Anyone with a keyboard can share an opinion, and here is one from a ZDNet blogger about his first impressions of the Moto X.
This one's for you, Dylan:
Summary: I've spent the weekend with the Moto X and keep grabbing my HTC One instead. The price is too high for a subsidized Android device with mid-range specs and plastic feel.
Full review: here
Like I've always said, your review is the only one that matters in the end.
I read the review. Some of my thoughts on it:
He complained about loose buttons; I wouldn't like that either but that could just be on the phone is has. He really likes his HTC one. I have never seen or held the HTC or the Moto x but I like the looks of both especially since the Moto managed to cram a large screen into a body smaller than the previous two Nexii.
He doesn't like the price for the specs. I've never seen a 1080P screen and most people like it especially if it is IPS or LCD. I have seen the screen on the Moto x cause I have one similar on my Galaxy Nexus although smaller. Screen is fine for me and I really think Moto went with the AMOLED screen because of the way you can turn one or two pixels on without lighting the entire screen, any other type of screen defeats the purpose of their new notification technique. He would prefer better processors. I have never used a phone with an S800 or Samsung's 8 core Octo thing but then again, there aren't any apps that actually require it to run and I don't have any apps that really need that much processor. I mean my phone runs games and stuff just fine so...? My iphone family member picks up the phone uses it and it works well( and yes it stutters sometimes but rarely) and doesn't even want to know about it's specs..the phone works well...all is good in Philly town.
It should be no surprise that this phone doesn't have the highest end specs, because early on Eric Schmidt said as much when he mentioned that there was too much attention paid to the specs of a phone and not enough paid to the overall experience. He or someone from Android mentioned that Google was working on optimising Android so that it could run well with lower processing requirements...Is this a future direction that OEMs will take?....No need for higher and higher power so why have it in our phones tearing into battery life? The review never compared the phones for performance which I think was a mistake since we have high end phones like some Galaxy S 4's lagging all over the place--talk about no excuses.
Even if Moto sold this phone to the carriers dirt cheap do you think they are going to sell it us for the same? To do so would mean that they would have to lower the price of feature phones and to do so would wreck their business cost model, and one thing for sure is that they don't care that much about consumers..they just want OUR money.
I am waiting for the reviews that show how well the phone performs against other higher spec'd phones, and since this reviewer is into specs I hope he includes benchmarks in this next review.