5 things that would've made the Moto X Style better

Yesterday, Motorola announced three new smartphones – the entry-level, bang-for-the-buck Moto G, the midrange Moto X Play, and its 2015 flagship – the Moto X Style. In typical Motorola spirit, all three handsets rock near-stock Android 5.1.1 and are quite aggressively priced – the Moto G's price-tag hovers around the $200 mark, depending on storage choice, while the Moto X Play and Moto X Style are expected to respectively cost around $300 and $400 once they hit the store shelves.

Now, in order to get to a lower price point, it is only natural that corners need to be cut. And while the Moto X Style certainly looks like an accomplished flagship by itself, comparing it to the more expensive representatives of the competition, we could see some things that are lacking. So, let's check out the 5 things that would've made the Moto X Style better.

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Moto X Style
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Had it been Sony, they would have easily packed a 4500+mAh battery in a phone that thick.

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

And it will last for a week

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Let's face it! There will always be something that is missing for someone or the other. No one will be satisfied. This write up is pretty pointless.

14. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

1 is bogus, that's subjective, not objective. Just like TV's bigger is better. 2 having fast charge capability, I'd rather plug in for now, until they can push out fast charge through wireless charging anytime soon, that is. 3 is rubbish. THEY MADE THE RIGHT MOVE , and didn't go with a SD810 ( aka portable heater ) chip. Good device, good price, decent enough SOC. 4. who cars about not having a fingerprint scanner? More things to go wrong, that are repetitive. Do you not have a password on your device? 5 agree with that one. Bigger is better.

19. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

If it was Sony it wouldn't work on Verizon and would have different specs on each carrier. Sony doesn't know how to make one phone for everyone.

3. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I agree with 4 and 5. Could care less about the others. I don't care THAT much about the fingerprint scanner, but the 3000mah battery worries me, especially with the 2K LCD screen and not AMOLED. USB Type C would have been nice as well.

6. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

i am not saying i hate usb type c neither wronging you , but do you think just for the sake of reversibilty they should sacrifice super fast turbo charging , we saw the oneplus 2 and now we know that usb type c is yet to be compatible with fast charging. i think it is better to keep the current usb until they can make usb type c fast charging compatible

8. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Just because the OnePlus 2 doesn't have quick charging, doesn't mean type C usb is not compatible with it. They could have put Type C and still had Motorola turbo charging.

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

USB type C port is used not the newest 3.1 standard, if they would have used both, they wouldn't have need turbo charging.

17. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Exactly, but USB c even at 2.1 standard is compatible with quickcharge.https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge/faq

10. CptPwn

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

I agree with 1 and 5, smaller screen AND bigger battery are key. But as we all know, your mileage may vary.

12. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

why couldn't they use usb 3.1 now ?? :( usb 2.0 has been used for quite long. its time to replace it

23. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I guess it's not ready yet.

27. stijnvbrummelen

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

I think that it does not support quick charging yet.

24. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014


25. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

I don't think its confirmed if its amoled or not.

4. khaldoon

Posts: 62; Member since: May 17, 2013

phonearena is seriously messed up. the oneplus 2 uses a snapdragon810 and they said on their article that they wish oneplus would have gone with another soc due to overheating issues , yet we see them here calling moto cheap ass " for the sake of saving money" when they used the 808 soc. for gods sake phonearena make up your mind . half of your news is BS and most of your leaks are inaccurate . your authors can make up their mind and many more things that are wrong with site !

13. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

may be it was different writers & tehy expressed their opinions on what SOC should be used

21. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

But still opinions should have a common ground coming from the same website. The authors should sit in a conference room (or a hangout call) and talk about what should be PA's opinion on hot topics such as SD810 (pun intended).

5. Matthew_in_Space

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Make that 6 things that would've made the Moto X Style better .. An AMOLED display! Jeez, what's the point now of a energy efficient Active Display

34. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Amoled is not the best shot. IPS is better becoz amoled is organic and it causes screen burn after all to every device after a time period. U can google. :)

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have not experienced it in any device that I've had for many years already. Not saying that it's not true, I'm simply saying that it's not relevant given that many people don't hold onto their phones long enough to ever experience it. If you can however produce a link to a youtube video showing this issue on a relevant phone then by all means, do share.

45. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah long period.. their color will slightly wrong after like 4-5 years or 10+ years for super amoled.. who care -_-

49. Matthew_in_Space

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Dude, since AMOLED was introduced I had many phones with this type of display. I never ever experienced any issue with "screen burn" or a deviation in colorization. Yes, the organic compounds used in AMOLED displays will degrade with use. But really, what is the life cycle of a phone nowadays? 1 to max 3 years? In this lifespan it's not relevant to be called an issue. Personally, after 2 years I'm bored with a phone and will look for a new one. A side note for your, please try to improve your English grammar, "becoz" this is silly,

50. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Alright, alright, alright! It's nearly a month later and I will admit that it is a relevant issue with AMOLED type displays. my 2 year old Moto X actually has image burn with the on screen buttons. I just noticed it today for the first time when I opened up Google Play Books and the app filled the entire screen making the image burn of the Android buttons quite visible on the pure white pages of the app. While it is annoying, it is also something I haven't noticed until two years in and I doubt I will ever notice unless I am using the one specified app. I'm sure that the LCD of the new Moto X Style will look just fine and hopefully have little impact on the overall battery life. Doubt that you'll read this but I just had to share that I changed my mind and that you're right.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What about iPS? The only thing that concerns me apart from size is tft. Why is it tft? Hope phone arena does a pretty detailed review on the display!

47. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

TFT isn't always bad. The Galaxy Tab 4 apparently uses a TFT panel but it looks amazing.

48. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Educate me, I'm not familiar with TFT. I'm not overly fond of the LED tech in the new display, but the videos I've seen on youtube of people getting hands on time with the device makes it look really good.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Moto just pulled a Samsung, with the Styles battery.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I still think that 3000 mAh is a respectable size, but I wish they would have at least matched the Moto X Play battery seeing as the Style will cost more.

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