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Thursday Poll: What Upcoming Phone are You Most Excited for?

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When summer hits each year, we typically get excited because we know that brand new smartphones are about flood into the market. In this industry, the summer/back-to-school and holiday seasons are always filled with new flagships from the top manufacturers. This year, though not much is official at this time, appears to be no exception. We’re expecting four new phones from Motorola, including the first inspired by the new Google leadership. But we will also see the HTC One finally arrive on Verizon, LG’s new incredibly impressive flagship called the G2, and maybe even a Galaxy Note 3 unveiling in September.

We’d like to know which phone has you most excited. Is it one of the new Motorola devices like the Moto X, the G2, the somewhat-old HTC One, or are you waiting for whatever Samsung has next?

What Upcoming Phone are You Most Excited for?

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  • Thom Brown

    Fairphone

  • Anil

    I’m waiting for the mighty BlackBerry A10.

  • derek

    Xperia z ultra!!!!!!! Verizon

  • Nexus 6

    NEXUS 5!!!! WHERE’S THE CATEGORY ON THAT!!! COME ON KELLEX!!!!!

  • David

    Motto X is winning!? The specs on that phone are great… For 2011!

  • David

    Nexus 5 <3

  • Dt Bell

    The next Real Google Nexus. I saw the leaks of the Moto X and size-wise, I’m gonna need more impressing.

  • Dean Milord

    NEXUS 5 baby!!! with a switch to T-Mobile!!

  • Halley Suitt Tucker

    Grammar Police! Excited FOR? WRONG. Try “excited about”

  • marko

    Im using Samsung Galaxy note and belive that is the best phone on the world market…..

  • cb2000a

    My good old Nokia E71 that I will drop my Samsung Note for.

  • Vantucky

    Sony i1 (honami)

  • TomClayman

    I with they would make a 6 inch nexus phone.

  • John

    Other = Note 4

  • blainemotsinger

    iphone5, but only because I want the integration between itunes, with a huge repo of podcasts readily available. Seriously not trying to troll here, just saying I miss that since being on Android. Otherwise, I would stick with Android.

  • Roger W Turner

    The next Google-branded ‘phone, whatever that might be, probably in the autumn.

  • Brenden Keene

    Other – You know it’s all about the Nexus 5 right?

  • Dorian Brooks

    I still like the Xperia Z. Verizon took too long on the HTC One. I hate to think but the Note 3 will probably be like the S4 as more or less a refresh. Moto X is my 2nd place phone, cause I liked the Razr M when I had it. Lastly, the G2 is promising but LG has a worse track record for updates than HTC.

  • jt O’Brien

    AHH MOTO X OR NOTE 3 I DUNNO I CANT CHOOSE BOTH?!!?

  • MacNificent

    waiting to see what moto x or any new moto phone specs will be. definitely wont be a samsung, htc, or lg device… Ive learned the hard way that even a wack moto phone is better than some of the other companies top devices.

  • Travis

    I’m surprised so many are interested in the Moto X and so few in the G2. All signs point to the X being a mid-range device at best. If the G2 comes to Verizon and has a good dev following it will probably be my next phone.

  • Blue Sun

    I’m torn between the Galaxy Note 3 & the refresh of the Nexus (only if it has LTE).

  • KDC

    To my knowledge wasn’t the Moto X going to be a variety of devices,this is probably just to get people familiar with the X brand.I remember Motorola CEO saying that the Moto X wasn’t coming out till October.But according to the leaked Verizon documents *taking with a grain of salt* it will be coming out in August.

  • DaManfittyGrand

    I know I may be late to the party but……where are all the Moto X lovers who said it was going to be the Best phone ever!!!!….Hello, Moto X fanboys???? Where are you???

    • chris420o

      even if it has a duel core….itll be better then any samsung phone out…korean cheap garbage

  • chris420o

    i just hope we get pleasently surprised with the moto x because so far every article has made me wanna cry….on another note i finally flashed xenonhd on my razr hd and WOW…i feel like i got a new phone lol

  • Justin W

    Other for me = next generation Nexus 7 on T-Mo with their brand new LTE here in the SF Bay Area! Awesome specs for a low price, including a truly all day battery life (and then some) and huge screen that my big hands will easily handle. I will just have to always carry headphones / bluetooth, for those rare times I actually talk on my “phone.” And if I don’t like it as a full time phone there’s no contact 😀

    Anybody else thinking of doing the same?

    • chris420o

      this literally says what phone you most excited for….n7 isnt a phone…

      • Justin W

        It’s basically just a supersized phone already, and that’s exactly how I will be using It, at least for a month to try it out. My toro will still be under contract a few more months while I experiment with a tabphone to see if it’s feasible for me. If not – oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained!

