1. ret63's Avatar
    I wanted to share my initial experience with the Moto X and its all very positive.
    First off I am former iPhone 5 user but always considered myself android curious.
    My company builds mobile applications so I have access to many different models.
    I my first android phone experience came when I picked up the HTC one Google Play Edition. The phone itself was solid and sexy and a real stock Android experience.

    Initial things I missed about my iPhone 5
    Notifications
    Battery Life.
    Always crashing nasty iTunes desktop app.

    Things I did not miss about my iPhone 5
    Screen real estate (size)
    Ability to customize just about anything.
    Google Play Store.

    After about two months of using the HTC one I have to say the battery life was killing me. I was becoming Powerphobic running from charger to charger just to keep feeding this beast and I consider myself not exactly a heavy user.

    Finally I had an opportunity to sell my company the HTC one as a tester unit and get something else.
    I picked up the Moto X and so far I am very impressed.

    Things I like
    Active notifications
    Battery Life
    Touchless controls
    Motorola Assist
    Motorola Connect (desktop messaging plugin, similar to Apples iMessage)
    Skip- NFC unlocking

    Things I dont like
    So far I have not found it yet.
    I had one issue that I thought to be a bug but figured out the problem.
    When I was driving occasionally the music would randomly start playing at random times. I figure out that in the Motorola Assist apps driving settings (if you are using Bluetooth hands free) there is no need to use the Resume Music Play option. I unchecked this and the gremlin went away.
    So far I have not use the camera a whole lot but I intend to test this soon. I hear it was pretty bad but a system update has greatly improved it.
    I will add more as soon as I test.


    R
    gadgetman#CB likes this.
    09-29-2013 09:42 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I wanted to share my initial experience with the Moto X and it’s all very positive.
    First off I am former iPhone 5 user but always considered myself android curious.
    My company builds mobile applications so I have access to many different models.
    I my first android phone experience came when I picked up the HTC one Google Play Edition. The phone itself was solid and sexy and a real stock Android experience.

    Initial things I missed about my iPhone 5 –
    Notifications
    Battery Life.
    Always crashing nasty iTunes desktop app.

    Things I did not miss about my iPhone 5 –
    Screen real estate (size)
    Ability to customize just about anything.
    Google Play Store.

    After about two months of using the HTC one I have to say the battery life was killing me. I was becoming Powerphobic running from charger to charger just to keep feeding this beast and I consider myself not exactly a heavy user.

    Finally I had an opportunity to sell my company the HTC one as a tester unit and get something else.
    I picked up the Moto X and so far I am very impressed.

    Things I like –
    Active notifications
    Battery Life
    Touchless controls
    Motorola Assist
    Motorola Connect (desktop messaging plugin, similar to Apple’s iMessage)
    Skip- NFC unlocking

    Things I don’t like –
    So far I have not found it yet.
    I had one issue that I thought to be a bug but figured out the problem.
    When I was driving occasionally the music would randomly start playing at random times. I figure out that in the Motorola Assist app’s driving settings (if you are using Bluetooth hands free) there is no need to use the “Resume Music Play” option. I unchecked this and the gremlin went away.
    So far I have not use the camera a whole lot but I intend to test this soon. I hear it was pretty bad but a system update has greatly improved it.
    I will add more as soon as I test.


    R
    Welcome to the forums, and Android!
    Glad you are liking the phone so far. I am very tempted to pick on up myself. Hopefully, this device suits you for battery life.
    09-29-2013 10:06 AM
  3. dj ozone's Avatar
    What carrier are you with? Because ATT and Verizon haven't received the camera update yet...

    So far I have not use the camera a whole lot but I intend to test this soon. I hear it was pretty bad but a system update has greatly improved it.
    I will add more as soon as I test.


    R
    09-29-2013 10:52 AM
  4. Paisley's Avatar
    What carrier are you with? Because ATT and Verizon haven't received the camera update yet...
    Very few on sprint and T-Mobile have received the update either.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-29-2013 11:13 AM
  5. ret63's Avatar
    At&t, any idea of when?


    What carrier are you with? Because ATT and Verizon haven't received the camera update yet...
    09-29-2013 11:41 AM
  6. ericizzy1's Avatar
    Golfdriver97 , dont wait, get it, its a great phone. best one i had
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    09-29-2013 11:48 AM
  7. phositadc's Avatar
    Initial things I missed about my iPhone 5
    Notifications



    R
    OK I've gotta ask. WTF did you miss about iOS notifications? I'm a long time android user and bought a 5s to play around with, and notifications are one of the areas that iOS lags the furthest behind android, in my opinion. IOS notifications plain suck. What part of iOS notifications do you prefer over android?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    09-29-2013 06:02 PM
  8. ret63's Avatar
    By notifications I mean wake screen notifications and not the crappy blinking LED.
    I get as a long time Android user you may have some strong feeling about IOS but in my Job I test both.
    IMO I have not found any that work as well as the Active Notifications on the Moto X.
    I did try and use three different apps for this feature on my HTC one but most of them failed to work properly crashed in the first 24 hours.

    OK I've gotta ask. WTF did you miss about iOS notifications? I'm a long time android user and bought a 5s to play around with, and notifications are one of the areas that iOS lags the furthest behind android, in my opinion. IOS notifications plain suck. What part of iOS notifications do you prefer over android?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    09-29-2013 09:47 PM

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