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  1. emirozmen's Avatar
    Engadget is also up.

    By the way, I hope people are relieved by the battery life. I didn't get why they didn't believe Motorola's claim...


    Review URL: Moto X review | The Verge
    Paisley, Ry, SteelGator and 2 others like this.
    08-05-2013 03:13 PM
  2. SteelGator's Avatar
    Engadget is also up.

    By the way, I hope people are relieved by the battery life. I didn't get why they didn't believe Motorola's claim...


    Review URL: Moto X review | The Verge
    Seems like a fair review of the product, and worth the read. Thanks for posting.
    Ry likes this.
    08-05-2013 03:33 PM
  3. Paisley's Avatar
    2nd. I'm a bit bummed about the camera, although i knew it was gonna be the case b/c i've looked at everyting there is to see online about it, but everything else is a yes.

    That always ready is gonna revolutionize the way people use their phones. Once i'm in my house my phone will be picked up much less often. send texts, receive them and read to me (we'll see), make calls, receives calls never touching the phone once. : ). Every phone is gonna have to put that on their or they will be left behind. And i don't even drive! lol.
    08-05-2013 04:03 PM
  4. ultravisitor's Avatar
    It's sounding to me like the more time people spend with this phone, the more impressed with it they get.
    08-05-2013 04:05 PM
  5. tmeader's Avatar
    Engadget is also up.

    By the way, I hope people are relieved by the battery life. I didn't get why they didn't believe Motorola's claim...


    Review URL: Moto X review | The Verge
    Good to see they pointed out the HUGE post-processing issue with the camera in the shots that have come out so far. Hopefully this is just a software problem that can be tweaked. If not, since the camera on my phone is of major importance, Moto X might not be the upgrade from the GS2 that I was hoping I could go to come September when my contract's up. In particular, if you zoom in on the shots that phonearena has up in their review (the night ones especially), the smudging/artifacting due to post-processing is crazy on this thing.

    Motorola Moto X Review - Camera and Multimedia
    08-05-2013 04:05 PM
  6. thegrants82's Avatar
    Engadget is also up.

    By the way, I hope people are relieved by the battery life. I didn't get why they didn't believe Motorola's claim...


    Review URL: Moto X review | The Verge
    Yeah me neither, it's not like any manufacturers have ever lied about a phones battery life in the past............right?
    08-05-2013 04:15 PM
  7. osubeavs728's Avatar
    It's sounding to me like the more time people spend with this phone, the more impressed with it they get.
    Agreed, I'm getting more excited for this phone the closer the release date gets. Getting more apparent that my Dna will be finding a new home in my drawer...
    08-05-2013 04:36 PM
  8. SteelGator's Avatar
    Good to see they pointed out the HUGE post-processing issue with the camera in the shots that have come out so far. Hopefully this is just a software problem that can be tweaked. If not, since the camera on my phone is of major importance, Moto X might not be the upgrade from the GS2 that I was hoping I could go to come September when my contract's up. In particular, if you zoom in on the shots that phonearena has up in their review (the night ones especially), the smudging/artifacting due to post-processing is crazy on this thing.

    Motorola Moto X Review - Camera and Multimedia
    For me the camera is nice to have, but I do hope the complaints that have been registered can be fixed with software updates. Based on what I am reading, the issues seem very software related. I hope some of the reviewers try taking pictures with 3rd party apps to see the processing effect vs. that hardware limitations.
    08-05-2013 05:02 PM
  9. shadrap's Avatar
    The Verge seems to be the quickest at getting out reviews. Moto X seems to be a lot like the Nexus 4 with an upgraded camera and LTE. Which to me is a great thing, cause I love the Nexus 4.
    08-05-2013 08:58 PM
  10. Paisley's Avatar
    Phone Arena: 8.5/10
    Motorola Moto X Review




    The reviewer likes it. The video review seems to be almost more positive than the written one even though it's the same guy. lol.

    Short cut:
    unassuming
    feels great
    camera meh
    features really cool
    fast, snappy, the specs didn't compromise speed
    sound quality avg
    great offering, fantastic, not mindblowing

    Good video review though. There is not a chance i would get the s4 over this. If i needed a really good camera often or a lot of storage and didn't want to use the cloud, then i would reconsider. Otherwise... cool, a normal phone.

    Booredatwork.com did a gaming video, says "doesn't run as hot while gaming", ? no idea why that would be but there ya go. He even showed a lime/black one. damn, now i kinda want the color option. booo.
    08-05-2013 09:20 PM
  11. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Great phone, not better than the One or the S4.
    08-06-2013 01:16 PM
  12. dpw2atox's Avatar
    One thing to keep in mind though is this might not be the "final" build of the software so there will probably be 1 last update pushed out before the device goes live. In addition, it seems that every new phone today gets released with a bunch of "non-critical" bugs that are more or less resolved in an update that hits ~1-1.5 months after the phone is released. Every single one of these updates it seems improve performance, battery life, the camera, data connection, etc.....What i'd like to see is if someone can install a 3rd party camera program to see if it works and better/worse than the Motorola camera software.
    08-06-2013 02:39 PM
  13. Zorro1's Avatar
    Wait. Seriously, several of you wonder why we don't believe Moto's battery claim? Why don't I believe Ryan Braun or A-Fraud? THEY FRIGGIN' LIED, that's why!! I am a Moto fan and will probably grab the Maxx now...why? They lie. When I got the Razr, they CLEARLY knew the battery was undersized since within WEEKS they came out with the Razr Maxx...only diff was the battery. They knew or they couldn't have come up with the Maxx that fast. And then they wouldn't let us change out.