        • chris420o

          its basically a tablet…since it has zero phone call capailities

          • Justin W

            Ever heard of calling using the internet, smarty pants? VoIP? Ring a bell? Don’t be so jelly you didn’t think of it ;p

          • Eric Ramos

            I guess my laptop is a phone then 😉

  • Daniel

    I’m gonna vote OTHER until someone actually thinks outside the current slab box and makes a good qwerty slider that seems compelling enough to replace my amazing Droid 4

    • chris420o

      bought my gf the d4 because she had a bb and cant do all touch…she loves it…its really a great phone except for the pretty bad screen and the thickness of it…i dont see why moto just fixes those two issues n releases another one bc its a solid phone other then those two things…cam could use an upgrade also like all motos

  • KDC

    Moto X definitely even with its mid-range specs. To be able to buy it 200$ off contract is a win getting away from these money hungry carriers and going pre-paid.Galaxy note 3,LG G2 and the other phones going to be probably around 299$ on contract and 700-800 off contract nobody got money like that to be tossing around on a phone.

    • chris420o

      rumors arent looking to good for that off contract price there guy

      • KDC

        I see no rumors saying it isn’t going to be 200$ off contract but either way it probably would be way cheaper then buying the note 3 or any other phone on contract.My guess is 99$ on contract.

  • GNote 3, by far. Even though I probably won’t get it.

  • Mallahet

    I’m voting for whatever Sony has going on. Their Xperia line has been looking really good lately. The Xperia Z looks neat, but if their Xperia Honami is out this year, I’d go that route. I’ll be travelling internationally next year, and damned if I’m sticking to CDMA tech and crappy overloaded Verizon LTE towers.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I just wanna know why the Moto X doesn’t have a volume rocker.

  • Richard Yarrell

    This is definitely a clueless poll. The Galaxy Note 3 trashes all these devices so easily it’s pretty comical atbest. No Moto Xphone will mean nothing just as terrible as the Lg G2

    • squiddy20

      1. As the poll question (and article title) clearly indicates, this is about what people are most excited about, not which phone is more “pimp slapping” or “boss” than the other. Try reading once in awhile. It does wonders for comprehension of basic questions or statements.

      2. Don’t like the poll? Don’t comment on it. Don’t even read the article. You know from the title what the article will be about. Stupid childish moron.

      3. The fact that you referred to it as a “clueless” poll really only shows how clueless you are. You could’ve said this poll doesn’t matter, is meaningless, or even absolutely ridiculous. Anything would have been better than “clueless” because it makes no d*mn sense. Go get a dictionary.

  • ahhh yes

    i just want a phone w/ 1080 5″ screen(over 400dpi) w/ sd800 2gb / 64gb (if not 64gb built in then add a goddamn microsd) And decent camera. the sony 13mp will do just fine.

  • John Whitehead

    Sony Xperia Ultra is number one on my radar. I marked Samsung Note 3 as my next phone on the radar. I doubt that Verizon would even offer the Sony anyway.

  • ahhh yes

    why isnt the Nexus 5 on the list???

    • chris420o

      bc it doesnt exist…

  • DeAnna Sowder

    I am not excited about any of these phones as I cannot afford to drop $200+ every two years for a phone. Loving technology and it’s fun devices are not so much fun when you are broke lol

  • Samuel Serafim

    I checked other because i like Sony very much, even they not deserving my attention.

  • GeeKLoRD

    I’ve rarely seen Schmidt use a phone other than a Blackberry. If the Moto X is good enough for him to convert, then I’ll probably give it a try!

    • Weber

      I gotta admit, the white looks nice. I like the textured background.

    • Gnex

      As long as the front is white *cough* Nexus 4 *cough* this is gonna be my next phone. I don’t need a Snapdragon 10000 clocked at 5GHz.

      • Eric Ramos

        Its not, the other pictures show an all black front

  • kyle

    Other nexus 5, for the price of the nexus line and hopefully better camera, nexus 5 is what I am waiting for

  • Weber

    I’m gonna graph the trend of the words “mid-range” as related to “Moto X” on the comments on DL and see what I come up with. Some people like to reiterate its mid-range specs every gd day.

  • better be coming with a Nexus 5 LTE soon lol.

  • Locutus

    Moto X – although the recent rumours have been disappointing.

  • weathermanJake

    Definitely the Moto X, unless it is not a top of the line spec’d phone. The LG G2 looks amazingly gorgeous and I am loving the onscreen nav buttons. I had the LG Dare and it was a pretty good phone for its time. If the Droid MAXX actually gets 48hrs of battery life that would be hard to pass up. My G-Nex is killing me on battery life.

  • Ramphis Boniche

    To be honest samsung note 3 must have anyhing you need and more…already have note 2 and the satisfaction is high…

  • Noel

    For now i want to see what Moto X is made of..then it will be off to waiting for the new Nexus, G2, Sony Hunami, One Max etc.

  • TheRobotCow

    Since we know that a Nexus is not coming to Verizon anytime soon my vote is for the Droid Ultra Maxx. After owning a galaxy nexus, battery life becomes more and more important, along with having a good camera. Having mediocre hardware gets annoying after a while. Good when it launched but not that good anymore.

