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  1. getbretweir's Avatar
    I was so excited for the new Moto X. My only requirements were 1) improved camera, 2) solid battery life and 3) stock/near stock.

    Can somebody please explain to me what is so complicated with this simple request? Now that I've had a few hours to digest the news, I'm pretty upset with 3000 mAh, specifically on a 5.7" device.

    An unlocked, pure smartphone for $399 is amazing. Plus it has front facing speakers, that gorgeous display, and SD slot. But the one thing I wanted, the reason I didn't get the S6 Edge, and have been patiently waiting it out on my S4, was for a phone that had stock android and could last me from the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed, without having to worry about battery life all day.

    Unfortunately, this simple, yet elusive request still hasn't been resolved, and at this point, I'm realizing compromises will need to be made ... battery life won't be one of them though!!

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    07-28-2015 07:07 PM
  2. benjamminh's Avatar
    If you're on Verizon there will likely be a hybrid Motorola x play/style with the bigger battery but likely no customization options fwiw.
    SoCalBIGmike likes this.
    07-28-2015 07:15 PM
  3. benjamminh's Avatar
    But it will cost more and be branded a droid.
    07-28-2015 07:16 PM
  4. Woosh's Avatar
    I was so excited for the new Moto X. My only requirements were 1) improved camera, 2) solid battery life and 3) stock/near stock.

    Can somebody please explain to me what is so complicated with this simple request? Now that I've had a few hours to digest the news, I'm pretty upset with 3000 mAh, specifically on a 5.7" device.

    An unlocked, pure smartphone for $399 is amazing. Plus it has front facing speakers, that gorgeous display, and SD slot. But the one thing I wanted, the reason I didn't get the S6 Edge, and have been patiently waiting it out on my S4, was for a phone that had stock android and could last me from the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed, without having to worry about battery life all day.

    Unfortunately, this simple, yet elusive request still hasn't been resolved, and at this point, I'm realizing compromises will need to be made ... battery life won't be one of them though!!

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    I'll probably compromise with battery....it's not something I wanted to do but this thing is just so pretty. I also think it should be pretty decent,(3k isn't overly tiny) plus with quick charge it shouldn't be that big of an issue with me. As for whether I'm buying or not........I'm leaning more towards this over the OPO2 and I think the main deciding factor on whether I'll buy is if Google announces another phone or two before I can buy this one.
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    07-28-2015 07:37 PM
  5. getbretweir's Avatar
    I'll probably compromise with battery....it's not something I wanted to do but this thing is just so pretty. I also think it should be pretty decent,(3k isn't overly tiny) plus with quick charge it shouldn't be that big of an issue with me. As for whether I'm buying or not........I'm leaning more towards this over the OPO2 and I think the main deciding factor on whether I'll buy is if Google announces another phone or two before I can buy this one.
    I think that's a pretty fair assessment. I rarely buy any electronic device at launch, and I imagine that'll hold true with the Moto X ... it'll at least give me time to see the Nexus, which if it's similar to this but has a smaller display, USB-C and a fingerprint scanner, I'll probably go ahead and grab.

    Either way, there's no denying Moto hit it out of the park today. For people that like quality products at reasonable prices, they really raised the bar and if love to give them my support.

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    07-28-2015 08:23 PM
  6. russel5150's Avatar
    Im still wanting to see what the new droid will be.. Im kind of on the fence about the battery size.. 3000mah is a good size, until you think of the size of the screen (and its a diff kind? How much juice does it use).

    Depending on how well the phone handles power it can very well be an all day phone.. But no one can really tell until the phone is set up for real world use and the battery has a couple days to settle in.

    Phone looks good, price is good, just curious to see what the new droid will be... Ive gone w the droids mainly because of battery.

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    07-28-2015 08:39 PM
  7. kalookakoo's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. Really wanted a fingerprint scanner on my next phone. Hopefully Nexus can throw out exactly what I'm looking for, otherwise I'll just live with the Moto X.
    07-28-2015 08:43 PM
  8. girl_Interrupted513's Avatar
    I was so excited for the new Moto X. My only requirements were 1) improved camera, 2) solid battery life and 3) stock/near stock.

    Can somebody please explain to me what is so complicated with this simple request? Now that I've had a few hours to digest the news, I'm pretty upset with 3000 mAh, specifically on a 5.7" device.

