Motorola Moto X Pure Edition


Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
5.7 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, glossy: yes
179 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
400 Euro



Average Score: 83.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 89%, display: 88% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

80% Motorola's finally found its winning formula
Source: Greenbot English
It does feel all too familiar, however. Like Motorola’s too afraid to take the plunge into new design territory and go to head-to-head with some of its other, more flashy competitors. That’s okay for now because what the Moto X has going on works. I just hope whatever’s next is a little more extraordinary than ordinary.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Motorola Moto X Pure
Source: Phone Arena English
The Moto X Pure blasts off at $399, which is almost half of the iPhone 6s Plus price. If you can live without the innovative interaction options that the 3D Touch display on the iPhone brings, and with worse pictures at night time, Motorola's phone should suffice for most, if not all of your phablet needs. It also lets you customize its appearance while ordering till the cows come home.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2015
Moto X Style / Pure Edition vs Nexus 6
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Moto X Pure Edition vs Nexus 6! If you want the purest Android experience possible, the guarantee of quick updates, and a large canvas on which to play on, then the Nexus 6 continues to be a great choice, especially given the price drop associated with the launch of its successor. On the other hand, the Moto X Pure Edition also promises a similar software experience, with some great enhancements, along with the availability of microSD expansion. The Moto X Pure Edition holds the edge by virtue of being the newer smartphone, but regardless of which way you decide to go, you are going to come out a winner.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2015
91% Motorola Moto X Pure Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Still, we can’t deny the fact that it undercuts its rivals with its impressive $400 cost. For that amount, we’ll gladly accept its shortcomings, since it musters up what’s perhaps the best value in a phone we’ve seen this year. In all fairness, if cost is a major factor in your decision, the Moto X Pure has everything to make it a strong consideration. Trust us, for the money you dish out for this, you’re getting incredible value and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
70% Motorola Moto X Pure Edition Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Pure Edition retains the high level of customization Moto fans have come to know and love as well as intuitive Moto features such as Voice and Display. I appreciate the larger display and the bump-up in resolution as well as the improved camera. But the best thing about the Pure Edition is its relatively low entry price ($350) for an unlocked device that can work on all the major carriers. Compare that to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus ($768 unlocked on Verizon), and you feel like you're getting a steal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto X Pure
Source: Hot Hardware English
During our time with the Moto X Pure Edition, we found ourselves continually evaluating it as if it were a top-shelf, flagship, hero device, in the same class as flagships from LG, Samsung, Apple, and the like. And yet, Moto's flagship costs hundreds of dollars less than those phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2015
Moto X Style (Pure Edition) review
Source: GSM Arena English
This year's Moto X Pure Edition is easily Motorola's best Android smartphone to date. It combines attractive, highly customizable looks, excellent build quality, superb camera, and impressive connectivity suite to go with an attractive off-contract price tag. Lenovo deserves as much credit as Motorola on this instance. The Chinese tech giant has not tried to change the direction of the Moto X product family in any way, unless it made the smartphone better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2015
87% The Moto X is back, bigger and better than ever before
Source: Android Authority English
Even though it strays pretty far from the original Moto X's philosophy, you really can't go wrong with the Moto X Pure Edition. The winning combination of high-end specs, great build quality, useful software features and an impressive camera make up for the Moto X's few shortcomings. Battery life isn't the greatest and we've experienced a small amount of performance hiccups. But if you can get past that, the new Moto X is probably the phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 87% display: 88% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
88% Big deal
Source: Pocketnow English
But this phone wasn’t built for appreciators of subtlety, or those who pine for the small phones of yesteryear. It was built to stir the blood of people who want something big and bad and burly, for a few fewer Benjamins. Like Google’s Nexus line, the Moto X brand has evolved over time and now stands for something entirely different than it once did: in 2015, it stands for a husky handheld with uncommonly smart features and enough power to keep up with almost anyone. By those metrics, the Moto X Pure Edition is a really good smartphone. When you factor in the class-leading customizability and the fact that it can be purchased –unlocked– for significantly less money than most of the competition, it’s easy to overlook its otherwise-frustrating flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% features: 89% mobility: 60%
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
Both are excellent unlocked phones, and normally it would be a difficult decision weighing the devices against one another. But the OnePlus 2 has one big flaw: It still retains the much-criticized invite-only purchase system that has caused release delays and actually prompted the company to issue an apology to costumers. Taking into account its many strengths, and the fact that you can actually buy the Moto X Pure Edition, it isn't hard to name it our Editors' Choice for unlocked smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2015
Moto X Pure Edition Review: Custom Knockout
Source: Slashgear English
Is the Moto X Pure Edition worth the money starting at $399.99 USD off-contract fully customized? Absolutely, at that price. The Moto X Pure Edition is the best value in a top-tier smartphone on the market today. This device has most or all of the features of the most powerful hero phones on the market today and costs hundreds of dollars less than the competition. It's a real welcome surprise, to be sure!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2015
90% Motorola Moto X Pure Edition: the third time really is the charm
Source: Engadget English
The last two years have seen Motorola take huge leaps in the quality of its flagships, so it's no shock that the Pure Edition is the best phone the company has ever made. Sure, it might not be the most technically powerful device out there, but it makes up for it with a comfortable, customizable chassis, and truly useful software additions. Expandable memory?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Review: Moto X Pure Edition
Source: Wired Magazine English
It’s also the first phone of its kind made by a company—what up, Lenovo—with the clout to convince more than a few Americans to buy a phone outside of a carrier store. And it’s a good enough phone that you should maybe let Lenovo convince you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition is one of the high-end phablets on the market. It has a 5.7 inch IPS TFT display, which supports 1440p Quad HD display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The performance is supplied with a 1.8 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU (MSM8992) and 3 GB of LP DDR3 RAM. Its memory card slot is capable of supporting up to 128 GB and it weighs 179 g. The pre-installed operating system is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The primary camera is a 21 MP camera with 2.0 aperture and videos can be recorded in 1080p (Full HD). The 5 MP front camera comes with a night mode feature.

The device can connect to LTE networks using a nano-SIM card. A 802.11ac WiFi adapter allows wireless network connections and Bluetooth V4.1 is available for linking devices and media transfer. In addition, NFC and GPS are available. This smartphone is available in either black or white. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh. Motorola has included fast charging technology, which allows the smartphone to be used for a few hours of light usage after being charged for 15 minutes. The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition has a water repellent nano coating to make it water resistant.

Qualcomm Adreno 418: Integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 Feature Level 11_1 (with hardware tessellation). Compared to the Adreno 420, the performance of the 418 is about 20 percent slower (at 600 MHz). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
808 MSM8992:

High-end ARM SoC with 6 CPU cores (2x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 418 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.179 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.
83.71%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-09- 8)