08-26-2013 06:20 PM
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  1. anon(4196132)'s Avatar
    If the phone is in your pocket and you pull it out, will it come to life just as if it were laying face down on the table? this leaving the phone on the table is an alien concept to me
    Yeah, if you pull it out it's just like you flipped it over on a table.

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    08-22-2013 04:31 PM
  2. princesultan's Avatar
    i think maybe you got a lucky break with the pricing and the mail in rebate. from what i'm hearing is that it's 239$ - 50$ mail in rebate with rogers, bringing it to 189$. i spoke to a few rogers stores and they both told me this.
    08-22-2013 04:31 PM
  3. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Some more shots taken with the X, to try and get across how it looks in different situations.
    Just curious - do you work @ UVic? Is that a picture of the engineering building?
    08-22-2013 04:45 PM
  4. anon(4196132)'s Avatar
    Just curious - do you work @ UVic? Is that a picture of the engineering building?
    I'm a graduate researcher (almost done! Dissertation sent in for defence by Sept 4th!), but not in engineering. That is, indeed, a picture of the engineering building.
    08-22-2013 04:47 PM
  5. anon(4196132)'s Avatar
    i think maybe you got a lucky break with the pricing and the mail in rebate. from what i'm hearing is that it's 239$ - 50$ mail in rebate with rogers, bringing it to 189$. i spoke to a few rogers stores and they both told me this.
    Interesting. The Moto wasn't in the database when I picked mine up, so the guy sold it to me at $189.99 based on Rogers' advertised price. That amount is in the written contract I have, so it's a solidified price in my case.

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    08-22-2013 04:55 PM
  6. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Some more shots taken with the X, to try and get across how it looks in different situations.
    http://i.imgur.com/Zp9nLCn.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/iyNwPSK.jpg
    Holy cow. These are shockingly bad.
    08-22-2013 05:06 PM
  7. rajeshr68's Avatar
    i think maybe you got a lucky break with the pricing and the mail in rebate. from what i'm hearing is that it's 239$ - 50$ mail in rebate with rogers, bringing it to 189$. i spoke to a few rogers stores and they both told me this.
    It was in the Future Shop system for $169.99 (an extra $20 off the regular price) - no rebates or anything else. Additionally, the Rogers folks have told me the month to month pricing is $549 and the device subsidy is $360, which lends credence to the $189 price for the two year contract.
    08-22-2013 05:08 PM
  8. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Holy cow. These are shockingly bad.
    I think we can forget about low light photography here!
    08-22-2013 05:09 PM
  9. jephanie's Avatar
    My Gnex can get so hot that you could cook an egg on it. How does the X do? Are the radios good enough to avoid the heat issue?
    08-22-2013 05:09 PM
  10. rajeshr68's Avatar
    My Gnex can get so hot that you could cook an egg on it. How does the X do? Are the radios good enough to avoid the heat issue?
    Cool as a cucumber, but I've just used it normally. Haven't tried any games that could heat up the cpu/gpu.
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    08-22-2013 05:10 PM
  11. JungleLarry's Avatar
    I think we can forget about low light photography here!
    Now, I'm not one to place too much emphasis on a phone's photographic abilities since I have cameras I use for that sort of thing, but if that doesn't get sorted out through a software update by the time I'm ready to buy a phone I might have to skip over the Moto X. I mean, I don't need it to be dSLR quality, but it should at least be competent. That's just unacceptable.
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    08-22-2013 05:13 PM
  12. Paisley's Avatar
    Now, I'm not one to place too much emphasis on a phone's photographic abilities since I have cameras I use for that sort of thing, but if that doesn't get sorted out through a software update by the time I'm ready to buy a phone I might have to skip over the Moto X. I mean, I don't need it to be dSLR quality, but it should at least be competent. That's just unacceptable.
    they're pretty woeful. The one of the cat is like one of those watercolor filters in photoshop.
    08-22-2013 05:15 PM
  13. anon(4196132)'s Avatar
    A couple more images. This time, inside with overhead lights, with natural daylight coming in through the windows. (Ed. I chose those particular shots to indicate both different behaviour in different lighting profiles, as well as how the camera deals with multiple colors and often fine details (i.e. writing) )

    08-22-2013 05:33 PM
  14. Paisley's Avatar
    Can i ask you a favor? Could you resize the tea photo to about 800 pixels height?
    08-22-2013 05:38 PM
  15. anon(4196132)'s Avatar
    Can i ask you a favor? Could you resize the tea photo to about 800 pixels height?
    done
    08-22-2013 06:02 PM
  16. Astrotrain00's Avatar
    The screen is fine in sunlight - it washes out a bit, but I've seen a lot worse. And as for battery life (after three days), it does not seem as good as the claims I've seen from Motorola. I pulled it off the charger at 5:30am yesterday and by 7:00pm, it was down to about 30%. This was with moderate usage - no streaming videos/music, only one phone call for a few minutes and about two dozen emails received and a few answered. This is just slightly worse than my GS4, but I hope that it gets better over the next few days. As expected, the screen is the biggest battery hog but I see the Android OS as the other big hog. The screen was at 44%, while the Android OS was 33% - not sure if there's anything running in the background (other than my email). I'll install a battery stats app and see what's up.
    Any sunlight comparison to the HTC One or SG4? I'm coming from GNex so they're all better (I assume). More curious than anything.
    08-22-2013 06:07 PM
  17. Paisley's Avatar
    done
    thank you so much! Better. I never use a photo greater than 800 pixels, so if i can get a decent shot like that, that is good. And all 3 photos in that post are good.

    and re: battery, check out phil's review.
    08-22-2013 06:09 PM
  18. jephanie's Avatar
    Cool as a cucumber, but I've just used it normally. Haven't tried any games that could heat up the cpu/gpu.
    Games? Heck. My Gnex gets burning hot just browsing the web or the Facebook app. It seems to be related to the crappy radios/poor signal strength; not just GPU operation.

    It's great to hear your answer, though. I don't play a lot of games, so knowing the X runs cold is a good sign.
    08-22-2013 06:27 PM
  19. Strawdawg's Avatar
    Games? Heck. My Gnex gets burning hot just browsing the web or the Facebook app. It seems to be related to the crappy radios/poor signal strength; not just GPU operation.

    It's great to hear your answer, though. I don't play a lot of games, so knowing the X runs cold is a good sign.
    did you see this video? and his comments?
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    08-22-2013 06:51 PM
  20. jwcdis's Avatar
    Did you try the thief deterrent feature? Does it work well?
    08-22-2013 07:33 PM
  21. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Did you try the thief deterrent feature? Does it work well?
    Sorry, what theft deterrent feature?
    08-22-2013 08:14 PM
  22. Paisley's Avatar
    Can you see if you can train it to say "okay google now" with a slight accent deviation? Can you try it with a County Down irish accent? It would sound like "Okay Google.. " but the "now" would rhyme with "buy", so almost like night, but with out the T.

    lol. I know that may sounds strange but it's close to the term but might still allow for accent deviation. Not that they would be expecting a local irish accent but surely they might account for a change in 1 syllable. I tried to do it in the store the other day with a droid but it wouldn't let me record b/c it was too loud in the background.
    08-22-2013 08:31 PM
  23. Strawdawg's Avatar
    9mm iwb holster?
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    08-22-2013 08:31 PM
  24. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Would either of you guys trade it for a Droid Maxx?
    08-22-2013 08:33 PM
  25. Cor8dova's Avatar
    I really wanted it to be the one for me but I just cant take a down grade on my iPhone 5 camera.
    08-22-2013 08:44 PM
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