Moto X 2014

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Does anyone know how to force OTA lollipop or is there an image I can flash on my new Moto X ?
     
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  3. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    If you mean an unlocked unbranded model with no carrier stuff, yep. :)
     
  4. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    X 13 owner here, patiently waiting. Decided to just let it happen as it will and not force anything. I have never had good luck forcing something before and this will be no exception.
     
  5. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Mine updated last night (I'm in the UK)
     
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    Looks like your Moto X finally came in MRU. I've been enjoying mines so far except for 2 random reboots but I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
     
  7. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I read that they were rolling out to the UK. Still annoying that you have to wait territory by territory for the OTA. Hopefully it arrives sooner rather than later, I'm not confident in flashing roms / unlocking boot loaders etc..

    Yeah I will likely wait - I had assumed the full rollout for the X 2014 was done - but looks far from the case.

    Yep. :)

    Quick Initial thoughts - slimmer than it appears in photos
    Screen - nice & bright, but very oversaturated - given I normally turn off / dial down saturation on AMOLED - it looks a tad too vibrant as it stands.
    I got the black resin version - id assumed this was a hard back - its not - it feels soft. It feels nice - but it is one hell of a fingerprint magnet.
    Sound - speaker is nice and loud and clear.
     
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    Have you tested the camera yet?
     
  9. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Not really a proper test. Just basic shot indoors. Too dark a day here for photos but will be testing it first thing in the morning when I walk the dogs
     
  10. Alphazoid macrumors 6502a

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    Yup this is my biggest pet peeve with the device. Followed by battery life. I can't blame them though. Samsung ships log generation AMOLED units to rivals and keeps the best of best for itself. So Motorola didn't have a choice outside of going the LCD route which.

    In hindsight they probably should've done. Especially now that Lollipop is full of white backgrounds.
     
  11. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Got mine two days ago, and it's awesome! It was used since launch, but still mint. Went with the black front, bamboo back, and silver accents. Looks very nice. Minus the Verizon branding... (M8 Shot)

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    The camera is decent outdoors, good details on all that dirt :cool:

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    But way, way worse in low light than my HTC One M8. That thing could practically see in the dark and hit the nail on the head when it came to focus.

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    Overall, I love Lollipop (it shipped with it on there from the seller, OTA came in November in US). The speakers aren't as good as my M8, but still nice and loud. The camera is better with video (4K is sweet!) but lacking in low light and focus along with lack of options in the camera app compared to HTC's. The earpiece speaker volume is also lower, but not as bad if you shift the phone to the right a little. Battery is worse too, I'm usually at 30-50% at the end of the day with the M8, but it's down to 10% on the Moto X. With less screen on time too. But I'll give it a week to settle down.
     
  12. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I like the bamboo back - its very nice. :) Truck photo is excellent at least.


    I just found out that my new Moto X 2014 (bought from Amazon.es) whilst sim free and free of any carrier bloat is not in settings 'retail' but 'orange' ??? So it looks like I will have to wait until orange spain release the lollipop update. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
     
  13. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Interesting just got lots of updates for Moto stuff and a firmware for sensor... Hopefully this is just a start
     
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    A few camera samples from my walk this morning.

    It's certainly a step up from the 2013 Moto X

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    Thank you Mel :)

    Regulars in here will know he's quite partial to posing for a new phone photo :D
     
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    He does like the camera......and the camera likes him too!
     
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    Photos are absolutely gorgeous MRU. I haven't gotten around to testing out the camera but after looking at these, I'm not overly worried.
     
  19. dizmonk macrumors regular

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    My pics were horrible

    I have the new Moto x and my pictures and videos are coming out terrible. I tried both 1080p and 4K video and you can't focus manually. The auto focus is very slow and doesn't stay locked. I'm sure some of this is me, but I've ordered a oneplus one and am leaning toward sending back my Moto x.
     
  20. MRU, Dec 21, 2014
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    Where is the option for 4k recording? I can only see 1080p in camera settings....

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    Never mind found it now ..... :) not keen on the camera app. Settings quite awkward compared to simply having a proper menu / settings button all the other cameras on devices go with.

    Thanks. Yeah and these were taken on a dull dim winters day. :). Is it the best out there, possibly not but its still a lot better than other devices I've used so I'm not concerned.
     
  21. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    You can flash Lollipop for the XT1092 models.

    The OTA is available to download at XDA.

    I have flashed using this method and have got Lollipop on mine
     
  22. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yep just looking into that now. I see I can also change my product code to retail eu as well so may do that at same time. :)

    Still find flashing scary.

    Do you have to unlock your boot loader to do this (flash lollipop)
     
  23. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I popped my Moto X 'flash cherry'.....


    Flashed 5.0 Factory image and now i'm running UK Lollipop :) Just re-installing my apps.
     
  24. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Getting brave are ya? How do you like it so far?
     
  25. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Was very nerve racking, especially as i had contrasting info on how to do it with a Mac. But yeah sorted now. Just updating all my apps but my internet is like a snail tonight.


    So far its nice, not sure its faster than the Moto X was on 4.4.4 though tbh. But it does look aesthetically nice, much prefer the way the menu and onscreen buttons now show extra menu in there too.
     

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