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  1. David Rosen's Avatar
    I don't wish bad performance on anyone haha... But I'm so glad to finally see people mirroring my experience with rooting/roms. Everyone thinks that it makes for such amazing performance... But it's just because you had to wipe everything in the process. A few weeks... Months in... Back to the same crap. And most likely, the people raving about it, have already flashed another ROM, so they're getting the benefits again. I did the whole runaround with 5 phones in a row before finally giving up on rooting after getting the Note 3 (and 4). But unless you really just want to play with this stuff all night for fun, it's really a pain. I want a phone that just works. Hopefully the Moto X Pure is it :-)
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    08-24-2015 03:15 PM
  2. Scott Shrewsberry's Avatar
    I really want to try the new Moto X Pure/Style. I love my Note 4, but I've never had a "pure" Android phone. I do use my stylus some, but I think I could get used to not having it for sure as I've never really used it to its full potential anyway. Plus, since the Lollipop update my Note has not been the most responsive. I really want to experience something with a lot of power, that's stripped down and gets updates regularly. I can't wait for this thing to go on sale because I think I will love it. It seems that everyone (for the most part) is extremely happy with the Moto X line of phones. Sure, the camera hasn't been the best, but as long as the pictures are decent enough I think I'll be satisfied. Not to mention the customization with MotoMaker and the price point.
    08-25-2015 09:19 AM
  3. rushmore's Avatar
    Have had my Note 4 since launch, but will buy the Moto X Style in part out of principle. Provided of course that the device is good, Motorola IMO should be supported in trying something more consumer/user centric. I would use my Note 4 as a backup and mainly for Gear VR use.

    The big assumption is battery life is not a problem on the Moto X Pure. If not, I will get a 64GB stock model, since will put a case on it anyway.

    As far as Touch Wiz, it is correct that Nova and other launchers do not stop the resources Touch Wiz uses. I use Touch Wiz and kill the bloat with Package Disabler. The overall Samsung and carrier bloat is more a factor than TW.
    08-25-2015 01:16 PM
  4. Riccardo C's Avatar
    So I am coming from a Samsung S6 and felt it was time for a change especially since the new Note 5 had no expandable memory, or micro sd slot. I saw the debut of the Moto X Pure edition and it was everything I wanted with the exception of a fingerprint scanner. So I signed up on the site for updates and nothing (crickets chirping). I usually see Tech reviews, prerelease units, but nothing in regards to a drop date. So yes everyone is buzzing about Sept 3rd but no one has been able to confirm that date. So now I’m left with a dilemma I have T-Mobile and they are running sale on the Note 4. The sale was for $500 bucks and that’s not a bad price, and once I started to compare the 2 they are neck and neck in regards to specs with the exception of front firing speakers and UI touch wiz (laggy but has great features) or stock android but in limbo for a release date... Can anyone help me choose and does anyone have more info on the Moto X release date..
    08-25-2015 07:41 PM
  5. getbretweir's Avatar
    So I am coming from a Samsung S6 and felt it was time for a change especially since the new Note 5 had no expandable memory, or micro sd slot. I saw the debut of the Moto X Pure edition and it was everything I wanted with the exception of a fingerprint scanner. So I signed up on the site for updates and nothing (crickets chirping). I usually see Tech reviews, prerelease units, but nothing in regards to a drop date. So yes everyone is buzzing about Sept 3rd but no one has been able to confirm that date. So now I’m left with a dilemma I have T-Mobile and they are running sale on the Note 4. The sale was for $500 bucks and that’s not a bad price, and once I started to compare the 2 they are neck and neck in regards to specs with the exception of front firing speakers and UI touch wiz (laggy but has great features) or stock android but in limbo for a release date... Can anyone help me choose and does anyone have more info on the Moto X release date..
    nobody is gonna make a decision for you, that's your job, and Moto hasn't announced a release date.

    don't rely on an email from moto for the release date, cause it'll be announced here and on other tech sites days before.

    it's going to be released soon, and I wouldn't be shocked if we hear something official this week, so if you really want it, just hold on a little longer.

    both are great phones, and there's no wrong choice. personally, I dislike TW and I prefer bloat free, non carrier branded, unlocked phones that run stock Android. the Moto Pure fits that description well.

    if I liked TW, and wanted a pen, I'd actually prefer the Note 4 over the Note 5 when you take the price into consideration.

