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  1. jwburkhard's Avatar
    I know this is sure to stir people up, but I've been back and forth with Androids and iPhones over the years and I just recently upgraded to the Moto X from the One X+ and I'm just wondering if anyone has used both for a decent period of time and what their thoughts were.

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    10-10-2013 07:38 PM
  2. phositadc's Avatar
    I know this is sure to stir people up, but I've been back and forth with Androids and iPhones over the years and I just recently upgraded to the Moto X from the One X+ and I'm just wondering if anyone has uses both for a decent period of time and what their thoughts were.

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    I bought a Moto X on release day, used it a few weeks, returned it, bought a 5s, used that 2 weeks, returned it, and am now back to Moto X. Yes, I'm a crazy schizophrenic.

    In my opinion, the iPhone hardware is just ridiculously awesome. I love the size, I love the build quality, I love the camera, etc. Etc. But iOS is so far behind Android that it's not even funny. The iPhone hardware is so great that I tried my best to force myself to like iOS, but in the end I just couldn't do it.

    Nobody is going to be able to answer this for you. Both are great phones. You just need to decide android vs iOS.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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    10-10-2013 07:45 PM
  3. farb12's Avatar
    Had a X for two weeks and returned it for a 5s. The X is solid, in fact I'm thinking of buying another one off contract just so I can have both. I'm addicted to these damn things.
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    10-10-2013 07:51 PM
  4. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    I've got both the iPhone 5 and Moto X and while I like the 5, I absolutely love the X. It's the first Android phone I've had that matches the build quality of the iPhone. While I like the 5, I just can't deal with that tiny screen anymore. Once you've used everything from the 4.7" X to the 5.5" Note 2, going back to the 4" narrow iPhone 5 screen is painful.

    Don't take this as me bashing the iPhone. It's a GREAT device and I'll probably always own one, but there's no way I can use one as my primary device until they put out a larger screen. Maybe next year.

    Sent from my Moto X
    10-10-2013 08:08 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    The build quality, heft and feel in the hand are definitely top notch with the Moto X.
    10-10-2013 08:16 PM
  6. Michael Small's Avatar
    Just to add to this, I have and will continue to have both the Moto X and iPhone 5s. While using the Moto X as my daily driver on most days, the iPhone 5s keeps me up to date with the latest with iOS.

    I've got both the iPhone 5 and Moto X and while I like the 5, I absolutely love the X. It's the first Android phone I've had that matches the build quality of the iPhone. While I like the 5, I just can't deal with that tiny screen anymore. Once you've used everything from the 4.7" X to the 5.5" Note 2, going back to the 4" narrow iPhone 5 screen is painful.

    Don't take this as me bashing the iPhone. It's a GREAT device and I'll probably always own one, but there's no way I can use one as my primary device until they put out a larger screen. Maybe next year.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    10-10-2013 09:12 PM
  7. pappy53's Avatar
    But iOS is so far behind Android that it's not even funny.
    Strictly opinion in that statement. But as far as these 2 phones, use what suits you best. You can't go wrong with either one.
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    10-10-2013 09:17 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    IMO these are two of the top three devices available today ... I prefer Android and so the Moto has obvious advantages, but I find both to be very impressive devices.
    jephanie and Ry like this.
    10-10-2013 09:27 PM
  9. tortex73's Avatar
    I like you guys, if this question was brought up on xda it would have turned into a flame war within 2 or 3 posts.

    I too think both phones are amazing devices. I agree that the hardware of the iPhone is pretty much unparalleled, but iOS has become a hindrance. I always owned an iPhone as well as an Android just so I could keep up with both ecosystems. That said, after having the Moto X for one week I knew I was done with the iPhone for good. I sold my iPhone 5 for $500 and don't miss it one bit.

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    10-10-2013 09:56 PM
  10. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    I like you guys, if this question was brought up on xda it would have turned into a flame war within 2 or 3 posts.

    I too think both phones are amazing devices. I agree that the hardware of the iPhone is pretty much unparalleled, but iOS has become a hindrance. I always owned an iPhone as well as an Android just so I could keep up with both ecosystems. That said, after having the Moto X for one week I knew I was done with the iPhone for good. I sold my iPhone 5 for $500 and don't miss it one bit.

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    Don't get your hopes up. Someone is bound to pop in and troll this thread.

    An athlete I coach just bought the 5s. I have to say the build quality is so good. It confuses me how we can't match that in the android community. The camera is outstanding also, however, im not a camera person.

    I love the build quality of my Moto X, personally is the nicest android I've held. I'm pretty deeply invested in moto assist for that car so nothing is going to pry me from the X.

    The HTC one is great but seems to just have to much material.

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    10-10-2013 10:12 PM
  11. ne0ne's Avatar
    Don't get your hopes up. Someone is bound to pop in and troll this thread.

    An athlete I coach just bought the 5s. I have to say the build quality is so good. It confuses me how we can't match that in the android community. The camera is outstanding also, however, im not a camera person.

