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  1. UJ95x's Avatar
    Hmm. So if they increased the screen to something like 4.9 would it get taller or wider?

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    11-27-2013 07:05 PM
  2. phositadc's Avatar
    keep in mind X has on screen buttons, so "usable" area of the screen is more like 4.4" compared to a phone with capacitive buttons. So s4 with its capacitive buttons will seem much larger than the X than 5" vs 4.7" would lead you to believe.

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    11-27-2013 08:33 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    keep in mind X has on screen buttons, so "usable" area of the screen is more like 4.4" compared to a phone with capacitive buttons. So s4 with its capacitive buttons will seem much larger than the X than 5" vs 4.7" would lead you to believe.

    Sent from my XT1053
    I know but I'm starting to like the on-screen buttons. I prefer hardware buttons but if having them on-screen allows you to have a smaller phone than I'll take that over hardware buttons any day

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    11-27-2013 08:58 PM
  4. ultravisitor's Avatar
    There sure is a lot of butthurt in that comment thread.

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    11-27-2013 09:07 PM
  5. imurrx's Avatar
    there are better options like the G2 and Note 3. .
    If you are looking for a phablet, then yes I agree.

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    11-28-2013 01:03 AM
  6. phositadc's Avatar
    I know but I'm starting to like the on-screen buttons. I prefer hardware buttons but if having them on-screen allows you to have a smaller phone than I'll take that over hardware buttons any day

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    I agree I love on screen buttons.

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    11-28-2013 06:16 AM
  7. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I know but I'm starting to like the on-screen buttons. I prefer hardware buttons but if having them on-screen allows you to have a smaller phone than I'll take that over hardware buttons any day

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    After the onscreen buttons of the Galaxy Nexus, I don't want a phone with capacitive or hardware buttons.

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    11-28-2013 08:55 AM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    After the onscreen buttons of the Galaxy Nexus, I don't want a phone with capacitive or hardware buttons.

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    I've never had a phone with on-screen buttons so I wouldn't know exactly how they compare but they seemed alright when I was playing around with a Moto X at an AT&T store
    11-28-2013 11:45 AM
  9. return_0's Avatar
    the majority of people seem to disagree with the notion that the Moto X is the best Android phone on the market. Poor sales numbers seem to point that out.
    Sales numbers aren't an indicator of how good a phone is or even how well it suits the average customer. If that were true, the iPhone would be deemed the best phone, and the Nexus 4 would be considered among the worst.
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    11-28-2013 11:55 AM
  10. return_0's Avatar
    ****If you're on contract and especially on VZW
    Remember, at least for now, the moto X is $349 off contract. But other than during this deal, I guess Nexus phones would be a better deal.

    don't care much about reading or gaming
    Have we really gotten to the point where a 720p screen is considered bad for reading? I can read perfectly fine on my 768p Nexus 4, so I don't see how it would be difficult on the Moto X.
    And likewise, is the Snapdragon S4 Pro really considered bad for gaming? It's only a step below the Snapdragon 600, and again, from experience from my N4, I have no problem with playing games (even 3D games). Truth is, while the Moto X doesn't have the best specs, it's still a powerhouse.
    11-28-2013 12:00 PM
  11. return_0's Avatar
    keep in mind X has on screen buttons, so "usable" area of the screen is more like 4.4" compared to a phone with capacitive buttons. So s4 with its capacitive buttons will seem much larger than the X than 5" vs 4.7" would lead you to believe.

    Sent from my XT1053
    When you subtract the on-screen buttons, it's actually 4.56" of space. Much closer to 4.7" than what you would be led to believe. And besides, with KitKat, the new immersive mode lets you use lots of applications without the on-screen buttons taking up space.
    11-28-2013 12:03 PM
  12. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Have we really gotten to the point where a 720p screen is considered bad for reading? I can read perfectly fine on my 768p Nexus 4, so I don't see how it would be difficult on the Moto X.
    Some people are at the same place they always were and refuse to move from: MOAR SPECS = MORE BETTER!

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    11-28-2013 12:06 PM
  13. return_0's Avatar
    Some people are at the same place they always were and refuse to move from: MOAR SPECS = MORE BETTER!