    If you want somebody to push you in a direction, get the Moto Pure. If nothing else, it's new and you'll have fun designing it on Moto Maker. Plus you have those front speakers you mentioned.

    Good luck!
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    08-25-2015 08:49 PM
  6. Riccardo C's Avatar
    thanks for the advice ... I dont mind TW i actually like some features about it but i suffered from suck bad lagg that i wanna throw the phone out the window... I guess thats why im so torn but I will take your advice and try the Moto X ....Cheers!
    08-25-2015 10:45 PM
  7. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    My disappointment in this process is the lack of hype and information surrounding the release. I've been spoiled in the past while waiting for Samsung devices. Trying to find any information aside from the September 3rd date from the deleted tweet is impossible. Motorola(Lenovo) could definitely do a better job building interest for their products.

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    08-26-2015 07:20 AM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    I think the lack of post launch hype is due to the layoffs that gutted the very site that manages the launch. Poorly timed decision by Lenovo which suggests an overall lack of communication and poor tactical approach by Lenovo. Layoffs are bad anyway you spin it, but the timing of this made it worse and could hurt overall sales.
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    08-26-2015 08:29 AM
  9. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    I think the lack of post launch hype is due to the layoffs that gutted the very site that manages the launch. Poorly timed decision by Lenovo which suggests an overall lack of communication and poor tactical approach by Lenovo. Layoffs are bad anyway you spin it, but the timing of this made it worse and could hurt overall sales.
    Either way, unless it comes out that September 3rd isn't the day I'll be at a Best Buy the minute they open. 1 64gb, black version, please...

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    08-26-2015 09:01 AM
  10. David Rosen's Avatar
    Well its been like a week and I haven't done the previously planned T-Mobile Jump to the Note 5... I think at this point it's pretty safe to say I'm holding out for the Moto X Pure, even if it does get delayed a few weeks. I can live with Samsung's TouchWiz making my screen freeze white for 10 seconds while it loads the camera or 8 seconds when I try to switch to a previous app (only to need to reload it anyway) or whatever other issues it causes that I'm sure other Android phones don't have.

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    08-26-2015 10:09 AM
  11. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I don't wish bad performance on anyone haha... But I'm so glad to finally see people mirroring my experience with rooting/roms. Everyone thinks that it makes for such amazing performance...
    I used to flash ROMs a lot. Eventually, though, it got a bit ridiculous because it was constant chase for a better experience. I shouldn't have to root a phone just to get a decent experience. I stopped caring about ROMs and rooting after I got my 2013 Moto X. I just want my phone to work the way I want it to, and that's what I get from the Moto X.

    I don't ever want TouchBloat and I don't want to have to root a phone to get rid of it, so I'll never get a Samsung.
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    08-26-2015 12:26 PM
  12. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    Another reason to swap out your Note 4 for a Pure Edition...Moto X Style: is it worth it to upgrade from the  Galaxy Note 4?-uploadfromtaptalk1440625831999.jpg

    Battery life.

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    08-26-2015 05:50 PM
  13. thejesse's Avatar
    My disappointment in this process is the lack of hype and information surrounding the release. I've been spoiled in the past while waiting for Samsung devices. Trying to find any information aside from the September 3rd date from the deleted tweet is impossible. Motorola(Lenovo) could definitely do a better job building interest for their products.

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    Do you buy a phone for hype or substance?
    Have you considered that much of the difference in price between a Note and a Moto X Style is Marketing, aka hype?

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    08-27-2015 09:44 AM
  14. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    Do you buy a phone for hype or substance?
    Have you considered that much of the difference in price between a Note and a Moto X Style is Marketing, aka hype?

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    For me, the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination. I will gobble up every single piece of information I can find on a device before I buy it. I enjoy getting the device in hand and judging the hype and reviews for myself. All I'm saying is that being a Samsung die-hard for so long I got used to a different lead up to launch and I fed well on it. From that viewpoint, it really does seem less fun to follow along.

    All that said, you brought up a point I really hadn't considered and is a great point. The lesser hype and advertising is certainly being reflected in the price of the device. The price of the device is something that definitely is prompting me to purchase my first factory unlocked, non-carrier branded phone.

    But, while I certainly appreciate the smaller dent in my wallet, this revelation doesn’t add any fun to the journey.