    An unlocked, pure smartphone for $399 is amazing. Plus it has front facing speakers, that gorgeous display, and SD slot. But the one thing I wanted, the reason I didn't get the S6 Edge, and have been patiently waiting it out on my S4, was for a phone that had stock android and could last me from the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed, without having to worry about battery life all day.

    Unfortunately, this simple, yet elusive request still hasn't been resolved, and at this point, I'm realizing compromises will need to be made ... battery life won't be one of them though!!

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    Amen.

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    07-28-2015 08:59 PM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    Right now on the Android side I am leaning towards the new Moto X Pure 2015 Super Deluxe Edition, but as mentioned I see no reason to rush out to get one, I want to see what the Nexus bag looks like.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    07-28-2015 09:31 PM
  10. Khalid Brown1's Avatar
    If Google allows this phone to run on FI and the nexus 6 stays same price then I am definitely getting.
    Well gotta see how battery life is. My nexus 5 is killing me right now

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    07-28-2015 09:34 PM
  11. Woosh's Avatar
    I think that's a pretty fair assessment. I rarely buy any electronic device at launch, and I imagine that'll hold true with the Moto X ... it'll at least give me time to see the Nexus, which if it's similar to this but has a smaller display, USB-C and a fingerprint scanner, I'll probably go ahead and grab.

    Either way, there's no denying Moto hit it out of the park today. For people that like quality products at reasonable prices, they really raised the bar and if love to give them my support.

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    My other thought is that if the Nexus is under $500 then I might end up with both......if it costs more than $500 then I'd go for the Moto X over it anyway. So I don't think it's a huge risk atm to jump on the Moto considering the great price. But if Nexus does get leaked and/or announced fairly early then I'll certainly be paying attention to what it'll offer.
    07-28-2015 09:45 PM
  12. Clocks's Avatar
    I'm struggling.

    If I want a huge screen, OIS, stereo speakers, and fast updates, the Nexus 6 is a great device.

    If I want something more manageable in size (it feels so much smaller than the nexus 6) with a fantastic camera and great SOT, the Note 4 is a great device.

    I'm not sure how exactly the 2015 X adds value over either of those two devices, other than the low off contract price. But maybe that's enough. A slightly more manageable nexus 6 with an upgraded camera at a great price.
    07-28-2015 09:53 PM
  13. Orion78's Avatar
    I'm pretty much satisfied with my Nexus 6. I see no reason for me to change. If it never existed, this phone would have definitely been on my radar.
    07-28-2015 09:59 PM
  14. getbretweir's Avatar
    I'm pretty much satisfied with my Nexus 6. I see no reason for me to change. If it never existed, this phone would have definitely been on my radar.
    if I had the Nexus 6 I would feel the same way. They're extremely close in design, quality and probably performance. Two great phones, probably the 2 best out right now, though admittedly I'm so sick of my S4 I don't consider the Note 4 or anything with TW as on the same level as stock/near stock. that's just me though!

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    07-28-2015 10:17 PM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes. I have a problem and will seek help, but after just one more device...

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Gonfaloniere
    07-28-2015 10:18 PM
  16. getbretweir's Avatar
    Yes. I have a problem and will seek help, but after just one more device...

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Gonfaloniere
    lol, I know the deal ... so far this year I got a PS4 (with 5 games ... for my son of course!), Dell XPS 13, iPad Mini and now I need to convince the wife that not only does my Nexus 4 need to go, but the S4 as well ... oh by the way honey I won't be subsidizing these devices so please withdraw an extra $900 from the savings account. yeah, can't wait for that conversation.

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    07-28-2015 10:48 PM
  17. hawkeye16qb's Avatar
    Yes. I will.

    Wish the battery wasa bit bigger, wish it had usb-c, wish it had ois.....

    But, after dealing with the hot mess that was touchwiz on the s6 I couldn't wait to hop back on a Moto phone.

    Nexus is tempting but I just love active notifications baked in from Moto.

    This will be a day one purchase for me b

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    07-28-2015 10:59 PM
  18. Phonejock's Avatar
    I know impossible to judge battery till its out but the internals are almost exact same as the G4 including battery size but the X has a larger screen. I'm not very happy with my G4 battery life. But stock android could even out the .2 screen size upgrade.

