1. michaels_epp's Avatar
    I'm in the market for a new smartphone (or will be soon) and I'm stuck between the Moto X 2014 and the iPhone 6. I've had many phones before I stayed on last years Moto X including the Nexus 4, HTC Windows Phone 8x, and the Blackberry Z10. Last years Moto X was and still is a pretty good, great even, smartphone. It's battery and camera are its only down points as I've had it for a year and its still faster than a friend's LG G3. The new Moto X has caught my eye becuase of its metal and how swaggy it looks (I just wrote that?) plus my last Moto was amazing. Then there's the iPhone, it's new biggerish screen, touch ID, and better camera than any android likely will have for a couple years make me want it. If the new Moto had the camera of the iPhone I would buy it hands down. Yet it doesn't and all the great things about IPhones are starting to appeal to me so the choice is hard. Can you give some advice?
    09-28-2014 07:16 PM
  2. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    2 words and 1 number "iPhone 6 plus"
    09-28-2014 07:42 PM
  3. Flow39's Avatar
    I would recommend the 6+. It is a phenomenal phone in every aspect. And if you are still worrying about the whole "bendgate" thing, don't, because it is false.
    09-28-2014 07:45 PM
  4. rajeshr68's Avatar
    I don't think you can make a bad choice between the two phones. Given that you like the 2013 Moto X, the iPhone 6+ may be a little too big for you (unless you want a Note 3 sized phone). Both the 2014 Moto X and iPhone 6 are slightly larger than the 2013 Moto X, so that's a wash. The 2014 Moto X has the 1920x1080 screen and the wonderful Moto customizations going for it and iPhone 6 has the camera and Touch ID going for it.

    Realistically, it probably will come down to your preference of OS and/or the specific apps you use regularly that will drive you to a choice between the two. I don't think either of them is a bad choice.

    FYI - I had the 2013 Moto X and now have the iPhone 6 simply because my work supports the iPhone better than any Android device. If that wasn't the case, I'd have the same dilemma that you currently face.
    09-28-2014 07:55 PM
  5. michaels_epp's Avatar
    2 words and 1 number "iPhone 6 plus"
    I would love the extra camera boost of the 6 Plus but other than that I'm not really interested. I really like the screen size but overall it is a much to large device, if Apple could have pulled off the sizing wonders of the LG G3 I would probably get it over the 6.
    09-28-2014 08:09 PM
  6. michaels_epp's Avatar
    I would recommend the 6+. It is a phenomenal phone in every aspect. And if you are still worrying about the whole "bendgate" thing, don't, because it is false.
    I'm not really interested in the size. If it's bezel was smaller I would think about it.
    09-28-2014 08:10 PM
  7. michaels_epp's Avatar
    I don't think you can make a bad choice between the two phones. Given that you like the 2013 Moto X, the iPhone 6+ may be a little too big for you (unless you want a Note 3 sized phone). Both the 2014 Moto X and iPhone 6 are slightly larger than the 2013 Moto X, so that's a wash. The 2014 Moto X has the 1920x1080 screen and the wonderful Moto customizations going for it and iPhone 6 has the camera and Touch ID going for it.

    Realistically, it probably will come down to your preference of OS and/or the specific apps you use regularly that will drive you to a choice between the two. I don't think either of them is a bad choice.

