Moto X Pure Edition will launch on September 3

Mark your calendars, folks, because Motorola has officially announced the launch date for its flagship Moto X Pure Edition.

The Moto X Pure Edition will launch on September 3, which is less than one month away. Interestingly, Motorola has since deleted its tweet announcing the date, but you can see a screenshot of it below.


Pricing will be set at $399 unlocked, though you’ll be able to pay more for additional storage or premium rear covers. Speaking of which, just as with past Moto X phones, you’ll be able to customize your Moto X Pure Edition with all kinds of different colors and backsides.

For us Magenta Army members, the Moto X Pure Edition will support T-Mobile’s 1900MHz HSPA coverage as well as LTE bands 2, 4, and 12. Unfortunately, Des Smith has said that the new Moto X won’t include Wi-Fi Calling.


As a quick refresher, the Moto X Pure Edition’s got a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display, 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage, microSD slot, Turbo Power fast charging, a 3000mAh battery, and NFC. Also included is a 5-megapixel wide angle front-facing camera and a 21-megapixel rear camera that Motorola is one of the best around.

Now that we’re getting close to the Moto X Pure Edition’s launch, are any of you thinking about picking one up?

Source: @Motorola

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  • Paul. B

    Can’t wait already have my Otterbox Cases

    • Paul

      Can you shar the link to where you got’em? I’m a fan of good cases.

  • besweeet

    Will the Moto X Pure Edition have VoLTE? Motorola removed band 12 from the 2015 Moto G’s product page as it doesn’t support VoLTE.

  • thepanttherlady

    Heck yes!!

    I’ve been playing with the moto maker and think I’ve decided on the Ebony finish with Panttherlady engraved on the back.

    • Protect yo net

      What’s the story behind your handle / name? You really going to engrave that? I guess you don’t resell your used devices, because besides collectors I’m not sure people appreciate engraving lol. Just wondering.

      As for this moto x, it’s kinda lame it has no wifi-calling. I wonder why and who is to blame.

      • thepanttherlady

        I have always loved black panthers for as long as I can remember. The owner of a tattoo shop where I got most of my work done at nicknamed me pantherlady because of all the black panthers I had done. :) The double ‘T’ in my name is to be unique.

        I normally resell my used devices but plan on keeping this one because of the engraving. I’m sure I can probably purchase another back if I needed/wanted to to replaced the engraved one.

        I don’t use wifi calling so it’s not a deal breaker for me.

    • Paul

      Wonder if they’ll do claw marks on the back for ya!

      • thepanttherlady

        Ohhhhhh!! That would be amazing!!!

    • Stone Cold

      No more new phones lol.

      • thepanttherlady

        Sorry, you’re talking into my bad ear! LOL

    • Alex Wagner

      I like the wood finishes. I got my original Moto X with a bamboo back and still dig it. If I do end up getting the Moto X Pure Edition, I might try leather just to switch it up, though.

      • thepanttherlady

        I’d prefer the Walnut or Bamboo back but when I look at the engraving on the Moto Maker it doesn’t seem like the letters show up well on those. :/

        I have the leather on the G4 so for me the wood is switching it up. :)

        Ordered a tempered glass screen protector. Now I’m hoping they’ll have the “bands” (or bumpers) I can buy. Would really like to show off the wood but I want the bezels protected.


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    • Lman146

      Is moto maker available for the Pure Edition yet?

      • thepanttherlady

        Still says “coming soon”.

        I doubt it’d be available until the phone itself is released.

  • williejackbrainer

    I’m thinking about grabbing one. I’m still having issues with my Nexus 6. I’m starting to think that the Nexus 6 is the worst Nexus phone to date.

    • Arnold Shoon

      Same here – having major SW issues lately – slow response/lags etc… great wifi calling and love the phablet size though!!!

      • FILA

        Its not the phone its Lollipop. M is suppose to fix all this. Lets hope anyways. Nexus 5 ran smooth as butter with KitKat, All the Lollipop versions later and the phone still runs like shit.

