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Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 14

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We have been so tied up with new phones, traveling to and from press events, Android versions and other great news that we have been too busy to accommodate for a Q&A session. We finally get a breather this week, so it’s time for Volume 14! The Q&A Sessions are a chance for you, the reader, to ask any and all of the DL staff a question that has been on your mind. It can be Android related, somewhat personal, sports related or anything else you can think of.

We would love to share some thoughts on the Moto X, DROID devices and Nexus 7 tablet or maybe share insight as to what we can expect to see from Google in the last half of this year. It’s up to you, the readers!

On Friday, we’ll grab a handful of the best comments and let the team tackle them.

To see all of our previous Q&A’s, check them out here.

  • kevg73

    How has the battery life been on the moto x? This is one of the biggest concerns for me coming from a GNex.

    Also my problem with the moto x is not its performance right now, i believe it is a fast and smooth phone. I am worried about future proofing. Do you think apps will over power its dual core processor in 18 months?

  • Eduardo Cruz

    Who do you guys think is gonna win the superbowl this year? (Droid life staff) I got the Patriots :)

    • EricRees

      Patriots suck (Colts fan here)

      • Eduardo Cruz

        Haha I guess we’ll have to wait and see

  • jdiamjr

    Will there ever be an Android equivalent of an iTouch? My children aren’t old enough for a phone but have iTouch’s and are quickly getting sucked in the Apple eco-system. Plus they are growing up learning Apple’s system. As an Android fan this is disappointing me…..

    • tyguy829

      there were those galaxy players, but they sucked. the new nexus 7 is $70 cheaper than the 5th gen ipod touch. It’s amazing, really.

  • zakry obrien

    I have always wondered how you guys make money just running a website. Recently in the comments people have been saying you’re getting paid by companies (Motorola) to review their devices. Is this true? I feel like you guys are the most unbiased site for android news but recently with all this “Give the Moto X a chance” stuff you have me questioning the sites integrity.

    • Tim242

      They are trying to stay in Google’s good graces. This is causing bias. Just like when they were praising the One catering to HTC, now they are using GS4′s

    • mule0331

      Questioning the sites integrity? I think that’ what they are supposed to be doing. All the uninformed rumors floating around about devices, I would hope an Android site would be truthful and give an honest opinion about something, regardless of what it is, instead of writing things they think will be popular to seem “credible”. Honestly I had no interest in any of the new Moto devices because of the initial ignorance of blindly looking at a spec number on a piece of paper. The more I read about it, and the more video I see of it in action, I can honestly say it has really peaked my interest. I have noticed a big swing in opinion about this device in the last day or so. People obviously broke away from looking at a number, and looking at its real world performance.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Does everything said through google now go to the cloud? Do u see google making it function locally?

  • kixofmyg0t

    how hard is it going back to a traditional notification system(LED light)after getting used to the X?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    DL, keep it real. Do you really like the form factor of the lg g2? i mean the back sided volume rocker placement

  • LucasMonroe

    Moto X, GS4, HTC One or Note 3? Having a tough time deciding.

    • Tim242

      Only you can decide
      The Note 3 is not even in the same class as the others you listed

      • mule0331

        Yeah, the note 3 is gonna be a bad azz phone no doubt. My only hang up is with my small hands, it just feels too big to be comfortable (going off the note 2). So even though the specs are gonna be through the roof, and Im sure im gonna be envious of people when I see it, I gotta pass.

  • Craig

    Droid Maxx or Moto X? My contract is up before the release of both and I am coming from the Razr Maxx. If moto x, at&t or vzw? Thanks.

    • Craig

      Also, a good question would be, which one do you think will get updated more quickly? Or would they be about the same?

      • mule0331

        Of the 2, I would take the maxx any day. Bigger screen, more storage, same internals.

    • Tim242

      Neither

  • Aardvark99

    My biggest gripe with Android is the handsfree options over bluetooth. The main issue is that in-car voice commands never work correctly when my phones have a PIN lock (from exchange email that I can’t turn off). I want to (at least) make/answer calls on my headset while driving – but even this simple task ranges from a chore to downright dangerous. I’m hopeful when I read about the Moto X’s always on voice commands coupled with the also new trusted bluetooth devices and Moto Assist. I love some more info / video demo of this! Please??

