10-08-2015 08:57 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    I just read the CNET review. Oh my word ... haha

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    Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (unlocked) review - Page 2 - CNET

    But instead, I was disappointed. Its larger design (up from 5.2 inches) feels far too cumbersome for smaller hands like mine. Battery life was unexceptional, its camera wasn't massively impressive and aside from a few minor tweaks, Motorola's Moto services don't feature anything substantially new.
    Pictures taken outdoors or in amply-lit indoor environments looked great: colors were accurate, objects were clear with defined outlines and you can still see a lot of details retained at full resolution. There were a few times when the phone took a couple of tries to focus on an object up close, but eventually it'd lock on and snap a clear picture. Photos taken in low-light environments didn't fare as well, which is a common occurrence in smartphone photography. Though night mode improved exposure somewhat, I still saw a noticeable amount of digital noise, graininess and muted colors.
    During our battery drain test for continuous video playback, the handset lasted an average of 8 hours and 46 minutes. Although last year's Moto X had a smaller screen, its lower-capacity 2,300mAh battery lasted over 10 hours. And compared to its rivals, the OnePlus 2's 3,300mAh battery lasted 9 hours and 46 minutes (though we weren't very impressed with that performance either), and the Axon Pro's 3,000mAh battery lasted shorter at 8 hours and 8 minutes (again, not the best from all parties). I you want to know what does impress us, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 -- while admittedly a higher-tiered phone and expensive than all these devices -- lasted a whopping 15 hours of continuous playback on its 3,000mAh battery.
    09-04-2015 01:50 PM
  2. Channing White's Avatar
    I would like to jump on this phone, but knowing verizon they might not let the service go through like what they did with the nexus 5 that was able to work on the network but 'because it wasn't a registered verizon phone' they weren't having it, aren't you worried they might do that to you?
    09-04-2015 01:52 PM
  3. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    That's three reviews that say camera isn't all that, and it is poor in low light. This k I'm going with the G4...
    09-04-2015 01:55 PM
  4. dunamis's Avatar
    I would like to jump on this phone, but knowing verizon they might not let the service go through like what they did with the nexus 5 that was able to work on the network but 'because it wasn't a registered verizon phone' they weren't having it, aren't you worried they might do that to you?
    exactly why I'm waiting. I rather wait and know for sure before ordering...I could deal with some of the other let downs, but main draw for me is the almost nakedness of the phone from nasty carrier lockdowns and whatnot especially VERIZON! I wished we as customers would have some power and fire everyone of the programmers and persons in charge that think they are making the phone better!
    09-04-2015 01:57 PM
  5. benjamminh's Avatar
    As long as you don't mind the janky UI and slower updates you'll get a better camera and removable battery.
    09-04-2015 01:58 PM
  6. getbretweir's Avatar
    I answered your questions.

    Here's one for you - all in the realm of hypothetical just as your "because Verizon" reasoning.

    If Motorola says they didn't put a bigger battery in the Moto X Style because they didn't want the phone to be too thick, would you believe them or would you simply assume "because Verizon"?

    But I expect you to deflect or dismiss these options and opinions and take personal digs at me because that's how you seem to operate.

    There's likely more than one reason and I've already stayed yours is just as valid as mine. I just believe it can't be as simple as "because Verizon".

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    fair enough, I'll meet you half way and agree to disagree. and it's nothing personal.

    hopefully a mod will erase our back and forth. or has nothing to do with the thread and went in a direction I didn't intend for our to go.
    09-04-2015 02:01 PM
  7. benjamminh's Avatar
    As long as you don't mind that janky UI and slower updates, you'll get a better camera and removable battery. I hear the Verizon G4 is especially buggy fwiw.
    09-04-2015 02:01 PM
  8. Ryaan Johnson's Avatar
    My Note 4 gets like 6-8 hours haha, so if it really lasts 8am-10pm like that one reviewer said), I'd be ecstatic :-)

    And yea, I really wasn't looking for a game changer with this phone. I was looking for all the stuff I want in a phone all rolled into one and it really is the only phone out there that has it. Every other phone either is too small, too big, not enough storage, not good enough processor, not good enough camera, etc etc etc... Moto X Pure seems to be "at least good enough" on every single front and that's what I want. We'll find out on the 15th :-) haha
    Exactly my thoughts. Motorola listened to what the consumer wanted instead of "trying to dictate to us what we should want".. If I wanted a iPhone I would have bought a iPhone.. Smh Samsung

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    09-04-2015 02:23 PM
  9. craZDude's Avatar
    I really don't like how all these places test and review batteries by doing a video loop test. People say that it doesn't reflect how phones are actually used, and I agree. I think an important part of that people don't mention is that the software developers aren't trying to optimize video loop battery, they are trying to optimize background usage of the battery while the screen is off. I care much more about the question "can it last me a full day?" and considering I had a bad LG G2 that was lucky to get 2 hors SOT, and when that broke am using a 2013 moto g, I'm sure it'll be more than fine for me.

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    09-04-2015 02:39 PM
  10. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    As long as you don't mind that janky UI and slower updates, you'll get a better camera and removable battery. I hear the Verizon G4 is especially buggy fwiw.
    I have read that about Verizon also. Not to worried though, as I have AT&T, and theirs is supposed to be much better. I'm going to miss some of the moto software though, but I find myself using the smartphone camera more and more, and take a lot of pics indoors, which my 14 moto x is really bad at.
    09-04-2015 03:01 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    I really don't like how all these places test and review batteries by doing a video loop test. People say that it doesn't reflect how phones are actually used, and I agree. I think an important part of that people don't mention is that the software developers aren't trying to optimize video loop battery, they are trying to optimize background usage of the battery while the screen is off. I care much more about the question "can it last me a full day?" and considering I had a bad LG G2 that was lucky to get 2 hors SOT, and when that broke am using a 2013 moto g, I'm sure it'll be more than fine for me.

