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Thursday Poll: Are You Buying the Moto X?

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We finally know the official specs. We finally know the official *on-contract* pricing. We finally know which carriers it is coming to. The Moto X is finally official. Official! The only question remains, do you still want it? With many folks caught off guard by the $199 price tag, we noticed some people jumped ship pretty quickly in the comments section.

Once you choose yes, no or still deciding, feel free to go down below and let us know which carrier you plan on going with if you are picking one up. If you chose no, tell us why. Time to tell us how you really feel.

Are you buying the Moto X?

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  • Damian Allen

    I appreciate Moto’s approach with their way of thinking, but either I’m getting ripped off buying a phone with mid-range specs or high-end specs. I just can’t justify the price and be assured the phone is somewhat future proof like I can if I purchase a higher-end handset.

  • David Cejmer

    I love moto devices, and I definitely will not be buying this, or the ultra/maxx. I want more than these incremental upgrades. I want the note 3, but better. 3+ gigs of ram, 3500mAh battery, 1.8 to 2 gig octa core phone, quad core 400+ gpu, 1080p, 4+ through 5.7 inch screen, good speaker, gorilla glass or similar

  • Simon Belmont

    Nope. Gonna stick with my plan and wait for the next Nexus phone.

    I’m happy with G’Nex on Android 4.3, honestly. It’s running great.

  • Simon Belmont

    Nope. Gonna stick with my plan and wait for the next Nexus phone.

    I’m happy with G’Nex on Android 4.3, honestly. It’s running great.

  • DemoManMLS

    Let’s see…. weak AND non-removable battery, no micro SD card slot, okay processor, locked bootloader, oh and running 4.2.2. No thanks Moto I will stick with my Note 2 which by the way blows this over hyped piece of hyperbole out of the water.



  • LanceMiller

    Instead of offering all versions of the Moto X on Google Play, which they easily could have done, Google played nice & is going to let the carriers sell the Moto X. What do the carriers do, ask $699 off contract for a very mid-level phone. Plus, I’m really worried that these same carriers have learned nothing and are going to load this Dual Core phone up with cpu draining Bloatware. Anyone with any sense will probably rush now to buy the unlocked $349 Nexus 4, or maybe wait for the Nexus 5 in Oct.

  • Emily

    No SD, mediocre specs, non removable battery, premium price, bloatware, no customization on VZW. Not Google experience. Tons of hype even more fail.

  • emad

    One of the choices should be “for my spouse”

  • paul_cus

    Too expensive off contract for a phone that is too ho hum in design and specs. Sorry, Motorola, maybe next time will be better.

  • WillieGee

    Not exactly cheap for last year specs, was intrigued by all the hoopla and was hoping for something better either in terms of performance or some last minute feature. Or pricing off contrast in the $350 range for 16GB–nexus 4 like! Given the fact that its not 1080p or quad core and I’m not a spec whore, but you need something in order to at least keep up with the pack! I really wanted to support American made, but you gotta give me more incentive Moto! Sorry, I’ll keep rocking my iPhone5 till something better!

  • Luka Mlinar

    People still buy iPhones. people will buy this… not.

  • Richk

    Was realy looking forward to the moto x. I am very disappointed with both Motorola and Verizin today. Now I think I will go with HTC One. Contract with verizon is almost up and evaluating weather or not to stay with them. Seems that I can’t get the one from them and its almost a year old. Think they suck at giving customers what they want. T Mobile is looking better every day.

  • Elliot Kotis

    1. Way to expensive keep it out of us production
    2. No international markets wtf? UK and australoa aren’t getting it! WTF has happened to google and Motorola!

  • Michael Taylor

    Going with Verizon once they start pre-orders. I trust Google to have not allowed or pushed so hard if it would be a flop.

  • C C

    seriously considering this phone for the same reason i am considering leaving verizon for t-mobile … t-mobile’s plans and phone pricing are the way all providers should be structured … the moto x is not a spec beast but is well designed to get the most out of its hardware and built in the usa – not by exploited workers in asia to earn maximum profit … its the principle.

  • Nick Tsiotinos

    Far too expensive for such an ordinary handset. All of the “revolutionary” functionality are just gimmicks. It is very rare that I would want to talk to my phone. In most cases I am in a busy open office, at home with kids screaming or out at shops, talking to the phone in these environments is ridiculous. Shaking the phone to take a picture is also ridiculous – what’s wrong with just pressing a link or button? As for customising the colours and materials – maybe if I was a teenager, but then I wouldn’t be able to afford it!

    As for the “location” awareness functionality – there are a number of apps already available in the play store that are able to do all of that and more…

    Sorry Motorolla (and Google), this smacks of Google putting lipstick on a “pig” that Motorolla had already been working on, and trying to hype it as something “revolutionary”.

  • mcdonsco

    With those specs why was this phone highly anticipated?

  • J. Gilbertson

    I’ll be buying next year’s revised better model. Not eligible for another year. Until then I have my RAZR maxx xt912

  • 3Pete

    Its no Nexus replacement, just a designer clothing droid….with a locked bootloader..

  • AC

    are those android phones by motorola or ipods?

  • YouthfulGeezer

    With my experiance with Droid phones (last 3 getting unbearably slow the longer I have it), I am seriously thinking about an iPhone. My wife has had one for 2 years now, noooo performance problems.

  • MicroNix

    Forgot to add the option “LOL!!” to the vote!

  • R

    Who kicked me in the balls??? Very disappointing Motorola, I had such high hopes for you. Just to think, my first android device was a Motorola, wanted something from moto but all you made after the OG was crap. now you come out with a phone that’s 2 years from the past and and try and sell it for some top of the line device….all I can say is piss off Motorola! So, for the people that don’t want contracts your going to come out with some super sub standard device for us eventually??? Don’t bother, I wont buy that POS either. I will wait for the Chinese knock-off. Go LG!!!

    • Jack Hoffman

      LG is Korean…

      • R

        Ya, I know. I was referring to the chinese knock off of the X. thanks though

      • R

        Go LG was my anxious, yet patient exclamation in desperate hopes that they will make a follow up Nexus device at the price of the current LG Nexus deivce.

  • Pallen02

    Disappointed…. I was sold if off contract… Good-bye Motorola, I will miss you.

  • R

    not at that price

  • Marc Lewis

    I think I am going to stick with my Bionic until it dies. I have never had a problem with it yet. I would like to see a comparison with the New Razrs and the Moto X though.

  • Steve Blais

    Here’s a bunch of fresh info and hands on video of Moto X (in case you missed it else where) http://www.slashgear.com/moto-x-hands-on-01292465/

  • Kevin

    Verizon upgrade date is 08/05, lost my OG Droid RAZR 3 weeks ago and have been using my OG Moto Droid ever since and it sucks. Need a phone bad but with the choice of G4, HTC One and the new Motorola’s think I’m going with the Ultra. Maybe the 720 display won’t be all that bad and save on the battery a bit. Moto X just didn’t seem worth it until version 2 maybe.

