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Some thoughts on my Moto X
B33
Sr. Leader

Getting this phone on the heals of getting it's bigger Sibling the Droid Maxx is taking some getting use to the screen size for sure is smaller but the build Quality to me is tab better) Plus I like the fact that it was built here in the states actually a few states south of me..

Here's the Model I went with:

1. I chose the black over the white because seeing the Display models especially the white one's they showed signs of being handled..mine of course would only be handled by me but I think the longevity of use in the black unit will go farther.

2.The chargers on both of my new phones actually are pretty decent looking further into the specks they show a charge rate of   5.0V  at 1150mA not bad at all both phones charge in about 3 to 4 hours..

3.The display quality could be a bit more but in reading I understand why Google / Motorola went with what they did and it might not have sing sang processor as some of the phones do but it can run program's & the internet fast enough for me and as for handling Games)  The one's that I've loaded into it run pretty well.. the 2 that I currently have on my phone is Madden25 and Wingsuit - by Proximity Pro..

4. Sound Quality is very Good but not Great:  And I'll add it's pleasing for once, not to have too put up with the snapping that was at times a nuisance on my Razr Maxx's)  I'll add sound tones = Ringtones are a mix bag some sound good some just sound but music if it's not cranked up all the way sounds pretty Good..

5.Wallpapers Like soundtone's are as well a mix bag some look really good on the Moto X but some you just have to remove them and go to something else

6. Texting on my Moto X for the most of it is pretty smooth and the messages seem to flow in and out of the phone quite fast..

7. Going from app to app in the playstore flows pretty smooth there's I've had a hiccup flipping through some of it but for most it ran as I mentioned..

8. Skimming through apps in the apps Drawer move pretty smooth as well / and I have yet to run a power reset.. Guess you can call that good

As I use & learn more about my phone I'll add to the Thread.. Any one with this phone wants to add to the Thread please do..

Thanks b33

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Re: Some thoughts on my Moto X
jroeder
Sr. Member

Yeah I was curious about how well that "Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System" processor handles games and it seems to be doing alright so that's good Smiley Happy

Re: Some thoughts on my Moto X
B33
Sr. Leader

Yea it does fairly well J but that's with just a couple Games on it if)  for now unless I go in with Google's added space or buy into some space I guess you'd call it that from Verizon I'll do with just two on there but i have my Maxx with it's 32 gigs I can load up a bit more games on it and the screen space wow it's tremendous Playing Madden25 its really cool especially when a player goes rogue and hits one of the Flag guys they totally wipe em out... I actually seen one of them guys shake his head after he was hit no joking..

Re: Some thoughts on my Moto X
billhong
Member

I'd seen an article on CNET or somewhere that came out last summer when the Moto X was new, where the Motorola engineers that developed the phone had researched competing models and found that everyone's "quadcore" processors never used more than two of those cores at any given time, so sticking with a dual core cpu as part of the X's architecture was one of the reasons they could make more efficient use of the battery.  Hence most folks don't see any difference in the X's performance vs. quadcore equipped phones. 

As I mentioned in another thread, I went through more hoops with Motorola directly to get my version off contract, because I wanted both a Motomaker design with a wooden back, AND the 32 gigs of storage.  That didn't seem to be an option going directly through VZW for a subsized (contract) phone.  At this point I like the idea of not being tied up for two years to a device, but I don't see myself trading in early for something new, unless perhaps it's a better version of the X that's supposed to come out this summer.

Re: Some thoughts on my Moto X
B33
Sr. Leader

Hows the Wood Back feel on your Moto X some say is feels rough I was looking at them the other day and that bamboo one looks really keen..

actually it's the Teak finish that looks keen heck they all look good actually b

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billhong
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I've got the bamboo back and it's pretty smooth.  The dimple isn't as pronounced as the plastic/colored backs, but it is still there.  I did put a clear/frosted TPU case on it (Cimo), which gives me a little more grip on the sides but you can still tell it's got the bamboo there.  It even has a hole cut for the dimple, so resting one's finger there is even easier. 

Re: Some thoughts on my Moto X
B33
Sr. Leader

Hey That's Cool I'd like to see a Picture of your phone that back case sounds like a good one)  Did you get it Via moto maker or some were else.. Bill

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billhong
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Can't really make my phone take a selfie of itself, so I'll post a URL of the case, which I  got on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EB3G1SW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I can't vouch yet for its ability to protect the phone from a drop onto a hard surface, but it does make it more secure to handle without adding much bulk. 

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B33
Sr. Leader

Bill i was looking on Youtube and came across the a Guy showing the O.B. commuter but he had to get it at A at&t store and he said the case was minus the protective lens and it was in at&t packaging instead of the usual Otter Box he said he said to him it was odd & suspect to me I feel the same he had a Verizon model Moto X but to get this particular case he had to go to at&t he had a later video and he showed in it were there was wear on the case boy is that weird.or what.. I have looked to see if this case is available from Verizon but I think I am.. Hopefully not in the shape as the one from at&t..

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B33
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Sorry for some missed words keyboard troubles again) away from that I searched on Verizon and they only show the Defender for the Moto X but it's out of stock.. Ouch..

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