Motorola Moto X 2014 - Replaced iPhone 6 Plus I Have extra $140 off Cyber Monday Code

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ct1211, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. ct1211 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2012
    First, I have an extra cyber Monday discount code for Moto X 2014 through Motorola its due to expire soon. If you want it PM me!

    Second, as a semi admitted phone junkie I have ZERO regrets buying a custom Moto X 32GB (Leather back, black front, Gray trim) to replace the iPhone 6 I bought on CL back in late October. Ok, one regret, iPhones on CL are not selling like I thought they would so I took a hit there.

    For anyone looking at Android, the quality, flexibility and looks of this phone in leather is stunning. I got the Cognac leather. With Google play edition it is the fastest phone I have ever used and I had a Note 3 for a year prior. Size wise it is about the same dimensions as the smaller iPhone (but with a much bigger screen) so it fits and works well one handed (average male hands) You can customize the wake up feature for whatever phrase you like now (I am using "OK COMPUTER HELP" until I come up with something better. I have been able to wake the phone from several feet away with that command like in my car and tell my phone to navigate to the nearest starbucks. This and dynamic notifications are must haves IMO. I think the iPhone will let you do this to a limited degree but it must be plugged in to power and I'm not sure if it works with the most useful apps like Google Maps. For under $400.00 (with the BF coupon code) the Google play edition phone in leather or wood and 32GB of memory is hard to beat. :)
  2. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    hmm, did you mean the carrier-free version (with the tmobile SIM)? i would think a Google Play Edition would not have any of the motorola features. It will be straight up pure Android no?
  3. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I believe it is actually called "Pure Edition" (Yes carrier free gsm) and its sold by moto w/ moto's features if I'm not mistaken.

    GPE has been dead in 2014 save for the HTC One M8
  4. Rangomango macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I'm thinking of making the switch from iPhone 6 to the new moto x as well.

    How do you feel about the camera between the two?
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Mine should be shipping today, coming from a beautiful Red HTC One M8 with GPE conversion running Lollipop, but I'm looking for something with the best antenna I can find, we live in a "variable coverage area" as VZW calls it. My old HTC gets a decent signal, but it was the last phone to work out there, and it's an early 2010 model.

    Bought one on Swappa, lightly used, black front, bamboo back, silver accents. Very pretty device.

    As for the camera, I'm going from 4MP with excellent low light performance, 2.0µ pixels and ƒ2.0 lens to a 13MP sensor with 1.1µ pixels, worse low light performance, but a huge resolution boost. In the end the Moto X will do better in normal lighting, especially in the details. But not as good in low light. I do gain 4k capture however. I've heard the focus can be spotty, and the M8 was great at it and had full manual controls for focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and overall exposure. Hopefully I can find something similar on the Moto X.

    It's nice that it already has Lollipop though :cool:

    From experience, I would give the camera win to the iPhone. Apple has superior image processing to Motorola's devices, and that is where the biggest differences lie, more so than the hardware in some respects. But when I know I'll be taking pictures, I'll bring my compact camera or my DSLR. So it isn't the most important thing for me anymore like I thought it would be. Any 2014 flagship should deliver reasonable results. And I wouldn't call it bad by any means. Same Sony sensor as the G2, G3, and GS4.
  6. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Seems to be quite a few of us here buying Moto x's lately. Mine won't be replacing my 6 plus however - it'll just be keeping good company.
  7. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    Its the only manageable ('normal' sized) 2014 stock Android phone out there. Nexus 6 is overpriced and underperforming. Nexus 5 discontinued. GPE HTC One M8 is more expensive and has an arguably weaker camera.

    Add the $140/£100 discount, the ability to personalize, timely updates and it becomes hard to argue against it.

    I also have one and for the most part like it, but no way is it replacing my 6+.
  8. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    That's (size & stock android) pretty much why I picked one up. I didn't get the discount here that you get, but still managed to get a new one for a good price.
  9. C5Longhorn macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2010
    I'll take the code if you have an extra. I want to buy a Moto X for my wife and me.


  10. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Does anyone have an extra promo code they wouldn't mind sparing? :)
  11. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    And to think this is the last phone I would have ever imagined buying. It's funny how things actually do play out.

    As for how well the Moto X is holding up? Coming from the over bug ridden Kitkat Note 3 and a janky iOS 8 laden iPhone 5s, the Moto is like a harmonious melody from the heavens. It's just so damn simple and smooth, nothing more really needs to be said.
  12. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2012
    I have to say being a phone junkie, the 2014 Moto X has been by far the most useful tool I have ever owned. I'm also amazed at how the cognac leather is holding up.
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I have mine running on Verizon Prepaid 2.5gb for $60.

    I like the screen to body ratio, Lollipop, memory management and bang for the buck.

    That that you other smartphones on the market. :)
  14. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I got you beat :)

    Moto X 2014 and iPhone 6 running on T-Mobile Prepaid 5 GB LTE for $30

    The X is an awesome phone, I agree with all the reasons you said :D
  15. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    I've been so tempted to pick one up due to the stock Android experience and the good things I have heard.

    It would be a great companion device to my 6+ as I cant see giving that up just yet as the camera is phenomenal.
  16. mustafu macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2014

    I agree with you there, even with my older 5s, the iPhone's Camera and Audio quality also are tough concessions for me to make. I'd likely have to use an amp of some kind to make the headphones sound as good on the X as the iPhone.

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