This past Monday, we asked you to submit your questions for Volume 16 of the Droid Life Q&A Sessions. We received an overwhelming amount of comments, so we took a few of the good ones and had our team answer them. Next week during the DL Show, we will take a few more questions and answer those live as well. So, if you don’t see your question down below, keep your head up.
This week it seems to be all about the Nexus 5 vs. the Moto X. It’s a good question, and each device has its ups and downs. And naturally, with Christmas coming up, folks want to know what we have on our wish list. Let’s get to it!
As a reminder – T is Tim, R is Ron and E is Eric.
Nexus 5 or Moto X? Why?
T: Sorry, Nexus, but think I’d have to go for the Moto X. The Moto X has a much more consistent battery experience, and even though the camera is still not very good on Moto devices, I could get used to it. The Nexus 5 is all over the place in terms of battery and camera, and those are the two big factors for me. Kit Kat isn’t such a big deal at this point, since we know it’s coming extremely soon to the X. So, in short, Moto X. Plus, it’s so damn sexy with that dimple.
R: I personally like the look of the X more, especially since you can customize it. If you’re on a career that let’s you use a Nexus and you’re debating between the two the only questions are: do you like the look of one over the other and do you care about the specs? If you’re even considering the X then you probably don’t care about specs, so it’s all about the look of the phone (and maybe some of Moto’s custom software).
E: Moto X just because I already own one and will own it for the next 2 years! Just kidding. If I had to put a mobile device on my christmas list it would be the Nexus 5. I don’t need to root or ROM my Moto X to make it run better like you used to have to do with almost all Android phones. That’s why I want the N5, for doing developer flashing, booting and having fun with Android without having to worry about ruining my phone.
Now that you are on the Nexus 5, what do you miss most about the Moto X?
T: There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t wish the Nexus 5 had an Active Display and Touchless Control. I miss the Active Display by far more than any other feature though. It’s perfect.
If you had to choose a Verizon phone, which would it be?
T: If I seriously had to choose just one, I’d probably opt for the LG G2. It’s a beasty device, with awesome performance, a superior camera experience, great battery life, and the display is stunning. The G2 is a good phone.
R: If I were getting a new Android phone on Verizon I would pick the Moto X. Second choice would be the One, then the S4.
E: I know the “Moto X Money” joke is getting pretty old, but why wouldn’t you get the Moto X at this point? It’s either $ 99 or $ 49 dollars and you have MotoMaker now which is one of the coolest things to happen to mobile in a long time. The only thing you could still be waiting for are those wood backs.
What is on your Christmas wish list for the year?
T: A case of Great White from Lost Coast Brewery and a gift card to Burger King. Do work, Whopper!
R: I have a lot of wants, but nothing I can afford. I’m very happy with what I have right now. If money were not an issue I would probably enjoy getting a ton of comics on Comixology the most. There’s a lot of new Batman for me to catch up on.
E: Let’s see here. FitBit Force, Pacers ticket packages, Gunnar computer glasses (staring at screens all day is quite taxing on my eyes), a new Chrome bag, Moto X Dock, NBA 2K14, Madden 25 and Battlefield 4. There’s some other stuff, but those are the highlights.
What are the first five apps you install on Android devices?
T: Instagram, Snapchat, Candy Crush, Twitter, and Google Voice.
R: Nova, Tweetings, Tumblr, Instagram, and Evernote.
E: Twitter, Cerberus theft protection, Doodle Jump, Instagram, and SwiftKey.
As time has passed, which OEM do you prefer the most?
T: That’s a good question, but I will have to go with Motorola – “A Google Company.” Moto has been turning things around for themselves since the acquisition, and I love that. They show a lot of promise, and I truly feel that we will see some great products coming from them in the near future.
R: That’s a tough decision. I’ve been an HTC fan for a long time, but I don’t know how long they’ll last. Gun to my head, I like Motorola’s latest design stuff the most.
E: It’s hard to pick just one because they each do something different so well. We all have history with Motorola and the Moto X is just awesome, but the HTC One is a great phone and Samsung did a (half) decent job with the G-Nex, so I gotta respect them as well. Don’t make me choose! (Editor’s Note: Clearly he won’t be receiving a check from Moto this month. LOL)
Do you assume you assume we can ever see a Moto Nexus tool?
T: I believe 2014 might be the yr of the Motorola Nexus. We’ve had two from Samsung, two from LG, so now it’s both HTC or Moto’s flip to step it up and convey what they may be able to provide. If the 2014 flagship from Motorola is fantastic, I believe the probabilities of it being was a Nexus are slightly excellent. However after all, nothing is validated.
R: I feel it’s conceivable, however needless. The X is beautiful with regards to a Nexus. I feel we’ll proceed to peer identical work from Motorola, so it makes extra feel for Google to keep away from suspicion by means of selecting an organization they personal for Nexus.
E: Most certainly now not. As a lot as we’d all like it, Google appears beautiful adamant about their “firewall” between respectable Google and Motorola in order that they don’t play favorites.
Do you see curved shows being mainstream and marketable?
T: Marketable, in fact. Mainstream? Meh, no longer reasonably but. Unless firms can in fact show some extent to shoppers that they’re vital and treasured to on a regular basis use, I don’t see many customers wanting/looking them. I imply, we aren’t actually seeing anything else of authentic worth coming from them. Up to now, it’s only a d*** measuring contest between Samsung and LG.
R: The rest is that you can imagine. I feel curves shows are nonetheless extra about aesthetics at this level. Perhaps if an OEM finds a compelling explanation for them then they would possibly grow to be mainstream, however I additionally idea large telephones have been ridiculous and have a look at the market now.
E: Now not truly. It looks as if the newest characteristic that corporations might slap collectively right into a cellular instrument to make it new and completely different, then try to push some gadgets out of the door. The “therapeutic” backplate of the G Flex then again is undoubtedly one thing that I would really like to look in additional telephones going ahead. Or as a minimum analysis into that stuff.
What do you call to mind Marshall Mathers LP2?
T: It’s surely a step in the fitting path for old-fashioned Eminem lovers. He’s bringing a few of that violent conduct again, however he’s simply now not the identical as he as soon as used to be. I’m sorry, however unless you are taking Rihanna off of your singles, I don’t care about it. That’s simply me, although.
What would you quite be – a well-known actor, singer, or author?
T: Oh, a well-known singer/rockstar all day on a regular basis. I prefer to birthday party exhausting.
R: I’ve executed slightly of the whole lot prior to now. I actually don’t need reputation as so much as I wish to put out merchandise which can be neatly made, be that writing, appearing, or singing. The most important component of my free time presently goes to best my church in worship on Sundays, so I suppose it’s essential to say being a just right worship chief is what I might slightly be if I needed to selected one vocation.
E: I already am a well-known creator and also you all are my loving readers.