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General The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. mistermojorizi

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    it also stinks wit the 2100mah extended battery on the GNEX. But 2200 is not a bad amount for the motox, but a 16gb storage without sd slot? i don't think that'd work for a lot of people.
     

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  2. The_Chief

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    Yeah, I'm in the Verizon boat too. They OWN signal here in the sticks, and their 4G/LTE node for Nashville extends all the way here. No one else's 3G even comes close. So I'm over the proverbial barrel too (and they know it).

    I don't like paying more for an unlocked Moto X, but if it's all they offer then I'll take it and file a complaint with the FTC for price gouging ;)
     
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    :p I have signal problems with Verizon sometimes in a few places on the roads, I'd hate to see the other's coverage in these areas.
     
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    It concerned me a bit that Verizon claims their LTE rollout would be complete when their entire 3g network coverage also has LTE coverage, yet there's a lot of areas out here that have 3g coverage but no LTE. :thinking:
     
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    Verizon coverage is more about claims than truth in my experience. It actually got worse a few months ago for me. AT&T had similar coverage when I had them, but at the very least I had coverage in my house, which I barely get with Verizon. Unlimited data is the only reason I stick with them. If I could get that with AT&T I'd switch in a heartbeat.
     
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    I am visiting family on long island and I had 1x with Verizon. I think somebody spilt red ink on V's coverage map.
     
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    Wow, not the first place I'd think of that would have crappy Verizon coverage.
     
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    Yeah, the map is a lie!
     
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    Ok we get it Verizon is greedy at times it is a needed evil

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    I grew up on Long Island... we have a lot of secluded wooded areas (you'd never think it).


    Most places on LI have great Verizon coverage. There are some places that have terrible cell reception regardless of provider.
     
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    I used to work in Princeton, talk about hit and miss coverage for all. Although at my last job I (and everyone else) used to get the best 4G signal I've seen outside of Hawaii. Then my last month there (April-ish) they messed with the towers and I had to leave my phone in airplane mode because the battery would die in two hours because of lack of signal.
     
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    do the size specs not line up exactly with the pic? That does not look like 128.5 MM (5.06") length

    Exclusive Moto X "Ghost" Photos Show The Phone, Benchmarks, And Pretty Much A Complete Set Of Confirmed Specs

    Also im wondering if this has the same camera/imaging sensor as the recently released droids on verizon... looking forward to reviews of those cameras! From what i read they are going to use some kind of larger pixel tech like the HTC one, but they still have a pretty high MP count at 10.5
     
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    I'd write it off to a prerelease device - and please leakers, for the love of all that's holy - buy a clear ruler that shows inches in tenths along with mm. I have one, I promise they're not expensive.

    It's going to be the same camera.

    And - we've had phones with on screen buttons for a good long while.

    Shame on you Android Police for nonsense specs on the display.

    It's 720*1280, 4.7" - period.

    On all 720p displays with on screen buttons, those take 96 pixels, leaving 1184 for the rest of the UI, or going away for some media use.

    That news is so old - measured greater than a year and a half - that I can't believe that it's even being brought up.

    Other than to create confusion.

    I swear to god - anymore I think if given the chance, the blogosphere would report the yellow stuff on a hamburger and call it anti-ketchup.
     
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    The ruler in the pic isn't exactly edge to edge either.
     
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    Funny thing is I was in the middle of the island outside a mall. When I go to my parents on the east end in the sticks I get solid 4g.
     
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    Yes! :)
     
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    Reports have been non removable battery. I hope that pic now means it is removable. That will make my purchase of this phone ever better.
     
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    That would be cool, but haven't we seen some devices come with removable backs and then have a view of the battery to only find out the battery is still sealed in there...THAT WOULD STINK!!!

    However Early I have another question to run by you since you usually get this stuff right. From early reports of the screen on the X...how do you think it would stack up against the likes of the screen on the GP GS4? I'm torn on what to do here...Grab an S4 now or just play the wait game brother.
     
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    I thought that article said they would mold the glass over the back, making it non-removable. I think I would prefer the phone to be waterproof rather than having a removable battery...
     
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    SGS4 = 5" 1080p Pentile

    I've done a lot of reading on my phone and the SGS3 (Moon Reader+ ftw) - and from both being 4.7" 720p screens, I far prefer the crisper and more natural appearance that the non-Pentile screen affords with text.

    In my case, the normal hardening of the cornea with age sets in, and my range of focus is reduced.

    So for me, 720p non-Pentile and 1080p either way isn't a factor on screens of equivalent size.

    My usual complaint is the over-saturation of colors on a lot of S/AMOLED displays. The SGS4 allows you adjust that somewhat and the Note 2 just doesn't seem bad that way to me.

    So if the color balance is reasonable on the Moto X, I'd personally be looking at the difference between the 0.3" larger display on the SGS4 vs the potential battery savings on the Moto X.

    So if the colors are right, I'd say that comes down to personal preference.

    I'm insufferably pleased with the display I have now, so I'd lean towards the power advantage on the X, all things being equal.

    And if your eyes are younger and you want uncompromising clarity, you want to be checking out the HTC One.

    Can't wait to see. :)

    ~~~~

    If that picture is accurate, then even if the battery isn't user replaceable, it's likely going to be a whole lot easier/cheaper to deal with than if battery was even partially tucked under the motherboard.

    I make a lot of fun of marketing, but it's not all evil just because, and the existence of that beauty shot is more than a little bit intriguing.

    Not the least of which is the antenna placement shown.

    The dual / MIMO active LTE antennas that everyone is on about are suggested to be at the top and bottom - a configuration shown by the One to make a lot of sense (no pun).

    At this point, although I have a lot of questions, I really want to know how this thing sounds. :)
     
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    As much as I have always been a "gotta have the newest, coolest, most powerful" kinda guy I gotta say I am worn out with it all. After a few rounds of that, honestly it gets old. Plus the inevitable let down when it's not THAT cool and 3 months later something "cooler" comes out.

    At this point I want a solid phone. that performs the way it's advertised to perform. I want a phone free of bloat ware (I don't root). I want a phone that works well as a phone, that calls are clear and don't drop. I don't want a tablet, or a phablet, I don't want 6 inch screens, I dont have pockets that big and I don't use that much realestate when I use my phone. I do still have a PC. I want reliable LTE connection when I am in an LTE market ...

    The X will in all likelihood be my next handset.
     
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    From the article -

     
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