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  1. getbretweir's Avatar
    My only concern is the size. If this thing was 5" with minimal bezel, it would be perfect. Nothing else about it bothers me.

    Unless there's a Nexus this year that's around 5" that's just as good or better for around the same price point, I'll still be getting a Moto X Pure Edition.
    you should definitely hold out for the Nexus. Google hasn't confirmed it yet, but based on rumors it's pretty safe to say they're offering a 5.2" version made by LG.

    it'll have the same features as the Pure, except for Moto's software enhancements (Voice, Assist, Actions & Display).

    the nexus should have USB-C and a fingerprint sensor though. I think it'll be priced in the same ballpark.

    if you prefer 5.2" to 5.7" and want the sensor, I'd definitely wait it out ... should only be a couple extra months so it'll extend the life of your current device, saving you a few extra bucks, never a bad thing!

    let us know what you decide to do.
    08-16-2015 10:41 AM
  2. Forthepie's Avatar
    i was really excited about it, but the LCD screen. I wear polarized sunglasses and having issues with my screen would be a non-starter.
    08-16-2015 01:59 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    The Nexus line is too boring for me.

    With the Moto lines, you get the Google experience with useful additions from Motorola.

    My phone talks to me while driving.

    I have no use for an LED notification light with Moto Display.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-16-2015 02:59 PM
  4. Channan's Avatar
    you should definitely hold out for the Nexus. Google hasn't confirmed it yet, but based on rumors it's pretty safe to say they're offering a 5.2" version made by LG.

    it'll have the same features as the Pure, except for Moto's software enhancements (Voice, Assist, Actions & Display).

    the nexus should have USB-C and a fingerprint sensor though. I think it'll be priced in the same ballpark.

    if you prefer 5.2" to 5.7" and want the sensor, I'd definitely wait it out ... should only be a couple extra months so it'll extend the life of your current device, saving you a few extra bucks, never a bad thing!

    let us know what you decide to do.
    Not to seem shallow or anything, but how the Nexus looks will also play a big part in whether I purchase it. The Moto X is a really nice looking phone, and I really like the walnut option. If the LG Nexus doesn't look nice, I most likely won't even consider it.
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    08-16-2015 03:28 PM
  5. getbretweir's Avatar
    Not to seem shallow or anything, but how the Nexus looks will also play a big part in whether I purchase it. The Moto X is a really nice looking phone, and I really like the walnut option. If the LG Nexus doesn't look nice, I most likely won't even consider it.
    yeah I don't really put much thought into aesthetics but realize people do, nothing shallow about that.

    I need two phones so I'll most likely grab the Pure and one of the Nexus phones. gotta admit, in excited to go on moto maker and that's definitely a unique experience. I'll be like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for it to ship and see how the design I chose actually looks.

    I'll probably go black front, dark gray accents with the ebony wood ... no case.
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    08-16-2015 05:40 PM
  6. getbretweir's Avatar
    yeah I actually think moto has the best UX by far, I prefer it to stock. the subtle enhancements are perfect. I need two phones this year but if I had to choose one, it'd be a tough decision. if probably go with whichever has the bigger battery.
    08-16-2015 05:42 PM
  7. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    i was really excited about it, but the LCD screen. I wear polarized sunglasses and having issues with my screen would be a non-starter.
    agreed. This is my biggest gripe with Android OEMs who use LCD screens. I wear polarized sunglasses and hate losing visibility in landscape (yes, I know the physics behind it and why it behaves this way). As much hate as Apple gets on Android-focused forums, the method/tech they use to sandwich their LCD screens together causes it not to behave this way... something I really enjoyed on my iPhone 6 and past iPhones.
    08-17-2015 10:14 AM
  8. b_slow1's Avatar
    I know, I know.... I'm in the minority on this one. I'm one of these people that wishes someone would make a nice, small flagship smartphone like the original Moto X. For my use, larger screens don't do much for me. I don't watch movies. I don't watch Youtube videos on it, I don't play games. So the large screen real-estate doesn't benefit me for just occasional web-browsing or looking something up on Maps.

