Moto X Pure Edition vs OnePlus 2 specs shootout

The Moto X Pure Edition and OnePlus 2 were announced within 12 hours of one another, so you knew they had to be thrown into the ring together to duke it out.

It’s not all that often that a budget flagship phones get announced. But two within the span of mere hours? We have to figure out which is the king. When it comes to the Moto X Pure Edition it is going to cost you more, but you will be enjoying a pure version of Android. On the OnePlus 2 side of things, if you value more storage space on the phone itself, you’ll want to go here.

Honestly, there is no “wrong” decision to be made between these two phones, but if one of them is even slightly on your radar, both of them should be.

Moto X Pure Edition Gallery

OnePlus 2 Gallery

Motorola - Moto X Pure Edition OnePlus - OnePlus 2
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type TFT LCD LCD In-cell
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (at launch) OxygenOS based on Android 5.1
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 3GB 4GB for 64GB ver./3GB for 16GB ver.
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
  • 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
  • U.S. GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • U.S. WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • U.S. FDD-LTE Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
  • EU/India GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • EU/India WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8
  • EU/India FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 LE Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3000mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes No
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Internal GPS
Height 153.9 mm (6.06 inches) 151.8 mm (5.98 inches)
Width 76.2 mm (3.00 inches) 74.9 mm (2.95 inches)
Depth 11.06 mm (0.44 inches) 9.85 mm (0.39 inches)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz) 175 g (6.17 oz)
Colors Black, White base colors, 18 options of back shells Sandstone Black
Supported Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM/WAVE, FLAC, OGG/Vorbis MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG
Supported Video Formats H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8 HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF
In The Box N/A
  • Wall Adapter
  • Charging Cable


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...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...