On one hand, I'd like to have the best phone I can get (currently the G2), but on the other hand I want to get the best phone "for me" -- mainly the best quality phone in a smallish package. So, for me it's come down to the G2 and the Moto X -- mainly because the latest SOCs don't come in a 4.3" phone, and I think the X is the best midrange device.
I have a Moto X right now, and another week to swap it out, and I'm still tempted to get the G2. The neat thing about the Moto X (aside from it fitting my hand) is the low power draw. My past phones have all gotten kind of hot during heavy use, but the Moto X seems to run cool very consistently. This is a really good phone with conservative specs and some worthy innovations, though I'm not going to pretend it's a flagship device.
OTOH, the G2 has a very fast SOC and both the battery and the screen are huge. It is beautiful to look at -- and also very, very fast. I would expect it to run hotter -- a lot hotter. Can anyone say whether they've seen their G2 get hot under heavy use?
I realize this is an apples-oranges comparison, which is why I'm asking specific questions. I know the X is not a substitute for a G2, but I'm sure I don't want a G2 if it comes with the heat issues I've experienced with other flagship devices. I don't want to be fast in sprints. I need a phone that can stay on for a long time without feeling like it might catch fire.