  • burtwonderstone

    I hate how droid life has basically no coverage on the sony i1 Honami.SMDH

  • bungadudu

    Samsung galaxy s5. It just gotta be awesome! (otherwise Samsung will start to lose marketshare due to increased competition)
    So… I eagerly waiting they’re response to HTC one’s, lg’s success.

  • @GoogleGoliath

    I really think that the Moto X is going to be a 500 million dollar ball of hype.

  • Liderc

    Wow, I’m very surprised people are excited about the Moto X. It just doesn’t look like a quality phone to me. Obviously first impressions could be totally off, but personally it just doesn’t have anything I’m looking for in an upgrade.

    The customization is moot, it’s for kids who want different colors to stand out.

    • Sporttster

      Totally agree. Screen size is small, power is average, colors whoop-d-doo putting a case on it anyway and they look too overbearing anyway. Looking forward to checking out the Droid Maxx. Lot’s of power, huge screen, huge batt….what more can one want?!?

      • chris420o

        its prob gonna be 4.7″ how in your mind is that small?…phablets couldnt be more stupid looking i hate when people come to my desk n place their huge note or w.e on my desk bc they cant fit it in any pocket like tis a phone buy a n7…since i got my n7 i actually wish my phone was smaller

    • ahhh yes

      plus you can just get a case. I think its funny they are selling customization as a selling point. Color and wallpapers…really? You can do this on your own

  • Deylune

    Im not really excited for Any Android phone. Everyone cant wait until a phone is released and then find out that it is exclusive to a carrier, and at that point you either have to switch carriers to purchase it or be happy that you are on contract with that carrier. i dont like the fact that carrier exclusivity exists.

    • Deylune

      just giving my opinion, thats all.

  • szaffrann

    I’m so hyped for the Moto X even though I’m not up for a new phone until Q4 2014. Sucks. Also on US Cellular too. Also sucks. Think about T-Mobile and the Jump thing they released (awesome!).

    But if I could, I’d either go for the Moto X or LG G2. The LG G2 also looks good from what we know. But really, it depends on what information we get next. The LG G2 hasn’t even been released (we have leaks, we KNOW it’s coming out), and we don’t know much about the Moto X either. All we really know about the X is a vague look of what it looks like (from the variety of leaks, I’ve seen a lot of different ones, idk about everyone else) and that you can customize it. But can’t wait to see what LG and Motorola bring to the table these next few months.

  • antinorm

    If the Maxx has specifications like I hope it does, it will replace my GNex. The GNex’s weak radio, weak battery life, and overall slowness is getting old. My next device will definitely not be a Samsung.

    • MacNificent

      i dont think i will ever buy a samsung phone again. based off my experience with gnex and s3 on verizon. My bionic still beats those two hands down.

  • Knlegend1

    I’m using the phone I’m most excited about.

  • Galaxy Note 3

  • d1ckdame

    Nexus 5 ftw

  • Marsg

    I would have picked the LG G2 but it’s not coming to Verizon

  • Pengwn

    So who else tried to move their cursor once they noticed the pointer in the image?

  • Grasshopper239

    LG G2, I’m guessing that LG will get the nod again for the next Nexus phone, and it will probably again have the same hardware as the G2

  • david allen stevens

    Other – iPhone 5s. A revolutionary 6th, thats right, sixth row of icons.

  • roberthenderson

    Dream phone:
    -Note 3 &
    -add Nokia 1020 camera
    -add HTC front-facing speakers and build quality
    -would love to see 3gb ram & 64gb memory

  • Call me optimistic or even gullible but I voted moto x cause I don’t really believe all the mid range rumors. I’ve got high hopes for the first X release, not the later this year version, I may be let down, but I think Moto and Google are going to home run this one.

    • Gnex

      I really doubt there is a ‘higher-end’ version coming. Why would they release their flagship device after their mid range? That makes no sense.

      • Why did they do it with the Razr M?

        EDIT: In this particular case, I don’t think you’re far off base, but it wouldn’t be unprecedented if they did roll out an X, then an X+ or whatever later.

        • Gnex

          Ahhh you got me there. Still doesn’t make a whole lot of sense though, right? Maybe it’s just me.

          • Cory_S

            Moto has a history of it. I’m still bitter that they released the tragedy that was the Bionic, and then the Razr 2-3 months later that was a refined version of it in every way.

      • I’m 100% opposite. I don’t think there is a mid-range coming. Those test products in the leaked photos are exactly that, and nothing more, test models. Google and Moto are doing a great job of leaking exactly what they want to leak so that we never see it coming until the very last minute.

        But you second part of the comment I agree with, why would they release a mid-range and then a higher-end phone? Answer: they wouldn’t. But I like to dream big…

  • KenBarnum

    Where is the next NEXUS option?

    • aBabyPenguin

      There is no upcoming Nexus that anyone knows about…

      • KenBarnum

        Of course there is. It is not mentioned or rumored yet but there is no reason not to expect them to continue the Nexus line.

