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lemonhead said:   I was contemplating getting the moto G, is there any reason I should choose this X instead?
  I decided to go with the X (Developer Edition) and return my G. Main reason for me is that I'd like to be able to wifi tether using a 4G connection. I could root the G and tether, but be limited to 3G speeds. Plus, it seems like everyone is very happy with the X. It's a tough call, but you do get a much better phone for the extra $200 that you'd spend over a Verizon Prepaid version of the Moto G. 32GB of internal storage vs. 8GB is a big factor too.

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1cheapsk8 said:   I'm guessing the unlocked version is going to be $349.99 since the non sale $349.99 is only on the no contract Republic Wireless one. If unlocked was $299.99 I'd be very tempted!
  Looks like I was wrong. The UNLOCKED version is $299.99. Buying one for the wife for Mother's Day! Best used price I could find off of Craigslist was $250. Well worth the extra money to personalize it.

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I want to replace my GF's Verizon iPhone 4S with the Moto X, but she's not convinced yet to leave the Apple family. Figured if I get the Verizon model she can swap to it, try it, and if she's ok with it, then I can also put her on a much cheaper TMobile plan since the GSM side of the Verizon phone is unlocked. It might not have LTE, but does it otherwise work OK?

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pitflyer said:   I want to replace my GF's Verizon iPhone 4S with the Moto X, but she's not convinced yet to leave the Apple family. Figured if I get the Verizon model she can swap to it, try it, and if she's ok with it, then I can also put her on a much cheaper TMobile plan since the GSM side of the Verizon phone is unlocked. It might not have LTE, but does it otherwise work OK?
  I think that should work, there's a good thread on XDA that has more detail. You might also consider a Straight Talk plan, ~$45/mo for unlimited talk/text and 2.5GB of data. Works great and what I'd be using if I didn't have an unlimited plan with Verizon.

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well, I really liked this phone for the one week I had it. First time I dropped it 30 cm onto the floor, the screen shattered. It was in a case. Motorola deemed it too broken to fix and would not even take my money to fix it....

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raiderj said:   
lemonhead said:   I was contemplating getting the moto G, is there any reason I should choose this X instead?
  I decided to go with the X (Developer Edition) and return my G. Main reason for me is that I'd like to be able to wifi tether using a 4G connection. I could root the G and tether, but be limited to 3G speeds. Plus, it seems like everyone is very happy with the X. It's a tough call, but you do get a much better phone for the extra $200 that you'd spend over a Verizon Prepaid version of the Moto G. 32GB of internal storage vs. 8GB is a big factor too.

  but the 4G tether would only be if you chose the 4G plan...correct? I don't need blinding speeds to download, 3G will (and does) do me just fine - 
I'm trying to justify the G at $149 - saying that I'll have it paid for in 6 months by basing the plan i want and the phone as compared to my current Tmo $47ish plan .  I hate to "pay" for devices for 2 years when they go outdated in 1!  if the moto G goes outdated in 1 year, I'll still be ahead after a year, but with the base X It will be paid for after a 1 year, thus not really saving me any true money over my TMO plan - it's all about the bottom dollar for me I guess, and I like to be able to switch devices when I want (and that $300 pill would be hard to swallow every year or 18 months or whatever!
OK, done rambling - anyone else got any input on why the X TRULY is better than the G? (especially since i'm only coming from a GS2!!!!

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No Microsd = fail.

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lemonhead said:   
raiderj said:   
lemonhead said:   I was contemplating getting the moto G, is there any reason I should choose this X instead?
  I decided to go with the X (Developer Edition) and return my G. Main reason for me is that I'd like to be able to wifi tether using a 4G connection. I could root the G and tether, but be limited to 3G speeds. Plus, it seems like everyone is very happy with the X. It's a tough call, but you do get a much better phone for the extra $200 that you'd spend over a Verizon Prepaid version of the Moto G. 32GB of internal storage vs. 8GB is a big factor too.

  but the 4G tether would only be if you chose the 4G plan...correct? I don't need blinding speeds to download, 3G will (and does) do me just fine - 
I'm trying to justify the G at $149 - saying that I'll have it paid for in 6 months by basing the plan i want and the phone as compared to my current Tmo $47ish plan .  I hate to "pay" for devices for 2 years when they go outdated in 1!  if the moto G goes outdated in 1 year, I'll still be ahead after a year, but with the base X It will be paid for after a 1 year, thus not really saving me any true money over my TMO plan - it's all about the bottom dollar for me I guess, and I like to be able to switch devices when I want (and that $300 pill would be hard to swallow every year or 18 months or whatever!
OK, done rambling - anyone else got any input on why the X TRULY is better than the G? (especially since i'm only coming from a GS2!!!!

  My data plan is the Verizon unlimited one that I was grandfathered into, so whether I get 3G or 4G is based on my phone's hardware. The G is limited to 3G, which is why I'd have to get the X if I wanted 4G.

All said, the Moto G is a fantastic phone, especially considering the price. From a value perspective, I do think the G is the better way to go.

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lemonhead said:   I was contemplating getting the moto G, is there any reason I should choose this X instead?
  I have the G and don't like it.  The screen is too small, the processor is too slow and it doesn't have many advanced features built into it.  I will sell you my unlocked on for $100 and go buy the X.  I've got the 16GB version and it doesn't have near enough memory.  I really wish that I had gotten the 32 GB X

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