U.S. version of Motorola Moto X Style will be called Moto X Pure Edition, features universal LTE banding

U.S. version of Motorola Moto X Style will be called Moto X Pure Edition, features universal LTE banding
Motorola introduced the Motorola Moto X Style in New York this morning and the highly-spec'd handset will have some features available only to U.S. buyers. In the states, the device will be a Pure edition phone. In fact, the name of the phone in the U.S. will be the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. With universal LTE banding, one model will cover all of the stateside carriers. All that is required is for the user to insert the appropriate SIM card.

Available from the MotoMaker website starting some time in September, the Moto X Pure Edition will give users faster updates. Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed, and will feature Motorola's bevy of special capabilities such as Moto Voice, Moto Assist, Moto Display and Moto Actions. It will come without any carrier bloatware and with no skin in order to provide users with a "pure" Android experience.

The phone features a 5.7-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 515ppi. Under the hood, you'll find the Snapdragon 808 SoC which includes a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with a highly regarded (by photo experts, according to Motorola) 21MP rear-facing camera. A 5MP front-facing snapper handles selfies using a wide angle lens. Motorola says that this is the fastest charging phone on the market, beating out the Samsung Galaxy S6 in a recorded comparison test shown during the live feed. The 3000mAh battery provides 30 hours of mixed use according to the manufacturer.

The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is expected to be available in September, priced at $399.


source: SlashGear, BGR

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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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29 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

S6 charges incredibly quickly. Beating that must be stupidly fast. Kudos motorola. Oneplus two didn't even two days of glory LOL.

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Camera looks good too. 21mp F2.0, imx230?? Some websites are saying $400, then it would crush lg g4 for sure.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

I don't think they are targeting G4 or S6, those are better and much more expensive phones with better screens and more features. But the oneplus two is done for sure.

15. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, oneplus two will face hard time because of moto x for sure. I am just waiting to see what the next nexus will offer.

11. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

The only qualm is that there's not OIS on the Moto. In that regard, the G4 would still have the better camera. That said, the LG is going to have to drop the price on the G4

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

But moto x has Image plane phase detection.

20. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks like Moto X Style beats iPhone 6, Xperia Z3+ in pro camera tests, as per article on cult of android, based on testing by the experts at DxOMark.

2. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I'm so glad that they didn't use the SD810.

3. gdbw

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

I stopped reading at 5.7"

21. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yes, I was looking forward to a Moto X with upgraded newer hardware, dual front facing speakers, and a 1080 screen. That phone cannot be made apparently. I was sure Motorola was going to screw this up by making these phones exclusive to Verizon but apparently that's not the case here. Hopefully the Nexus 5 2015 gets it right. Hey, they did a lot of things well on the device, but I'd still rather have a Nexus 6 rather than this behemoth, at least it will get updates faster.

28. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

firstworldproblems

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Where is the 5,2 inch moto ;(? Where is the fronfacing flash;(? I want the style in 5,2 inch

8. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Front facing flash is on the other model, which has a lower resolution, but still 5.7 inch, screen.

5. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

But SGS6 has a better camera with OIS, more powerful processor/GPU and better screen... Moto X has pure android and that's good, i wish samsung use pure android instead of laggy touchwiz...

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I guess moto x's camera would be pretty good too. And yes pure android on moto will do good on SD 808, I wish SOC and screen were as good as S6 but for $400 (as per some other sites), I guess you can get better than this.

17. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

With the new update from the other day, there is now no lag and is faster than stock, even with the themes installed, to I say they need to re-review the s6 again with the new software

18. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Are you talking about update they sent for battery or 5.1.1. Also how is RAM management in updated version?

7. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I want a 5.2" phone

22. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Even a 5.2 inch phone is big, depends on bezel sizes and etc though. I found the old Nexus 5 perfect in size.

26. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Yup my daily driver is a Nexus 5 too. Perfect size for a smart phone as per my opinion. :)

29. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

poor baby

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love this no bloatware stance they've taken. One phone for all carriers, it looks like they're prepping this phone for Google's Project Fi. I also wonder if that means that OS updates will bypass the carriers this time. If so then I'm stoked. Stereo front facing speakers, larger battery, camera is top of its class, SD card support for up to 120 GB... it's like they've been listening to all of Mxyzptlk's butt hurt complaints over the past two years and decided to shut him up for good. Great work Motorola.

19. Plutonium239

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Windows Phone users have been able to bypass carriers for OS updates for a long time.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

And that's awesome, really it is. Unfortunately the platform hasn't been able to break that 3% cap of market share. Very few people have an interest in the mobile Windows OS.

13. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Finally a phone that can use LTE networks virtually anywhere in the world. Too bad that it's a phablet. If only the Moto X Play would be sold stateside and with the same band support...

14. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

How about Qi charging?

23. niteiknight

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

I have a feeling that this will be the next phone to be available for use on Project Fi. I'm perfectly okay with this. Honestly more phones sold in the US need to be sold like this, one model for all North American carriers. There's no good, consumer-friendly excuse as to why the Galaxy S6/One M9/G4 aren't sold like this. Apple and Motorola can do it. I get a little tired of seeing the latest phones being sold through carriers with LTE bands specific to that carrier. It's insane.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I agree with you 100%. If this phone becomes compatible with Google Fi, I'm jumping off of the Verizon ship. And I really, really, really hope it will be approved for Fi.

25. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no OIS fail.

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