The Moto X Pure Edition is An Antibloatware Smartphone


Most smartphones are sold with carrier bloatware on top of manufacturer bloatware, but the value of a phone that’s “pure Android” is to eliminate much of that annoyance.

The Moto X Pure Edition is the third and latest iteration of the Moto X, and surprisingly priced lower than 2014’s Moto X. It’s the first Motorola phone with which Lenovo has been involved. And the device may become best known for what it doesn’t have rather than for what it does.

Key Moto X Pure Edition Features

The Moto X Pure Edition , is now larger, with a5.7-inch 520ppi Quad HD LCD screen. It retains many of the quick functions of older Moto X iterations, but this time around has a microSD card slot to expand file storage capacity to 128GB.

The overall size of the new Moto X isn’t too large or too small, but will feel slightly heavier to seasoned flagship smartphone users.

Twist-of-the-wristcamera activation is still a signature feature. As with 2013’s original Moto X, this model also encourages you to use your voice to initiate commands, such as sending texts by dictating words to someone in your contacts list.

You can also activate a useful flashlight by moving the phone downward, quickly and twice. In sunlight, the screen on the new Moto X is great if you turn the brightness up.

Moto X Pure Edition Pros

The Moto X is sold unlocked andis surprisingly designed toworkonall of the four major U.S. carriers. According to Motorola, the phone operates on the following wireless bands: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz CDMA 800, 850, 1900 MHz4G LTE B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41.

Bloatware was deliberately left out of previousMoto X phones andthe trend continues onthis year’s Moto X. It uses a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with hexa-core processor which works well running multiple apps, using 3GB of RAM.

The TurboPower 25 charger is included and provides even faster charging, when compared tothecharger includedwith the ASUS ZenFone 2. Motorola’s charger also didn’t get hot.

The backspace key on the keyboard thankfully deletes one character at a time, at a sane speed, unlike Samsung keyboards which overzealously delete on a long press. You can also program custom shortcuts in the Moto X’s“Personal Dictionary” setting, such as “hhh” for “http://”. This function is extremelyuseful to people who regularly use‘text expander’ apps designed for desktop computers.

Pricing starts at $399.99 for the 16GB version, butcan exceed $525 for higher GB versions with specialbacks.Unlike the previous Moto X smartphones, this onehas a microSD card. The water-repellent nano-coating is a plus.

Moto X Pure Edition Cons

Puttingthe new Moto X through several heavy usage stress tests, the batterylife just wasn’t that impressive. It also has a sealed battery, which means Motorola-licensed businesses are the only people who should access the battery for any reason. While the battery life isn’t awful, you can’t help wishing it was better on this model.

It takes time to get familiar with the interface on the Moto X Pure Edition whichcontrols the ringer volume. It can easily be mistaken for the alarm volume controller.

Whites on the screen can sometimes appear as ‘eggshell white’, instead of crisp white.

Source: SmallBusinessTrends