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  1. CompMan2012's Avatar
    The only thing that even has me questioning not keeping the X is the camera. This thing is garbage compared to what I'm used to (last 3 phones - iPhone 5, DNA, S4). I have two kids and I use my phone for my digital camera. Everything else about this phone is perfect. It is the perfect Android phone, otherwise. And I like the camera interface/ease of use, but I'm having the hardest time getting a quality shot without the absolute perfect situation.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk

    I will agree with u in regards to the camera interface. Seems to me that they should of put more thought into having a 2013 camera in it than making the camera easy to use.
    12-12-2013 08:11 AM
  2. enik's Avatar


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    12-12-2013 09:24 AM
  3. mech1164's Avatar
    That's the beauty of Android, you have a great deal of choice. The OP is def on the Sammy side and that is fine. This just didn't meet to what he considers a great phone.

    I'm coming from a 2 year old Gnex that even with 4.3 was starting to show its age. This thing is a monster. All the reasons I wanted it are here. Good feel, great battery and better radios. The last one is of particular irritation for me. Now I just need to get a car cradle for it and I'm set.

    I hope the op finds what he is looking for. I know I sure did.

    Sent from my Moto X via Tapatalk
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    12-12-2013 09:41 AM
  4. wsrobert's Avatar
    Give Camera Awesome or Focal a try. Focal is free and in beta (camera from CM) and Camera Awesome is paid. I've tested the stock camera app against those two and Camera Zoom FX. Interestingly, each excels in different situations. Camera Awesome gives control of ISO and exposure (as does Focal but I think the algorithms in CA are better) so you can get much better low light shots with it and a steady hand. Outdoor shots with varying contrast, the stock cam in HDR mode actually does a really great job. In difficult lighting situations Focal is great as you can change where the exposure and focus are handled on screen, before the shot (Camera Awesome has this feature as well but its not currently supported on the moto x).

    I feel moto is close with their camera app. They need to punch up saturation just a bit and and maybe the contrast, provide control for exposure and iso...and then I think I could remove all other camera apps. The problem with low light shots in the moto x is that motorola bumps up the ISO too much which gives nicely lit shots but with lots of graininess. I'd rather bump exposure time and reduce ISO, manually. Or at least have the option to.

    Not ideal. Would be nice to preferably have one app that does well across the board. But until then, I keep all three on the phone for various situations.
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    12-12-2013 09:45 AM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    I guess the poor little guy never stood a chance since I had the nexus 5 first. Been using it for a week before I received the X. I was ready to ship the nexus back if I like the X, but It didn't happened. I wanted to like it though. The X is a good phone at the on-contract price ($50), but definitely not worth 372 off contract.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    If you buy it off-contract it makes sense to assume you'd be using it pre-paid, in the long run you save a lot more money than buying it on contract
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    12-12-2013 10:15 AM
  6. kolyan2k's Avatar
    At $350 for MX and N5 its a tough choice, at $500 for MX, I would pick N5 without any questions. I am gonna stop by BB today to check out N5 (I heard they carry then now). Camera does suck on MX. S4 changed the way I use mobile camera (I never used it before), so going back to something that can end up being useless worries me. Design, battery, and screen are all fine by me on MX.

    PS. I also thought that Moto Maker is overrated....but at the end I have MX that feels great in hand, made with quality, and is made with colors that I like. I was never able to get this out of Galaxy even with custom back covers.
    12-12-2013 10:23 AM
  7. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    A year ago at this time, I was convinced that i'd NEVER deviate from the Galaxy S line of devices. I LOVED my S3 and loved what Samsung was doing. Now, there's a Nexus 5 sitting here on my desk. I just got tired of Samsung packing in so many features yet not one of them was polished. When I got my S3, I defended all of their features because if you like them, they're there. If you don't like them, turn them off and don't worry about it. But that whole opinion changed as I watched my S3 struggle a few months ago. Then I realized that the features I liked, weren't polished because Samsung was more concerned with MORE MORE MORE! If they'd perfect 3 or 4 features at a time, I would love it.

    I also had a lot of people around me (including me) start to have serious hardware problems with various Samsung devices. 3 Galaxy S3's all had USB problems, a Galaxy S2, and a Galaxy S. It's clear to me that Samsung wants the wow factor but they neglect the durability and dependability factor. I still want to be wowed after a year. And NOT because i'm having yet another problem with whatever Samsung phone i'm using. Quite frankly, I got tired of being a Samsung apologist. Obviously they still make outstanding phones. But I personally do not have the money to replace mine after every single year when everything starts to break.
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    12-12-2013 11:24 AM
  8. ab304945's Avatar
    This goes to show. One phone isn't good for everyone.

