12-16-2013 11:46 AM
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  1. UJ95x's Avatar
    I don't see any other phone as a Google Phone.

    1. They (NEXUS) were not designed by a Googler (They are designed by said company and then Google decides on the winner-Several companies go for the NEXUS)
    2. They are not manufactured from a Legit Google Company (LG, Samsung, Sony are not "A Google Company")
    3. Googler's, Google Employee's, The people that work and are paid by Google, the people that have Google on their name badges-and paychecks, Actually designed the Motorola X and G devices, Googlers are the ones who coded the extra software.
    4. Motorola - A Google Company, designed their phone to utilize Google Now prior to Nexus' devices, "Okay Google Now" is pretty much the center of Motorola's X phone, and the hardware seems to be designed to provide Power and the always on voice (to utilize Google Now more than anything).
    5. Want to talk about Developer? ever hear of a Motorola X Developer Edition.....
    5.5. Bloatware - What bloatware? My device has a total of 3 extra apps.. That's a lot of bloatware! - Compared to Sammy/LG/Sony/HTC, its nothing. Also Running damn NEAR stock but with a more optimized version.
    6. Moto X is not made for Nerds or Geeks.. It's Motorola's Google's Consumer phone
    7. Just because It's sold in the Play Store does not mean its a Google Phone. Otherwise the Play Edition's would be "Google Phones"
    8. Android is not a Google OS, Google invests a lot of cash into Android, but its still an Open Source Platform, if you wish to run Play/Google Services, you still need to go through google's requirements... Remember when a said Company was going to sell certain devices with a different Android Code? Google threaten to pull their Play/Google licenses..
    9. The GEL "Google Experience Launcher" is available on any device. Any device that runs KitKat can have that "Special GE Launcher"

    I'm done before I get banned lol.
    Regardless of who builds their phones, the Nexus phones are designed by Google.
    They still get updates directly from Google, not the carriers (Look at the Sprint Moto X) and they get them a lot faster. There isn't much bloatware on the X, but people who buy Nexus phones want none of it. The GEL is available on every phone but you have to sideload it whereas on the Nexus 5, it's there by default. Finally, the Nexus 5 is probably going to get updates longer than the X, only time will tell
    12-15-2013 01:47 PM
  2. ultravisitor's Avatar
    9. The GEL "Google Experience Launcher" is available on any device. Any device that runs KitKat can have that "Special GE Launcher"
    Not officially. It's not in the Play store.
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    12-15-2013 02:12 PM
  3. Premium1'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. Definitely not worth it! especially since u can get a Nexus 5 for the same price.

    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.

    The design is excellent, but way to small for my hands. Also, it's a heavy phone, way heavier than the Nexus 5.

    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.

    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.


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    Well seeing how you can get this on all carriers which isn't the case with the nexus 5, makes it the closest thing to a nexus some can get. Also because of your hand size it isn't right for others? Come on now if you're going to troll at least be good at it. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even own the moto x.
    12-15-2013 02:40 PM
  4. CompMan2012's Avatar
    Well seeing how you can get this on all carriers which isn't the case with the nexus 5, makes it the closest thing to a nexus some can get. Also because of your hand size it isn't right for others? Come on now if you're going to troll at least be good at it. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even own the moto x.
    The nexus 5 works on all carriers except Verizon and that's only because they are blocking the phone. I think it sucks that a carrier like T-mo sells the N5 for 450 when u can get it at the play store for 350, but whatever.
    And read the posts carefully... I do own a moto x. I currently have it listed at the Market place. It wasn't for me. Where else should I go to complain about my Moto-X experiences???

    Maybe I shouldn't have said to cancel ur X orders for the N5, but the N5 is by far the best value at that price range.

    People talk about gimmicks when it comes to the Galaxy line of phones, but in my eyes the the X falls in that same category. If it wasn't for the Cyber Monday sale, the price of the X would be the same as the HTC one and The S4. And that seems a bit crazy when u take into consideration the terrible camera and the 720P display.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
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    12-15-2013 05:16 PM
  5. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I have nothing bad to say about the X but I think the price should always have been the Cyber Monday price from the start. If they'd done that...

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    12-15-2013 06:50 PM
  6. Scott7217's Avatar
    Definitely not worth it! especially since u can get a Nexus 5 for the same price.
    Would the Moto X be worth it if it were cheaper than the Nexus 5? At what price would you change your mind?
    12-15-2013 08:18 PM
  7. DS1331's Avatar
    I love the X I was never a Motorola fan until I bought this phone. I hope they keep coming out with awesome phones with Google help. I may buy a different colored X just to help the cause. and have a new phone!

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    12-15-2013 08:23 PM
  8. DS1331's Avatar
    Would the Moto X be worth it if it were cheaper than the Nexus 5? At what price would you change your mind?
    it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. I bought mine for $500 and it was worth every penny. I was sick of 5" phones and giant screens. this phone is fast and great and perfect form factor for me, why would it not be worth $500 you know. to someone else the iPhone 5s might be worth the off contract price

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    12-15-2013 08:25 PM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    Would the Moto X be worth it if it were cheaper than the Nexus 5? At what price would you change your mind?
    Value is one thing, price is another...