      • Marsg

        Theirs always a next Nexus, it’s like asking if the sun is going to rise tomorow

        • aBabyPenguin

          I agree, which is why I said there isn’t a Nexus that anyone KNOWS about. I think since we know literally nothing about the phone, it is fair enough to vote for the Nexus under the category “Other”

  • Christopher Moore

    Lot’s of people are going to be disappointed with the Moto X. The next droid razr lineup looks better on paper. But regardless I’m picking Note 3.

  • Scott Wood

    Other – Ubuntu phone

    • Bionic

      LOL

  • Detonation

    Moto X…not for the mid range one we keep seeing, but the high end one coming later.

    • needa

      2014 are phones not in the poll.

  • paul_cus

    At this point, after all the buildup, I’d like to see Motorola’s next flagship.

  • Nexus 5?

  • Tylar Overturf

    I still don’t understand why so many people are freaking out about a mid range phone. It’s nothing special.

    For the poll i’m waiting for the Nexus 5.

  • George Colyer

    I picked other. Waiting to here more on the Nexus 5 if it’s happening at all. I could possibly consider the Moto X if that new camera clear pixel turns out to be excellent. Camera quality, up to date processor, 4.8 inch screen or higher, are a must for me. Galaxy Note III is probably going to be awesome but just too large to be a regular phone. I’m definitely going to T Mobile. Does anybody know if their coverage is good in Portland, Oregon?

  • matt

    I know it’s ~4/5 months off but I’m excited to see what Google will do with the Nexus line this year. I dislike glass back phones and that is the only reason I decided to skip the N4 and stay with a GNex that is working just fine, hopefully they will drop another one this November and I will be able to jump on it!

    I was excited about maybe grabbing a MotoX off contract but if it is going to still be 599 I will pass, I am excited to find out the details about that as well

  • jose

    HTC One on Verizon will be my next phone because I don’t want to play the Moto wait-n-disappoint game. LG would be nice but get real, we’ll never see that on Big Red. Samsung-anything isn’t an option for me.

  • AMTrombley89

    For most of the year, I was quite looking forward to the Moto flagship. But more and more, I’m losing interest in it due to the growing opinion that the MotoX will simply be a mid-range phone. I would understand why Moto would do that, as they need their phones in as many hands as possible, but still, nothing about it screams top-tier to me. That and I also want my next phone to be on T-Mo, as I’m really interested in their plans and JUMP, so the ULTRA series phones go out the door.

    Now I find myself looking forward to the 5th gen Nexus phone. I love the N4, and hope the next phone is just as affordable and awesome, whenever it comes out!

  • Sammys Mammy

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra with bluetooth handset and Smartwatch 2.

  • Daniel Russell

    If this Moto X is Motorola’s hero device, I might kill someone.

    • Marsg

      It probably is, theirs no way they are releasing 5 new handsets in 5 months

    • Sean Royce

      What is a “hero” device.

    • Deylune

      i heard that the Droid Ultra and Maxx may support 5 inch 1080p displays and quad core CPU’s. I Also heard, that the Moto X will be a Mid-Range phone according to various articles but motorola claims that it will be a Flagship phone.

  • joejoe5709

    Nexus or Nothing baby…

    With a couple “what ifs”:

    -IF Verizon doesn’t carry the next Nexus, I likely won’t jump ship. I’ll probably just find the next best thing on their network. That’s worst case scenario.

    -IF Google doesn’t put out a Nexus this fall, I’ll have to find the next best thing – probably a Google Edition of some kind or one of Moto’s efforts. From the early days of cell phones I swore an oath never to purchase a Motorola again so this would be a big change for me.

  • Matt

    Why is there not much love for the G2? Is there something I’m missing

  • Bootleg Zani

    I don’t understand people being hyped for a mid-range smartphone. Please give me a Moto X with middling specs. Thank You. WTF?

    • Detonation

      I think people are voting for it because of the high end “hero” phone coming later. at least that’s why I did.

      • Marsg

        What hero phone? Wasn’t the Moto x the hero phone?

        • geedee82

          Hero moto

          • Jared Tau

            Herro Moto

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Pretty Sure the Moto X is the same “HerO” Phone Moto is talking about.

    • the_real_patrick_bateman

      Didn’t vote, but my Note 2 is gonna last me a while, so I’m not really excited for any of the upcoming phones. I am, however, very curious to see how Motorola’s multi-carrier launch goes. I am especially interested in seeing how quickly the Android updates flow to the Moto X on VZW.

      • Sean Royce

        If it’s a priority phone, hopefully it won’t take months on end for them to push updates. And hopefully the bloatware is minimal.

    • Frettfreak

      was thinking the same. Just dont understand. I am definitely rooting for moto and google, but just dont think this mid range handset is going to get the buzz going like they hope. But i hope i am wrong!

    • Sqube

      Coming from a GNex, a device like the Moto X actually looks pretty intriguing. Since it doesn’t have a 1080p screen, you don’t need a monster quad-core to push pixels smoothly, so you might get some quality battery life and good performance out of it at the same time.

