01-26-2016 03:05 PM
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  1. android_app's Avatar
    I got the Moto X 1st Gen simply because it offers stock android and the moto apps included was value added for me. I fell in love when my friend showed off his Moto X and decided to get it. Also, love recording videos with great audio when I go out, usually for concerts or just friends and family outings and all Moto gens have had great stereo audio recording. I had the Nexus S 4G and the Galaxy Nexus, these lacked in audio recording. Moto Display and Moto actions is also a plus. I think Moto go it right this time with all the features on the Moto X Pure, nice camera, bigger battery and always been a fan of the design. I was relucatant to the 5,7 in display but I got used to it.
    01-15-2016 01:47 PM
  2. roxas1011's Avatar
    I have not noticed a major signal difference honestly. I'm sure your mileage will vary.

    I did the same thing as you(ordered both and planned on returning one). I actually bought and returned a Moto X Pure last year in favor of a new Nexus 6 (this was purely because I got the Nexus 6 SO cheap). Well, the Nexus 6 starting having issues and got returned. I should have just ordered only the Moto X Pure again but I was tempted and now I have both Moto and 6P. Crazy
    What kind of issues did you have with the Nexus 6? Just curious, as I've been eyeballing it since it's going for $250...
    01-15-2016 01:53 PM
  3. AKS4's Avatar
    I was actually comparing the 5X to the MXPE, but some of reasons why I chose the MXPE should still hold true for you. Some may be subjective.

    - First and foremost for me was size. I actually was more interested in the Nexus because it was smaller than the MXPE, and coming from an iPhone 4 I wasn't sure how I'd like a large phone. After getting it however, I'm pleasantly surprised how comfortable it is to use, even one handed. Much more so than other devices I've played with like my friends Note 5. I however don't think I'd want to go much bigger than the MXPE, therefore the 6P would be a definite no-go for me.

    - One of the subjective points would be design of the device. I'm not a fan of the thin slab with the protruding camera bit. My wife has a Nokia 930 with similar design, although not as pronounced as the nexus devices. The added customization with Motomaker was a plus for me, as I have grown tired of the standard slabs of plastic or metal offered in 2 colors.

    - Another subjective point is the Motorola features. For me it was mainly the MotoDisplay. Coming from another OS device, I wasn't sure how notifications and lock screen actions operated, but what I saw of the MotoDisplay intrigued me. the other Motorola features, like twist for camera, chop for flashlight have been nice. Haven't used MotoVoice yet though.

    - Final point for me, and again purely subjective, is the brand. While I am a fan of Google and what they are doing with the Nexus Sphere, I am less impressed with past LG (5X) mobile devices, and have no idea who Huawei is (6P). I have however had 3 past Motorola devices and have been pleased.
    01-15-2016 03:42 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    I chose Moto because:

    1. The Moto add-ons are very valuable to me in my day to day use. For example: I have an hour long drive to and from work. I like that out of the box, Motorola designed the phone to talk to me and read my text messages out loud without me needing to touch my device. I don't need a car mode UI. With Moto Voice, I can do everything I need to hands-free. And I don't have to worry about trying to replicate these features with a third party app that may or may not cause extra battery drain.

    2. And Moto Display is better for me than Ambient Display and I feel like a Notification LED is an archaic way to handle notifications.

    3. Moto Maker. Two options at launch is boring. And Google delayed the US launch of the gold 6P (my Moto X is white with the champagne frame, Cognac leather back, with champagne rear and speaker accents).

    4. I predicted it would be cheaper than the Nexus 6P and I was right.

    5. Having now held both in hand, I prefer the feel of the Moto X.

    6. Too early for me to hop on the USB-C bandwagon. I have too many micro USB cables and chargers laying around. And Quick Charge 2.0 accessories are easy to find.