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    12-15-2013 08:57 PM
  10. CompMan2012's Avatar
    Would the Moto X be worth it if it were cheaper than the Nexus 5? At what price would you change your mind?
    That's an excellent question! I'm glad someone finally asked it.

    IMO, The N5 32GB version at 400 dollars off contract is a great deal considering it's everything I'm looking for in a Android device and I can take it to any carrier except Verizon... for now.

    For me to jump ship It would have to be at least 100 bucks cheaper and I still will think long and hard before making the move. This might change tomorrow once I receive the MOTO G.

    Trust me, I received the RMA from the play store for the N5, but I just can't pull the trigger. I can't get past the useless camera and the 720P display.

    The always on listening feature and active display is a bit to gimmicky for me. Especially since I always lock my phone. Also, after the galaxy gear, a bluetooth ear piece is a thing of the past for me. Im ruined!

    One thing that amazes me is the lack of fear for a phone that's always listen with your consent. Where's all the NSA fear mongers now? Funny how people bash Apple about the finger print sensor not being secure, but here's a phone that listens to everything around it and can be hacked like any other phone and no one cares? Go figure!
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    12-15-2013 09:02 PM
  11. DS1331's Avatar
    Value is one thing, price is another...

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    Good point

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    12-16-2013 01:28 AM
  12. imurrx's Avatar
    Regardless of who builds their phones, the Nexus phones are designed by Google.
    They still get updates directly from Google, not the carriers (Look at the Sprint Moto X) and they get them a lot faster. There isn't much bloatware on the X, but people who buy Nexus phones want none of it. The GEL is available on every phone but you have to sideload it whereas on the Nexus 5, it's there by default. Finally, the Nexus 5 is probably going to get updates longer than the X, only time will tell
    I might have misunderstood you, but I just want to clarify one thing.

    The Sprint SOAK test was done by Motorola and you had to register with Motorola to participate. All feedback about the SOAK went to Motorola. Trouble shooting was with Motorola. There were instructions not to go to Sprint for help during the test but to a specific site, operated by Motorola.

    What probably keep Sprint late was probably the the way how Sprint handles voice mail notification. In 4.2, Hangouts broke it and you kept on getting a stupid text from 9016. There well probably other issues other than that.

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    12-16-2013 03:42 AM
  13. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    The always on listening feature and active display is a bit to gimmicky for me. Especially since I always lock my phone. Also, after the galaxy gear, a bluetooth ear piece is a thing of the past for me. Im ruined!

    One thing that amazes me is the lack of fear for a phone that's always listen with your consent. Where's all the NSA fear mongers now? Funny how people bash Apple about the finger print sensor not being secure, but here's a phone that listens to everything around it and can be hacked like any other phone and no one cares? Go figure!
    Apparently, they fixed the locked-phone thing with the latest update. Many functions no longer require you to unlock (like checking the weather) and for those that do, you can speak your pin.

    I am a little paranoid about the "always listening" thing. But this was the only phone on the market that had the other features I was looking for (OS 4.x, runs on Sprint, can be unlocked for international use, and is small enough for me to hold) so I bought it anyway. So far, I am putting my head in the sand about carrying a bug, and I'm enjoying the phone.

    I've played with my husband's g4, and with a One and a nexus that friends let me mess around with, and I picked up the LG in the Sprint shop. This is definitely the one I like best of those.

    The nexus is certainly a terrific value. But I (like most people) bought the phone on contract, so nothing was very expensive.
    12-16-2013 06:08 AM
  14. CompMan2012's Avatar
    Apparently, they fixed the locked-phone thing with the latest update. Many functions no longer require you to unlock (like checking the weather) and for those that do, you can speak your pin.

    I am a little paranoid about the "always listening" thing. But this was the only phone on the market that had the other features I was looking for (OS 4.x, runs on Sprint, can be unlocked for international use, and is small enough for me to hold) so I bought it anyway. So far, I am putting my head in the sand about carrying a bug, and I'm enjoying the phone.

    I've played with my husband's g4, and with a One and a nexus that friends let me mess around with, and I picked up the LG in the Sprint shop. This is definitely the one I like best of those.

    The nexus is certainly a terrific value. But I (like most people) bought the phone on contract, so nothing was very expensive.
    I've said that before, this phone on contract for 49.99 is a great deal... if u don't care about having a camera on it that is. But at full price or 199.99 on contract? I don't think so. Not with all the other options out there. That's just my opinion.
    12-16-2013 07:07 AM
  15. CompMan2012's Avatar
    Value is one thing, price is another...

