01-16-2014 12:02 AM
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  1. zedorda's Avatar
    Some great responses here. Thanks for that.

    Would have loved to try out the phone. Shame they didn't release it here. Even if it didn't have the customisable cases and accents, would have been interested in it.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Check Republic wireless, if Sprint is in your area then the Republic Wireless version will work.
    01-09-2014 10:26 PM
  2. cappy718's Avatar
    I actually think the camera on this thing is better than the galaxy S3. Maybe there was just way too many settings on the s3 and u didn't know how to use it right. but to twist and take a pic almost instantly and to have it look like it does... Wow. I was pleasantly surprised at its performance over the holidays when I was being a little bit of a shutter bug.

    And everything everyone else said I 2nd. :-)

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X DE
    01-09-2014 11:22 PM
  3. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Not sure if anybody mentioned this but "trusted Bluetooth device" is a nice feature that I think is currently unique to the Moto X and the Droids. Allows you to set security lock on your phone but allows the phone's owner to bypass the security lock when paired to a designated Bluetooth device.
    01-09-2014 11:52 PM
  4. DayThyme's Avatar
    Not sure if anybody mentioned this but "trusted Bluetooth device" is a nice feature that I think is currently unique to the Moto X and the Droids. Allows you to set security lock on your phone but allows the phone's owner to bypass the security lock when paired to a designated Bluetooth device.
    it is unique as a built in app, but as someone else posted, you can buy an app skiplock that will do the same thing as well as allowing you to have a trusted WiFi.
    01-09-2014 11:56 PM
  5. DS1331's Avatar
    Everything, one of the best phones I've ever had

    Q10, HTC One, Nexus 7, Moto X
    01-10-2014 12:15 AM
  6. garublador's Avatar
    In addition to all the cool features that would destroy the battery on most any other phone, lots of work was put in to reducing the current required to run the phone. Here's an article where they talk about how low power the display is:

    Display on Moto X called groundbreaking by researcher | Mobile - CNET News

    So what's really great about the phone is that they put their work into increasing battery life while adding useful features. Most other flagship phones have been designed to have top end processing specs and a bunch of extra features, with battery life being the third priority. The Moto X put battery life a the top of the list, which is something that many people will find advantageous.
    TBolt likes this.
    01-10-2014 09:35 AM
  7. terrrrrible's Avatar
    The one thing I haven't noticed anyone mention yet, is Motorola Connect. Are there 3rd party apps out there that do the same thing, and that's why it's not a big deal? Does it not work as well as advertised? I completely forgot about this feature when ordering mine, and I'm pretty excited to be able to do that too.
    01-10-2014 11:08 AM
  8. DayThyme's Avatar
    The one thing I haven't noticed anyone mention yet, is Motorola Connect. Are there 3rd party apps out there that do the same thing, and that's why it's not a big deal? Does it not work as well as advertised? I completely forgot about this feature when ordering mine, and I'm pretty excited to be able to do that too.
    I think the only people who would find that useful are those who have desk jobs where they aren't supposed to be using their phones at work. If you have a job like that, then I think it would be great unless your employer monitors what you are doing on their computer.
    01-10-2014 11:20 AM
  9. ultravisitor's Avatar
    The one thing I haven't noticed anyone mention yet, is Motorola Connect. Are there 3rd party apps out there that do the same thing, and that's why it's not a big deal?
    Well, a lot of people have moved on from SMS to other protocols that allow them to text from their desktops and tablets. I mean, there's iMessage, Hangouts, Google Voice, etc. These are popular because lots of people find them useful--look at the popularity of iMessage, after all. Personally, I never use SMS if Hangouts is available to me because I like being able to resume conversations from whatever device I have at my disposal and not rely solely on my phone. Plus, to a lot of people, it's easier to converse over text using a desktop or laptop size keyboard rather than a phone keyboard. Clearly, people find these useful beyond the workplace.

    And yes, there are apps that will sync texting between phones, desktops, and tablets.
    01-10-2014 12:11 PM
  10. zobog's Avatar
    I will say this.

    If future phones do not adopt the unique features of the moto x, I will not even consider them for my next purchase. I do not care what the specs are, I will not even consider it.

    I am not going back to a phone that is not always listening or does not have active notifications.

    Unless of course there are no phones that can do this two years from now.

