02-27-2014 06:35 AM
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  1. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Threads on this forum.
    Right. The opinions of smartphone addicts, not the general public or "most" people.

    Is the Moto X the first new phone in a few years?
    My last phone was a Galaxy Nexus that I bought in 2011. Prior to that, I had a Droid X and before that a BlackBerry Storm. I waited for upgrades for each of those.
    01-24-2014 08:07 PM
  2. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    If you are going to use anything other than a clear case it is pretty silly to customize the phone. I haven't understood why it's a big deal to anyone since launch day.

    Phones are pretty much a disposable item today. The next new and improved model is out before you know it and most people (especially those that frequent phone forums) sell their old phones and buy new ones. By "old", I mean 6 months to a year old because that is how long it takes for your phone to be considered "old and outdated". If you are going to sell your old phone, chances are you will get more money for it if it's not totally customized. Putting your name on it is really something that will lower the resale value of anything and if your phone is stolen, the thief has a phone with your name on it. No big deal for someone that receives the phone free of charge. If you plan on keeping your phone and using it on a daily basis throughout a 2 year contract I suppose it makes more sense.
    I'm moderately active on these forums, at least, for a while after I get a new phone. I seem to get a new phone every 2.5 years or so. I've never sold a phone -- I still have a working Treo. So I'm really not worried about resale value. And my guess is that phones are lost at least as often as they are stolen, and putting my email address on the back of the phone seems like an easy way to facilitate getting it back, should an honest person find it.

    I don't think the personalization is a big deal, but it's sort of fun. I kinda like looking at the hot-pink trim and thinking "I picked that". Of course, I don't use a case, either. If you plan to keep the phone, and don't tend to drop it, it's not a huge deal if it gets a little scratch or something.
    01-24-2014 09:55 PM
  3. aaimbrogno's Avatar
    That's what I thought, so I wasn't using a case and dropped my phone and got a chip in the top. :-( I don't know why Verizond kent offer completely clear cases for this phone, so I got one on Amazon for $6. It's cheap quality obviously but it does protect the phone and you can see all the colors! I just wish I could find a higher quality one somewhere.

    Edited to say the phone was a gift and it was nice to receive something personalized from someone.
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    01-25-2014 10:12 AM
  4. Oofa's Avatar
    Right. The opinions of smartphone addicts, not the general public or "most" people.
    It looks like the word "most" threw you for a loop. I should have used "generally speaking...." or something easier for you to understand.
    Don't want to beat a dead horse but the people posting, wondering if they should buy an "old and outdated" phone like the HTC One are not smart phone addicts. "Generally speaking" they are people with low post counts that search the internet for info and land here.
    01-25-2014 08:25 PM
  5. ultravisitor's Avatar
    It looks like the word "most" threw you for a loop. I should have used "generally speaking...." or something easier for you to understand.
    Don't want to beat a dead horse but the people posting, wondering if they should buy an "old and outdated" phone like the HTC One are not smart phone addicts. "Generally speaking" they are people with low post counts that search the internet for info and land here.
    And...how does that prove your assertion that people generally abandon their phones after those phones are six months to a year old? Just because people are wondering whether they should buy an older phone does not mean that they are looking to replace their phone after the phone is only six months to a year old, which is what you initially claimed: "most people (especially those that frequent phone forums) sell their old phones and buy new ones. By 'old', I mean 6 months to a year old because that is how long it takes for your phone to be considered 'old and outdated'."
    01-25-2014 08:30 PM
  6. TheMiz's Avatar
    I am seriously considering a Moto X for my first smartphone (finally), and was just wondering what the big deal about shell customization is if you are just going to use a case anyway?

    I guess some people may not use a case but I would be going on AT&T prepaid and can't imagine not putting a case on a phone I just laid out $400 for, but I would also put one on a phone I would have to pay good money to replace if I was on contract.

    Looks like a great phone other than non-replaceable battery (serious flaw, should be mandatory in every phone) and non-expandable memory.
    If you are still on the fence , this might help. On Jan 27th the X is going on sale for $100 off the first hour of the sale then $75 after that . Details are posted in another thead
    01-25-2014 09:31 PM
  7. Oofa's Avatar
    And...how does that prove your assertion that people generally abandon their phones after those phones are six months to a year old? Just because people are wondering whether they should buy an older phone does not mean that they are looking to replace their phone after the phone is only six months to a year old, which is what you initially claimed: "most people (especially those that frequent phone forums) sell their old phones and buy new ones. By 'old', I mean 6 months to a year old because that is how long it takes for your phone to be considered 'old and outdated'."
    It sounds to me like someone regrets buying a customized Moto X with their name engraved on it and is trying to convince themselves it was a good decision...........
    01-27-2014 04:06 PM
  8. ultravisitor's Avatar
    It sounds to me like someone regrets buying a customized Moto X with their name engraved on it...........
    What the hell are you talking about? What makes you think that? I don't regret it one bit. I LOVE that my loud, pink phone has my name on it. I don't give a **** about resale value because I HAVE NEVER SOLD ANY OF MY OLD PHONES. I still have all of them.