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    Agreed!
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    09-04-2015 03:02 PM
  12. slidesJ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bpe4 View Post
    Cons: Camera, Battery Life, and questionable processor. You just highlighted the 3 most important aspects of any phone.

    Yeah, I'm glad I was still hee-hawing between the Oneplus Two and Moto X, and those three things were the 3 biggest things I was worrying about the Moto X. I just ordered a Oneplus Two.
    Really? Worried about the processor review, so you went with the 810?

    Interesting.....
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    09-04-2015 03:09 PM
  13. Anthony_NE's Avatar
    I have read that about Verizon also. Not to worried though, as I have AT&T, and theirs is supposed to be much better. I'm going to miss some of the moto software though, but I find myself using the smartphone camera more and more, and take a lot of pics indoors, which my 14 moto x is really bad at.
    I did the same. Came from a '13 Moto X. The camera performed so poorly that I decided my next phone would have nothing short of the best camera out there, and in my opinion the G4 has it. The camera experience on this phone is amazing and I really like having a removable battery again, even though I easily get through the day on one. Unfortunately, everything else about this phone is not so good. "Janky software experience" is the perfect description. I pre-ordered my Moto X and eagerly await re-boarding the Motorola train come 9/15. I'm also on at&t.
    co.ag.2005 and jimbo1mcm like this.
    09-04-2015 10:02 PM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Sounds like a good phone, and you really can't beat the price.

    Having said that, I'm glad I didn't wait.
    09-05-2015 11:16 AM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    I can't help but notice we got a wave of reviews on release day from most sites that are (for the most part) not exactly the most reliable for accurate/detailed reviews and now nothing. Can't help but wonder if there is a reason the more reputable sites have not published reviews yet (to be more thorough). That, or they all got their devices later.
    09-05-2015 11:52 AM
  16. Clocks's Avatar
    I can't help but notice we got a wave of reviews on release day from most sites that are (for the most part) not exactly the most reliable for accurate/detailed reviews and now nothing. Can't help but wonder if there is a reason the more reputable sites have not published reviews yet (to be more thorough). That, or they all got their devices later.
    Early reviews are little more than what we got at the Moto press event. The better reviews are coming.
    09-05-2015 12:07 PM
  17. Arlizz's Avatar
    Camera in low light situations and processor are the two that put a frown on my face.

    Perhaps the battery could have been a bit bigger too.
    09-05-2015 03:35 PM
  18. XDCX's Avatar
    I can't help but notice we got a wave of reviews on release day from most sites that are (for the most part) not exactly the most reliable for accurate/detailed reviews and now nothing. Can't help but wonder if there is a reason the more reputable sites have not published reviews yet (to be more thorough). That, or they all got their devices later.
    Kelex, the guy who runs Droid Life, commented in a post that Motorola only provided review units to very large media outlets - CNET, WSJ, Etc.

    From Motorola's perspective it was probably a smart move because they'll benefit from two different waves of publicity.

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    09-05-2015 03:58 PM
  19. On2Vegas's Avatar
    Camera in low light situations and processor are the two that put a frown on my face.

    Perhaps the battery could have been a bit bigger too.
    This is the second comment voicing a concern about the processor. The 808, while not the latest, is a proven and great performer. The 810 has the overheating issue and needs to be throttled. Now there's talk the 820 will probably be Q1 before it's in any phone. I don't think there is a problem.
    09-05-2015 05:23 PM
  20. Anthony_NE's Avatar
    This is the second comment voicing a concern about the processor. The 808, while not the latest, is a proven and great performer. The 810 has the overheating issue and needs to be throttled. Now there's talk the 820 will probably be Q1 before it's in any phone. I don't think there is a problem.
    This. The only area where you MIGHT have an issue is with heavy gaming, and if gaming is your main reason for buying a phone there a many better options out there.
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    09-05-2015 05:51 PM
  21. Anthony_NE's Avatar
    I can't help but notice we got a wave of reviews on release day from most sites that are (for the most part) not exactly the most reliable for accurate/detailed reviews and now nothing. Can't help but wonder if there is a reason the more reputable sites have not published reviews yet (to be more thorough). That, or they all got their devices later.
    It always happens this way though. It makes more sense for manufacturers to get mainstream exposure from heavily trafficked sites like CNET, VOX, WSJ etc because way more normies hit those sites than places like this or say Android Arena.
    09-05-2015 05:55 PM
  22. Arlizz's Avatar
    I'm gonna wait a week or more before passing final judgement though.

    Later reviews are often more trustworthy and more thorough.

    I saw a review by some pathetic channel called The Verge. Awful. They called the Moto X Pure a "mid-ranged" device.
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    09-05-2015 07:49 PM
  23. Samsung.Galaxy.S3's Avatar
    I saw a review by some pathetic channel called The Verge. Awful. They called the Moto X Pure a "mid-ranged" device.
    Remember, it is only their opinion based on their use and personal bias/preferences. A good photo for one person may not be good enough for another. Take the reviews with a grain of salt (or any spice you prefer) and don't be attached to them personally. They don't use the phone like you do.
    09-05-2015 09:05 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    You can't expect every reviewer to call it the best thing ever and everything else sucks.
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    09-05-2015 09:10 PM
  25. jephanie's Avatar
    I'm gonna wait a week or more before passing final judgement though.

    Later reviews are often more trustworthy and more thorough.

    I saw a review by some pathetic channel called The Verge. Awful. They called the Moto X Pure a "mid-ranged" device.
    At least they gave it 8.6 as their score. Considering it isn't an iPhone, that's pretty good.

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    09-05-2015 09:13 PM
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