Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 20:59 UTC
So Motorola built a phone that's marginally smarter, slightly more comfortable, and a little bit more usable than most others. And while that may never displace Samsung or Apple, it's an important first step. This new Motorola is listening. Listening to customers who want their phones to feel more personal. Listening to critics who endlessly complain about battery life. Listening to an industry that knows the spec race is out of hand. And, perhaps most importantly, the new Motorola is listening to Google when it says solving people's actual problems, simply and beautifully, is the path to success.

The Moto X looks interesting, but I doubt it can handle the competition. Specifications do seem to matter in the shops, and the Moto X doesn't measure up. On top of that, how are they going to do the custom design thing in other parts of the world?

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by kurkosdr on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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While I don't know if IPS is good on sunlight, I can confirm that my AMOLED GS3 sucks on sunlight, which is quite annoying..

I bought a GS3 because I hate washed-out blacks and AMOLEDs are guaranteed to have sweet inky blacks no matter what (because there is no backlight, duh). I had heard about AMOLEDs looking crap under sunlight, but when I put my GS3 under sunlight, I didn't have any problems. In a summer day, I just disabled auto brightness and pushed the brightness to 60%, and the screen looked good.

OK, if you go into the desert and put your phone directly under sunlight, then you might have some problems, but I just can't confirm all those people complaining about AMOLEDs being terrible under sunlight. In fact, the phone I cannot use under sunlight is my old LG Optimus 2X, due to excessive screen glare, and it has an LCD screen. I think people complaining about their phones being terrible under sunlight either have phones with glary screens (like my 2X) or have low-quality screen protectors slapped on.

Edited 2013-08-02 10:09 UTC

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