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Can you guys hookup a Google Chromecast device to an Amplifiers HDMI port and see if you can use it to listen to Google Play audio through the receiver while no TV or Video output is hooked up? Does it work with just streaming the audio?

  • tyguy829

    The launch of the Moto X has gotten everyone going about bootloaders again. We all know the carriers’ (sup vzw & att) BS excuse that it threatens the safety of the network. Since this claim is faker than Pamela Anderson’s tits, what do you think the real reason is for them not wanting us to be allowed to tamper with our phones even if we agree it voids our warranty?

    • Tim242

      Control.

      • tyguy829

        I mean I get that, but what exactly does it allow them to control? Even if phones have unlockable bootloader, they still get to ‘test’ updates. I guess I just don’t understand how it benefits them.

    • Higher_Ground

      I guess maybe they think we’ll get fed up that we broke our phones, and instead of buying a new one with them, pay the ETF and jump ship to another carrier with a subsidized, brand new phone.
      I just don’t think there are very many people who would take the risk and then get really upset afterwards. There are plenty of regulars who don’t unlock and root for some reason or another here, and I think that’s a better example of how people would approach it.

      • tyguy829

        Interesting point. However, I would imagine that if this were the reason, someone would have realized that as long as other carriers like t-mobile and sprint offer unlockable models (moto x that is), they will lose many more subscribers to these carriers right up front because of their policies than they would have because people screw up their phones. And if the case of the latter were to actually happen opposed to the former, at least they would get the ETF. So tl;dr I think it has to be something else.

  • Zach Wagner

    Moto x, g2, or maxx? And how sure are you the g2 is coming to big red because I highly doubt it will with Verizon never hosting a flagship from lg

    • Tim242

      Why do people ask other people to make decisions for them?

      • Zach Wagner

        Not asking them to make a decision for me just asking in their own opinion which is better since they’ve messed around with two of the three

  • marko358

    Any clues as to how long AT&T will have moto maker exclusivity?

    • Tim242

      No.

    • Justin W

      The last I heard was Moto Maker exclusivity was through November, but I’m not sure if beginning or end of November though.

  • d3si_hokie

    What will be the price of Moto X off contract. Will it be closer to the Nexus 4 or would it be closer to the Droid series

    • tomn1ce

      closer to the Droid series….$500+

      • Tim242

        $575

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

    After the Moto X unveil it seemed like more and more people are claiming that the “Spec Wars” are over, do you guys feel like this is true? And which one matters more to you on the topic of Specs vs. User Experience.

  • yummy

    Whats with Sergey and the fake meat?

    • Tim242

      Vegans FTMFW!

  • Knlegend1

    Ron why is your daily driver an iphone and not an android device?

    • Flyinion

      I think we all want to know that now (ok maybe not all). It’s no secret that Ron uses and is a fan of iOS devices though. Today is NOT the first time he’s mentioned it. Even Kellex uses some Apple stuff daily, and he’s the guy that started this place. I don’t think it makes them any less qualified though because it’s not like they use Apple stuff and then just write about Android without ever actually using it. There’s nothing wrong with using multiple systems if it works for you.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        THIS^
        I don’t see why some people make it seem like there are two distinctly different camps (Apple and non-Apple)…

        • Kamesen

          I think it’s an important point that Ron himself has brought into the spotlight for whatever reason. If Kellen had made that statement, how much credibility would Droid Life really have? My opinion is Ron was trying to be brutally honest in order to be persuasive but… how many times do you walk up to a girl and tell her she’s way too fat to be attractive before you ask her to set you up with her hottest friend?

          Think of it this way: If a Democrat ran a Republican news site, how much would you really value their opinion and content?

          The real question should be – Kellen, don’t you proofread material before it gets posted to your site? If so, did you really think it was a good idea to post that article unedited knowing how volatile everyone is after the Moto X unveiling? I don’t think you’d be trying to push the Moto X so hard as to troll us by letting that article go unedited in order to stir the pot. If not, maybe it’s time to start… with opinion pieces… I don’t think any writer at a newspaper gets to post opinion pieces without first going through the editor no matter how small the newspaper.

