1. hilgerone's Avatar
    Long story short, sick of phones getting huge. Found a brand new in the box 2013 Moto X. My daughter has my old one and while the battery is getting long in the tooth after 2 solid years of use, it really seems to purr right along to this day. I would be running it stock. What are your thoughts? Is yours still handling apps okay? I'm not gaming or anything. Just normal run of the mill stuff, twitter, email, chrome, drive ect... 2-2.5 SOT daily mostly in bright conditions.
    Thanks for any input.
    09-01-2015 12:09 PM
  2. Pollster's Avatar
    If you're happy with 4.4.4, then dive right in!
    Most of us who have not updated to 5.1 are pretty happy with their phones.
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    09-01-2015 12:20 PM
  3. Plaz's Avatar
    Long story short, sick of phones getting huge. Found a brand new in the box 2013 Moto X. My daughter has my old one and while the battery is getting long in the tooth after 2 solid years of use, it really seems to purr right along to this day. I would be running it stock. What are your thoughts? Is yours still handling apps okay? I'm not gaming or anything. Just normal run of the mill stuff, twitter, email, chrome, drive ect... 2-2.5 SOT daily mostly in bright conditions.
    Thanks for any input.
    The 2013 Moto X is the first phone I've owned which I didn't hate after two years of ownership. Mine is still running like a champ (with Kryptonite ROM), and I see no need to upgrade in the near future. Mind you, I hated most of the Verizon crapware that came preloaded on it, so it'd likely be different if I were still running stock.

    Envoyé de mon XT1060 en utilisant Tapatalk
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    09-01-2015 12:21 PM
  4. hilgerone's Avatar
    If you're happy with 4.4.4, then dive right in!
    Most of us who have not updated to 5.1 are pretty happy with their phones.
    My daughters phone is running 5.1 and she says it's been running well. But it's good to know that may not be the rule. I'd imagine it would try to update straight to 5.1 when I take it out of the box since it shipped with JB.

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    09-01-2015 12:46 PM
  5. Evilnut's Avatar
    Long story short, sick of phones getting huge. Found a brand new in the box 2013 Moto X. My daughter has my old one and while the battery is getting long in the tooth after 2 solid years of use, it really seems to purr right along to this day. I would be running it stock. What are your thoughts? Is yours still handling apps okay? I'm not gaming or anything. Just normal run of the mill stuff, twitter, email, chrome, drive ect... 2-2.5 SOT daily mostly in bright conditions.
    Thanks for any input.
    I just had a new battery installed in my 2013 motox. I bought it about 1 month after launch date. I didn't know how much the battery has degraded over time as it happens so slowly. It's amazing now again! I am in love with this phone all over again. The only thing that's pushing me towards getting a new phone, is that lollipop will probably be the last update this phone gets and I really would like a phone running marshmallow.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
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    09-01-2015 01:27 PM
  6. PapaGary's Avatar
    I love my XT1053 so much i bought another one for when my first one (purchased on Cyber Monday in December 2013) bites the dust. So far the replacement sits in a drawer. Both are running Lollipop flawlessly.

    For me my Moto X is a communication and research tool. It is not a fashion accessory or an entertainment device.
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    09-01-2015 04:12 PM
  7. hilgerone's Avatar
    I just had a new battery installed in my 2013 motox. I bought it about 1 month after launch date. I didn't know how much the battery has degraded over time as it happens so slowly. It's amazing now again! I am in love with this phone all over again. The only thing that's pushing me towards getting a new phone, is that lollipop will probably be the last update this phone gets and I really would like a phone running marshmallow.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    Where did you have the new battery installed? Or did you do it yourself?

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    09-01-2015 04:48 PM
  8. Pollster's Avatar
    The update has been pulled, so no. It will update to 4.4.4 if that's not on it yet.
    If I had to buy a phone today, I would probably get another one. Not sure what I'll do when this one does eventually stop being worthwhile.
    Hopefully, a reasonable sized phone will be out there then
    09-01-2015 11:16 PM
  9. Evilnut's Avatar
    Where did you have the new battery installed? Or did you do it yourself?

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    I bought the battery on Amazon for about $8. Bought my geek phone nut friend a case of his favorite suds & he did it for me. Took him about 40 mins.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
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    09-01-2015 11:51 PM
  10. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    I have bought two phones to replace the Moto X, and I'm still using it. I bought the Sony Xperia compact, but I didn't like it. It was too slippery to hold in one hand, and it was hard to play games with one hand when it sat on the table because it was hard to read from an angle. I sold it.

