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The question is simple: would you buy the OnePlus 2 or the Moto X Pure Edition, because they are very different from each other and in this article we’ll tell you everything you need to know about their specs.

Designs And Displays

The Moto X Pure Edition is customizable on the Moto Maker website, where you can choose the desired color for the plastic back with diagonal lines, but there are also other premium materials such as leather or wood. Motorola has done some improvements to the design of the new flagship, adding a metal band on the vertical, which includes the camera and the logo and its color can be selected as well. The device is very attractive and protected on the sides with a metal frame, while the interior is resistant to water, thanks to a water repellant nano-coating. The Pure Edition has a thickness of 11.1mm, it weights 179 grams and has a large 5.7-inch TFT-LCD screen with a QHD resolution which gives a pixel density of 520ppi.

The OnePlus 2 is very much alike its predecessor, meaning that it comes with the revolutionary Sandstone Black design, but opted for a rectangular shape of the body, instead of a floating arc design, and made the device 1mm thicker (9.9mm), placing an aluminum frame around the edges. The OnePlus 2 has now a fingerprint scanner integrated into the new home button, which is surrounded by blue capacitive buttons. The screen is LTPS LCD and smaller at 5.5-inch, but its resolution is Full HD at 401ppi.


Motorola didn’t choose the latest Snapdragon 810 processor because of its known heating problems. Instead, the Moto X Pure Edition received the Snapdragon 808 processor with two Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44GHz, which, combined with Adreno 418 graphics and 3GB of RAM, can offer a decent performance.

The OnePlus obtained higher benchmarks with the Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor which consists of four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.56GHz and four cores running at 1.82GHz, which are backed by Adreno 430 graphics and 3GB of RAM (the variant with 16GB of RAM) or 4GB of RAM (64GB of storage).

While the OnePlus 2 has unexpandable internal storage, the Pure Edition allows you to increase the capacity of its variants of 16/32/64 GB up to 3GB.

Also, both phones have non-removable batteries, but the Moto X Pure Edition has a smaller capacity of 3000mAh. But, most likely, it has a similar lifespan as OnePlus 2’s 3300mAh cell.


The resolution of Moto X Pure Edition’s rear camera is higher (21MP), but that doesn’t mean that the image quality is exceptional, because Motorola still has to work on the software. Some of the supported features are 4K video recording, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The OnePlus 2 has a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, laser autofocus and OIS, while the front camera has the same resolution as its rival’s shooter – 5MP, but it lacks the LED flash.