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    07-28-2015 11:14 PM
  19. davidnc's Avatar
    I might snag it . I'm considering it probably at 65%-75% area .I got a couple months to make up my mind
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    07-29-2015 06:26 AM
  20. ultimate_ed's Avatar
    Yes. I will.

    Wish the battery wasa bit bigger, wish it had usb-c, wish it had ois.....

    But, after dealing with the hot mess that was touchwiz on the s6 I couldn't wait to hop back on a Moto phone.

    Nexus is tempting but I just love active notifications baked in from Moto.

    This will be a day one purchase for me b

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    Agreed on this - I've been using an original Moto X for two years. The rest of the family uses Samsungs. My wife loves her S6, but there's no way I could put up with it after the clean, simple, and useful way Motorola built up from stock Android.

    I skipped the 2014 due to it's battery issues. That said, I'm heavy on the screen time most days, so my X usually ends up on the charger during the day anyway. Even if this new one had a 4000mAh battery, I'd probably still be charging up again. The quick charge will definitely be useful for me.

    In short, it's really the software that's going to keep me in the Moto X family. I don't know if I could put up with another Android powered device, even a Nexus.
    07-29-2015 06:31 AM
  21. Xenocidal's Avatar
    Most likely, depends on when the new Nexus phone(s) are announced. I'd have a hard time living without Active Display. the 5.7 screen scares me a little (currently on Moto X 2013), but the battery doesn't bother me at all since I can turbo charge as needed at work.

    It's funny, my biggest concern has become that it won't fit in the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy (it definitely won't), hahaha. Plan on just throwing my 2013 Moto X in that near permanently instead. (If I ever actually use it when playing...)
    07-29-2015 04:55 PM
  22. Shepx13's Avatar
    Doubt it. Battery doesn't seem like it will be any better than my 2014. If they would commit to supporting the CameraApi2, I would maybe be willing to let that (and the other complaints I have) slide, and try it out. But they still aren't supporting it on the 2014, so I doubt it will change.
    07-29-2015 05:07 PM
  23. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    Nope. I'm one of those 2013'rs who are disappointed in the size. Like one handed use phones , not a small tablet.

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    07-29-2015 05:29 PM
  24. russel5150's Avatar
    Im more of a droid guy, but look at the new moto x to get an idea of new specs and such.

    The problem i have is in my opinion any screen over 5.2 inches should have at least a 3300mah battery. My note 4 got about the same battery life as my note 3, while the battery was a little bigger the quad hd screen used a lot more than the 1080. My droid turbo has a 3900mah battery and while i can usually get between 4 and 5 hours of on screen time i still charge it every time i work the next day just to start the work day with a full battery. On my days off getting two days isn't that hard because i play on my tablet more when im home.

    Just my opinion but the added bump in the new moto x will be offset by the screen, so it will probably be about the same as the 2014 x. I could be wrong.

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    07-29-2015 05:35 PM
  25. DC Wuff's Avatar
    What I posted on the pros and cons thread:

    For me, the Moto X Style is the closest thing to a must-buy that I've ever seen.

    I jumped to a Nexus 6 after the 5.0 update borked my 2014 Moto X. I'm fine with the Nexus 6's size for usage purposes, but it's sometimes a little difficult to pocket (I don't wear skinny jeans, but some of my pants and shorts have shallower pockets than can comfortably accommodate that giant phone). And I REEEAAALLY miss the Moto X features, especially Moto Display/Active Notifications as compared to Ambient Display. So a slightly thinner/smaller Nexus 6 with the Moto features is EXACTLY what I want, especially now that Moto has regained my confidence by releasing a home-run 5.1 update to the 2014 X, which I've now given to my wife to get her off of her god-forsaken iPhone 5S. After I get the Style, I'll keep the Nexus 6 as a backup and for playing around with Android M, but I'm in no rush to get M on the Style.

    All that being said, I would have liked to see OIS and/or USB-C and/or a fingerprint scanner and/or a slightly bigger battery and/or an AMOLED screen (mainly for viewing in landscape with polarized sunglasses), and I would have been OK with them keeping the screen at about 5.5", but none of those is a deal-breaker for me -- especially at the $399 price point.

    Not even the LG Nexus -- regardless of what it brings to the table -- is going to be able to sway me from this phone, I don't think.

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    07-29-2015 06:37 PM
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