1. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    One of the drawbacks for me is lack of wireless charging on the Moto Pure/Style. However, it can be installed with an aftermarket kit. There are a couple of ways to do it. The easiest way is to just plug the device into the micro usb at the bottom and then put a case over it. The only problem with this is that part of the appeal of MotoMaker is getting a nice back plate and this covers it up. The other way is to physically take off that nice backplate and put the device under it. Videos of taking the cover off a Moto X 2014 show it can be done, but there is a lot of adhesive and it can get pretty tricky. I am hoping Ifixit shows the removal of the back cover on the new Style/Pure so I can evaluate if I really want to do it. Here is the link showing the device. There are similar devices on the market, but this one looks pretty good.
    08-09-2015 03:50 AM
  2. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Honesty...its just not worth it.
    08-09-2015 06:57 AM
  3. getbretweir's Avatar
    seems like a lot of trouble with not much upside ... i like wireless charging and all, but I'll probably be using the turbo charger most times. plugging a wire into a micro USB once in awhile just doesn't seem like that much trouble. that said, I have an S4 and Nexus 4 (I'll be getting the Pure and one of the Nexus phones) so to be fair, I've never used either technology.

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    08-09-2015 10:29 AM
  4. Evilnut's Avatar
    To be honest, for me, wireless charging is not a big deal right now. When the new standard comes out with its faster charging, then I will probably be more interested in it. I can see how it would be nice for some people that work in an office or are home a lot and just plop their phone down on a charger whenever they want. But, I'm not an office worker and I spend a lot of time riding my motorcycle and out in the woods and the wild, so, carrying a regular charger and auxiliary battery pack is much more convenient for me. I have a dock next to my bed on my nightstand that I plug my phone into every night, and that is very simple and easy, plus it angles my phone so I can just take a quick glance over at it to get the time while it's in the dock.

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    08-09-2015 11:26 AM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    Never felt wireless charging was a big need given how quickly rapid chargers can handle what I need. Plus you have to put this on and off everytime you want to actually use your microUSB slot.
    08-09-2015 02:19 PM
  6. jephanie's Avatar
    Never felt wireless charging was a big need given how quickly rapid chargers can handle what I need. Plus you have to put this on and off everytime you want to actually use your microUSB slot.
    This is how I interpret it. "Want wireless charging? Then plug your phone into this thing to do it. Then, when it's charged, unplug it to enjoy it as you prefer." So.....in other words, is a bulky and ugly plugged charger.

    I'll pass.
    08-09-2015 03:23 PM
  7. RHChan84's Avatar
    I initially wanted wireless charging but it's slow. I'd rather spend $20 on a dual 2.8A USB charger then on a wireless charger. It's a hassle to put it on the charger and if you need it while its charging, its useless. Especially with non-removeable battery, you can't just put a fresh battery like I do on my LG G3.
    08-11-2015 07:38 AM
  8. CVisk's Avatar
    They should have just added wireless charging to begin with. It is becoming more and more popular. I now have 4 Tylt wireless chargers and use them all the time to keep my G3 topped off as much as possible. I am very interested in this phone.

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    08-13-2015 07:42 PM
  9. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    They should have just added wireless charging to begin with. It is becoming more and more popular. I now have 4 Tylt wireless chargers and use them all the time to keep my G3 topped off as much as possible. I am very interested in this phone.

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    Oh well...

    Now you can either buy the XPE, or get a phone that works with your wireless charger.

    No sense in being put out about it.
    08-13-2015 08:29 PM
  10. mabr82's Avatar
    Still don't think in its current iteration wireless charging is all that. Once charging over WiFi kicks in then that's when it will be worth it. Otherwise just spend the extra 1 second sticking the USB in. #laziness

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    08-14-2015 03:00 AM
  11. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    If you haven't used wireless charging I can see that you don't think it is very useful. I first experienced it on my LG G2 and liked it alot. I even got an AirCharge wireless case for my Iphone 6. I have Qi chargers that tilt back around 20 degrees and I can just place my N6 on it and see messages, while it charges. My wife has a Galaxy S6 and that also uses wireless charging. Trust me, if the Moto X had wireless charging internally, people would probably use it. Turbo charging is fine, but for overnight, wireless is great.

    Rumors are that Verizon will bring out the Droid Turbo 2, based on the Moto Pure and it will have wireless charging.
    08-14-2015 03:33 AM
  12. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    If you haven't used wireless charging I can see that you don't think it is very useful. I first experienced it on my LG G2 and liked it alot. I even got an AirCharge wireless case for my Iphone 6. I have Qi chargers that tilt back around 20 degrees and I can just place my N6 on it and see messages, while it charges. My wife has a Galaxy S6 and that also uses wireless charging. Trust me, if the Moto X had wireless charging internally, people would probably use it. Turbo charging is fine, but for overnight, wireless is great.
    I've used wireless charging first on my Droid DNA.

    It's a great tool, but its trickle charge is too slow. Turbo Charging is simply better.

    An emergency can happen at anytime, day or night. If my phone is on a wireless charger and I'm suddenly having to get up and go, there's a good chance my phone will have very little power.

    If it's on a turbo charger, it will of course, have more battery life.

    Also, many people use their phones while they charge. Can't do that with a wireless charger.

    That said, it is counterproductive to use your phone while it charges, so that's a bit of a wash to me.
    08-14-2015 08:16 AM
  13. RHChan84's Avatar
    I have a wireless charger and used it briefly but ended up just going back. It's slow and I can't charge and use my phone at the same time.
    08-14-2015 11:55 AM
  14. Cakefish's Avatar
    Yeah I've never been interested in wireless charging for those exact reasons. I often use my phone while it's charging.

    In fact, that's what I'm doing right now!
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    08-14-2015 12:18 PM
  15. WaltA's Avatar
    I would never buy a new cell phone that doesn't have wireless charging.

    I have owned several cell phones over the years (decades?), and I found that the part the fails first, has always been the charging port. There have been many types, from coaxial, up to today's micro USB. But with constant plugging in, and plugging out, it unfortunately either wears out, gets "dirty" (oxidizes), or mechanically breaks.

    Wireless charging solved that problem for me. You couldn't pay me to go backward.
    09-12-2015 08:30 PM
  16. EJT's Avatar
    The lack of wireless charging on the Pure wasn't a deal breaker for me, but I do like it on my Nexus 6. I use it all the time.
    09-13-2015 05:22 AM
  17. Raphael Khandadash's Avatar
    So the screen cracked on my Moto X should I just go ahead and install one of these in the backplate being that I have to take it off anyway?
    07-16-2016 09:47 AM

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