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  1. Paisley's Avatar
    I've got the S4, have a One that I haven't used yet, and I'm thinking about going with the X. Just can't get passed the camera. It's incredibly important to me with two daughters I'm always taking pictures of. Did you not like the One? I'm leaning towards that right now because of the X camera.
    Why don't you want the S4? If you are taking pics of your daughters, just my personal opinion, i wouldn't get the X.
    08-30-2013 09:08 AM
  2. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Why don't you want the S4? If you are taking pics of your daughters, just my personal opinion, i wouldn't get the X.
    I like it, for the most part, just prefer Sense and stock Android to TouchWiz. I'm considering sticking to it because it seems like it's by far the best camera of the bunch. And that's such an important feature to me.
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    08-30-2013 09:31 AM
  3. roadkizzle's Avatar
    Why don't you want the S4? If you are taking pics of your daughters, just my personal opinion, i wouldn't get the X.
    Granted, if they're young daughters then the speed of the Moto X camera may be worth more than more reliably good picture quality.
    08-30-2013 09:45 AM
  4. Rule9's Avatar
    Am I the only one on AC who thinks phrases like "incredibly important" and smartphone camera don't belong together?

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    08-30-2013 10:08 AM
  5. Paisley's Avatar
    Am I the only one on AC who thinks phrases like "incredibly important" and smartphone camera don't belong together?

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    if you have young children it certainly could be. there are a lot of unexpected moments that u might want to capture
    08-30-2013 10:18 AM
  6. Strawdawg's Avatar
    Am I the only one on AC who thinks phrases like "incredibly important" and smartphone camera don't belong together?

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    Nope....
    08-30-2013 10:18 AM
  7. thegrants82's Avatar
    Am I the only one on AC who thinks phrases like "incredibly important" and smartphone camera don't belong together?

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    I am actually impressed so far with my moto x camera compared to my iPhone 5 camera. This thing does take nice pics from what I have seen so far. No regrets camera wise.
    08-30-2013 10:19 AM
  8. pgood4's Avatar
    Am I the only one on AC who thinks phrases like "incredibly important" and smartphone camera don't belong together?

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    I completely agree. These small sensors are never going to rival a good camera with a much larger sensor. They can take decent pictures, but I would never rely on them for much more than occasional snapshots. With that said, my wife has never really been interested in carrying a camera, but she uses her iphones camera all the time.
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    08-30-2013 10:20 AM
  9. JungleLarry's Avatar
    if you have young children it certainly could be. there are a lot of unexpected moments that u might want to capture
    Exactly. Digital SLRs are great if you're framing your art, but smartphone cameras are increasingly used to capture small, spur-of-the-moment memories.

    They are important. To many people.
    08-30-2013 10:23 AM
  10. Rule9's Avatar
    In that case any smartphone that doesn't actually blur or distort those spur of the moment snapshots will do. You don't have to have the best smartphone camera ever made for shots like that. As long as they turn out unspoiled you're fine.

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    08-30-2013 10:34 AM
  11. Paisley's Avatar
    In that case any smartphone that doesn't actually blur or distort those spur of the moment snapshots will do. You don't have to have the best smartphone camera ever made for shots like that. As long as they turn out unspoiled you're fine.

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    Was just gonna mention that. In good light i've seen the X take great action shots. I've seen it capture a number of fast moving objects without so much as a whisp of a blur. Marques Brownlee also mentions in good light it takes a photo a 1/4000ths of a second to the S4's 1/2000ths of a second. They'll just be a little faded and possible shadowed.
    08-30-2013 10:39 AM
  12. Bobbman's Avatar
    I am actually impressed so far with my moto x camera compared to my iPhone 5 camera. This thing does take nice pics from what I have seen so far. No regrets camera wise.
    Do you really think the X is better than the iPhone 5 camera? Been looking to get rid of my samstutter4, but I do like its camera. If the x matches the iPhone 5 camera I would be more than happy.
    08-30-2013 10:41 AM
  13. JungleLarry's Avatar
    In that case any smartphone that doesn't actually blur or distort those spur of the moment snapshots will do. You don't have to have the best smartphone camera ever made for shots like that. As long as they turn out unspoiled you're fine.

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    When is "good enough" ever good enough? If you're spending your hard earned money on a phone, you expect its performance to compete with other, similarly priced devices.

    There is no disadvantage to improving mobile camera tech.
    08-30-2013 10:46 AM
  14. Rule9's Avatar
    When is "good enough" ever good enough? If you're spending your hard earned money on a phone, you expect its performance to compete with other, similarly priced devices.

    There is no disadvantage to improving mobile camera tech.
    I never implied that. But a lot of today's gen are obsessed with smartphone cameras to the point where it takes up nearly half of the space in a review on news sites that aren't that techy. Contrast that to a proper review like Anandtech's. The camera gets a proper in depth look there but it's one page of 7 or 8 and not obsessive.

