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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by NuxRo on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 13:06 UTC
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I have recently gone out of my way to buy a Motorola Razr Maxx (hardly managed to found one on Amazon, second hand). The reason: the f*cking battery life!

The phone overall appears sturdy and more than functional. The battery life is still not what it should be (reason why my phone is a Nokia asha 501), but it clearly outperforms all other smartphones.

I wish them good luck and I hope the other manufactures start to seriously think of the battery.

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