      Also, it’s the GoogoMoto device and a lot of us are just intrigued as to how it’s going to look, what it’s going to be like, possibility of an insanely cheap price point (rumors of $200 off-contract)… there are some reasons to like this phone.

      That said, I’m looking forward to the HTC One on VZW because I’ve been lusting after it from the first moment I laid eyes on it. I figure I’ll be slightly disappointed by the camera, but… I have a GNex. I’m used to being massively disappointed in cell phone cameras now. So something that’ll give me quality low-light performance along with all the other goodies I’ll get from the One makes it the next device that I want. Unless the Moto X can do the UltraPixel thing better.

      We’ll find out soon enough.

      • jon

        Hey If you don’t mind paying full price check out the HTC Butterfly 2 it available now unlocked in the US. Not sure if it will work on Verizon though.

        • Sqube

          It’s unlikely in the extreme that it would work on VZW at all, unfortunately. CDMA networks just don’t have to play as nicely as the GSM networks do.

  • dominguez619

    If only the One had a microSD slot. I love the metallic feeling of it. Ever since the OG droid I have preferred metal phones. I’m not a fan of Apple but the iPhone 5 is constructed really well. Oh and these phones with the 5+ in. screens are ridiculous in my opinion. It’s like putting a Garmin GPS in your pocket. I think 4.3 to 4.7 is ideal.

  • BAM1789

    There’s a.. hand.. in the picture….. On Topic: More people should vote G2, I think it’ll be a great phone.

    • moelsen8

      Haha that’s hilarious.. The hand haha.

  • Trevor

    Watch out Moto X, the tiny hand is coming to get you!!! AAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • droidbeat

    One Max

  • imns

    How about a Droid 5?

  • Killer4247

    Already have the S4 and it’s great. Bought it from Costco so when the HTC ONE comes out for verizon, Ill think about it and maybe have it switched out. Other than that, none of these phones are groundbreaking and the Moto X is being way overhyped.

  • Mark Coppock

    Nexus 5. Full stop.

  • EvanTheGamer

    The Moto X…you know, just because…

  • Kiril Vatev

    I am actually not excited about any of those. Of course, I am interested in seeing the Moto X, just because the promise is that it will be different and carefully redesigned, but I am already fairly certain that it will not be my next phone. I am really just waiting for the next Nexus.

  • bose301s

    Other, I am most excited for the next Nexus.

  • FelisLachesis

    I’m in a holding pattern, right now. I’ve got an upgrade next month, right about the same time the other GNex owners have, and I just want something similar. The battery life on the GNex is awful, so I want the nice big battery.

    One of my daughters has a RAZR MAXX, and the battery life is awesome, but the (let’s not call it) MotoBlur does confound me from time to time.

    If the Ultra or MAXX is unskinned, then I’ll probably go for that. Other than that, I’m not sure what to do.

    • Nakrohtap

      My upgrade is due on 8/15 as well. I may hold out until October or longer to see what’s all going to be offered. I don’t want to jump the gun for the sake of just having something new.
      If the LG G2 comes to Verizon, that may be an option. So far, it might be the Note 3. If there is ANY chance the Nexus 5 may come to Verizon, we should probably know something by October.
      Verizon has the worst selection of premium Android phones right now. I hope when the HTC One Max comes out, they will be caught up as far as release dates.

      • Alex

        Haha, nice. I wonder how many of us have an 8/15 upgrade.

    • mercado79

      Using a launcher like Nova or Apex might be enough if you’re looking for that rumored 48 hour battery life. Thinking that may be my best option depending on which VZ phone they buy me at work.

  • interstellarmind

    no nexus 5 love?

  • kashtrey

    I’m not really excited for anything on that list. I’m waiting for the Moto neXt (whatever comes after the X, the true flagship) and the Nexus 5. Now if the X comes out with Nexus 7 like pricing as some have suggested but WSJ seems to repudiate, I’d buy that in a heart beat as a replacement for my GNex with a huge crack on its screen.

  • hkklife

    Moto X. Gimped specs and, if the WSJ pricing is correct, is outrageously overpriced no matter how many sensors and software tricks they add. This is a solid midrange release (at best) that they are desperately trying to jazz up and push out the door and make some kind of revolutionary device when it’s not.

    Droid Ultra/Maxx, if EVLeaks’ reported specs are accurate, would be the easy winner (1080P sceen and Snapdragon 800) BUT I honestly believe the other set of rumors saying they’ll be severely gimped with only 1Gb RAM and 5″ 720P screen and a dated SoC.

    HTC One. Old news in every Sense of the word. Pass.

    LG G2. IF this was coming to VZW it’d easily be my pick. But we ALL know VZW only gets lame LG releases such as the Intuition, Spectrum, Revolution etc. My boss just got an Optimus G Pro for AT&T and I am in LOVE with that thing! LG is definitely the manufacturer to watch in 2014!