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    08-27-2015 10:05 AM
  15. David Rosen's Avatar
    For me, the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination. I will gobble up every single piece of information I can find on a device before I buy it. I enjoy getting the device in hand and judging the hype and reviews for myself. All I'm saying is that being a Samsung die-hard for so long I got used to a different lead up to launch and I fed well on it. From that viewpoint, it really does seem less fun to follow along.

    All that said, you brought up a point I really hadn't considered and is a great point. The lesser hype and advertising is certainly being reflected in the price of the device. The price of the device is something that definitely is prompting me to purchase my first factory unlocked, non-carrier branded phone.

    But, while I certainly appreciate the smaller dent in my wallet, this revelation doesn’t add any fun to the journey.

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    I sort of enjoy the journey (all of this forum activity lately is proof of that), but I also find that the vast majority of it means nothing, because normally the issues I have once I own a phone were never once mentioned in reviews, previews, hands on videos, forum posts or anything haha... UNTIL I mention it after I get it and then its like "oh yea, some people have noticed that..." And then I want to tear my hair out. And there's NEVER a solution.

    The biggest shock ever was the 5 second lag to open the Recent Apps menu on the Note 4. And I can walk into any cell phone store and reproduce it right now on any Note 4. Yet not a single review mentioned it... Really? It basically makes multitasking an annoyance for me. Oh well.
    08-27-2015 10:36 AM
  16. Clocks's Avatar
    I sort of enjoy the journey (all of this forum activity lately is proof of that), but I also find that the vast majority of it means nothing, because normally the issues I have once I own a phone were never once mentioned in reviews, previews, hands on videos, forum posts or anything haha... UNTIL I mention it after I get it and then its like "oh yea, some people have noticed that..." And then I want to tear my hair out. And there's NEVER a solution.

    The biggest shock ever was the 5 second lag to open the Recent Apps menu on the Note 4. And I can walk into any cell phone store and reproduce it right now on any Note 4. Yet not a single review mentioned it... Really? It basically makes multitasking an annoyance for me. Oh well.
    Or the 3 second shutter delay to take a picture with the droid turbo. Never mentioned. Could have walked into any verizon store for the first few months after release and reproduced it.

    Even AC, who tries to take their time, miss some of the very obvious stuff that drives owners of the devices crazy. They described the turbo delay as "capture times are just a tad slower...". I wouldn't describe "tap the shutter and while you're waiting your kid literally runs out of the room before it captures" to be a tad slower.
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    08-27-2015 10:40 AM
  17. David Rosen's Avatar
    Oh and I find myself saying it over and over but its really true... The price isn't really why I'm interested in the Moto X Pure. I mean it's great and all that it's less expensive, but its really the combination of what the phone has. There's no "more expensive" phone that really has all of what I want anymore. And after all, my family's business pays our cell phone bills. Haha. :-)

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    08-27-2015 10:48 AM
  18. benjamminh's Avatar
    Or the 3 second shutter delay to take a picture with the droid turbo. Never mentioned. Could have walked into any verizon store for the first few months after release and reproduced it.

    Even AC, who tries to take their time, miss some of the very obvious stuff that drives owners of the devices crazy. They described the turbo delay as "capture times are just a tad slower...". I wouldn't describe "tap the shutter and while you're waiting your kid literally runs out of the room before it captures" to be a tad slower.
    In the Droid Turbo and Droid Maxx forums there was a great deal of discussion of the painfully slow shutter speed with the Turbo. We'd tell people to go into a Verizon store and take the "hand test" and see if your hand was in the photo you took or not (take the photo, wait a moment, move your hand). But I agree in the mainstream press there was little mention of an issue that really angered a lot of Droid Turbo owners.
    08-27-2015 10:53 AM
  19. getbretweir's Avatar
    For me, the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination. I will gobble up every single piece of information I can find on a device before I buy it. I enjoy getting the device in hand and judging the hype and reviews for myself. All I'm saying is that being a Samsung die-hard for so long I got used to a different lead up to launch and I fed well on it. From that viewpoint, it really does seem less fun to follow along.

    All that said, you brought up a point I really hadn't considered and is a great point. The lesser hype and advertising is certainly being reflected in the price of the device. The price of the device is something that definitely is prompting me to purchase my first factory unlocked, non-carrier branded phone.

    But, while I certainly appreciate the smaller dent in my wallet, this revelation doesn’t add any fun to the journey.

