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  1. planoman's Avatar
    What's not true about the statement? It doesn't allow every app to write to the SD card. Perhaps it's vague in comparsion, but hardly untrue.

    At any rate, it seems like a big issue for those that don't want to have to fix the device. Apps like Spotify loses the ability to auto-save onto the External SD and you can't exactly just move the songs over with ES File Explorer and have the app play them. Plus backing up app information directly to the EXT SD goes out the window. Just seems like a big hassle if you don't actually do the fix. I'd rather spend my money on the 32 GB Moto X and live with that.

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    I did not say anything was partly untrue. I said partly true which means what you said is true but there is more to the story. I just added the additional because your statement while true could give some the impression that the ext SD card cannot be written to by "all" apps. I think you meant every app & I just clarified by adding third party apps except for ES file explorer which can. Google play music can save just fine to the ext card even if you use a different music app.

    I also agree it is a big issue for those that do not want to fix it because it is not working as originally designed. I would agree that the moto x might be a better option for those people. If I were going to consider a moto x it would be the developer edition only.
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    09-28-2013 01:55 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Yeah I saw that you have had a **** ton of phones XD Do you have the S4 and a GPE S4 or just one?
    09-28-2013 05:15 PM
  3. RayMabry's Avatar
    I did not say anything was partly untrue. I said partly true which means what you said is true but there is more to the story. I just added the additional because your statement while true could give some the impression that the ext SD card cannot be written to by "all" apps. I think you meant every app & I just clarified by adding third party apps except for ES file explorer which can. Google play music can save just fine to the ext card even if you use a different music app.

    I also agree it is a big issue for those that do not want to fix it because it is not working as originally designed. I would agree that the moto x might be a better option for those people. If I were going to consider a moto x it would be the developer edition only.
    I gotcha. Every would have probably been a better word choice.

    As of yesterday night I'm not even so hot on the Moto X at the moment. After doing more research, it seems like it gets the average battery of the higher end phones, thus not really keeping its end of the bargain either. If the S4 GE worked as intended, I'd probably just get that. Decisions, decisions....

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    09-30-2013 12:57 PM
  4. mfdemicco's Avatar
    The S4 has a replaceable battery, SD card slot, and a better camera even with the fix Motorola just put out. The screen is higher resolution. The Moto X only comes with 16 GB of memory, except on AT&T, and the phone is cheaper.

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    10-01-2013 07:58 AM
  5. ne0ne's Avatar
    I gotcha. Every would have probably been a better word choice.

    As of yesterday night I'm not even so hot on the Moto X at the moment. After doing more research, it seems like it gets the average battery of the higher end phones, thus not really keeping its end of the bargain either. If the S4 GE worked as intended, I'd probably just get that. Decisions, decisions....

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    Lol. Average battery. I spent the last four months using the htc one as my daily driver. Just spent the last week on the Moto X. The most I got in one charge was four hours of screen time. I got 6 hours of screen time with the Moto X. Browsing. Posting. Streaming. Etc. I also did two full days with almost four hours of screen time. The Moto X is an amazing device and hands down has significantly better battery life. Yes there are several variables however it clearly gets better battery life.

    Also touchless control was something I didn't expect to use. Nor did I expect to use the quick camera launch feature. Both have already come in handy over the past week. And active notifications are awesome. How often do you pull your phone out of your pocket to check the time or a notification. Even though I love my htc one using the Moto X you get spoiled. The features they included into an otherwise stock like android experience are very useful.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
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    10-01-2013 08:05 AM
  6. planoman's Avatar
    The S4 has a replaceable battery, SD card slot, and a better camera even with the fix Motorola just put out. The screen is higher resolution. The Moto X only comes with 16 GB of memory, except on AT&T, and the phone is cheaper.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
    The developers edition is also 32GB just to be fair, but I am a S4 fan for the reasons you mentioned. It does everything I need and want it to do.
    10-01-2013 10:25 PM
  7. RayMabry's Avatar
    Lol. Average battery. I spent the last four months using the htc one as my daily driver. Just spent the last week on the Moto X. The most I got in one charge was four hours of screen time. I got 6 hours of screen time with the Moto X. Browsing. Posting. Streaming. Etc. I also did two full days with almost four hours of screen time. The Moto X is an amazing device and hands down has significantly better battery life. Yes there are several variables however it clearly gets better battery life.

    Also touchless control was something I didn't expect to use. Nor did I expect to use the quick camera launch feature. Both have already come in handy over the past week. And active notifications are awesome. How often do you pull your phone out of your pocket to check the time or a notification. Even though I love my htc one using the Moto X you get spoiled. The features they included into an otherwise stock like android experience are very useful.

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    Thanks for the info. It's just confusing because some praise its battery life, while others are disappointed and call it average. But 6h screen time is a whole 2+hrs better than my GS3 can do. Under moderate usage I get 8-9 on average. I can only imagine what I can get with that.

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    10-02-2013 12:56 PM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    How is the screen quality on the X? From what I've seen it is a bit pixlated when watching youtube videos. Not so much a fan of that. The screen on the S4 is beautiful .
    RGB layouts are always beautiful on amoleds. Moto x screen is great. Nice balance of sharpness and proc to give a great user end result.
    10-03-2013 07:26 AM
  9. happasaiyan's Avatar
    Just got my Moto X a couple days ago. Came from a launch-day S4 running AOKP. No complaints, I just wish I had root on the X.

    Lag: I turned everything "S" off on the S4 when I got it, and never experienced lag. When it had AOKP, no lag either. The Moto X does not lag, either. As far as I am concerned, it's a wash, but YMMV.

    Battery: Just about the same. My usage pattern is very consistent. Both phones make it through my day with about 20% left.

    Performance: I don't care what the benchmarks say, they do all the things I need them to and I don't feel one was faster than the other.

    Screen: I could never tell much of a difference between 720p and 1080p. Not enough for it to sway my decision one way or the other, that's for sure. My past 6 phones or so have all been AMOLED. My tablets have been non-AMOLED, and I can say I much prefer AMOLED.

    Camera: The stock S4 camera was pretty good, but I was not a fan of the software. The GPE and AOSP camera's both kind of suck, in my opinion. The GUI/functionality is great, but I always find the shutter speed to lag and it is almost impossible to take decent pics. Focus (the cyanogenmod camera) was what I started to use towards the end of my time with the S4, and it is a pretty solid camera app. The Moto X camera does take some weird pics sometimes, but more often than not, for me, it has taken good pics. Once the Moto X update is rolled out to everyone, I'm sure it will be about a tie.

    The Feels: Moto X wins this by a mile. The S4, especially with a case, is just too big for me. The Moto X just feels amazing in your hand. It is just about the perfect form factor.

    Time to sell the S4.
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    10-03-2013 08:58 AM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    Yeah I saw that you have had a **** ton of phones XD Do you have the S4 and a GPE S4 or just one?
    If that was for me I have an ATT s4 and the S4 GPe which is my daily driver.

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    10-03-2013 10:01 AM
  11. gadgetmom88's Avatar
    I've got both phones. The S4 makes me want to launch it across the room. It's stunning how slow it can run given the specs it has. There are many things you can do to get the S4 running more smoothly, but I haven't been able to get rid of it completely. And I shouldn't have to work so hard to do so. None of that lag or stuttering is present on the Moto X. With lesser specs it performs noticeably better.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk 4
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