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  1. angry english's Avatar
    This is the 1st time I've ever not known what to do with phone choice, I was never really interested in the Moto X until I used the "OK Google" feature on my N5, I love it, it makes my day so much easier and safer, but I know the Moto X takes it further by listening when the screen is off.

    I've never even held a Moto X but I really want to try it but I'm worried its gonna lag behind my Nexus 5, I know nobody can tell me what to do, but I'm looking for opinions from you guys, Jerry's Vs was informative but still left me undecided

    Here's what I love about my Nexus 5:
    The screen, I really like how sharp it is, I'm worries the Moto X might look mudded compared.

    Vanilla Android, I'm not much of a skin person, seems the Moto X is almost vanilla also.

    Build quality, I think the Nexus 5 is well built and feels well.

    Speed, the Nexus 5 is fast.... At everything, worried if I see a noticeable difference with the X, I'm not into benchmarks, I'm into everyday life marks lol

    Thanks people

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    11-18-2013 05:57 PM
  2. Lanhoj's Avatar
    If you already have the N5, keep it.
    I'd say the same if you already had the X - keep it.

    They're similar enough IMO to not really need trading one for the other.
    Ry, Paisley, avenuePad and 4 others like this.
    11-18-2013 06:08 PM
  3. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    That nexus won't be faster than the moto x.

    And the boost from kit Kat that you get, that I know is very real after putting it on a friends nexus 4. Will be on the moto x soon.

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    angry english likes this.
    11-18-2013 06:47 PM
  4. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    if you want to have touch less controls and active display you should try moto x, also it supposedly gets better battery life than nexus 5 so thats another plus ..performance vice dont think you will notice any difference ..screen nexus 5 vs moto x it will depend what type screen tech you prefer Moto x definitely has deeper blacks better contrast and viewing angles, where nexus 5 is little sharper give its 1080p display

    This is the 1st time I've ever not known what to do with phone choice, I was never really interested in the Moto X until I used the "OK Google" feature on my N5, I love it, it makes my day so much easier and safer, but I know the Moto X takes it further by listening when the screen is off.

    I've never even held a Moto X but I really want to try it but I'm worried its gonna lag behind my Nexus 5, I know nobody can tell me what to do, but I'm looking for opinions from you guys, Jerry's Vs was informative but still left me undecided

    Here's what I love about my Nexus 5:
    The screen, I really like how sharp it is, I'm worries the Moto X might look mudded compared.

    Vanilla Android, I'm not much of a skin person, seems the Moto X is almost vanilla also.

    Build quality, I think the Nexus 5 is well built and feels well.

    Speed, the Nexus 5 is fast.... At everything, worried if I see a noticeable difference with the X, I'm not into benchmarks, I'm into everyday life marks lol

    Thanks people

    Posted via Android Central App
    angry english likes this.
    11-18-2013 08:13 PM
  5. ddot196's Avatar
    Go to the store and pick one up and play with it for a bit. I think you will be surprised at the screen on the x. The amoled is sharp. The battery is awesome and the speaker is great as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-18-2013 08:52 PM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That could be a tough question. I think if you only have one phone the X may be a better choice (more features). If you have more than one phone the Nexus is a great addition.

    G Pad 8.3
    angry english likes this.
    11-18-2013 09:27 PM
  7. bfulton74's Avatar
    And it's getting timely upgrades.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-18-2013 09:47 PM
  8. planoman's Avatar
    All these comments are right on. I do like the bigger screen on the Nexus 5 but in no way is the Moto X screen lacking. It is amoled and is very nice. Active Notifications and touch less control are just so useful. Once the Moto X gets 4.4 and I can use Google Wallet, the Moto X will probably become my daily driver, or at least get switched out every other week. ( I have been using the Nexus 5 as my daily driver since Nov 7 to give it a good break in)
    11-18-2013 10:04 PM
  9. DS1331's Avatar
    Yes the form is perfect the screen surprised me on how amazing it is and coming from an HTC one this phone does not lag at all everything runs fast and perfect.