          I respect Kellen and I enjoy Droid Life. Let’s go back to talking about news and tech and devices.

          • JoshGroff

            That makes me value his opinion more. If an iPhone devout is impressed with an Android device, that’s saying something. He may have his reasons such as the built in cross platform sync, being invested into the app market, etc.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Personally, I think the Galaxy Nexus screen is just fine despite the spec wars and 1080p Ones and S4s. So how does the MotoX screen compare to Galaxy Nexus screen? Same better or worse.

    Moto X still my top choice when I can get blue back green trim and black front on VZW.

    • SeanPlunk

      The Moto X screen appears to be much better. First of all it’s not pentile, so it’ll be sharper right off the bat. In addition, it should be brighter. The Galaxy Nexus screen is fairly dark compared to more modern AMOLED screens. Even the GSIII was improved from the Nexus.

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Living in Portland how did Kellen become such a huge Atlanta Braves fan? Go Braves!

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      I can tell you the answer to that real quick. Growing up in Montana, the only team they played on TV when Kellen was young were the Atlanta Braves, so that’s how that started if I’m not mistaken. :)

      • Higher_Ground

        … and that’s why I grew up liking the Cubs, and ironically, the Braves too. At least the Braves won most of the time.

  • Hunter

    What phone do you guys recommend to buy for all of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners out there. Or do you recommend to just wait a little longer?

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    I’d like to know if we could ever see guest speakers from the DL commenters on the Droid Life Show.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Since google’s footprint is in the Moto X sand and from what was said at i/o, can you see android going completely aware? Do u think the Nexus 5 will have the extra chips? I wish the new N7 pointed this way.

  • aye_winchell

    So the moto x launched exclusively on AT&T, WTF is up with Verizon! You can tell me if its the Illuminati, I wont tell anyone. Seriously they seem to be going down hill, no flagship exclusives. Should I just wait it out until VoLTE or are they not worth my time and money, i mean if VoLTE comes along and they still lock down there network so that you almost have to buy a phone from them then whats the point of being an android enthusiast on a network that doesn’t allow you to really own your device.

    • mule0331

      The moto X did not launch exclusively on AT&T. It will bereleased on all the major carries. AT&T just has a brief exclusivity on the 32 gig storage and the customized colors.

      • aye_winchell

        so it didn’t launch exclusively but launched with brief exclusivity, gotchya. i am also referring to the HTC One as well, which we are still waiting for. Hell has any phone launched this year on Verizon, not sure about the GS4. I did not say that it won’t be on other carriers, I said it launched exclusively on AT&T, and it did, however brief you think that is, its still exclusive.

  • Omar Amer

    With All the upgrade offers now being pretty much the same, which do you think is the best offer? Also worth jumpin over to Tmo from VZW later this year?

  • Ben Myton

    Will on-screen nav buttons ever take over?

    How about loudspeakers that are actually loud?

    • Qwerty

      I’ve also given these two questions a lot of serious thought.

      I think that as long as the Galaxy line of phones and the iPhone continue to mostly be the go-to phones of choice for many, on-screen navigation buttons will struggle in gaining recognition or implementation for future devices. I genuinely believe a lot of people don’t even realize that there are ways to operate a smart phone these days without use of a home button.

  • Hayden7200

    Would you guys recommend the Moto X or the Droid Maxx and why?

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Between the two, Moto X.
      Why?
      Both of these reasons are purely my opinion but I think the design of the Moto X is better and it also has on-screen navigation buttons. Personally I can’t stand using an Android phone or tablet without on-screen butons. Go watch MKBHD’s YouTube video on the Moto X if you still can’t decide.

      • schlanz

        I find I accidentally press the on screen buttons on my Nexus all the time which is rather frustrating. Not to mention it takes up screen real estate. Never had them on a phone, but I’ve never had a reason to dislike capacitive buttons. Why are on-screen buttons so highly regarded around here? What’s the big deal with having capacitive buttons to keep the screen larger? Until the bottom bezel is small enough to not have room for them, what difference does it make?

        • Raven

          The screen real estate comment against on screen buttons always makes me laugh. Usually the screens on phones that have on screen buttons are plenty big for the buttons to be there in portrait mode. Also, most decent video players and picture viewers can go full screen over the buttons and use the full screen if they want to.

