I used Moto x for 3 yrs till 2016, after that switched to couple of new generation phones due to battery issues.
Recently my latest phone broke and pulled out my old Moto x.
It works like a charm. Now I realize the beauty of Moto x. So compact and perfect..Love the AMOLED display.. My flagships seem like a ugly duckling in front of it..
If Google or Motorola can again release the same MotoX again with better battery and RAM, I would blindly buy it for any price..
Bought my Moto-X (XT1058) in December 2013. As others have pointed out, this was perhaps the "perfect" smartphone design for ergonomics. Great feel and control in the hand. Button placement is great. Screen is nice and bright. For its day it was a top of the line performer. It is now July 2018 and I've officially retired the Moto-X 1st Gen. and am now using the New Moto-G6 Play. I prefer the (2013) for a few reasons, but it does have it's drawbacks.
First however, I must point out why I have upgraded. The USB charging started to get a bit wonky about 2 weeks ago. As it got progressively worse, the USB Data connections also began to deteriorate. Finally, 3 days ago, USB data died altogether, and USB charging was extremely finicky, requiring a reboot in order to take a charge. After 4.5 years, can we really complain? I've never had a cell phone or smart phone last over 2 years until this Moto-X. I say that's a great testament to the phone. Perhaps it is a battery issue... At some point I may get a replacement battery to test that theory, (although the battery is the original 2013 battery and has performed well over all, except when heavy gaming)...
Now the good: Fast processor for it's day still holds its own 4 years later. 32MB Ram was astounding in 2013 and is still respectable today. Main camera was very good in 2013 and is still ok by todays standards (capable of slo-mo, HD still and HD video). NFC Capable which puts this phone ahead of many others today, still! Small size, fits perfectly in hand or a pocket without poking out and looking ridiculous! Easy to service: Ive replaced the screen once (much easier than ANY iPhone!) and the battery is even easier to replace. The Moto-X 2013 (XT1058) is 4G compatible.
The bad: No SD slot! I ordered the 32GB version in 2013 because of this and I've thanked myself every day since. At 32 GB this phone is still competent today, but no SD slot was the worst aspect of this phone then, and now. No FM. There have been many times I wished I had FM, but the 2013 left it out. Reception is not as good as other phones. (Ive tested this side by side with same Carrier against an iPhone, and the iPhone always had better reception. Android stopped support for this Moto-X in 2016 with Lollipop 5.1... And finally, the USB charging and USB data connections began to deteriorate after 4 years and finally became nearly non-functional. (Although there may be a battery related cause to this... unknown)
All-in-all the XT1058 has been the best phone I've ever owned, without a doubt. We shall see how the Moto-G6 Play holds up.... I like the G6 Play, but I'm not expecting it to last more than a couple years!
Dev, 30 Apr 2018Where did u got ? And what is the priceIn Auckland, New Zealand. For about $189.00 NZD. Brand New and Factory Sealed.
The phone of the melinium if Nokia 3310 is something to remember in 2000's so should be lmotox for the 2010 melinium . It's a price of art with the best hardware of it's time still enough for Danny needs in 2018. Mine just died last week when it's screen broke to pieces and turned black though the system is still funtional . I wish someone can copy the design of this marvelous device and realise it again. Currently have Google pixel, though it's faster but it's uncomfortable to use even with two hands.
This is the best looking phone I ever had, im seriously thinking on get one from ebay
I'm currently using vodaphone 4g on this phone. And it works fine
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2018Are you running Android 5.1 or have you installed a custom rom? If so, which one? Have you e... moreI bought the device as 'new', directly from a Parallel Imported store. It was sealed in it's original and with manufacturer's packaging. As again, it works fine for daily use with a few stutters here and there. The latest Android Firmware Version in device is the official Lollipop 5.1; it is unable to upgrade higher than that.
Battery life is mostly okay (as being new), except for pressured usage where the percentage dips a lot. If it had the Qualcomm's QuickCharge 2.0 technology, I will have considered it the best smartphone in the world (Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset still handles N.F.S. Most Wanted & Real Drift Racing games quite well).
But..the compact screen size and one handed compatibility far outweigh the battery charging speed. :-)
VTPTT, 10 Apr 2018Almost five years clocked up for this device! It will be 5 years since first release in August... moreAre you running Android 5.1 or have you installed a custom rom? If so, which one? Have you ever had your battery replaced, or are you still using the same battery? Has battery life been good for you still?
What's your secret? :-)
Almost five years clocked up for this device! It will be 5 years since first release in August of this year. This phone is still functioning very smoothly as my daily driver; a smart downgrade from Moto X 2014 mainly due to it's screen size and one handed comfortability.
Truly of it's Kind - A Compact Device .
The original moto x had the perfect dimensions, a more hits than miss camera, an ok battery and a great display . If I could take it apart and upgrade the battery (even better if it was swappable). If someone make a phone like I just described I would buy two of them. It is a petty there is no phone like that on the market. Sony experia compact is the closest one to it better on some aspects but over all not good enough.
THE BEST SMART PHONE OF 2K13
Samsung S2,moto x,Samsung note 3,I phone 5s
Moto x 1st gen was my best phone but unfortunately it died
Competitions among smartphones were limited on those days so they concentrate on every new smart phone they built....they took time and energy to create marvelous phones like moto x....while moto X4 was a complete flop.
The 4th generation of X series which was developed by lenovo just ruined its series....I have also record lenovo phones and their hardware is just poor.
Moto x 1st gen:
#outstanding amoled 4.7 inch display(kind of bezel less)
#solid and sturdy performance
#few phones which had 4G on 2k13
# gorilla glass 3
#voice unlock feature
#best phone for rooting
#fair battery life
#back panel was easily breakable and scrachable
#no memory card slot
#not a dual sim phone
That's it...thanx guys for reading
Wish moto be built by google and not lenovo
I know this phone is dated but about 9mths ago I came across a seller who had some new ones of these for about £90...obviously old stock...but I bought one took it home. I ran all the updates that were easy to install and was so impressed with the phone I went back and bought the last one he had as a spare.
Now I know many of you will wonder why I didn't go for another up to date phone but I have to tell you this is everything I need. It's small enough to fit nicely in one hand, small enough to put in a suit jacket pocket without bulging and fast enough for my needs.
Having looked at the other versions of the Moto X this is still the best looking on they have released.
king, 11 Dec 2017i have moto x it drain battery fast plz give me a solutionChange your battery please
This state the art of engineering start aging, need X5 SD845, 4.7"-5.2" 18:9 lcd, dual spekers from rokr, 5000mah, curve back cover just like x ghost