    Galaxy Note 3. I’m hoping for a simultaneous release on VZW, Premium materials and 32-64Gb of storage. But I have a feeling we’ll get the usual delayed release, 16Gb storage, glossy plastic and branded home button. It probably will end up being too big for most users as well.

    Therefore, I am going to pick “other” for a 2014 Moto release that REALLY packs in top-tier specs (5″+ screen etc).

  • maxx1987

    Moto x for sure. note 3, droid maxx, g2 are all cool sounding phones, don’t get me wrong. and i love my current razr maxx, so i’m definitely interested in the next one. but honestly, there is nothing about them that isn’t outside the realm of the typical evolution of smartphone tech. moto x is the only phone out of those listed that is going to be trying a unique approach to smart phone tech. it’s the only phone where after it is released we could potentially see a shift what we focus on when new smartphones are released, as opposed to just all out hardware upgrades. i’m curious to how it’s going to play out, and how other phone companies may respond in the near future.

  • Rob

    Droid Mini. I have the M now and think the small form factor is under-produced.

    • joejoe5709

      I love my 4.6 inch GNex screen, but I agree the big screen thing is kind of overrated. The Droid RAZR M is underhyped. It’s a great phone.

    • Sam Zaffrann

      M? Moto Electrify M?

      • Sqube

        RAZR M

        • Sam Zaffrann

          Cool

  • Bryan Guerrero

    Other – Next Nexus

    Once you go Nexus, you stay with Nexus.

    • Killer4247

      Disclaimer: Not after Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus.

      • Trevor

        Ha, nice, and depressing.

      • T4rd

        Lol, indeed. I went from Gnex to Note 2 and it’s significantly better in every way, esp. when rooted/ROM’d.

        • Bigsike

          Same here missed my GN being my first so called Nexus on Verizon but the Note 2 makes you forget very quickly.

          • Here 3, the Note2 makes me realize how horrible the vz Nexus was.

          • Ben Landwehr

            Here 4. To me, it was necessarily bad. Yes, no super quick carrier updates. But once rooted and unlocked none of that matter. Great dev support. But after like 7months, phone was just slow as hell.

      • Brian Barcus

        Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus was misbranded, the only thing Nexus about it was the name stamped on the cover.

    • moelsen8

      Eh, I used to say that, but if the next gen comes any bigger than the n4, I’m out.. Maybe even same size. This phone is too damn wide. The gnex is still my sweet spot, size-wise. The low storage and just-average camera are getting old fast, too.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    lg g2

  • hellomoto

    Looks nice. Exiting. New Google Maps SUCKS. FIX IT!

  • shecalledmejay

    Galaxy Nexus 2 lol

    • jh123416

      Sign me up. I’m ready for another rodeo haha

  • cloud12077

    Other – Sony Xperia Z Ultra…if Verizon actually gets it…

  • Shane Redman

    Moto X not for the phone itself, but to give us a glimpse of their vision for the future.

    • jh123416

      Just a private event.

  • RoadsterHD1

    MOTO has the best hardware and radios. The Ultra and Droid MAXX is going to be a game changer. I can’t wait. Time to save my pennies.

    • LiterofCola

      Droid Maxx all the way

    • BRIM

      Best hardware? Based on what?

      • RayLovesick

        Pretty sure that meant “battery” and “build quality”. Which is true.

  • Shin Chopz

    wasn’t there supposed to be a Moto X announcement today?

  • NorCalGuy

    Wish Sony and lg had some mid to high range phones for verizon

  • Tyler Durden

    Note 3

    -powehouse
    big beautiful screen
    Amazing camera
    And big azz battery

    • XphoneTroll

      I’m with you on that. I have the S4 with clean room install and I love it. But I miss my note 2, so I’m thinking about getting the note 3 once it hits Verizon.

      • Brett Wagner

        will trade you a note 2 for your s4!?

  • John

    The Optimus G2 looks pretty sweet

  • geedee82

    I honestly can’t believe I’m saying it but if the LG G2 comes to verizon and has an unlockable bootloader then it very well could be my next phone. The nexus 5 won’t come to Verizon, the moto x is a mid range, and everything else has freakin hardware keys. Hopefully moto drops something worthwhile later this year but if not, i guess I’m lookin at the G2. It has on screen nav keys, great specs and looks super sexy!

    • calculatorwatch

      The G2 looks like one damn impressive phone so far. It’s a tough choice since I find myself less interested in getting a phone with the biggest screen and fastest specs this time around. I’d rather have something with solid battery life that’s easy to hold so the Moto X is also pretty enticing if it meets expectations. Totally agree on the hardware keys though… why do Sammy and HTC have such a hard time letting them go?

      • sdny8

        If the g2 was 4.7″it would be perfect.

        • Tyler Durden

          Too much bezel

          • calculatorwatch

            I dunno they look pretty tiny to me. Have you seen the super-small screen that goes in it?

