Last Updated: 17 May 2019

Motorola X4 Android One Edition Factory Unlocked Phone 5 2 Screen 32GB Sterling Blue PA8S0025US

Last Updated: 17 May 2019
7.8
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
139
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16 MP
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Full HD 1080p
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2.2 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Octa Core
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Review Summary - 120 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Software Platform
 40
updates, google, phone, apps, android pie
+83%
-18%
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" ...  Fantastic Android for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice to have Android one for a non flagship phone at least I know (hope) security updates will remain consistent and continual which was my main reason for wanting an Android one phone. ... - Android one supported, running 9.0 with all the current security updates as of this review  ...  "
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" ...  So far the X4 messaging app has been fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs the latest Android version.  ...  "
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" ...  Took couple hours to complete update to the latest android pie. ... The only missing feature from android one edition is the one touch navigation.  ...  "
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" ...  Besides the battery features are great Motorola is now google so it's just like pixel phones.  ...  "
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" ...  - worked fine with Android oreo 8.0 factory ... - I applied every android update/patch I was notified: virtually every day a new one popped up .  ...  "
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" ...  It is running Android Pie and i have noticed no lags whatsoever. ... I will unlock the bootloader and install third party ROMs to jazz it a bit.  ...  "
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Price
 31
phone, money, value, worth, point
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Can't beat the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This was $349 in stores, but I paid half that.  ...  "
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" ...  I figured the $199 was worth the upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a pretty good phone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good phone for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price it is a great phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I do recommend getting said model even if the price is $50 more. ... but for this price it absolutely can be.  ...  "
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" ...  If you have the extra money, purchase the 64GB version of this phone.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 30
phones, love, really, new, motorola
+80%
-20%
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" ...  it won't do some things as well as a Galaxy device or Pixel.  ...  "
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" ...  Besides that solid phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy using this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone replaces my wife's G4.  ...  "
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" ...  First off, I'm a huge fan of Motorola phones.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the phone. ... It’s actually my first smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  My friends who bought iPhone X's for $1000 brag about their phones, until I tell them I paid $150 for mine :-)  ...  "
Battery Life
 27
battery life, day, life, moto, lasts
+93%
-7%
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" ...  BEST BATTERY LIFE EVER I probably spend like 3-6 hours on my phone daily as well you could skip a day without charging.  ...  "
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" ...  I do a lot of hiking and the great camera and long battery life are big pluses.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery is great and you can go up to two days between charges if you are not watching a bunch of videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is excellent for my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know if it was older or what but this new phone lasts all day!  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is about the same as my Moto G6, which by the way is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is pretty good, I'd expect a full day's use on a single charge. ... Went from 20% to fully charged in little over an hour.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is tough to kill and lasts 8+ hours easily with constant use  ...  "
Charging
 21
charges, fast, charge, battery, phone
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  The USB-C is nice, faster charging.  ...  "
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" ...  If this phone was made by Samsung, they probably would charge about $500.00 Dollars for it.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery is great and you can go up to two days between charges if you are not watching a bunch of videos. ... It charges quickly with the included turbo charger.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is very good, the phone charges very quickly as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like the larger charging port on the X4.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was great outside of the crappy battery life and being built around a micro USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  BEST BATTERY LIFE EVER I probably spend like 3-6 hours on my phone daily as well you could skip a day without charging.  ...  "
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" ...  Usually I can go two days without charging-considering I am not a heavy user this seems to be fairly good.  ...  "
Camera
 18
rear, phone, dual, cameras, pictures
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  OK camera, works well and nice interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of pics come out grainy.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is decent but ten again i was not expecting much from a $150 phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera seems to take good pictures and the reaction time of the phone seems very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is not as bad as some reviews indicate but it's not great either.  ...  "
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" ...  - Actual flash on the forward facing camera  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice cameras especially 8f you're into selfies. ... 16mp selfie camera (w/flash )and 12mp rear with dual 8mp camera is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the dual cameras. ... Rear camera quality is a big step up from the MOTO G5 plus.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 16
battery life, loud, g7, bright, black
+69%
-31%
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" ...  The screen resolution works great with maps and photos.  ...  "
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" ...  It has good battery life and the screen qualty is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's solidly built, the screen looks great and its fast and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though the screen is smaller than the G7 and very slightly smaller than the G4, the display is very sharp. ... It is very light and I do prefer this 16:9 format screen than the elongated new phones like the G7.  ...  "