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    12-12-2013 11:42 AM
  9. gabbott's Avatar
    The always listening feature on the phone is good, but since we live in the real world and lock our phones, it won't work the way u want it to.
    But it also has trusted Bluetooth capability making the always listening feature totally usable even if you lock the phone.

    I'm extremely pleased with my moto x. There are some downsides, the camera is pretty noisy in all but the most perfect conditions, but the device as a whole meets my expectations as a smartphone with useful features without the addition of a lot of features I won't use.

    This post goes to show there will never be the perfect smartphone for everyone. Just some that might be more popular than others.
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    12-12-2013 11:53 AM
  10. angry english's Avatar
    I agree about the bloat, but if it's a Aluminum S5 it will blow every phone out of the water. I will never buy a 16GB Galaxy S-Whatever again!

    P.S. my bad about my initial post that was edited. I wasn't sure if the last part was allowed, but it won't happen again!
    if the S5 is aluminum it will blow every phone out of the water? why? it will be touchwiz wrapped in aluminum, the very same touchwiz that looks a lot like Gingerbread, thats not moving forward at all, Touchwiz is getting like IOS, long in the tooth, its a bloated skin that slows performance on the device, Samsung need to pull themselves back, the OS takes 8gb right now with a bunch of novelty software, you want a top aluminum phone on android you should go buy the HTC One
    12-12-2013 12:20 PM
  11. bandityo's Avatar
    Are you sure you dont write for BGR? they released something just as lovely about the nexus 5 today....you should apply to work there !
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    12-12-2013 12:50 PM
  12. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    I held a Moto X in a store the other day, just to see what it looked and felt like. Both the size and weight were excellent, for my tastes.

    I didn't play with it, however. Don't have the budget, so no sense drooling over it
    12-12-2013 12:58 PM
  13. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    My other post got deleted so I'll simply ask. Why go on the forum of a certain phone that everyone has just to bash it ? Its not changing anyones mind but whatever makes you feel good.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
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    12-12-2013 01:35 PM
  14. John Doe40's Avatar
    do yourself a favor and cancel! get the Nexus 5 instead.
    Why are you trying to force your subjective opinion onto others? Are you getting paid for doing that?
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    12-12-2013 01:41 PM
  15. Paisley's Avatar
    My other post got deleted so I'll simply ask. Why go on the forum of a certain phone that everyone has just to bash it ? Its not changing anyones mind but whatever makes you feel good.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
    I don't think he came to bash like some others have, i think he was honestly surprised it wasn't what he thinks is a good phone, and wasn't like a sammy, and was trying to warn everyone that it wasn't big enough, etc, and thought that everyone probably sees things the way he does and therefore he should alert them to how bad it is. He was just a little confused about people having different preferences and priorities for size, build, features, etc. I really do not mean that in any snarky way, he just wasn't able to imagine that people have different opinions than his. Although similar to the mindset of the regular bashers I think his title made it clear, he really was stunned because he thought it was something totally different and was incredulous that people could like it.
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    12-12-2013 01:42 PM
  16. pappy53's Avatar
    I think a HTC One / Iphone looking S5 will definitely happen next year.
    With Samesung, there is a VERY good chance of an iPhone looking S5!
    12-12-2013 02:17 PM
  17. Johnly's Avatar
    I am inclined to disagree. My X runs circles around my old S3, which ran AOSP, slighly overclocked, and had a custom kernel.
    The rate TouchWiz is going, the S5 will have an OS that is probably 12 GB in size.
    It will actually be windows or tizen. Lol!
    12-12-2013 02:30 PM
  18. thebignewt's Avatar
    Anyone ditch the HTC One for the X? I dicked around with one recently and that's pretty sweet. Fast and the speakers are excellent. JC.
    12-12-2013 03:07 PM
  19. Paisley's Avatar
    With Samesung, there is a VERY good chance of an iPhone looking S5!
    that would be hot. Can't lie, that iPhone is pretty darn good looking.
    12-12-2013 03:30 PM
  20. UJ95x's Avatar
    that would be hot. Can't lie, that iPhone is pretty darn good looking.
    It is. If only the bezels weren't so damn big

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    12-12-2013 03:40 PM
  21. John Doe40's Avatar
    Anyone ditch the HTC One for the X? I dicked around with one recently and that's pretty sweet. Fast and the speakers are excellent. JC.
    I have played extensively with HTC One... It is a very good smartphone - the speaker audio quality is the best out of all smartphones, the display quality is excellent (it has IPS display which is pretty accurate in terms of color reproduction - excellent for viewing photos/videos), the camera is much better than Moto X's (better exposure and white balance, much less "noise" in dark scenes, the OIS works pretty well when filming videos) and the phone feels much more "sturdy" due to aluminum frame. Unfortunately it's not comfortable to use - the phone is large but very thin (feels pretty "weird" in the hand) and its power button is on top (hard to reach when using phone with one hand). If you have huge hands - you might not feel the same way. There's also a HTC One Mini which is smaller and should fit better, although its hardware is worse than on HTC One (no OIS, small battery, less powerful CPU).

