Moto X Style/Moto X Pure Edition vs. 2015 LG Nexus vs. 2015 Huawei Nexus

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Quite the week for Android fans! As much as I love the new Moto X Style, I plan on seeing what the Nexus has before upgrading.

Personally, my days of expensive, carrier phones with bloatware and skins are over. I need to replace my Nexus 4 and S4, so I put myself on the OP2 invite list, and plan on getting 2 of the 3.

The only major thing missing from the Style is a bigger battery. When I saw the Play version had 3630 mAh, I couldn't help but be a little disappointed, considering the 5.7" 1440p display.

I'm hoping the Nexus either offers a 5.2" 1080p with at least 3000 mAh and/or 5.7" 1440p with 3500 mAh. If that's the case, I might even get both Nexus phones should they released two as rumored. I'd also like to see a fingerprint scanner and front speakers. The only thing that'll prevent me from buying at least one Nexus, would be an inferior battery/display ratio.

All things being equal, I prefer the Moto X Style cause of the reasonable price and the extra features. IMO it has the best UX out there, and that is becoming more and more my biggest priority. Also, I'm not in a huge rush to have Android M, since getting the newest operating system isn't as big a deal as it once was.

What are some must have features, or deal breakers you need to see in the upcoming Nexus phone(s) to hold out over the Moto X Style?

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It needs to have everything the Moto Style has and then some - just kidding!

It needs to be a solid device. Have great hardware design and good (not necessarily the best) hardware components (battery, screen, etc.). The Moto Style is a great looking phone and seeing it come in a universal unlocked package is a plus. However, I want to wait and see what the Nexus brings this season...especially since there's rumor of two Nexus' being released.
 

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For me, it's all about the size - 5'7" is too big. If the Nexus 5 is truly in the 5'2" range, I'm in.
 

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For me, it's all about the size - 5'7" is too big. If the Nexus 5 is truly in the 5'2" range, I'm in.
I also prefer a smaller device, but I'll need to compare the overall specs not just the size. I still might get the Moto X Pure if its overall specs are better than those of the LG Nexus.

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I also prefer a smaller device, but I'll need to compare the overall specs not just the size. I still might get the Moto X Pure if its overall specs are better than those of the LG Nexus.

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Well, rumors are that LG is making a 5.2" QHD device with the SD 808 and a 2,700 mAh battery, while Huawei is making a 5.7" QHD (same as the Style/Pure Edition) device that will either have the SD 810 (version 2) or the SD 820, and a 3,500 mAh (bigger!) battery. It's also possible that the Huawei phablet will have it's own in-house Kirin 950 chip in it. If I had to choose, I'd prefer the 820 or the Kirin chip over the 810. Huawei is also known for having a great fingerprint scanner, and a more than adequate Hi Fi speaker. There's talk that this Nexus phablet could be similar to the upcoming Huawei Mate 8.

I'd love dual front speakers on the phablet, but I'd be ok with the loud Hi Fi speaker on the bottom. I'm ok with that supposed battery size, as long as Android M's power saving features work. Huawei phones get really good reviews, so I think it'll be a nice device.


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I'll be waiting for reviews for both phones to see which phone has the better battery life and camera. Those are the two things that I will be looking closely for.
 

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Well, rumors are that LG is making a 5.2" QHD device with the SD 808 and a 2,700 mAh battery, while Huawei is making a 5.7" QHD (same as the Style/Pure Edition) device that will either have the SD 810 (version 2) or the SD 820, and a 3,500 mAh (bigger!) battery. It's also possible that the Huawei phablet will have it's own in-house Kirin 950 chip in it. If I had to choose, I'd prefer the 820 or the Kirin chip over the 810. Huawei is also known for having a great fingerprint scanner, and a more than adequate Hi Fi speaker. There's talk that this Nexus phablet could be similar to the upcoming Huawei Mate 8.

I'd love dual front speakers on the phablet, but I'd be ok with the loud Hi Fi speaker on the bottom. I'm ok with that supposed battery size, as long as Android M's power saving features work. Huawei phones get really good reviews, so I think it'll be a nice device.


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Pretty much this. Moto x style with fingerprint scanner and bigger battery and I'm sold. Moto has some nice features though like twist for camera or whatever it is. I'll just be happy to get away from barely smart phones, to a flagship.
 

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Pretty much this. Moto x style with fingerprint scanner and bigger battery and I'm sold. Moto has some nice features though like twist for camera or whatever it is. I'll just be happy to get away from barely smart phones, to a flagship.
What device do you currently have now? I agree, Moto does have some very nice features.
 

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Even if everything is the same as my Nexus 6, but with a 5.2 screen, I'm in. (Would hope for a better camera though.)
 

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Whatever I say below is for the 2015 Nexus 5. I'm leaving out the 2015 Nexus 6 because that might carry a pricier MSRP.

  • Powerful processor that's also efficient. Preferably a Snapdragon 820 as Qualcomm's custom ARM chips seem to be better at performance/watt
  • A more one-handed and pocket-friendly form factor. Preferably a 5.2-inch display with a curved back.
  • A good 1080p display and a reasonably large battery for extra longevity
  • A microSD card slot (unlikely since Nexus devices since the GNex hasn't had one, but it would be a welcome surprise if it has one)
  • A decent front and back camera. Preferably 13MP on the rear and 3.7MP on the front. Doesn't need an ultrawide f1.8 aperture. f2.4 is good enough for a sub-$400 phone.
  • Fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 to take advantage of Android M
  • An affordable MSRP. Maybe $349-$399
 
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Whatever I say below is for the 2015 Nexus 5. I'm leaving out the 2015 Nexus 6 because that might carry a pricier MSRP.

