The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release ThreadGeneral


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  1. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Leaked U.S. Cellular memo states August 26th for their release.

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  2. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor



    It depends on how you define a quality experience. Let's use the example of cars. If sheer raw power is important to you and you can afford the price tag, then a Mustang or Corvette is something you should buy. (Phones Galaxy S4 or HTC 1).

    If sport tuners attract you because of the customization potential that makes them more powerful and adding things like neon lights thrill you, you're going to gravitate toward something like a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo or Acura Integra. (Phones Nexus series)

    If you're the kind who needs rugged toughness because you have a demanding rough job, you're in the market for a Ford F250 or Dodge Ram. (Phones Galaxy S4 Active, Sony Xperia Z)

    If you're the kind that just needs something that works to get you point A to point B, then you're probably driving that Geo Metro or Chevy Chevette to the ground. Yeah, it may have rust, but it gets you there. (Phones anything Pantech).

    If you need something more reliable with some fuel economy but can't afford to pay top dollar but yet something with nice features, you're looking at getting a Ford Focus or Chevy Cobalt. (Phones: Hopefully the Moto X will fit into this category or you're going to get last year's Galaxy S3).

    And if you are that stuck up person who just needs a statement piece that says, "I have money," or, "I'm spoiled:" You're probably looking at a BMW or Aston Martin. (Phones the latest iteration of the iPhone or a Gold Plated HTC One)

    The great thing about Android is that there is something for everyone. Me, I'm in the category where I need a phone more reliable than the Pantech Breakout I had and newer than the OG Droid I'm using now. If the Moto X comes in at the $199-$299 off contract price, then that's what I'm going for. It's something that fits my needs right out the gate.

    There's a lot of cool stuff going on with the software of the Moto X and it will have some pretty nice features. But if it doesn't meet your wants/needs, look elsewhere. But don't wait for the perfect phone, because that won't come.

    In response to will the Moto X be a hit? Again, that depends on the price point, if it hits the aforementioned sweet spot, absolutely. Sure, I see a lot of cars out there, but a large portion of cars I see on the road are Ford Focus and Chevy Cobalt, why because they are good solid cars for an affordable price.
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  3. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    TL;DR Maybe. Maybe not. :p :D
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  4. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sorry, I get long fingered. In short, lots of Android phones for everty taste :smokingsomb:

    I read about a new business model for phones, one I think Moto X is going to pioneer.

    Make phones like Moto X or the SGS4, same specs only priced on the low end. Then have signature models or elite models that have better materials and special features.

    High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle - Android Authority
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    Here is my summary. He wants a:

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    but want's to pay for a:

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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Dont we all :D
  7. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    I do want a red Moto X. But I don't want to drive a red "x" Lolz
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I don't know half or more of those cars but there's a geek tradition that says first car analogy wins so I agree 100%! :)
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  9. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    August 1st...Moto X event.
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  10. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Well-Known Member Contributor

    :car:
    Great logic there:D

    But even more awesome, we have an official announcement set for August 1st!:smokingsomb:
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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    My logic surpasses at least half of the blogosphere, so, you're welcome. :)
  12. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Press render

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  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    SlashGear: Moto X un-event: here
  14. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

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  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Those are mighty small pixels. The new array may help but digital noise will determine if the camera is a winner. Would have liked to hear an F/2.0 leak for the aperture.

    Have to wait and see.

    Unfortunately, unless Google has improved the standard camera software by allowing you to save images with a choice for less compression, as found on Camera JB+ for example, the early reviews won't really tell us what images it's capable of producing.
  16. BCM

    BCM Well-Known Member

    I absolutely love this design! Here's hoping to it having better than average battery life.
  17. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Here is the side of the Moto X, still doesn't look too bad. Hopefully this is priced right and not only will I be getting one, but I will get my wife one too.


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  18. BCM

    BCM Well-Known Member

    The profile looks great.
  19. Red Devil

    Red Devil Well-Known Member

    Looks smashing. I love the curves on the phone. I'd have opted for it if it had the Snapdragon 800 in it, but it would be a great option as a gift if it is priced right
  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Well im open to gifts :) zip code PA11BL :beer:
  21. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Here she is in white..

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    Also: Moto X battery, AS TESTED FOR FCC CERTIFICATION, is 2200mAh internal/non-removable. ‪#‎SNN5923A‬

    Both from evleaks.
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  22. mistermojorizi

    mistermojorizi Well-Known Member

    hey, seeing a lot of familiar faces in here from the gnex thread. wanted to add this little bit: it's got a 2200mah battery https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/358774088866607105

    So is this what a lot of people are going to from the gnex? i'm sort of stuck between this, htc one, s4, and the motorola droids. really want a phone with a huge battery.

    also here's a size comparison someone made. i like that this phone is small(er) http://i.imgur.com/nkBIZBA.jpg
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  23. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Huge battery? You might want to wait for the Ultra Maxx. You won't have to wait long since there is an event next week for the Ultra phones.

    Me personally? I'm waiting to hear about the Ultras and considering the Moto X and S4. If there were proof that the Nexus 5 would be on Verizon I would wait for it. And if it does show up on Verizon I may sell whatever phone I end up with and go with it instead.
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  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I have a 2000 mAh battery on my LTEvo - S4, 4.7" 720p screen.

    Out of the box I got 8 hours of screen on time while streaming video over wifi. I always get 6 to 8 hours of screen on time (no 4G, don't know).

    Even with the S4 Pro processor, I'd expect this to do as well.

    I don't trust the size comparison -
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    Using the old ruler on the screen trick, the screen is far smaller than the 4.7" screen on the HTC One.

    So - either the X doesn't have a 4.7" screen or that comparison is bit off - or that's the upcoming One MegaWhatever.
  25. jayefef

    jayefef Well-Known Member

    Hello again AF!

    I'm one of the people from the GNex forums and yes, this is likely the device I will look to get once I can leave the death grip of Verizon.

    The promises of the camera and that @evleaks tweet about the 2200 mAh battery are really intriguing. That would address two of the major complaints of the GNex (that and Verizon), so I'm ready to take this to a carrier like T-Mobile.

    I have to wonder about if there will be a "Nexus 5" sold in the Play Store and if those specs would be more on the high end. Either way, my next device is coming direct from Google.
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