    FYI - I had the 2013 Moto X and now have the iPhone 6 simply because my work supports the iPhone better than any Android device. If that wasn't the case, I'd have the same dilemma that you currently face.
    Exactly! Either way I'd be happy and that's the problem . I like both IOS and Android (especially "L") I'm perfectly fine with my Moto so the lower resolution of the iPhone doesn't affect me. My gut/heart is going for the iPhone while my head says Moto.
    09-28-2014 08:14 PM
  8. Lyall Demorrow's Avatar
    Battery life is great on the iPhone 6. I've read in reviews that the Moto X 2014 doesn't have very good battery life. That would be another reason for the iPhone. And don't forget Apple pay. The Android Central podcast said that Apple pay could be the end of Google Wallet. I hope that is not the case, but you never know.
    09-28-2014 08:27 PM
  9. ChrisJ1's Avatar
    You are on an iPhone forum... What do you think people is going to recommend? If the camera is not something you use on your daily basis and Touch ID is not a must, go ahead and get the Moto X.
    But I can see you are really considering those. Go to the Apple Store and play with the iPhone 6, then go to Best Buy and play with the Moto X. Then pick the one you liked the most. The Moto X looks stunning to my opinion, it's all about tastes and the one you like the most.
    09-28-2014 08:34 PM
  10. badMojo69's Avatar
    I say get them both. You only live once.
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    09-28-2014 08:44 PM
  11. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    Your facing the same dilemma I've faced in the past few days. Loved the original Moto X and have used quite a few phones in the past year. When I started out my smartphone life I always had a BlackBerry. As many others did I switched as things became stale with OS6 and 7 on BB. I've had an iPhone 4s, 5, and 5s during that time period as well. The 4s was probably my favorite I had it in white and for me was the one I had kept the longest. In between I've had the Samsung galaxy nexus, nexus 4, nexus 5, on and on...I've tried Windows phone a few times I really like the Lumia Icon. Of course when BB10 came out I had a Z10 on launch day...then a Q10 and finally for me the best BB10 experience the Z30. I have yet to find any phone that has really kept my interest for very long...I keep looking for the right device and haven't come across it yet. I've held both the 6 and 6 plus in the stores for me the plus is just too big for an every day phone I really enjoyed holding the 6 in my hand. It was smooth, fluid, things worked like they were supposed to. I've become very integrated into the Apple ecosystem while still maintaining everything on both iTunes and Google Play music. With continuity and handoff it was almost just an added bonus to a great phone for me. I've had a iPad mini since they first came out (yes no retina mini for me yet) and now have a 2013 MacBook pro retina. So now as long as my phone is home it can be anywhere and I can answer calls from any of my devices that I choose. As you can see there is no way anyone can possibly call me an iSheep...I've been around the block obviously lol. On a side note the one thing I'm going to miss is my Moto 360 it's an awesome looking watch and does just what I want it to. I feel like from the demos that we've seen the Apple watch is trying to do too much. The apps, heartbeat, tapping messages....it just seems to be a lot for something on your wrist. I want to be able to receive my notifications...reply if need be by voice and tell time...and upcoming appointments and weather also come through. The step counter and heart monitor is nice as well. I really hope they try to keep it simple and not overcomplicate the watch. Apple is all about simplistic design they should definitely stick to it

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    09-28-2014 10:27 PM
  12. jdhooghe's Avatar
    In my experience there is always a trade off on the features you want from android. If iOS offers everything you want and need then you know everything it can do, it does EXTREMELY WELL.

    The moto x is a spiffy phone but the camera is the weak point and the trade-off. For me that is a no-go but it depends on the person.

    Make a list of features you like on both and see which wins out. If you have money, get both
    09-29-2014 03:57 AM
  13. imwjl's Avatar
    Here it's a tool vs toy scenario that drives what I chose personally but I use all the popular platforms in my job.

    The Moto looks great but a few apps, and Apple's total package - service, reliability, small size, etc - win. I don't need any extra fooling around with gear in my life because of work and other interests. That makes the just works simplicity nice for me but some I know hate that and want to be doing constant tweaks with their Android options and extra buttons.

    Having had larger Adroid phone, I became very fond of the 5 size. So far the thin 6 and reachability mode have me liking the bigger Apple, or at least put to bed the fear of too big.
    09-29-2014 08:40 AM
  14. JAStark27's Avatar
    I actually had the Moto X (2013) and loved it but after about 6 months it started acting weird. The voice thing would randomly turn on even though I never said the keywords at all. I had a big problem randomly calling someone while the phone was in my pocket and I have no clue why. I switched to the iPhone 6 64gb space grey mainly because they added widgets and I loved the new iOS 8 features. The apps I use have a much better design then the android counterpart. I personally would go with the iPhone 6 but its ultimately your choice.
    09-29-2014 12:04 PM
  15. michaels_epp's Avatar
    Here it's a tool vs toy scenario that drives what I chose personally but I use all the popular platforms in my job.

    The Moto looks great but a few apps, and Apple's total package - service, reliability, small size, etc - win. I don't need any extra fooling around with gear in my life because of work and other interests. That makes the just works simplicity nice for me but some I know hate that and want to be doing constant tweaks with their Android options and extra buttons.

