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Aug 2, 2013, 12:59 AM

I'm totally confused

I don't understand this. If I don't care about specs, I own an iPhone. If I care about personalization, I buy a case for it, which allows me to swap out the appearance of my phone far more often than my contract. And because it's a case, my penchant for bizarre colors won't effect my resale value.

(And although many cases are lame, there are some pretty damn cool ones out there for the iPhone.)

Or, to sum it up with more direct competition, the Galaxy lets you peel off the back cover and put on a new one at will.
For once I agree with you.
And what happens with insurance replacements? I'm going to assume it won't be covered by AT&T/asurion. Of if it is, what do they send out as a replacement? Your green and blue with purple phone or the standard black?

Aug 1, 2013, 2:45 PM

No microSD and None Removable Battery = BAD

I refuse to purchase a modern smartphone that doesn't have a microSD card slot.


I've already almost maxed out my current 32Gb microSD card and need to buy a 64Gb one. And with phones lacking a microSD slot, you have to share the memory with applications and system resources.

And Cloud Storage isn't a viable alternative since a fast network connection isn't always available. Plus, since most carriers no longer have unlimited data plans, you would have to PAY to access YOUR OWN content (pictures, videos, music, documents) via the Cloud.

Great for the Carriers. Not so great for the customers.
I wish more people would realize this. It seems many in these forums think with their lower extremities.

Where is it an advantage to a consumer to spend 700-900 dollars on a phone that you can't service or replace the weakest link?

I've been to...

Aug 1, 2013, 2:42 PM

Should be $99 with a contract

Especially with last year's 720p screen 🙄
Actually, it should be $99 off contract :p

I was surprised at the specs, which are nearly identical to the N4 (which has been out for almost a year).

If Moto had S4 / HTC One specs on this device, it would have been worth the hype. Now, not so ...

Aug 1, 2013, 3:15 PM

Was hoping this might be an Android to get me back into Androids.

Disappointment. Definitely don't feel excited about this. Looks nice, though.
An Android to get you back into Androids. Its called the HTC ONE and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Aug 2, 2013, 10:59 AM

I expected less

as in lower price. For all the comments Dennis Woodside made about this huge price chasm between feature phones and smart phones and how that chasm wasn't going to last, Googorola just delivered a phone par for the (price) course.

I fully expected this phone with all of its mid-range specs and Woodside's comments to be in the $0-99 on contract and $299-$349 outright. Google does a good job of delivering value for money with the Nexus line. Why they aren't following the same path with this phone is beyond me. I fully expect that when iSupply or one of the others does a teardown on the X phone, it will have a BOM price at least 20% less than an iPhone/SGS4/HTC M7. If that's the case, then I guess Google's mantra of not being evil doesn...

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Aug 2, 2013, 2:28 AM

Epic fail

This phone brings nothing to the table but hype. It is disappointing and patronizing all at the same time. And its ironic that a Googlized Motorola suddenly thinks it is Apple, i.e., telling its customers what they want and offering less features for more money.

Aug 1, 2013, 3:28 PM

Man, this phone sucks...

I had such high hopes for this phone, drank the moto pr koolaid, its gonna be customizable, gonna be able to change stuff... oh wait, they really mean its customizable like a nokia 3300 line..awesome....I mean awesome if you buy it on contract from the devil, cuz everybody else only gets white and black. Then I can choose my own memory?!?! Well as long as its 16 or 32 gb, exactly like every other smartphone in production, of course without an SD card, cuz who wants to keep their own files anyways, then the NSA might not see my files with a click or I might be actually able to restore my contacts without data access...Oh how could I forget, the customizable wallpaper, You Mean I Can Set My Own Wallpaper?!?! WINNING!!! Made in the USA too, aw...
I Totally Agree!

Aug 1, 2013, 5:38 PM

want excitement? wait for Samsung!

i'll wait for Samsung to bring in the good stuffs!
they always put new features in their newest phones!

Aug 1, 2013, 2:29 PM

Woah... ugly?

Was it just me, or did other people just feel the word "ugly" appear in their heads within the first second of looking at this phone?

I dont know - this phone just.. doesn't look right. There is something about it that just makes it completley unappealing to me. Anybody else think this phone is just plain ugly?
I actually like it, my biggest complaint is non-removable battery. I like the 720p display simple because battery life and all my tvs are either 720p or lower anyway and shows and stuff still looks great on them. I like the customization option to.
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