New Moto X "Pure Edition" to get new LTE band support with update

New Moto X
There has been some awkward happenings in terms of the LTE band support with the new Moto X "Pure Edition", which is what Motorola calls the unbranded model that doesn't include carrier bloat. In the original specs listing, Motorola listed quite a few more LTE bands supported than what eventually shipped with the device.

When the specs were first unveiled, the Moto X "Pure Edition" and AT&T model were said to support LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, and 29, which would be enough to cover a large number of networks around the world. Unfortunately, when the device was actually released, the only LTE bands supported were 2, 4 and 17, which is trouble because LTE bands 3 and 7 alone are huge in Europe and south-east Asia. But, Motorola has announced that it will be pushing out an update that will "enable bands 3, 5, and 7" on the new Moto X. 

The news was confirmed by a Motorola employee in the Moto X 2nd Gen discussion on Motorola Forums. It was also noted that while the Pure Edition supports LTE 2 and 4 (both of which are used by T-Mobile), the device will not support band 12, which T-Mobile also uses in some regions. The Motorola employee also confirmed that there will not be a Sprint version of the Moto X, nor will there be a T-Mobile model aside from the Pure Edition. 

There is no word yet on when this update will push out. 

source: Motorola Forums 1 & 2 via Droid Life

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

YES! Thank GOD. So I can fully use it on Cricket.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Are you actually getting the Moto X Pure Edition?

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Yes, I already pre-ordered it on September 17th. It's supposed to be delivered on and or about October 13th.

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

How on earth did yours get pushed back so much? I ordered mine Friday, and they said "Oct. 9," and now you have me worried.

2. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

That is a real shame that it won't get Band 12 for T-Mobile.

5. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

is it to much to ask for the same equality through the carriers some of these phones are just exclusive to certain carriers

6. Bison

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

I really hope to see this Pure Edition in Europe but I think it will be very hard... Damn.

7. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Make Moto X Max version! Because the battery in the Moto X is a shame!

11. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

How long does the battery in your Moto X last?

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2393; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I like the idea and concept of Motorola. But what's holding them back is employing the best screen technology [not last year's S4 1080p AMOLED with poor brightness and color accuracy] and a lousy camera. It doesn't help that the battery life is kind of dirt cheap.

9. Mrmark

Posts: 417; Member since: Jan 26, 2013


12. TheMoon99

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Why won't the moto x get band 12?

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