09-05-2013 12:38 PM
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  1. MHT90's Avatar
    Got my moto X in today. Just wanted to do a short review of this phone for any potential buyers.

    Ive been using a GS4 for about a month and half now until this came in.
    Here are some pics:
    Got my Moto X in, short review-9610394455_95c1097662_o.jpg

    I dont know what exactly what the colors are called but its a camo green with orange accents, I think it looks great.

    Got my Moto X in, short review-9610394329_7ab06202ee_o.jpg

    I have an iphone 5 I use for more of my personal and everyday phone this was just a side by side pic of them.

    Got my Moto X in, short review-9610394415_b357f287d7_o.jpg

    This just shows more of the back, another side by side

    Got my Moto X in, short review-9610394375_1e1655f4bf_o.jpg

    I love my iphone for how slim it is, the X is not that much thicker. But it feels much bulky-er in the hands


    I really didnt expect to like this phone all that much but in the less than 24hrs ive had it. Im warming up to it more and more.

    What I love:
    -Active notifications
    -Touch less control "okay google now"
    -Motorola Connect- Connects to my chrome browser on my mac. LOVE this feature the most!!!
    -Great design


    What I don't:
    -IMO the speech control is not up to par with Siri
    -Camera, is laking a bit. especially since I just came from a s4, by far the s4 has the best camera from any smartphone ive used.
    -Not so sure about the Snap NFC stickers
    -Twist to take pic, I know I can fire up the camera on my iphone quicker than me twisting my wrist twice to fire up the X's camera.
    -Mobile hotspot is PATHETIC. My GS4 was getting 30 mbps down and 6-9 mbps up. The X is only getting at best 3 mbps and 1.5 mbps up.

    In the end I think this phone is going to be okay. Just have to get used to it.
    Hope this was helpful, ask any questions!
    Ry, Postoid, Gamer_Radar and 1 others like this.
    08-28-2013 02:02 AM
  2. lostaggie's Avatar
    Have you tried using your iphone 5 sim in the X or vise versa?
    08-28-2013 02:18 AM
  3. ki11ak3nn's Avatar
    Love your review. Quick and to the point. I just had a quick question. My wife has an iPhone 4 (looking to upgrade soon) and when I tested out the "wrist twist" on a Droid Maxx it fired up the camera a lot faster than my wife's iPhone. Do you have any experience/comparison with the iPhone 4 camera??

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
    08-28-2013 02:19 AM
  4. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    What I don't:
    -IMO the speech control is not up to par with Siri
    Reading that makes me giggle.
    08-28-2013 02:22 AM
  5. lostaggie's Avatar
    Reading that makes me giggle.
    I haven't used Google Now all that much but it seems better to me than Siri...
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    08-28-2013 02:24 AM
  6. MHT90's Avatar
    Have you tried using your iphone 5 sim in the X or vise versa?
    I did, I was quite surprised to see that both devices share nano sim. I dont know if there is something hardware wrong with the phone. I would be angry/surprised, just because everything else works fine.


    Love your review. Quick and to the point. I just had a quick question. My wife has an iPhone 4 (looking to upgrade soon) and when I tested out the "wrist twist" on a Droid Maxx it fired up the camera a lot faster than my wife's iPhone. Do you have any experience/comparison with the iPhone 4 camera??

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
    Well the phone 4 is an older phone so the processing speeds are nothing like now a day phones. I did have a 4 but that was several years ago. I think that the twist to fire up the camera can be quicker it will just take time getting used to. Thats why I "think" my iphone 5 camera is faster, even thou it might not in reality its probly because im used to my iphone.
    08-28-2013 02:26 AM
  7. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    This depends on how you are using/testing it ..I though the same I can just swipe to launch the camera why do need to care about some weird gesture ..After using it for couple of days I feel it is useful if not faster, simply because I can just pull the phone out of my pocket and do the wrist flick without caring about feeling for power button and looking at the screen to touch and swipe to launch the camera,
    I can have my eyes locked on the scene in front of me to take a picture and do the gesture to bring up the camera to take a picture. It is really usefull ..

    Love your review. Quick and to the point. I just had a quick question. My wife has an iPhone 4 (looking to upgrade soon) and when I tested out the "wrist twist" on a Droid Maxx it fired up the camera a lot faster than my wife's iPhone. Do you have any experience/comparison with the iPhone 4 camera??

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
    lherch likes this.
    08-28-2013 02:27 AM
  8. lostaggie's Avatar
    I did, I was quite surprised to see that both devices share nano sim. I dont know if there is something hardware wrong with the phone. I would be angry/surprised, just because everything else works fine.



    Well the phone 4 is an older phone so the processing speeds are nothing like now a day phones. I did have a 4 but that was several years ago. I think that the twist to fire up the camera can be quicker it will just take time getting used to. Thats why I "think" my iphone 5 camera is faster, even thou it might not in reality its probly because im used to my iphone.
    Sorry but I didn't understand... Did the same sim work in both phones?
    08-28-2013 02:28 AM
  9. still1's Avatar
    Reading that makes me giggle.
    +1 i agree with other review but Google Now not up to par makes me laugh
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    08-28-2013 02:30 AM
  10. MHT90's Avatar
    Reading that makes me giggle.
    I haven't used Google Now all that much but it seems better to me than Siri...
    LOL, to each his own. I did a simple test like "find me the nearest ATM" The X pop opened sites, WTF but siri showed me in distance where the nearest one was.
    The X will ask me to resend the audio alot too...
    08-28-2013 02:32 AM
  11. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    +1 i agree with other review but Google Now not up to par makes me laugh
    I laughed too. Literally