    I love the build quality of my Moto X, personally is the nicest android I've held. I'm pretty deeply invested in moto assist for that car so nothing is going to pry me from the X.

    The HTC one is great but seems to just have to much material.

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    I love my moto x. As far as build quality I think the HTC one is built just as well as the iPhone.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    10-10-2013 10:54 PM
  12. mayconvert's Avatar
    I love both my 5s and Moto X. Neither are a clear winner. I disagree that iOS is behind, you just can't customize as much as Android.
    I haven't touched my Moto X. Stock everything and love it. ( I never root phones )
    People over look things in iOS that are just part of the native OS imo.
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    10-11-2013 01:42 AM
  13. Pinkman.'s Avatar
    Im in the same boat trying to decide between the two phones..... I used my upgrade to get the gold 5S as soon as I saw the prices people were paying for the gold I sold it on craigslist. I'm used another line on my account to get another 5S, finger print sensor aside its basically as fast as the iphone 5 I had. If it didnt have a different home button I wouldnt be able to tell the difference. Now, I'm thinking of saving my upgrade returning the 5S and going with the X. I'm just so comfortable with iOS I'm a little scared to go android again.... I have a 64gb iphone and the X is only 16gb so I dont know how I would get all my apps and pics on the phone... I have google music so thats not an issue.. I found one for 450 brand new so I might pull the trigger.... just having second thoughts...
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    10-11-2013 02:04 AM
  14. FoneFreak's Avatar
    I purchased a Moto X on launch day and loved it after having a iPhone 5 for a year. (I usually switch between IOS and Android each year and I tried a Galaxy S4, HTC One, & Droid Maxx for a very short time) Then I got caught up in the hype of the iPhone 5S and bought one at launch. I was bored with it after a day and immediately missed the features of the Moto X.
    I still sold my Moto X on Ebay because I'm on Verizon and wanted the custom wood back one when it lands sometime before the year's end and that will be my phone for the year as I'll use my 5S until then. I love Apple devices and I've always loved Motorola phones and Moto X got so much right and put a bunch of really useful features in it.
    If you've never tried the Moto X you won't know what you are missing and therefore you will be happy with the 5S, BUT if you do try it for a couple of weeks and get comfortable with it you will have a really hard time going back to an iPhone that almost feels like a toy meant for a child.
    I can't wait to get my hands on a custom wood 32GB version for Verizon and my 5S will be on Ebay shortly after that. My iPhone 5S has also been buggy with reboots, iMessage hangs, app crashes and freezing where my Moto X didn't do any of that. It also annoys me that IOS7 has gotten slower in how it responds because they added more animation effects when entering and exiting apps which definitely makes the phone seem slower than IOS6 was before it.
    Active Notifications, Motorola Connect, and Motorola Assist are really addicting and useful features that you will miss after not having them I can assure you that.
    10-11-2013 07:38 AM
  15. thegrants82's Avatar
    I have both. Used the Moto X for two weeks then bought the 5S on release day and have been using it ever since. Positives with both of them. One of the biggest for me is finger print reader on the 5S. It works, and it works flawlessly. The 5S can also get 8 hours of screen time without a hitch. The Moto X feels better in my hand but the build quality of the 5S is probably the best in the industry. Hard to explain to someone that doesn't have a Moto X, but anyone that does understands that it feels perfect in the hand. I bought both so that I could test drive them and then make a decision and I have. For five reasons I have chosen my 5S over my Moto X. Fingerprint reader, not a gimmick, apple totally nailed it. Camera, enough said. Battery life, the extra hour or two of screen time is huge for me. Applecare+, knock it if you want but Moto support SUCKS. I trash my phone and in about an hour for 79.00 I have a new one in hand. Half the time they give you another one for free. Last but not least is iMessage, if you are a former IOS user you understand this.

    The Moto X is a great phone but I'm ebaying it. I want to switch to android full time but not yet. I will jump on the N5 though, I think that the N5 will be my game changer.
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    10-11-2013 08:21 AM
  16. phositadc's Avatar
    I don't want to start a flame war, but for those saying iOS does not lag behind android, what can iOS do that android can't? Besides being ultra smooth all the time :P

    When I reverse that question and ask what does android do that iOS can't, I immediately have a long list. Custom keyboards (can't live without Swype!), widgets, notification led/active notification, drag and drop file system, sound profiles, setting default apps such as browser, mail, and messaging; all immediately come to mind. And you don't even have to be rooted to do all that stuff.

    I really wanted to love iOS, and I don't think it's bad by any means. But despite the beautiful and amazing iPhone hardware, I couldn't do it. The biggest thing for me, believe it or not, was not having Swype. If I could have had Swype I probably would have kept the iPhone.

