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OnePlus 2 vs. Moto X Pure Edition – Which One Wins The Battle?

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The Moto X Pure Edition (Style) can be preordered from Motorola’s website, where it costs $400. There, you’ll get to choose which color or material you want for the back, what color you want the front and the frame to have, and there are many other customization options which might interest you. The OnePlus 2 is $10 cheaper, but this device has some advantages over the Moto X.

Designs and Displays

As we were saying, the look of the Moto X can be customized on the Moto Maker website. The phone comes with a standard back made of rubber silicone and has diagonal lines, but there are ten available colors for it. Also, Motorola offers four variants of wood and four variants of leather for the curved back plate. The phone has a metal frame which can be also customized, it measures 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.1 mm and has a size of 179grams. The screen is sized at 5.7-inch and supports 2560×1440 (QHD) resolution, which gives 515 pixels per inch.

The OnePlus 2 has a back made of a sandstone material likewise its predecessor, and a rim made of a magnesium alloy. The back cover can be replaced, but they are thicker and will make the phone too chunky, especially that the standard version already measures 9.9mm in thickness. Below the 5.5-inch screen which supports Full HD resolution with 401 ppi was placed a home button in which was integrated a fingerprint scanner and it’s surrounded by two blue capacitive buttons.

Hardware

The Moto X has weaker specs – an older Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which was used for the LG G4. The SoC consists of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44GHz and two Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and they are backed by 3GB of RAM.

The OnePlus 2 uses the newer Snapdragon 810 with four GHz Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.56 GHz and four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.82 GHz, which are paired with 3GB of RAM/16GB of internal storage or 4GB of RAM/64GB of storage. However, the 810 processor has big overheating issues and when it gets really hot, it has the same speed as the 808.

Unlike the OnePlus 2, which doesn’t include a microSD card slot, the Moto X allows you to expand the three variants of internal storage from 16/32/64 GB to 128GB.

Batteries

The OnePlus 2 required a 3300mAh battery to power the Snapdragon 810, while the Moto X has a smaller 3000mAh battery and the Qualcomm Quick Charge built-in mode, which extends the life by up to 10 hours if the phone is charged within 15 minutes.

Cameras

The OnePlus 2 has a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and OIS, taking excellent outdoor shots, but it has a bit of shutter lag. The primary camera of the Moto X is 21MP and has the traditional autofocus, put it offers phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. Unfortunately, the photos are not as great as the ones taken with a Galaxy S6.