10-08-2015 07:57 PM
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  1. Anthony_NE'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.
    Can't tell if sarcastic or not, but The Verge is one of the more highly regarded reputable tech news sites around; even if they may be Apple fanboys at times.
    09-05-2015 10:20 PM
  2. Arlizz's Avatar
    You can't expect every reviewer to call it the best thing ever and everything else sucks.
    Of course not. That's a straw man. I don't expect a respected reviewer to totally misrepresent the device like that though.
    09-05-2015 11:38 PM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Of course not. That's a straw man. I don't expect a respected reviewer to totally misrepresent the device like that though.
    I agree with you. It is a flagship phone at mid-tier prices. Everything about it is flagship. Screen. Camera. Battery. Build. Storage. But not price. These are the same specs (aside from removable battery) that made the LG G4 a flagship, yet this is mid-range? The build on the X is light years ahead of the G4. Now the camera is probably nicer on the G4, but I don't see where this is a mid-tier/mid-range phone - other than price.
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    09-06-2015 10:00 AM
  4. rushmore's Avatar
    A lot of folks here will probably have their devices before we see another review, since they might not be getting review units.
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    09-06-2015 11:44 AM
  5. dmaynard83's Avatar
    At least they gave it 8.6 as their score. Considering it isn't an iPhone, that's pretty good.

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    I don't understand how they could give it an 8.6 and call it a mid range phone. Seems kind of high for a non flag ship phone.

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    09-06-2015 12:29 PM
  6. chevyman29's Avatar
    It's funny HTC can introduce a phone with so so camera and it's a flag ship ? But Motorola can do the same thing for less money and it's mid range ??
    09-06-2015 12:39 PM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    What the media seems to forget is the current pricing models are based on the subsidies and the artificially high retail prices to lure people into contract plans for the subsidies. With Verizon being the first biggie to go away from our for new contracts, seems the retail pricing should adjust down accordingly.

    Verizon has done Apple and especially Samsung no favors with the change.
    09-06-2015 02:00 PM
  8. Matt Billy's Avatar
    Okay, I've been searching all over and I can't seem to find what Im looking for. Does anybody, anywhere know how I can order a Pure/Style to Canada. Help would be truly appreciated!

    Thanks in advanced,

    Matt

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    09-06-2015 02:03 PM
  9. The Harrington's Avatar
    Okay, I've been searching all over and I can't seem to find what Im looking for. Does anybody, anywhere know how I can order a Pure/Style to Canada. Help would be truly appreciated!

    Thanks in advanced,

    Matt

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    Lotta discussion about purchasing the Moto X Pure while living in Canada on Reddit. Here's one recent thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/MotoX/comme...urchase_story/

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    09-06-2015 06:38 PM
  10. m.vasquez009's Avatar
    Hey folks

    I hope everyone is as excited as I am to get my new moto x pure and start tinkering. However there is one issue i came across today that is somewhat troubling. I have seen on other tech sites that have early reviews are reporting that the new moto is not as "snappy" as say the s6. they are reporting that the animations are slower and takes longer to open apps, app drawer etc. How many of you think this is true? What i'm not understanding is how can that be when the g4 has the same processor and performs as well as other flagships. This is a phone that has a very light skin close to stock and people are saying its slow againt the s6 with a heavy skin. I find this alarming. Do you think the new moto x is not optimized as well as the previous generations and maybe runs slower? Which i hope is not the case.

    feel free to chime in!! thanks
    09-07-2015 10:05 PM
  11. trenchkato's Avatar
    I think that with Android M incoming, Moto decided to put man hours on getting that right than focusing on the already broken lollipop.
    09-07-2015 10:19 PM
  12. hounddogdaddy's Avatar
    I think it is total BS. I recently switched from a 2014 Moto x to a Galaxy S6 active. I made the switch for better battery life and a better camera. What I got was a phone that is so slow it feels broken. I have not had a phone with so much lag since my palm Centro. I am counting down the minutes until I can get my new Moto x pure edition!

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    09-07-2015 10:21 PM
  13. RHChan84's Avatar
    There aren't any good reviews out yet. Those reviews could of been using prereleased software. With any MotoX, it has always been up to speed even to phones that are released the year after. The MotoX in 2013 was just as snappier then the s5.
    On2Vegas likes this.
    09-07-2015 10:39 PM
  14. krazyatom's Avatar
    I think it is total BS. I recently switched from a 2014 Moto x to a Galaxy S6 active. I made the switch for better battery life and a better camera. What I got was a phone that is so slow it feels broken. I have not had a phone with so much lag since my palm Centro. I am counting down the minutes until I can get my new Moto x pure edition!

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    You can't be serious? I had moto x 2014 and galaxy s6 and s6 is definitely a lot faster device. How do you explain that lg g4 is faster than nearly stock one plus two?



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    09-08-2015 12:12 AM
  15. thejesse's Avatar
    You can't be serious? I had moto x 2014 and galaxy s6 and s6 is definitely a lot faster device. How do you explain that lg g4 is faster than nearly stock one plus two?



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    Depends when you had your 2014 X. If it was running Android 5.0.1, then yes, almost anything was faster. However, 5.1 fixed those problems.

