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Offline Ziggy

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Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:24:03 AM »
If you're on AT&T or Verizon and you picked up a Moto-X in store or you've used motomaker and received your custom phone, let's hear your thoughts!




Edit: included Verizon
« Last Edit: September 02, 2013, 07:24:49 PM by Ziggy »



Offline Ajayjp

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 06:51:12 PM »
I picked up a non custom phone. I have black 16 gb

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 07:41:25 PM »
I picked up a non custom phone. I have black 16 gb

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Great! Thanks for posting.

Is it what you expected?  And what was your previous phone?


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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 07:42:22 PM »
I moved from S3 to Moto X

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Offline slgmichael

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 08:35:44 PM »
I received my Verizon Moto X this morning at 10AM, and as soon as I opened that box up, I was in love. I went with the black version, and I might say, this is one of the most physically appealing phones I've ever used.

I'm a phone junkie, so I am constantly changing phones. I've used all 5 iterations of the Droid slider (Yes, 5, I had the R2D2 at one point as well), both the Droid X and X2, the Razr MAXX, Razr MAXX HD, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Nexus. Obviously, some of those were nice looking phones, but as I said, the X is by far the most appealing phone I have put my hands on. The woven back texture looks great, and feels great, like a soft rubber. The screen has GREAT colors, and the black bezel on this device makes it really look like a "full screen" device when the screen is off.

I couldn't wait to activate it, so I popped my SIM and fired her up. Coming from phones that have had wonderful root communities, I was a little taken aback when I saw the Verizon bloatware, I forgot it exists! I quick install of Nova Prime, and then using the Hide Apps function took care of that quickly. Other than the Note 2 and S4, I can honestly say this is the fastest feeling phone I've used.

As you can tell by my phone history, I've been a Motorola fanboy for years, so when I heard Google was acquiring them, I new good things would come of it. So, ever since the first mention of the X, I knew it was going to mine one day. I am extremely happy with my purchase, although I wouldn't complain if root does eventually show its face on here.

Part of me wishes I had waited for the Developer Edition, but honestly, this is good for now. Though, if the Developer Edition comes out and starts getting a large amount of Root/Room support, I'll be switching over to it for sure.

Anyway, sorry for the essay, I just wanted to share some thoughts.

tl;dr: I got my X today and I love it.

Offline PwrsthaB

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 06:24:14 PM »
Got mine from Verizon on Friday and I have to say I have not been this excited since they came out with smartphones...I like my REZOUND before a lot but this phone I love..It feels like an extension of myself...That is when I guess you know a phone is for you...I love the speed, the look, the colors and most everything about it. I got some really good camera shots yesterday outside and am pleased...However I do think some conditions for pictures have to be played with a bit to get the best results..The phone feels great in the hand and the indentation in the back feels natural and positioned well...Downloads are fast and navigation between screens is a breeze...Definitely going to hold onto this phone for a long time.

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 09:44:17 AM »
Got mine from Verizon on Friday and I have to say I have not been this excited since they came out with smartphones...I like my REZOUND before a lot but this phone I love..It feels like an extension of myself...That is when I guess you know a phone is for you...I love the speed, the look, the colors and most everything about it. I got some really good camera shots yesterday outside and am pleased...However I do think some conditions for pictures have to be played with a bit to get the best results..The phone feels great in the hand and the indentation in the back feels natural and positioned well...Downloads are fast and navigation between screens is a breeze...Definitely going to hold onto this phone for a long time.

Must say I still and will always like my Rezound until I went into AT&T store a couple of weeks ago and held the X.(little VZW store here still doesn't have a X in stock) Kinda felt like shaking the hand of your best friend. On VZW and waiting for motomaker to come up so it's been a tough month for some of us Big Red holdouts. So just enjoying this forum until it happens and gathering as much feedback as is out there.

Care to share some battery thoughts on your Moto X ?  Getting you through the day ? 

Offline akhi216

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 10:56:18 AM »
After a couple of days of use here are my impressions/observations. I plan to stick with this phone at least until the next Nexus arrives later this year, I am really loving it. I have not had a hiccup so far despite throwing intensive games like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour at it. The phone handled Riptide GP, which Google used to showcase the power of the Nexus 7's quadcore processor, like a champ, even managing to load the game faster, overall games seems to load seconds before they do on any other phone.

I initially thought that one of the Moto X's advertised features, Touchless Control, was a gimmick that would not get much use out of me. I have found that not to be the case as I have found it to be quite addicting. She is like iOS' Siri without the cranky attitude. Motorola made a lot of ads about the phone that suggested that it had ESP and while I do not believe in ESP I can attest to the fact that it most certainly has an artificial intelligence, or 'android-ish' thing going on. The Moto X's architecture consist of a dualcore CPU, a custom modified quadcore GPU, a single core dedicated to speech dictation and voice controls, and a single core dedicated to what Motorola and Google call 'contextual awareness,' the latter of which is responsible for 'reading your mind.' Software optimization (by Google obviously, Motorola has never been a very good software developer) allows the contextual awareness core to work in harmony with the voice handling core to have a level of accuracy in understanding speech and delivering search results that I have not experienced before, many times I goofed up and said that wrong word or mispronounced only to have the phone respond in context to or pull up the results to exactly what I meant to say and/or how I meant to say it. Google just took Android and made it 'Android-ier (is that a word?).'

The phone has a distinct smoothness from the form factor to the backing, which is in woven black and white by default, to the software; if you play with a working unit you can tell that a lot of care was put in to making it. The phone's smoothness may be attributed to optimizations that have the modified quadcore GPU handle a lot more of the task that are normally handled with the GPU, and other top Android phone pack a single or dualcore GPU.

tl:dr:
If this phone is the first fruit of the Google Motorola acquisition I cannot wait to see what else they have in store. Whatever they are doing they need to keep doing it.

Sent from my Moto X


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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 02:07:41 PM »
I ordered and received the customized version through the moto website and received it in about 4 days (over Labor day). Love the phone, order was correct and SIM was installed and I activated without problems. The Migrate app (moving data from my old HTC Droid to this one was flawless. Voice command is pure next generation on hardware! Best phone for the money!

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2013, 06:02:43 PM »
I ordered and received the customized version through the moto website and received it in about 4 days (over Labor day). Love the phone, order was correct and SIM was installed and I activated without problems. The Migrate app (moving data from my old HTC Droid to this one was flawless. Voice command is pure next generation on hardware! Best phone for the money!

Congrats! 

Pic?        for those who have to wait  :(

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 07:31:12 AM »
I picked mine up the other day (at Sprint), and shipped my Photon 4G off to receive my $100 VISA card.  I am really enjoying the Moto X.  After reading the many reviews and opinions, my experience has been nothing less than awesome.  All of its features work well, it feels great in my hand, and is fast becoming the envy of my Iphone-using family members.  I doubt that I will go the Moto Maker route, as I've always been a fan of basic black phones.  I did pick up an anti-glare screen protector, and am considering a slip-on case cover, although the phone itself is quite attractive.  In summary, it's all good, and I'm happy to share my news with the forum.

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 05:54:22 AM »
How is the signal difference between photon 4g vs moto x. Because so far the photon 3g radio has had best sprint reception then any other sprint phone I have tried.

Also how are the lte speeds any vast improvements or no.

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Re: Do You Have Your Moto-X Yet ?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 09:19:23 AM »
I have had mine for a couple days. This is the first time I have had to charge it. Well, since the initial one. Great battery life!

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