1. Speedygi's Avatar
    You don't need to know any of this to enjoy Android. Most of the time when people root and flash ROMs it's because they want stock Android, the Moto X has that so there's no need for any of that.
    You won't screw anything up if you stay away from ROMs and even then it's pretty hard to brick the phone. The Moto X is perfect the way it is out of the box imo
    That pretty much defeats the purpose of having an Android phone , don't you think?
    12-08-2013 02:40 AM
  2. Speedygi's Avatar
    I disagree. For people with limited data plans, this may not be an option. What do I do on a plane? How about when I'm out of cell coverage? I want my music with me regardless of the data connection. In these cases, your suggestion would not be feasible. People have varying requirements; for me, it's to carry around as much as possible.
    Well, if you know that in those cases you wouldn't be able to stream, load the music you want though. However, it does not mean that such an alternative doesn't exists, or is a bad alternative. Just because you are in a situation where it does not apply doesn't mean it's bad...
    12-08-2013 02:42 AM
  3. Dark_Huntress's Avatar
    I am Apple all the way! I am sure there is nothing wrong with the MotoX except its not made by Apple. So I wouldn't be interested. However, it may work for you.
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    12-08-2013 07:33 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    That pretty much defeats the purpose of having an Android phone , don't you think?
    I don't think. Out-of-the-box, an Android such as the Moto X or a Nexus device will give you every bit as good of an experience as the iPhone, but on a different ecosystem. Android rightly earned their reputation of laggy, slow, buggy, and virus infested, but that's largely a thing of the past. In some ways the Android experience is still not as good as iPhone's, in other ways it's better. But overall, they're quite similar, and I'd say equal. There's no need to flash custom generic ROMs anymore for an authentic Android experience.
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    12-08-2013 11:14 PM
  5. dc9super80's Avatar
    It's depends on what you want in a phone. Gaming or customisation, go Android, reliability and practicality, go iPhone.


    In all honestly you couldn't go wrong with either but unfortunately you have to choose one or the other. (unless you can afford both ofcorse)
    I would give the gaming to the iPhone though.

    Tapatalking on the N7....
    12-09-2013 12:30 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't think. Out-of-the-box, an Android such as the Moto X or a Nexus device will give you every bit as good of an experience as the iPhone, but on a different ecosystem. Android rightly earned their reputation of laggy, slow, buggy, and virus infested, but that's largely a thing of the past. In some ways the Android experience is still not as good as iPhone's, in other ways it's better. But overall, they're quite similar, and I'd say equal. There's no need to flash custom generic ROMs anymore for an authentic Android experience.



    Well, some phones like the HTC One have stock Google Android roms that just beg to be used on their Sense based cousins...that and those old devices where the only path to getting the latest version of Android is through a custom ROM like CyanogenMod. Granted, not everyone will mess with these ROMs, but if they want to go down that route they could encounter issues. Just saying...
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    12-10-2013 06:51 AM
  7. mulasien's Avatar
    Chipotle (Android has had the app for a while now)
    I know this is a bit of a necrobump, but when I was in Chipotle last week I saw their sign that their app was now available for Android.

    That's great, but it still brings me back to my original point. I had the Chipotle app on my iPhone 3G several years ago, and it just now gets to Android literally years after it was available for iOS. That's pretty much par for the course for most new apps, watch it get released on iOS first and hope that developer hopefully, maybe, possibly makes an Android version down the line. Sometime a few weeks later, sometimes months/years later, or never. I got tired of waiting for developers to release apps for my phone as an afterthought, and went to where they're focusing their primary efforts at (iOS).
    01-27-2014 05:08 PM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I do disagree with what some are saying on here.

    I use a Moto X, I got it during the cyber Monday promo to go along she my iPhone 5. Personally I much prefer the Moto X to the iPhone. For one I really dislike the look of iOS 7. Secondly this kind of goes along with customization but if you don't like the stock email app, or texting app out anything just download a new one. One of the biggest things I like about the X is the moto connect extension for chrome. I can reply directly to texts, send a new text or see who is calling all from chrome and without picking up my phone. This is huge convenience to me, I also get signal in places my iPhone could not

    Don't let others scare you from Android. You don't have to know anything about bootloaders, ROMS, flashing the phone unless you want to. The phone will work just fine without all that. My X doesn't crash on me, I get an occasional reset but that doesn't end the world in my opinion.

