I pre-ordered a 32GB Moto X Pure Edition phone as soon as it became available on September 2nd. The estimated delivery date is September 24th.
I do a lot of reading on my phone and I need a large display. The new Moto X has a 5.7″ 1440p Quad HD display. Some of the phone’s other specs include:
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core processor with 3GB of RAM
- 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage
- Micro SD Card support (up to 128GB)
- 3000 mAh battery with TurboPower charging (up to 10 hours of use from 15 minutes charging)
- 21 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera
- Front-facing stereo speakers.
Most unlocked phones will only work with GSM network carriers (i.e., AT&T and T-Mobile), but the Moto X will also work with a CDMA carrier (i.e., Sprint and Verizon). It comes with Android 5.1.1 which is almost stock so it should be upgraded to Android 6.0 soon it is released.
The Moto X starts at $399 for the 16GB version. This is my first Motorola phone and I enjoyed using Moto Maker which allowed me to select colors and the amount of internal storage.
CNN Money said “The Moto X Pure Edition is the best Android phone ever.” I think that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it certainly looks like the best smartphone for the price (on paper, at least).