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  1. mayconvert's Avatar
    I am going to throw my Vote for the Moto X. Best android phone I've used so far. I am sure I will try a Nexus 5, G2 or Note 3 in the next couple months as well.
    (used iPhone for last several years, tried many android phones, kept going back to iPhone. Moto X made me sell my iPhone yesterday.)
    I will go back to iPhone soon as they pull their heads out of their bung and make a 5"+ screen on the phone.
    10-27-2013 04:55 PM
  2. imurrx's Avatar
    I agree with a previous post that if you are willing to lean and put the time in, then the moto x will be a great phone for you. My dad wanted to switch from iPhone to the moto x but has a short fuse when it comes to learning new things. He needs a"taken by the hand approach" to learn.

    I suggested him to stay with iPhone and go with the 5s. he got the moto x. 48 hours later he switched to the 5s. He really loves some of the things I can do with the moto x, but did not have the time or patients to learn it.

    The iPhone is the jitter bug of the smart phone world.

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    10-27-2013 05:13 PM
  3. TechTinker's Avatar
    Good Morning!

    I am a 59 year male (old school) that has been using IPhones since day one. Actually, used to use a Motorola bag phone back in the day. Anyway, I am intrigued with the android phones. I currently use the IPhone 4S but would really like to make a change. I primarily use my phone to talk, listen to music (Sirius, Pandora, Spotify) when I run/workout and also Bluetooth in the car. Will use the internet for driving instructions and just normal web surfing.

    My question is am I too old to make the switch and should I just stick to the easy to use IPhones? If not, of the androids, would the Moto X be my choice? As you can see, my use of the phone is very simple. Don't need a lot of bells an whistles. But would like to try a new position (lol).

    Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated!!
    Maybe it's just me, but I found some stuff on the iPhone actually harder than on Android. The Settings app is one thing I'm annoyed with.
    Google Play Music and Books are pretty simple. For $10 a month Play Music can stream music with both radio's and any song they have you will have access to on demand. And yes Pandora is on Android, same with Shazam (Which some people think Android dosent have o.O). Spotifiy is also a pretty good streaming app, more music is on there, but they added a 11 hours a month limit. Either Tunein or rdio will play music by what mood you want (forgot).
    Stock Android has been plenty simple, it works and its amazing, more so than touchwiz. The Moto X has the smoothness. And if you want REALY simple, theres this.
    The Moto X by Motorola also features great cellular/wifi radios in addition to the three mics make for pretty good calls, and the dimple on the back is amazing for calls. Chrome is great, and the new Safari is a copy of it.
    10-27-2013 05:18 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Good Morning!

    I am a 59 year male (old school) that has been using IPhones since day one. Actually, used to use a Motorola bag phone back in the day. Anyway, I am intrigued with the android phones. I currently use the IPhone 4S but would really like to make a change. I primarily use my phone to talk, listen to music (Sirius, Pandora, Spotify) when I run/workout and also Bluetooth in the car. Will use the internet for driving instructions and just normal web surfing.

    My question is am I too old to make the switch and should I just stick to the easy to use IPhones? If not, of the androids, would the Moto X be my choice? As you can see, my use of the phone is very simple. Don't need a lot of bells an whistles. But would like to try a new position (lol).

    Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated!!
    Welcome to Android Central I like your username
    Of all the great Android phones out now I'd recommend the Moto X since it is a similar size as the iPhone 5/5S but still has a great screen size; or maybe the Nexus 5 if you're willing to wait. Having a stock Android phone will make the transition a whole lot easier than if you were to go with something like the S4 or HTC One which have custom skins.
    10-27-2013 05:25 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me, but I found some stuff on the iPhone actually harder than on Android. The Settings app is one thing I'm annoyed with.
    Google Play Music and Books are pretty simple. For $10 a month Play Music can stream music with both radio's and any song they have you will have access to on demand. And yes Pandora is on Android, same with Shazam (Which some people think Android dosent have o.O). Spotifiy is also a pretty good streaming app, more music is on there, but they added a 11 hours a month limit. Either Tunein or rdio will play music by what mood you want (forgot).
    Stock Android has been plenty simple, it works and its amazing, more so than touchwiz. The Moto X has the smoothness. And if you want REALY simple, theres this.
    The Moto X by Motorola also features great cellular/wifi radios in addition to the three mics make for pretty good calls, and the dimple on the back is amazing for calls. Chrome is great, and the new Safari is a copy of it.
    I agree with you, the settings in iOS is a lot less organized than stock Android. iOS 7's Quick Toggles also pale in comparison to Android's since you it is has pre-set toggles. I also hate that you can't hold the Wi-Fi icon and be taken into the Wi-Fi settings. Just my 2 cents
    10-27-2013 05:27 PM
  6. fldude99's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me, but I found some stuff on the iPhone actually harder than on Android. The Settings app is one thing I'm annoyed with.
    Google Play Music and Books are pretty simple. For $10 a month Play Music can stream music with both radio's and any song they have you will have access to on demand. And yes Pandora is on Android, same with Shazam (Which some people think Android dosent have o.O). Spotifiy is also a pretty good streaming app, more music is on there, but they added a 11 hours a month limit. Either Tunein or rdio will play music by what mood you want (forgot).
    Stock Android has been plenty simple, it works and its amazing, more so than touchwiz. The Moto X has the smoothness. And if you want REALY simple, theres this.
    The Moto X by Motorola also features great cellular/wifi radios in addition to the three mics make for pretty good calls, and the dimple on the back is amazing for calls. Chrome is great, and the new Safari is a copy of it.
    May I ask why the dimple has anything to do with an "amazing" call?
    10-27-2013 06:35 PM
  7. unclebert's Avatar
    My dad is 74 and got his first smartphone a few months ago, he got the s4 and loves it. He's kinda a computer nerd anyway and picked up on everything very well