  • rcrow490

    I’ve owned a Droid OG, Droid X, and Droid RAZR MAXX HD. I’m done. I think my next phone will be a Samsung.

  • Nicholas Ringhiser

    I think I’ll be sticking to my S3 for quite some time. Still have unlimited data but I may cave for the Note 3 and go tiered….maybe.

  • What a HUGE disappointment.

  • bakdroid

    This whole thing has me hysterical! So many people on here ready to commit suicide because this phone isn’t what they demanded. News flash!!! No one cares what the 1% thinks! These phones will sell like hotcakes because they are customizable. This is a huge marketing ploy and if Moto/Google gets its advertising right, the masses will eat these up. To the rest of the 1%….crawl out of your parents basements.

    • Steve B

      Haha, well said.

    • Vince SantaCruz

      You are right on. Soon these phones will be everywhere

  • Steve B

    So many bitter butt hurt comments in every MotoX post it’s getting sad. You guys need to step back from the ledge and take a breath…

  • Marikel

    I’m still planning on getting this. A huge upgrade from my DROID RAZR. Might get the DROID MAXX instead if there’s a sale when I upgrade.

  • Ethan G

    Well, now I guess it’s time to wait for the Nexus 5 in October that is (hopefully) inspired by the LG G2 as rumors might suggest. Of course, rumors are what got us in this moto x phone mess in the first place….

  • Trevor

    Reasons I voted no:

    Price (vomit)
    32GB exclusive to ATT – WTF? Though hopefully VZW will get it sooner or later (this wouldn’t be a problem if the X had an SD slot)
    Locked bootloader sucks, but I’m sure it’ll get cracked eventually.

    Very disappointing day in the cell phone world overall 🙁

  • George Colyer

    If I’m going to pay $600+ why not go with the SG4 or HTC One? I voted no but I still want to see one in person at the stores just to check it out. I was really hoping for $300 off contract. It would have been a game changer. I guess I can hold out for a couple more months to see if there is going to be a Nexus 5.

    • R

      I’d have paid $400 tops, and would have been happy doing so.

  • Butters619

    Should have an option “Well I would have, but the price”

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  • hldc1

    The screen is the primary reason why I won’t be buying this thing. That’s probably the only reason. The screen is only 1280 x 720. I have found that the 1920 x 1080 screen of the Droid DNA is fantastic for reading/writing Chinese/Japanese.

    Also, it’s crappy AMOLED, which means it’ll probably be crappy pentile. I remember how crappy the screen looked on the Galaxy Nexus. No way I’m paying good money for that again.

    • Jack Hoffman

      It’s not Pentile, it’s RGB. Probably with the oversized green pixel used on other devices.

  • Sean Bello

    still waiting to see what off contract price is and whether the GPE has all of the features that make the phone interesting

    • R

      16gb, why bother.

  • Bryan

    I have to wait to see the off-contract price on Verizon before I decide. I would really like this phone, but I was hoping for some good news today on the off-contract price. I am surprised there wasn’t any info on that today.

  • C-Law

    I was gonna get it when I thought it was $299 on Verizon off contract. Not a chance now

  • J Robert Bonser

    Anyone who believed this phone was going to cost anything different than it does was living in a fantasy world!

    1) This NOT a Nexus phone and NEVER was supposed to be. It is Motorola’s first real attempt to complete with the iPhone. And I personally think it blows it away.
    2) It is “Made in the USA.” That is a synonym for “Going to be expensive.”

    All the reviews and first looks I have seen show this phone to be very snappy and very nice. Mostly vanilla Android (no more Blur crap) and clean. Battery life should be good too.

    It’s a buy for me.

    • R

      ASSEMBLED in the U.S.A. is a far cry difference from MADE in the U.S.A.

      • J Robert Bonser

        Semantics. It’s still American workers putting it together. Most likely Union workers so I’m sure it is EXTREMELY costly.
        Still looks like an awesome phone.

        • R

          Sure it does, however…2 year old technology. I can buy a Samsung GS3 32gb for $300 with a better screen, removable battery and micro SD. Other than that, I’m keeping my HTC One, I love the screen and the speakers of my HTC. I’m learning to live without the micro SD, and the battery isn’t a big deal either.

  • mrjayviper

    As someone living in Australia, why would I want a phone that’s made in the US which would obviously be more expensive compared to being made in China? Unless of course Moto has no plans selling it in the EU/Asia-Pacific? I would get some people would still buy it because it’s made in their own country would like to support local economy but for the rest of the world, we don’t have such loyalty.

  • Steve Yobs

    i am completely happy with my galaxy nexus running fitsnugly cm10.2 4.3. My phone is butter and no lag at all. only gripe is battery which i could easliy just buy an extended

  • Al-Burrit0

    I’m still deciding because i’m waiting on the reviews. If the reviews are good i’m in. The customization is great! I rather spend $600+ on device that is mine and does not look like others. Either way everyone will be spending $600 for an off contract phone that is decent if they really want to keep their data.

  • dshizzel

    With that price point, I’ll wait for the HTC One. If I’m gonna pay top dollar, I’m gonna get a top phone.

  • Teddy Chen

    If only the CPU was a little faster and the screen has a higher resolution. I guess those are sacrifices Motorola had to make for a phone that is manufactured in the US to be affordable and profitable.

  • tech247

    Man, what a let down this X has been. No way is a real enthusiast (i.e. us) buying this crap. With the price cut that will surely follow a month after the new iphone comes out for the same price of $199 on contract, Moto will definitely move several million units….

    • zurginator

      Well the big thing that sold iPhones was the quality construction, which Moto has done — and the masses are going to go crazy over the customization options.

      I suspect this phone will sell as well, if not better than, the HTC One.

  • zurginator

    I really would like to do a black front, white back, orange trimmed one (my colors)…. but I’m never buying another contract phone if I can help it.

  • Steven Berger

    Those answers for the poll are incredible. I think everyone cried a little today.

  • MaddHatterr

    The answer is no! If I want to throw copious amounts of money at a Moto phone, it might as well be the Droid Maxx for more memory and a respectable battery. Nevermind that the keystone feature of the phone, it’s customization, is exclusive to AT&T. What dipshit agreed to that.

  • yummy

    Ah, grasshopper, you did not
    grasp the gnex from my hand today.
    You may try again tomorrow.

  • imnotmikal

    I personally am still excited. I’ll be waiting for the MotoMaker to be available on Verizon.

    There are only two things that will make me change my mind about getting it:
    1) An off contract price above $499.99
    2) Being forced to purchase a contract if I use MotoMaker.

    I’m hoping I’ll be able to customize the phone and then purchase it off-contract.

  • Xious

    So the Moto X has a dual-core processor, but it also has two other processors and a quad-core GPU. How many other quad-core processors have two other CPUs dedicated to running different services? I’m hoping that the X8 system really proves to keep the phone fast and keep the battery lasting.

    I’m as bummed as anyone, but it’s not all doom-and-gloom like everyone is acting like. No one has confirmed that the bootloader is encrypted (of course it’s going to be locked, even Nexus devices come locked). No one has even run it through it’s paces yet to see how it performs in real situations instead of just on paper. I will be reserving my judgement until DL and everyone else do their reviews and we get all the details (off-contract pricing, actual release dates, etc.)