    I really love Moto's "touchless control" features, so I can't even switch to something like Sony's Xperia Z4 Compact (if it ever gets released).

    I'd love for them to come out with a Moto X Mini...
    08-17-2015 04:47 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Have you looked at something like the Moto G?
    08-17-2015 04:50 PM
  10. jephanie's Avatar
    There are several other threads about the size so this feels a little redundant but I, for one, welcome the change because it's nearly the same width of the LG G4 but with the awesome Moto UX. The bigger screen on the gen 2 X was great and I will benefit from it because I watch more and more videos and movies on my phone than I used to just a year or so ago. They kept the package as small as possible but are matching the most popular screen sizes currently out there (Apple can't be wrong all the time).
    08-17-2015 04:57 PM
  11. b_slow1's Avatar
    Have you looked at something like the Moto G?
    I have. I just wish Motorola would include the "touchless control" features into the Moto G, and then it would be a great choice for me. I happen to use the touchless controls a lot; I know some people find it to be a gimmicky addition though.
    08-17-2015 05:03 PM
  12. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    I really feel 5.2 is the sweet spot. Not to big, and not to small.
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    08-17-2015 07:36 PM
  13. RHChan84's Avatar
    I have the G3 with 5.5" screen and I wish it was slightly larger. I think the N6 is perfect and the 5.7 would be nice. Haven't seen or played with a 5.7" screen phone but I'm sure it would be close to the N6
    08-17-2015 10:03 PM
  14. Evilnut's Avatar
    I was all set to buy the new Moto X pure edition the day it came out. But now that it seems there will be a LG Nexus that supposably is 5.2 inches, I am going to wait and check that out first before I purchase a new smartphone. I love the size of my original moto X and now realize that 5.2 inches is the new 4.7 :-). So hopefully the new Nexus knocks it out of the park for me.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
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    08-17-2015 10:06 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    I was all set to buy the new Moto X pure edition the day it came out. But now that it seems there will be a LG Nexus that supposably is 5.2 inches, I am going to wait and check that out first before I purchase a new smartphone. I love the size of my original moto X and now realize that 5.2 inches is the new 4.7 :-). So hopefully the new Nexus knocks it out of the park for me.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    Coming from a first gen Moto X, I don't think I could go to the Google experience of the Nexus devices for my next phone.

    I would love the rumored smaller form factor but Motorola's enhancements gave fundamentally changed how I use a smartphone. Moto Actions, Display, and Voice are all great features.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-17-2015 10:20 PM
  16. Evilnut's Avatar
    Coming from a first gen Moto X, I don't think I could go to the Google experience of the Nexus devices for my next phone.

