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  1. Riccardo C's Avatar
    I saw it to but its misleading because one of them said you will get the phone when its released
    08-30-2015 10:29 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Word is that Moto pulled the 360 so they can launch 2nd Gen at IFA in Berlin this coming week
    Link?

    The last Motorola event seemed perfect with each territory announcing a new phone.
    08-31-2015 01:03 AM
  3. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Moto would be smart to release it this week, as many rumors have suggested, instead of next week when the Iphone is scheduled to be announced. Let's go Moto! Give us a hint!!
    08-31-2015 03:56 AM
  4. Cakefish's Avatar
    The 3rd September is this week... ???

    I personally predict it'll be launching slightly later in the month though. On the 28th September.
    08-31-2015 05:10 AM
  5. rushmore's Avatar
    IF the Moto Pure does release this week, it would be a very poor marketing effort to launch and then go dark. All we have got so far is info regurgitated from 7/28 and one person at Moto taking a few pictures. Oh, an DPreview doing their photo tests at the event.

    There has been nothing else. Seems more likely a late September launch if we presume Motorola has a cognitive marketing staff right now. The Moto X was an internationally pushed product. The Pure/Style is apparently pushing mainly from Chicago- the place again where the layoffs were. Even if the events in China disrupted supply flow, there would be a marketing campaign already happening if Sept 3rd was a chance.

    Profound missed opportunity as far as timing. Apple will take the media coverage soon and a lot of consumers with it. Samsung seems like the biggest loser, since have a product not as different now. Perhaps Motorola can make gains anyway due to price for people not wanting to spend the bigger bucks on Apple or Samsung.
    08-31-2015 08:26 AM
  6. Cakefish's Avatar
    There wasn't any prior marketing for Moto X Play. Don't expect any for this one either.

    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
    08-31-2015 08:49 AM
  7. bpe4's Avatar
    There wasn't any prior marketing for Moto X Play. Don't expect any for this one either.

    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
    Are you in Canada or Europe? Obviously, there would have been zero marketing in the U.S. since the X-Play isn't being sold here.
    08-31-2015 10:13 AM
  8. Cakefish's Avatar
    Are you in Canada or Europe? Obviously, there would have been zero marketing in the U.S. since the X-Play isn't being sold here.
    Europe (UK)

    The most we got was a single a single post on Facebook hinting at a release on the 14th - that ended up being wrong anyway, as it was delayed (with them only giving notice of this on the actual supposed launch day itself). Then it actually released on the 18th with no prior warning at all. Just boop; it's on sale!

    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
    08-31-2015 10:14 AM
  9. bpe4's Avatar
    Profound missed opportunity as far as timing. Apple will take the media coverage soon and a lot of consumers with it. Samsung seems like the biggest loser, since have a product not as different now. Perhaps Motorola can make gains anyway due to price for people not wanting to spend the bigger bucks on Apple or Samsung.
    Those who love Apple have no problems with the price point of the iPhones, so another Android phone that is $200+ less than a comparable iphone 6s will have zero impact on their buying habits. (My 2 cents) The only marketable differentiation that the X-Pure has over Apple, LG or Samsung is the external customization via Motomaker. I think iPhone users care very little about bamboo or leather backs as every iPhone I've seen in the wild is dutifully put in a case by their owner.
    08-31-2015 10:20 AM
  10. bpe4's Avatar
    Europe (UK)

    The most we got was a single a single post on Facebook hinting at a release on the 14th - that ended up being wrong anyway, as it was delayed (with them only giving notice of this on the actual supposed launch day itself). Then it actually released on the 18th with no prior warning at all. Just boop; it's on sale!

    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
    Well, I envy you, Cakefish. It's an absolute shame the XT1562( X Play) isn't being offered here in the U.S. Personally, I think it's the perfect phone. 5.5" HD screen (non-QHD), decent CPU, BIG BATTERY, and Motomaker customization. How are you liking it so far?
    08-31-2015 10:27 AM
  11. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Well, I envy you, Cakefish. It's an absolute shame the XT1562( X Play) isn't being offered here in the U.S. Personally, I think it's the perfect phone. 5.5" HD screen (non-QHD), decent CPU, BIG BATTERY, and Motomaker customization. How are you liking it so far?
    Well we are going to get the Droid Maxx from Verizon which will be a Play with maybe some hardware improvements. Some bloat, probably not as much as usual.
    08-31-2015 10:33 AM
  12. Cakefish's Avatar
    Well, I envy you, Cakefish. It's an absolute shame the XT1562( X Play) isn't being offered here in the U.S. Personally, I think it's the perfect phone. 5.5" HD screen (non-QHD), decent CPU, BIG BATTERY, and Motomaker customization. How are you liking it so far?
    Pros:

