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.
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?
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.
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... (continues)
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.
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... (continues)
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.