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Moto X Pure Edition vs. Moto X (2014) specs shootout

by Sean P. Aune | July 28, 2015July 28, 2015 9:20 am PST

Motorola is back with a new version of its flagship Moto X handset, and it may be the best version yet.

The Moto X Pure Edition was announced on Tuesday morning by Motorola, and despite some naming confusion (it will be known as the Moto X Style outside of the U.S.), it was thrilling to watch the announcement. Motorola went for the gusto this year with a nearly edge-to-edge display, increased RAM, increased storage options, the addition of expandable storage and a lot more. This new Moto X is really a definite step above last year.

Seeing, as they say, is believing, however. Below you will find the new Moto X Pure Edition pitted against last year’s Moto X, and we think it will be easy for you to see how much has changed.

Moto X Pure Edition Gallery

Moto X (2014) Gallery

Motorola - Moto X Pure Edition Motorola - Moto X (2nd Generation)
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type TFT LCD AMOLED
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (at launch) Android 4.4.4 (at launch)
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 2.5 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 2MP
Networks
  • 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, 40, 41)
  • UMTS GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS/HSPA+: 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
  • GSM/GSPRS/EDGE UMTS/HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev. A
  • 4G LTE
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 LE Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3000mAh 2300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
GPS
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 153.9 mm (6.06 inches) 140.8 mm (5.54 inches)
Width 76.2 mm (3.00 inches) 72.4 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth 11.06 mm (0.44 inches) 9.9 mm (0.39 inches)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz)
Colors Black, White base colors, 18 options of back shells Black, White (Numerous customizable back panels and accents)
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis
Supported Video Formats H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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