          My personal preference would be to have on screen buttons, but to have them always on the small side like capacitive buttons. So they are always on the bottom of portrait or the side of landscape. Of course, this goes directly against the design philosophy of always having them on the bottom.

          • schlanz

            I’m honestly curious, what benefit do you gain from having on-screen buttons opposed to capacitive, aside from a very minor cosmetic difference of having the screen having a “cleaner” look at the expense of taking up screen space? Which, by the way, is about 0.2 inches of space, no small amount imho, regardless of how large the screen is in its totality. As I stated, if there is going to be a big enough space below the screen to accommodate capacitive buttons, what justification is there to prefer not using that space? If we ever get to the point where there is virtually no bezel on the top or bottom of the device, then I will welcome on screen buttons back with open arms. Until then it seems like a pointless design gimmick that lacks practicality.

            I suppose the best argument is one you mentioned, about it keeping in line with the design when in landscape, although that happens to be the time I most frequently accidentally hit them on my N7. And as you mentioned, you’d prefer they remain on the side, I really am curious as to why you so much prefer them to capacitive, unless as I suggested, you simply like the “look” better. Not trying to be a jerk, just honestly would like to know.

        • Higher_Ground

          Personally, I just think on-screen buttons are cool. I can flip my phone 180 degrees and it works seemlessly. I can customize the color of the buttoms, how many there are, what they do, etc. Also, they’ll never break, which I guess is probably true of capacitive buttoms as well but I know at least one iphone owner who had their home button break and it sucked for them.

  • Ben Myton

    Why have we forgotten so quickly that Google warned us the MotoX would suck 5 months ago? http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/28/4040348/google-cfo-products-in-motorola-pipeline-arent-wow-by-google-standards

  • starscream

    Will there ever be the prefect smartphone? Removable, non removable battery, on screen keys, physical. Seems like nothing will ever satisfy everybody?

  • austin

    Do you think Google plans to make the nexus available on Verizon ?

    • Hunter

      I think so because the Nexus 7 (2013) is available on Verizons 4G lte network and it’s unlocked. It might be like a 4g lte only phone but I’m hoping just like you

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        I feel like there will never be another Nexus on Verizon. The only way one will work in the future is when Verizon starts going LTE/VoLTE only with their devices and Google releases a multi-band unlocked LTE Nexus that can be used on Verizon.
        The current Nexus 7 is unlocked and Verizon has no choice (thanks to the FCC) but to let it run on their network since it supports the LTE bands they use.

        • tomn1ce

          plus the new Nexus 7 doesn’t have a cdma radio in it for making calls….it’s only using data.

          • ReurnOfTheack

            Yeah CDMA is the only reason Verizon has the power to dictate what devices can run on their network and what software updates are approved.

      • austin

        I feel it’s only a matter of time, Google is missing out on all thepeople that want a nexus that is on verizion. (to clarify I am talking about the phone)

      • Geoffrey Gunter

        I have to say if its not on Verizon I’m buying one anyway and rocking two phones on two networks. (Prepay on the second line, not another contract)

  • Tony G.

    the hell is wrong with Ron? i’ll hang up and listen

  • Ben Myton

    Why isn’t Dash Clock a part of base Android yet?

  • Tony Stark

    What is your favorite feature about the infamous xphone? Personally, I like the on-screen notifications.. Sure, an LED lets me know I have a notification, but I hate having to turn on my screen so much throughout the day.

    What’s it like talking to the xphone? I want to know if it’s a serviceable replacement to Jarvis

    • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

      If I get the X I am going to have the voice phrase be “Ok Jarvis” instead of “Ok Google Now”.

      • Tony Stark

        I hate the whole “OK” sequence, just doesn’t seem natural. Why not just “Jarvis”? ;)

        • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

          Maybe you can try just Jarvis, but I’d want it to know your talking too it. Maybe “Hey Jarvis”

          • Tony Stark

            Lol, “Jarvis” would be the trigger word. You don’t really need a “hey” or “ok” or “hi” in order to get it to wake up. I guess it’s just personal preference :)

    • n900mixalot

      Try using Google Now. Same exact experience except you have to activate it. And you have to have a data connection, per the first actual review that came out.

