Do you plan to buy any of Motorola's new smartphones (Moto X Style / Pure Edition, Moto X Play, Moto G)?

Do you plan to buy any of Motorola's new smartphones (Moto X Style / Pure Edition, Moto X Play, Moto G)?
Today was a big day for Motorola, as the company announced three new Android Lollipop handsets made for three different categories of users. We have the Moto X Style (which will be launched in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition), the Moto X Play (which, unfortunately, won't be released in the US at all), and the third-generation Moto G (which can already be bought in the US and other markets).

Unsurprisingly, the Moto X Style / Pure Edition is the flagship model, as it succeeds the Moto X (2014). The new handset is larger and more powerful than last year's Moto X, thanks to a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, and 3 GB of RAM. It will be released sometime this fall for prices starting at $399 (unlocked). You can take a closer look at the Moto X Style / Pure Edition by checking out our hands-on.

The Moto X Play only has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, while being powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor (this is an octa-core chipset, but it's not as capable as the Snapdragon 808). Perhaps the highlight feature of the Moto X Play is its 2-day-lasting 3630 mAh battery. The phone should be launched starting August in Canada, Latin America, and Europe, possibly costing around $300.

Finally, the Moto G (2015) is the cheapest of the bunch, costing $179.99 (1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space), or $219.99 (2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space). The new Moto G is water-resistant, sports a 5-inch 720p display, and offers LTE connectivity by default. It's powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and it's the first Moto G that can be customized via Moto Maker. Check out our Moto G (2015) hands-on for more.

We're curious to know if you intend to buy any of the three new Motorola handsets that were announced today. So feel free to vote in the poll below, and, if you want, leave a comment to tell us exactly which new Moto you're planning to get.

Do you plan to buy any of Motorola's three new smartphones?

Yes
66.89%
No
33.11%


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70 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Moto- X Style will be my next phone, but I don't have a clear decision about the colour or texture yet. There are lots of beautiful styles I can make. However, I wish it had the X Play battery

11. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Same as you man, but I'll purchase the pure edition. Its a budget nexus device almost.

33. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I'll buy Moto X mini (if they make one!) -_-'

73. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

There's a lot of things the MotoX got right, but there is the elephant in the room... or the fact that it's as huge as one! What were they thinking? While big devices are great there are those of us who want to stick to the 5 or under form factor and forgoing the QHD screen for better performance. I find the MotoX Play a more compelling device to be honest. If I get a moto phone from the current gen it will most likely be that one.

38. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Guys, why do you play these PhoneArena games? First, PhoneArena hypes the phone with 15 articles. Than they ask whether you want to buy it. Then they sell this information to Lenovo/Motorola to show how effective this website can work as a marketing channel. I didn't vote. I am concerned that we will get biased reviews in the future because it would be in the financial interest of PhoneArena to promote certain manufacturers.

42. emotionalextremist

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Sir . U are well aware by the tricks of PA . Well done for figuring this Maze of Hype and Advertisement :)

43. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Well, I definitely will vote..if there's something I learned from Motorola yesterday it's that they seem to be listening to what people are saying and this is one way of getting them to know it.. With the new moto X they barely touched the stuff that works..seems like every change was made purely by customer feedback. And I want to acknowledge that.

59. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

NEVER take part in a public poll of any kind, someone somewhere will manipulate the data and sell it off to someone else to use for something else to promote a what-cha-ma-do.

75. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

MOTO X PLAY here.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I would choose the Moto X Style over the One Plus 2 if given the choice because of the added external SD card. Too bad Moto does not sell phones in my country. Quite a by mummer when Lenovo phones are swarmed here.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I would say XPlay, but Snap615 is a little too modest for the title "▶". I get it they don't have a choice but I would've preferred mediatek's true octacore (forgot the model).

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I would have bought moto x pure/style, but I want something future proof and I can wait and don't need a new device right now.

6. GoogleUser101 unregistered

Honestly, the X Play and X Style (Pure Edition in the US) are phablets, not phones. And the new Moto G has the same processor as the Moto E. Not buying any of those!

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Phablets are phones...

25. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'm with ya! I like to use my phone one handed.

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I'd get the Play if my current phone were to be broken in the future.

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Im going to get Style or Moto G, Moto has done a great job w/this phone, affortable prices and I really love these designs.

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So, what is the price of the 64gb moto x? I gotta see reviews of the battery and camera first.

10. Arron12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Moto X 2015 Style is my next flagship phone.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

Very possible that I will recommend this phone to my family, but I'm stuck with the stylus so the Note 5 is for me.

13. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

As a Verizon customer it does not make sense to buy it outright. You will lose your $25 month to month discount if you do because the phone might not be white listed for their network. Surprisingly it's better to get a $600 phone on Edge ($25+$15=$40 per month with no money down) vs paying $40 monthly and $400 up front. The ideal situation is to have this phone on Edge but seeing that Motorola is not working with carriers it makes it a bad deal. If I could get the $25 discount it would be a no brainer.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That depends, we've got a share plan with unlimited data and a $20 promo discount per line (5 lines X $20 = $100 savings per month). And I've done the math, to have a plan with the same amount of data currently used collectively by the those on our plan it would cost us around $200 more than what we're paying now. By that math, with what we're saving we could afford to upgrade 4 times in a year (assuming a $600 phone) for what we'd pay on a newer plan.

30. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Think we're talking about different discounts. The discount I'm referring to is the $25 month to month if you don't have a phone under contract. You have to call Verizon directly and ask for this discount. It's only applicable if you have no contract or bring your own phone. The issue with the 2015 Moto X is that it may not be "whitel listed" as a valid Verizon phone thus not valid for the $25 month to month discount. Nexus 6 users ran into this same issue not long ago.

62. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I know which discount is being referred to. I wasn't responding to that, I was responding about the OP saying there's no reason to buy a phone like the Moto X outright, and for people in my situation there is. That's all I was saying.

60. Jam17

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Exactly! I'm so happy someone else sees this. I have my upgrade in a month, and using Edge/Device Payment I can get virtually any phone for $0 down and then play $25 a month to pay it off and my monthly charges will go down from my current contract. I don't have $400 sitting around to buy a Pure Edition outright. If I could get it through the carrier, this would be wonderful. But not all people can afford to purchase phones this way

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Moto X Play if it were in the U.S. I can't believe it, a Moto device not available in the U.S. The Play was the largest phone I was willing to buy, but I can't buy it, and I'm sure as hell not getting the Style. Galaxy S6 here I come.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The Moto Maxx from last year wasn't available in the US.

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It was, just under a different name, and it was a Verizon exclusive.

35. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait, the Play isn't available in the US? Why the bloody hell not?

37. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nope. I have no idea why, but Motorola said they have no plans on moving it into the States. "The Moto X Play will be available in 55 countries starting in August, a month ahead of the step-up Moto X Style. But there aren't any current plans for the X Play to be released in the US: instead, Motorola chose to emphasize the Moto X Style and Pure Edition, coming in September." People are guessing it'll be another Moto Maxx/Droid Turbo deal, but I don't like it. I really wanted to be able to buy one unlocked and have unified quick updates on Verizon like the Style has, not be stuck in a contract/payment plan with Verizon for 2 years with them blocking updates.

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