A day after phone maker OnePlus announced its new "2016 Flagship Killer" the OnePlus 2, Motorola announced it's newest phones: the Moto X Style (branded as Moto X Pure Edition in the US); the big battery equipped Moto X Play and new low-cost Moto G.
This new Moto X Style is bigger, in fact, quite a bit bigger. It now features a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2560x1440 at a 520 pixel per inch density. All this is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset running at 1.8GHz. The graphics card is an Adreno 418 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. It's available in 16, 32, and 64GB versions, and it does have a SD card slot that allows up to 128GB expansion.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the new Moto X Style is the 21 megapixel 4K ready rear-facing camera able to shoot at f/2.0. There is also a 5mp front-facing camera with it's own dedicated flash. All these specs are powered by a 3000 mAh Turbo-Charging battery. The phone will also have an interchangeable back cover allowing lots of customizability. Lastly worth mentioning, unlike the OnePlus 2, the Moto X Style also has NFC compatibility.
I've personally not played with the phone yet, but here are some of the first impressions by some very respectable phone gurus.
The design language is what we've come to be used too, down to the dimple on the back. Buttons are in their usual place, and there's a nice little banding between the front of the phone and the back. Just like before, you'll be able to get the back of the Moto X in a number of styles: Leather, Textured Rubber, and Wood, including a really nice looking new walnut.