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[2]: Comment by Nelson
by tkeith on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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Yeah, below 5 inches you don't really need a 1920x1080 screen.

Everyone calls this phone midrange now, I guess they all will forget about that once the Iphone 5S comes out, which will probably have an even smaller screen with less pixels and won't be AMOLED.

And this core hype on phones is just stupid. The perfect phone would have two really fast cores(like A15) that go to sleep once the heavy lifting is done(which is most of the time unless you play) and one core that does the rest(an A7 or something)

It is not like all Android software is perfectly tuned to use 4 or 8 cores.

100% agree. Rarely is CPU a limiting factor on Android. Usually I/O or network is the bottleneck, and games depend on GPU. Samsung's 8 core only uses 4 cores at a time anyway. Having dedicated cores for sleep functions is a much better idea.

720p(non-pentile) is more than enough for a 4.7" screen. Resolution after a point is not the main factor in screen quality and some of us don't want a 5" phone.

Motorola's improvements on Android seem much more useful than Samsung and HTC's. Let's hope they can wrestle enough marketshare to make the smartphone landscape better.

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