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  1. thebignewt's Avatar
    They're referring to MotoMaker and being able to customize the outside appearance of your phone. You can create a phone on Moto's site to your liking and have a "one of a kind" phone. No other phone on the market allows you to do this.
    OK thanks. But a lot of people then use a case, which sort of hides the phone back (I have never used one of the shell cases). And hardly anybody roots their phones anymore, that was big like 2-3 years ago for Android. Now you shouldn't have to unless you can't stand the bloatware apps.
    12-13-2013 11:22 AM
  2. Wildo6882's Avatar
    OK thanks. But a lot of people then use a case, which sort of hides the phone back (I have never used one of the shell cases).
    There is a case on Moto's site that has a clear back so you can show off some of the goodness. But that's what people were referring to.

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    12-13-2013 11:23 AM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    OK thanks. But a lot of people then use a case, which sort of hides the phone back (I have never used one of the shell cases).
    Yeah, but I think the people who got a different colored back went with the shell for that specific reason. I'd personally rock the phone without a case if I used Moto Maker

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    12-13-2013 11:24 AM
  4. dazzer87's Avatar
    Just another troll people, nothing to see here. Carry on...

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    Trolling? OP was just saying that the moto x does not fit his needs. You sound hurt that someone doesn't worship the phone.....LoL

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    12-13-2013 11:47 AM
  5. pappy53's Avatar
    Nokia and Motorola have sold over 250 and 200 million phones on one type of phone as well, old Nokia, Motorola razor there more too

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    Actually, the Razr line sold 130,000,000 units. The Nokia 1110 sold 250,000,000.
    Maybe I should have specified smartphones.
    12-13-2013 12:20 PM
  6. androidatic's Avatar
    There are probably 200,000,000 iPhone owners that would disagree. No other phone can claim that kind of ownership numbers.
    You can't compare numbers like that. There is only one iPhone model (OK, now there's two) but tons of different Android phones. I believe that Android is outselling iOS at this point. If not it's awful close and iOS had a nice lead too.

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    12-13-2013 12:28 PM
  7. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Samsung make an aluminum phone?

    Hah. Plastic 4 Life should be their motto.
    12-13-2013 12:37 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    You can't compare numbers like that. There is only one iPhone model (OK, now there's two) but tons of different Android phones. I believe that Android is outselling iOS at this point. If not it's awful close and iOS had a nice lead too.

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    Android sells more. Apple sells more than any Android OEM

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    12-13-2013 01:01 PM
  9. androidatic's Avatar
    Android sells more. Apple sells more than any Android OEM

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    Well that's because there are so many different choices for.

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    12-13-2013 01:13 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    Well that's because there are so many different choices for.

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    I know, I was replying to your last statement since you weren't sure of the Android vs. iOS numbers...
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    12-13-2013 01:16 PM
  11. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    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.
    I don't use phone cameras, much, so I'm not a great judge, but I've been pleasantly surprised by the photo quality. It seems to handle weird lighting a lot better than my prior phone. And I quite like the screen. I knew it wouldn't be as gorgeous as my husband's Galaxy, but it's nicer than I expected it to be.
    Definitely not worth it! especially since u can get a Nexus 5 for the same price.
    To each their own. The Nexuses seem to have more hardware troubles than a lot of other phones, at least among my friends. Since you only seem to keep a phone for a few months, that shouldn't be a problem for you, but I keep them 2-3 years, and want something that will hold up.

    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.
    I mostly agree with you. I customized it because, what the hey, why not, but I was underwhelmed by the options. I'm not worried about the resale value, though, because I keep phones long enough that they don't have much resale value anyway. And I thought it would be nice if the back had my email address -- I know a couple of people who have found misplaced phones, and had trouble contacting the owner.

    And lets face it, half of us will be selling this thing when the S5 comes out.
    You will. I'd guess that many fewer than half the buyers will do that, however.

    The design is excellent, but way to small for my hands. Also, it's a heavy phone, way heavier than the Nexus 5.
    You must have large hands. Or hold phones very differently than I do. I find the Moto X a tad large, but okay. As I mentioned above, I bought it for its size.

    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.
    Can you explain this a little? what can't you do, and what locking do you use? I haven't bothered to lock my phone, yet, and maybe I won't if it messes up the features.

    The battery life is sick, but at what cost?

    I figured that the pros will out-weigh the cons, but I was totally wrong.

    U guys out there still waiting for ur device to be shipped... do yourself a favor and cancel! get the Nexus 5 instead.
    Different strokes for different folks.
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    12-13-2013 01:52 PM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    And I thought it would be nice if the back had my email address -- I know a couple of people who have found misplaced phones, and had trouble contacting the owner.
    Never thought about that, great idea

    Can you explain this a little? what can't you do, and what locking do you use? I haven't bothered to lock my phone, yet, and maybe I won't if it messes up the features.

    I think he means that if you lock the phone with a PIN/Pattern, it makes the active notifications useless since you'd have to put in our passcode anyway. If you were planning on doing this, there's the Trusted Bluetooth option which will bypass the lock if any of your BT devices are within range; or apps like Unlock with WiFi (no need to explain this one)
    12-13-2013 02:04 PM
  13. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    Thanks. I don't own any blue tooth devices, but that might be a reason to do so. Or, maybe I just won't lock the phone.
    12-13-2013 02:18 PM
  14. lsutigers03's Avatar
    Android sells more. Apple sells more than any Android OEM

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    Samsung sells more than Apple.

