Specs summary


The Motorola Moto X Style's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Hexa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

The Moto X Pure Edition is a terrific phone for the price, but it's by no means the strongest flagship on the market.

- Brandon Russell , TechnoBuffalo 

Reviews summary

Based on 30 reviews

What's good  

  • Customizable design through Moto Maker
  • Connects to 14 different LTE bands
  • Excellent camera quality in outdoors lighting
  • Very crisp display

What's bad  

  • Some slowdown when navigating homepage and playing 3D games
  • Mixed photo quality in low light settings
  • Missing vibrancy and deep blacks of AMOLED displays
  • Horrible battery life

The Moto X Style, known in the US as the Moto X Pure, is Motorola's third iteration in its Moto X flagship lineup. The original Moto X impressed reviewers with its sleek design and Android experience, but does the Moto X Style live up to its predecessors? For most, the answer is yes. One of the biggest selling points of the Moto X Style is its price and ability to connect to 14 different LTE bands. Rather than purchase from a carrier, you order directly from Motorola's site. From there you can use the Moto Maker to customize the phone as much as you like. While you can customize the basic look of the phone, the actual build is similar to the second-gen Moto X. Motorola has taken a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" stance with the design. For some, the phone was comfortable, but for others they found that despite the ergonomically sloped back it was still a bit awkward and difficult to use one-handed. Still, they admit that the comfort depends on hand size so those with larger hands might find it more comfortable than those with smaller ones.

Adorning the front of the phone is a 5.7-inch quad HD (1,440 x 2,560 pixels) LCD display. With a pixel density of 520 pixels per inch, reviewers had no issues with fuzziness or blurriness of text, icons or images. They were a bit disappointed with the move to LCD, however. Although they admit their complaints are more of nit-pick, they found blacks were not very deep and colors not as vibrant as AMOLED displays. The Verge sums it up by saying, "…it's not eye-popping or class leading by any stretch…it doesn't encourage you to stare at it and appreciate its beauty." On the plus side, experts were able to easily view the screen in sunlight as the maximum brightness level was quite bright. On the opposite end, the minimum brightness was also dim, making it much easier for them to avoid eye strain when using their device in the dark.

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The Moto X Style comes equipped with a 1.8GHz hexa-core (6-core) processor and 3GB of RAM. When compared to flagship phones of its competitors, critics did notice the Moto X Style was slightly slower even when swiping through the homepage. The lack of power became more noticeable when they played more graphics heavy tasks like 3D games. Still, they note that while it isn't as fast as the likes of the Note 5 or OnePlus 2, it was fast enough for most consumers for years to come. The battery life was the biggest disappointment in terms of internal hardware. While Motorola boasted the 3,000mAh battery would last a full day, most critics were barely able to eke that out with moderate usage with it lasting a little over 5 hours during battery draining tests. Unfortunately the battery is also non-removable so you cannot simply swap out a freshly charged one. With that said, the X Style does come with quick-charging technology and critics were able to get the battery fully charged in less than an hour.

One of the biggest upgrades Motorola made to the X Style is its camera. Rather than a 13MP main camera, it sports a 21MP camera. It also bumped the lens to an f/2.0 aperture, which basically means it captures more light even in low light situations. When put to the test, reviewers were able to get nicely detailed and accurately colored photos in daylight situations. Droid-life notes, "In outdoor situations, this camera might be the best I have ever used" though they add low-light settings often produced mixed results. Other experts had similar results, but overall had few complaints regarding the quality of photos and ease of use.

