Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders start on September 2

If you’re interested in buying Motorola’s 2015 Android flagship, you’d better get your credit card ready, because pre-orders start soon.

Motorola says that US pre-orders for the Moto X Pure Edition will start tomorrow, September 2. The company hasn’t revealed when units will actually begin shipping to buyers, but a frequent source of Motorola info claims that orders will start going out the week of September 13.

The Moto X Pure Edition features a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display, 21-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage, and a 3000mAh battery. You’ll also be able to customize your Moto X with Moto Maker, adding the colors and materials that you prefer.

Focusing on T-Mobile, Motorola’s specs page for the Moto X Pure Edition says that the device supports HSPA+ 850/900/1700 (AWS)/1900/2100 and LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41. Given the fact that Motorola disabled band 12 support on its latest Moto E and left it out of the new Moto G, though, we’ll have to wait and see if the Moto X Pure Edition’s band 12 support stick around. Meanwhile, there’s no word yet on whether or not the device will support VoLTE.

For a preview of the Moto X Pure Edition in action, check out PhoneDog’s hands-on video with the device up above.

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  • D_Wall__

    These are great phones. Really wish they stocked them.. I bet alot of users would use Jump on these… Ill just wait here for the next Nexus….

    • Edgardo A. Soto Rodriguez

      How can they use the Jump if is not going to be a available on T-Mobile. Tmobile won’t insure phones that it don’t sell and jump is part of that, you just have to just put that Sim card and cancel cancel insurance if anything.

      • D_Wall__

        Thats what i was saying..

  • thepanttherlady

    Does anyone know what time they open pre-orders up?

    • Alex Wagner

      I don’t believe Motorola has mentioned a time yet, but P3Droid — a source of Moto info in the past — says that pre-orders will open at 2:00 PM CT.

      https://twitter.com/P3Droid/status/638745160776613888

      • thepanttherlady

        Thank you, Alex! Now I can cancel my midnight alarm. Yesssssss!

  • Rob H.

    I’ll wait for news on Band 12 and VoLTE compatibility before I decide.

    • Robert Dunn

      Same here. If not, the Nexus 5 2015 is a surefire bet.

      • dtam

        at what cost though. hoping that google keeps the nexus 5 price the same as the 2013 model

        • Ascertion

          Well, all depends on the specs. If the latest specs for the LG model are true, I can see a $400/$450 handset for the 32GB edition.

        • dtam

          $450 sounds too expensive to me if the leaked spec’s are true. at that point, you are better off getting an LG G4 for $480

        • Edgardo A. Soto Rodriguez

          These is a way truth statement. LGG4 is an awesome device for that price.

        • Robert Dunn

          Most likely. They are also releasing a more expensive Huawei model too so that might be the premium one

    • HammDroid

      The very disappointing word as of right now is that it does not support FULL VoLTE, specifically on band 12, and as such it is “band 12 capable”, but will not actually be able to use band 12 because T-Mo will not let a device use band 12 on their network without VoLTE.

      The caveat is that they are supposedly “looking into it “, and may add VoLTE support for band 12 at a later time.
      So if you require band 12 to use T-Mo, like myself, then stay away from the new Moto X Pure until such has happened.

  • Benben

    The lg g4 is better

    • Ascertion

      For people that prefer front facing speakers and multi-carrier support, I beg to differ.

      • thepanttherlady

        I miss front facing speakers the most.

      • williejackbrainer

        I was considering this phone after all the data connection issues with the Nexus 6. However, it has gotten better and I think I’ll stick with it and perhaps pickup the newer Nexus 6 next year.

        • Off Topic -Nexus 6

          Off Topic, I am seriously thinking about getting the Nexus 6. Any pros or cons per your experience with the Nexus 6? Thanks….

        • williejackbrainer

          It’s a really big phone. Not sure what phone you currently have, but I would go to a T-Mobile store and see if it is something that you would not mind having as a daily driver. Another thing is the data connection. It appeared to have started after Google announced FI calling service. When that service launched I started experiencing problems with the phone connecting between WiFi and cellular service. However, it has gotten a lot better for me. Not sure how it is across the board with other Nexus 6 users. The front facing speakers are awesome and the sound is more than enough. I find myself turning it down watching movies and listening to music.
          Cons:
          Size (I don’t put the phone in my front pocket) most times in my back pocket
          Data connection issue (seems to be a lot better now)
          non-removable battery (not a deal breaker for me, but may be for others)
          No SD card (again not a deal breaker for me, but may be for others)
          Pros:
          Will be the first phone to receive the android M update other than the new Nexus devices Nexus 5 & 6
          No bloatware (has google apps that can be disabled)
          Great for playing games, movies and using with Chromecast
          Battery life is legit. I check things on my phone throughout the day and still have about 40% battery life left by the time I get home
          Turbo charger that charges in about 40-45 (full charge)
          From all the reviews that I’ve read before and after I buying this phone are the size of it. Again not a deal breaker for me. I got use to it and I most likely won’t be going to a smaller phone any time soon. Hope this helped and good luck.

        • Edgardo A. Soto Rodriguez

          Nexus 6 user from the get go..and is working far better now than when it was released. Battery life has improved. The fluidity and smoothness on these beast made beauty is superb. I had it on T-Mobile and now is my Tablet/home, leisure, days off, phone, running with the Protect Fi Simcard. As my T-Mobile Sim card is in the LGG4 that I use heavily as my work daily 9 to 5 phone. Yes the Nexus 6 is still a awesome buy if you mind a big phone. You will fall in love with these phone. For $500.00 or maybe even less in a very near future this is a great buy.