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    I totally disagree. I think value and price go hand in hand. U can have one without the other.
    12-16-2013 07:13 AM
  16. Scott7217's Avatar
    For me to jump ship It would have to be at least 100 bucks cheaper and I still will think long and hard before making the move. This might change tomorrow once I receive the MOTO G.
    I find it interesting that you will get a Moto G, especially considering that you didn't like the Moto X. Why are you getting a Moto G? Is it simply because the Moto G is much cheaper than the Moto X and the Nexus 5?
    12-16-2013 07:15 AM
  17. androidatic's Avatar
    I've had the phone a few days now and was concerned about the camera. It really isn't too bad at all. It's no iPhone but it gets the job done. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    12-16-2013 07:21 AM
  18. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    Ok so I'll start by saying that I didnt understand why this thread was created in the first place but now its even more confusing. Was it to bash the phone? idk Was it to warn people knowing that its loved by most in this section.hmm.. or was it to simply get a reaction or a bunch? The reason I ask is because some of your main points are pretty much directly contradicted by your last post. You say that the X has "gimmicky features" you say that the screen resolution is the worst . You say the camara is "useless". That the cost is way out of line? Ok your opinion. Why on gods green earth then are you flaunting that you have a Galaxy Gear !??
    The device that has 320 resolution, the device that so small that you would have a hard to time seing it anyway. The device that has..wait..a usefull camara??? The device that gets probably more bad reviews that good and most claiming its the MOST gimmicky of the year. I could see if it was affordable, but to your other point, price, its over $300!!! You also HAVE to use it with another Galaxy product. Now I know this is not a phone but its a device you seem to be relying on. You ask where you should have posted this thread? The Samsung section would have been a good start. You came of a bit heavy in your first post so I'll go back out on a limb and say imo you knew exactly what you were doing starting this "discussion".

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    12-16-2013 07:22 AM
  19. CompMan2012's Avatar
    I find it interesting that you will get a Moto G, especially considering that you didn't like the Moto X. Why are you getting a Moto G? Is it simply because the Moto G is much cheaper than the Moto X and the Nexus 5?
    I purchased it as a X-mas gift for my mother. I mentioned that in another post, but before I send it off to her I will play with it for a bit. I'm curious to see if the camera on it is better than the one on the X.
    12-16-2013 07:25 AM
  20. CompMan2012's Avatar
    Ok so I'll start by saying that I didnt understand why this thread was created in the first place bit now its even more confusing. Was it to bash the phone? idk Was it to warn people knowing that its loved by most in this section.hmm.. or was it to simply get a reaction or a bunch? The reason I ask is because some of your main points are pretty much directly contradicted by your last post. You say that the X has "gimmicky features" you say that the screen resolution is the worst . You say the camara is "useless". That the cost is way out of line? Ok your opinion. Why on gods green earth then are you flaunting that you have a Galaxy Gear !??
    The device that has 320 resolution, the device that so small that you would have a hard to time seing it anyway. The device that has..wait..a usefull camara??? The device that gets probably more bad reviews that good and most claiming its the MOST gimmicky of the year. I could see if it was affordable, but to your other point, price, its over $300!!! You also HAVE to use it with another Galaxy product. You ask were you should have posted this thread? The Samsung section would have been a good start. You came of a bit heavy in your first post so I'll go back out on a limb and say imo you knew exactly what you were doing starting this "discussion".

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    I just mention the gear in regards to having a trusted bluetooth device so you can see your notifications and use the voice commands. So to make it easy for u to understand.... I would prefer a smart watch and a solid phone than the X and a bluetooth earpiece.

    And the the consensus on the Gear was that the price was a bit too high, not the quality of the device. I'm not sure how you compare the features of a watch to those on a cell phone, but whatever.

    I sold the gear because I don't use a samsung device, but I did love the watch. If samsung would allow the watch to work with any android device I will be at best buy 1 minute later getting the watch again. And as a person that owned a Gear, I loved the feature that unlocks your phone while its within a few feet of the device. And since I always lock my phone, that totally works for me.

    Stop being so sensitive over a phone. It's not a good look.
    12-16-2013 07:40 AM
  21. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    With all due respect I dont think I'm being overly sensitive as much as you're being overly dramatic.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
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    12-16-2013 07:45 AM
  22. CompMan2012's Avatar
    LAMO... I didn't know that a prerequisite of posting on the X forum was that you needed to worship the device.
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    12-16-2013 07:50 AM
  23. CompMan2012's Avatar
    With all due respect I dont think I'm being overly sensitive as much as you're being overly dramatic.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
    Hey, you're entitled to your opinion, but thanks for bringing nothing to the table.
    12-16-2013 07:54 AM
  24. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    Youre entitled to your opinion too. Just try not to step on your own toes next time.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
    12-16-2013 08:09 AM
  25. imurrx's Avatar
    LAMO... I didn't know that a prerequisite of posting on the X forum was that you needed to worship the device.
    No but it's like going to the Boston Beer Works wearing a Yankees hat. We all talk "baseball" but some can be fanatical.
    12-16-2013 08:26 AM
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