And Now For Something Completely Different...

Discussion in 'iPhone 6' started by Napoleon PhoneApart, May 5, 2014.

  1. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    The guy went into detail on this Tumblr blog. This seem as far fetched as iOS running Android apps.
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    You can run Android apps on iOS? Cool!
     
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    That means I can run..thinking... still thinking. Oh, forget it.
     
  5. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    You were going to say that you can run an iOS simulator on your iPhone.
     
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    I kid Android, but I do like it, at least the stock version of it. Been switching daily and now back on the iPhone until the Moto X arrives.

    We need a cross-platform section here.
     
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    I kid Android, but I have issues with a lot of their apps.
     
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    Did your Moto X arrive today? Do you like your wood back? I tested my daughter's Moto X for about 3-4 days and I loved the size. I also preferred the stock version of Android over Touchwiz on the S3 that I have for work.
     
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    It did. Unfortunately, it had a small, but noticeable manufacturers defect on the bamboo. Though it feels like wood, there is a coating. It felt like an indent where a small piece was missing. I suppose some wouldn't be bothered by it, but I wanted a perfect phone.

    I processed an RMA and should receive my new phone on Tuesday. I didn't want anything to happen to what now is a loaner, so the Moto X remains in the box.

    The wood back is awesome. I was going to opt for teak, but after watching a few videos, people said the bamboo felt more like a natural wood. I'm not sure why or what finishes the back. I'll post a few pictures later this afternoon when I get back home. If it weren't for the defect, I would be 100 percent pleased with the look and feel. It's awesome. The Moto X is the Moto X. Mostly a stock experience with some useful feature adds and an average at best camera. A phone that feels great, with a big, but not too big screen. The GS4 screen is definitely brighter and more vivid. I'm happy I made the move, although when the X +1 comes out, I might be kicking myself a bit. Still, at the price, it's a fair value. Plus, I'll likely get a chance to review the new model for eA.
     
  10. Europa

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    I've noticed a lot of reports of defects with the various types of wood on this model. I paid attention to it when the second one I saw also had a defect (yours was the first). It's mainly bulging, bubbling and dimples. Many think it has to do with the manufacturing process and the adhesive not being properly applied. I imagine they'll improve QC for the wood after they get enough returns. Good luck with your replacement!
     
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    Did you get your replacement in today?
     
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    It came on Monday, but just yesterday took the time to set it up. Doing my SIM popping today. I'm real happy with the build quality on this one. While I typically use cases, I'm going without one and it'll probably result in some 'natural' wear. I can't see putting a case on such a beautiful phone and losing the feel of the wood.

    Outside of a web analytics tracking app, I'm able to find suitable replacements on Android. The rubber banding and smooth feel of iOS is still a big advantage for the iPhone. Display also looks better outside than on this or pretty much any Android phone I've used - the GS4 was terrible outside, though it could have been the Spigen Glas.t I had installed.

    Motorola's doing the best by Android. They don't muck up Android. Instead, they carefuly build enhancements.

    Interesting factoid. When two former Googlers joined Motorola, they removed 70% of the Motorola code from their Android phones. It's a big reason why these phones might not have the best processors, but still provide for a better, faster experience.

    I shot a couple of photos of the wood back and put them in this thread.
     

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