        • Edgardo A. Soto Rodriguez

          Also if you decide to get one, get it from Best Buy as they have the insurance and the best back plan if anything goes wrong and best but has it for $500.00 in store availability. Or finance it from Protect Fi.

    • Chris

      How so?

      • Benben

        Great camera great screen 32 gig memory
        Sd cart slot
        Wifi calling
        Volte
        And perfect price 479$ at tmobile

        • TJ Ninneman

          Hmm…I’m pretty sure the Moto X Pure comes with 32Gb and an SD card slot for less then $479. The others are just unknowns at this point so you cannot say the G4 is better just yet.

          Besides, the tmobile G4 does not support any carriers besides T-Mobile and ATT. And even at that the AT&T support is not complete without band 17.

        • Benben

          Its 399+tax for the 16gig and no payment plan
          With what i am paying to t-mobile i am not going to switch in the near future

        • TJ Ninneman

          Price is another unknown but I’m just assuming the 32Gb edition will be $50 more as it has been in the past.

          You are right, no zero percent interest payment plan for this phone.

        • Chris

          They do have the 0% financing for Moto X last year. But instead of 24 months, it’s 18 month deal. I would assume that that would continue.

          Moto is teasing that they’ve perfected their camera app and is a lot better than the iPhone and the rest of gang.

          There is no wifi calling but there is Moto Connect – where you can send and reply to SMS/MMS from their Chrome extension combine that with VOIP solutions out there.

          And not everyone has a need for Wifi calling. When I went to Europe 3 years ago, I didn’t even use my Wi-fi Calling, I just used Viber to call back home. And here in US I have great signal from home.

          Voice command on almost everything.

          Flash on front camera.

          And if they keep their pricing from last year, the 32 GB will fall at $449.99 + tax.

        • NexusPhan

          And it’s carrier locked.

  • Andy Lee

    No Wi-Fi calling with the moto so it’s a no go, would really love to have one though

    • Paul

      Marshmallow is supposed to have WiFi calling baked in. Hopefully this is the case.

      • EAS

        It’s being released with lollipop though. Who knows how long it’ll take to get the M update.

        • Paul

          Yes but Moto has been very good about releasing updates quickly. With basically pure Android the rollout of M should happen quickly with this device.

        • Andy Lee

          I just read an article somewhere stating they would not do anything to add Wi-Fi calling as a feature , Motorola isn’t interested in it. Hopefully I’m wrong though

      • NexusPhan

        It’s already in Lollipop AOSP. Doesn’t mean it will be enabled and work on T-Mobile.

        https://www.reddit.com/r/nexus6/comments/3b1yby/wifi_calling_has_been_open_sourced_in_aosp/

  • zx6guy

    Too many questions around this device, WiFi calling, band 12, VoLTE, all combined with the huge size. I think I’ll wait for more info on the Nexus 5.

    • Thatguy

      Agree I waiting on that LG Nexus. Then I swap back infort between my Note 4 and Nexus phone

      #CANTWAIT
      #ROOTEDNEXUSWITHCUSTOMROM
      #LUVXDA

      • nycplayboy78

        YASSSSS :)

  • YankInDaSouth

    Band 12 or not, I’m on board! Tried ’13 &’ 14 X’s and found them both too small. This year’s seems to be right in my wheelhouse! Moto features can’t be matched!

  • JMF_mobile

    Apparently WiFi calling is a big deal for some. I have a 2013 X and have never found a reason to need it so I don’t miss it.

    • nycplayboy78

      Travel overseas and you will see what the big deal is…I travel overseas ALOT and I love wifi calling feature even though I get service in 120 countries across the globe…

      • Chris

        I also have traveled. Unless it’s for business and you need people that doesn’t have smartphones to constantly contact you, there is no reason to not use other VOIP alternatives.

  • Nick Ramacciato

    I would love to get one, but I doubt T-Mobile will sell them via EIP.

    • Chris

      Apply for a Motorola Credit – 0 down 0 percent for 18 months.

      • Nick Ramacciato

        Sorry, but no. If T-Mobile expects customers to continue on with EIP, then they should get some newer phones. Tired of this Samsung and Apple circle jerk going on.

  • Philip

    I am confused. Google own Motorola right? Then why are they asking LG and one China company to make their Nexus phone? Isnt they all competing with one another?

    • YankInDaSouth

      Lenovo owns Motorola now …

      • Vultures

        Yep, Google didn’t want Motorola, only wanted their patents. They got what they wanted and sold the rest.

  • vinnyjr

    If this phone does support Band 12, it’s mine. The 64gb option with a custom back would be a great device.
    PS, hoping they don’t screw up the camera.

    • Early reports seem to be very favorable for the camera. Not quite GS6 standards, but very close. don’t think it has OIS tho.

  • Ordeith

    It’s a shame its running Android.

    • Fred Knapp

      are you saying it has better specs than the Iphone?

  • thepanttherlady

    Got mine ordered. :)

    • Salvador Hernandez

      my page would not load :(

      • thepanttherlady

        It wouldn’t load for me when I was trying to log in via G+ so I did a checkout as guest and it worked.

      • nycplayboy78

        Same

    • Albert Orange

      Got mine too! I was able to sneak one into the shopping cart before the pre-orders went live. All I had to do was click the purchase button and I was done! :-)

      • thepanttherlady

        Excellent!

        What options did you go with?

    • nycplayboy78

      Oh just effin great I get a 503 Error Service Temporarily Unavailable….SIGH…I QUIT!!!!!!

  • Misha

    U hope that the phone is better than the there website