWiz and I'm not too fond of HTC's sense either. I like stock Android and I like Moto X's software features added on top.

    I applaud Motorola for scaling back on the cores and the screen. On a sub-5 inch phone, 720p and 1080p are nearly indistinguishable and the GPU will actually run faster with a lower resolution. I also would prefer a "smaller" phone with a ~4.5 inch screen instead of a 5 inch monster. I carry this around everywhere in my pocket. We will also see better battery life because of this.

    I turn on my phone and unlock it all the time to glance at notifications - Motorola's active display sounds like a godsend.

    I turn on my phone and unlock it in the car to issue voice commands to call, text, navigate frequently - always-on voice commands sounds fantastic.

    I take most of my photos indoors of my daughter - the Moto X has a clear pixel camera with better low-light performance.

    I hate having to unlock my phone all the time with a PIN - the Moto X has trusted bluetooth sources that will disable the lock screen security, and I read Motorola is working on a NFC "patch" that will do that same thing.

    My Samsung Galaxy Nexus runs Android 4.2.2 pretty well, I would like it a little snappier on occasion, but what really irritates me is the poor battery life. The Moto X is WAY faster with much better battery life.

    Do I wish it were cheaper? Of course. But Moto X is innovative with features that actually matter (unlike the S4's stupid features IMO) in a well-built phone of reasonable size and a great user experience. Moto X gets my $200 over HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and iPhone 5.
    08-05-2013 12:27 PM
  5. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    for most of the same reasons, I am eagerly looking forward to the us versions of the "mini" phones. (s4 and one). The s4 mini, in particular, iuds looking to be a market leader in battery life, and feel goods in the hand.
    hounddogdaddy likes this.
    08-05-2013 03:06 PM
  6. ckalantzis's Avatar
    The video/audio output is slimport like the N4 or one of the other "standards"?
    08-05-2013 03:44 PM
  7. leo's Avatar
    How does the Moto X compare to the new Moto Droid line? If I am in the market for a motorolla device right now and cost is not the deciding factor, what should my preference be?
    08-05-2013 06:16 PM
  8. SteelGator's Avatar
    How does the Moto X compare to the new Moto Droid line? If I am in the market for a motorolla device right now and cost is not the deciding factor, what should my preference be?
    I would love to see somebody that has access to all of these chime in on this question, but here is how I am scoring from what I can read.

    There are no features other than customization/form factor that are exclusive to the Moto X, down to and including the dual LTE antennas. So the Droid Ultra and MAXX will look different, but will have all of the cool features included in the Moto X.

    The MAXX has a slightly bigger screen, much bigger battery, wireless charging and 32GB (vs. 16 GB on the Ultra and X). These will cost you $100, and are well worth it for me. As much as I like the idea of customizing a phone, I like the Maxx extras too much. Since cost is the the object for you, I think this is the decision you will need to make.

    The Ultra has the bigger screen, but all else is essentially equal. At this point, for me the form factor and customization (when it comes) gives the nod to the Moto X over the Ultra. The X just seems like it will be nicer to hold, and eventually you will be able to customize on Verizon as well. The question is, are you willing to wait? If I change my mind and go this route, I will wait for the X.

    I am not interested in the Mini, but it is smaller and will be missing the active display. Giving those up will save you $100.


    TL;DR Maxx > Moto X >Ultra > Mini
    08-05-2013 07:30 PM
  9. Sooman Jeong's Avatar
    Could you figure out the file system of Moto X?
    Vice president of Motorola said they changed the file system to improve performance.
    08-05-2013 11:01 PM
  10. mattopotamus's Avatar
    They would still be locked, however, AT&T should be willing to give you an unlock code if you buy off contract. I think the general consensus is that at some point, there will be Google Play editions? Maybe wait for one of those? (cheaper pricing possibly?)
    more exciting would be a developer edition. You would not loose the important features that motorola added in, but all of the bloatware would be gone.
    08-06-2013 06:25 AM
  11. leo's Avatar
    SteelGator, thank you. Cost is NOT the factor I am deciding on, so if MAXX is better I will definitely get it. I am just really confused by why they would hype the X so much and release it side by side with the MAXX if the MAXX is the premium device. It is really baffling consumer messaging. Can't help but think that the Moto X somehow represents a new generation, while MAXX is best of the old. Or am I overthinking this?