  • ravenofdoom

    This is directed to Bionic:


    But Motorola executives say Moto X is just the beginning. The company plans to offer a broad portfolio of products. Moto X is a high-end phone, but the company will introduce a lower-cost smartphone later this year, said Rick Osterloh, the company’s senior vice president of product management.

    … “High-end phone”?!?
    … “lower-cost smartphone”?!?

    What happened to my hero device with 1080p?

  • needa

    i am getting one. there are a couple of drawbacks. i was really hoping for something ‘zoe like’, and i put a cap of five bills on my price. since buying off contract… i will probably wait to buy one off of a cellphone warehouse type site and hopefully save a few bucks and keep it within my price point.

    i think once the reviews hit the web… peeps will change their tune on this device. or maybe i will be the one changing my mind.

  • SomeDooD

    Aborted faster than an unwanted baby.

  • cancerous_it

    I understand!!! Google bought Moto to build this piece of shyt phone, hype the ever living crap out of it, price it to piss off everyone and insure that it’s a failure, just to motivate people to buy the Nexus 5.


  • vitriolix

    Looks great, if they can deliver this at nexus prices in the future when it’s on the play store I’d buy it

  • Rodeojones000

    Not getting one. Like many, many others on here, I’m planning to hang on to my unlimited data on Verizon for as long as possible. I’m what you would all a heavy user – 29.63GB in May through June (thanks to Google Music’s all access service). Unfortunately, I refuse to pay $600+ to do so. If this had been $300-$400 off contract I was prepared to buy two of them immediately. As it stands, I’ll be keeping my GNex and my wife her Bionic for the foreseeable future.

  • chris420o

    Once again…all moto x articles do is make me weep…smh

  • anywherehome

    Goggle’s phones have just the latest OS but boring…… Better to buy sgs4 or htc one with greater innovations…… Sadly
    Google takes the falling Apple’s strategy =make it simple, but= the reason Apple is falling….

  • Jeremy Pryor

    I live in a rural area ( southeast Colorado) and my S3 always has reception issues. 4g east of town, 3g in town sometimes, and randomly drops calls. In the cities it’s fine, but I’m rarely there. So I’m banking on moto’s extra antennas to pull in a better signal. If it doesn’t help, it’s goodbye Verizon and my unlimited data, and hello AT&T and Note 3 or new Nexus!

  • cancerous_it

    No just No but Fuque NOO!

  • King Lo

    Now that I’m over my initial outrage. I’ll probably still get this phone. I’ll just be waiting a couple months for the price drop and Verizon customizations.

  • RicoDelicioso

    I voted No. If they made a 5.5″ or 5.7″ Note2 type version of this phone I would totally get on board. Since getting my Note2 I won’t get anything smaller. Perfect size, perfect battery life, great screen. I’d pay $800 off contract for that. I’m liking the design of the Moto X, though, but not the innards. Hopefully they rectify this grievous mistake.

  • brad kou

    saying no because of the price. I can’t justify buying it off contract since i just got a nexus 4 a few months ago. However, i would definitely consider it if i were to renew my contract. It’s the best phone verizon has at the moment.

  • Booyabobby

    Ok LG, it your time to shine with the G2.

  • beaumac

    Like we said before, paying new item prices for a phone with last year’s specs makes no sense. It will be a G2 or HTC1 to replace my gnex.

  • guest

    so if the phone has two more cores and 108p screen, people are ok with spending $199 on this phone..and more people would say yes?

  • kazulk

    no because there isnt a microsd

  • soap

    I don’t quite understand why this is considered mid-range, If you actually use the phone it feels more fluid than some current high end phones. The chip is built off the s4 but it isn’t just the s4.

    It also costs just as much to produce this phone parts wise as it does to make any other high end phone (not including price of manufacturing in the U.S. which could make it even higher).

    Galaxy s 4: 237$

    iPhone 5: 205$

    Lumia 900: 209$

    moto x: 225$



  • Mike

    This phone makes me so happy that I bought an S4 today.

  • Mike

    No, Galaxy S4 is a better phone. Shame I was really hoping for a great device out of the Moto camp.

  • Brandon Golway

    Definitely not. I’m so glad I didn’t wait to get this and instead jumped on the S4 bandwagon 2 months ago.

  • Dave

    If it was Q4 2011 this device would be cutting edge.

  • TBolt

    Verizon is stuck with a 16GB version … weak. Verizon never offers a pure Google experience. My Rezound never gets any of the recent Android updates.

    Really considering buying something off-contract & taking it to T-Mobile.

  • No. I’m waiting for next Nexus phone at like $300 from Google.

  • Keith

    Unbelievable fail. “Lets create an inferior phone, and price it the same as those that easily surpass us and see what happens…” BANKRUPTCY!

  • Bionicman

    bwahahaha…..no. i’m perfectly happy with my Note 2 and looking forward to see the Note 3. Though I admit i had some interest in this phone especially when the off contract price rumors starting flying. oh well. i do think Moto could have done something amazing with this phone…

  • Esmegma Medieval

    Let us hope the reviews justify the $200 price on contract for a phone with mid-tier specs.

  • Mick

    At $199 for 16gb, it’s a hell-to-the-no. For that price, you can get a GS4 32gb on Amazon, with a 5″ 1080p screen, better processor, etc. Or pick up an HTC One with 1080p, better build quality, 32gb, boom sound, etc. Bang for the buck just isn’t there. Disappointed

  • jzwerlz43

    until the htc one or some other good htc phone is officially released on verizon, or when motorola makes a phone worth while “not saying this one isnt but way to high of a cost” i shall be sticking with samsung. my galaxy s3 has seen zero major problems at all. as long as verizon continues to update it i am completely satisfied where i am, looking at the note 3 as a next potential phone for now

  • ahhh yes

    Way to much cost for what you get. it should be $50 / $100 on contract and $400 / $450 off. I dont really think this thing will do very well because of pricing. especially with top tier phones in this price range….Z, ONE, S4. etc.

  • me

    Step One: Install Android 4.3 on your Galaxy Nexus
    Step Two: Wait for the Nexus 5.

  • rabidhunter

    Why should I buy the Moto X for $199 on contract when I can just as well buy the Droid Mini for $99 (perhaps $49 on Amazon). Same phone only .5″ smaller. No biggie.

    • samari711

      Don’t forget that the Mini has capacitive buttons and the X’s buttons are on screen, so you get extra actual screen area with the Mini

      • rabidhunter

        That’s true

  • ToddAwesome

    Cue the VInce McMahon “No Chance” music.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Make this poll again after people read reviews.

    smartest smartphone. i’m buying it.

  • Tonytj

    I’m excited for this device. I’m really curious to see how it performs with this X8 tech.

  • Ned Danov

    I will not buy this Year phone with last Year specs :((((((((((((
    Will wait for up to date version may be by Christmas if not then SONY XONAMI when available.