    I agree with you actually. When exactly IS good enough, good enough? When you can film 3D IMAX on your phone?

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    08-30-2013 11:36 AM
  15. dad2paisley's Avatar
    I just take pics for instagram or facebook. I never print them out. As long as the pics not blurry, it work for me.
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    08-30-2013 11:43 AM
  16. Paisley's Avatar
    When is "good enough" ever good enough? If you're spending your hard earned money on a phone, you expect its performance to compete with other, similarly priced devices.

    There is no disadvantage to improving mobile camera tech.
    or maybe not even expectations, but rather having to choose among the pluses and minuses. I accept the moto x camera as is. S4 minuses outweigh any of the moto's for my particular needs. : )
    08-30-2013 11:44 AM
  17. JungleLarry's Avatar
    People will put emphasis on whatever is important to them. Present the average consumer with Anandtech's review and watch them go cross-eyed in about five seconds flat. Interesting to tech junkies? Sure. But how much can you expect Joe Schmoe to want to hear about TRIM and FLOPS?

    You've got Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, etc....all these ways for people to document every aspect of their lives, and their smartphone is how they do it. Just because it's not that important to you doesn't mean it's of the utmost importance to them. Our personal requisites of smartphone utility are not the same. Finding a happy medium is what we're all arguing about anyway.
    08-30-2013 11:48 AM
  18. thegrants82's Avatar
    Well I am truly a believer. After only 2 hours I can honestly understand why everybody is in love with the Moto X. This thing is definitely a keeper and will not be going back. It is replacing my iphone 5.

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    08-30-2013 12:08 PM
  19. grooks's Avatar
    Well I am truly a believer. After only 2 hours I can honestly understand why everybody is in love with the Moto X. This thing is definitely a keeper and will not be going back. It is replacing my iphone 5.
    How is the size and feel compared to the Maxx?
    08-30-2013 12:17 PM
  20. thegrants82's Avatar
    I cant even put into words how nicely the X lays in my hand. The Maxx felt like a brick compared to it. I never got a true feel of it when I checked it out at the store because of the security cable on the back. Seriously, how ever nice all the reviews say that it feels this thing feels better! Still charging and I installed Gsam so this weekend will be all about battery testing for me. Like I said though, the Moto X is a keeper. 100%.
    How is the size and feel compared to the Maxx?
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    08-30-2013 12:43 PM
  21. Bobbman's Avatar
    Samsung, iPhone and Nokia constantly put solid, dependable cameras on their phones. Is it to much to ask for Motorola just to match their offerings? It does not have to be DSLR quality. Just the quality standard that has been set by current crop of phones. A phone is always with you and quickly assessable. It makes for the best camera. Just frustrating that a potentially great phone like the X has appeared to drop the ball with the camera.
    08-30-2013 12:43 PM
  22. thegrants82's Avatar
    The few pics that I have taken this morning with the Moto X look surprisingly very nice. Not GS4 or iPhone 5 nice but very close in my opinion. Actually some of the shots look crisper than my iPhone 5, I no longer have my GS4 to compare it with.
    Samsung, iPhone and Nokia constantly put solid, dependable cameras on their phones. Is it to much to ask for Motorola just to match their offerings? It does not have to be DSLR quality. Just the quality standard that has been set by current crop of phones. A phone is always with you and quickly assessable. It makes for the best camera. Just frustrating that a potentially great phone like the X has appeared to drop the ball with the camera.
    Bobbman likes this.
    08-30-2013 12:47 PM
  23. thegrants82's Avatar
    It was also nice to just pop the sim in from my iphone. Activation to about 30 seconds.
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    08-30-2013 12:48 PM
  24. lakaw's Avatar
    I did not know this capability existed. I want one
    From what I understand, and I only know a little, the it can be done with apps. But I like that this one is integrated. : )
    Mighty Text.

    I wonder how Motorola Connect compares functionally to Mighty Text. Mighty Text works well 95% of the time. Sometimes messages do not sync properly from my PC to my phone and vice versa. Mighty Text also has a Chrome extension.

    I want the Droid Maxx and the Moto X to have a baby. That is the phone I currently desire. Form factor of the Moto X, battery life of the Maxx, 32GB, on screen buttons. Motomaker would be nice as well...

    Oh! and wireless charging.
    08-30-2013 12:49 PM
  25. Strawdawg's Avatar
    90% of the pictures posted are way better than I would have believed from reviews if I had not seen the results. I have been especially impressed with the outdoor shots of moving objects. I thought the camera would be a major disappointment but I no longer have that fear.

    I have noted many phones given glowing reviews by reviewers and then the user reviews are somewhat lower. This seems to be the opposite case.
    08-30-2013 01:33 PM
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