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    I was originally gonna criticize your statement, but there's definitely some truth to that. I've been as active as anyone on these forums concerning the Nexus and Pure, and obviously I participate cause I enjoy the lead up too. Christmas Eve was always more fun than Christmas day.

    That said, I don't need Moto to drive the hype. BT Twitter and all the "leaks" nowadays, companies can create buzz at no cost. Granted it might not come with the flare of Samsung or Apple, but the discussion is still there, and as pointed out, we're the ones paying for that marketing.

    I have a Nexus 4 and S4, so obviously I've been more than patient. I haven't upgraded simply because until now there hadn't been a phone that I really liked. I don't mind waiting a few weeks, and when Moto Maker finally opens up, the excitement of designing my phone and anxiously waiting for it to arrive will be well worth the wait.

    Unfortunately I can't say the same thing about Nexus and that sh*t show that is their distribution and inventory nightmare!
    08-27-2015 11:22 AM
  20. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    I was originally gonna criticize your statement, but there's definitely some truth to that. I've been as active as anyone on these forums concerning the Nexus and Pure, and obviously I participate cause I enjoy the lead up too. Christmas Eve was always more fun than Christmas day.

    That said, I don't need Moto to drive the hype. BT Twitter and all the "leaks" nowadays, companies can create buzz at no cost. Granted it might not come with the flare of Samsung or Apple, but the discussion is still there, and as pointed out, we're the ones paying for that marketing.

    I have a Nexus 4 and S4, so obviously I've been more than patient. I haven't upgraded simply because until now there hadn't been a phone that I really liked. I don't mind waiting a few weeks, and when Moto Maker finally opens up, the excitement of designing my phone and anxiously waiting for it to arrive will be well worth the wait.

    Unfortunately I can't say the same thing about Nexus and that sh*t show that is their distribution and inventory nightmare!
    You definitely make a valid point regarding leaks and hype. I also subscribe to multiple leakers and follow that closely.

    This will be my third attempt at OTS. (Other Than Samsung, if that wasn't obvious) I've also owned a HTC One M7 and an LG G2. The M7 was so slippery in hand I hated using it. The G2 just turned me off LG's UI software. It was quite buggy.

    I'm dying to see if all the "Motorola goodness" hype from Moto Fanboys is true. I like the camera and the screen on gestures from afar. After finally tiring of the TW constipation, I really hope this device is as good in hand as it seems on paper.

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    08-27-2015 11:42 AM
  21. bigbuc's Avatar
    The hype, pre-sales buzz is free advertising.
    Their should be real reviews out by now.
    Something is fishy...reminds me of early 1990s vaporware. Announce the software before it's made, see if there's real interest, cobble it together.
    08-28-2015 08:39 PM
  22. rushmore's Avatar
    Moto fanboys are not even on the same tier of unrequited love as Apple, Nintendo and Samsung fans. They are fanatics personified

    A lot of them seem blindly loyal to both products and companies that will never love them back. Not all though. Some have not fallen down the rabbit hole
    08-30-2015 02:02 PM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    In the Droid Turbo and Droid Maxx forums there was a great deal of discussion of the painfully slow shutter speed with the Turbo. We'd tell people to go into a Verizon store and take the "hand test" and see if your hand was in the photo you took or not (take the photo, wait a moment, move your hand). But I agree in the mainstream press there was little mention of an issue that really angered a lot of Droid Turbo owners.
    The only DROID the "mainstream" press covered was the original DROID.
    08-31-2015 01:01 AM
  24. Ed_Hicks's Avatar
    Motorola just announced pre-orders on Twitter

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    09-01-2015 11:57 AM
  25. thejesse's Avatar
    For me, the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination. I will gobble up every single piece of information I can find on a device before I buy it. I enjoy getting the device in hand and judging the hype and reviews for myself. All I'm saying is that being a Samsung die-hard for so long I got used to a different lead up to launch and I fed well on it. From that viewpoint, it really does seem less fun to follow along.

    All that said, you brought up a point I really hadn't considered and is a great point. The lesser hype and advertising is certainly being reflected in the price of the device. The price of the device is something that definitely is prompting me to purchase my first factory unlocked, non-carrier branded phone.

    But, while I certainly appreciate the smaller dent in my wallet, this revelation doesn’t add any fun to the journey.

    Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
    The journey is indeed part of the fun.
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    09-04-2015 12:39 AM
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