  • prestone1

    clicked no with pleasure

  • Nathaniel Newman

    NOPE! Getting the Motorola Droid (Ultra) Maxx however.

  • Dear Google and Moto, please make the new Nexus, with good OPTIMISED specs for smooth performance (X8 is a good start), customisability as wide (or nearly as wide) as the Moto X, WORLDWIDE availability both on and off-contract, NOT a phablet/GS4 size, unlocked bootloader, and X’s touchless control/Siri-like Google Now/Active Display/notifications to Laptop/easy migration implemented into AOSP. Got that? We will give you money for this.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    I’m paying off-contract. The Moto X looks to be the best design, best battery, and most useful features, so they’ll get my money. Coming from a Razr, any current device is an upgrade.

  • Michael Contreras

    I already have the MotoX, it’s just called the Nexus 4 though.

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Where is HELL NO option… Just NO is not enough, imho…

  • muffnman

    At this point, I’ll probably get the Moto X to replace my wife’s GNex, and an HTC One for myself. She’ll appreciate the battery life + familiar feel, and I’ll drool over the horsepower and screen size.

  • Greg Abbate

    where is the option for Hell No?

  • Jonathan Patience

    I’m still looking for a Verizon replacement for my GNex. I’ll have to wait to see a good the off-contract Verizon price, and if/how easy it is to unlock the bootloader. If it can check those two boxes, I’d really think about it.

  • onDroid

    The phone itself looks great. The form factor and design are awesome. I like the fact that it has on screen nav buttons. It’s mostly stock. I don’t mind the 720p display since there isn’t much difference to tell between 720 and 1080 on a <5" phone and it will save battery having a lower resolution. I'll have to see it in person to tell the picture quality. The X8 sounds great and the benchmarks have looked just as good as the S4 and One. If the off contract price is decent it will be an instant buy. If it isn't a good price then there isn't a real great reason to get rid of my gnex, aside from battery life. Looks like I may be waiting for the next Nexus and praying it comes to VZW.

    • Jack Hoffman

      Don’t bother waiting for another VZW Nexus. It WILL NOT HAPPEN!

      But the successor to this phone (or at least a higher end one) will be out early 2014.

    • Omar Amer

      off contract rumored to be $575 and $630 for it.

  • Ron_Swanson

    In the words of the Dude….”bummer, man”.

  • Jason

    Please tell me there will be a Moto X vs. DROID ULTRA comparison?

    • Justin W

      Yes. Comparison Notes: They are the same except for the exterior.

      • Jason

        That’s what I thought at a high level (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.), but want finer comparisons like soft keys vs. capacitive, the cameras, etc.

        • Justin W

          Lol. I believe everything software-side should be the same – they both have the same tricks (same specs other than 1080p 5″ screen, same software), but the major difference is software keys vs. cap keys and the customizability factor (which Vzw won’t see until later anyway).

  • The very remote possibility of buying off-contract and keeping unlimited data with all these additional “always-on” features was a huge incentive for me to wait for the Moto X pricepoint to be revealed. However, I’m on a Verizon family plan and the 10gb plan is more than enough for the three of us on one plan even if I do sacrifice unlimited for a 2-year deal. So long as it runs efficiently and with minimal OS changes at $199, I’m game.

    I’m waiting to hear about the battery life and usefulness of these new features before making a final decision, but I have been a bit disappointed by today’s news. I couldn’t care less about paying extra to customize a phone that’s going to get covered by a case anyway.

    EDIT: …he said before seeing the excess bloat on the Verizon version. Damn.

  • Justin Kos

    Nexus 4 t mobile ftw

  • Daniel

    Where is the, “waiting for the customizable Google Play Edition for Verizon” choice?

    • rabidhunter

      Right with the “Over the VZW CEO’s dead body” option

  • chris125

    Nope. Over priced for what you’re getting. And yeah “all the optimizations” aka marketing bs

  • Shawn Lasky

    The specs are just too underwhelming, when I just bought a Galaxy S4 last month.

  • imronburgundy

    Time for Samsung to go ahead and fully leak that Note 3

    • Brandon Golway

      I’m actually contemplating giving up my S4 for the N3….

  • Bryan Ott

    I really would have liked to select yes, but I bought a full price S4 two months ago and don’t think this is worth the argument of why changing would be good now. Did they short change the screen for price reasons, this really should have been 1080, 720 is just eh for 2013. All the other specs are pretty impressive.

  • John Jenness

    Wow, I’m glad I just picked up a Droid HD for $50 2 weeks ago instead of waiting for this.

  • mercado79

    I so wanted to love this phone. I’ll be switching to Verizon (work phone) and was holding off in the hopes that Moto would have a “one more thing” moment. That simply didn’t happen. I’m keeping an open mind though. We’ll see how it feels in person. We’ll see what the reviews look like. We’ll see what LG announces in a few days…and when it’ll be available on Big Red. Or…there’s always the HTC One.

    • rabidhunter

      Verizon’s new Droids are the same basic phone. $299 for a bigger screen and bigger battery. $199 for a bigger screen and slim profile. $99 for .4″ smaller screen. Otherwise, exactly the same.

      • mercado79

        My thinking was/is that the Droid brand is closely controlled by VZ and so that’d make the Moto X more desirable. But, what with the announcement that it’ll have a locked bootloader, maybe it doesn’t really make much difference.

        • rabidhunter

          Yeah, same old tricks for Verizon, the carrier you love to hate but can’t get rid of. Their Moto X is locked down and stuffed with the same bloatware.

  • bogy25

    NO Still loving my DROID OG

  • Steve B

    Personally no chance I’m getting this. Not the “upgrade” (giggles) I’m looking for.

    I’ll be waiting til my contract is up in early December then buying a Nexus 5 from the Play Store and firmly plant Verizon in my rear view mirror for good.

  • Gnex

    It’s the closest the to a Nexus Verizon will be getting, and my Gnex deserves some rest. I’m really not that disappointed to be honest. I knew a phone that was assembled in the US wouldn’t be dirt cheap off contract.

  • gchahinian

    Count me out. I gotta say Moto should take a hint from the Bionic owners like myself that don’t find their newest product attractive to switch to, even coming from an almost two year old problem-laden device…

  • Nick

    Hoping the rumor from a few weeks back holds up… That we see a souped-up version of the Moto X in October. I’m on the sidelines until then.

  • Tay

    What happened everyone? I thought this phone was to be the phones of all phones?

  • kcmanuel

    I’m gonna have to pass, mainly because of the locked bootloader

    Gonna wait and see what the Google Play Edition is like and if the Bootloader is locked.

    I decided I’m waiting on the new Nexus Phone, and leaving the Verizon boat. ATT coverage here in Houston is just as good or better than Verizon, that I no longer have to put up with slow updates, verizon bloatware, and locked down phones!

  • Raven65

    WAY too expensive for what it is. $99 on-contract / $399 off-contract for the 16GB version would have been reasonable. $199 / $575?!?!? ROFL! NO. WAY. They must be smoking some GOOD crack over at Moto HQ. Sure is a shame that they’re blowing this opportunity. EPIC MotoFail!

