12-01-2015 04:45 PM
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  1. Clocks's Avatar
    The US gets the "Pure Edition", the rest of the world gets the "Style". Same phone but slightly different bands. I guess there was some confusion because of how the "Pure Edition" US naming was announced.

    According to droid-life:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2015/07/28...style-or-play/
    So here is the deal. The Moto X Style and Moto X Pure Edition are the same phone. The Moto X Pure Edition is the version that is coming to the US and will be sold unlocked for $399 through Motorola’s site, Amazon, and Best Buy. The Moto X Style is the international variant of the Pure Edition. If you are comparing specs for the two and seeing missing LTE bands from one to the next, it’s probably because one is the international variant (Style) and the other is for the US (Pure Edition).
    07-28-2015 03:01 PM
  2. syspry's Avatar
    In today's world where you can buy pretty much anything online I don't see how the PE is US only anyway. There's really nothing stopping you from ordering it to any country that supports the same LTE bands
    07-28-2015 06:10 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    In today's world where you can buy pretty much anything online I don't see how the PE is US only anyway. There's really nothing stopping you from ordering it to any country that supports the same LTE bands
    He was posting this to just say get the Pure Edition if you want the one that supports all 4 major carriers in the US. The international one would only work w/ AT&T and T-Mobile.
    07-28-2015 06:15 PM
  4. Jason Henrikson's Avatar
    Would the style or pure phones work in Canada?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-29-2015 01:14 AM
  5. girl_Interrupted513's Avatar
    Would the style or pure phones work in Canada?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The Style and the Pure Edition are the same phone spec-wise. The Pure Edition variant is meant for the U. S., while the Style is the international variant, meant for Europe, Latin America, and Canada.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-29-2015 05:27 AM
  6. landale's Avatar
    Yeah, it's a really terrible decision on the naming. I understand they wanted to point out that the US variant was multi carrier without bloatware but it just makes things more confusing, especially given there was already a Pure Edition Moto X last year. Either way I really hope this new business model works out for them. This phone is truly everything the Nexus 6 should have been last year.
    07-29-2015 05:52 AM
  7. syspry's Avatar
    Would the style or pure phones work in Canada?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The Style and the Pure Edition are the same phone spec-wise. The Pure Edition variant is meant for the U. S., while the Style is the international variant, meant for Europe, Latin America, and Canada.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's technically incorrect, the PE will work in any country that uses the same bands as the US. What Moto is basically doing is dumbing the selection down for buyers who don't know how that works. I could order a PE online if I was in Canada for ecample and shove a Sim card from most Canadian carriers in it np
    07-29-2015 08:40 PM
  8. girl_Interrupted513's Avatar
    That's technically incorrect, the PE will work in any country that uses the same bands as the US. What Moto is basically doing is dumbing the selection down for buyers who don't know how that works. I could order a PE online if I was in Canada for ecample and shove a Sim card from most Canadian carriers in it np
    Obviously you're right. I'm just going by Motorola's "logic".

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-29-2015 10:20 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    Mod note: Thread stuck for now.
    08-03-2015 01:51 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    I would have called the Moto X Play the Moto M so that the Moto X Style aka Moto X Pure Edition could simply just be the third generation Moto X.
    08-03-2015 01:52 PM
  11. Ara Wagoner's Avatar
    I would have called the Moto X Play the Moto M so that the Moto X Style aka Moto X Pure Edition could simply just be the third generation Moto X.
    Why M? I'd've called the Moto X Play just the Moto Play and the Moto X Style either the Moto X or the Moto Style. I'm fine with modifiers, but only if they replace the letter.
    08-05-2015 11:54 AM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Why M? I'd've called the Moto X Play just the Moto Play and the Moto X Style either the Moto X or the Moto Style. I'm fine with modifiers, but only if they replace the letter.
    Because it's between G and X.
    08-05-2015 02:47 PM
  13. LuvMusic's Avatar
    This thread got me reading a little and there seems to also be software differences between the Style and Pure editions. According to Engadget:

    You're getting as close to vanilla Android as possible, without buying a Nexus device. Of course, you can always buy the Pure Edition of the Moto X Style and get even closer to that Nexus experience. But if you go with the standard version, you will get Motorola's add-ons like Moto Assist, Moto Display and Moto Actions, which are actually kind of helpful and minimally intrusive.
    So, it seems the "Pure Edition" gets you closer to stock Android.

