Motorola Moto X Style Review and First Impressions: After having released the Moto G (3rd Generation) and the Moto X Play Edition earlier this year in the Indian market, Motorola today unveiled the third phone in its lineup of Smartphones this year, the Moto X Style (or Moto X Pure, as it known in the US market). After long been teasing the Moto X Style its Twitter handle (using the hash-tag #beautility) and on Flipkart, the exclusive online retail partner of Motorola, Motorola finally unveiled the Moto X Style in an event held in New Delhi on Thursday.
Motorola Moto X Style Review and First Impressions
It is worth noting that Motorola had earlier unveiled the Moto X Style Globally in July and it has only now made its way to India.
Moto X Style has the best hardware and software specifications compared to the Moto X Play so we will not be wrong to say that this is the real flagship device from Motorola this year and it the worthy successor to the Moto X2. It succeeds in offering what its predecessors did in abundance – great build and design, specifications and features of a high-end device, true Android experience, with nice customization options. And we will give you the first impressions of the Moto X Style right here.
Moto X Style: Build and Design
The first thing that will catch your eyes and mind when you hold the Moto X Style in your hands is the solid build and elegant design. Moto X Style might well at give the impression of a slightly thinner and smaller version of the Nexus 6 manufactured by Motorola but better and more elegant. A 5.7 inches display and sensors similarly dominate the front. The 5 MP camera on the front has a flash this time around to aid it in dark conditions.
The sides house the power button and the volume rockers. On the back, Motorola has done away with the large Motorola symbol and the in your face dual flash ring around the camera with the Moto X (2014).
AS the name suggests, the users will be able to play with the style of the device with the back panel offered in different finishes, which includes silicone rubber, leather and wood. The options all looked great but the wood and the leather option caught the most of my attention.
Moto X Style: Display
Motorola has used a large 5.7” TFT LCD display on the Moto X Style, and have bumped up the resolution to Quad HD, that results in a pixel density of 520 ppi. Though Motorola has dumped the AMOLED display that it used in the Nexus 6 and the Moto X2 but the display is no doubt impressive, it is vivid and produces nice colors, great viewing angles.
It has a nice brightness level so the visibility under the sun will be great too. Overall, it is a brilliant display and will give its competitors a run for their money.
Moto X Style: Performance
Motorola has powered the Moto X Style by a 1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexacore processor and to that, they have added the Adreno 418 GPU, and coupled it with 3 GB of RAM.
If the thought of Snapdragon 810 started to pop up in your mind, let me tell you that you will not even be able to catch the real world difference between the two and it is more about software optimization, which Motorola have been very good at. The phone runs smooth and even after Im opened a large number of apps on the device, it worked all great and I have always been a fan of the fluid and light software experience that Motorola offers.
It scored a good score of 47146 in the AnTuTu benchmarking app that is just below the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Moto X Style: Camera
The Moto X Style sports a 21 MP shooter on the back with dual LED flash, and a 5 MP front camera that too is supported by a LED flash. The few pictures I could click gave impressive results and it could give the mid range smartphones a great fight when it comes to the camera.
The camera was able to click great pictures again and again in good light but it did struggle in low light conditions. Motorola has this time used a third party camera app on the device, which is impressive. Moto X Style also offers its users the option of shooting 4K videos.
Though not the best camera among the smartphones but it is among the best for sure.
Moto X Style: Software Experience
Motorola, like in its previous devices has used almost the stock android version in the Moto X Style and with that, it has added a few add-ons of its own like Moto Display, gestures, hands free mode, and lot more. It currently runs the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) and will soon be updated to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) when it is released in India.
Moto X Style: Storage
The Moto X Style will be available in three storage options 16GB/32GB/64GB. With that, Motorola has also provided the added option of expandable storage upto 128 GB.
Moto X Style: Battery
Moto X Style promises you a long battery life with the 3000 mAh battery and it now features Turbo Charging, which according to Motorola will provide 10 hours of battery with just 15 minutes of charge.
Moto X Style: Specifications
|01.||Display||5.7 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,|
|02.||Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (520 ppi pixel density)|
|03.||Processor||1.8 GHz, Hexacore, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|04.||RAM||3 GB RAM|
|05.||Storage||16/32/64 GB, expandable to 128 GB|
|06.||Rear Camera||21 MP|
|07.||Front Camera||5 MP with LED Flash|
|08.||OS||Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|09.||Battery||3000 mAh, with Turbo Charging|
Moto X Style: First Impression of Moto X Style
With what I saw and checked the Moto X Style, it was an impressive Smartphone and can well could be among the best Android Phones of 2015. With the Moto X Style, Motorola has offered a great screen, a brilliant pure and smooth Android experience. The cameras look impressive too. In addition, the device now features Turbo battery charging and give great performance.
All this at the price of Rs 29,999 makes for a great deal.