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-18-2013 10:08 PM
  10. Saneless's Avatar
    There is no lag on the X. And the size is perfect. I was torn between the two and went moto. Zero regrets

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    11-18-2013 10:32 PM
  11. GNexROC's Avatar
    Just hold a moto x. Its perfect. And no lag whatsoever. The active notifications are amazing. I just bump the couch cushion its sitting on and it instantly displays any notifications. That's if I can't wait a few seconds to see the notification appear on its own.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
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    11-18-2013 11:15 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    If I had a Nexus 5, I wouldn't give it up for a Moto X.

    I also wouldn't give up a Moto X for a Nexus 5 either.

    If I didn't have either phone, it would be a tougher decision.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-19-2013 12:16 AM
  13. cw0974's Avatar
    I don't even have the pleasure of buying the nexus 5 since I'm on verizon. If I had the nexus 5 already, I wouldn't let it go. It's definitely a keeper.
    11-19-2013 12:28 AM
  14. TechTinker's Avatar
    To me I find the X the better phone. But Nexus is Nexus never the less. The X has better speakers too.
    I remember reading a few people leaving their Nexus 5's for the X also.
    11-19-2013 12:47 AM
  15. zobog's Avatar
    I had no choice since I am in Verizon. But I will say the moto x is the best phone I ever owned. I will never go back to a phone that does not have active display or touchless control. In fact I think I am a Motorola guy for all phones the in foreseeable future. I like the build quality and the kevlar material and see no reason to go with another brand. I guess I am now a fanboy or a very satisfied customer. The moto x is just that good. Best phone I have ever owned period.

    Previous phones are BlackBerry something, blackberry storm, Motorola DROID, HTC trophy, iPhone 5, galaxy note 2, HTC droid DNA.

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    kembry likes this.
    11-19-2013 02:13 AM
  16. Tech First's Avatar
    I had to make the same choice between the N5 and Moto X. Having used both phones this is what I concluded

    Screen (depends on if you like AMOLED vs LCD tech)
    Battery (from what I read the Moto X does a bit better but I was not able to test this out personally in the short time I had with either unit)
    performance (if your a gamer the N5 is a little stronger, otherwise I couldn't tell a difference)
    ergonomics (Moto X is way more comfortable in the hands, the N5 looks like a slab and feels like a slab)
    Camera (Moto X with camera update is overall better mainly because the N5 has such an awful camera app/focus times)
    Build quality (to me the Moto X feels more solid, thats pretty anecdotal but if you look at the various drop test the Moto X tends to fare better and it does have the water resistant nanocoting)
    Price (clear win for the N5, you could grab a Moto X on contract or from republic wireless for $300 but for an unlocked phone the N5 is an easy win)
    google now/Always on (Moto X just makes better use of it with its amoled screen, I wasn't to big on the voice commands though)

    I didn't really test audio out so I cant really comment on that aspect. I guess just pick whats important to you and go with it. I preferred the slightly smaller form factor, always on notifications and stronger battery life so I went ahead and purchased the Moto X.
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    11-19-2013 02:27 AM
  17. Vaas's Avatar
    I didn't really test audio out so I cant really comment on that aspect. I guess just pick whats important to you and go with it. I preferred the slightly smaller form factor, always on notifications and stronger battery life so I went ahead and purchased the Moto X.
    Exact same reasons I chose the X. If only came down to price which it almost did, I was going with the N5. Since I was able to go through AT&T, I got the one I wanted, the X.
    Best phone I have owned yet.
    11-19-2013 06:10 AM
  18. sunburned's Avatar
    Why not read the article Jerry wrote on this EXACT topic? Instead of asking a bunch of biased people that already have the Moto X?

    Why not go to the store and actually hold and use a Moto X instead of worrying about lag and a bad screen and bad build quality that are obviously not problems with the Moto X?

    Get a Moto X. I played with a N5 yesterday and wasn't blown away by it. Nice phone, but too big for my taste. Same features or better on the X.

    And the speaker on the X is LOUD at full volume and very clear. My old Rezound was the first Beats phone and it didn't even compare to the volume of the X.
    11-19-2013 06:53 AM
  19. DS1331's Avatar
    I had no choice since I am in Verizon. But I will say the moto x is the best phone I ever owned. I will never go back to a phone that does not have active display or touchless control. In fact I think I am a Motorola guy for all phones the in foreseeable future. I like the build quality and the kevlar material and see no reason to go with another brand. I guess I am now a fanboy or a very satisfied customer. The moto x is just that good. Best phone I have ever owned period.