    + nice aesthetic design (subjective)
    + small bezels
    + curved back means it's comfortable to hold in the hand
    + feels robust/durable
    + bright, vivid display with good contrast
    + good, bassy speaker that can get suitably loud
    + camera fantastic during the day; sharp, vivid, accurate colours and fast focusing
    + can multitask like a champ, despite 'only' 2GB RAM
    + micro SD support
    + great battery life (6-8 hours SOT on average)
    + great call quality
    + FM radio tuner, with great quality and live recording support

    Cons:

    - slightly loose volume rocker and power button can produce a rattling sound depending on how the phone is held that's audible in quiet environments
    - some of the material UI animations are noticeably choppier than on modern flagships
    - camera struggles in severe low light conditions (not as good as modern flagships with OIS)
    - camera can occasionally struggle to capture fast moving objects
    - lack of a gyroscope means no photosphere or panorama mode support in the Google camera app (Moto camera does have a panorama mode though)


    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
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    08-31-2015 11:09 AM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    Play has FM radio, but not Pure Style? Seems counterintuitive that the more premium phone has no FM, can't replace battery and 630mah smaller battery on a bigger higher res display.

    Edit:
    Not getting Moto's logic here other than two separate non collaborating product teams.
    08-31-2015 11:30 AM
  14. Cakefish's Avatar
    Play has FM radio, but not Pure Style? Seems counterintuitive that the more premium phone has no FM, can't replace battery and 630mah smaller battery.

    Not getting Moto's logic here.
    How do you know the Style lacks FM radio?

    Motorola has to create a reason for the Play to exist otherwise it would become entirely obsolete and be cannibalised by the Style and G.

    Sent from my XT1562 using Tapatalk
    08-31-2015 11:36 AM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    A link here or Android Central somewhere had a snapshot of asking Motorola customer support and the reply was no FM radio. No FM on the G4 that also has the 808.

    Seems the Moto Play and Pure should have a baby that has the best features of both.
    08-31-2015 11:42 AM
  16. Anthony Gray2's Avatar
    3rd was never the day. 2nd was the day, but it's not anymore. Think unlucky numbers to get lucky.
    Based on that cryptic statement, I'm gonna go ahead and put my money on a 9/11 release.
    Ry and 312MotoGus like this.
    08-31-2015 12:54 PM
  17. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    Or the 13th.
    08-31-2015 02:27 PM
  18. bholt6's Avatar
    Or the 13th.
    I know its possible, but a Sunday release just sounds weird.
    08-31-2015 02:35 PM
  19. Demi9OD's Avatar
    Or the 4th.
    08-31-2015 02:38 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    Play has FM radio, but not Pure Style? Seems counterintuitive that the more premium phone has no FM, can't replace battery and 630mah smaller battery on a bigger higher res display.

    Edit:
    Not getting Moto's logic here other than two separate non collaborating product teams.
    Wild that if the Moto X Style was carried by AT&T, they'd ask Motorola to enable the FM radio. I do doubt that the Pure Edition would have it enabled.

    But Play and Style both don't have user-replaceable batteries.

    I'm sure these teams collaborated. The Play and the Style are meant for different price points - with the Style at the higher point so it gets the higher processor, bigger screen with larger resolution, dual-speakers, more "premium" materials.

    Also, there may be some markets where the Play will be the high-end Motorola.
    08-31-2015 02:58 PM
  21. somdave2005's Avatar
    I'm just going to go with September 13th based in Happyasian's post. Hopefully will hear something definitive this week during IFA on a release date. My money is ready.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-31-2015 04:15 PM
  22. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    A link here or Android Central somewhere had a snapshot of asking Motorola customer support and the reply was no FM radio. No FM on the G4 that also has the 808.

    Seems the Moto Play and Pure should have a baby that has the best features of both.
    Daaaamn. That might actually be a deal-breaker for me. I listen to FM sports radio a LOT on my phone and I'm not interested in using data to listen to FM. :-( I hope that this is somehow untrue.
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    08-31-2015 04:39 PM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    Daaaamn. That might actually be a deal-breaker for me. I listen to FM sports radio a LOT on my phone and I'm not interested in using data to listen to FM. :-( I hope that this is somehow untrue.
    What phone do you have now?
    08-31-2015 04:47 PM
  24. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    What phone do you have now?
    Right now, I'm using a Lumia 640. I was hoping to move on to the upcoming Lumia flagships (because I actually like WP), but the Moto X Style just seems like unbeatable value
    08-31-2015 04:51 PM
  25. Jheebs's Avatar
    Those who love Apple have no problems with the price point of the iPhones, so another Android phone that is $200+ less than a comparable iphone 6s will have zero impact on their buying habits. (My 2 cents) The only marketable differentiation that the X-Pure has over Apple, LG or Samsung is the external customization via Motomaker. I think iPhone users care very little about bamboo or leather backs as every iPhone I've seen in the wild is dutifully put in a case by their owner.
    That's cause if you breathe on 'em they BREAK!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-31-2015 06:16 PM
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