      • Tony Stark

        How is the battery drain? For the premium price of the xphone, it should handle the battery drain much better than other androids.

  • carRAMR0D

    Any speculation on the Moto X off-contract price? I’m assuming minimum $600 unless Google wants to subsidize?

  • Ben Myton

    What widgets get dropped onto your home screens as soon as you pick up a new phone?

  • Timothy Bracken

    Any idea if we can get a customized developer edition on VZW?

    • Tyler

      Along with if the price will be available on contract as opposed to the $500+ that most other dev phones cost (non-nexus).

      • Timothy Bracken

        I am cool with paying full price for a developer edition that I can customize. This would be my ideal phone, though I doubt I will CM it. I would rock a stock offering with maybe a battery %. TBH I want that wood back plate TERRIBLY bad. I can get bamboo and be a fake hipster since bamboo is too trendy now(even though is renewable).

  • Ray Gray

    Which was the better album this summer Yeezus or MCHG? Ron dont answer this haha

    • EricRees

      I like this one.

  • Jeremy B.

    I’ve been using my Motorola droid bionic for my past 2 year contract and I was wondering if its worth me buying the droid Maxx over the moto x for the extra $50 bucks? I’m so sick of this bionic’s lag and every time I’m using 4G in an area the battery always dies on me within an hour….and I’m using the 2,750 mah extended battery!!!!

    • Justin W

      I’m surprised about the lag – my Bionic was bought within a week of release, and while I don’t use it on a daily basis, I don’t get much lag from it at all (which is a surprise, considering the age of the processor). The battery, however, sucks.

      • Jeremy B.

        Really? Cuz mine gets soo laggy sometimes, like I have to wait 5 mins for the screen to unfreeze if I’m trying to do 2 apps at the same time…like play Pandora and check email…..soo laggy I hate my bionic.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Can we make sure Ron is on the next Droid-Life show, he may have some splaining to do.

    • Ej McCarty

      I don’t want to hear him talk. His articles are bad enough. Everytime he comes on the droid-life show I cringe at the things he says. I put no value in his opinions and hate watching when his mic and camera constantly cut out. He must be using tethering on his i*hone

      • JoshGroff

        I value his opinions, but you’re entitled to your own opinion of his opinions.

        • Ej McCarty

          opinion starts to become one of those weird words after you type it a lot haha

          • JoshGroff

            Agreed, felt weird typing it, lol.

        • Ej McCarty

          And I value your opinions about his opinions and your opinion that I’m entitled to my own opinions of his opinions :) haha

      • http://ronoffringa.me/ Ron Offringa

        I haven’t noticed any issues with the camera or mic cutting out. Hit me up on Twitter if you see it happen again. I want to make sure you can hear me clearly so you know when to cringe and tune out. :)

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          He must be referring to Eric’s janky Internet, not yours :P

  • justjmatt

    Do you think Google will release a new Nexus phone to follow up the Nexus 4?

    • Corey Hedberg

      I’m with justjmatt, any and all thoughts on the next Nexus phone would be greatly appreciated.

      • tomn1ce

        I think that this is the only way that I would buy the LG G2, if it really is going to be the base for the Nexus 5 and available on vzw.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Other than Kellen, Rim, Eric and Ron – who are all these “DL Staff” members I see in the comments from time to time?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Idk about you, but Rim is the hottest of the bunch.

      • Qwerty

        LOL

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Rim is definitely the best. Haha you can thank my phone for that one.

        • michael arazan

          I’d like to know more about Rim”s Jobs at DL = P

  • Mark P

    If you stream something to your chromecast, does it bypass your phone/tablet/computer and just start streaming directly from your wifi to the chromecast dongle?

    I’ve heard it described that way elsewhere but you didn’t mention that at all in your coverage and it seems like an important factor. The way you talked about it in your video, you seemed to be implying that when you watch something on your phone and then chromecast it, it goes wifi -> phone -> chromecast, which would be horrible because my phone has such bad battery life so I would never want it to be powering my TV content.