    I also use Motorola Assist in my car. My phone senses when I'm driving and then starts reading my texts out loud and gives me the option to respond via voice all without touching the phone. A big downer to me about the iPhone 5 is no voice and data at the same time, my moto x can but I believe the Verizon 5s to now.

    If you are heavily invested in Apple and don't mind not having the top of the line exciting useful features then go iPhone. But for me once I found the moto x and what it has to offer I couldn't go back.

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    01-27-2014 05:59 PM
  9. iRiidium's Avatar
    5s ...unless you're a stock Android aficionado.


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    01-27-2014 07:50 PM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    I know this is a bit of a necrobump, but when I was in Chipotle last week I saw their sign that their app was now available for Android.

    That's great, but it still brings me back to my original point. I had the Chipotle app on my iPhone 3G several years ago, and it just now gets to Android literally years after it was available for iOS. That's pretty much par for the course for most new apps, watch it get released on iOS first and hope that developer hopefully, maybe, possibly makes an Android version down the line. Sometime a few weeks later, sometimes months/years later, or never. I got tired of waiting for developers to release apps for my phone as an afterthought, and went to where they're focusing their primary efforts at (iOS).
    Ha, if you think that's bad try using a Windows Phone! If they do get apps they're usually garbage. At least Android usually gets apps fairly soon after iOS, if not simultaneously. But you're correct in that iOS is usually first.
    01-27-2014 08:52 PM
  11. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I have both the 5s and the Moto x. For me, there's only 2 real reasons I stick with iphone. The 64gb option, and lifeproof. Sounds weird to say that a case is what keeps me married to one device but in this day in age, if u want a quality, durable device that is life proof, u gotta get an iphone with a life proof case.

    But if the Moto X came in 64gb and had a lifeproof case or a good solid waterproof case like it, I would go with that. The os and it's features are far superior to iOS. Touch less control, active notification, pure android, custom widgets, swiftkey, and the way apps interact on android is far superior.


    Iphone camera is def top notch! And that might make it hard to leave behind. But overall, that's basically the jist of it all.


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    01-27-2014 10:10 PM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I am typing this on my 5s and I really like it just like I have enjoyed every other iPhone since the 4. They keep getting better. I also use a few android phones through out the year. I don't know if I could use another android phone that wasn't the Moto X or whatever they make next. That phone is just about perfect. The only draw back for me, and it's a big one, is the camera. If you don't care about that or can get past it then that's phone to have. That's taking nothing away from the 5s though. This is a great phone. For me, the Moto X solved all the things that would always end up bugging me about android. Well, except the camera.


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    01-27-2014 10:20 PM
  13. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    The option to send pics anywhere from the gallery app is a big plus for me on Android. Too bad the camera isn't "iPhone quality."

    Bluetooth file sharing and music sharing just makes sense on Android.

    Also, it feels more natural in the hand to hit the back key on android since it sits right at the bottom with the home and multitasking keys. On iphone, it's usually in the top left corner. And to use an iphone with one hand, I find myself having to stretch out my fingers uncomfortably far just to go back in apps.

    Copy / paste is also far superior on android via the Moto X

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    Last edited by RicanMedic78; 01-27-2014 at 11:51 PM.
    01-27-2014 11:16 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The option to send pics anywhere from the gallery app is a big plus for me on Android. Too bad the camera isn't "iPhone quality."

    Bluetooth file sharing and music sharing just makes sense on Android.

    Also, it feels more natural in the hand to hit the back key on android since it sits right at the bottom with the home and multitasking keys. On iphone, it's usually in the top left corner. And to use an iphone with one hand, I find myself having to stretch out my fingers uncomfortably far just to go back in apps.

    Copy / paste is also far superior on android via the Moto X

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    FYIassuming you are on iOS 7, in most updated apps now you can swipe anywhere on the left bezel towards the center to go back rather than the button in the top left corner.
    01-28-2014 08:13 AM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    I wonder what the OP decided to get. I do like my Moto X a lot but when I'm out with it alone I still feel the itch for my iPhone. Lots of good comparisons here on what features people like and are using, very interesting.
    01-28-2014 08:21 AM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    I feel it's really up to how much you like Apple and also iOS7 to make these sorts of decisions.

