Delicate lady-hands too small for giant Moto X

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Two days ago I replaced my old Nexus 5 with Moto X. I love the phone, but it's absolutely HUGE! It sounds ridiculous but it's really built for man hands, it's awkward to use and hold and I'm worried I'm going to drop it because I can't comfortably use it with one hand. Will Koodo let me exchange it? 
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Madeleine,

As long as there are no scratches or any signs of damage at all, you have 15 days to bring the phone back to the shop you got it at and they will help you pick out a new one!
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Be warned that most of the smaller devices these days also compromise on specs, as most people want bigger screens.

If you're looking to upgrade with Koodo to a more powerful device but with a smaller footprint, the only other comparable devices in the Moto X Play's price range with smaller dimensions are the HTC M8 (recommend by myself, I loved that phone) and the Galaxy S5 Neo. Everything else is either iPhone or high end Samsung like the S6/Edge, which are all $600+. If you have the money to spare, go for those, as you'll get the best experience.

There's also a great option with the OnePlus X. It's got slightly bumped up specs from the Nexus 5 but it's only a 5" screen in a very small aluminum frame. It's a lot of phone for the price point. Ivan has one and has really enjoyed it. The only disadvantage is there's no Tab option with this since it's only sold unlocked directly from OnePlus and you'll need an invite from someone. It's worth looking at, though:

https://oneplus.net/ca_en/x


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You forgot the Moto G. It's 250 and an excellent phone for the price. I would only watch out for if 8GB is enough for the OP...it's about 5.5GB free. There's an SD slot at least so it's more of a concern for apps than anything else. And I strongly sugest against the S5 Neo. I'd sooner get the Nexus 5P given it's somewhat cheaper for muuch better specs and about the same size. Although I see that it's 150 more now than the S5 Neo via Koodo.

The 5X is 430 CAD at Google Play Store and I would suggest it over the OnePlus X...especially if you still get dinged for duties getting a oneplus phone.
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1. The Moto G is a great value buy, sure, but it's a lower end model than both the Moto X Play and even the Nexus 5 she's coming from. If it was the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant then an argument could be made for it but as it stands, I would not recommend it when compared to mid range models.

2. Yes that's why I mentioned price. I think you're confused though. There's only the 5X and the 6P. Koodo has overpriced the 5X compared to getting it from Google. I would go that route instead. I have the 6P and love it but it's even bigger than the X Play, which she's complaining about the size, so I didn't recommend it.

3. That's a fair point. I forgot about the price drop. I'd go with the 5X from Google too, the only nitpick being the lack of microsd slot (I don't know how important this is to OP).
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It is, but I still see no reason not to recommend it for someone that doesn't make intensive use of multitasking regularly. I grabbed the Moto G 1st gen when it first came out on Koodo and it's still going strong as my father's phone. Ah the days of it being 150 bucks instead of 250. Yeah too bad the 2/16GB variant isn't sold in Canada.

I meant to say 5X, not 5P (not typo of 6P).

Lack of SD is a dealbreaker for me for anything below 32GB personally. No idea for OP.

I would like to add there's also the Sony Z Compact series. The scree size is usually 4.6" and aside from the 720p resolution screens, the specs are flagship level generally. There's also the Sony Xperia Aqua M4 which is usually 300 brand new and a 5" screen phone.

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