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Offline sh_gagan

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X Phone Building Material
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:16:57 AM »
What do you think will be building material for the most durable phone ever??



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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 04:07:33 AM »
I would think some kind of unibody construction, either high quality plastic composite or aluminum, perhaps with a flexible display of some sort or at least with Gorilla Glass 3.  I also wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of waterproofing or shock resistance as a basic feature.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 06:54:11 PM »
I dont think the kevlar will return, it might but we must wait to see.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 07:09:41 PM »
I hope for waterproof because something like how the Samsung Active
Can go underwater
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »
The new DROIDS are unibody Kevlar and include a waterproof Nano Coating.  Also, according to Taylor Wimberly

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Moto X features something called Moto Magic Glass. This is a single sheet of Gorilla Glass which is molded to a special polymer to make a continuous surface that wraps around the entire front and edges of the device. There is zero gap with the back.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 07:58:36 PM »
The new DROIDS[/color] are unibody Kevlar and include a waterproof Nano Coating.  Also, according to Taylor Wimberly[/color]

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Moto X features something called Moto Magic Glass. This is a single sheet of Gorilla Glass which is molded to a special polymer to make a continuous surface that wraps around the entire front and edges of the device. There is zero gap with the back.



Like that "Nano Coating" talk rabidhunter. Just hope it makes it in the Moto's backside and frontside!! Nikon uses the term "nano coating" on most of their top shelf lenses.

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Re: X Phone Building Material - Gorilla Glass
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 06:27:56 PM »
Anyone have a phone with Gorilla Glass (v2 or v3) and could share durability comments? Does it scratch easily? Does it affect viewing the screen it protects?

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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 10:29:59 PM »
I have original Gorilla Glass on my EVO 4G LTE and after about 14 months it doesn't have a scratch or ding anywhere.  I've dropped it at least a dozen times over the past year and frequently toss it into the plastic cup holder in my car glass first.  The stuff is awesome.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 11:18:54 AM »
My reason for asking about the GG is my Rez is inside a Otterbox and has been since I got it in Oct 2011 with lots of drops but no worries about a break or ding.  Anyway, my phone sits mostly screen-side up when it's not clipped to my side. (Defender Series model and have always felt comfortable with it.) Now if I did get the X (probably  :) ) laying it screen-side down without a case, wondering if it could end up picking up those move it, slide it around, surface scratches.  Might just have to go in and check it out when they ship to att or vzw and see for myself. It also might be the first phone to just keep in my pocket without a case for the first time!

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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 02:22:52 PM »
I have original Gorilla Glass on my EVO 4G LTE and after about 14 months it doesn't have a scratch or ding anywhere.  I've dropped it at least a dozen times over the past year and frequently toss it into the plastic cup holder in my car glass first.  The stuff is awesome.

Those drops, what were the on to? Carpet, tile, grass, gravel, cement, feathers, we already know you tossed it into plastic but I am curious as to what it was dropped onto.

With this, in my opinion, God awful curved back, that cases might be hard or difficult to come by without adding a ton of case to the size of device.  I have taken a liking to the tpu cases from Diztronic and have had them in my last three devices and have been protected rather well with them.

I guess with me until I see how curved that back is that the jury is still out.  But from the looks it won't sit flat, it is going to rock. 

Everyone says it will feel good in your hands, okay is that while on a call holding it up to your ear? Or holding it in your hand(s) to web surf, watch videos, text or email, or even to tapatalk with?

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I think you might be overthinking it a tad dBuster.  I think the curved back will make it comfortable hold in all of the scenarios you mention.  Personally, I think that a clear gel skin/covering might be the best kind of case for the Moto X since that way you can still see the personalized color or what have you that you chose while still being protected.  I'm sure there will be a wide assortment of cases available of all types.  Keep in mind that lots of popular phones have a curve to the back.  The HTC One has a curve that is almost, although not quite, as pronounced as the Moto X and there are dozens of different cases for it that all have different qualities.  My EVO 4G LTE has been in a very lightweight and unobtrusive plastic case that just ads a bit of a plastic rim around the glass so that if i do put it face down or drop it, the plastic takes the brunt of the force and not the glass.

As for what i've dropped it on.  Everything.  Cement sidewalks, carpet, linoleum flooring, down a wood staircase.  I am a fan of cases and will get one for my Moto X as well...but it will be something thin and unobtrusive.  Either plastic or rubber...most likely clear...something that takes the brunt of the shock if dropped and that slightly overhangs the screen so that in most cases the glass isn't what comes in contact with a surface if dropped directly.  Gorilla Glass isn't perfect, and if dropped directly on the glass it could still break...although the force needs to be pretty hard.  Where Gorilla Glass is great though is in withstanding torque situations where a case breaks the fall and even though there is pressure on the glass from bouncing around or falling on an edge...it doesn't break because it's not a direct hit.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2013, 09:13:56 PM »
I don't think I'm making it more than it is. I have not held a Moto X but I have held and used an HTC One which has a similar curved back and it was comfortable. As for the Moto X in general and your comments about it being a fashion statement to have the colors etc. I agree and I think that this phone is targeted at the mass consumer and not the techie.

I think that Motorola is going after the same kind of audience as the iPhone. They want to go to the average consumer who does care about how a phone looks and will appreciate the option to have a color that they want. I fully acknowledge that this kind of superficial customization is not something that a die-hard technology guru or fan is really going to care about and thus I'm not sure if you are really the target audience for this phone. I think someone like you who is more into the technology the cutting edge specs is probably going to be more excited about a phone like the LG G 2 or possibly the Nexus 5 which will be more about the latest hardware and not about a lot of the niceties like the voice control and the customization and the easy camera. Now this doesn't mean that the Moto X won't be the perfect phone for millions of average consumers just like the iPhone 5 is perfect for that audience. The reality is most of the time the mass audience is more interested in simple and aesthetics. The mass audience is usually not that concerned with cutting-edge specs that's just reality. Motorola is interested in making the Moto X as big a seller as possible and they would rather target this mass audience many of which will love the capability to choose the color of their phone over the much smaller audience that is so concerned with the latest specs.

in a nutshell while I know that you are not interested in the marketing of the Moto X, the reality is it is largely the marketing that has made the iphone5 and galaxy s4 so popular and it is also why Motorola and Google are following that same game plan for the Moto X. It will be interesting to see if they get the desired results.
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Re: X Phone Building Material
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 09:16:36 AM »
I have to think that Motorola has done a lot of testing on this phone and made sure that this curved back doesn't cause problems when set on a table or what have you.  Regardless, I'm sure that there will be a ton of different case options from all kinds of companies to make sure there's something for everyone's taste. I never meant to come across as sounding like you didn't have good points. 

Of course if something is important to you then it's valid.  Who am I to judge what is or isn't important to someone else.  I guess since neither of us has used a Moto X yet we'll just have to wait and find out how it handles in person.  I guess I'm just assuming that since Google and Motorola seem to be putting so much money and media attention into the Moto X that they're confident the design is a winner.  Most of the reviews I've read seem to praise the design, even if some do think the price is a little more than they would have liked.   As for working 'bug free', I guess we'll have to wait and see on that too.  I would expect as with any new device there will probably be a surprise glitch or two once it gets to the public.  Hopefully they will be quick to fix any that come up though.
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