  • All u guys going:

    >hurr too expensive on contract

    >hurr unlocked bootloader

    and so on..

    guess what? EUROPE ISN’T GETTING IT!!!


  • “Time to tell us how you really feel.”
    You do realize that you have just opened Pandora’s box with that statement in reference to the Moto X. Right?

  • Beamish

    This is one of the most “meh” phones ever launched.

    The specs are mediocre, the software tricks & X8 were already demonstrated on the new Droids and the big deal is custom colors? (But only on AT&T…for no damn good reason for the consumer). Worse – we still have to wait on a pure Google phone since the vendors need to load up bloatware.

    And the price is abso-f***ing-lutely insane. I understand their down-speced argument – I even agree with it to a certain extent – but it comes at little benefit compared to the S4 or One – battery life is nice but you can get a Droid MAXX if that is your prime need.

    If it was $99 (or better yet FREE) on contract and $300 retail then sure. But if they want premium prices then I am going to wait for premium hardware to go along with the software…which will be on other phones far faster than this thing will see better hardware.

    • Marikel

      The Moto Maker stuff is coming to the VZW variant later this year, and probably the other carriers too sooner or later. But I so feel your pain on the pricing. It’s ridiculous. Still getting one though, since it’s a huge upgrade from my DROID RAZR. I don’t even have the MAXX, just the regular RAZR with it’s 3 hour battery life with 4G off, though it can last me days with 4G off.

  • D.B.Evans

    I really wanted to like this phone … but, my initial reaction is no, I will not be getting it.

    I’ll try to keep an open mind and wait for more hands-on coverage to get a better feel of the performance of the X8 design, as well as real-world battery life, photo quality, etc. But those will all need to be better than I’m expecting to win me over.

  • 2Berad

    The main thing that disappoints me is the battery life how is this phone a step towards the phone lasting longer than the competitor? Does the moto x have wireless charging? Is the moto x nano coated for water resistance? Is the moto magic glass drop resistant? With what I know as of now I will go with the Droid maxx for the price.

  • droidrazredge

    Are you buying the Moto X?

    A.) Yes
    B.) No
    C.) Still deciding
    D.) Buying the Droid Razr Ultra on an account upgrade

    C.) Still deciding……. on how I am going to get a new phone without loosing my unlimited that will last until Verizon finally kicks me off. I want a phone that can be updated for a couple years that will be similar to a Nexus phone but with a great off contract price. D.) also sounds like a good option to me also :), but then I’ll be screwed for 2 years.

  • bboyairwreck

    LG G2 for Verizon is what im eying at right now

  • Shaunwin

    I really, really want to like Moto but at least in the United States, Verzion is killing that dream.

  • samari711

    I’m stuck on Verizon, but I’m trying to figure out how Motorola can release a flagship phone that isn’t competitive with the Droid line. If I hate big screen sizes, the Droid Mini is the same thing but cheaper. For the same price, the Droid Ultra is slightly better specwise. And if money is no object, the Ultra MAXX has a better battery and 32GB of storage.

  • Silverman

    Looking for the “HELL NO!” category …

  • reynold

    $200 on contract? $500+ off contract? Exclusives only on AT&T? Heck no.

  • AhsanS

    Can someone tell me if Verizon/Motorola will let us trade in old phones such as the RAZR MAXX HD to get a discount on it?

  • ….

  • Bowen9284

    I’ll remain undecided and hold a small glimmer of hope for when we get T-Mo pricing

  • David Wagoner


    So based on reading that article, it looks as if the hardware isn’t as “bad” as some people are stating it is. I think I will end up getting the X Phone as I like the screen size, the case design and I think it’s pretty interesting what they’ve done with the X8 design.

    • Marikel

      I want to get this too, but supposedly there’s supposed to be a larger, higher spec-ed version coming out in Q1 2014. If that’s not out by the time I upgrade, I’m getting the Moto X.

  • nessthiss

    I will be buying my next phone off contract so I can keep unlimited data and the reported price is way too high. Also, I heard this will not have a removable battery and that is a show stopper for me. Lastly, the OS is already outdated before the phone comes out and with Verizon’s track record of putting out updates, it will be far too long before this phone gets 4.3, let alone Key Lime Pie. My Galaxy Nexus is still an awesome phone so I’m content to wait until a worthy replacement comes around.

  • Craig

    So are there any real advantages to the Moto X as opposed to the Droid maxx if you’re on Big Red?

    Seems like a no-brainer to choose the battery life for $100 more.

    • David Wagoner

      Really I’d say if you want the smaller form factor and the higher PPI the X Phone is solid then. I’d personally like to see some real world testing done of the X to see how the battery holds up before I make my decision.

    • rabidhunter

      Or if you can live with .4″ less screen size, spend $100 less for the Droid Mini.

  • Eddie Rodriguez

    Was ready to buy 2 if it was decently priced off contract. up to $400. Waiting for Nexus 5 now.

  • MichaelFranz

    im on a raz HD so anything is an upgrade, its just a choice of droid maxx, moto x, or wait for HTC 1

  • thebigmann

    I’m gonna have to say no. If the camera turns out to be truly awesome, maybe I’ll reconsider.

  • Jack Hoffman

    I’m a total hypocrite, but I’ll probably still get it, because I can’t go any longer with my GNex. It’s a total flake. Terrible signal quality, and with a newborn on the way, I can’t risk not getting important calls/texts/etc…

  • Jeff Lansidel

    Sticking with my GS2 running CyanogenMod 10.1 .. not enough of an improvement to warrant the cost.

  • Tyrus

    No way. Unlimited data is the only reason I’m still on Verizon. I’ll just get the new Nexus 7 and just use my droid razr maxx for texts, phone calls, and tethering.

  • James Briano

    Is this the forum where I trumpet my complaints and criticisms of the yet-to-be-released Moto X?

    (Sorry if this question’s been asked already)

  • George Fayad

    This Moto X has turned into a huge confirmation that Motorola is still Motorola. I’d rather have the new Droid MAXX at this point.

  • JDub

    Somewhere in the Pacific on a private island, Sanjay Jha is laughing.

  • @bleakneonblack

    If I can’t get customization off-contract at a reasonable price (i’m talking $300-$350) for Verizon, it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Jeremy Martin

    I need a Hell No option! That price point is horrible! Not at all what even moto hinted at months ago with the whole “no reason to sell phones at blah blah prices. we can offer it at 50% less”.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Haha I was wondering where that option was

    • Omar Amer

      didnt motorola also say they have 18 months worth of stuff that is in the pipeline already before the CEO change over?

      • Butters619

        We saw that with the Razr HDs and the current Droid lineup. Pretty sure that was the last of their lineup and the Moto X was the first Googlerola phone

      • Marikel

        Just like Butters said, the new DROID lineup is likely the last of the old pipeline.