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
    10-27-2013 06:37 PM
  8. TechTinker's Avatar
    May I ask why the dimple has anything to do with an "amazing" call?
    Especially long calls, its a nice place to rest your finger, and decrease uncomfort.
    10-27-2013 06:41 PM
  9. fldude99's Avatar
    Especially long calls, its a nice place to rest your finger, and decrease uncomfort.
    Lol...cool. Whatever floats the boat. For myself, I seldom if ever am holding the phone when talking on it...much prefer to use a BT
    10-27-2013 06:45 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    If you'd asked 35 minutes later, I'd have said yeah... way too old Seriously though, no. My father is 66 and just got his first Android. There have been a few strange questions, but if you can navigate a computer, they're pretty straightforward
    10-27-2013 07:15 PM
  11. ddsdavid's Avatar
    Age has nothing to do with using an Android. Are you willing to learn new things and does technology intimidate you?
    Jump in, learn a little, and have fun.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
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    10-27-2013 07:23 PM
  12. Westiemom's Avatar

    The iPhone is the jitter bug of the smart phone world.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Gotta love that! Lol!

    Sent from my XT1080 using AC Forums mobile app
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    10-27-2013 07:23 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    The iPhone is the jitter bug of the smart phone world.

    Posted via Android Central App
    ^^^ This ^^^
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    10-27-2013 07:27 PM
  14. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Good Morning!......I am a 59 year male But would like to try a new position (lol).
    Since "80 is the new 50", and since i myself am headed for the big "55", the answer is an unequivocal, "no way are u too old for anything, much less Android".

    I personally would suggest the LG G2 for the ultimate Android experience, and quite frankly, with all the "How to Tips & Tricks" vids on youtube (preferably MINE- shameless plug
    , there really isn't ANYTHING "too hard to learn" these days : )

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    BTC

    **Edit... Sorry y'all, didn't realize this was a Moto X forum, (saw the post in the Trending Now category) but i couldn't figure out how to delete post...
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    10-27-2013 07:32 PM
  15. UJ95x's Avatar
    Since "80 is the new 50", and since i myself am headed for the big "55", the answer is an unequivocal, "no way are u too old for anything, much less Android".

    I personally would suggest the LG G2 for the ultimate Android experience, and quite frankly, with all the "How to Tips & Tricks" vids on youtube (preferably MINE- shameless plug
    , there really isn't ANYTHING "too hard to learn" these days : )

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    **Edit... Sorry y'all, didn't realize this was a Moto X forum, (saw the post in the Trending Now category) but i couldn't figure out how to delete post...
    Just wondering why you think the G2 would offer the maximum Android experience?
    10-27-2013 10:00 PM
  16. timeforachange's Avatar
    Unbelievable! Just got back to the house and found all these wonderful comments. I am blown away at the interest in my post. Will be out of town for a couple of days but when I get back, I am going to the ATT store to test drive the Moto X. You all have given me the confidence to try it. This is a wonderful forum with great people taking the time to help. Really means a lot in this day and time. I will let you know what happens. Many thanks again!!!
    10-27-2013 10:07 PM
  17. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Unbelievable! Just got back to the house and found all these wonderful comments. I am blown away at the interest in my post. Will be out of town for a couple of days but when I get back, I am going to the ATT store to test drive the Moto X. You all have given me the confidence to try it. This is a wonderful forum with great people taking the time to help. Really means a lot in this day and time. I will let you know what happens. Many thanks again!!!
    Getting to the Trending Now list helps with many responses.

    I think the biggest thing to keep in mind is what is called the learning curve; basically, the time it takes to get used to a new thing. Other than that, the X is a pretty simple device compared to what else is out there.

    Feel free to post back what you think of the device, and obviously any questions. Someone is always around to help. It may even be me....I am almost always connected.
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    10-27-2013 10:17 PM
  18. Edwill86's Avatar
    My father is 66 and has a motox and before that a thunder bolt. If your willing to read and learn then you can use android. My dad comes and tells me some new things with android I did t even know sometimes.

