Moto X Pure Edition Does Indeed Work on All US Carriers, Including Verizon

During today’s live press event from Motorola, the company announced that its new Moto X Pure Edition was an unlocked phone that worked on all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. People were excited at the thought of buying a phone for $399 that could be taken to any carrier of choice. That excitement died quickly, though, when Motorola posted official specs for the phone and left out any mention of Verizon’s CDMA bands or its LTE band 13.  (more…)

Quick Comparison: Moto X Pure Edition (2015) vs. Moto X (2nd Gen)

Shortly after running through a quick hand-on tour with the new Moto X Pure Edition, I had a chance to whip out the Moto X (2nd gen) and film a quick side-by-side comparison.

Next to one another, these phones look almost identical outside of their size. That’s the first thing that stands out – how big the new Moto X is. I wouldn’t call it the most awkward-to-use phone by any means, but it’s definitely up there in the size department. Other than that, you get nice upgrades from one year to the next like you would expect, which means a QHD display, 3GB RAM, 21MP camera, new Snapdragon 808 processor, and microSD support.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition (2015) First Impressions and Tour!

What does Motorola do to try and upstage the madness that was OnePlus’ unveiling of the OnePlus 2, yesterday? They gave us three phones! Or four. Or…we’re all confused. One thing is for sure, Motorola is releasing a US flagship phone called the Moto X Pure Edition, which is known everywhere else in the world as the Moto X Style (see, confusing!).  (more…)

Moto G (3rd Gen) Specs

The Moto G (3rd Gen) is now official, available starting today through Moto Maker. Priced at just $179, this is Motorola’s affordable handset, that also delivers for those who enjoy naming off specs. While it may not stack up too high against flagship devices, there is a massive market for budget-friendly smartphones across the world.

Available through Moto Maker, buyers can choose to customize the device with various different colored backs and fronts. In addition, note that depending on which storage size you choose will directly affect how much RAM the phone has.

Here are the official Moto G (3rd Gen) specs.
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Such Confusion. Moto X Pure Edition is the Moto X for the US, Style and Play are Not

Motorola is done with their big 2015 product launch event, but I can tell that there is some confusion surrounding all of the products, particularly those that are coming to the US. Let’s see if we can’t help explain the situation here.

As a recap, Motorola announced the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd gen). They also at the same time announced the Moto X Pure Edition, but part of that conversation happened off-air, directly to press and not to you, our dear reader.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition “Style” Specs (Official)

For those curious, Motorola has added the full rundown of specs for the Moto X Pure Edition (also known as the Moto X Style) to its website. This list does not offer anything we did not already know, but use this for future reference when September rolls around and you are contemplating on picking one up.

The Moto X Pure Edition will hit the US through Moto Maker and various online retailers starting at $399.

Here are the official Moto X Pure Edition specs. (more…)

Motorola Announces Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen)

Motorola took the stage in multiple cities this morning, announcing three new smartphones for the global market. We have the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen). To break it down, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in the US) is a flagship device, featuring top tier specifications, with a price to match the specs. However, it is stated the Moto X Style is priced $200 to $300 lower than other 2015 flagship devices on the market. In the US, it will start at $399.

The Moto X Play is for countries outside of the US, also priced exceptionally well, featuring a massive battery and 1080p display. Lastly, there is the Moto G (3rd Gen), with a very low price, on sale starting today for just $179.

Read on below to see all of the launch details.  (more…)