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I pulled out this comment I made on +Rado Medz post below about side-by-side comparisons of the new X vs the rest of the industry, based on everyone's kind feedback:
 
With the Moto X, Motorola has changed the paradigm of the mobile phone from raw specs to user experience.  It's about software, not just hardware.  The rest of the industry has not figured out how to catch up with this paradigm shift yet.  Thus, I feel it's really kind of impossible to compare other phones to what any of the Moto X units have to offer, yet.  It's kind of like comparing apples (pun intended) and airplanes.  +Punit Soni  made the comment on a new Moto X comparison review yesterday - the rest of the industry doesn't know how to quantify their phones against the software that Motorola is developing for the Moto X yet - they can't - they are relying on Android and applying bloatware, not developing software that changes how mobile phones are actually used.

Your Classic Moto X can still do things that Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, and the others still can't do in their next gen phones.  If you compare them all up against the new X, they may look better in a line-by-line spec sheet (like PhoneArena), but they still don't provide the user experience of even our year old units.  Thus, the kind of comparison you asked for is really kind of irrelevant.
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Gizmodo: The NSA Has Impersonated Facebook To Spread Malware. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9JOY5Bk
So the NSA is spying on you. You've known that for quite some time now. What you might not know much about is exactly how they're doing, and a new report from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald offers up some pretty grizzly details about the agency's worldwide, automated malware network.
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Gizmodo: Genius Microscope Made From Folded Paper Could Help Fight Malaria. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwt5-tkAk
The light microscope changed science and medicine forever, but in the 400-plus years since it was invented, this crucial piece of equipment has gotten pretty expensive and fragile. Manu Prakash and his team have designed a brilliant solution--an origami microscope that costs less than 50 cents to make.
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Gizmodo: No, Vaccines Don't Cause Autism. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8b3miBk
In 1998, there was a groundbreaking study telling parents that their children were at risk of getting autism from vaccines. Parents everywhere collectively gasped. After all, they had been told for years vaccines were the best way to prevent any number of unwanted diseases. Now they find out the very treatment they thought was making their children better could potentially result in devastating consequences, at least in the case of low-functionin...
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After a day of work yesterday, I'm headed to the Big Apple to see the sights. Let's hope its a good experience.
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The Verge: Russia blocks opposition websites amid heightened tensions in Ukraine. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwl6CVmQk
The Russian government this week blocked access to prominent websites that have been critical of President Vladimir Putin, amid heightened tensions in neighboring Ukraine. As Reuters reports, the...
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Gizmodo: Conan Explains Bitcoin Once and For All. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvYG43hk
We have endeavored time and again to explain Bitcoin, but do any of you really understand it? It doesn't help that the mysterious digital currency keeps disappearing. Thankfully, here's a Conan O'Brien bit to set the record straight once and for all.
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The Verge: Inventor of the web marks its 25th anniversary by calling for net neutrality. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwxc-Z4hk
On March 12th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee put forth a proposal to make information sharing possible over computers, using nodes and links to create a "web" that would eventually stretch worldwide...
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The land of Yoda is apparently making chocolates. #maytheforcebewithyou
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The Villa was a good place to stay in Manitou Springs. It is easily within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in historic Manitou which saves you in parking fees. The room was clean and the staff were very friendly. Easy access right off the highway. I would stay here again.
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