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" ...  Despite the small screen which I'm used to, it is quick and it it absolutely beautiful.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have expensive Samsung and Pixels.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is nice and the phone is not too big or bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels like a budget Pixel phone.  ...  "
Apps
 14
google, app, running, notification, messaging
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I mainly use this for web browsing, instagram, podcasts, youtube, reddit, and other various apps all of which run very smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone was easy for a total noob to get up and running and fooling around with apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Transferring contacts, data, etc from your old phone is relatively easy if you use Google.  ...  "
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" ...  So far the X4 messaging app has been fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The near stock Android and the fact that it works so seem less with my work computer is key.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to get up and running---though it took me all day to download all the software updates.  ...  "
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" ...  MOTO X4 transferred all apps and data seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great phone, I just wish I could have the home button nav and no persistent Google banner.  ...  "
Overall performance
 14
still, speed, phone, use, smooth
+100%
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" ...  Phone has a 2.2GHZ processor.  ...  "
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" ...  A little faster processor than my Moto G6.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this phone over the new moto g7 which just came out because it was $100 less, still has a very fast processor, and has that upper middle class of phone build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs stock 9.0 very well, no hiccups or slowdown thus far.  ...  "
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" ...  Same phone, more storage, faster processor.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, lots of memory, fast and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  It does run smooth & speed is still surprising me.  ...  "
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" ...  It was responsive and quick.  ...  "
Memory
 11
ram, phone, memory, 64, gb
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Plenty of storage.  ...  "
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" ...  The 64 GB version has 47 GB available and 4 GB of ram, making multi-tasking easier and having the phone be a tad more future proof.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted to get a phone that was faster than my 2gb ram moto g6 play. ... Expandable storage or 128gb minimum non expandable ... Then I discovered that amazing, best buy even Motorola couldn't tell me if it's 64 4gb or 3gb ram .  ...  "
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" ...  I also don't need more than 32GB but if you take photos and video, more memory would be necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  Android One version 64 gig 4 gig ram. ... The phone is faster and has more storage.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the 4gb ram and 64gb storage.  ...  "
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" ...  More storage, More Memory and we move to the USB C cables like other modern phones.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I needed 64g memory I don't really have to worry about my phone running plus it looks amazing with the Stirling blue glass  ...  "
Product Reliability
 10
3, update, months, year, working
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It has never happened again and I could never figure out why that happened.  ...  "
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" ...  It's only been a few days but so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  3 months on, really impressed.  ...  "
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" ...  So, I haven't owned a cell phone in almost ten years.  ...  "
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" ...  By the time we got home, the phone was working.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll report back on durability and reliability in a couple of months.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 9
finger print, fingerprint sensor, scanner, reader, front
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Fingerprint reader is super convenient and secure.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a fingerprint reader and it does NFC (SmartPay).  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fingerprint reader.  ...  "
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" ...  The finger print scanner is a nice bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  Fingerprint unlock is great and works with a few other apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Finger-print reader is really handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Fingerprint sensor is fast I feel.  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
dropped, case, slippery, maybe, working
+75%
-25%
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" ...  very efficient build.  ...  "
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" ...  Build quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  By far the most slippery phone I've handled. ... Maybe it's the nano coating, but I dropped within hours of receiving. ... It fell roughly 3 feet to a porcelain basin and hit hard .  ...  "
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" ...  Love the metal case and great camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Material is top notch.  ...  "
Features
 7
well, night, feature, price, point
+86%
-14%
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" ...  All of the features we need.  ...  "
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" ...  The night mode feature is nice as well, taking away the blue light at night.  ...  "
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" ...  The night feature and the well being feature.  ...  "
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" ...  While it has all the 'features' of a flagship, just don't expect it to be as good.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I am very happy with this phone and at this price point, you really can't find a better phone with these features.  ...  "
Ports
 7
port, charging, phone, cable, storage
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Get a 3rd party cable from Anker to help with that.  ...  "
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" ...  gotta have it's own plug.  ...  "
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" ...  More storage, More Memory and we move to the USB C cables like other modern phones.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone was great outside of the crappy battery life and being built around a micro USB port.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like the larger charging port on the X4.  ...  "
Design
 7
beautiful, design
+100%
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" ...  Loving this phone, especially in the eye catching sterling colour.  ...  "
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" ...  Firstly: A beautiful design and incredibly solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone looks fantastic!  ...  "
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" ...  Material is top notch.  ...  "
Call quality
 6
call, quality, loud, hear, echo
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I always missed incoming calls because I can’t hear the volume.  ...  "
