Motorola surprised me enough to want the new Moto X Pure Edition 2015 as my next daily driver phone. Tuesday was quite a day. The dust settled from the OnePlus 2 unveiling and Motorola took their turn to introduce what they are going to be bring to the smartphone table. Currently I am rocking the LG G4 and has been a decent experience. As a matter of fact I think I would prefer the Galaxy S6 over the G4 at this point, but that’s for a whole new post in itself. Regardless, Motorola has caught my addiction, I mean attention, for getting a new smartphone.
I was honestly concerned for a little while because I had the feeling that I was not going to want to carry around the LG G4 too much longer. Basically as soon as I am done with the content I want to produce, I am going to be looking elsewhere for a new phone to hopefully carry me over for a while. We all know Samsung threw us a curve ball by saying the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus are going to be released sooner than usual. Before that information was known my map looked like I was going to use the G4 up until the Note 5 came out, which is usually late October. I mean there is the Nexus to think of, but we have no solid facts of what to expect at all or who is even going to be making the darn phone. I am planning to buy the OnePlus 2, but not as a daily driver, just as an extra phone to play with. Not too mention I am a Verizon subscriber. Can’t forget there are a few things I am disappointed with about the OP2. So I was in a hard spot once all this information was put together. Then came Motorola.
Motorola took me by surprise. The Moto X 2014 never grabbed me as a phone I would want to use for my main phone. The Nexus 6 was bad enough and never lasted long with me (twice). So if the Nexus didn’t catch my fancy the Moto X 2014 surely was not going to either. The Moto X 2013 was a fun device to have for a little while, but it was well…too little for me. I had the Developer Edition and being that I am a Verizon subscriber it was wonderful to have phone with an unlockable bootloader to be able to mess with Xposed Framework, load sweet ROMS, or other various modifications. Coming back full circle it seems as though Motorola has stepped up their game this year. The Moto X Pure Edition 2015 looks to be very promising.
Let’s put it this way, the only thing I am concerned about the Moto X Pure Edition 2015 is the camera. Everything else looks legit. The X will have a 5.7″ display, 21mp camera, front facing speakers, Moto Maker, and just to name one more major feature – micro SD card support! I mean there are many more features the X will rock, but it’s just plain exciting to me of what Motorola has done with upcoming new flagship. Most of all I am totally pumped about the phone being independent from carriers!
Motorola has cut out the middle man, the carriers. This is a HUGE deal because it allows them to cut down on the price and the phone can be used on ANY network. We saw this kinda happen with the Nexus 6, but the problem was that the network bands were not all the way right. Similar to what iPhone users experience on Verizon you can’t use data while on a phone call. Motorola from what I can tell has fixed that problem and will support data + calls simultaneously. Motorola is simply making the experience so much better for the customer in so many ways.
Let’s not forget about the price. The Moto X Pure Edition 2015 will start at $399. Can you say Flagship Killer? Yeah, the OnePlus 2 pretty much got snuffed out, QUICKLY! In my book the Moto X Pure Edition 2015 is the real Flagship Killer.
The Moto X Pure Edition 2015 is pretty much half the cost of most current flagship devices, has great specs, has all the features such as NFC and turbo charging that we EXPECT to be included in a current flagship, and has global mass production support. Mass production is the key element that truly makes the X a Flagship Killer or at least a OnePlus 2 killer. You can’t call a phone a Flagship Killer if you can’t make it available to the masses. Motorola will sell through their stores and 3rd parties. OnePlus, not so much. Again how can you call a phone a 2016 Flagship Killer and not have features that 2015 flagships already have? Yes, the OnePlus 2 has some really nice specs, looks awesome, and will no doubt perform well. But….but….but! You must have ALL the features to future proof your product.
Dont’ get me wrong, the OnePlus 2 is a great phone for the price and the majority of the specs/features are superior to other 2015 flagships, but it’s just not a Flagship Killer at this point. The Moto X Pure Edition 2015 is. End of story [insert mic drop].
What’s your thoughts about the Moto X 2015 series? I’m game. Are you? Let us know in the comments.
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