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    01-28-2014 08:29 AM
  17. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I wonder what the OP decided to get. I do like my Moto X a lot but when I'm out with it alone I still feel the itch for my iPhone. Lots of good comparisons here on what features people like and are using, very interesting.
    I used to swap back n forth. But with the crazy cold n snowy weather up north, I gravitated toward the iphone only because of my lifeproof case. I don't swap anymore tho. I have unlimited data, and every time I swap devices, it always seems to cause unnecessary hassle to keep my plan, then I end up having to call customer service to make sure they didn't con me into losing it.

    Make one mistake and a rep will tell you you lost it forever! Beware!


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    01-28-2014 08:32 AM
  18. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    FYIassuming you are on iOS 7, in most updated apps now you can swipe anywhere on the left bezel towards the center to go back rather than the button in the top left corner.
    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that


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    01-28-2014 08:33 AM
  19. iRiidium's Avatar
    I used to swap back n forth. But with the crazy cold n snowy weather up north, I gravitated toward the iphone only because of my lifeproof case. I don't swap anymore tho. I have unlimited data, and every time I swap devices, it always seems to cause unnecessary hassle to keep my plan, then I end up having to call customer service to make sure they didn't con me into losing it.

    Make one mistake and a rep will tell you you lost it forever! Beware!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    LifeProof also makes a case for the Samsung S4 (not that you'd want to downgrade to that).



    Sent from my 64GB Platinum 5s
    01-28-2014 09:14 AM
  20. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    LifeProof also makes a case for the Samsung S4 (not that you'd want to downgrade to that).



    Sent from my 64GB Platinum 5s
    Never!


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    01-28-2014 09:14 AM
  21. iRiidium's Avatar
    Never!


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    Right answer! Lol!


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    01-28-2014 09:23 AM
  22. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Right answer! Lol!


    Sent from my 64GB Platinum 5s
    To me, Samsung represents a ridiculously cheap feeling plastic, ginormous, gimmicky, copy cat line of devices. They literally have no goal with their products, except to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks!


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    01-28-2014 09:28 AM
  23. iRiidium's Avatar
    To me, Samsung represents a ridiculously cheap feeling plastic, ginormous, gimmicky, copy cat line of devices. They literally have no goal with their products, except to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks!


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    I can certainly see how one may come away with that impression. The Samsung phone I had most recently was a Note 3. Some useful utility there but little build quality details put me off. Like the use of plastic meant to simulate more premium materials and the loose fitting home button that didn't sit straight.

    These are slip-ups you're not likely to ever see Apple make and, with me, that impression leaves a positive impression in Apple's favor. For me, right now, it's full-on Apple season, though I'm loyal to no brand.


    Sent from my 64GB Platinum 5s
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    01-28-2014 10:15 AM
  24. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I can certainly see how one may come away with that impression. The Samsung phone I had most recently was a Note 3. Some useful utility there but little build quality details put me off. Like the use of plastic meant to simulate more premium materials and the loose fitting home button that didn't sit straight.

    These are slip-ups you're not likely to ever see Apple make and, with me, that impression leaves a positive impression in Apple's favor. For me, right now, it's full-on Apple season, though I'm loyal to no brand.


    Sent from my 64GB Platinum 5s
    Hey, after seeing the 5c done in plastic, I'm not against it at all. It's done right! But when Samsung elevated itself into the top echelon of android, they forgot to live up to the ranking and kept it cheap!

    Apple's only problem with the 5c is the price point. It doesn't really distinguish itself enough from the 5s to be worth it. If they would of, at the very least, hit the $400 price point off contract, I think it may have worked and had a realistic purpose for existence.

    Motorola on the other hand also did plastic right! Although I think they should work out their edges a little better in their next model, maybe tapered edges like the Nexus 5 (I believe). In any case, it def hits the sweet spot when it comes to phones.

    Sometimes I wish Google just took a chance and threw it's total weight behind Motorola and unified everything similarly to how Apple does things. I know other OEMs would scream, but honestly, from a consumer standpoint, it would be a win!


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    01-28-2014 10:32 AM
  25. bgl321's Avatar
    I have had numerous Android devices and I am not going to bash them. They were good to me and I enjoyed them but I prefer the iPhone. That's what works for me.

    Something I have discovered having used both platforms... Google products work and look best on the iPhone, IMO... you get the best of both worlds.
    01-28-2014 11:31 AM
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