    Previous phones are BlackBerry something, blackberry storm, Motorola DROID, HTC trophy, iPhone 5, galaxy note 2, HTC droid DNA.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Pretty sure the x doesn't have kevlar anywhere on it

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    11-19-2013 08:13 AM
  20. angry english's Avatar
    Why not read the article Jerry wrote on this EXACT topic? Instead of asking a bunch of biased people that already have the Moto X?

    Why not go to the store and actually hold and use a Moto X instead of worrying about lag and a bad screen and bad build quality that are obviously not problems with the Moto X?

    Get a Moto X. I played with a N5 yesterday and wasn't blown away by it. Nice phone, but too big for my taste. Same features or better on the X.

    And the speaker on the X is LOUD at full volume and very clear. My old Rezound was the first Beats phone and it didn't even compare to the volume of the X.
    I don't know if you read my post or just went with the title, it does say I READ Jerry's Vs...... And I also find that the AC forums tend to be not so biased, and as for picking one up in a store obviously I would before buying one, but picking it up in the store is not the same as hearing from people that use the device daily, trust me, I've had over 20 phones since June 1st and the Moto X is one I didn't try, this is why I ask for opinions, as I've never had this issue before where I cannot make a decision

    Anyways guys thanks for all your advice, Im still scratching my head and may use both for a week or two

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    11-19-2013 08:52 AM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    ... Instead of asking a bunch of biased people that already have the Moto X?
    Harsh. Biased? Me? I try very very hard not to be. ...or any kind of fan-person.

    G2
    11-19-2013 08:58 AM
  22. benhmadison's Avatar
    This is the 1st time I've ever not known what to do with phone choice, I was never really interested in the Moto X until I used the "OK Google" feature on my N5, I love it, it makes my day so much easier and safer, but I know the Moto X takes it further by listening when the screen is off.

    I've never even held a Moto X but I really want to try it but I'm worried its gonna lag behind my Nexus 5, I know nobody can tell me what to do, but I'm looking for opinions from you guys, Jerry's Vs was informative but still left me undecided

    Here's what I love about my Nexus 5:
    The screen, I really like how sharp it is, I'm worries the Moto X might look mudded compared.

    Vanilla Android, I'm not much of a skin person, seems the Moto X is almost vanilla also.

    Build quality, I think the Nexus 5 is well built and feels well.

    Speed, the Nexus 5 is fast.... At everything, worried if I see a noticeable difference with the X, I'm not into benchmarks, I'm into everyday life marks lol

    Thanks people

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    For me it came down to a carrier locked bootloader. I thought I could deal with it and if there was ever a carrier phone that was almost perfect out of the box it would be the moto x, but at the end of the day it's my phone and I enjoy having the ability to experiment and flash custom Roms. I went from the x to the n5 and have no regrets.

    Now if I was a completely stock user who didn't root I would have stuck with the x. It depends on if you like to tinker. If you do I'd recommend sticking with the n5.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    kembry likes this.
    11-19-2013 08:59 AM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    ^ That's very true. Thanks for that.

    G2
    11-19-2013 09:01 AM
  24. TeknoBug's Avatar
    The two are somewhat similar in features, but the Moto X is a little smaller (close to an iPhone 5), keep the Nexus 5.

    Why not read the article Jerry wrote on this EXACT topic? Instead of asking a bunch of biased people that already have the Moto X?
    There were a couple nagging points in that article about the comparison, the camera was the biggest one- his Moto X HDR picture looks nothing like the ones on my Moto X, he was obviously doing something wrong. His article could've been better, especially with the proof reading from the editor (if they have one?).
    11-19-2013 09:07 AM
  25. phositadc's Avatar
    This is the 1st time I've ever not known what to do with phone choice
    I own both the N5 and the Moto X. Both are awesome. I'm keeping both.

    If I could only have one, I'd probably take the X. The N5 is just too big for me to comfortably use one handed. And since the X runs a basically vanilla version of android, and by all accounts is getting KitKat very soon, it wins the day for me.

    Believe it or not the only thing I really prefer on the N5 is the notification LED. Yep, I prefer that to active notifications... Call me crazy :P

    Sent from my XT1053
    11-19-2013 09:36 AM
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