    You're really good at unqualified assumptions. You seem to think that your ideas about phone ownership apply to most everyone else.

    Either that, or you are just a troll.
    01-27-2014 04:11 PM
  9. ultravisitor's Avatar
    It sounds to me like someone regrets buying a customized Moto X with their name engraved on it and is trying to convince themselves it was a good decision...........
    You're not even trying to support your own initial argument anymore. At this point, you're just trolling. Consider yourself reported.
    01-27-2014 04:18 PM
  10. Oofa's Avatar
    You're not even trying to support your own initial argument anymore. At this point, you're just trolling. Consider yourself reported.
    Why would you be so sensitive? I didn't think your feelings would be hurt by my sarcastic remark. You don't get what I'm saying and it seems to me that you are just trying to convince yourself that what I'm saying has no merit. What is so trolling about that? Do you really want me to continue trying to make my point about people replacing their phones frequently? You don't agree with me. Ok... buck up and move on.
    01-27-2014 04:24 PM
  11. ultravisitor's Avatar
    You don't get what I'm saying and it seems to me that you are just trying to convince yourself that what I'm saying has no merit. What is so trolling about that? Do you really want me to continue trying to make my point about people replacing their phones frequently?
    I understand what you're saying entirely. You just haven't proven it in any way. Why can't you focus on that instead of going ad hominem? "buck up and move on"? Why not do that yourself if you can't prove your own assertion?
    01-27-2014 04:30 PM
  12. effreyj's Avatar
    Soooo....how about that weather?
    01-27-2014 04:32 PM
  13. someguy01234's Avatar
    Soooo....how about that weather?
    It's getting warm again here in Florida, which sucks, I was enjoying the cold.
    01-27-2014 05:29 PM
  14. DS1331's Avatar
    i have to agree with that other guy - i think if you took a poll, most people on these forums get new phones every year or less. i know i do.
    01-28-2014 12:36 PM
  15. ScottMGS's Avatar
    i have to agree with that other guy - i think if you took a poll, most people on these forums get new phones every year or less. i know i do.
    I know I'm not rich enough to get a new phone every year.
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    01-28-2014 12:39 PM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    I know I'm not rich enough to get a new phone every year.
    I keep my phone in very good shape to retain maximum resale value, so I intend to do the same for the Moto X. It's worth it if you want to upgrade phone sooner and doesn't have a bunch of money to throw around.

    As for OP question, I will use a clear case.
    01-28-2014 01:05 PM
  17. ffejjj's Avatar
    Well i for one think the Moto maker is a good idea. I buy phones every year and i never sell them. I like having backupsif needed. Can't find them all at the moment but here are some of my previous devices

    What is the big deal about Motomaker if you use a case?-cam00060.jpg
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    01-28-2014 01:10 PM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    i have to agree with that other guy - i think if you took a poll, most people on these forums get new phones every year or less. i know i do.
    On these forums, perhaps. But most people in general? No.
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    01-28-2014 01:51 PM
  19. KnightInShiningArmour's Avatar
    I have the air jacket grip case from Motorola - really like it. Good slim protection, clear on the back and the sides match my button colors.
    I got this case and the clear back scratches so easily. It is very hard to get on and disrupted my screen protector putting it on. And then my nails, which aren't even that long, scratched the back while I was struggling to get it on my phone.

    I almost broke my phone removing the damn thing!

    How is the clear back holding up for you?
    02-22-2014 01:16 PM
  20. KnightInShiningArmour's Avatar
    duplicate post, sorry
    02-22-2014 01:22 PM
  21. tmann202's Avatar
    As the original poster who now owns a Moto X with a case, I will say that I like that the Seidio Surface has cutouts for the buttons so you can see the color. I think the red looks cool against the dark grey case.
    02-22-2014 02:14 PM
  22. KnightInShiningArmour's Avatar
    As the original poster who now owns a Moto X with a case, I will say that I like that the Seidio Surface has cutouts for the buttons so you can see the color. I think the red looks cool against the dark grey case.
    Can you post pics? I love the surface case, just wish their holster clip wasn't so fragile. I need a holster.

    Still would love to see a pic!
    02-22-2014 02:33 PM
  23. tmann202's Avatar
    Can you post pics? I love the surface case, just wish their holster clip wasn't so fragile. I need a holster.

    Still would love to see a pic!
    can't do that right now but this review has some pics. I'm sure you can find more doing an internet search. Comes in different colors and with or without a kickstand:

    Seidio Surface Case for the Moto X – Bane Tech
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    02-24-2014 03:05 PM
  24. jkbane's Avatar
    can't do that right now but this review has some pics. I'm sure you can find more doing an internet search. Comes in different colors and with or without a kickstand:

    Seidio Surface Case for the Moto X Bane Tech
    That's a pretty good review ;-)

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    02-26-2014 12:50 AM
  25. Evilnut's Avatar
    My clear case let's me show off my Moto X!

    Posted via Android Central App on my Ebony backed Moto X
    02-26-2014 08:33 AM
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