    Posted via Android Central App
    TBolt, dmark44, huntnyc and 1 others like this.
    01-10-2014 12:40 PM
  11. DayThyme's Avatar
    If future phones do not adopt the unique features of the moto x, I will not even consider them for my next purchase. I do not care what the specs are, I will not even consider it.
    they will, you can bet on it. These features will probably be in the OS shortly.
    01-10-2014 12:45 PM
  12. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    I'll second what others have said. I bought this phone for the form factor, and I wasn't disappointed. The first thing I thought when I opened the box and picked upt he phone was "this feels nice". It seems silly, but you spend a lot of time holding your phone, and it matters quite a bit to the overall user experience if it feels nice in the hand, and fits in pockets.

    I agree that the radios are very good, which also matters quite a lot to me. (YMMV). I am disappointed with the battery life -- but if this is that much better than the leading competion, I guess I'm glad to have it. Honestly, the "always listening" and "active notifications" are gimmicks to me, like the customized colors. Sure, they are nice. But I usually end up needing to touch the phone to use it despite it's listening (I am much more likely to want to navigate to a friend's house than to someplace google can search for, and it doesn't do that) and I don't get a lot of mileage out of the active notification. I wear a watch. Maybe if my phone were my watch I would like it more.

    Still, it's a nice package, it is very responsive, the screen looks nice enough (although not as gorgeous as the big flagships) and it is generally pleasant and convenient to use.
    01-10-2014 01:04 PM
  13. DayThyme's Avatar
    I am disappointed with the battery life -- but if this is that much better than the leading competion, I guess I'm glad to have it.
    What phone are you coming from? Was it a 4G LTE phone?
    01-10-2014 01:08 PM
  14. mac00l's Avatar
    We got the Moto X in Mexico, but not motomaker. Therefore mine is stock black.

    I can't stress out how handy active display is. Just pulling your phone out of your pocket and it displaying the time and the notifications without even touching the phone is awesome. And since it only turns on the pixels displaying the information, it saves a lot of energy. Like a lot of people have said, the gesture-based camera launcher is really useful. It allows you to snap pics really fast.

    Coming from an iPhone 5, I haven't missed it at all. Paring the Moto X base functions with some more advanced from tasker, turns it into a power user best friend. In paper it is far from being the fastest phone out there, but in real life use, it has never let me down.

    The form factor is another big hit. It is the first phone that is comfortable to use with one hand. Using swiftkey is complete pleasure. Incredibly enough it is bigger than my iPhone 5, but my fingers reach all of the screen easier.

    Finally you can't beat the price. I got mine for free on contract. Had I choose the iPhone 5S, would have payed $450USD up front. A few years ago the difference between iOS and Android was so big that the price tag was justified, today... iOS might be on par with Android. The only iOS app that I miss big time is Tweetbot, but carbon on the Amoled display of the X is good enough.

    All in all, the Moto X is the sum of all of its parts, which makes it a heck of a phone.
    01-10-2014 01:13 PM
  15. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    What phone are you coming from? Was it a 4G LTE phone?
    It was a Motorola Photon. I guess it had 4G, but it didn't have very good 4G reception, and I always left that off. By the time I replaced it, the battery was old and it only lasted half a day, but when it was new the battery was about the same as this phone. I guess that's not a fair comparison. Maybe I should turn of 4g and see what happens to this one. But my guess is it is mostly screen-time that chews up my battery. I tend to have the phone on a lot during the day for one thing or another.
    01-10-2014 04:03 PM
  16. DayThyme's Avatar
    It was a Motorola Photon. I guess it had 4G, but it didn't have very good 4G reception, and I always left that off.
    Turning off 4G LTE and staying on 3G is a huge battery saver.


    But my guess is it is mostly screen-time that chews up my battery. I tend to have the phone on a lot during the day for one thing or another.
    The Photon is a 4.3 inch qHD screen (960 x 540) vs. Moto X 4.7 inch 720p screen (1280 x 720). The larger Moto X screen with more pixels is going to use more battery.
    01-10-2014 04:16 PM
  17. UJ95x's Avatar
    Turning off 4G LTE and staying on 3G is a huge battery saver.
    Only if he's browsing. I don't notice any difference in battery drain when I'm on HSPA+ as opposed to LTE

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-10-2014 04:26 PM
  18. DayThyme's Avatar
    Only if he's browsing. I don't notice any difference in battery drain when I'm on HSPA+ as opposed to LTE
    I assumed that someone would be using data. However, even if you are not using data, if you are where the signal is not strong and the phone has to switch back and forth between 3G and 4G LTE, which sounds like that was the case, it uses a lot of battery. I know, I live in a not so great 4G LTE area and the back and forth between 3G and 4G LTE drains my battery.
    01-10-2014 04:32 PM
  19. mynameis's Avatar
    Just to start off, I freaking love my Moto X.

