Moto Boss Slams SGS4 & HTC in Favor of Moto X; Makes Some Solid Arguments

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  1. dgstorm

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    At first glance, when comparing the new Moto X to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, the new device doesn't seem to impress. Except comparing them directly might be like comparing apples to oranges, at least according to Motorola's top engineer, Iqbal Arshad. Mr. Arshad recently sat down for an interview with CNET and had some choice words to say defending the advanced innovations in the new Moto X and slamming the SGS4 and HTC One for being inferior experiences.

    You might jump to the conclusion that he is just throwing out sour grapes, and that he is biased; however, after reading his arguments, he makes a solid case as to why the new Moto X is much more than meets the eye. Here's a quote with a great summary of his perspective on the subject,

    The quote above comes from AndroidAuthority, but you can read even more of the article at the CNET source link below.

    What do you guys think? Is the level of innovation in the Moto X currently underrated?

    Source: MotoXForums via CNET
     
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    I love this. It just helps boost my confidence in this phone and waiting for this phone.
     
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    i don't like when ceo is talking crap about competition. reminds me of rim saying how bad android is. if you think your product is superior, let the product do the talking. otherwise it makes you look like a fool.

    and to quote his remark about s4 being same as s3, he's wrong. s4 has ir blaster that can control tv/vcr/dvd/xbox/what ever.

    my confidence in moto has dropped even more after this. do NOT underestimate competition, that's the first flaw in losing the war.
     
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    I want to see more head to head phone reviews.
     
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    Moto...
    "I guess if we had wanted to design a cheaper feeling plastic phone that maybe would have had some gaps in the hardware design, we could have done that {referring to a removable battery}."

    Samsung...
    "I guess if we had wanted to design a stiffer feeling metallic phone that maybe would have had some gaps in the hardware design, we could have done that {referring to a non-removable battery}."

    Open comments like that flow both ways.
     
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    Steve Jobs disagrees
     
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    And look where he is now.
     
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    Was looking forward to trying the x but seems like a step back from my s4 especially at the price point it is selling at. Have to wait and see i guess.
     
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    I'm curious, what has Motorola ever done (aside from good radios) that now automatically qualifies them as an expert in the cell phone industry. This guy is full of shi* and has no business calling either of those phones inferior. The proof will be in pudding so to speak, and if other companies follow moto's lead then I'll believe this. Until that happens, I call sour grapes.
     
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    Exactly, couldn't agree with you more on that...

    Let the product speak by itself...But if they're talking like that about the competition they already lost me...


     
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    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.
     
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    Exactly.

    And, while he does make a few good arguments he seriously tarnished his reputation with the whole LCD thing. Both amoled and LCD have plusses and minuses and its dissapointing that an engineer would twist the facts like that.

    Your engineering is bad and you should feel bad!
     
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