    Anyway, there is no perfect smartphone - all of them have their own advantages and drawbacks so you should always try them out by yourself and then decide which of them fits your personal requirements better.
    12-12-2013 03:49 PM
  22. thebignewt's Avatar
    that would be hot. Can't lie, that iPhone is pretty darn good looking.
    It is, I just wish it had a little bigger screen. The thing works good. My wife's is in a drawer and I can't bring myself to activate it (4s).
    12-12-2013 04:55 PM
  23. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    I guess the poor little guy never stood a chance since I had the nexus 5 first. Been using it for a week before I received the X. I was ready to ship the nexus back if I like the X, but It didn't happened. I wanted to like it though. The X is a good phone at the on-contract price ($50), but definitely not worth 372 off contract.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    I would disagree. I paid 672 for mine and I'm buying another one with different colors because its even more worth it now at 370.. Matter of opinion.

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    12-12-2013 05:25 PM
  24. Gamer_Radar's Avatar
    Let me break this down..

    I knew the camera sucked and that it is a small device, but I didn't expect the screen to be sub-par also. The scene is bright, but video playback sucks. Definitely not worth it! especially since u can get a Nexus 5 for the same price.
    - I have had no issue with the screen.. Are you holding it up next to a 1080p HTC One if so then yea.. But i've had no complaints, and actually had someone ask "That's really a 720p phone!?"

    Being able to customize it isn't what it's cracked up to be if u really take the whole process into consideration. U can only chose 2 colors for the front bezel, a few colors for the accents and having a signature or writing on the back of the phone will decrease the resale value. And lets face it, half of us will be selling this thing when the S5 comes out.
    Troll much? Customization is a HUGE plus to this phone... and not everyone want's to ditch their phones every 2 months. This phone is meant to last! and a S5? I mean come on... A SAMSUNG?,.. with a huge screen? That barely fits in your pocket -.- good job.

    The design is excellent, but way to small for my hands. Also, it's a heavy phone, way heavier than the Nexus 5.
    The phone's not "Heavy".. It's got heft, and feels sturdy and durable.. The N5 is large, bulky and feels like I can break it in half.. Yea totally want a phone that I think i can break in half using my bare hands -.-

    The always listening feature on the phone is good, but since we live in the real world and lock our phones, it won't work the way u want it to.
    I actually do not lock my phone.. why? Because the phone is in my pocket, hands or my desk.. I have it on me CONSTANTLY and rarely let anyone touch the damn thing.

    The battery life is sick, but at what cost?
    Honestly.. Dont know where you're getting at this....

    I figured that the pros will out-weigh the cons, but I was totally wrong.
    uh okay. return it and have fun with a bulky. Plasticy. Laggy device that Samsung made.. or the flimsy thing that LG had won the Nexus bid with. I'll enjoy my REAL Google phone, made by actual googlers who put more features than stock android..
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    12-12-2013 06:18 PM
  25. UJ95x's Avatar
    Let me break this down..


    - I have had no issue with the screen.. Are you holding it up next to a 1080p HTC One if so then yea.. But i've had no complaints, and actually had someone ask "That's really a 720p phone!?"


    Troll much? Customization is a HUGE plus to this phone... and not everyone want's to ditch their phones every 2 months. This phone is meant to last! and a S5? I mean come on... A SAMSUNG?,.. with a huge screen? That barely fits in your pocket -.- good job.


    The phone's not "Heavy".. It's got heft, and feels sturdy and durable.. The N5 is large, bulky and feels like I can break it in half.. Yea totally want a phone that I think i can break in half using my bare hands -.-


    I actually do not lock my phone.. why? Because the phone is in my pocket, hands or my desk.. I have it on me CONSTANTLY and rarely let anyone touch the damn thing.


    Honestly.. Dont know where you're getting at this....


    uh okay. return it and have fun with a bulky. Plasticy. Laggy device that Samsung made.. or the flimsy thing that LG had won the Nexus bid with. I'll enjoy my REAL Google phone, made by actual googlers who put more features than stock android..
    By sick, he meant good
    Anyway, the Moto X is a great phone, but it's not more "Google" than the Nexus. That's just not possible
    Faster updates, GEL and other Kit Kat features that are exclusive to the Nexus, more Dev support, no bloatware, and the easiest phone to root/flash

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    12-12-2013 07:07 PM
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