08-31-2013 01:49 PM
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  1. steveh552's Avatar
    So I have never been a huge fan of Samsung but I have had the S4 since launch and have lived with it. I have been looking at the X since announcement and was wondering what the real world thought of this device.
    Things of importance are:
    1. Bat life
    2. How well it holds signal
    3. How well it performs, seems my S4 freezes up on certain apps
    4. Camera (I know it cant beat the S4)

    If I get it, I would have to trade my S4 in and wont have another phone to use so I will be having to get one from an ATT store.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    08-29-2013 04:32 PM
  2. thegrants82's Avatar
    If your unsure just wait a week or so because now that Verizon is shipping there will be a huge influx of user reviews coming out. I had a GS4 and I don't blame you but you are right about the camera, I'm sure that beats the Moto's camera by a mile. I can tell you that I had a new Maxx for a week and in my opinion it took great pictures. Not GS4 quality though.
    So I have never been a huge fan of Samsung but I have had the S4 since launch and have lived with it. I have been looking at the X since announcement and was wondering what the real world thought of this device.
    Things of importance are:
    1. Bat life
    2. How well it holds signal
    3. How well it performs, seems my S4 freezes up on certain apps
    4. Camera (I know it cant beat the S4)

    If I get it, I would have to trade my S4 in and wont have another phone to use so I will be having to get one from an ATT store.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    08-29-2013 04:37 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The X is getting good reviews and if you don't care about the S4's tight ppi, larger screen, removable/replaceable battery, or expandible storage you could really enjoy the X. To me going to the X seems like a downgrade or, at best, a nearly lateral move but that's just my opinion. Keep thinking about it.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
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    08-29-2013 05:41 PM
  4. edgefever's Avatar
    The X is getting good reviews and if you don't care about the S4's tight ppi, larger screen, removable/replaceable battery, or expandible storage you could really enjoy the X. To me going to the X seems like a downgrade or, at best, a nearly lateral move but that's just my opinion. Keep thinking about it.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    Right on
    08-29-2013 05:45 PM
  5. SuperMarioVT's Avatar
    I agree going with the X would be a downgrade

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    08-29-2013 05:46 PM
  6. CellGuy's Avatar
    Or you could say...if you want a better form factor,stock android, no physical buttons, better non gimmicky features, better battery - then the X is the better device for you. See how you can spin it any way you want.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2013 05:48 PM
  7. Gdwheel's Avatar
    So I have never been a huge fan of Samsung but I have had the S4 since launch and have lived with it. I have been looking at the X since announcement and was wondering what the real world thought of this device.
    Things of importance are:
    1. Bat life
    2. How well it holds signal
    3. How well it performs, seems my S4 freezes up on certain apps
    4. Camera (I know it cant beat the S4)

    If I get it, I would have to trade my S4 in and wont have another phone to use so I will be having to get one from an ATT store.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    I have both and would say the following:

    1. I get better battery life with my S4, although both are good. It really depends on how you set up and use the phones.
    2. Again, side by side I get better signal consistently on my S4, although the differences are 3-5 db.
    3. Moto X is much smoother and quicker doing just about everything. I notice the most lag on my S4 when opening email, messaging, etc. The Moto is very quick and smooth.
    4. I cannot really comment on the camera beyond what I have seen in the reviews and here. I have not taken photos with them side by side to compare.

    I find myself using the S4 more than the Moto X and may take the Moto X back. It is not bad, though and it depends on what is important to you.
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    08-29-2013 08:21 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Or you could say...if you want a better form factor,stock android, no physical buttons, better non gimmicky features, better battery - then the X is the better device for you. See how you can spin it any way you want.

    Posted via Android Central App
    No physical buttons? I didn't notice that. How do you turn it on or adjust the volume?

