Will Moto X be an iphone and Galaxy S4 killer??

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    How many of these threads do you want to create? This has been covered in your previous thread so not sure why you need another.


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    The answer is NO. Quite simply the 4 US carriers & 1 carrier in Canada limits the amount of units that can be sold drastically.

    Contrary to some folks thinking, there are more people in the world 'outside' of that small carmugen.

    Until Google and Motorola can deliver a global handset - the Moto X will be lucky if it sells as many as the HTC One - let alone S4 and iPhone.
     
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    Not a snowball's chance in hell.

    See answer above. ;)

    The LG is a great device but other than the button placement, there's nothing to differentiate it from other devices. In fact, I find the Moto X far more innovative.
     
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    Sony Honami > LG G2 :D
     
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    It is a well known fact that it will take a silver cross and a wooden stake to do any harm to a Galaxy S4
     
  7. iHailCaesar macrumors member

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    NO, nothing can kill the iPhone. I think the Moto X is an admission that specs are just specs and that it is all about services and well thought out features. I think we are seeing a diminishing return on super hight specs.
     
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    I would liken it to a trycicle (Moto X) in front of a runaway freight train (iPhone & Galaxy S4).

    I think we all know how this ends.
     
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    Troll Alert!!!
     
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    Agreed. Not to mention, while it looks like a nice phone, the Moto X has pretty midrange specs.
     
  11. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    Moto X looks very nice. However it isn't being launched in enough territories to be a killer... if anything the only thing that will kill the iPhone or the Galaxy S will be the prospective companies. Sammy and Apple have huge mindshares, big marketting pushes and launch across the world. They have too much going to maintain being the big players in the phone business.

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    I will sorta agree on the screen. Although I personally believe 720p is enough for that screen size. Again just my opinion... but based on what I have seen and heard the phone runs extremely well on those mid range specs. It seems Moto and Google focused on making the OS run more efficiently instead of spec whoring and cramming battery hogging internals.

    Kind of like the Apple approach.
     
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    I guess none saw the Moto X camera reviews well news flash the camera is horrible maybe a firmware can fix this but Motorola had never been good with cameras and the tradition goes on.
    Oh and the G2 is getting excellent reviewers especially the camera. G2 the one to beat.
     
  13. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    although it's an anti-iphone but not an iphone and GS4 killer, it'd take much more to make it an iphone and galaxy S killer, most importantly : high-end specs.
     
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    :confused: translation ?
     
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    T-Mobile isnt carrying it so its 3 US carriers and 1 in Canada. If you want one for T-Mobile you have to buy one from their website which i assume will be $600. That counts me out.
     
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    Looks like it will also be available in the play store.
     
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    Will it be unlocked?
     
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    If you bought one for T-Mobile you'd have to pay $600 or whatever the retail price is anyway.

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    Anything you buy through the playstore is going to be unlocked.

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    Yeah, Motorola's cameras have been mediocre for quite a while. Not surprised that the reviews are as bad as they are. The Droid Bionic and most recent Droid models have all had lackluster cameras.
     
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    The term "iPhone-Killer" has been around since before Android even made a splash. The first one I remember is the LG Voyager on Verizon which had a touch screen but still unfolded to a screen and physical keyboard. The Droid Eris (HTC Hero) and OG Droid were next. Some of these phones were underspecced and performed poorly compared to iPhone, they were simply not on the same level yet.

    Fast forward to the present where Android phones are blowing iPhone out of the water in terms of specs (quad-core, twice the RAM, FHD 1080p displays) but the iPhone is still doing very well. I don't think it's being "killed" anytime soon.
     
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    Agree it wont be.

    I think if anything, they will kill themselves with these lackluster new phones and keeping them small. Their investors are concerned right now. Im not saying they will be killed at all. Im just saying no one or two phones will do it. Apple not keeping up will be their own biggest nemesis.
     
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    Nice joke.

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    The Moto X won't be the astounding success they're hoping for. Samsung has made the Galaxy line into a huge empire. It will take more than an overpriced and underspecced phone to dethrone the market leaders.
     
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    My view?


    Respectfully, if this is the best you can do, you must loved stirring up cow patties / dung.
     
  23. Moto X thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Honestly high end specs vs user experience is a game that will played out in the next months...High end phones with quad cores heat up a lot even when not in use and drain battery life.

    So, it is normal and maybe smart from the part of Google and Motorola not to go up the high end specs road and try to build something that works well for the consumer.

    Then the real question becomes. If this is their creation and proposition of more than a year since one acquired another, why are they coming up with a new branded phone that will be released only in the US and Canada and they do not go instead for a global releash? They dont even optimize their marketing spend and resources this way. They restrict the phone to limited territory while the smartphone game has become global very long ago....
     
  24. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57596574-94/moto-x-the-first-true-anti-iphone/

    anti-iphone - against iphone
    iphone killer - beating iphone (in sales and popularity)
     
  25. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Apple could learn a few things from Motorola...

    It is possible to cram a big screen into a compact device

    Being thinner for bragging rights at the expense of battery life is stupid

    70% of the Moto's face is all screen
     

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