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    08-28-2013 02:37 AM
  12. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    do you have personalized recognition checked in google now settings, i noticed voice recognition improves quite a bit over time for you overtime ..also performance is quite subjective .. i did the same test now 3 times, worked 3/3 times for me ..
    LOL, to each his own. I did a simple test like "find me the nearest ATM" The X pop opened sites, WTF but siri showed me in distance where the nearest one was.
    The X will ask me to resend the audio alot too...
    08-28-2013 02:41 AM
  13. still1's Avatar
    LOL, to each his own. I did a simple test like "find me the nearest ATM" The X pop opened sites, WTF but siri showed me in distance where the nearest one was.
    The X will ask me to resend the audio alot too...
    i just asked google now "find me the nearest ATM" and it said "there are several listings for ATM one mile away"
    with lists of ATM close to me with miles,phone number, direction,website link, address and reviews.

    I bet people here to try it and would get the same result.

    here is how the result looked when that question was asked https://plus.google.com/+google/posts/Lyy8r8UNrey
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    08-28-2013 02:46 AM
  14. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    i just asked google now "find me the nearest ATM" and it said "there are several listings for ATM one mile away"
    with lists of ATM close to me with miles,phone number, direction,website link, address and reviews.

    I bet people here to try it and would get the same result.

    here is how the result looked when that question was asked https://plus.google.com/+google/posts/Lyy8r8UNrey
    Gave me tons in less than a second

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    08-28-2013 02:50 AM
  15. ultravisitor's Avatar
    i just asked google now "find me the nearest ATM" and it said "there are several listings for ATM one mile away"
    with lists of ATM close to me with miles,phone number, direction,website link, address and reviews.
    Same.
    08-28-2013 02:59 AM
  16. Dregur's Avatar
    Same.
    Ditto. I'm not sure what's going on.
    08-28-2013 04:38 AM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Thanks for the review!

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
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    08-28-2013 12:12 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    -IMO the speech control is not up to par with Siri
    In what way? Is it not recognizing your voice or misinterpreting your words?

    -Camera, is laking a bit. especially since I just came from a s4, by far the s4 has the best camera from any smartphone ive used.
    Really? It's better than the iPhone 5?

    -Not so sure about the Snap NFC stickers
    What do you not like about them?

    -Twist to take pic, I know I can fire up the camera on my iphone quicker than me twisting my wrist twice to fire up the X's camera.
    From the lockscreen, probably. But within apps or when using the phone, I figured the X would be faster to launch the camera.
    08-28-2013 12:22 PM
  19. JungleLarry's Avatar
    From the lockscreen, probably. But within apps or when using the phone, I figured the X would be faster to launch the camera.
    From pocket to picture, there's no way the iPhone is faster, or anything else for that matter. I have my camera app on my homescreen and I couldn't launch it as fast as I could with the Moto X. Not even if you're Billy the Kid.
    ki11ak3nn likes this.
    08-28-2013 12:58 PM
  20. Paisley's Avatar
    someone on cnet did a photo taking speed comparison, can't remember who won, 4 phones, S4, lumia?, iphone and x. 2 were tied for fastests, moto x and possibly iphone? can't remember.

    found it: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...51156542,d.cWc
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    08-28-2013 01:01 PM
  21. grooks's Avatar
    iPhone does have an icon on the lockscreen that allows you to go directly to the camera without unlocking the phone first. Because of this I can see where the iphone could equal the Moto X in speed of 'pocket to picture'.

    If you were already in the phone and in another app, the wrist flick may get you to the camera faster than other phones having to go to their home screen then selecting the camera icon.
    08-28-2013 01:06 PM
  22. sunburned's Avatar
    From pocket to picture, there's no way the iPhone is faster, or anything else for that matter. I have my camera app on my homescreen and I couldn't launch it as fast as I could with the Moto X. Not even if you're Billy the Kid.
    This. I just checked out the X last night and the wrist twist worked awesome.

    You're saying pressing the unlock button, swiping to unlock and pressing the camera app is quicker than two flicks of your wrist? Not a chance.
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    08-28-2013 01:10 PM
  23. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    iPhone does have an icon on the lockscreen that allows you to go directly to the camera without unlocking the phone first. Because of this I can see where the iphone could equal the Moto X in speed of 'pocket to picture'.

    If you were already in the phone and in another app, the wrist flick may get you to the camera faster than other phones having to go to their home screen then selecting the camera icon.
    CNET timed the Moto X and the iPhone 5 and they were dead even. One advantage the X has though is that the twist motion can be used anywhere in the OS.
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    08-28-2013 01:13 PM
  24. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    I'd have trouble believing out of pocket to picture anything could be faster than moto X since I can start flicking my wrist immediately after it exits where the other user has to m turn it on find the icon and Swipe. Where is the video of this test? I didn't see a link.

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    08-28-2013 01:28 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    I'd have trouble believing out of pocket to picture anything could be faster than moto X since I can start flicking my wrist immediately after it exits where the other user has to m turn it on find the icon and Swipe. Where is the video of this test? I didn't see a link.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Camera quick draw: Which smartphone is fastest for photos? | CNET TV - CNET

    iPhone: 3.91 seconds
    Moto X: 3.91 seconds
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    08-28-2013 01:51 PM
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