    • jstew182

      I am tempted to create 31 screen names just so I can keep upvoting this comment to make myself feel better…

  • John Simonelli

    The Price doesn’t bother me as much as having only a 16GB version for VZW and no customizing…

  • Hunterh2

    Where do the Verizon Gnex owners go? We are lost…..

    • Colin Huber

      I’m strongly considering replacing it with a Note 3. Sad to leave Nexus, though.

      • JonathonFlores

        Same here dude…but only if I can unlock and ROM it…I might give TW a try but I’m scared.

        • Truthfully, Android has matured enough that you may be able to get away without unlocking (bootloader) beasts like what I assume Samsung will continue to produce. Rooting is always going to be a must for me though.

        • CraigBoyte

          I have the N2 rooted and ROM’ed, it’s amazing. You could probably pick one up fairly cheap now.

      • Shaunwin

        ^^^^ This ^^^^

      • Keith0606

        will also probably do the same

      • T4rd

        I replaced my Gnex with a Note 2 7 months ago and it’s a significantly better phone in every way, including software now that I have Bean’s ROM on it (AOSP UI with TW features and still plenty fast).

        • Christopher Moore

          I did the same thing and have no regrets. I could only imagine going form a Gnex to a Note 3. That’s the only real upgrade remaining for 2013. Don’t waste your upgrade on anything motorola or HTC.

          • drparty

            Join the master race of Note users and get a note 3. My Note 2 has literally been the onyl phone I’ve ever had that I’m completely satisfied with.

            Its just a fantastic machine and the form factor is terrific for a nerd who uses the device more as a computer than as a phone.

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      Easy, pickup a like new or bran new verizon S4 on Craiglist (don’t be an idiot meet the seller at the verizon store and have them run the ESN). There is a verizon version of the google edition rom for the S4 on XDA. Flash. Profit.

    • bboyairwreck

      LG G2. Hopeful

    • geedee82

      LG G2? or maybe they’ll surprise us and get the nexus 5. haaha! who am i kidding?

    • Ryan

      I am in this spot right now. My contract is up mid-late this month, and I was hoping this phone wouldn’t disappoint. Now I’m considering an S4, and maybe the HTC One if it ever comes to verizon. The Note is nice, but to big for me for a phone; although I can be persuaded. I suppose we could be left out to wait on this rumored LG phone that might be nice.

      • Mordy Festinger

        I think the only redemption we might see is if the next Nexus comes out for verizon . Any rumors yet @kellen ?

      • verizon

        Get an S4 man, easy to root out of the box. Uninstall bloat and enjoy satisfaction.

        • Ryan

          That’s what I’m leaning towards.

    • Leave Verizon. I did and I’m 1000% happier. Tmo is just fine for me and my family and I’m saving about $120/mo which more than covers the uncommon times when I get poor reception.

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      where do we go? If nothing comes out by next summer, it’s back to iPhone for me. Motorola was my last hope for quality hardware on an undiluted platform.

      • Sean Bello

        so you’re not interested in a phone with revolutionary features for the normal price, but you’re gonna switch to an iPhone that’s the same price? LOL good riddance.

        • LiterofCola

          I lol’d

          • aDROIDfreeworld

            LiterofCumm strikes again!

          • LiterofCola

            Your favorite thirst quencher!

        • aDROIDfreeworld

          i did not say I was going to exit the building – i said if there was no other option I would think about it.

      • Blue Sun

        See ya. Have fun with Old & Busted.

    • tyguy829

      Don’t forget, LG G2 coming in less than a week. Confirmed snapdragon 800, and strongly rumored to be coming to verizon. If it has minimal bloat and a strong dev community gets behind it, that might be the one to replace my gnex. Otherwise, I guess it and my 3 spare batteries will hold out until voLTE and truly unlocked phones

      • gp126904

        Dont know how I feel about the rumored button layout on the G2 though. Seems a little awkward.

    • Jordan

      I say the S4 is still a great phone. Great specs, AND its been out on the market long enough where you could probably by one cheap and used. That’s what I did. I got a used S4 for only $400 2 months ago!

    • Pedro

      Another network?
      If nothing else, you should check to see if there are viable alternatives.

      A vote with your wallet counts way more than a vote in a droid life poll.

    • EricRees

      I’m in the same boat as you guys, I’m thinking of starting a series for us misguided GNex owners. Wait and see 😉

      • Note 2/3… you’ll be glad you did!

        • aQuickBit

          Some people want a phone…not a pocket stuffer

          • Don’t diss it until you try it. The screen size, speed and battery power have changed the way I use a smart phone. Makes me realize how awful the GNex really was.

          • aQuickBit

            I’m not dissing it. Just pointing out a lot of people want a more hand-held device. I would most likely be using a phablet right now if I didn’t already have a 10 inch tablet and smartphone. Carry one device instead of 2, but there are pros and cons for my situation as well. Sorry if that original statement came off as arrogant.

          • No apology necessary… it’s a good point. Just sharing that the phablet for me was such a good gamble. The more I hear about the MotoX, the more I like it… at least the more I appreciate it’s purpose and potential, even though I probably won’t buy one.

            Here’s waiting on the possible future Nexus5 !

    • jrshermz

      I was thinking if the S4 developer edition.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      I cracked the screen on my Gnex last week and was in the market for another phone and was waiting to hear about this guy. I did see a deal on Craigslist for a “never opened” HTC Rezound (with beats headphones) for $100. Let’s just say that after 5 days of use, I have some neat looking headphones for my busted Nexus and if anyone is looking to buy a Rezound, I have one for ya. As far as the MOTO X, why would I bother over one of the new Droids?

    • antinorm

      Verizon GNex owner here. After putting up with its sh…uh, subpar radios for so long, my next device will not be a Samsung. I would have considered a Moto X at $300-$400 off contract, but at what it’s likely to be now? Forget it. If the Ultra Maxx can be unlocked/rooted/ROMd, that’s what I’ll probably go with (if it’s going to have a nonremovable battery, bigger is better).

    • Steevo

      I own the gnex, I’m very dissatisfied by the current variety. I think I’m gonna wait till December…

    • HeartStrong07

      We are waiting as always … whether it is an update or a worthy replacement … LG G2 up next, or Google Nexus 5 (if not on Verizon) from the Play Store ….. on AT&T (it may be time)

    • rick

      Something used. A used S3…S4..etc. Time to start hitting craigslist.

    • Higher_Ground

      on contract until 6/2014… 🙁

  • jared zerjav

    if i wanted a new droid, i would get a new droid… trying to wrap my head around how revolutionary this was supposed to be and how it was going to shake things up in the industry. i get it, customization with the back plate. not a game changer. And Motorola was calling Samsung gimmicky. Pot i would like to introduce you to kettle.

  • No. I wanted customizations. I wanted 32gb. I wanted to buy off-contract. Since I’m a VZW customer, I’m left out in the cold.

    • Bob G

      Since you are a Verizon customer, you should never had expected any of those choices in the first place. You were just being delusional and suffering the consequences.

      • True dat. I put too much trust in Punit Soni. I’m feel like a kid who was sure he was getting that Red Ryder BB Gun under the Christmas tree, and instead got rabbit pajamas.

