1. dc9super80's Avatar
    The Moto X is being sold here in Mexico, albeit only in black and white. I think it is a great phone on paper, almost stock but with useful features. The specs are a bit weak though. I currently own an iPhone so specs are not my selling points, but this is Android, its what i hear about most.

    Do you guys think the Moto X is a good buy on a two year contract? It is cheaper than the GS4 and iPhone, which are twice as expensive on contract.

    Do think the Moto X will be properly updated in the future?

    Is this a good phone for someone returning an to Android phone after a long stint on iOS?

    In the same price range my options are Moto X and Xperia ZL

    More expensive, the GS4.

    Tapatalking on the N7....
    11-12-2013 08:23 AM
  2. JRDroid's Avatar
    I think the Moto X is probably the best Android phone for someone coming to Android from iOS. I'm buying a Moto X on contract this week, so I'd say yes its a good buy still. I'd get the X over the ZL any day.
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    11-12-2013 09:33 AM
  3. uh60james's Avatar
    I don't have either phone but have spent a little bit playing around with a Moto X, I don't think I know anyone with a Sony phone yet alone an Xperia ZL so I can't really comment much on that.

    The Moto X is surprisingly small for a phone with a 4.7" screen and feels good in the hand, I think you would appreciate that coming from an iPhone. The Moto X has good battery life, thanks in part to the dual core processor. The Xperia ZL has a quad core, no idea about battery life but I'm assuming the Moto X wins. The active display on the Moto X is pretty cool IMO but you may find it gimicky, the same goes for the always listening feature. Just a few things I noticed from playing with a Moto X, I'm sure somebody that actually has one will chime in soon.

    If those were my only 2 options I would pick the X based on my short time with it. I don't know if it's an option but the Nexus 5 would be worth looking at.
    11-12-2013 09:45 AM
  4. Johnly's Avatar
    It will be interesting to see how the moto x holds up in two years, but it is a wonderful device.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-12-2013 10:34 AM
  5. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    I just bought it unlocked. Switching from my N5. From the reviews this is a very well made device and will tie me over until the moto X sequel
    11-12-2013 11:32 AM
  6. mhettrich's Avatar
    I have both a Moto X and Nexus 5. In my opinion, the Moto X is the best Android phone that one can buy at the moment.
    Ry likes this.
    11-12-2013 11:44 AM
  7. grooks's Avatar
    I'm glad people are able to give their honest opinions after trying both the Moto X and N5.
    11-12-2013 11:51 AM
  8. mhettrich's Avatar
    Have to be honest about it. Don't get me wrong, the N5 is a great device, I just happen to like what the X offers much more. Battery life is better, and Active Display is something I just can't live without. I said this in the N5 forums as well, it's a great problem that we have all these awesome phones to choose from. Speaks volumes about how far Android has come from the start.
    11-12-2013 12:03 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    Do you guys think the Moto X is a good buy on a two year contract? It is cheaper than the GS4 and iPhone, which are twice as expensive on contract.
    Yes.

    Do think the Moto X will be properly updated in the future?
    Yes.

    But if the apps I need work now and work 2 years from now without needing a system update, I'm fine. I don't need an update for the sake of an update. Plus, Google Play services gets updated without requiring a system version update. And a lot of the Google apps get updated in the Play Store. Motorola even has some of their apps (Touchless Control, Camera) in the Play Store as well.

    Is this a good phone for someone returning an to Android phone after a long stint on iOS?
    Yes.
    11-12-2013 12:07 PM
  10. bandityo's Avatar
    Im still feeling that the moto x is best deal out there, followed closely by nexus 5. however, due to the size and active notifications, the moto x will always win.... won my heart from my iphone 5, nexus 4 and my HTC one
    11-12-2013 01:05 PM
  11. dc9super80's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I am pretty convinced now. I am glad that many compared it with the N5 (another possible choice), as I do appreciate stock or close to stock Android.
    11-12-2013 01:45 PM
  12. mhettrich's Avatar
    Neither choice is bad. Both phones are great, so either way you'll be happy.
    11-12-2013 01:48 PM
  13. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    moto x for me will be the best android device out there until moto x2 gets released next year!
    mhettrich and huntnyc like this.
    11-12-2013 02:04 PM
  14. JRDroid's Avatar
    I was planning on buying a N5 on launch day and hesitated. The further we get from the launch of the Nexus 5, the more glad I am that I didn't and held of for the Moto X.
    DS1331 likes this.
    11-12-2013 02:19 PM
  15. Saneless's Avatar
    I was planning on buying a N5 on launch day and hesitated. The further we get from the launch of the Nexus 5, the more glad I am that I didn't and held of for the Moto X.
    I almost bought one just to do it, but waited. Glad I did. Everyone complains in reviews about all the things I was worried about - camera, battery, size, and that it's not as innovative as the X.
    huntnyc and mhettrich like this.
    11-12-2013 02:31 PM
  16. JRDroid's Avatar
    I almost bought one just to do it, but waited. Glad I did. Everyone complains in reviews about all the things I was worried about - camera, battery, size, and that it's not as innovative as the X.
    Yeah, it seems like 80% of the reviews say "Unless your buying off contract and only have $350 -$400 to spend, get a Moto X."
    mhettrich and Ry like this.
    11-12-2013 03:57 PM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    Essentially - if you have a Moto X now, there's no real-world performance reason to switch to a Nexus 5.