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-29-2013 08:23 PM
  9. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    I traded my HTC One in for the X. The S4 seemed buggy and I just wanted stock back. Too many gimmicky features, where as the X has realistic features. So there ya go, The S4 and One was over taken by the X.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-29-2013 09:02 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    The X is getting good reviews and if you don't care about the S4's tight ppi, larger screen, removable/replaceable battery, or expandible storage you could really enjoy the X. To me going to the X seems like a downgrade or, at best, a nearly lateral move but that's just my opinion. Keep thinking about it.

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    For me (and most GS4 users) those are the reasons we got them. The only reason I returned my GS4 was to get the GN3 which is due to be announced in 5 days or so. So really it was a timing thing. The GS4 is a solid performer and something you won't regret in 2 years.
    08-29-2013 09:09 PM
  11. roadkizzle's Avatar
    For me (and most GS4 users) those are the reasons we got them. The only reason I returned my GS4 was to get the GN3 which is due to be announced in 5 days or so. So really it was a timing thing. The GS4 is a solid performer and something you won't regret in 2 years.
    That's what people said about the GS2. I regretted it the next day. I really don't care for Samsung's design decisions and I have always felt the idea to throw everything at the wall and hope that it'll turn out good doesn't make for a good device.

    That said, I understand that MANY people love their samsung phones, it just never feels to be comfortable design to me.
    08-29-2013 09:23 PM
  12. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I'd definitely do it. Went from s4 to the one and now to the X. Dont regret it one bit.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2013 09:58 PM
  13. jschu22's Avatar
    I also have an S4, in addition to the X. Its in the classified section right now.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-29-2013 10:05 PM
  14. SteveISU's Avatar
    Camera is about the only thing the S4 has over the X. Sh!twiz makes you forget about the good in the phone, there in lies the problem.
    Joe the Insider likes this.
    08-29-2013 10:45 PM
  15. steveh552's Avatar
    I am going to go to the att store and take a look at it. Iv been watching it for awhile and it's peaked my interest

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4
    08-29-2013 11:55 PM
  16. whtchdr's Avatar
    I gave up my S4 and HTC One for the Moto X. Love the size, one of the only large screen phones easy to use with one hand. Blazing fast and has great battery life.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk 4
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    08-30-2013 09:42 AM
  17. still1's Avatar
    No physical buttons? I didn't notice that. How do you turn it on or adjust the volume?

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    no physical Menu/recent/home/back button.

    There is physical button for volume and power
    08-30-2013 09:45 AM
  18. maryjane2300's Avatar
    How is the battery life compared to the s4? I've been thinking of switching to the moto x myself

    Sent from the amazing galaxy white S4
    08-30-2013 10:03 AM
  19. still1's Avatar
    How is the battery life compared to the s4? I've been thinking of switching to the moto x myself

    Sent from the amazing galaxy white S4
    all Moto X review says battery is better than other flagship device out there except Droid Maxx and Note 2.

    those 2 devices has huge battery and thats the point!!! with medium battery size it gives good battery life compared to others.

    iFixit Gives Moto X Props for Repairablity, Battery Life | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    08-30-2013 10:10 AM
  20. steveh552's Avatar
    I did the trade today. The x is faster, had a few apps on the 4 that would freeze often, so far they all run smoothly on the x. Obviously I have more testing to do. The display is good, signal holds better and more free space.

