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    Moto X: The Phone Iíve Been Waiting For

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    Exactly one week ago, I wrote an article on my first day with the Motorola Moto X. It was an exciting day since Iíve wanted the phone since release but was gathering the money together for the device. In this past week, Iíve used this phone as my primary replacement of my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. While I initially missed the large screen, I can say that I really donít miss the added size of the device. The battery life is exactly what I wanted, and the device just doesnít slow down when you throw multiple apps into the mix. Iím not a big mobile gamer, so I wonít have tested any of those types of apps, but all of your productivity and entertainment types of apps Iíve tested. Letís start by talking about my usage of the device, and a run through of an average day.

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    Just picked up the Moto X for the wife after the $100 price drop at Best Buy.

    I have to publicly apologize for all the grief I gave that phone during its launch. Truthfully, it doesn't live up to the hype that Motorola and Google generated as they worked on it, but after I set aside all my prior expectations and prejudices -- and basically judged the phone on its own merits, rather than the fancy picture I had in my head -- I've come to the conclusion that it's a damn fine phone.

    At the moment, I'm pretty happy that I have the One and my wife owns the X. But I'll easily admit the X is pretty awesome.

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    Glad you like the moto x
    Its all the phone I need (right now)
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel97 View Post
    Glad you like the moto x
    Its all the phone I need (right now)
    It takes a big person to eat Crow LOL

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    I feel silly but...

    ...I really like the "twist 2 times for camera" gesture...and...the always-on voice control...and that pulsating notification-while-sleeping screen. Wonder if/how I can get all that on the One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetrants View Post
    I feel silly but...

    ...I really like the "twist 2 times for camera" gesture...and...the always-on voice control...and that pulsating notification-while-sleeping screen. Wonder if/how I can get all that on the One.

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    Dynamic notification app works well for the active notifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamjr74 View Post
    Dynamic notification app works well for the active notifications.

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    Super -- thanks for the tip!

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    Had about a week with the phone.... and (forget the "spec wars") the phone is awesome...



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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCliffGo05 View Post
    Had about a week with the phone.... and (forget the "spec wars") the phone is awesome...
    Another impression I forgot to add (and I also saw this in several reviews): for some unknown reason, Googorola also seriously undersold this phone. They should have taken a "naive-user" marketing tact, and produced a series of clean, short, crisp commercials that illustrated all the sweet programming under the hood. They would have needed to pour several million $$$ into the campaign, and pound the airwaves, billboards, and radio stations, but it would not have been hype -- the phone can back up and deliver a lot of useful features.

    I'm pretty disappointed. It had no oomph on the Verizon showroom -- the sales staff really didn't know it. I live in a small market, but never saw an internet or TV ads. It got lost in the commotion with the Droids, the G2, the Note 3, etc. It's an "average" phone by most obvious measures, and yet I think it's also the best. Damn shame.

    The only logical explanation I can conjure -- if the underselling was somehow deliberate -- is: this was the very last bit of device in the "old" Motorola pipeline, and the next beast will REALLY be a Google creation. But given everything that's happened so far this year I know it's a pipe dream. Oddly, in many ways, I'd say the next REAL Google creation is the N5. It's like Google's left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing.

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    Must be the market. I see 2 or 3 Moto X commercials daily.

    But you're right.
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