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" ...  On calls, other party hears loud echo when the X4 is on speakerphone or headset--not fixable through any settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Calls going to vm and i have yet to see how to download the proper app which shows vm on the phone.  ...  "
Size
 6
phone
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The size is just right.  ...  "
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" ...  Size and weight of phone feels good in my hands.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect for fitting in my pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Shape and size is perfect.  ...  "
Setup
 5
easy, get, updates, software updates, running
+100%
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" ...  There are a lot of updates to install when you first get it setup, but I consider that a good thing and that means things are getting worked out usually for the better.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds your hand through setup-the Republic Wireless sim card was easy to install-I was able to get it fully updated and connected with my cell service in less than an hour.  ...  "
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" ...  I will unlock the bootloader and install third party ROMs to jazz it a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  been using Motorola phones since the beginning extremely reliable easy to navigate have dropped some of them dozens of times never broke  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to get up and running---though it took me all day to download all the software updates.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
sounds, phone, loud, another, speakers
+100%
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" ...  Sound is solid.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is faces forward and is plenty loud.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sounds nice and loud as well!  ...  "
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" ...  That sounds great to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Dual front facing speakers ... Did have a good DAC, actually amazing DAC.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
glass, phone, gorilla, dropped, black
+20%
-80%
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" ...  Now the screen isn't completely usable, due to a back arrow and a home button in a black banner at the bottom of the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The back of the phone is made of fragile glass which broke with a minor drop.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is NOT receptive.  ...  "
Night Photography
 5
light, camera, well, really, night
+60%
-40%
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" ...  The night mode feature is nice as well, taking away the blue light at night.  ...  "
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" ...  While the stock cameras produce 'okay' results, the GCMod5 camera is way better in low light.  ...  "
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" ...  Took some Moon shots the other night using the time lapse option and it worked really well for a camera on a phone.  ...  "
SIM
 5
card, worked, phone, get, verizon
+60%
-40%
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" ...  My husband set up the phone, and then we stopped by the store to get our free sim card.  ...  "
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" ...  Waiting for the new ZTE Axon phone to be released and hoping it has dual sim like the 7 does.  ...  "
Fit
 5
need a case, slippery, recommend, need, case
+100%
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" ...  - Dual camera on the back, though there is a bezel that sticks out so you probably need a case to cover that  ...  "
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" ...  The fit and finish on these phones is just impressive.  ...  "
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" ...  The point- as beautiful as the phone is you will need a case just to hold on to it.  ...  "
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" ...  i like this phone alot it has more space that i need and it does more than my last phone i recommend this seller  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
use, still, spec, fast
+100%
comment
" ...  easy to use and spec for spec you will NEVER find a deal like this anywhere else.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice user interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy, and kudos to Motorola for making it easier than usual.  ...  "
Controls
 4
button navigation, available, unlock, screen, phone
-100%
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" ...  You had to unlock it with a push of the power button and then swipe up to unlock it before it would listen for "OK Google"  ...  "
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" ...  The biggest complaint that I have is the home button navigation is not available for this model . ... Now the screen isn't completely usable, due to a back arrow and a home button in a black banner at the bottom of the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Also i was really used to the one button navigation on my moto g5 plus, but it is not available on this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Also i was really used to the one button navigation on my moto g5 plus, but it is not available on this phone.  ...  "
Storage
 4
sd card, save, photos, memory, apps
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I also don't need more than 32GB but if you take photos and video, more memory would be necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  You can save photos, videos and music on the SD card but keep in mind that many apps (like music players) will hold the data so it may also count against your internal memory.  ...  "
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" ...  Expandable storage or 128gb minimum non expandable  ...  "
Volume
 4
loud, volume, sounds, phone, enough
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The speaker is faces forward and is plenty loud.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker is pretty good for a phone, loud enough for listening while int he bathroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker sounds nice and loud as well!  ...  "
Returns
 4
amazon
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  I cannot even return it because I lost the original box.  ...  "
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" ...  Only good thing is that it happened during the return period from Amazon.  ...  "
Marketplace
 4
big, return, amazon
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  No big deal. ... Again, no big deal.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Thank you Amazon for fast and safe shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of pics come out grainy.  ...  "
Wifi
 4
however, calling, like
+50%
-50%
Network
 4
phone, however
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Where my previous phone had coverage, this one does not.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I have ordered another one for my son.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My kids have expensive Samsung and Pixels.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this a present for my daughter.  ...  "
Lens
 3
wide, angle, rear, looks, like
+67%
-33%

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Specifications

Performance
Processor Clock:  2.2 GHz
Processor Type:  Octa Core 
Camera
Secondary Camera:  16 MP
Memory
Memory:  3072 GB
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
16 MP
SECONDARY CAMERA
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
2.2 GHz
PROCESSOR CLOCK
Octa Core
PROCESSOR TYPE