Although it might be a bit slower than other flagship phones, reviewers fully stand behind the Moto X Style. Bright Hand states, "We like just about everything about it. It's 'just right,' a basic but exception Android smartphone." CNET adds, "All in all, [it's] a reliable and quality-built device…"

Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)

Talk Android

Gorgeous display, a little luckluster performance

from Talk Android
Motorola’s Moto X Pure Edition is the perfect phone for you as long as you’re not seeking a flashy package. If you’re seeking something off-contract and high-end, the Moto X Pure Edition has to be the choice... Full review

One of the best mid-range devices around

from APC
You get a device that’s blazing fast for general OS tasks and things like switching between apps — like the Nexuses, the Moto X Style really does showcase Android at its best... Full review
The Inquirer

Motorola's handset impresses in the display, performance and software departments

from The Inquirer
If it wasn't for the Moto X Style's disappointing battery life, it would be near impossible to criticise. At £399, the handset is £150 cheaper than many of its big name rivals, including the Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6S, yet managed to compete with these devices when it comes to screen quality and performance... Full review

Stronger hardware and a better camera

from Notebookcheck

With Motorola's Moto X Style, the buyer opts for a good smartphone that we can recommend despite minor shortcomings. The device is pleasant to hold despite its size, and can be personalized like no other. The high-resolution screen convinces with its color accuracy, but shows weaknesses in sunlight.

The camera could be somewhat better in view of the price range. It is, however, absolutely sufficient for an occasional snapshot. The battery life still ranges within a good field, but all runtimes lag behind the rivals. The Moto X unfortunately is not enduring.

The unmodif... Full review


Sturdy and well built but performance lacks fluidity

from Digit
The Moto X Style can be considered as the big screen alternative to the Nexus 5X, given there similar pricing. That said, the phone provides lesser performance and battery life, which means that the Nexus is the better choice, unless you want a bigger display... Full review
Fone Arena

Brilliant display, great audio performance

from Fone Arena

The Moto X Style does everything what the X Play does as good if not better. The X Style costs Rs. 30,000 for the 16GB version and Rs. 32,000 for the 32GB version. That means it’s another 10k more than the 32GB Moto X Play. What you get is louder and better stereo speakers, front facing LED flash, 4k recording, bigger and higher resolution display and a more powerful processor and more RAM. In the process, what you lose is the great battery life. But apart from that, it is all uphill on the Moto X Style and if you are a power user, I would recommend you to get the Moto X Style and sin... Full review


So near and yet so far

from Alphr

As ever with Motorola’s upper-end smartphones, the Moto X Style gets some things bang on, while missing the target elsewhere. The design is great, for instance, but the phone is heavy and thick. The camera is good, but the lack of optical image stabilisation leads to a lot of spoiled shots in tricky light. It charges quickly, but the battery life is lacklustre.

And while it has plenty of attractive features, including front-facing stereo speakers, microSD storage expansion, pure Android and a lack of app bloat, there are notable gaps in its specifications. Eagle-eyed reader... Full review


Motorola has done it again

from TrustedReviews
If you want a well priced, super-fast phone benefiting from a slick design and sharp display, I can thoroughly recommend the Moto X Style. It doesn’t confuse with a bucket-load of added features, but it does, it does well. There’s a lot to say for Motorola’s approach to Android too. It’s clean, simple, fast – and as Google intended. With Marshmallow on the way, this is even more important... Full review
The Indian Express

Motorola’s best smartphone to date, but just short of perfect

from The Indian Express
If you want a large, crisp display and fancy that 21MP camera, Moto X Style makes a great option but its unpredictable battery performance makes it fall short of being perfect... Full review

Falling a bit short

from NDTV

The Motorola Moto X Style is far from the home run we were expecting, which is quite disheartening. All the ingredients are present on paper but somehow they just don't come together, and the end result leaves you wanting more. We like that the company has stuck with the philosophy of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' when it comes to the design and has only made things better by adding metal to the construction. The phone also checks all the boxes when you consider expandable storage, 4G LTE, general performance, and a good display.

As a flagship, the Motorola Moto X Style is a... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 30, 2015
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Hexa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 32 GB or 64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black Lens, Dark Gray, Silver, White Lens
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.4 x 7.6 x 1.1 cm
(6.1 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 179 grams
(6.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating IP 52
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 520 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 20+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Burst mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Night mode, Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto X Pure Edition

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