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    Agreed. In the case of a screen though, I'd say a higher resolution is better (at least until you pass that threshold of about 1080p or 400ppi), but a 720p screen is still far more than adequate.
    11-28-2013 12:14 PM
  14. ericizzy1's Avatar
    When you subtract the on-screen buttons, it's actually 4.56" of space. Much closer to 4.7" than what you would be led to believe. And besides, with KitKat, the new immersive mode lets you use lots of applications without the on-screen buttons taking up space.
    Do you need to enbale this mode or is it on by default?
    11-28-2013 01:54 PM
  15. return_0's Avatar
    Do you need to enbale this mode or is it on by default?
    If I'm not mistaken, certain apps will enable it automatically when needed; for example, when reading a book in Google Play Books.
    11-28-2013 02:48 PM
  16. MichaelMcEntire's Avatar
    Remember, at least for now, the moto X is $349 off contract. But other than during this deal, I guess Nexus phones would be a better deal.


    Have we really gotten to the point where a 720p screen is considered bad for reading? I can read perfectly fine on my 768p Nexus 4, so I don't see how it would be difficult on the Moto X.
    And likewise, is the Snapdragon S4 Pro really considered bad for gaming? It's only a step below the Snapdragon 600, and again, from experience from my N4, I have no problem with playing games (even 3D games). Truth is, while the Moto X doesn't have the best specs, it's still a powerhouse.
    I actually thought this processor was only a S4 pro by name. I thought the X8 was more like a S600 cut in half with two low power cores added for special features and off loading of menial tasks. It even has the same GPU doesn't it?

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    11-28-2013 04:02 PM
  17. return_0's Avatar
    I actually thought this processor was only a S4 pro by name. I thought the X8 was more like a S600 cut in half with two low power cores added for special features and off loading of menial tasks. It even has the same GPU doesn't it?

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    I don't think so; from looking at the specs it looks just like the dual-core MSM8960 Pro. I believe that's the Nexus 7 (2013) whose processor is an S4 Pro by name but closer to an S600 in reality.
    11-28-2013 04:50 PM
  18. UJ95x's Avatar
    I don't think so; from looking at the specs it looks just like the dual-core MSM8960 Pro. I believe that's the Nexus 7 (2013) whose processor is an S4 Pro by name but closer to an S600 in reality.
    The Nexus 7 (2013) has a SD800. The Moto X has a modified S4 Pro (X8)

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    11-28-2013 05:22 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 (2013) has a SD800. The Moto X has a modified S4 Pro (X8)

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    Are you sure about the processor in the '13 Nexus 7?

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    11-28-2013 06:31 PM
  20. return_0's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 (2013) has a SD800. The Moto X has a modified S4 Pro (X8)

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    N7 definitely has an S600, not an S800.
    11-28-2013 07:12 PM
  21. UJ95x's Avatar
    N7 definitely has an S600, not an S800.
    Looks like we were both wrong. https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3247662?hl=en
    It has an S4 Pro. Idk why I always thought it had an 800 XD
    11-28-2013 07:38 PM
  22. return_0's Avatar
    Looks like we were both wrong. https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3247662?hl=en
    It has an S4 Pro. Idk why I always thought it had an 800 XD
    No, it's advertised as an S4 Pro, but it's actually much closer to an S600. I don't remember which, but some tech websites looked into it and found that out.
    11-28-2013 07:45 PM
  23. androidatic's Avatar
    meenova is a good workaround. but the mimucare on kickstarter seems like a better work around. handles four types of cards and for 8 bucks. you cant beat that. two days left until their project ends. ill keep u updated if you want.
    I am interested in reading your experience with it.

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    11-29-2013 12:35 PM
  24. scrounger's Avatar
    meenova is a good workaround. but the mimucare on kickstarter seems like a better work around. handles four types of cards and for 8 bucks. you cant beat that. two days left until their project ends. ill keep u updated if you want.
    It might help as you post all over to add a link to the page.

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    11-29-2013 12:56 PM
  25. androidatic's Avatar
    It might help as you post all over to add a link to the page.

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    Here is the link

    Mini Multi Card Reader for Smartphones & Tablets - MiMuCare by Anthony Justin Bass — Kickstarter

    But man that thing is huge. I guess it has to be to accommodate full size cards. I prefer the small size of the Meenova using a micro SD card.

    Meenova.com, Welcome
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    11-30-2013 07:28 PM
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