    • Sean Royce

      Am I the only one that actually likes physical hardware buttons?

      • PhilD41

        Yes! Just say’n

      • nate

        I do as well, but just because the black bar of the softkeys burns a blueish tint into the screen at low brightness on my gnex… I guess with a better screen they could be better.

        I think softkeys make the phone look better, but they also remove a bit of space from the screen. If Pie controls worked better, I’d be in expanded desktop mode all of the time lol.

        • Sean Royce

          I personally like hardware buttons, but that’s because it feels better to me. I also like the extra bit of screen real estate. I also think pie is pointless and takes longer then normal soft buttons, but that all comes down to opinion.

        • Eric Ramos

          I think the burn-in had more to do with the Amoled screen than the actual software buttons. I had banding and blue-ish tint on my gnex. If the bottom bezel was decreased so the software buttons are wear capacitive buttons would be, it would actually give you more real estate when watching videos

          • nate

            Whenever I get a large amount of red on the screen at low brightness, the banding is TERRIBLE. I have not noticed it with any other color, but red makes the phone look broken lol.

          • Eric Ramos

            Dang, my banding was anything gray or if the phone was under 50% brightness, and then when in landscape I had a blue hue on the left side as if I hit the end of a page lol. It became an eye sore for me and I had to sell it lol even though it was probably my favorite phone

          • nate

            My Droid 3 (biggest POS ever) crapped out a month after the 1 year warranty, so i bought a refurbished gnex on ebay for 130 and for that price off contract, and it was a fantastic buy.

            I actually went back to my old LG dare for a few months, waiting for a friend with an iPhone 4 to get the iPhone 5 (he was going to sell it to me for around $120, which was under half the normal selling price on ebay at the time) but he never did, so i decided to give vanilla android jellybean a chance, after a lot of the jailbreak devs i followed on twitter said android was actually becoming good, and after my horrendous experience with motoblur gingerbread…

            This phone showed me how awesome android could be, so I’ve put up with the problems (mostly just bad battery life, poor reception, and obviously the screen lol)

          • Eric Ramos

            $130 is a great buy! I had to pay $320 lol since gsm variants cost more. I went back to the s2 and even though I loved the camera, I missed stock android and flashing Roms only helped a little since there were plenty of bugs to get fixed still. The Gnex is actually why I’m interested in the moto X lol even if its slightly better specs, it’ll have a better camera, soft keys, better speaker, less bezel on the bottom, and a larger battery. And the curved design reminds me of the Gnex too, which was really comfortable to hold.

          • nate

            Yeah. the company i bought it from sold a little over a hundred at the price in under 10 days lol. When i first got it I didn’t have any intention to flash custom roms because i didn’t understand it at all. Then i watched a video, and realized it was extremely easy haha… I came from 4 years of jailbreaking ipod touch, and it is a very different process to modify android.

            I went to CM for the slight productive modifications while maintaining the stock android experience, and have actually had less problems and crashes with it than stock android 4.2.2. I’m pretty sure the battery life has been better, as well.

            I have been really watching the moto x, too, but am finding that it might be hard to buy a phone with a 720p screen and a dual core processor when all of the phones around it have 1080p screens and quad core cpus. It will most definitely have very good battery life, and i’m really hoping the camera is the best of the year. I still have a long time to decide, since my family stole my upgrade in march and now i have to wait until february to get a new phone hahaha….

          • Eric Ramos

            Yeah I only flashed Roms on my s2. Never felt the need to with the Gnex since I enjoyed everything jelly bean had, I sold it right before 4.2 or else I probably would’ve rooted it lol. But yeah rooting is a bit different than jail breaking when you have to deal with commands and such. That’s true but hopefully the price is a little less then I wouldn’t care that much. Android doesn’t really need a quad core IMO if the software is properly optimized for the hardware, and 720 p won’t bug me as much since its most likely a 4.4-4.6 inch screen. But I’ll wait till it comes out to give it proper judgment. I’ve had good experiences with my moto phones so I’m excited they’re going for a nexus-like approach.

          • nate

            Yeah. Moto phones seem to be alright, but they shafted everyone who bought the droid 3 by never updating it and releasing the droid 4 a few months later…

            I like the way they seem to be going with google and the X, so hopefully they won’t mess it up lol

          • Taglogical

            Aye – the amoled tech is designed to be discarded after very short term use. For instance, you would never want this tech in your TV… unless you like buying new TVs every couple years. LCD ftw.

        • Cory_S

          I had 4 Gnexs they all burned in on the top and bottom bars, but my 2 GS3s never did. I think the Gnex just got a cruddy screen.

          • nate

            It was one of the first 720p screens on a phone, so maybe that had something to do with it.

          • Cory_S

            I think it had more to do with it being the first 720p AMOLED screen on a phone. My instincts tell me it got a GS3 reject/prototype screen from when they were testing it.

            But, then again AMOLED up until the GS3 was pretty well known for image retention in general.