    Active Notifications is awesome. I'm not going to go in depth because the first replier hit it right on the head. Its a lot more useful and efficient than an LED light. Being pretty much stock android, the size (I can't have my phone too big) is great. I believe that the 4.7 screen is my sweet spot. Even the Nexus 5 seems just a tad too big for me. I personally didn't customize my Moto X. Just got the black edition. It doesn't bother me so much though. Customizing is probably lowers the resell value. But, I don't plan on getting rid of this phone for a while now.

    Its an awesome phone.

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    01-10-2014 04:34 PM
  20. mynameis's Avatar
    Just an add on about how the Active Notifications are awesome. I really didn't think it would be as useful as it really is. Sure, you don't need it. But goodness is it a good little feature. I don't use touch less controls all too much, but when I do it performs great.

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    01-10-2014 04:35 PM
  21. TBolt's Avatar
    The one thing I haven't noticed anyone mention yet, is Motorola Connect. Are there 3rd party apps out there that do the same thing, and that's why it's not a big deal? Does it not work as well as advertised? I completely forgot about this feature when ordering mine, and I'm pretty excited to be able to do that too.
    I think the only people who would find that useful are those who have desk jobs where they aren't supposed to be using their phones at work. If you have a job like that, then I think it would be great unless your employer monitors what you are doing on their computer.
    I work at home quite a bit, and I do like the feature - except when someone calls my Google Voice number ... I end up getting 2 notifications for the same call (Hangouts + Motorola Connect) Hehe.

    I wish it were true, in my world, that SMS was replaced by IM. Not even close.

    Sent from my moto x using Tapatalk
    01-10-2014 07:16 PM
  22. cappy718's Avatar
    I use touchless controls all the time! I use it when I drive home to text my wife. Yes... This thing will text by voice. I love that feature!

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X DE
    01-10-2014 07:20 PM
  23. imthekingbk's Avatar
    In my opinion Motorola has nailed building an awesome experience by enhancing stock android rather than trying to replace it like other OEMs do. It really is an awesome device.
    TBolt and UJ95x like this.
    01-11-2014 07:13 AM
  24. mynameis's Avatar
    In my opinion Motorola has nailed building an awesome experience by enhancing stock android rather than trying to replace it like other OEMs do. It really is an awesome device.
    I am oh so very happy that they decided to stick with stock android. In my opinion, its the best android experience.

    Sent from my XT1056 using Tapatalk
    01-11-2014 02:57 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    Android OEMs have been in a (hardware) spec race since the beginning.

    With the Moto X, Motorola has essentially gone against the status quo.

    You don't need the highest of the high-end of specs to have a great Android experience. That way of thinking hasn't caught on with the average Android fan.

    The Moto X is built on Motorola's new software strategy, based on these three tenets.

    1. Ensure that we build on a foundation of pure Android

    MotoBlur’s long gone. Expect the user interface on all new Motorola Android devices to look and feel like “stock” Android - not far off from a Nexus or a Google Play edition device. Motorola doesn’t want to take over the Android interface.

    2. Build experiences that compliment Android and Google services, not compete with them.

    You won’t see Moto Voice (S Voice) or Moto Translator (S Translator) or a Motorola App Store on a Motorola Android device. No need to double up on the excellent services that Google has already built.

    And like Google releasing their apps in the Play Store, Motorola is doing the same so updates to features like the camera won’t require a full system update.

    3. Ensure that we can build software that gives value back to the user.

    Motorola is answering the needs of users and building solutions that matter. Motorola Assist builds on Motorola’s experience with their previous Smart Actions application. With Motorola Assist, your phone can get out of the way during something important (meetings) or when you need your quiet time (sleep). And on devices like the Moto X, it can detect when you’re driving to send automatic replies while you focus on the road.

    Smartphones should be secured but most people find PIN locks cumbersome. Unlocking a locked phone is probably most done activity on a smartphone. With Trusted Bluetooth, anytime your phone is connected to a Bluetooth device you list as trusted, there is no need to lock your phone. And if the connection is lost, your phone gets locked automatically.

    As a fan of Android, I like what Motorola’s doing. They’ve made these three tenets their differentiating factor compared to the rest of the market and that’s a great thing - very fitting for a Google company. Motorola will not rely on hardware to give user's a great Android experience. They're in it for the whole package.
    TBolt likes this.
    01-12-2014 09:54 PM
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