    Question for the community, I am a U.S. based employee using T-Mobile and travel to Europe frequently (and stay there for a couple of weeks once I'm there). For this type of use, what are you thoughts about Style vs. Pure Edition?

    BTW, if you are interested in the entire Engadget post, here is the link: The Moto X Style is big, gorgeous and (of course) highly customizable

    EDIT: One more question.......Does the Moto X Style / Pure have a finger print scanner? Seems like an important feature for Android M which is not too far away. Important for me because I would like finger print scanning as an extra level of security when using my phone to pay for stuff.
    08-10-2015 08:48 PM
  14. benjamminh's Avatar
    All indications are no fingerprint scanner.
    08-10-2015 09:17 PM
  15. ewak12321's Avatar
    It's better without fingerprint scanners. If someone stole your password you can change it but fingerprints you can't change. I read today that it's very easy to steal fingerprints from smartphones even iPhone and even from your photo where fingers are seen! :O

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    08-11-2015 12:53 PM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    This thread got me reading a little and there seems to also be software differences between the Style and Pure editions. According to Engadget:

    You're getting as close to vanilla Android as possible, without buying a Nexus device. Of course, you can always buy the Pure Edition of the Moto X Style and get even closer to that Nexus experience. But if you go with the standard version, you will get Motorola's add-ons like Moto Assist, Moto Display and Moto Actions, which are actually kind of helpful and minimally intrusive.
    So, it seems the "Pure Edition" gets you closer to stock Android.

    Question for the community, I am a U.S. based employee using T-Mobile and travel to Europe frequently (and stay there for a couple of weeks once I'm there). For this type of use, what are you thoughts about Style vs. Pure Edition?

    BTW, if you are interested in the entire Engadget post, here is the link: The Moto X Style is big, gorgeous and (of course) highly customizable
    The Moto X Style and Moto X Pure Edition should/will have the same software experience. Both will have the Moto App with Moto Assist, Display, and Actions. The Pure Edition does not get you any closer to stock Android.
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    08-11-2015 02:02 PM
  17. LuvMusic's Avatar
    The Moto X Style and Moto X Pure Edition should/will have the same software experience. Both will have the Moto App with Moto Assist, Display, and Actions. The Pure Edition does not get you any closer to stock Android.
    While I have no reason to disagree with you, that is NOT what the Engadget review indicates. I am not an expert on what Moto is doing and there are always discrepancies in the media about what phones are / are not. Guess we will have to wait and see.
    08-11-2015 08:54 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    While I have no reason to disagree with you, that is NOT what the Engadget review indicates. I am not an expert on what Moto is doing and there are always discrepancies in the media about what phones are / are not. Guess we will have to wait and see.
    Ry is right in this one. It's the same phone.. They just named the US version the Pure Edition so consumers can ensure to nab the one that works on Sprint and Verizon (if need be).
    Ry likes this.
    08-11-2015 10:30 PM
  19. eao1991's Avatar
    While I have no reason to disagree with you, that is NOT what the Engadget review indicates. I am not an expert on what Moto is doing and there are always discrepancies in the media about what phones are / are not. Guess we will have to wait and see.
    That article is an example of Moto's naming scheme confusing people. As mentioned already, the Style is the name for the international variant, but Moto decided to go with Pure Edition for the US one.
    08-13-2015 12:02 AM
  20. streetkilln's Avatar
    Moto x pure and moto x style, why is there two names used? Aren't they the same?
    08-27-2015 09:24 PM
  21. grooks's Avatar
    They are essentially the same. The Pure will be sold in the US and the Style will be sold Internationally. The only difference should be the cellular radios.

    Sent from my Moto X (2013)
    Clocks likes this.
    08-27-2015 09:35 PM
  22. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    One is for the US to denote that its an unlocked, carrier free verison.

    The Style is the international name which doesn't have to imply its unlocked and carrier free.
    08-27-2015 09:36 PM
  23. getbretweir's Avatar
    Moto x pure and moto x style, why is there two names used? Aren't they the same?
    they said it already, but I still think they should've just kept it the same name. the small difference didn't require two separate names. they could've just used different model numbers or something.
    08-27-2015 09:59 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    I still the Moto X Play should have been called Moto <letter between G and X>.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-27-2015 10:04 PM
  25. jephanie's Avatar
    Because......crappy marketing department!!!!!!
    08-27-2015 11:12 PM
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