        That are a couple sizes too small. And plastered with bloatware.

    • Qwerty

      If you take a look at Verizon’s Twitter page, it says Moto Maker will be arriving later this year. That’s the only thing that’s brought back some of the appeal to me.

      • chansterrrr

        Later this year could mean anything. It could mean December or it could be pushed back month after month after month like the HTC One was. As a fellow VZW user..I know the pain…

        • Marikel

          As long as Moto Maker for VZW is out by April next year, I’m good. That’s when I get to drop my DROID RAZR in the sewer and get me a Moto X with a white front, teal back, and green trim 😀

        • Qwerty

          You’re absolutely right about the time frame, but I think Verizon wants to stay as competitive as possible with ATT which makes me think they’ll try to offer it as soon as possible. I’m not holding my breath though as I’m too familiar with how Verizon handles things.

          • chansterrrr

            I would think so but after how long it takes for them to release the HTC One on their network and their software updates, they don’t ever seem to be in a rush.

      • “Later”. “Soon”.

        As a a Bionic owner, I’ve heard those words before. Surely they can be a little more specific w/regard to when the AT&T exclusives end. I could see being generic if we were talking about something like a possible Android 4.3 update.

        Is the 32GB version also “soon”? What is the off-contract price?
        These are the questions I keep seeing over and over again everywhere, esp. from VZW customers, and they aren’t being answered.

  • Josh Carroll

    There should be a fourth option: “LOL”

    • sc0rch3d

      while voting NO, it’s a good start for USA made phone. a year ago release would have made huge splash. now they have to sink ungodly amounts of money into marketing to get the masses to buy it. maybe a 2nd go around next year will catch them up.

      • Eric

        Technically it’s not made in the US. The correct term would be “Assembled in the US”. No one can complain about the added American jobs though.

        • for real

          technically assembled is often synonymous with made.

    • LiterofCola

      Lmao! Yeah, the only peeps who should be happy right now are those people on AT&T. This is a decent device but the hype killed it from the beginning. And honestly, if you’re on Verizon and are considering the 32gb version of this phone, you’d be better off getting the Droid Maxx. You can’t beat the 5″ screen, wireless charging capability and 3500mah battery.

  • InvaderDJ

    It all depends on the off contract price. I’m pretty sure it is going to be $500+, especially on Verizon so I’m leaning towards no, but Motorola could still surprise us.

  • Jackson

    They should put an option ARE YOU ******* KIDDING ME UGHH!!!

  • Mike Arnett

    If it was available for customization on Verizon on day one, we could talk. By time I can customize my phone, I’m sure something better will be coming out. For the time being, I’m holding onto my GNex.

  • brkshr

    I stick with the Nexus brand. I will be getting a Moto X for my GF though.

  • sc4fpse


    • moelsen8

      who the hell downvotes a cat picture on the internet!?

  • Trooper


  • d-rock
  • SmokeNMirrors

    I just checked and Hell hasn’t frozen over, so NO!

  • C C

    waiting for hands on review and doing my best not to be a spec whore … but the performance is going to have to be on par with htc one and gs4 for me to even consider buying this phone at the same price

    • wsnydes

      this is my thought process as well. i’ve been waiting since May to upgrade. i have the patience to wait and see what the hands on reviews bring out.

    • onDroid

      Benchmarks that have leaked are very similar to the S4 and One with there S600 processors

  • Calvin Garner



    Still deciding, no rush to switch… waiting till Gnex contract dies out. Unless GPE Moto X is priced right.


    I’m buying another Galaxy Nexus. All they had to do was get the price right…

  • EatUrCrap

    Still deciding, I’m still really interested in it, gonna wait for some reviews and comparisons to the G-Nex.

  • Nayners

    This is a joke post. I’m not falling for it, DL!

  • Razma

    Do I want it?, YES!, am I going to get it (on verizon on contract)?, HELL NO!

  • EvanTheGamer


    I’ve been patient and have been waiting for the Moto X to blow my mind, but looks like that may never happen.

    So I’ll definitely be getting the SGS4 now.

    Yes, I know, no one cares, but I do and I like specs and bells and whistles so the SGS4 is more to my liking.

  • Ben Myton

    I don’t see where this phone is ahead of any of its competition.

    I am still excited about the concept, and Moto did mention that their “really great” stuff is still a year away in the pipeline.

    My DNA works great.

  • Rob Stemen

    Price is way out of league for the device. They had me, and then they lost me. Oh well. HTC One it is.

  • MikeCiggy

    Can we lobby for a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, with all the newest tech and great battery life? It can stay the same size, and even shape…

  • ßen Murphy

    2011 called. They want their phone back.

    • Trueblue711

      I think 2012 was the one calling…

      • mercado79

        Debatable. The Nexus 4 is from 2012 and has a quad-core processor. Dual-core is creeping on 2011 territory.

    • Fozzybare

      alright SSen! nice trolling.

      • Brandon Golway

        Ach wir haben ein Deutchen heir? Nicht? 🙂

        • Fozzybare

          not! 😛

  • Xcalibur1011

    Droid life and other sites should forward their polls to Motorola.

    • zmancbr

      As if they would care…Verizon keeps raking in millions of fools and those of use there are stuck do to lack of competition.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      But first change the no to a [email protected] No! Haha

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        That’s what i was hoping it would say too. Hell F No.

      • radiohead14

        you mean “fackwors”

    • Saif

      Oh all of you who was waiting for the “X phone” now feel sooo stupid!
      but its okay .. now wait for the new nexus !! all your dreams will come true!! HaHa

      • Steven Berger

        Probably not. I still have low hopes that it will come to Verizon.

      • LanceMiller

        fortunately for me I bought the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 1.5 yrs ago & my dreams continue to come true every time I get an update, the latest being Jelly Bean. My Quad Core phone runs flawless without issue one. While most iFans are already looking to waste more money on an upgrade I’m happy to wait still the Nexus 5 is released in Oct. since the Moto X didn’t end up being what it could have been & the cellular companies are obviously going to attempt to extort Apple pricing for it.

        • Tim

          You mean dual core. GNex is dual core.

          • LanceMiller

            Oops, thanks for catching that. Sometimes what I type doesn’t quite match what I was thinking.. For a dual core though it runs great. I do run the “History Eraser” app a couple times a week & it helps tremendously in keeping my Nexus running at its best.

    • Butters619

      It’s funny had the Moto X been $300/$350 off contract the Yes/No would be flipped.

      • briankariu

        It wouldn’t be flipped. It would be 98% yes, 2% deciding

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        doing the same and instantly
        became depressed when i realized that the whole “overpriced on contract
        and off contract” thing with smartphones will continue with the moto x

      • michael arazan

        If moto sold the phones themselves and cut out the carriers middleman prices and it was $350-400 this probably would of been the best selling phone of the year in the states

        If this is Google’s direction with Motorola, they must be needing a huge tax right off this year.

