1. Bold9930's Avatar
    I just picked up an S7, but was very interested in the Moto Devices (sorta all over the map regarding which one), but all I've seen has been reviews highlight the S7 as being the "best" Android phone to buy. As with anything in life, this is always subjective, but am I missing anything having not gone with a Moto device? I like some of the $200 Moto devices, but perhaps the performance, etc won't appeal to me now that I've been using this S7? Keep in mind that I'm still within my 14 day evaluation period.

    One factor worth mentioning: I did tend to focus on a screen that was sub 5.5 inch and not so tall, so clearly the S7 was on the short list, but I still have a fascination with Motorola for some reason. I was trying to avoid having a phablet in my pocket.

    Thoughts?
    08-12-2016 07:06 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    I just picked up an S7, but was very interested in the Moto Devices (sorta all over the map regarding which one), but all I've seen has been reviews highlight the S7 as being the "best" Android phone to buy. As with anything in life, this is always subjective, but am I missing anything having not gone with a Moto device? I like some of the $200 Moto devices, but perhaps the performance, etc won't appeal to me now that I've been using this S7? Keep in mind that I'm still within my 14 day evaluation period.

    One factor worth mentioning: I did tend to focus on a screen that was sub 5.5 inch and not so tall, so clearly the S7 was on the short list, but I still have a fascination with Motorola for some reason. I was trying to avoid having a phablet in my pocket.

    Thoughts?
    Samsung has top of the line specs and a top notch camera. if you do not take a lot of pics, or play lots of intensive games, you won't lose out on much with a moto. It is essentially different strokes for different folks. The z has been reported to get similar performance as the s7. The g line is a nice mid range phone so might not be as smooth as a flagship samsung device. Not really a bad choice going with either brand.
    08-12-2016 07:23 PM
  3. Bold9930's Avatar
    Samsung has top of the line specs and a top notch camera. if you do not take a lot of pics, or play lots of intensive games, you won't lose out on much with a moto. It is essentially different strokes for different folks. The z has been reported to get similar performance as the s7. The g line is a nice mid range phone so might not be as smooth as a flagship samsung device. Not really a bad choice going with either brand.
    Thanks for the reply. I don't do games, but take a fair amount of pics. The g line caught my interest initially. I think they look good too. Comming off a BB, I don't need S7 processors, but as you can imagine, it's certainly nice to have.
    08-12-2016 07:30 PM
  4. YAYTech's Avatar
    I'm personally not a fan of how Samsung changes Android, or their apps. I also really like some of the stuff Moto does with their upper devices (twist for camera, chop for flashlight, better always listening features, etc). The mods are cool, but so far there aren't any that are "gotta have" for me. I have the Z Force, and it's just a flat out great phone.
    08-12-2016 07:32 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I don't do games, but take a fair amount of pics. The g line caught my interest initially. I think they look good too. Comming off a BB, I don't need S7 processors, but as you can imagine, it's certainly nice to have.
    The g4 plus has gotten pretty good reviews in terms of camera, it may be a little on the large side though (it is 5.5" screen)
    Here are some comparisons to consider Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S7
    And some camera comparisons
    Hope that helps.
    08-12-2016 09:24 PM
  6. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I'm personally not a fan of how Samsung changes Android, or their apps. I also really like some of the stuff Moto does with their upper devices (twist for camera, chop for flashlight, better always listening features, etc). The mods are cool, but so far there aren't any that are "gotta have" for me. I have the Z Force, and it's just a flat out great phone.
    This is true. The Z Force is an incredible phone even without any mods.
    08-12-2016 09:55 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Samsung has top of the line specs and a top notch camera. if you do not take a lot of pics, or play lots of intensive games, you won't lose out on much with a moto. It is essentially different strokes for different folks. The z has been reported to get similar performance as the s7. The g line is a nice mid range phone so might not be as smooth as a flagship samsung device. Not really a bad choice going with either brand.
    Is this an intensive game? http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=705066

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    08-12-2016 10:00 PM
  8. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I have an S7 Edge and liked it a lot. But could not stand the transition to a home button instead of haptic. Also did not like Samsung installing new programs on the phone so much. Also did not have 3 dot (...) button available on some apps. Thought it might be latest Android release. I got the Z Force and found the ... are there on Moto's phone and now have the haptic home button. Personal preferences I know. Doubt I will try Samsung again.
    08-12-2016 10:16 PM
  9. Bold9930's Avatar
    I have an S7 Edge and liked it a lot. But could not stand the transition to a home button instead of haptic. Also did not like Samsung installing new programs on the phone so much. Also did not have 3 dot (...) button available on some apps. Thought it might be latest Android release. I got the Z Force and found the ... are there on Moto's phone and now have the haptic home button. Personal preferences I know. Doubt I will try Samsung again.
    I've been watching some youtube comparison vids and I'm not seeing much difference in performance between them...I'm sure for certain situtions or games the margin of performance may be greater, but for most of what I need/want, both seem like capable. I think I need to go to the Verizon store and play with some Moto phones and see what I can discern. I think one of my major concerns was using a larger/longer phone like the Motorola's and how they'd fit in my hand or in the pocket. The MOT phones are the thinnest and also lightweight, but I've never handled or carried around a 6" tall phone before. .

    The S7 isn't a perfect size for one hand, but it's not bad either.
    08-12-2016 10:46 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    Is this an intensive game? Marvel Future Fight as a Benchmark - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    I was talking about the g being lower in terms of performance not the z... I would hope the z with its snap820 and 4gb ram would be able to handle that.
    Ry likes this.
    08-13-2016 10:14 AM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    This is true. The Z Force is an incredible phone even without any mods.
    Wish they made an unlocked version of the z force instead of just the z. Would get an unlocked z force for the added battery. And no I do not want to have to use a "mod"
    08-13-2016 10:15 AM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    Have owned the S7, S7 Edge and Z Force Droid. Long story short, the S7 and S7 Edge have been sold. (As has my iPhone.) That's how much better I like the Z Force. The most fun I've had with a phone since my original iPhone.
    benjamminh and travaz like this.
    08-15-2016 11:51 AM
  13. Bold9930's Avatar
    Have owned the S7, S7 Edge and Z Force Droid. Long story short, the S7 and S7 Edge have been sold. (As has my iPhone.) That's how much better I like the Z Force. The most fun I've had with a phone since my original iPhone.
    Cool...Can you provide a sense of what the biggest factors were for switching to the Z Force?
    08-15-2016 08:01 PM
  14. sangs's Avatar
    Cool...Can you provide a sense of what the biggest factors were for switching to the Z Force?
    Well, I switched because I'm restless and I like to play.

    I stayed because of battery life, screen durability, mods (love the mods!), speed, no lag, appearance, turbo charge, near stock Android experience (for now) and feel. One thing I still don't really like is the camera though. Low light pictures aren't great and it seems to take an unusually long time between pressing the shutter button and actually capturing the photo.
    08-16-2016 07:54 AM
  15. Bold9930's Avatar
    Well, I switched because I'm restless and I like to play.

    I stayed because of battery life, screen durability, mods (love the mods!), speed, no lag, appearance, turbo charge, near stock Android experience (for now) and feel. One thing I still don't really like is the camera though. Low light pictures aren't great and it seems to take an unusually long time between pressing the shutter button and actually capturing the photo.
    My S7 hungup on me 4 times today.
    08-17-2016 04:46 PM

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