    7. And I'll get hate from the Nexus bros but Nexus has always felt boring to me.
    01-15-2016 03:43 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    OP....i had the same dilemma... gladly my co worker who shares cube with me got the Moto X Pure.... got to use it and what not... VERY nice device.... but once the 6P came out it became Option #2.... I got the 6P.... and having to be able to use both of them..... i say get the 6P...
    SD cards are nice and all, but they do fail... in 10 + years of me using them, even high end good cards fail. i tend to be the tech guy for my family and friends to recover pictures they lost because sd card went "bad"
    the MXP is a little fatter, so i do like the feel of the 6P better, as its solid and premium, not to mention better looking...
    You don't have to use the SD card slot in the Moto X. And with all of the services available, backing up photos to the cloud should be used in addition to any other storage and backup strategies.
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    01-15-2016 03:50 PM
  6. Zack Vaughan's Avatar
    This year I'm replacing my (2014) Moto X with the Nexus 6P next month because I thought my MX would continually get OS updates (for a while at least) but they have decided not to in the U.S. which in turn has turned me off Motorola. Also before I had the MX I had and iPhone and was used to getting updates and security patches on a normal basis. On my MX I got one update and that was it. Plus the camera on my MX isn't up to snuff even though the MXP has a better camera now I think I'll play it safe and buy a new Nexus device. Also I don't like the back of the MXP and I like the look of the Nexus 6P better. Plus the display of the N6P is said to look better.
    01-15-2016 03:54 PM
  7. AKS4's Avatar
    This year I'm replacing my (2014) Moto X with the Nexus 6P next month because I thought my MX would continually get OS updates (for a while at least) but they have decided not to in the U.S. which in turn has turned me off Motorola..
    I was somewhat concerned about this during my decision making process. From what I have gathered, the "Pure" devices should still be getting updates. Only the carrier specific devices are affected by no updates. (FWIW, I'd assume this true for any manufacturer outside of Nexus)
    01-15-2016 05:37 PM
  8. Sparksx's Avatar
    What kind of issues did you have with the Nexus 6? Just curious, as I've been eyeballing it since it's going for $250...
    The display would just go black. I would restart the phone and everything would be OK for a while but then it would come back. I tried a factory reset by problem persisted. I'm sure I just had a bad egg as their reputation is pretty good and I do think it is still a great phone. For $250, it's definitely worth a shot.
    01-16-2016 02:54 AM
  9. colton groters's Avatar
    Moto customization and the price point really pulled me in. I could pay 450$ for a phone with 32gb and an sd card slot or pay 500$ for 32gb and no sd card. I have to say I really love this phone. battery life is average but could be better. Fast charging makes up for this, IMO.

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    01-16-2016 08:28 AM
  10. NealJ777's Avatar
    What I'm about to say is not really a MXPE vs Nexus thing, but it still may help you make your decision.

    Back when I got my Moto X 2013, I was considering the Nexus 6 (which is also made by Motorola). My decision to go with the Moto X was purely a feature thing (at the time). I really was attracted to the voice response and active notifications. At the time, I had a 75 mile (one-way) commute and it would be nice to be able to interact with my phone by voice. I now have a Moto X 2014 (the 2013 had some issues and Motorola replaced it for me), which was the flagship phone and it's stuck on Lollipop 5.0.1. Considering that Motorola is now Lenovo, I would go with a Nexus.
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    01-16-2016 10:51 AM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    Several posters have mentioned Lenovo as a downside. Is that because they are lackadaisical with pushing updates, something else? I didn't even know they were Motorola now.
    01-16-2016 11:56 AM
  12. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Several posters have mentioned Lenovo as a downside. Is that because they are lackadaisical with pushing updates, something else? I didn't even know they were Motorola now.
    The downside is they're not Google, and thus updates will be pushed out slower to Motorola phones vs. Nexus phones. However, as long as you stick with a Pure version (i.e., avoid the carrier-branded devices), the Moto phones should get updates for about two years (roughly the same as Nexus devices).

    This could change, of course, and that's why some people are wary of Motorola/Lenovo. It happened with the carrier-branded 2014 Moto X. Google, with the noted exception of the Galaxy Nexus, has an excellent track record of supporting Nexus devices. So, if timely updates are very important to you (and you don't want to mess with ROMs), Nexus is the way to go.

    For what it's worth, even though I have a 2014 Moto X, I adore the various software (and hardware) additions Moto makes. Waving my hand over my phone to check notifications or the time is magic. Double twist for camera or chop-chop for flashlight is something every phone should have. And Moto Voice, while not perfect, is extremely handy when driving, especially if you live somewhere with hands-free laws. If I had to replace my phone today I would probably go with the Pure for these reasons alone, but it would be a tough choice.
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    01-16-2016 12:09 PM
  13. rurocking's Avatar
    No SD card on Nexus is a big turn off. Specially when you have a phone with a good camera capable of RAW pictures.
    01-16-2016 12:17 PM
  14. DC Wuff's Avatar
    Moto Display and Moto Voice. Having replaced my 2014 Moto X Pure with a Nexus 6 after the Lollipop upgrade fiasco absolutely killed my battery life, I really missed being able to wave and wake and get voice prompts while driving.