          • nate

            Yeah that would make sense. It seems like most android phones have amoled or pentile screens. The iphone’s screen tech seems to have less color saturation making it looks very dull, but it seems to be very clear and lacks problems (at least that i can recall, i could very easily be wrong).

            My gnex also gets extremely hot near the top half at times, and it turns a portion of the screen to a yellow tint lol. its not very noticeable, and only noticeable at low brightness, but it is a problem.

          • Stephen Long

            I have had my Sprint GNex for over a year… and have no problems with the screen …

          • nate

            you are very lucky then. Just try going to the lowest brightness and google red, green, gray, and then blue single color images. (to fill the screen with a single color) to test to be sure. You will be able to instantly tell if you get the banding problem

  • lunasc

    I think the Droid line of phones that is slated for release is probably the last of the Sanjay Jha era phones. Don’t forget when el Goog took over they said they had about year’s worth of pipeline to get though and Moto has only released 2 phones since then. I believe that the X is probably the first of the “Google Motorola” phones. Personally, I’d wait to see what else Moto has in store (at least VZW wise) for after this Droid Ultra and MAXX launch.

  • dannyWHITE

    I dont understand all the hate against LG lol

    • Matt

      They have a history of making budget/economy crap android phones.
      It’s like kyocera will you ever take them seriously?

      • dannyWHITE

        I think ever since they released the Optimus G they have proven that they can produce good smartphones.

        • Matt

          I agree, but they still have that stigma. I do want them to succeed btw,

        • T4rd

          It’s going to take a couple generations of phones for us to forget their craptastic phones of the past and for them to prove themselves. The Optimus G was a good start, but it was missing from Verizon and T-Mobile and their AT&T/Sprint models had exclusive features, which detracts from their appeal (at least for people like us who follow the gadget news), esp. from a software support prospective.

          • michael arazan

            Not to mention their lack of updates to their phones, I know people who bought LG phones from almost 2 years ago who are stuck on Gingerbread

          • LG is Fine

            My last two phones have been LG, and both have performed admirably- the N4 (current phone) and the Optimus V (very good for the price and release time, but I wanted the N4). They have some winners and some losers, like everyone else. I read reviews and picked winners 🙂

      • calculatorwatch

        Kyocera gets some credit from me for trying to make the phone that I desperately want: 2 screens that turn into one (aka the Echo). Unfortunately they screwed up the implementation pretty bad. I would love it if a real phone manufacturer tried making a phone like that.

      • bitch_please

        So does Samsung.

  • tomn1ce

    This is the order of my excitement.
    1. G-Note 3 n Moto X
    3. Droid Maxx

    4. LG G2

    • XvierX

      Ditto.

  • Luiz

    I picked other because I could not find the “iPhone 5S” choice.

    • trd105

      Good, thats what it’s there for.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    other – “nothing”

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Looks like we are at a point, when there are a plethora of devices available AND upcoming. No such thing as a universal phone. People like different things, and that’s a positive aspect.

  • cjohn4043

    Two thoughts.
    1. I’m pretty tired of the Moto X already and it hasn’t even been officially announced. Mid ranged device with a couple extra customization options don’t really mean much to me. Maybe my opinion will change after its actually announced.
    2. I seriously think the HTC One coming to Verizon will be an afterthought to Verizon in the long run. With their new Droid phones coming out in the near future, they won’t give the One that much thought after the launch. Not to mention the One+ HTC probably already has testing…

  • ki11ak3nn

    The only reason I said HTC One was because it felt awesome in my hands when I played around with it at Best Buy. But the Note 3 looks really interesting, I just can’t wait much longer to upgrade from my GNex.

  • King Lo

    I’m excited for what comes AFTER the Moto X.

    • KleenDroid

      I agree. I look forward to when they swing for a home run verses a safe hit over the third baseman’s head.

  • Jason Brown

    moto x and the next nexus. ive been spoiled by the stock android experience via the og droid and gnex.

  • Esmegma Medieval

    1.- Sony Honami.
    2.- Htc One Max.
    3.- Quad-core Lumia with awesome camera and 1080p screen.

    • Marsg

      And none of them exist

  • Christopher Ryan

    Other – Nexus 5

    • Mammys Sammy

      Sony Xperia Z Ultra with bluetooth handset and Smartwatch 2..

      • dsteckel

        Totally its gonna be a sick phablet

      • Sean Royce

        If only it had a camera flash.

    • Sam Zaffrann

      Haven’t heard many rumors on the Nexus 5. I heard one that it may come out with 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Not sure. Cool though

  • Alex Sherer

    Honami (Xperia i1). 20 MP, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 4K video capture, waterproof, dust-proof, life-proof. Nuff said

    • Tyler Durden

      Keep dreaming.

      • bret

        stupid

  • satsmine2k4

    1. Sony Xperia Z ULTRA
    2. Nexus 5
    3. Galaxy Note 3
    4. LG G2

    • Nakrohtap

      You must not be on Verizon, unlike me. They will probably only carry the Note 3 on your list.