    Short memories you all have.
    hodan likes this.
    08-06-2013 02:51 PM
  14. return_0's Avatar
    The Verge seems to be the quickest at getting out reviews. Moto X seems to be a lot like the Nexus 4 with an upgraded camera and LTE. Which to me is a great thing, cause I love the Nexus 4.
    Except it's much more expensive. The Moto X is a great phone and deserves to be compared with the likes of the One and GS4, but nothing beats the N4's value.
    hodan likes this.
    08-06-2013 02:52 PM
  15. Paisley's Avatar
    PC Magazine Review is up: 4/5

    Motorola Moto X (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

    Conclusion:
    Conclusions
    The Moto X offers unique, high-quality experiences in a phone that doesn't have the best specs or basic features. This can make your choice a little difficult: After all, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will still have a better screen and better voice call quality, along with its memory card slot, MHL support, and more flexible camera. The S 4 retains our Editor's Choice for that reason.

    Verizon customers will also have to decide between the Moto X and Motorola's own Droid lineup, which we haven't yet reviewed. The Droid Mini will deliver very similar specs in an even more pocketable body, thanks to a smaller (but same-resolution) 4.3-inch screen. The Droid Maxx will almost certainly have unmatched battery life. Either could be a better choice than the X, but we don't recommend things we haven't tested.

    A few other unreleased phones lurk in the decision-making process here. If and when Verizon ever launches the HTC One, you'll probably find it better built and better for music and video, although some of its "experiences," like its camera, look better on paper than in practice. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, on the other hand, looks to come off as cheaper than the Moto X in various ways.

    Even though the Galaxy S 4 retains our Editors' Choice, if I was to personally pick an Android phone right now, the Moto X would be my phone. It's the right size, and Motorola's exclusive features like Motorola Connect, Motorola Care, and the twisty camera speak to things I do every day. It's just a pity that Verizon customers won't get Motorola's customization options, which are, for now, exclusive to AT&T.
    SteelGator likes this.
    08-06-2013 04:01 PM
  16. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Gizmodo likes it.

    Moto X Review: The Android Phone for Everybody

    and check out this picture (a 100% crop of another pic) the writer took with the Moto X:



    The camera is apparently very sharp in bright light.
    SteelGator likes this.
    08-06-2013 04:23 PM
  17. roadkizzle's Avatar
    The problem i see everywhere with the phones camera is that it seems to be very unpredictable.

    At times you will be getting great pictures like the one you posted, but many other times you'll be getting horribly noisy/over processed shots.

    I personally don't care because i very very rarely take pictures, and I've never posted any to any social media site, but i do know that this will likely be an issue for many people around.
    08-06-2013 04:48 PM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't care much about the camera, either, as I don't take pics often. I just want something better than my Galaxy Nexus.
    08-06-2013 04:53 PM
  19. Paisley's Avatar
    Yeah, I don't care much about the camera, either, as I don't take pics often. I just want something better than my Galaxy Nexus.
    2nd. And i'm on a palm pre, so.... lol.
    lakaw likes this.
    08-06-2013 04:58 PM
  20. NoYankees44's Avatar
    Good honest review.

    Its odd they made such a big deal about "assembled in the usa" though. I don't care where the thing is made. I just want the best device i can get.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T
    08-06-2013 05:09 PM
  21. RobUM2011's Avatar
    I've read/watched pretty much all of the reviews from the reputable sites. Most of them seem to find the phone average or above average in most aspects. One video puts it up against the HTC One and S4:



    Basically, it seems to prevail in some aspects, be evenly matched in others, and fall short in just a few. I definitely don't think this phone will be a bad option for those of us that are looking for a good Android phone in a small frame. The only thing that's making me hesitate is Verizon's current lack of Moto Maker and 32GB options...
    Paisley likes this.
    08-06-2013 07:44 PM
  22. Paisley's Avatar

    Basically, it seems to prevail in some aspects, be evenly matched in others, and fall short in just a few. I definitely don't think this phone will be a bad option for those of us that are looking for a good Android phone in a small frame. The only thing that's making me hesitate is Verizon's current lack of Moto Maker and 32GB options...
    Vzn tweeted they're getting it later this year. I'd put my money on 3 months after debut.
    08-06-2013 08:35 PM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Vzn tweeted they're getting it later this year. I'd put my money on 3 months after debut.
    Q4 for the holidays is what I think.
    08-06-2013 08:38 PM
  24. Paisley's Avatar
    I just watched the verve video,Finally seeing one in color on film, i gotta say, i'm kinda liking color now. .

    But an Interesting point he makes is that android gets worse as time goes on? I've never owned an android. My Palm pre is pretty fast still even though obviously the hardware is way out of date, is that not going to be my experience with a phone like this?
    08-06-2013 08:45 PM
  25. JHBThree's Avatar
    Wait. Seriously, several of you wonder why we don't believe Moto's battery claim? Why don't I believe Ryan Braun or A-Fraud? THEY FRIGGIN' LIED, that's why!! I am a Moto fan and will probably grab the Maxx now...why? They lie. When I got the Razr, they CLEARLY knew the battery was undersized since within WEEKS they came out with the Razr Maxx...only diff was the battery. They knew or they couldn't have come up with the Maxx that fast. And then they wouldn't let us change out.

    Short memories you all have.
    Uh, multiple reviews back up their battery life claims. Some even go substantially longer than claimed. So tell us again how 'they lie'.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    08-06-2013 11:07 PM
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