    • SeanPlunk

      No, your phone/tablet/computer just acts as a remote control to tell the Chromecast what to do most of the time. The actual media is streamed straight through your wifi network directly to the Chromecast.

      The only exception I currently know of is when you’re casting from your computer through the Chrome Browser. In that case I think your computer is sending through the wifi to the Chromecast, but I’m not positive.

      • Mark P

        Ah, that’s what I was hoping. Way better that way.

  • Qwerty

    Now that the Moto X has become official, given its specifications and its price tag, how well do you guys expect it to sell even though some might consider it under-spec’d or over-priced?

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      I know it’s not ask Daeshaun but I think there’s going to be much cheaper option that isn’t built in the U.S and sold online only in blk and white and maybe some other goodies.

      • Qwerty

        You’re right only that I think it’s not much speculation, but certainty that there will be a cheaper Moto X if I correctly remember reading an article stating so. I’m sure that if assembly had not moved to the US, the price for the Moto X would have been cheaper. I would have been even more enticed to buy it if assembled in China or whatever and was $300-$400 because of it.

        • Pedro

          It really doesn’t take much more cash to assemble in the US. The manual portion of assembly isn’t that much.

          But a couple (or 10, or twenty) bucks on each unit over 50M units adds up to some serious profit.

          It damn sure doesn’t take $200/unit to assemble in the good ol’ USA.

          • Qwerty

            Really? Not even considering minimum wage laws here in the US? I’d imagine Google/Motorola increasing the phone’s price to make up for increase wages paid to American workers compared to foreign ones.

          • Pedro

            Think 8-10 folks on a line. They all earn $12-$15/hour. They build 200 phones a shift. $1000-$1500. That’s $5-$8 a phone in labor.

            It’s not $200

          • Kamesen

            Thats some nice math but you forgot the QA department, the mechanical engineer, the electrical engineer, the manufacturing engineer, the EHS engineer, the floor manager, the line lead, the maintenance folks, the maintenance manager, the guy with the MBA, the plant manager, the administrative assistant, the shipping and receiving departments, and the IT guy.

          • Pedro

            So you take the $50M of overhead, and divide that by the 10M phones built during the year.
            That’s another $5 a phone.

            Or call it $100M of overhead, and 5M phones. $20 a phone, and probably some upper management questioning the efficiency of the operation.
            Regardless, it doesn’t cost $200 to produce a piece of electronics in the USA. Labor is such a small portion of an automated assembly process.

  • Rasdaj

    Aside from colors, kevlar, battery, and screen size, any difference between Moto X and Droid Maxx?

    • Tyler

      I don’t believe the Moto X has wireless charging, something the maxx has but i too am interested in if there is any benefits internally and through software.

    • Jordan Webb

      Wireless charging on the Maxx
      802.11ac on the Motox
      Capacitive buttons on the Maxx
      DRRROOOOOID

      Not sure on the software. The Maxx is confirmed (by Verizon/Moto) to have the breathing notifications, touchless control, Moto Assist, Moto Migrate, and shake-to-camera. It also has Droid Zap, which has not been explicitly mentioned on the Motox.

      • michael arazan

        Bigger battery on the Max is a plus with up to 46 hours instead of 24, software is suppose to be the same.

      • Higher_Ground

        Motox… I like it.

    • schlanz

      Droid Maxx is certainly the way to go. Its a beautiful device, although I acknowledge some may consider the Moto X a better design it isn’t blatantly better unless you consider the customization aspect its best feature. Personally I’d put the larger screen, wireless charging, and most importantly massively bigger battery above a slight aesthetic preference. I don’t understand why DL is so unapologetically supportive of the Moto X when the Maxx was given a rather lukewarm reaction. Its pretty much the exact same phone but with a significantly smaller battery. All this talk from Moto about having to design a “special battery” for the Moto X doesn’t make sense. They were more than capable of putting a huge beast of a battery in another phone that has a slimmer profile by a few millimeters.

      • King Lo

        they designed the phone shape first then put the internals into it.With what room the had left they made into a battery.

  • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

    Do you think the Moto X on T-Mo will allow Wi-fi calling?

