It is true that the Moto X Pure Edition, or rather the Moto X Style as it is called in other parts of the globe, has been here for over a year now.
In addition to this, it is hard to tell when Motorola will end its support for the phone, but at least expect it to receive this year’s version of Android Nougat, just like it did with respect to Android Marshmallow. Motorola has already released 2016 flagships in the shape of Moto Z, but this doesn’t mean the year-old Moto X Pure Edition is no longer a worthy phone to turn to, especially if you are running on a budget.
As usual, when new phones are released into the market, OEMs and retailers will work hard to do away with the old stock in order to bring in the new devices. This is what is happening with the Moto X Pure Edition as everyone is turning their eyes towards the modular Moto Z. At Best Buy, you now get a new Moto X Pure Edition for as little as $249.99, but this will give you the 32GB variant.
This is the price you see on today’s midrange smartphones, but you can’t compare the specs and features offered on the Moto X Pure Edition with what you get on a Samsung Galaxy J7 or even Moto G4 Plus. Given that the phone is a 2015 flagship, it comes with pretty impressive hardware and features.
The screen size is huge at 5.7 inches, but you will love the display quality thanks to the QHD resolution on board. Under the hood, the company went for a Snapdragon 808, same as what LG has in the G4 and V10. The model on offer has 32GB of expandable onboard storage alongside a RAM of 3GB. Camera-wise, the Moto X Pure Edition has a 21MP sensor on the back with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. On the opposite end, you come across a 5MP sensor with the same aperture as well as a LED flash.
The battery is decent at 3000mAh and comes with support for fast charging where you can get it to 34% in just 15 minutes. The phone comes in several color variants, but Best Buy is only offering an unlocked Moto X Pure Edition (32GB) that is black in color.
If paying $250 outright for a new Moto X Pure Edition is a problem, Motorola has an even better offer for you. Apparently, the tech giant is offering the same phone on a Budget Pay Plan of $25, but you need to have a Motorola Credit Account. Unlike Best Buy, the outright price here is slightly higher at $289.99.