    Then I bought a Moto Maxx (droid turbo) but it's a little too large for my pockets, and it doesn't feel as nice in my hand. I use it at home sometimes, but my phone service is on the Moto X.

    I wish I knew a place that would replace the battery.
    09-24-2015 11:04 PM
  11. Evilnut's Avatar
    I have bought two phones to replace the Moto X, and I'm still using it. I bought the Sony Xperia compact, but I didn't like it. It was too slippery to hold in one hand, and it was hard to play games with one hand when it sat on the table because it was hard to read from an angle. I sold it.

    Then I bought a Moto Maxx (droid turbo) but it's a little too large for my pockets, and it doesn't feel as nice in my hand. I use it at home sometimes, but my phone service is on the Moto X.

    I wish I knew a place that would replace the battery.
    Ubreakifix will replace the battery in the Moto X. I got a quote from them for $70.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    09-25-2015 02:39 AM
  12. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    Ubreakifix will replace the battery in the Moto X. I got a quote from them for $70.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    Did that include the battery (with nfc)?

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    09-28-2015 01:33 PM
  13. Evilnut's Avatar
    Yes, the quote I got included the battery.

    Like I said in an earlier post I bought a battery off of Amazon for about $8. It have the NFC on it. So the batteries are pretty cheap.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    09-28-2015 06:24 PM
  14. maskedwombat's Avatar
    Long story short, sick of phones getting huge. Found a brand new in the box 2013 Moto X. My daughter has my old one and while the battery is getting long in the tooth after 2 solid years of use, it really seems to purr right along to this day. I would be running it stock. What are your thoughts? Is yours still handling apps okay? I'm not gaming or anything. Just normal run of the mill stuff, twitter, email, chrome, drive ect... 2-2.5 SOT daily mostly in bright conditions.
    Thanks for any input.
    If you're happy with 4.4.4, then dive right in!
    Most of us who have not updated to 5.1 are pretty happy with their phones.
    Yeah, I second that. If the Moto X's in stock are still coming with 4.2 or 4.4, stay with it. There are a lot of good things about Lollipop, but my phone's performance and stability was a lot better on Kit Kat (4.4).

    In fact, there are a lot of software upgrades on older hardware that seem to disappoint these days...
    10-09-2015 05:04 PM
  15. Brian Ferguson's Avatar
    Yeah, I second that. If the Moto X's in stock are still coming with 4.2 or 4.4, stay with it. There are a lot of good things about Lollipop, but my phone's performance and stability was a lot better on Kit Kat (4.4).

    In fact, there are a lot of software upgrades on older hardware that seem to disappoint these days...
    You'll probably run into a bunch of problems.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
    10-11-2015 12:08 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Lollipop is awesome on my Verizon Moto X.

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    10-11-2015 12:21 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Lollipop is awesome on my Verizon Moto X.

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    I haven't had any problems with Lollipop on my 2013 Moto X on AT&T.

    Sent from my Moto X Pure Edition using Tapatalk
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    10-11-2015 12:37 AM
  18. thewraith420's Avatar
    Lollipop is awesome on my Verizon Moto X.

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    I'll second this. Verizon moto X on 5.1 not experiencing problems. I think some of the problems people are getting from 5.1 are from not starting clean. Before and after the Ota I factory reset

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    10-12-2015 09:45 AM
  19. trido#AC's Avatar
    A friend on sat got a moto x 2013 loves it back up phone for his iphone 6 plus
    Me this wed will get a moto x 2013 I have had two in past and miss them. two things Moto assist and Moto notification the way Moto does it is great and will never get anything like this on iphone.My current phone iphone 6.

    Now my friend is on ATT he got lollipop ugrade last nite so far not one single issue.
    10-12-2015 01:04 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    I'll second this. Verizon moto X on 5.1 not experiencing problems. I think some of the problems people are getting from 5.1 are from not starting clean. Before and after the Ota I factory reset

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    I didn't "start clean".
    10-12-2015 01:28 PM
  21. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I didn't "start clean".
    I didn't either and it was fine. I decided to wipe last week because, well, why not? It's snappier. I dare say it's quicker than it was new. Truthfully, I could live with this thing for another year.

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    10-14-2015 09:51 PM
  22. Pollster's Avatar
    I didn't "start clean".
    I didn't either and it was fine. I decided to wipe last week because, well, why not? It's snappier. I dare say it's quicker than it was new. Truthfully, I could live with this thing for another year.
    I didn't start clean, no problems, and I will most assuredly be on this phone another year.
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    10-15-2015 01:09 PM
  23. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I'll probably make the move to the Pure Edition just because. My Moto X will make a much better back up device than my old Galazy Nexus does.
    10-17-2015 11:02 AM

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