    • the2000guy

      It seems that there is lot of complaints about this phone. I didn’t considered it due to its size. Now reading more often about complaints I don’t regret not buy it.

  • the2000guy

    No wifi calling and no wireless charging? It has great specs but without these two features I don’t feel enthusiastic to buy it.

    • Chad D

      Wireless charging isn’t great, it doesn’t deliver enough power yet.

      • the2000guy

        Good to know your feedback respect to wireless charging. I was expecting high efficiency over that feature.


      wireless charging…oh my how did you live without it!

  • timmyjoe42

    I can go without wifi calling, but I don’t want a phone with a screen over 5″. I don’t have room for 2 huge things in my pants. The phones with a “smaller” screen have crappy specs or are a crappy brand. I want the combination of compact with high performance.

    • Paul

      Then get bigger pants!!
      HEY-OH!!! I kid, I kid.

      I’m a fan of the large screens but I get why some don’t want them.

    • steveb944

      Sony or the rumoured Galaxy Mini. That’s all you have as an option because big is the new norm.


    I was hoping that because the Nexus 6 got WiFi calling that Google would add WiFi calling to Android. Since that did not happen, I’m now hoping that Android M bakes it in. Sigh.

  • Paul

    I had read that Android M is suppose to have WiFi Calling built in. I guess we’ll find out.

    I’m not sure about this device if it won’t support WiFi Calling, but I have Google Voice and read about the workaround. I’m VERY interested in this device.

  • Deibid

    Still undecided on what phone to get next. I was wanting a oneplus two, but who knows how long it will take for me to get my invite (Thanks panther lady for hooking it up with the oneplus one last year). But then there’s the new nexus coming out layer this year with also killer specs and the cheaper price again (as well as a decent sized screen of 5.2″ and not a phablet). Uggg this is difficult!

    • thepanttherlady

      I already have my invite for the OnePlus 2 but this year they’re linking it to the email address so I can’t just pass it along without giving away my account credentials. :(

      P.S. You’re welcome :)

      • Deibid

        Damn that sucks. I thought this year’s invite system would have been better but it looks like it’s still pretty crappy just different.

        Well, we will have to see come September if any invites are even available. If not, I’ll just have to decide between the Moto X Style (Pure) or the Nexus 2015. The dual sim and finger print reader looked appetizing on the oneplus two..

      • Deibid

        Damn that sucks. I thought this year’s invite system would have been better but it looks like it’s still pretty crappy just different.

        Well, we will have to see come September if any invites are even available. If not, I’ll just have to decide between the Moto X Style (Pure) or the Nexus 2015. The dual sim and finger print reader looked appetizing on the oneplus two..

      • Orlando Sablon III

        I’ll buy one for $50

    • Deibid

      Damn that sucks. I thought this year’s invite system would have been better but it looks like it’s still pretty crappy just different.

      Well, we will have to see come September if any invites are even available. If not, I’ll just have to decide between the Moto X Style (Pure) or the Nexus 2015. The dual sim and finger print reader looked appetizing on the oneplus two..

  • NardVa

    Does the phone support hspa+ on the AWS band?

    • vinnyjr

      I was wondering the same exact thing, looking at the bands shown it doesn’t appear to have the 1700 on HSPA covered.

    • Alex Wagner

      From Motorola’s website: UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    • Trysta

      Thank you! I’ve been trying to figure this out since the phone was announced. No one seems to be acting like it is a big deal. Is it?

  • Wonder if this will be supported on Google Fi? On the fence about waiting for this to come out and try on Fi or get the Nexus 6.

    • steveb944

      Wait for the new Nexus devices if you can.

    • Peter Smith

      I have a nexus 6 currently. Well just bought it a week ago. Honestly, except for the size there really isn’t much else that are deal breakers between moto pure or next nexus vs Nexus 6. I buy my phone stock/stock like for the software experience and I AM SETTLED WITH MY NEXUS 6!!!!