    I love the fast Nexus updates and the fingerprint scanner, but they're just not enough to get me to give up the value-added features that Moto brings to the table.

    And so far, from what I've seen, there's absolutely nothing to worry about from Moto in terms of future updates for non-carrier branded devices. Matt and the Moto team are doing a fantastic job in that department.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    01-16-2016 02:26 PM
  15. roxas1011's Avatar
    The display would just go black. I would restart the phone and everything would be OK for a while but then it would come back. I tried a factory reset by problem persisted. I'm sure I just had a bad egg as their reputation is pretty good and I do think it is still a great phone. For $250, it's definitely worth a shot.
    That's what it sounds like, but good to know regardless! It has all the features that everyone says you can't live without once you have them (front facing speakers, big screen, wireless charging) and for the price, I'm definitely going for it!
    01-16-2016 07:16 PM
  16. Def Tone's Avatar
    I was going to get the Nexus 6P but a few things prevented that....
    1. SD Card up to 128gb for the Moto. I bought a Samsung Evo 128gb card on Amazon for $50 on sale. I have approximately 150gb of storage for $349 and that makes it hands down the best bang for the buck across the board.
    2. Price... I wasn't going to dish out that much for the same storage on the 6P. Picked up a Moto X Pure 32gb on Amazon for $349 on the day they had a 1 day Sale.
    3. Moto Actions are definitely a blessing in disguise when I'm driving or can't grab my phone.
    4. I can customize the look on the Moto X Pure to my liking.

    Let's remember here folks. $349 for a device that I will upgrade in a year or two (upgrades are inevitable) is the right choice for me.

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    01-16-2016 09:48 PM
  17. crachor's Avatar
    At least for me, price was the deciding factor.

    I've already had the moto maxx a couple years ago, so I like the way the pure does notification, and some of the gestures, like double-twist to open the camera, and chop twice to open the flashlight.
    The memory card was the other main reason I got it, and 16gb on the base is OK, since I installed a 128gb card.
    The grippy back is nice, and the screen can get really bright. Also, marshmallow is great, and moto/lenovo seems like they'll be keeping up with updates, at least for now.

    I do wish it had a fingerprint reader, but for the price I paid, I'm happy with it over the 6p.
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    01-16-2016 10:07 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    Been using the 6P for the past couple of days. The Moto is coming in a couple more. Looking forward to doing a side by side comparison. Was wondering tho, all the reviews I've watched on You Tube comparing the two always give the 6P extra points for better battery. I know it's a bit bigger, but the timing on these reviews was pre-marshmallow on the Moto when it was still running Lolly. So for those of you who had the Moto running Lollipop when it first released and now have the marshmallow update, do you feel the battery life has improved much? Is it significantly better, noticeably better? Battery life is the one thing that will be hard to gauge because I simply won't have both devices long enough to get a really accurate idea. Thanks for your input.
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    01-17-2016 11:02 PM
  19. mvsmith's Avatar
    Nexus and Moto X line are very close as others have stated. The original moto g on verizon got kit kat first which surprised the hell out of everyone. Or was it the Moto X that got it. My first ever unlocked carrier free phone was the moto g. I've kept track of and loved moto x and moto g's software add ons. It's really hard to live without chop chop for flashlight, twist (and shout) for camera, and the QR scanner on the camera is something I love.

    Things like reading text with drive mode is invaluable to some too and the text from your pc (killed with marshmallow though) and Moto Voice is really handy. Not everyone likes the nexus brand and concept and some find it to vanilla and boring. But most users love quick updates, clean and not laggy or bloated interface. That's why the moto line has been so popular and why some choose it over nexuses. Not having a 6P but having a 6 I do miss the AMOLED screen not being on the pure x. I love AMOLED again (SAMOLED?). That and Nexus Dialer is really useful as well as caller ID.

