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I'm only in here looking around because I think my girlfriend needs to try a moto x. She traded her iphone 5c for a bb q10 and hates it. Now she can't afford to get an iPhone again and since she likes my nexus 5 were looking at nexus 4's used in our price range. The moto x being almost the same software wise other than some bonus stuff makes it look really worth the price used.

Anyway having the nexus 5 I definitely disagree with some of the statements here....


The one I will confirm is that the first week I had the phone I had a call quality problem but it was fixed when I got the 2nd of 3 updates I've received in the couple months I've had it. No more issues and the signal strength is almost exactly the same as a gs3 and gs4 mini that belong to coworkers and we were trying to make calls out in the bush. He had 2 bars and failed to make a call and I made the call on 0-1 bars successfully. Monitored signal for a bit as we were trying to find a place to get signal.

Battery life is great for me. 0% drain overnight with WiFi etc off. I get 2 days and 3-4 hours of screen time or in heavy use up to 5 hours screen on time. Not the best but not bad by my standards. Best phone I've had yet.

The speaker is much better than the HTC one S I used to have and I overall liked that phone.

The camera may not be the best and software could be better but its the best camera phone I've had yet.

Build quality seems decent to me. I'm sure I'm missing something else I saw in here but I had to say something cause I'm reading a lot of stuff that has never affected me and people are talking like its the worst phone ever.

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I'm only in here looking around because I think my girlfriend needs to try a moto x. She traded her iphone 5c for a bb q10 and hates it. Now she can't afford to get an iPhone again and since she likes my nexus 5 were looking at nexus 4's used in our price range. The moto x being almost the same software wise other than some bonus stuff makes it look really worth the price used.

Anyway having the nexus 5 I definitely disagree with some of the statements here....


The one I will confirm is that the first week I had the phone I had a call quality problem but it was fixed when I got the 2nd of 3 updates I've received in the couple months I've had it. No more issues and the signal strength is almost exactly the same as a gs3 and gs4 mini that belong to coworkers and we were trying to make calls out in the bush. He had 2 bars and failed to make a call and I made the call on 0-1 bars successfully. Monitored signal for a bit as we were trying to find a place to get signal.

Battery life is great for me. 0% drain overnight with WiFi etc off. I get 2 days and 3-4 hours of screen time or in heavy use up to 5 hours screen on time. Not the best but not bad by my standards. Best phone I've had yet.

The speaker is much better than the HTC one S I used to have and I overall liked that phone.

The camera may not be the best and software could be better but its the best camera phone I've had yet.

Build quality seems decent to me. I'm sure I'm missing something else I saw in here but I had to say something cause I'm reading a lot of stuff that has never affected me and people are talking like its the worst phone ever.

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Get her the X for sure. My wife loves hers! Never wants an iPhone again.

I don't personally see the point in anyone getting a nexus whatever over the X.....UNLESS they are rooter and romming types. Then the Nexus is definitely the way to go.

Best X experience is root, stock and Gravity Box.
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The nexus is the first phone I've had for this long and not rooted. Stock android is awesome. They both have there pros and con's and I would be happy with either but I think you're right. The x would probably be the phone for her.

For me the upside to the nexus is in a couple years when apps and Google services are more resource hungry than now the more powerful hardware will probably be noticeable. Right now its probably not.

My 4 year old HTC desire felt fast the first 2 years. Now even on cm7 it lags and runs like crap after Google apps update.

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The nexus is the first phone I've had for this long and not rooted. Stock android is awesome. They both have there pros and con's and I would be happy with either but I think you're right. The x would probably be the phone for her.

For me the upside to the nexus is in a couple years when apps and Google services are more resource hungry than now the more powerful hardware will probably be noticeable. Right now its probably not.

My 4 year old HTC desire felt fast the first 2 years. Now even on cm7 it lags and runs like crap after Google apps update.

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The Galaxy Nexus doesn't have the best components and it runs better on 4.4.2 than my Mom's Galaxy s4. I'm not worried about how this phone will handle the future versions of android.
 
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The Galaxy Nexus doesn't have the best components and it runs better on 4.4.2 than my Mom's Galaxy s4. I'm not worried about how this phone will handle the future versions of android.
I think that will be quickly realized: the age of the Gnex as the aging drivers can no longer handle the syscalls that the newer version of Android will require. At least by that time, the GS4 will be about $150-$200 on the market: perfect for the upgrade!
 
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Well from what I understand android should be getting more lightweight as it updates. Problem is manufactures don't want to update old phones cause it conflicts with their sales goals. Unfortunately CM can only do so much. The MotoX is the closest thing I like to a nexus without having to CM a galaxy device.

Don't get me wrong, I liked the nexus, but I adore the MotoX. I've always liked Motorola and am thoroughly impressed with what they accomplished with this phone. I can't wait to see what they do with the next one regardless of how big it is
 
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Well they keep saying each new version is supposed to be easier on resources, etc but it sure doesn't seem like it. Kk doesn't run any better on older devices than jb or ICS did and it's much slower than GB was. Seems like it keeps getting more and more resource hungry. It just isn't noticeable on higher end devices like the n5 or moto x. But what happens in a few years who knows. Sure most people want to be on to the next thing less than a year from now but I like the idea of being able to use the same phone in 4 years if possible. My laptop works as good today as it did when I bought it 4 years ago so I see no reason to buy a new one.

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Well they keep saying each new version is supposed to be easier on resources, etc but it sure doesn't seem like it. Kk doesn't run any better on older devices than jb or ICS did and it's much slower than GB was. Seems like it keeps getting more and more resource hungry. It just isn't noticeable on higher end devices like the n5 or moto x. But what happens in a few years who knows. Sure most people want to be on to the next thing less than a year from now but I like the idea of being able to use the same phone in 4 years if possible. My laptop works as good today as it did when I bought it 4 years ago so I see no reason to buy a new one.

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Get you gf the motox she'll love it. I bet you after using it you may even leave your nexus 5 for the X. Other than screen size I see no advantage to the nexus 5

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Motorola MotoX -Dropped and cracked screen - 1st one
Samsung Galaxy S3 -Rolled over and broke the screen
Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE -Sold, too slow
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 -Sold
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE -Screen smashed started peeling off
SE Xperia X10 -Battery would drain and not charge
HTC Diamond -Started to die on me and battery would barely hold a charge
HTC Touch -Screen broke
 
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I told her its probably the best bet for her besides iPhone and if she doesn't like it she can have my nexus and I'll use the moto x.

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I told her its probably the best bet for her besides iPhone and if she doesn't like it she can have my nexus and I'll use the moto x.

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No way will she want your N5 over the X. Lol

Same looking UI, but the N5 is missing the unique moto features. 😉
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