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Moto X Pure Edition vs. Moto X Play – The New Moto X, In Two Versions

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Motorola took the decision to release two versions of the Moto X 2015, and both have larger size than the previous model. They have a better build and the same design, but internally, they are quite different. Below, we’ll tell you more about their specs.

Designs and Displays

Motorola has built its own identity, finding a design style which represents the brand and it really looks unique and beautiful. The back cover has a curved shape and an interesting texture – diagonal lines running across the surface, and in the middle was placed a vertical strip made of metal, which houses the camera, its LED flash and the dimple with the Motorola logo. You don’t have to be a fashion guru, to admit that the design is pretty nice. Moreover, if you don’t like the standard color, then you can change it on the Moto Maker website. There are also other materials such as wood or leather, so you have many customization options.

As for the dimensions, both devices are phablets, but the Pure Edition is even bigger, measuring 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.1 mm (it weights 179 grams), while the Moto X Play measures 148 x 75 x 10.9 mm (169 grams). Both phones are water resistant, featuring a water repellant nano-coating, while the screens were built using LCD technology. The Pure Edition has a 5.7-inch QHD screen supporting 520ppi, while the Play version has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with 403ppi.

Hardware

The Pure Edition is superior to it “little” brother, as it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which is backed by 3GB of RAM, while the Moto X Play has a weaker Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM.

Both devices come with microSD card slots and have storage options with capacities of 16 and 32GB, but the Pure Edition offers a third variant of 64GB.

Cameras

Motorola equipped both phones with a 21MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, dual-LED flash and phase detection autofocus, which obtained some great results on the DxOMark test. The front camera is also advanced, supporting 5MP and has the same f/2.0 aperture.

Batteries

It’s very interesting that the flagship phablet has a smaller 3000mAh battery, while the other model is powered by a massive 3630mAh battery which should last two days under average usage.