  • JasonMock

    Gah…I need a dual sim phone that can work on Sprint. Dont see dual sim capable listed :(

    • Paul

      You’d need to get the international version and not the US.

  • Philip

    I hope Samsung take a look at this so they dont price the Note 5 too high.

    • Paul

      HA! Sadly, it will be over priced.

    • yankeesusa

      Doesn’t matter, the battery on the note 5 will last as long as regular phones. It is no longer a reason to buy the note 5. oh well.

  • It’s just too big. The Moto X Play would be a better choice for me, but alas it won’t be sold stateside.

    Having said this, it’s fairly priced for a sub-phablet. Hopefully, Motorola will discount the Moto X when the Style is launched. I might just snatch one.

    However, unless the Style supports VOLTE, band 12 is bound to be deleted like in the Moto G.

    • Paul

      And I’m the opposite. This is the same size as my Note 3 and I like the large screen. You know what they say about men with big hands? They need large gloves. ha ha, but it’s a personal preference. I can’t go back below the 5.7″. I tried and it just wasn’t right.

      This is also why I’m glad phone makers are putting out phablets and slightly smaller devices for those that don’t want large phones.

      • thepanttherlady

        5.5″ is my limit but prefer 5.7″+.

        • Paul

          With those dainty paws?

      • williejackbrainer

        I’m loving the Nexus 6 screen size, however not loving the data connection issues. As of now I’m undecided if I want the Moto G, Moto X PE or the new Nexus 6.

      • That’s fine. For me, I like to be able to hold the phone firmly in my hand and to reach the other end with my thumb in order to type swipe. I cannot do that with a phablet.

        • Paul

          You need bigger things. :D
          That’s usually what i hear as a reason.

        • I need bigger hands! Or rather, things that fit them. :-)

        • Paul

          True story.

    • pda96

      The Moto X is selling for $299 right now. How much more of a discount do you want? If they discount it anymore, it will encroach on Moto G territory, no?

      • Since when is more discount a bad thing?

    • priap1sm

      I agree, I’d prefer the Play version, with the smaller screen, lower res, and bigger battery. Of course it’s not going on sale here.

  • besweeet

    Band 4/AWS UMTS/HSPA+ is missing from the Moto X Pure’s spec listing. Not sure if it’s an error or not, but that would be an odd omission, given its amount of LTE bands.

    • Trysta

      Do you think it would be a big issue for t-mobile users if it only had PCS HSPA+? I’m not sure how many areas don’t have 1900mhz HSPA+ support. I imagine it would kind of suck to drop to 2g if you couldn’t get lte.

      • besweeet

        I personally think it would be an issue, as there are plenty of areas that do have AWS HSPA+.

        • It’s a good question. But do those places where HSPA is available on AWS have HSPA on PCS as well?

        • besweeet

          I may be wrong, but I don’t think all of the AWS HSPA areas have PCS HSPA yet, but should be for the areas where AWS HSPA is being shut down (in favor of more AWS LTE if allowed).

          For example, my city (Jacksonville, FL) has a bit of excess AWS, so they have AWS LTE & HSPA+, PCS HSPA and EDGE (no LTE, yet at least).

        • It’s a disappointment, for the Moto X Play does have 5-band UMTS and enough LTE bands to be nearly universal:

        • Trysta

          How can you tell what kind of bands are available in your area? (If you don’t mind my asking)

        • besweeet

          EDGE/GPRS is all on band 2. For HSPA, the only real way to tell is to open up your phone’s field test app, usually via a dialer code. For LTE, go to T-Mobile’s map and click around. If LTE says “there is newly expanded 4G LTE here. See if your device is compatible with the service in this area,” then it’s band 2 or band 12. Hovering over the “learn more” link will tell you which it is. Otherwise, it’s band 4.

  • zx6guy

    This thing is too big. You would have thought they learned their lesson with the Nexus 6. I think I’ll wait to see what the Nexus 5 looks like before making a decision.

