Motorola announced the Moto X Pure Edition on Tuesday, its latest and greatest flagship that will be known as the Moto X Style outside of the United States. My first reaction upon seeing it was that, despite some of its added features, it reminds me a heck of a lot of the Nexus 6.
It offers front-facing speakers, as the Nexus 6 does, it also has a Quad HD display, as the Nexus 6 does. But it also has a few features the Nexus 6 doesn’t have, like a 21-megapixel camera that Motorola says should best all other smartphones on the market right now. That’s a pretty big claim. Also, unlike the Nexus 6, it can be customized to your content online, with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. And, similar to the Nexus 6, Motorola says it will push out software updates as quickly as possible.
Sounds like a pretty compelling device, doesn’t it? We loved it in our brief hands-on. Here’s a closer look at how it stacks up against the Nexus 6 now.
Moto X Pure Edition Gallery
|Motorola - Moto X Pure Edition||Motorola - Nexus 6|
|Display Size||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)||5.96-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (493 ppi)|
|Display Type||TFT LCD||AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1 (at launch)||Android 5.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808||2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||21MP||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 LE||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||153.9 mm (6.06 inches)||159.3 mm (6.27 inches)|
|Width||76.2 mm (3.00 inches)||83 mm (3.27 inches)|
|Depth||11.06 mm (0.44 inches)||10.1 mm (0.40 inches)|
|Weight||179 g (6.31 oz)||184 g (6.49 oz)|
|Colors||Black, White base colors, 18 options of back shells||Blue, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||