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Motorola Moto X Review

0. phoneArena 05 Aug 2013, 05:54 posted on

Enter a new era in Motorola’s history, where they intend on bringing to market a single new flagship device that would take on the competition. Instead of seeing different lines of Motorola made Android phones, the Moto X is that diamond in the rough device that Motorola is banking on to attract consumers to Motorola’s new approach to the business. In an era where cutting edge Android smartphones are leaving long lasting impressions, it’ll be intriguing to see whether the Moto X will have the guts and execution to redefine the game...

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 13:56

86. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I agree. I give it a 4

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:08 4

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Size, form factor and well thought SW is very nice, pricing however is rumored to be flagship when the phone really isn't. My other complaint is the relatively small battery, I mean Motorola packed 3500mAh in the 8,5mm thick Droid MAXX, surely, they could've done a little bit better or released a Moto MAXX... as a matter of fact, since the Droid MAXX is essentially the same phone, I'll look for the chance to pick one up, providing it hits SIM markets outside of the US, any info on that?

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 10:44

52. lola99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


Apparently the batterly on this thing is really good, there are a number of things they did to increase the life of the battery, it's one of the reasons they put in a 720 instead of 1080P and offer the peek feature etc so you don't wake your phone 50 times a day checking for msgs. : )

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 15:18 1

64. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the reviews are raving over the battery life on this thing actually. it's going well over the 24 hour mark even for reviewers with heavy usage habits. when this thing gets Android 4.3 the battery life will be even better. i know the same point could be made for the MAXX but i'm just saying the Moto X will serve quite well in the battery department considering it's not a MAXX model.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 13:58

87. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


The MAXX has this thing beat.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:50 3

93. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it depends on what you want really.
if you want a larger display, better build quality and a large battery then yes, it has it beat.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 02:35

128. pocketdrummer (Posts: 31; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


You and I must have read different reviews.

He said it will last a day in normal use, but power users (the people who actually read these reviews) will have to charge it after an 8 hour shift.

In other words, not groundbreaking.

Just go buy the damn phone. You know you want to, we (unfortunately) know you want to, so just do it and stop trying to defend your purchase.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:05

106. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


it will not have the same feel size wise, no motomaker etc. The x will be better than the droids

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:09 3

3. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Nothing special here...

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:59 4

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yeah, not exactly true flagship (as in GS IV or HTC One for two examples that immediately come to mind) material. IMO more like upper middle tier, which seems to be reflected in the 8.5 score.

It would seem the Droid Maxx for VZW will score a little higher for the larger battery, but nothing revolutionary. Sounds like I am still waiting on the Note III.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:20

17. jharkem17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)


how often do you POWERCYCLE you beastly S4 anf HTC ONE?

like...

20 times a day?
times 20..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 13:59

88. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Rarely.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 08:38

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Took the words out of mouth. Waiting for the Note 3 announcement as well.

+1

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 10:16

47. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


About a month to go (for the Note III unpacked event). :-)

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:29 1

71. lola99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


they're going the brains not brawn route.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 13:59 1

89. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Ha Ha . Brains route ? I think not , lol If they used their brain , they would have made a better phone that could compete with the other high-end phones. But they played stupid and now that phone will go abosutely nowhere.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:19

114. lola99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


Do tell us all the things that the s4 can do that the X can't. That thing is living in the past man. Adding up hardware is useless if it can't do anything new.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:34

116. lola99 (Posts: 33; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


When you check your phone for the time how many buttons do you have to push to get there? 1. X owners just take the phone out of their pocket while HTC one owners are reaching all the way to the top of that huge-ass phone. When you go to look for your notifications, how many buttons do push. The X, none. When you want to find your phone in your house how do you find it? call it? With the X you just call *out* to it. When you're at your desk and you want to call someone, you'll be picking up your phone to do it every single time. Not X owners. When you set your alarm for the weekends, how do you set your alarm. You pick up your phone, go into your clock, set the alarm and make sure it's turned on. With the X, you utter 8 words. When you're in your car and you want directions what do you, break the law and take your phone out and start messing around looking for directions? X owners won't have to, they just call out for navigations.

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 13:05

118. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


People will think you're crazy and talking to yourself. I had rather pick up my phone and press a few buttons or taps , to get whatever I want from it. Talking to a phone is down right silly to me. I woull never do it . Come here kitty , kitty , kitty.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 08:39

136. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Very tempting however, finally a android manufacture has gone for the good old optimisation path to provide a user experience. Optimisation on reasonable capable hardware overweights all the quad cores we have to the end user. Just like how iOS and Windows Phone can run smoothly despite a single core.

The phone has virtually no lag compared to the international S4 on a day to day basics.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:26

19. jharkem17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)


htc and samsung will release 3.5 DecaCore processor

and id*o*s would say

wow

thats AMAZING..INCREDIBLE..FANTASTIC..eyes and mouth open like galaxy holes..

Steve jobs: as in invention, is that so?

the differece between smart and damn.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 08:39 2

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Steve Jobs is no longer alive, so you meant Tim Cook?

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:10 3

4. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


54 fps in GL Benchmark 2.5?
Moto please restart your ops in India.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:15 6

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


@720p, yes.

BTW I'm underwhelmed by the camera, too much loss of details, color noise and dynamic range issues. Per pixel the Exmor RS and the PureView phase 1 on the 808 are still the best.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:29 1

9. Birds (Posts: 1165; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Yeah either Omnivision dropped the ball or Motorola had poor software algorithms.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:43

20. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


IMHO it's not bad, and the outdoor pictures were taken in a rainy day.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:51

22. belovedson (Posts: 1000; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


yup my 808 would pown this phone thats 3 years older. psht. garbage

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 08:08 1

26. jellmoo (Posts: 1703; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Do you have some sort of magical time traveling 808? Because for the rest of us, it' only been out for a year and two months.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 18:00

137. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


All phone camera are crap compared to an actual camera

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:47

12. saravanan083 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


ya i want this beauty in chennai(india)

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