    MOTO-X...... Definitely not what I expected-idc-smartphones-q2-2013.png
    12-13-2013 02:23 PM
  15. Paisley's Avatar
    Thanks. I don't own any blue tooth devices, but that might be a reason to do so. Or, maybe I just won't lock the phone.
    for the email addy to the person who finds your phone, i think the motorola lost app thingy, or at least other apps do, allow you to send a msg to the front page of your phone if it's lost. Not a perfect solution, but there ya go.
    12-13-2013 02:24 PM
  16. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    for the email addy to the person who finds your phone, i think the motorola lost app thingy, or at least other apps do, allow you to send a msg to the front page of your phone if it's lost. Not a perfect solution, but there ya go.
    yes, there are lots of solutions to this problem. But just having the address printed on the back seems simpler and more reliable.
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    12-13-2013 02:33 PM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    Samsung sells more than Apple.

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    Android sees slight dip in US market share, still holds over half the market | Android Central
    12-13-2013 02:34 PM
  18. lsutigers03's Avatar
    That's only for the United States. Worldwide Samsung leads by a huge margin.
    12-13-2013 02:51 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    I was referring to the US market specifically but ok
    12-13-2013 02:55 PM
  20. Gekko's Avatar
    for the email addy to the person who finds your phone, i think the motorola lost app thingy, or at least other apps do, allow you to send a msg to the front page of your phone if it's lost. Not a perfect solution, but there ya go.
    this feature is built into the stock Jelly Bean and above but here is an alternative -

    Dashclock Ownership Extension
    Mridang Agarwalla - November 12, 2013
    Productivity

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ridang.owninfo
    12-13-2013 03:41 PM
  21. blacksapphire08's Avatar
    I'm still waiting on mine to ship, but i've played around with my gf's a bit and it's not what I was expecting either. I heard a lot of great things about build quality but my initial impressions are that it's kinda middle of the road, materials could be better but it feels solid. After playing around with the camera's surprisingly limited settings I have to agree that it's a huge let down. My current phone (HTC Amaze) blows it away in picture quality and its only 8MP compared to the X's 10MP, not to mention plenty of settings to play with for optimal quality. Other than that i'd say the phone is pretty awesome. It's VERY quick and the screen quality is better than my Amaze and Nexus 7. Not super excited about the AMOLED since I think they tend to over saturate the colors. Overall, definitely worth $350 IMO. I would have gone with a Nexus 5 but battery life is important to me.
    12-13-2013 04:42 PM
  22. ConTejas's Avatar
    OK thanks. But a lot of people then use a case, which sort of hides the phone back (I have never used one of the shell cases). And hardly anybody roots their phones anymore, that was big like 2-3 years ago for Android. Now you shouldn't have to unless you can't stand the bloatware apps.
    Ten's of millions of rooted devices says you don't know what you're talking about. There's just as many reasons to root today as there was 2-3 years ago, and will still be as long as there are smartphones. Complete control over the hardware/software, performance and huge battery improvements, and root only apps tend to be the most useful/powerful apps available...that's a good start.
    12-13-2013 05:13 PM
  23. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    Ten's of millions of rooted devices says you don't know what you're talking about. There's just as many reasons to root today as there was 2-3 years ago, and will still be as long as there are smartphones. Complete control over the hardware/software, performance and huge battery improvements, and root only apps tend to be the most useful/powerful apps available...that's a good start.
    This

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    12-13-2013 06:26 PM
  24. CehowardNote7'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!
    To gently throw my two cents in here. I agree on that 16gb thing..I am a newbie, and I got a 16gb S4 back in May.. However, after reading, I found out that real users want and need at least 32gb of internal memory. Based on reading, I returned the 16gb S4 and tried to wait for Tmobile to come with a 32gb S4. Well, they never did, glad they didn't the Note 3 came on the scene..Note 3 is a S4 on steriods..An S5 will have to be better than the Note 3, and that will be killer action.. The Moto X seems to be good for people that like what it does, and size. However, just like cars, different ones appeal to different people..However, I am not going to say my chevy camero is better than a corvette just because the camero fits my needs.. You see a lot of that going on around here.. Fanboys get upset quickly..
    12-14-2013 06:04 AM
  25. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    To gently throw my two cents in here. I agree on that 16gb thing..I am a newbie, and I got a 16gb S4 back in May.. However, after reading, I found out that real users want and need at least 32gb of internal memory. Based on reading, I returned the 16gb S4 and tried to wait for Tmobile to come with a 32gb S4. Well, they never did, glad they didn't the Note 3 came on the scene..Note 3 is a S4 on steriods..An S5 will have to be better than the Note 3, and that will be killer action.. The Moto X seems to be good for people that like what it does, and size. However, just like cars, different ones appeal to different people..However, I am not going to say my chevy camero is better than a corvette just because the camero fits my needs.. You see a lot of that going on around here.. Fanboys get upset quickly..
    So the Samsung is the "corvette of phones"?? lol..thanks man I needed a laugh..you see theres a fanboy born every minute..

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    12-14-2013 07:15 AM
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