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    09-08-2015 01:07 AM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    I'll let you know when I receive mine around 15th and compare it with my Note 5

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    09-08-2015 01:20 AM
  17. mvasquez009's Avatar
    I'll let you know when I receive mine around 15th and compare it with my Note 5

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    Damn your buying the moto x and you just bought a note 5! Give me your job
    09-08-2015 08:50 AM
  18. bhatech's Avatar
    Damn your buying the moto x and you just bought a note 5! Give me your job
    Lol it involves lot of coding

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    09-08-2015 10:16 AM
  19. OMGLadyGaga's Avatar
    Ya this is my biggest worry about this phone. I know battery and camera are all the rage nowadays but I'm a wall hugger and don't take many pics, but a smooth fast experience is really important to me. A couple reviews have mentioned how it's not as fast as other flagships but no one has mentioned what that even means. Does it stutter and lag or are the animations simply slow, the nexus 9 drove me crazy with it taking forever to open some apps up and then redrawing of the home screens upon exit. Returned it and got an iPad Air instead, it is butter. I also have a nexus 6 and it too is butter. Hell my nexus 5 backup phone is also smooth and faster than the nexus 6.

    I worry that the QHD screen will be too much of an impact on the performance. The GPU on the 808,according to anandtech, is closer to the snapdragon 800 in performance and not as good as the 420 in the nexus 6. I was pumped about an lcd screen, and was hopeful for 1080p resolution, in my experience amoled benefits more from higher resolution and lcd is sharper to me at the same resolution. I can't wait for real user reviews of this thing, love my 6 but it is huge the narrower Moto X Pure seems like a "perfect" size
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    09-08-2015 10:45 AM
  20. Benny879's Avatar
    I think reviewers are getting the difference between performance and animation speed mixed. Stock Android most likely has a different default animation speed compared to Samsung and LG skins which may have them sped up to look like its faster. If you enable developer settings on the Moto X you can change the animation speed manually to draw faster which gives the illusion that the phone is running 'faster'. Not really a big deal.
    09-08-2015 10:49 AM
  21. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I think reviewers are getting the difference between performance and animation speed mixed. Stock Android most likely has a different default animation speed compared to Samsung and LG skins which may have them sped up to look like its faster. If you enable developer settings on the Moto X you can change the animation speed manually to draw faster which gives the illusion that the phone is running 'faster'. Not really a big deal.
    This is what I'm thinking but I'll reserve judgment until I hold it in my hands. I always turn the 3 animation/duration scales from 1.0x to 0.5x and this helps tremendously on slow animation speeds. I dislike slow animations but I don't like to have those settings at 0 either. I guess I'll see next week! (hopefully sooner )
    09-08-2015 10:55 AM
  22. hounddogdaddy's Avatar
    You can't be serious? I had moto x 2014 and galaxy s6 and s6 is definitely a lot faster device. How do you explain that lg g4 is faster than nearly stock one plus two?



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    Unfortunately I am serious. There are times that it takes me almost 10 seconds to open the stock email app. It will lag so hard that I can't even input my code to unlock the screen. Awful.

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    09-08-2015 11:28 AM
  23. krazyatom's Avatar
    Unfortunately I am serious. There are times that it takes me almost 10 seconds to open the stock email app. It will lag so hard that I can't even input my code to unlock the screen. Awful.

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    My backup Samsung s3 is faster than that lol. I thought stock was supposed to be faster but we'll see when we get our moto x pure. I'd expect to be fast as lg g4. If it's slow, it will go back.

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    09-08-2015 11:40 AM
  24. David Rosen's Avatar
    Hey folks

    I hope everyone is as excited as I am to get my new moto x pure and start tinkering. However there is one issue i came across today that is somewhat troubling. I have seen on other tech sites that have early reviews are reporting that the new moto is not as "snappy" as say the s6. they are reporting that the animations are slower and takes longer to open apps, app drawer etc. How many of you think this is true? What i'm not understanding is how can that be when the g4 has the same processor and performs as well as other flagships. This is a phone that has a very light skin close to stock and people are saying its slow againt the s6 with a heavy skin. I find this alarming. Do you think the new moto x is not optimized as well as the previous generations and maybe runs slower? Which i hope is not the case.

    feel free to chime in!! thanks
    I think... and who knows really, I guess we'll find out next week (really in a few weeks since it takes time for a new phone to really settle in once you get all your apps installed)... But that said... I think the reviews saying this phone isn't "snappy" (a word I hate because of smartphone reviews) yet the S6 IS snappy, are going to be pure BS. Purchased review marketing BS.

    There's no way an 808, 3gb of ram and stock android isn't going to be a nice smooth experience... And there's no way the S6 IS a smooth experience... Especially after I've seen how bad the lag on my Note 4 with Touchwiz is. A friend of mine who I constantly complain about the Note 4 with (he has one too), just played with his friends S6 Edge and said it's just as bad. If the reviews aren't being paid for, then it's the case of someone who doesn't want to admit that their $700+ investment doesn't run good so they're ignoring every hiccup along the way during the review period haha.
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    09-08-2015 07:33 PM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    Unfortunately I am serious. There are times that it takes me almost 10 seconds to open the stock email app. It will lag so hard that I can't even input my code to unlock the screen. Awful.

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    Why do you use the useless stock OEM email apps? Use gmail, inbox, nine for exchange etc

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    09-08-2015 08:04 PM
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