    Sent from my XT1053

    Edit: oh, and I'm one of the few who actually likes small screens. I'd give anything to get a high end android in the form factor of the iPhone!
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    10-11-2013 09:02 AM
  17. phositadc's Avatar
    Dupe
    10-11-2013 09:08 AM
  18. globster2000's Avatar
    I don't want to start a flame war, but for those saying iOS does not lag behind android, what can iOS do that android can't? Besides being ultra smooth all the time :P

    When I reverse that question and ask what does android do that iOS can't, I immediately have a long list. Custom keyboards (can't live without Swype!), widgets, notification led/active notification, drag and drop file system, sound profiles, setting default apps such as browser, mail, and messaging; all immediately come to mind. And you don't even have to be rooted to do all that stuff.

    I really wanted to love iOS, and I don't think it's bad by any means. But despite the beautiful and amazing iPhone hardware, I couldn't do it. The biggest thing for me, believe it or not, was not having Swype. If I could have had Swype I probably would have kept the iPhone.

    Sent from my XT1053

    Edit: oh, and I'm one of the few who actually likes small screens. I'd give anything to get a high end android in the form factor of the iPhone!
    No offense because I love android and probably won't go back to iOS. However, iOS does have better Facebook integration than android. Also, the IOS Imessage is way better than the Motorola connect. Although that might change someday. IPhone does have superior lighting of the phone outside. the find my phone app works flawlessly without much battery drain. I still find it slower for the moto x. siri handles playing of music by voice better than the moto x. Although, the x is touch less. besides that, I can't think of anymore, but they limit for a purpose. It is to keep things simple and easy to use because they target a different crowd.

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    10-11-2013 09:25 AM
  19. mount.zed's Avatar
    some rather mature thoughtful posts. great work everyone.
    10-11-2013 09:26 AM
  20. thegrants82's Avatar
    I think that it's great for the consumer. Android is a force to be reckoned with. Apple is better at some things and Android is better at others. Advantages to each. The winner here is us. I really and truly believe that for me, personally, Android will win me over sometime in 2014 for good. Apple is great and they make great things but they fell asleep at the wheel ala blackberry. Right now, today, apple fits my needs and wants better than android but the minute that changes then so do I. I believe that the the Moto X is the start of big things and for 2014 the N5 will be the game changer. For me.
    some rather mature thoughtful posts. great work everyone.
    10-11-2013 09:39 AM
  21. phositadc's Avatar
    No offense because I love android and probably won't go back to iOS. However, iOS does have better Facebook integration than android. Also, the IOS Imessage is way better than the Motorola connect. Although that might change someday. IPhone does have superior lighting of the phone outside. the find my phone app works flawlessly without much battery drain. I still find it slower for the moto x. siri handles playing of music by voice better than the moto x. Although, the x is touch less. besides that, I can't think of anymore, but they limit for a purpose. It is to keep things simple and easy to use because they target a different crowd.

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    Fair enough. I guess I don't really use any of that stuff so I wouldn't know about it.

    Would love to hear from others as to what iOS can do that android can't. I was very pleased that iOS finally got quick settings toggles for WiFi/Bluetooth/etc. I also remember that I really liked iOS "do not disturb" mode. The sleeping mode in Moto assist is similar, but can't easily be manually activated.

    Again, not to start a flame war but just honestly to know.

    Sent from my XT1053
    10-11-2013 09:54 AM
  22. FoneFreak's Avatar
    This comparison is worth a watch....


    The biggest eye opener is the camera review portion of it. the 5S does over saturate pictures a ton. For me I'd always rather have a picture of what I was looking at be as accurate as possible, not blown out to show more vibrant colors because they look better on a smaller screen. To me it's the same thing as a high-end LCD or Plasma TV in the store and how they are set to "VIVID" mode for store use to grab your eye while walking by. I always calibrate my TV's to be accurate as possible and colors look they way they are suppose too. If I want to tweak them I will, but I don't want the camera doing it for me unless I want it too.
    I'm just curious to know if the review was done with the new Moto X camera update or without? As he got great results and if it is before the update than the update only enhanced what his findings were and improved things even more.
    10-11-2013 10:21 AM
  23. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    No offense because I love android and probably won't go back to iOS. However, iOS does have better Facebook integration than android. Also, the IOS Imessage is way better than the Motorola connect. Although that might change someday. IPhone does have superior lighting of the phone outside. the find my phone app works flawlessly without much battery drain. I still find it slower for the moto x. siri handles playing of music by voice better than the moto x. Although, the x is touch less. besides that, I can't think of anymore, but they limit for a purpose. It is to keep things simple and easy to use because they target a different crowd.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong...

    That imessage only allows you to send SMS to other apple users? Whereas moto connect can send to all? In that case it's apples to oranges in my opinion because youre trying to say having a limited amount of people you can connect with is better than connecting with anyone you choose.

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    10-11-2013 11:31 AM
  24. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    Duplicate.
    10-11-2013 11:32 AM
  25. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    One of the biggest deal breaker for iOS/Android was the ability to locally edit documents and excel files, attach them to emails and send.

    I'm often emailed for certain documents or being sent them and need to do it on the go. Android was easiest for this to happen.

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    10-11-2013 11:38 AM
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