    • Orion

      It makes me laugh when people say this. What lesson? There isn’t any lesson to be learned. Just because you didn’t like the size of the Nexus 6 doesn’t mean the world has to cater to you. Lol

      • zx6guy

        It makes me laugh when people don’t research/understand whatever it is they’re white knighting.

        The lesson being that size was constantly referenced as a con in reviews (forbes, techcrunch, engadget, ect) and strong speculation that said size will and has been a driving factor in lower sales.

        Just because you love huge devices doesn’t mean everyone else has to or that they can’t comment on them. #backunderyourrocktroll

        • Orion

          Haha you look at those websites as the be all ….end all? There is NO lesson because there is a reason why OEMs make larger displays……most people want them. Smartphones aren’t just phones anymore. Awww you’re upset because you didn’t get what you wanted.

        • zx6guy

          Apple and Samsung have devices of two different sizes. At 5.7 inches the X is being turned into a 2 handed device with no other offering.

          Keep riding moto’s d. It seems that’s the only lesson you understand.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          Got the moto g cuz its manageable size

          Do want the moto x for volte and band 12 support but damn 5.7? Might as well keep my g4

          I hope the nexus 5.2 is manageable

        • The that things are going, I’m afraid that I’ll have to wait for the next update cycle to enjoy band 12, when VOLTE is ubiquitous. Might as well pop a Moto X ’14 for $299 while it lasts.

  • endgame

    Funny, I seem to remember J.Legere saying something last year to the effect that T-Mobile is now big enough to dictate their own terms and that all phones going forth will have WIFI calling enabled.

    • dtam

      he said any phone being sold at a tmobile store. you have to get the moto’s direct from them. but I do wish wifi-calling would be baked into android soon

    • priap1sm

      This isn’t a t-mobile phone, it’s an unlocked phone sold by an independent manufacturer that happens to work on t-mo.

  • priap1sm

    I want the lesser moto x, with the smaller screen, bigger battery, and water resistance. I could care less about bleeding edge processors or whatever.

  • Gavriel Ostrow

    will the moto x be able to go on verizon and tmobile??? its confusing

    • nycplayboy78

      The Moto X Style will be the one that will be carrier branded and the Moto X Pure will be the UNLOCKED version…

      • thepanttherlady

        These aren’t going to be carrier branded, you’ll have to get them directly through Motorola.

        Also, the X Style and X Pure are the same phone. The pure edition is what the name is in the US, Style outside of it.

    • thepanttherlady


  • iCrap

    don’t care for wifi calling. it’s pretty much worthless on my nexus 6. in fact, wifi is worthless on my nexus 6.

    • williejackbrainer

      I agree 100%. The WiFi calling on the Nexus 6 is a joke and the call reception is even worst. I will be on the hunt for another phone after the new Nexus 5 & 6 drop. This is no reason why that phone should be dropping calls and while on a call it feels as if you’re on a portable phone when they first came out.

    • Chris

      Well works great on my n6

  • mrpickem

    Potentially viable device. 16GB is not enough period and 32GB should be minimum memory regardless of sd slot. However, it still looks great on paper and at a good price, will have to wait for real world performance to draw conclusions. I’m getting the Note 5 Friday but I also may snag one of these for comparison sake. ;)

  • priap1sm

    I’ve heard wi-fi calling will be included in Android M? As in, the software will give the phones the ability to work on wi-fi? Is that true?

    • Chris

      Yes you are correct

    • Chris

      WiFi comes standard in all m Build’s

  • This most likely will be my next phone, coming from my Note 3. Note 5 disappointed me, taking away features. Moto still has the SD card, so probably my best option. I think it will be better than the LG G4. I don’t care about WiFi Calling, I never use it

  • YankInDaSouth

    Moto recently updated their site and it now lists 1700 (AWS) under UMTS/HSPA+ Bands!

  • Without wifi calling, I’m not going to buy it. If that gets added by a software upgrade later, I’ll consider it.

  • Anne L.

    I will be buying another brand of phone next time. I NEED wifi calling.