  • Powerful processor that's also efficient. Preferably a Snapdragon 820 as Qualcomm's custom ARM chips seem to be better at performance/watt
  • A more one-handed and pocket-friendly form factor. Preferably a 5.2-inch display with a curved back.
  • A good 1080p display and a reasonably large battery for extra longevity
  • A microSD card slot (unlikely since Nexus devices since the GNex hasn't had one, but it would be a welcome surprise if it has one)
  • A decent front and back camera. Preferably 13MP on the rear and 3.7MP on the front. Doesn't need an ultrawide f1.8 aperture. f2.4 is good enough for a sub-$400 phone.
  • Fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 to take advantage of Android M
  • An affordable MSRP. Maybe $349-$399

me and you would be at the front of the line if this were the Nexus 2015 ... or at least first online to click until our thumbs fall off!

I think the USB-C, quick charge and fingerprint sensor is a given, and I'd love to see 1080p. I'd actually prefer it on a 5.2" display given the extra battery life.

I need to replace my Nexus 4 and S4, so if I can escape 2015 with a 5.2" Nexus and the Moto Pure, and keep it under $900, I'd be ecstatic.

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me and you would be at the front of the line if this were the Nexus 2015 ... or at least first online to click until our thumbs fall off!

I think the USB-C, quick charge and fingerprint sensor is a given, and I'd love to see 1080p. I'd actually prefer it on a 5.2" display given the extra battery life.

I need to replace my Nexus 4 and S4, so if I can escape 2015 with a 5.2" Nexus and the Moto Pure, and keep it under $900, I'd be ecstatic.

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Heh, I hope it meets my list as well.

I thought the OnePlus 2 was good for the price, but I need to wait for the Nexus 5 2015 to see how it holds up.

If anything, if my list is true, then I'd be calling the N5 2015 "Killer of the 2016 flagship killer".

Kinda lame, IMHO, to be calling it that, but I'm playing whatever game 1+ is playing. :p
 

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I'm still waiting on something to pull me away from my aging HTC One M7. I really thought the M9 would do it, but it just had too many shortfalls. I came this close to getting an LG G4, but my gut told me to wait... and i'm so glad it did.

With my M7, I'm really used to having a smaller-sized normal-sized device with exceptional build quality and front facing-speakers. I'd love the new Nexus to have these items, but I'm totally ready for a small size increase to the 5" or 5.2" screen range. No phablets, though! Not everyone has hulk hands! Are you listening, manufacturers!?? *looks at Moto X Style* I guess not. :/

I also still like my capacitive buttons (I know, I'm weird), though I'm willing to part with them as Google did long ago. RIP, buttons.

What my M7 doesn't have is decent battery life (or even quick-charge for that matter), modern speed/performance, or a nice camera (by today's standards, at least). I know a new Nexus will have the first two items, but I'd also LOVE for it to give Apple a run for its money with a superior camera. I'm surrounded by iSheep in my office, and I die a little inside every time they bleat (brag) about their phones and camera.

Oh, and I totally need it to work on Sprint and support wi-fi calling (or Project Fi, in which case I'll probably make the switch to that).

Edit: Sorry I got carried away and totally lost sight of the OP's original questions. I'm really digging the Style/Pure, and if it was just a bit smaller I'd be fine getting it. I've never owned a moto phone, but I love the customization options they have, and I really really like this move away from a carrier-driven (limited) system...
 
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USB-C isn't going to be a deal breaker for me until more computers, phones, and tablets start having USB-C ports which is at least 1 year away at minimum. I don't understand future-proofing anyways especially when most of us tech geeks buy a new phone every 12-24 months. I care more about support and most major manufacturers have shown that they will support their flagship devices for 18 months at least.

Obviously - the 2015 Nexus can have a 5" screen with flagship specs and small bezels. That will win over a bunch of people that don't want a large phone. The larger Nexus can win people over if it matches the X Style/Pure in specs and has a fingerprint sensor, classy design, better camera, faster and more efficient processor, and better battery life. Will they have SD card support? (Probably not but Android M does support it) The price for both devices will also be key. If Motorola sells a 32 GB Style/Pure for $449 - then both Nexus Phones need to be similar in price or it will be a no brainer to go with the Moto X Style/Pure.
 

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USB-C isn't going to be a deal breaker for me until more computers, phones, and tablets start having USB-C ports which is at least 1 year away at minimum. I don't understand future-proofing anyways especially when most of us tech geeks buy a new phone every 12-24 months. I care more about support and most major manufacturers have shown that they will support their flagship devices for 18 months at least.

Obviously - the 2015 Nexus can have a 5" screen with flagship specs and small bezels. That will win over a bunch of people that don't want a large phone. The larger Nexus can win people over if it matches the X Style/Pure in specs and has a fingerprint sensor, classy design, better camera, faster and more efficient processor, and better battery life. Will they have SD card support? (Probably not but Android M does support it) The price for both devices will also be key. If Motorola sells a 32 GB Style/Pure for $449 - then both Nexus Phones need to be similar in price or it will be a no brainer to go with the Moto X Style/Pure.

I agree with the second part of your post. I'll be shocked if the Nexus phablet is over $550 for the 64GB variant.

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