        • Tim

          No doubt that this is a good concept and a great looking device, but as a GNex owner, it doesn’t seem like much of an upgrade to me. They should have a high-end version for the pricing they have on it. Paying this much, just to customize is asking too much. If this phone was quad-core, 1080p and had an infrared port, I’d consider it. I’m holding off to see what the next Nexus phone looks like. Depending on what they do with that, it’s between the next Nexus or Sony’s “Honami” phone.

          Sony sticks pretty close to stock, works with open source developers and this phone will most likely also offer the Playstation Network, which is great because this phone’s release will coincide with the PS4 release, most likely.

      • NeedName

        So basically you are affirming what iFans have been saying for years, ‘Android fans are cheap ____”????

        • Butters619

          Not at all. I’m saying the majority of us are still in contract but at $300/$350 half of us would have purchased the phone out of contract to upgrade. So if anything we are spending more money than Apple fans. At $600 though, for anybody in contract, it’s no small purchase.

        • LanceMiller

          Not at all, we just want value for our hard earned money. Not all of us are taken in by hype & cool factors to the point that we’d pay $600 to $700 for a phone. Good for you if you really have that kind of disposable cash. I for one wouldn’t limit my purchasing power. I’d rather buy a Nexus phone, nexus tablet, orb charger & have enough of my $600 left to eat a nice dinner out. That way I’d have all future disposable cash available to put in stocks / mutual funds for when I retire. Bigger return on your money there than in a $600 cell phone.

  • decriptor

    All depends on the off contract price over at google play store… unless verizon gets left out again.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    The off-contract price was announced as $575. So yeah, that’s a definite NO for me.

  • Manny

    I really want to like this phone but I can’t. I won’t get stuck into another contract for 2 years on VZW and lose my unlimited data for a colorful backplate. Why spend $650 for a mid-tier device when the S4 or HTC One costs around the same and has better specs and features?

    • This is a collection of always on sensors. That’s why.

      • MikeCiggy

        I’ll buy into that gimmick if it doesn’t destroy battery life.

        • That truly is the most concerning thing about this device. With always on sensors and a built-in battery that, frankly, could be bigger, the battery life is likely to be nowhere near any of the claims for regular users, much less power users.

          • briankariu

            The device is 10mm thick. Why the hell did they not stuff a bigger battery into it!!!! That is just plain Fail! Am just…moto, you have failed me

    • JonathonFlores

      I have a few lines on my account. Only one has a data cap. I just trasnfer upgrades over to that line, upgrade and when I get the phone, I just activate it on hte line I want. I keep unlimited data. BOOM!

  • p_droid

    Yes. The spec wars are coming to an end, and Motorola has the right idea. It’s more about the experience than it is about having the most GHz.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      The spec wars are not ending because you can’t charge the same price for last year’s spec’s.

      • p_droid

        It’s that expensive because it costs more to assemble one in the U.S. than it does elsewhere.

        • Spider210

          In reality to the average smartphone user doee it matter where the device is produced? All they care about is how good the item works, battery life, and mostly PRICE

          • p_droid

            I know, I was just pointing out one reason why it isn’t cheap. However, it is the same price as all of the other flagships on contract ($199, which the average consumer is going to pay), runs smoothly, and claims great battery life. I think Moto is aiming this phone at the average person, not the people obsessed with having the greatest specs even if it means that the phone only lasts 4 hours.

          • rabidhunter

            Average consumer isn’t going to pay $199 for Moto X when for the same price they can get the more established SGS4, just saying.

          • p_droid

            Guess we’ll see.

    • rabidhunter

      This would have blown everything out of the water and ended the spec war. The only thing it had going for it was the price. The price IMHO is part of the experience.

  • Jason Downing

    Still deciding… just gotta figure out what retail pricing will be. I can always get the next best thing…

  • Eric

    Nope, not a chance for all the compromises I would have to make and pay the same price.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    If only that $199 price was “off-contract”.

  • emoney

    will decide between this and the One when VZ offers them

  • Delta_46

    This would have been a great phone for me if it didn’t have one year old specs. My contract is up on my Droid Razr Maxx, so it looks like I’ll be deciding between the GS4 and the HTC One.

    • Craig

      What about the Droid Maxx?

      Seems to be the same as the Moto X, but with 2013 specs.

      • Greyhame


        It’s the same phone elongated to 5″ (still 720p) and with a bigger battery.

      • Delta_46

        I think I’ll consider it, but itsn’t the Droid Maxx 299$?

  • bd1212

    Depends on the off-contract price. When that’s announced, I will make my decision.

    • Greyhame

      According to Taylor Wimberly:

      Off contract Moto X price on AT&T: $575 for 16GB, $630 for 32 GB.

  • Jeff Helget

    *strokes unlimited-data-wielding Galaxy Nexus* my precioussss….

    • cmdub

      doing the same and instantly became depressed when i realized that the whole “overpriced on contract and off contract” thing with smartphones will continue with the moto x

    • Tyler Durden

      That dies in 5 minutes and can’t enjoy unlimited data

    • Chris Bailey

      I went from ready to buy a new phone – to looking up extended batteries for my gnex. 😛

      • EraserXIV

        I carry around 3 spare batteries for my GNex, it’s pretty sad. I only go through about 1-2 a day, but it’s nice to have extra in case I forget to charge one overnight.

        Back to waiting for the next phone with a Snapdragon 800 and a battery over 2500mah. I’m thinking the HTC One Max.. maybe the LG G2 or this year’s Nexus if that ever comes out. I’m dreading having to wait for the next Moto X, but that’s looking more and more possible… This Moto X is nice, but seems like it was rushed out the door. The next one will probably have more pure Google influence and is probably the one to get. Can’t believe I was considering this one.. fool me once..

      • TylerChappell

        Your best bet is probably the 5900mAh ZeroLemon battery. The overpriced 3850mAh Sedio just doesn’t cut it despite Seidio being a great company.

        • duke69111

          Talk about a brick, I looked that up on amazon and its huge.

        • Jonathan Williams

          Just bought the ZeroLemon. En route…

        • Richard Jackson

          I did the same thing +Jonathan Williams. I going to take my Gnex into next year it looks like.

        • Chris Bailey

          Thanks – will check it out. It is big, but looks like it has great reviews.


        My iPhone 5 lasts all day. I guess when you purchase an android phone you should expect sub-par performance.

        Sad really.

        • Cruiserdude

          Obvious troll is obvious…


            Obvious buthurt fandroid is buthurt OMG LOL.

  • Greyhame

    Not at those off-contract prices.

  • I’m buying a Droid Maxx. So..kind of.

    • Trooper

      Same here. I need the battery life.

      • p_droid

        Moto claims “24-hour” battery life on the X.

        • Justin Larmay

          But they claimed 28 on the droid ultra with a smaller battery and bigger screen. Whaa?

          • Nathaniel Newman

            “claims” don’t make a darn. Put a OLED screen on with LTE then see what happens!

          • Marikel

            I thought they said 24 hours for both the ULTRA and the Mini?

          • Justin Larmay

            28 hours on Motos web sight.

    • Nathaniel Newman

      Yep getting the Droid Maxx myself too.