This phone (4.7") or moto x 1st gen?


Well-known member
Apr 25, 2015
I gave my mom my g2 cause her phone broke, now i need a new phone. Ive narrowed it down to the first gen moto x and the idol 3 4.7" cause i want a smaller phone. Im worried about build quality, software updates and case compatibility with the alcatel. Moto x seems like the better choice BUT i really want front facing speakers as i lay my phone down and watch streams in bed so im worried the sound will get muffled.

I know its unlikely there are people in this forum that have owned both, but maybe some of you are familiar with the moto x as well?

Generally how happy are you with your 4.7" idol 3? What do you not like about it?



Well-known member
Feb 9, 2011
Both are comparable. The original moto X is getting a bit old now. My kids use it to play games and YouTube.

The Idol 3 4.7 has a nicer and brighter screen, front facing speakers, way better camera, better battery life, and micro SD.

I also prefer the Idol 3 over the Moto X 2014.

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