    The att store had both 32 and 16 gig devices in stock, I got the 16 only because I wanted black and they only had white.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk 4
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    08-30-2013 12:00 PM
  21. HTANK_moto razr M HD's Avatar
    I recommend waiting, after going through three Windows HTC cell phones, (IF EVEN CONSIDERING WINDOWS PHONE GO WITH NOKIA, UNSURE WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW BUT THE NOKIA LUMIA 920 WAS AMAZING; A FRIEND GOT HER'S SAME DAY AS I GOT MY HTC, NOT ONE ISSUE WITH NOKIA) and one IPHONE, which I am completely against, due to APPLE; long story why I even attempted for one day, I am a die hard Microsoft customer and using ANDROID doesn't make me feel like I am cheating..lol.. I absolutely loved that cell, but I personally think the reason they kept malfunctioning was due to my house location; having to work much harder for signal. I loved the organization of the APPS, and the CAMERA WAS AMAZING IN ANY SITUATION; video had great quality, just not at night and no zoom once recording. I'm sure an app could fix that, only negative was the obvious, not that many apps to choose from, but the apps you do have to choose from through Windows, work great, and they will eventually expand the selection!
    Since this was my first smartphone, I wanted to experiment with apps. Now that I am on the Android network, it's not all it's cracked up to be with all the app options; either most do not even function correctly or it's my cell. With the Windows cell phone, screen seemed much larger, and the needed apps were available with perfect functionality. With this Motorola Droid HD, there's just too many apps for the Android network, they never work as explained, and most good one's cost, then still do not work that well, after paying. The camera on my Moto Razr is same as my Windows, having the 8 mg, but IT IS HORRIBLE, SO FRUSTRATED ABOUT THIS!
    The camera quality was always my number one concern, I like taking pictures, and got tired of carrying both cell & camera. Now I am back too what I went through so much to avoid. Believe I seen that another person wrote that the camera is good only in perfect lighting, but flash is delayed, causing blur with the smallest movement, app ad ons claim to fix this, but not found one yet. I somehow overlooked that you was interested in the Moto X, to be honest, there is so many Motorola's with only a letter difference in model, I get the letters mixed up, it could be the Moto X that I have. It is refurbished from all my HTC warranted trade-outs, so I have not completely figured out what I have (MODEL # XT907) I do know it's HD, 8 mg camera, and 16 gig, with max removable 32 gig SD card. My video stopped working today, which would have nothing to do with my network or location of my home.

    Last thing, the BATTERY LIFE IS GREAT, EVEN WITH MY CELL CONSTANTLY SEARCHING FOR SIGNAL. However, so was my Windows phone, just depends on what you what, CAMERA IS NOT THAT GREAT COMPARED TO OTHER SMART PHONES, ANDROID NETWORK HAS PLENTY OF APP SELECTION, BUT NOW I REALIZE ALL THOSE APPS THAT BARELY FUNCTION CORRECTLY ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT THAT IMPORTANT FOR MYSELF. I PREFER A GREAT CAMERA, AND WOULD BE WILLING TO CARRY A PORTABLE CHARGER IF MY NEXT CELL WITH A GREAT CAMERA DRAINS THE BATTERY. In October, they are releasing this SUPER BATTERY for all new cell phones, read the press release awhile back. So if your going to be stuck in a two year contract, WAIT & FIGURE OUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE! Hope this helps, and let me know what you decide on!
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    08-31-2013 03:49 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I just feel very lucky that I haven't had any of the lag others mention on my S4. Now, my Note 8.0 is a different story.
    08-31-2013 07:19 AM
  23. asanatheist's Avatar
    I gave up my S4 and HTC One for the Moto X. Love the size, one of the only large screen phones easy to use with one hand. Blazing fast and has great battery life.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk 4
    This is so weird given that the Moto X is just a little bit smaller than the S4. Just a hair bit. Maybe 2mm from the top, maybe 1mm from sides.
    08-31-2013 08:35 AM
  24. thegrants82's Avatar
    This is so weird given that the Moto X is just a little bit smaller than the S4. Just a hair bit. Maybe 2mm from the top, maybe 1mm from sides.
    It is but its true. The size of the moto x is night and day different from the gs4 in my hand but pretty close on the spec sheet.

    ~ Sent from my Moto X ~
    08-31-2013 08:38 AM
  25. grooks's Avatar
    This is so weird given that the Moto X is just a little bit smaller than the S4. Just a hair bit. Maybe 2mm from the top, maybe 1mm from sides.
    The S4 is 7mm taller and 4.5mm wider.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    08-31-2013 08:42 AM
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