Motorola Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders go live tomorrow, prices start at $399.99

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders go live tomorrow, prices start at $399.99
Motorola just unveiled that customers in the US will be able to pre-order the Moto X Pure Edition starting tomorrow, September 2. As you may know, the Moto X Pure Edition is the same device that's sold outside of the US as the Moto X Style, and is Motorola's newest flagship smartphone.

Prices for the Moto X Pure Edition will start at $399.99 (unlocked, compatible with all major US carriers). The price includes various customization options, though fancy stuff like leather or wood rear backs will cost extra. Motorola doesn't say when the new handset will start shipping, but this might happen before the end of September.

Compared to the Moto X (2014), the Moto X Pure Edition brings improvements on all fronts (that is, of course, if you consider a larger display an improvement). The new Motorola flagship is splash-resistant, sports a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), and unsurprisingly runs near stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow will definitely be available at some point). Powered by a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, the Moto X Pure Edition further features a 21 MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, a 5 MP front-facing camera with its own LED flash, 3 GB of RAM, microSD card support, and a 3000 mAh battery. Will you be getting one?


sources: Motorola, Twitter

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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

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54 Comments

1. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Im really excited for the reviews to come out!

7. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

The reviews should've been out already.lol

19. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The PURE is a game changer. I will NOT buy another phone unless it will work on all 4 U.S. carriers. But, the lack of a removable battery and fingerprint scanner kills this phone for me. But, if the Nexus 2015's and the LG G4 PRO does not have both, I will probably buy the PURE.

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The one thing that I am sure of that the battery will be very avg.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I want to know how 808 will handle Quad HD.

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Well, the G4 is somewhat smoother than the S6, so it might depend on optimalization.

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

No, the s6 is smoother and I have both phones.

13. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Suuure...

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

How do you measure "smoothness"?

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

using biased feeling

23. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I can attest that the s6 is smoother than the g4. Not saying the g4 is bad. But the s6 is still smoother

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My guess is that in normal usage and browsing it'll run without so much as a hiccup. 3D gaming might not be its forte though.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Funny...In Europe it costs 560 dollars (490EU)

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Priced to sell for the US market. Moto is still trying to get its groove back vs. Apple and Samsung here.

4. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Off topic but, PA, your site is littered with too many ads now! It's getting to a point where it is starting to get annoying. You'll start losing readers if you keep it up.

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

PhoneArena is the reason I installed AdBlock.

20. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Me too. LOL PA makes AdBlock necessary.

49. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

PA is greedy. Like apple.

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9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Mobile view experience sucks.................

5. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The design of moto phones have started to look boring. Hopefully they will bring about some change next year.

14. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

As much as Samsung Galaxy design are getting boring

11. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

i will wait to see the new nexus before deciding

12. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I really wanted to get one, but without the option of a payment plan or carrier subsidy, I don't know if I'll be able to. I may have to get the Droid Turbo.

31. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I believe Motorola has financing available when you buy through them, at least they did when the original Moto X came out, but I think they still offer it. Edit: Yup, they still do. They have 0 down and no interest if paid in 18 months. Better deal that the carriers have. http://www.motorola.com/us/motorola-finance-pdp.html

53. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I may have to see if I can do this then. I passed on the Turbo because I was waiting for this phone.

35. jgalaxy815

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

they have moto credit

15. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

This phone can be a very good alternative to the upcoming Nexus..

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'd argue that Moto Voice and Active Display make it better. Depends whether Moto's new camera jujitsu can equal or better OIS on the Nexus.

45. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Do we know for certain that the new Nexus has OIS? From all I've heard, they're kind of stripping down the device to make it more affordable (at least for the LG Nexus). So it's very possible that they might drop OIS to save money.

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