Motorola Moto X (Sprint, 1st gen.)
Phone Scoop Review
Oct 3, 2013 by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint's version of the Moto X varies little from the AT&T and Verizon models, but still manages to stand out for one reason. Read Phone Scoop's full review here. read review ›
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This is a solid phone
I've put this phone through its paces. I've had it since mid November, and at this point I think it's safe to publish a review.
I'd like to start this review by saying that, don't listen to reviewers or anyone who talk about the phone specs like they are garbage. Motorola put a LOT of time and effort into the design of this phone, and it truly shows. High end specs doesn't necessarily mean you will get the best performing phone.
- Battery life is infinitely better than my previous phones (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G)
- Screen is beautiful (you don't need a 1080p screen on such a small amount of screen space, that's a waste of money and dumb)
- Motorola software isn't gimmicky and is actually quite useful
- Minimal modifications to Android (it's basically barebones Android, which I love)
- Camera takes really decent photos (in my opinion)
- Reception is fantastic compared to my previous phones
- Speakerphone is not only loud, but very clear. I usually had to turn my previous phones all the way up just to hear them, but I found myself turning the volume down more on this one because it's loud (which is a Good Thing(TM))
- Gorilla glass is awesome, I've dropped this phone twice and not a scratch is on it.
- The X8 system is truly wonderful. The contextual processor is really awesome, especially when I removed my phone from my pocket just to check the time.
- The natural language processor works about 95% of the time, which is far better than anything else I've ever used. The other 5% where it doesn't work usually stems from being in a very noisy environment.
- Motorola gave 4 cores for graphics processing, and 2 for general processing, and it really shows. This thing plays games super smooth
- It still has *Android* quirks (such as randomly being a bit slow, weird anomalies here and there, randomly reboots sometimes)
- Seriously, that's it. The problems I have really don't bother me too much, and the benefits outweigh the cons way more
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