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Moto X Pure Edition vs iPhone 6S Plus: Vote best smartphone – Mobile Madness 2016

by Roy Choi | April 1, 2016April 1, 2016 3:53 pm PST

Today we have the Moto X Pure going up against the iPhone 6S Plus. Let’s get voting! These are both great phones, and nice big screen representatives of each OS/Platform.  Big displays, great cameras, speedy, easy to use, clean. I personally, think this is a great match-up and really comes down to preference of OS and which ecosystem  you wish to plop down your hard earned bucks for. Then again, if it came down to dollars, the Moto X Pure may pull at your heartstrings. So which will it be? Get voting down below.

 

Moto X Pure

I loved the original Moto X. It didn’t follow the trend of big and fast, instead focusing more on user experience and how a consumer actually interacted with their device. At a time when Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense were more obnoxious than ever, the Moto X left Android untouched, and introduced some of the most intelligent software we’ve ever seen. It was an Android device done right, and even showed Google a thing or two.

Motorola stuck with that same formula last year to great success, with a few hardware upgrades here and there. But the company still failed to impress in one key category: the camera. For how good Motorola’s software can be, its camera technology has never been able to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple—something Motorola is well aware of. In fact, at the device’s announcement in July, the company promised its new flagship would feature a camera better than any other smartphone. That’s a huge claim… Read More

 

Apple iPhone 6S Plus

Apple doesn’t typically change up the hardware design — the actual look of the iPhone — when it makes the “toc” upgrades between major changes. In other words, we didn’t see a huge bump in design from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s, or the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s. Unless you own the new rose gold model, someone on the street isn’t going to be able to distinguish — by looking at the body alone — whether you have a 6 or a 6s… read more

 

Motorola - Moto X Pure Edition LG - G5
Display Size 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi) 5.3-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (554 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type TFT LCD Quad HD IPS Quantum Display
Operating System Android 5.1.1 (at launch) Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
RAM 3GB 4GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 128GB
  • microSD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 21MP 16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 8MP
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
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 LE Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3000mAh 2800mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • microUSB
GPS
  • GPS
Height 153.9 mm (6.06 inches) 149.4 mm (5.88 inches)
Width 76.2 mm (3.00 inches) 73.9 mm (2.91 inches)
Depth 11.06 mm (0.44 inches) 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz) 159 g (5.61 oz)
Colors Black, White base colors, 18 options of back shells Gold, Pink, Silver, Titan
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 N/A

 

 

This poll closes within 24 hours (the following day).

*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.

Play-In

March 17 BlackBerry Classic vs OnePlus X
March 18 Nexus 6P vs Sony Xperia Z5
March 19 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2
March 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9
March 21 Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
March 22 iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950
March 23 LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
March 24 iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin
March 25 HTC One M9 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Round 1

March 26 Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)
March 27 Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P) vs Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)
March 28 Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)
March 29 Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium) vs BlackBerry Priv
March 30 Huawei Mate 8 vs Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)
March 31 Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7) vs LG V10
April 1 Moto X Pure Edition vs Winner of March 24 (iPhone 6S Plus)
April 2 Winner of March 25 (Lumia 950 XL) vs Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Round 2 – Quarterfinals

April 3 Winner of March 26 vs Winner of March 27
April 4 Winner of March 28 vs Winner of March 29
April 5 Winner of March 30 vs Winner of March 31
April 6 Winner of April 1 vs Winner of April 2

Semi-final Round

April 7 Winner of April 3 vs Winner of April 4
April 8 Winner of April 5 vs Winner of April 6
Final Round
April 9 Winner of April 7 vs Winner of April 8

 


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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