    Also, will the dual LTE antennas benefit someone on T-Mo? I think you said they’ll help the 700MHz LTE, but I think T-Mo might not be using 700…

    I’m really considering switching to T-Mobile, and the first question is really important (because the Nexus 4, and the GPE phones cannot do wifi calling…which would be absolutely necessary if I switched). The second would just be nice :)

    • Tony Stark

      Your best bet is to wait until someone ports WiFi calling to the xphone.
      I passed on the Nexus 4 because it had no WiFi calling, I decided to wait on the xphone instead… I’m regretting that decision more and more each day.

  • SeanPlunk

    Do you think we’ll see the HTC One Max on Verizon, and if so would you favor it or the Note III as your phablet of choice?

    • Justin Larmay

      One max on Verizon? Ha! Prepare for another one release everyone. Don’t hold your breath.

  • ßen Murphy

    If I have an iPhone, and I’m going to buy the next iPhone… should I buy the Moto X?

    • Fozzybare

      this crap isnt funny

      • Guest

        The last laugh it got from me was the picture of that perplexed little boy from another post

      • EC8CH

        And you should know… am I right.

        woka woka woka

        • Fozzybare

          i stole it for my avatar lol

          • EC8CH

            Take my avatar…. PLEASE!

          • Fozzybare

            noooo not your avatar! the fozzybear picture!

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      This has been the best use of this yet. Congrats to you! Just spat out some Diet Coke because of you.

      • JamesU513

        I’m on the fence as to if it’s still funny… Eh if Tim likes it, I like it

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          I think today should be the only day it goes on. If it goes past 24 hours, it isn’t funny lol

          • EC8CH

            but FACKWORS is timeless

          • http://twitter.com/Mr_Esquire_K Iron_Catastrofe

            I bet somebody will be up bright and early to try and use it tomorrow

      • ßen Murphy

        Poor Ron, I think I understand where he’s coming from but the revelation that he uses an iPhone and proclaims his next will be one as well while defending the Moto X (which is a totally different OS) he lost a lot of credibility. This will be my last post about it but it just rubbed a lot of us loyal Android fans the wrong way.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Oh, I know. But if I know Ron, I am 100% sure his heart was in the right place and his intent was not to hurt any of us.

          • EvanTheGamer

            He probably should have avoided saying that in the first place though.

            But can’t take it back now. Ah well. It’ll probably all blow over in a year once the next iPhone has been released. lol

          • Kamesen

            To each DL staff: “If you had to pick between the Moto X and LGG2 right now, which would it be?” Thanks.

        • T4rd

          Indeed. Saying you have an iPhone and then you’re defiinitively going to buy the next iPhone will kinda make you lose credibility with your sites readers (especially if your site is named “Droid-Life”!). I’m not sure how he thought that was a good line to put in his article.

          • michael arazan

            How Long Is ATT Suppose to have Exclusivity of Customization?

            Most Exclusiveness are 6 months and I’m not going to wait 6 months for Verizon to get it.

            Could there Be Some Third Party Case Makers to Take Advantage of this for the other Carriers? ‘

            By offering casings that are cheaper and more options to compete against Motorola’s own idea and flaw for exclusiveness

      • Tony G.

        Tim!

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          TONY! Stop doing this — you’re scaring me :P

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      Zing!

    • Ray Gray

      look on the bright side his article probably got the most click and comments besides a giveway

    • Corey Hedberg

      I would like to nominate this for Comment of the Year, hands down.

  • mustbepbs

    Why are you guys selling kittens?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Buying in? What has you so upset? You know you can talk to me!

    • JamesU513

      I down voted this when it said “why are you guys selling out?”

      • Fozzybare

        same here lol

      • mustbepbs

        LIES!

        I never changed it.

  • JamesU513

    Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Diet… ;)

      • JamesU513

        Me too :-(

      • SeanPlunk

        Coke Zero FTW.

        • Hunter

          +1 a thousand times

        • Aardvark99

          Pepsi Maxx (Ultra HD LTE)

    • EricRees

      COKE ALL DAY, NOT EVEN A QUESTION.

  • n900mixalot

    Already have, but in case you missed it: “How much free, usable storage is available on you Moto X”

    • tomn1ce

      You have 11Gb available on the Moto X….

      • n900mixalot

        Got it thanks!