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    Am I alone when I say that I'm ready for Google and Motorola to get their act together and build a tough phone with high end specs? I just saw a rumor for the moto Droid 5 and a 4.3in 720p screen, snapdragon s4 plus, and 1 gb of ram I'm not impressed.

    I love my Note 2 and I keep it naked so I always have the thought of being careful in the back of my mind. It wasn't this way with my DROID 2 because I knew that Motorola built a durable phone that I could use in the real world.

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    Eh, I don't know about the D5 or whatever its final name is, but I find the Moto X to be just as usable as my Note 2. As a matter of fact, I don't even use my Note 2 anymore, unless I have to review a root app.
     
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    You can't notice the step down in performance? I play quite a few games, do you have any comparison on gaming performance between the two?

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    Raw specs don't mean as much as they used to. The latest Motorola devices offer a more streamlined experience with software tweaks to make them perform just as well and sometimes better than devices with better specs.

    The only hardware component they need to improve on its the camera.

    A lot of the increased software performance is because Samsung and HTC have done what Windows, MySpace and most other technology companies have done. Too many features and gimmicks slowing down performance.

    While some features are valuable and the pure power of the devices can overcome them usually. It's not a good direction for technology. And when someone comes along and simplifies the experience while sacrificing some technical ability (Apple, Facebook, etc) they get screwed.
     
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    That is true. One reason I like my note 2 is the ease of romming. Has the rom selection on moto phones improved?

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    I personally like the direction Moto is taking with their devices. They've gone a different route from the "specs war" and have gone to concentrate on one thing; user experience. The hardware (minus the camera), software, and feel of the phone is top notch. From what I've experienced with their new devices, they're fast, fluid, and the hardware is second to none. That being said, I hope their next line of devices hits the 5" screen mark, I think that's my personal choice in screen size now thanks to the s4. Otherwise, their devices can go head-to-head with any of the high end devices, it just doesn't look as pretty due to the smaller or lower resolution screen.
     
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    I like the Motorola is going as well, I dont like all the crap in touchwiz im running beans 22.

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    Unless you get the Developer Edition X you will not have ROMs, but you don't need them. Besides, if you went AOSP on the DE X, you'd lose active notifications, and touchless control, which are the whole point of that phone.
     
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    Good point. Those are features that I would actually use, so good job Moto :)

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    I have another question, my mother is tired of her iphone and wants to give android a shot. She isnt wanting to spend much on her first android phone so I suggested the droid 4. How will she like it coming the iphone4? Her main problems with the iphone are lack of storage, difficulty of typing, and it cracked inside of an otterbox.
    The Droid 4 has an sd slot, a physical keyboard, and it is Motorola tough.

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    I was going to suggest the Droid Mini because of its size, but If she is dead set on an SD card, it won't be the choice. At $100 it is not overly expensive either.
     
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    I am fairly sure that she has decided on the razr m.

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