The Moto X Style (branded as Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.[2]) is the flagship third-generation of Moto XAndroid smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola announced July 28, 2015 and with an expected release in September 2015.[3]

Release Edit

The Style was launched on July 28, 2015 at a press event in New York City, announced alongside its counterparts theMoto X Play and the Moto G (3rd generation).[4]

In the United States, the phone will not be offered through any carrier subsidiaries and will be released unlocked, offering the consumer quicker software updates due to avoiding carrier input.[5] In addition, the U.S. version supports GSM, CDMA,HSPA+, and 14 different LTEbands, enabling it to be used on any of the country's four major carriers (AT&T, Sprint,T-Mobile, Verizon).[6]

In December, a limited edition of the Moto X Pure Edition was launched in the United States which features three different designs to symbolize "the spirit" of Moto Maker which are designed byJonathan Adler as an partnership with Motorola.[7]

Specifications Edit

Hardware[edit] Edit

Similar to its predecessors, the phone's design features a curved rear casing and body frame made up of aluminum.[8] The rear casing and metal trim color of the phone can be customized by the customers before purchasing the phone by using the Motorola's Moto Maker which offers rear casing made up of materials such as Horween leather, wood and silicone and number of colors for the metal trim.[9]

The phone weighs 179 g (6.3 oz) with the dimensions of 153.9 mm (6.06 in) height, 76.2 mm (3.00 in) width and 11.1 mm (0.44 in) depth. The display of the device is 5.7 in (140 mm) IPS TFT LCD protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 520 ppi.[10]

The device features a 64-bit Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 system-on-chip with the clocked speed of 1.8 GHz with the 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage configurations are available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB where all variants storage can be expanded by microSD card up to 128.[11]

The Moto X Style is equipped with a 21 megapixel rear facing camera utilizing phase detection autofocus along with ƒ/2.0 aperture and dual-LED tone flash. The camera is capable of recording video at 4K up to 30 fps. The front facing camera is 5 megapixel with aperture of ƒ/2.0 and LED flash.[10]

Software Edit

The Moto X Style comes pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop" utilizing a stock android experience along with additional, proprietary software features developed by Motorola.[8] Motorola has announced that the phone will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow which will bring features such as new power management system known as "Doze".[12] In November, Motorola released the Android 6.0 update for the users of the device inIndia and Brazil following the update for the users in Europe on December.[13][14]

In December, Motorola has launched a soak test of the Android 6.0 update for the Moto X Pure Edition to a limited number users in the US.[15] The update was released a week later for the users of Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular.[16]

Variants Edit

The Moto X Style has multiple variants to support the 3G and 4G networks of different carriers in different countries:

Model FCC ID Regions CDMA bands GSM bands UMTS bands LTE bands Notes
XT1570 China[17] 800 Quad 850/900/1900/2100 1/3/7/17/20/38/39/40/41 Sim unlocked
XT1572 Europe,[18]Australia,[19]India[20] and most Latin American carriers N/A Quad 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/25/28/40/41 SIM unlocked
XT1575 U.S.[21](Moto X Pure Edition) 800/850/1900 Quad 850/900/1700(AWS)/1900/2100 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/25/26/38/41 SIM unlocked

All variants support the four 2G GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900