    If you don't plan on leaving your current carrier and don't mind taking the upgrade price and new contract, get the Moto X.

    And if Verizon is the best carrier for your needs right now, go Moto X if you want a "stock-Android + Motorola enhancements" experience.
    11-12-2013 04:29 PM
  18. Saneless's Avatar
    Yeah, it seems like 80% of the reviews say "Unless your buying off contract and only have $350 -$400 to spend, get a Moto X."
    Maybe it applies more to people overseas, but hearing things like "It's the best phone for $350 you can buy" does nothing for me when there's zero advantage of buying off-contract for most carriers. You're just throwing subsidy dollars away and paying the same amount each month.

    And in the end, after 6 months or so, I've long forgotten how much money I've spent. If the phone's bad, it's bad, and that's all I'm faced with. I bought the Nexus S for 150 bucks and that's dirt cheap, but it didn't change the fact that everyday I ran out of space. Some problems still exist despite its being much cheaper than the alternatives.
    11-12-2013 05:46 PM
  19. grooks's Avatar
    Maybe it applies more to people overseas, but hearing things like "It's the best phone for $350 you can buy" does nothing for me when there's zero advantage of buying off-contract for most carriers. You're just throwing subsidy dollars away and paying the same amount each month.
    With the number of prepaid options out there, buying off-contract is becoming advantageous for more people. I purchased the Moto X for $540 and ported my number to a GoPhone (AT&T) plan that costs $60/month. Over 2 years I will save ~$600 compared to a post paid AT&T plan. In my situation, I would be throwing away dollars purchasing the phone on contract.
    11-12-2013 06:14 PM
  20. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Maybe it applies more to people overseas, but hearing things like "It's the best phone for $350 you can buy" does nothing for me when there's zero advantage of buying off-contract for most carriers. You're just throwing subsidy dollars away and paying the same amount each month.

    And in the end, after 6 months or so, I've long forgotten how much money I've spent. If the phone's bad, it's bad, and that's all I'm faced with. I bought the Nexus S for 150 bucks and that's dirt cheap, but it didn't change the fact that everyday I ran out of space. Some problems still exist despite its being much cheaper than the alternatives.
    If I wanted to be locked in to a carrier contract and pay more over the long term for a phone subsidy and pay more for data and minutes I'm not going to use, sure it makes sense not to get a N5 if stock Google Android isn't as important to me.

    But I don't want to be locked into another overpriced carrier contract. And I want to own my phones free and clear. And stock Google Android can be somewhat basic but I really don't care. I have an excellent phone for my purposes, except for maybe the speaker for music without ear phones, that didn't cost as much as a gs4.

    As for running out of space the n5 and Moto x are comparable in internal storage. I got the 32 but I still wish it had SD. The battery is better than average in my opinion.

    Sent from my LG870 via Tapatalk 2
    11-12-2013 06:17 PM
  21. mayconvert's Avatar
    Do you guys think the Moto X is a good buy on a two year contract? It is cheaper than the GS4 and iPhone, which are twice as expensive on contract.

    Excellent buy. I have the solid white version. Love it.

    Do think the Moto X will be properly updated in the future?

    Yes. Moto/Google have already announced that this phone WILL have 4.4 (which will make a fast phone even Faster) 100% certain 4.4 coming soon.

    Is this a good phone for someone returning an to Android phone after a long stint on iOS?
    The best! This was the first android phone EVER to make me NOT miss iOS at all. 4.7" screen that is big, yet can be used 1 handed with ease.

    Not a big fan of sony phones. they are like LG. they both make Great phones but then have zero updates ever.

    I have tried all the phones in my sig. I have the Note 3 (again) and still have the moto x. I am trying to decide between the two phones. The Note 3 is a beast. Awesome in every way but I still miss the moto x as my every day driver. I can't say which way I am going yet. Both phones ROCK. Today I'm 51/49 (moto/note) .. I miss my hands free, active screen notifications..
    After you have the moto, you may never want anything else. I thought about hanging with the note 3 and going back moto x when the moto x2 comes out.
    If I had to make a statement today it would be: The moto x is the best phone ever. specs don't mean crap. experience is what matters and moto x takes that to a new level.
    dc9super80 likes this.
    11-13-2013 02:02 AM

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