    Although it's been stated before the differences are motorola's additions to the phone versus a phone that's designed by google and has certain (sometimes overlooked) google features. Some that are exclusive to both. And yes the SD card is really useful and with adoptable storage (works for the most part) it makes the pure x better. It's true there is some concern with lenovo but I believe for the most part that the pure line will still get updates. As for security updates (if that matters to you) that's debatable. The customization make the moto line a bit more special too. If I got a customized moto x I'd probably like it a bit more then my nexus 6. The Moto X Pure feels so much better to hold too and grip better as well. Although I'm probably not like others in saying that I actually really like that shamu isn't comfortable to hold but I still love it for some reason.
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    01-18-2016 03:22 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Been using the 6P for the past couple of days. The Moto is coming in a couple more. Looking forward to doing a side by side comparison. Was wondering tho, all the reviews I've watched on You Tube comparing the two always give the 6P extra points for better battery. I know it's a bit bigger, but the timing on these reviews was pre-marshmallow on the Moto when it was still running Lolly. So for those of you who had the Moto running Lollipop when it first released and now have the marshmallow update, do you feel the battery life has improved much? Is it significantly better, noticeably better? Battery life is the one thing that will be hard to gauge because I simply won't have both devices long enough to get a really accurate idea. Thanks for your input.
    Doze, which available in Marshmallow, has really improved battery life for me on the MXPE.

    I normally charge overnight, but I've kept my MXPE off the charger a few nights, and the battery only drained ~3% during the night.
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    01-18-2016 03:27 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Nexus and Moto X line are very close as others have stated. The original moto g on verizon got kit kat first which surprised the hell out of everyone. Or was it the Moto X that got it.
    It was the first gen Verizon Moto X that got KitKat even before some Nexus devices got the KitKat OTA.

    But the Verizon Moto G (which is a prepaid device) also went from Jelly Bean to Lollipop which is surprising.
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    01-18-2016 03:47 PM
  22. cbreze's Avatar
    Got my Moto this morning, 5 days earlier than expected. Wow, It's scoring points already. Updated to Marshmallow and factory reset first thing. very smooth and really liking the overall feel. Really like being able to view which emails/texts and stuff with a touch right from the lock screen. The 6P had similar option but seems slow doing it and had to physically move the phone to activate which wasn't always consistently working anyway.
    Going to be a tough decision between the two as both are awesome. I see why some keep both. Lol. And speed wise as far as opening things and apps is pretty much a dead nuts tie. Thanks to all for your helpful comments.
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    01-18-2016 07:56 PM
  23. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Got my Moto this morning, 5 days earlier than expected. Wow, It's scoring points already. Updated to Marshmallow and factory reset first thing. very smooth and really liking the overall feel. Really like being able to view which emails/texts and stuff with a touch right from the lock screen. The 6P had similar option but seems slow doing it and had to physically move the phone to activate which wasn't always consistently working anyway.
    Going to be a tough decision between the two as both are awesome. I see why some keep both. Lol. And speed wise as far as opening things and apps is pretty much a dead nuts tie. Thanks to all for your helpful comments.
    I'm unsure how long the try, before return please is, for either, but if it takes you longer to pick one, you could always sell the other on swappa.com and get most of your money back.
    Just sayin'....
    01-22-2016 06:54 PM
  24. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I was going to get the Nexus 6P but a few things prevented that....
    1. SD Card up to 128gb for the Moto. I bought a Samsung Evo 128gb card on Amazon for $50 on sale. I have approximately 150gb of storage for $349 and that makes it hands down the best bang for the buck across the board.
    2. Price... I wasn't going to dish out that much for the same storage on the 6P. Picked up a Moto X Pure 32gb on Amazon for $349 on the day they had a 1 day Sale.
    3. Moto Actions are definitely a blessing in disguise when I'm driving or can't grab my phone.
    4. I can customize the look on the Moto X Pure to my liking.

    Let's remember here folks. $349 for a device that I will upgrade in a year or two (upgrades are inevitable) is the right choice for me.

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    How did you get to customize your MXPE, from Amazon?
    I got a 32GB, from the same sale and did not see a Moto Maker option.
    01-22-2016 06:56 PM
  25. Def Tone's Avatar
    How did you get to customize your MXPE, from Amazon?
    I got a 32GB, from the same sale and did not see a Moto Maker option.
    I didn't customize mine as I bought the White with Champagne trim through Amazon. I was just stating that the option was there through the Moto X website. I heard Motorola was having a parts shortage because these phones were selling like crazy. Sorry about the confusion. The White with Champagne trim was my choice as it will have the best resale value when I'm ready to upgrade.
    01-22-2016 07:19 PM
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