Our comparison of the Moto X to the Nexus 5 is now complete, just in time for Motorola’s mega Cyber Monday discount that kicks off at 6AM Pacific (9AM Eastern). We gave you our opinions on some of the most important talking points between the two, but as a community driven news outlet, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t get your definitive answer in the battle.
If you had to choose between these two, seeing as they will both be available for $349 off-contract tomorrow, which would you choose? Would you go custom Moto X with Active Display and Touchless Control or pure Nexus experience, the way Google wants you to see Android?
Be sure to give your reasoning in the comments.
The question of the holiday season, wouldn’t you say? Or for many, the question that needs an answer by tomorrow morning. With Motorola hosting a $150-off deal on Cyber Monday (December 2) for MotoMaker and Developer Edition orders of the Moto X (our review), a number of you have asked us to put together some sort of comparison between it and the Nexus 5 (our review). This might be hard to believe, but for a limited time tomorrow, these two phones will be the same price.
We’re looking at somewhat similar, yet also very different approaches to an Android phone, even though they are technically made by the same company. One focuses on convenience, the other on power and cleanliness. One wants you to design it and make it your own, the other remains subtle even in two color schemes, with the focus on the operating system. One is trying to be as developer friendly as it can, the other is the ultimate device for a tinkerer. Both offer incredible values. Both are updated faster than any other Android phone.
So, which is it – Moto X or Nexus 5? (more…)
A tasty little Black Friday treat arrived on our doorstep today, so even though we’re sitting in the middle of a long holiday weekend, we couldn’t hold back and decided to unbox it. Yessir, here is our first look at the Moto G by Motorola, an incredibly inexpensive phone targeted at emerging and prepaid markets. (more…)
It could be that today is Black Friday, but full retail pricing on some of Verizon’s top devices seems to be dropping to pretty reasonable numbers. We’re talking the brand new HTC One Max at $499, a phone that launched 8 days ago for $299 on-contract and $599 off. (more…)
If shopping online is more of your thing rather than standing in lines on Black Friday, Motorola announced that they will host a special Cyber Monday deal for those who look to pick up the company’s 2013 flagship device, the Moto X. (more…)
The million dollar question this holiday season is, “Where the heck are the wood backs for the Moto X?” Motorola has been very hush hush about when MotoMaker will feature this design option, but fortunately we have seen leaks here and there to let us know the option was still down the road. According to a Reuters reporter’s tweet this morning, the wood back options will miss Thanksgiving, but will be available in time for holiday shoppers. That means we should only have a couple weeks left of waiting, folks. (more…)
As we creep towards the end of the year with no new phones on our radar and countless major releases now in our rear view, it seems like the perfect time to ask which phone you are currently carrying. We last asked in May, but since then have seen releases like the Moto X, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, new DROID family, and of course, the Nexus 5 (our review). We also saw the HTC One finally reach Verizon and haven’t forgotten about other early flagships like the Galaxy S4. If you think about it, we have actually had quite the phone-filled year. 2014 has a lot to live up to.
In the poll below, we’ve listed out most of the major phones that we figured would be in your pockets at this stage. However, we can’t cover them all or this list would run off the page. We included a “other” category, so if your phone isn’t listed, be sure to pop in the comments and say which it is. Also, don’t forget to drop in there and mention which carrier your phone is on. We’re dying to see which prepaid carriers that new Nexus 5 owners have jumped onto.
Thanks to a new beta tool created by Justin Case, the Moto X on Verizon and AT&T running the new Android 4.4 update has been rooted. The process isn’t necessarily as simple as it has been in the past, but this method installs a “backdoor” to help regain root and also requires a downgrade in bootloaders to “re-expose a vulnerability.” There are tons adb commands involved along with the use of Cydia Impactor to open a Telnet session. Again, it’s not pretty or anywhere near a 1-click option, but at least you have an option. (more…)