Unlocked Moto X (2014) to be called "Pure Edition"

Unlocked Moto X (2014) to be called
One of the things we noticed in the first Moto X (2014) press render leaks was that the Verizon Messages app was on the home screen, meaning that the new Moto X was giving way to carrier bloat, at least in a limited form. Now, we're hearing about the naming that Motorola is using for the unlocked Moto X and we can't help thinking that the two ideas are related.

The Verge is now reporting that the unlocked and unbranded version of the new Moto X will be called the "Pure Edition". It's easy to make the assumption from there that Motorola is making a sly comment on the carrier branded models. If the unlocked and unbranded version is "Pure", it implies that the carrier models have been tarnished with bloat apps and delays for software updates.

We do know that the unlocked Moto X (2014) will cost $499, but we don't yet know when to expect the phone to be available for purchase. Motorola hasn't given a specific release date for the phone, just that it would be coming out "later in September"; so, it is likely to be sometime in the next couple of weeks. 

source: The Verge

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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. torr310

Posts: 1698; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Whatever it calls, the sales number is far below other flagships. Lenovo, give us the beef!

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. After seeing the Nexus 5 32 GB at $399, the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G at $299, then actually buying the OnePlus One 64 GB at $349 it's so hard to wrap my brain around paying $549 for the 32 GB model.... I want it very much, however I just can't bring myself to buy it...

5. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Moto X has added cost of customization...but still it's hard to justify against OnePlus One. I paid $480CAD total for OnePlus One...it's worth though!

7. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

That's how I feel, especially seeing the review of the battery, I'm like meh. I kinda feel like waiting for the Nexus X at this point, plus I heard the Nexus 5 may get a 64GB version (Even though I'm not gonna buy it).

12. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Oneplus is hard to beat.

15. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Definitely agree with you guys. It doesn't seem worth it at that price point.

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think the OG Moto X is still the best smartphone deal at the moment...

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hey PA, do you think that Motorola will discontinue the OG Moto X anytime soon? I'm thinking of getting it but I would like to wait for it to be discounted before buying it. However, I'm worried that they're going to discontinue it without any prior promotion or warning. What do you guys think?

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My wife just bought a Galaxy S4 a couple weeks back. She said that she liked my phone and was going to get the same model, but was allegedly told by the people at AT&T that they had phased the Moto X out. Wait at your own risk sir.

8. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Why would you want it to be discontinued before buying it?

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Who doesn't like a discount?

6. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Only if Motorola could price it competitively like Nexus 5 and OnePlus One.

10. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

aren't both those phones like a year old?

16. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

OnePlus One just started shipping out this past June, so no, it;s not a year old.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Considering HTC, Samsung, And Sony's flagships are over $600, I'd say they're being pretty competitive.

13. hmd74

Posts: 542; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I Like Pure Editions :D

14. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This is the phone for the millions of people who couldn't care less about phonearena and other tech websites. For the normal person, the Moto X is the best phone available. However, if you are in the Apple ecosystem, then the Iphone is the clear winner.

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Battery life killed this phone for me. How hard can it be to fit a 2800mAh+ battery into such a big phone?...

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