    I would love the rumored smaller form factor but Motorola's enhancements gave fundamentally changed how I use a smartphone. Moto Actions, Display, and Voice are all great features.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    I totally agree with you about the added features that Motorola uses to enhance the pure Android experience. But, after handling some larger phones at Best Buy, I just do not know if it's going to work out for me. I work outside for a living and need to carry my phone with me, and having a phone much larger than my original moto X it's just going to be very difficult and possibly be fatal to the phone because of its size. Since I absolutely have to have a fairly rugged case on my phone, it would make the new Moto X significantly larger than it already is. So, 5.2 inch Nexus seems like it will probably be closer in size to the original Moto X. So that is what I may have to go with.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    08-17-2015 11:54 PM
  17. somdave2005's Avatar
    I'm coming from a oneplus one and the Moto X style's width is the same as that, so I think I'll be fine. The new Galaxy Note 5 also has the same width as well. 76 mm I think.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2015 02:39 AM
  18. happasaiyan's Avatar
    I have. I just wish Motorola would include the "touchless control" features into the Moto G, and then it would be a great choice for me. I happen to use the touchless controls a lot; I know some people find it to be a gimmicky addition though.
    The 2014 X is still a great phone...
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    08-18-2015 08:53 AM
  19. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    When the phone was announced, I too thought it was too big. I still wish they had stuck with a size similar to the 2014 version rather than bump the size up. However, I got the chance to play with a friend's iPhone 6+ the other day, which is a little larger than the Moto Style. I have to say the size was not off-putting at all, and I've heard the Style fits your hand better than similarly sized phones. I'm withholding judgment until I can handle one in person, but I'm thinking Moto will do ok with the size. It will help that the phone will be readily accessible to handle in places like Best Buy.
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    08-18-2015 04:34 PM
  20. Photo_Drew's Avatar
    When the phone was announced, I too thought it was too big. I still wish they had stuck with a size similar to the 2014 version rather than bump the size up. However, I got the chance to play with a friend's iPhone 6+ the other day, which is a little larger than the Moto Style. I have to say the size was not off-putting at all, and I've heard the Style fits your hand better than similarly sized phones. I'm withholding judgment until I can handle one in person, but I'm thinking Moto will do ok with the size. It will help that the phone will be readily accessible to handle in places like Best Buy.
    I generally don't like the huge phones either but I agree the 6+ handles okay. It's easy to get used to and with the Moto design I'm sure the X will be fine. Looking forward to getting mine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-18-2015 05:23 PM
  21. Von Spradlin's Avatar
    I really feel 5.2 is the sweet spot. Not to big, and not to small.
    I have read this exact same "sweet spot" quote since 2010... Only first it was 4.0 was perfect..... Then 4.3.... Then 4.7.... Then 5.0... Even 5.5.....

    I must admit... Your 5.2 was the first time I saw that particular size, so cheers mate! You're the first I've seen actually go down in size!

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    08-18-2015 05:30 PM
  22. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    I have read this exact same "sweet spot" quote since 2010... Only first it was 4.0 was perfect..... Then 4.3.... Then 4.7.... Then 5.0... Even 5.5.....

    I must admit... Your 5.2 was the first time I saw that particular size, so cheers mate! You're the first I've seen actually go down in size!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's just the right size for me. I had the original Moto X and now the 2014. The 2014 just seems perfect. My son has a Iphone 6 plus, and I just think it looks stupid when he uses it. To big to carry in a pocket comfortably.
    08-18-2015 06:15 PM
  23. Von Spradlin's Avatar
    That's just the right size for me. I had the original Moto X and now the 2014. The 2014 just seems perfect. My son has a Iphone 6 plus, and I just think it looks stupid when he uses it. To big to carry in a pocket comfortably.
    Yea I was just pointing out that the "sweet spot" is nothing more that a personal opinion. I happen to think my 5.5 inch LG G3 is the perfect size.


    I understand what you're saying about the 6plus.....I felt foolish making a call on my Nexus 6 when I had it. And the Galaxy S6 I used after that just felt small. Guess my sweet spot is 5.5.... (this year at least) lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2015 06:52 PM
  24. Clocks's Avatar
    The 2014 X is still a great phone...
    The camera and battery life though...
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    08-18-2015 07:06 PM
  25. Unobtanium's Avatar
    Incipio has two cases on their site for sale for the X Style/PE. 6.3 in x 3.25 in x .55 in (both the Octane and the Dual Pro). My work phone is an iPhone 6 (not plus) in an Otterbox Defender, which is about the same thickness, but about 1/4" smaller in each of the other two dimensions.

    I have my Droid Maxx in an Incipio Dual Pro, and I belt carry in a cheap horizontal leather holster. I've seem similar holsters for the N6 on Amazon, that advertise they will fit the N6 in a case.

    My work environment is such that I use a case and a screen protector on my phones. I am very interested in the XPE for the lack of carrier bloat, the SD card slot, and the "any carrier" radios.

    I am not planning to leave Verizon, because for me their coverage worms best, and I have unlimited data. But knowing I can walk away if they dump UDP users and keep the same hardware is very comforting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2015 07:48 PM
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