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Nexus 5x or Moto X Pure - Quick!

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by Scrumhalf, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Bronze Senior Member
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    Nexus 5X @$199 or Moto X Pure at $299. Is the Pure worth $100 more? I'm tempted but $199 for the 5X seems like a steal. This is with Fi.

    Let me know. Got to pull the trigger in the next 24 hours! :D
     
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  2. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    I vote 5X
     
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  3. Scrumhalf

    Scrumhalf Bronze Senior Member
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    That's how I'm leaning. I can also see how got Fi is around here
     
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  4. Scrumhalf

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    Deed is done. Phone is on its way. Hope the damn Fi works! :D
     
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    I've no experience with Fi, first, second or even third-hand, so all I can offer is to keep my fingers crossed for you! :) And you know, if it doesn't you just put a different SIM in :)
     
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    Scrumhalf, like dmapr I have absolutely no experience with Fi, so please let us know how it works for you.

    Have fun with your new toy.


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  7. QLR

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    Congrats. I'd lean with 5x also... Never know where Motorola's head is at. And also, why not experience completely vanilla Android?

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    palandri Former Palm Guy

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    How did you find the 5X for $199?
     
  9. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    @palandri: I can't say for sure how scrumhalf found it, but there are two websites that typically are on top of all "deal of the day" sales. I saw the Moto deal on one of these:
    http://www.androidpolice.com/
    http://www.androidcentral.com/

    In fact, today's outrageously outlandishly fantabulous sale was the Sandisk 200GB MicroSD. It was only $59. (wow!!!!) Unfortunately, I don't need it and now the sale has expired.
    http://www.androidcentral.com/grab-sandisks-200gb-microsd-card-its-lowest-price-yet-59-amazon
     
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    palandri Former Palm Guy

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    I watch prices, but I have never seen the 5X go down to $199. The lowest price I have seen is $299.
     
  11. viewfly

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    Have fun with it. Nothing beats having fun with a new phone.


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  12. QLR

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    The $199 price is conditioned on you signing up for 1 month of Google Fi service ($30 minimum)

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    Ordered this case for the 5X. I generally go naked (my phone, that is :D), but maybe I'm getting old, I dropped my Moto X a few times in the last couple of years and want to make sure I don't break this phone.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014RS5HBW
     
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    Wanted to report back on his things are going.

    The phone is great. Battery consumption is excellent. With moderate use, I can pretty much go from 7am to midnight without any issues. The fingerprint sensor is very good. Overall, I am very impressed with the 5X. It is also the right size for me, coming from the HTC One X and the Moto X 2nd Gen. Anything bigger than the 5X would be too unwieldy for me.

    Fi service is actually quite good. In the areas I have been, I have been mostly on TMobile. I don't think I've seen the phone connecting to a Sprint tower yet. I didn't have any issues with the quality of the WiFi calling. Data speeds were excellent. I got anywhere from 10Mbps to 50Mbps depending on location, which is not bad.

    But that being said, I think I am planning to port out of Fi. It will end up being more expensive for me to keep it because my wife and son are on an AT&T Mobile Share plan and it makes more sense for me to add a line to that plan.

    Bottom line for anyone considering Fi. If you are not on a shared plan and don't use a huge amount of cellular data, i.e. you can do most of your data downloads when on WiFi, then Fi is a great option. You pay $20 for unlimited voice/text and $10 per GB of data. The best part is that you only pay for the data you use, so if you have signed up for 2GB and only use $1.2GB, Google will refund $8. Which is really nice.

    The things I will miss are really inexpensive international calling, WiFi calling from abroad and same data roaming rates in many countries worldwide as in the US. I think that is really nice to anyone who travels abroad frequently.
     
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    I love the design of Moto X
     

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