    Would love for an expert to chime in
    08-06-2013 01:49 PM
  12. dpw2atox's Avatar
    The main difference between the X and the Droid Ultra/Maxx besides the screen size and battery is the navigation buttons. One the X they are software buttons while the Droids use physical touch capacitive buttons like previous Droid devices. It really comes down to what you're looking for, as tempted as I am by the Maxx and the insane battery life, the X looks like it's "good enough". I personally prefer the size of the X as well over the new Droids so those are the differentiating features for me.
    08-06-2013 03:44 PM
  13. SteelGator's Avatar
    SteelGator, thank you. Cost is NOT the factor I am deciding on, so if MAXX is better I will definitely get it. I am just really confused by why they would hype the X so much and release it side by side with the MAXX if the MAXX is the premium device. It is really baffling consumer messaging. Can't help but think that the Moto X somehow represents a new generation, while MAXX is best of the old. Or am I overthinking this?

    Would love for an expert to chime in
    I an not an expert, but I think Moto is hyping the X because it is available on all the carriers. The Droids are only on Verizon so they will take the lead on that marketing. Droid marketing and hype is coming. It will be interesting to see how they approach the features. There is the potential for customers to become confused.

    Also, I think you are right in that the X is the new guard, the design of the device seems more elegant. It will be interesting to see if future Droids diverge from then Moto phones. I wish the MAXX had the X design.
    08-06-2013 07:43 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Can't help but think that the Moto X somehow represents a new generation, while MAXX is best of the old. Or am I overthinking this?
    That's exactly one of the reasons why I want an X over one of the Droids. I want to move forward with the new Motorola.
    08-06-2013 07:46 PM
  15. cheeto0's Avatar
    Ive read that t-mobile users will have to buy it from Motorola's site. Will it be a carrier unlocked version or a t-mobile version. And if its carrier unlocked does that mean it will be customizable (motomaker)?
    08-06-2013 08:07 PM
  16. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I wish the MAXX had the X design.
    Yeah... 32gb storage, 3500mAh battery, and wireless charging on the Maxx is a deal breaker.
    08-06-2013 08:25 PM
  17. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    I an not an expert, but I think Moto is hyping the X because it is available on all the carriers...
    this

    As a non-verizon customer, I have zero interest in the droids.
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    08-07-2013 06:01 AM
  18. gnipeh's Avatar
    Do you have CDMA model? If you do, is it GSM sim compatible like... iYouKnowWhat?
    08-07-2013 09:16 AM
  19. robertopod1968's Avatar
    Yeah... 32gb storage, 3500mAh battery, and wireless charging on the Maxx is a deal breaker.
    I think he was saying that he wishes the Maxx looked like the X. Not that it had the same specs as the X.
    08-07-2013 09:18 AM
  20. Capostatuz913's Avatar
    Will the moto X get the latest software update as like the nexus devices directly from google???

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    08-07-2013 09:27 AM
  21. SteelGator's Avatar
    I think he was saying that he wishes the Maxx looked like the X. Not that it had the same specs as the X.
    Yup, that was my point. I do love the Moto X design, but the MAXX battery and storage trump looks for me.

    I am curious to hear about the G2 today, especially if VZW carries it.
    08-07-2013 09:34 AM
  22. David Wright4's Avatar
    Does the Moto X have MHL?
    08-07-2013 05:53 PM
  23. Yogesh Bangar's Avatar
    New awesome android free game Luanch on google play a Fighters of Ocean
    08-08-2013 08:45 AM
  24. accesschristopher's Avatar
    Hey Phil, super excited about this phone ! One question, what's ur average screen on time for a single charge. This is a deal breaker for me. I get on average 2.5 hours of actual on screen with nexus 4 with basic usage. I am hoping for about 4 or more on the moto on average. Is this possible? Thx so much!
    08-08-2013 05:15 PM
  25. jedah's Avatar
    Ive read that t-mobile users will have to buy it from Motorola's site. Will it be a carrier unlocked version or a t-mobile version. And if its carrier unlocked does that mean it will be customizable (motomaker)?
    This is what I'm waiting to hear too.

    This could be the best "small" Android phone. It pained me to recommend an iPhone to a friend last year who wanted a smaller phone. All smaller Android phones had serious user-facing compromises (slap in the face would be a better description).

    Give me the 32GB, moto-maker, and unlocked so I can use on T-Mo, and I may have just found my next phone.
    08-08-2013 10:08 PM
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