    I hope you take the plunge. You won't be disappointed.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-27-2013 11:16 PM
  19. mayconvert's Avatar
    Just wondering why you think the G2 would offer the maximum Android experience?
    Boss and I both share a love for LG phones it seems. LG's interface is there, but its subtle. Not in your face like samsung's TW.
    The G2 has a beautiful display, easy to hold, not too complicated, but still has some great features.
    5.2" is great for those that want a bigger screen without going to a 6+ inch screen like HTC One max, Mega etc.

    Moto X
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    10-28-2013 12:29 AM
  20. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    Welcome!

    Don't think that you're too old to swap, sometimes the change is just what is needed!

    You didn't mention whether the size of the phone is important, and if so, whether you want to stick to iPhone sizes? Assuming you wouldn't rule out something a little larger, I would suggest a couple of phones, one android and the other a windows phone.

    For android, I would suggest waiting for the new Nexus 5, it should be a good phone when it is released - date not yet confirmed. If you want to keep the phone to a similar size to Apple's, then a mid-range Samsung like the S4 mini might meet your needs. I've not used this phone, so can't comment on its pros/cons.

    As an alternative, I would also recommend a Windows phone. Having a Lumia 920, I know the call quality is very good and it has free Nokia Drive and Maps built in, which you can download so you won't even need to use your internet allowance. There's also full Word, Excel etc so if you use an office pc, it ought to sync easily. Camera is also of good quality. In regard to size, there are several (almost too many) in the range to choose from, so you should find one that meets your criterion.

    Hope these help.
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    10-28-2013 04:06 AM
  21. dakeb's Avatar
    my technophobe wife is in her fifties and has always use an old simple Nokia phone with a keypad.She only used it for voice calls and text messages. She was gutted and scared when it finally broke.

    I bought her a Samsung galaxy S4 mini, set it up in basic mode, and now she loves it.

    She has ventured into the internet and messaging via whatsapp. She can't put it down now.

    She would never go back.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk 2
    10-28-2013 04:53 AM
  22. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Just wondering why you think the G2 would offer the maximum Android experience?

    Oh noooo, you've asked me to elaborate on my "fav subject"...lol ok, i'll try to be brief!


    well, there's about 500 of my vids on my channel that easily substantiate my claim, every single User review i read is close to 5 stars (and i'm talking hundreds- yes, i am obsessed!) in addition to having used just about every other phone that ever existed and never finding one that could come close to this lag-free quality Android experience the LG G2 delivers, , but the short answer is, its the perfect blend of speed, portability, style, size, features, price, ease of use, high quality camera, ENDLESS battery life, internal storage, wireless storage etc etc etc

    BTC
    10-28-2013 04:59 AM
  23. romdude's Avatar
    So you've decided to try a Moto X, that was the next thing I wanted to get, I ended up getting an HTC One for the big, bright and sharp screen, blinkfeed (if you configure it, it can show news you like, your twitter and facebook updates) and front speakers (great so don't have to cup your hands to hear some videos). Anyway, the reason why a Moto X is good for you is that it is the only phone at the moment that can remain on and always listen to google now (siri like) commands without you touching or turning on the phone. It is a battery saver and simple to use. But if you are having a hard time with the interface, there is Espier Launcher and Espier Launcher IOS 7, it will let you use your android phone like your iphone until you are ready to move on to the android interface. Just use youtube for videos on how to use things like how to use Google Now. Also, here is a simple guide I found that would help you explain the difference:

    Jumping Ship from iPhone to Android: A Switcher's Guide

    Good luck.
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    10-28-2013 08:41 AM
  24. swebb's Avatar
    Lots of good information here. You can hardly go wrong with any of the newer ATT phones.

    FWIW, I'm 60 and have been using Android phones since the HTC Hero, about 4 years I believe. IMO your best bet is the Moto X or LG G2. Samsung and HTC phones are also excellent but they pile on more of their customizations than Motorola and LG. They may be a bit overwhelming with all the choices. Moto and LG are more basic Android. The differences, Moto X is a bit smaller with an excellent feel and form factor; LG has a larger, better screen. You won't go wrong with either. Each of the screens will be a huge improvement over your iPhone.

    I personally have the LG Nexus 4 and plan on getting the N5 in a few days. These are also excellent but only make sense if you are not on a carrier service contract ( you want prepaid or TMobile simple choice instead). If you want to remain on an ATT contract you are better off getting one of the subsidized phones for much less.
    10-28-2013 09:06 AM
  25. Strawdawg's Avatar
    I will be 72 on 11/11. You are certainly not too old! I left the iPhone after the 3GS and went to a Galaxy and now the Moto-X. Android is not difficult to use no matter what you used before. The Moto-X is jsut as easy to use as an iPhone and I like Android better than the apple products. I, too, started with a bag phone back in the 80's and I think the X is the best phone I have owned.
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    10-28-2013 09:30 AM
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