    Having had larger Adroid phone, I became very fond of the 5 size. So far the thin 6 and reachability mode have me liking the bigger Apple, or at least put to bed the fear of too big.
    Not trying to start any wars but I have to disagree on a couple points. The app gap between IOS and Android is, in my opinion, completely gone. The iPhone also has larger bezels so the in hand size is almost the same.
    09-29-2014 06:35 PM
  16. michaels_epp's Avatar
    I actually had the Moto X (2013) and loved it but after about 6 months it started acting weird. The voice thing would randomly turn on even though I never said the keywords at all. I had a big problem randomly calling someone while the phone was in my pocket and I have no clue why. I switched to the iPhone 6 64gb space grey mainly because they added widgets and I loved the new iOS 8 features. The apps I use have a much better design then the android counterpart. I personally would go with the iPhone 6 but its ultimately your choice.
    I've has the same problems, super weird.
    09-29-2014 06:36 PM
  17. michaels_epp's Avatar
    I say get them both. You only live once.
    I would love to but don't have the money sadly.
    09-29-2014 06:36 PM
  18. michaels_epp's Avatar
    You are on an iPhone forum... What do you think people is going to recommend? If the camera is not something you use on your daily basis and Touch ID is not a must, go ahead and get the Moto X.
    But I can see you are really considering those. Go to the Apple Store and play with the iPhone 6, then go to Best Buy and play with the Moto X. Then pick the one you liked the most. The Moto X looks stunning to my opinion, it's all about tastes and the one you like the most.
    That's the exact reason I posted this over on the android forums. I've been to the Bestbuys and Radioshacks and even the Verizon store but none have had the Moto. While the Verizon store did have the iPhone the sales rep was helping out some people right in front of it.
    09-29-2014 06:39 PM
  19. baseballbert's Avatar
    The Moto X is a great phone as is the 6. You can't go wrong with either one. The custom design part of the X is a really cool feature.
    09-29-2014 07:17 PM
  20. calebt's Avatar
    That new Moto X is a nice phone played with one the other day while at the AT&T store, it's definitely a contender.
    09-29-2014 07:24 PM
  21. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I am always curious about these type of debates, since my dilemma would involve more than just picking the phone itself.

    It would involve switching ecosystems entirely. It may not be a big deal for those that have a mix of android and apple devices, but if your invested heavily in one system, it makes a difference.
    09-29-2014 07:33 PM
  22. imwjl's Avatar
    I did say tool vs toy. The "app gap" as you put it is not gone where I sit over all the technology in a multi-site enterprise with 750+ employees. Sure it's equal if you use Facebook, text, need a map, buy a plane ticket and a bunch of stuff. It's not gone when we look at the solutions vendors have to offer for us.

    There is much concentration on what works well for my business needs but we have hundreds of people in BYOD mode who connect to our Exchange servers and we have Apple, Motorola and Samsung phones owned by the company. With that I see who and what scenarios create satisfied users, good product life cycle and good service for problems.

    None of this stops my thinking the Moto X is a super phone.
    09-30-2014 10:01 AM
  23. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I really hate this "tool vs. toy" argument. CrackBerry likes to use this all the time and it is honestly an excuse for them not having a "play" side. You use the phone that does what you need it to regardless of work or play. Play with both, make a list of what you want/need and see how each handles them.
    calebt and BreakingKayfabe like this.
    09-30-2014 04:45 PM
  24. robstunner's Avatar
    So I jumped on here as I googled for opinions between the two. My moto x comes in tomorrow while I returned my iPhone 6 silver (god I strongly dislike that chrome ring on the home button) last week. While I strongly believe I prefer android to iOS, I'm getting kind of burnt out of the massive selection of android phones constantly coming out. I ordered the moto x but I'm already looking at the new-new phones coming out with bigger processors, batteries cameras etc. (Note 4, nexus 6, z3, HTC8 eye etc).

    The one thing I can say, if you have money.... Buy the moto x off contract. You have 14 days and a FULL refund if you don't like it. All u need to do is call them and send it back. That's what I'm doing, and if I end up not liking it I'm strongly considering an iPhone 6 (in black) to just get out of the vicious cycle of constant new phones I seem to be stuck in. There actually an iPhone 6 in stock locally at best buy which also doesn't have restocking fees that I'm contemplating as well.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    10-02-2014 10:53 AM
  25. JAStark27's Avatar
    The things I personally love about the iPhone 6 coming from android is for one the Touch ID. I never had a password or pattern lock on my android devices. Just wanted to get in there. With the Touch ID my phone is secure without having to waste time typing in a pin. The camera is awesome on the phone. Best camera I have ever had. Lower megapixels then the newer androids but still turn out better which proves megapixels aren't everything. I actually get better battery life then I did on my moto x which had very good battery life as well. Apple pay when it is released later this year is going to be great. I think it will open up mobile payments in a way android never could. Plus it's more secure which is probably why it hasn't been adopted very well yet. Having the partners with it that Apple does is definitely a good sign. I loved the customization of android but after awhile stopped caring simply because I was tired of switching things around. I still mess with my wallpaper and stuff on the iPhone but I'm happy with the way it is. I'm not widget crazy but I am very glad to see widgets now on the iPhone. I used a calendar, weather, Facebook and sportscenter widget on android and the only one I currently don't have on iPhone is the Facebook one. That is one I can live without tho. I actually like the spot where the widgets are located. You can access them from any app and not have to get out of what your doing to glance at something. On android I would have to go to the homescreen and then go back into my app. Ultimately your decision is going to come down to your preference but I figure I'd tell you why I went with the iPhone 6.
    Last edited by JAStark27; 10-02-2014 at 03:34 PM.
    10-02-2014 12:32 PM

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