1. MobileNick's Avatar
    Silly question maybe, but has anyone looked into why the X Style is so heavy? Compared to other large phones such as S6 Edge + or LG G4, physical dimensions are similar but the X Style is quite a bit heavier. It's even heavier than the Galaxy Note 4/5 by a few grams. Did they just use thicker structural parts without optimizing for weight?

    X Style: 179 grams
    LG G4: 155 grams
    S6 Edge+: 153 grams
    Note 4: 176 grams
    Note 5: 171 grams
    08-31-2015 10:20 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The frame might be a little heavier. The dual front speakers might also have something to do with it, as well.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-31-2015 10:32 AM
  3. jephanie's Avatar
    The 2014 X was friggin' indestructible with it's metal frame so it doesn't surprise me a bit that the large XPE will weigh this much considering the larger frame involved. And I'm totally okay with that. I don't like phones that feel helium filled; I want a little heft to my device. It's not like it's going to tear a hole in my pocket or be heavy enough to use for bench presses.
    08-31-2015 11:27 AM
  4. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    Do you even lift, bro?
    jephanie, Ry and jimbo1mcm like this.
    08-31-2015 11:34 AM
  5. MobileNick's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I was just curious because it seemed heavier than it's counterparts but I did not read any previews where people commented on the weight and that it might be more sturdy. Agreed - much prefer a solid build to a flimsy device.
    08-31-2015 11:47 AM
  6. bpe4's Avatar
    The weight certainly isn't due to the battery.
    co.ag.2005, dmark44 and ewak12321 like this.
    08-31-2015 11:50 AM
  7. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    Cuz it's crammed full of awesomeness!
    dmark44 likes this.
    08-31-2015 12:15 PM
  8. dmark44's Avatar
    My HTC Rezound was right around 6.0 oz with a 4.3" 720p Screen (one of the earliest ones) and a paltry 1650mah removable battery.

    The thing was built like a tank for a plastic phone. In my opinion it was in mostly due to the screen and making sure it wasn't more fragile and susceptible to cracking than other phones. Subsequent 720p phones got lighter pretty quickly.

    That was not a thin LCD panel either, so maybe the screen itself was bigger and heavier than later panels.

    As pointed out above for the X Style, it could just be the bigger case and more metal for the larger frame dimensions. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if this screen weighs a bit more per square inch than the 2014 screen.
    08-31-2015 01:24 PM
  9. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    The 2 front facing speakers have sub-woofers underneath.
    08-31-2015 02:15 PM
  10. Jheebs's Avatar
    The 2 front facing speakers have sub-woofers underneath.
    Yeah but no carrier bloat should cancel out the sub weight. ..

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    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    08-31-2015 06:09 PM
  11. Evilnut's Avatar
    I've owned several Motorola phones over the years including the last three phones I have had. They all have seemed a bit heavier than other phones. I guess the trade off for that is a phone that feels rock solid and none of them have ever had any problems or issues for me. I work outside in very harsh environments and my Motorola phones have always gone through the rough stuff I put them through without any issues.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    08-31-2015 07:23 PM

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