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Both Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and HTC 10 are remarkable recently released devices and I bet they’re making it very hard to choose between them. Here is a comparison between the two phones that may help you decide which one you should purchase for your specific needs.

Firstly, let’s start with the similarities between the two devices. Both use LCD display technology and a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 px, but the screen size is different – Moto X Pure Edition has a 5.7 inch screen and HTC 10 has a 5.2 inch one.

Both phones have a Snapdragon processor (but they sport different versions of it), memory expansion through a MicroSD card, a 5MP front camera useful for video calls and selfies, dual speakers (but they are positioned differently on the phone), a 3000 mAh battery that is non-removable that offers quick charging features. On top of all this, both devices sport GPS, NFC, Wifi, Bluetooth and a microUSB port designed for data transfer and charging. However, Pure Edition doesn’t have a fingerprint reader, nor can it make mobile payments.

Moto X Pure Edition

Here is a little bit of history on Moto X Pure Edition: it was released in the autumn of 2015 By Motorola in the US and it was designed to be somewhat better that its predecessor Moto X. Basically, it got a new bigger display (5.7 inches) and a better camera complete with a full metal case. More memory was added and a 64-bit processor. And it would have been perfect if it had the fingerprint recognition feature plus the option for mobile payments. Some have argued that its size place makes it more of a phablet.

The camera aspect was taken very serious by Motorola when the time came to improve the model and now we’re talking about a 21MP sensor complete with quick phase autofocus, a f/2.0 aperture, plus a dual tone LED flash. Apart from that, it also has a tiny 5MP camera that is great for selfies and video calls due to its wide angle lens.

Another great thing about Pure edition is that it has front placed speakers plus Smartboost that offers a better audio experience. It’s also water resistant due to the IP24 feature, it runs on Marshmallow 6.0 and it can be bought at 350 dollars for the 16 GB version and 400 dollars for the 32 GB one.

HTC 10

What is amazing about this device is the beautiful aluminum body complete with an exceptional processor and memory, a QHD display, plus a great camera and audio features courtesy of BoomSound.

It basically has the quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon processor, which is the best one on the market and together with a Adreno 530 GPU for displaying images, it will surely become an essential gaming device for the connoisseurs.

As for the camera, it’s known that HTC has experimented with different types of mobile cameras across time but the last one seems to be the best so far. The HTC 10 sports a 12 MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture, as opposed to what Pure Edition has, but what both phones have in common is the autofocus feature combined with the dual-tone LED flash. The selfie/video calls camera is a 5MP one with the same aperture plus OIS to ensure image clarity in low light.

The BoomSound was improved by applying two separate speakers with the woofer placed on the bottom of the device. HTC 10 also includes a Dolby HI-RES  for a better earphone experience.

Apart from that it has the fingerprint scanner and it comes in many colors such as Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver, Carbon Gray. The price is somewhere around 700 dollars.


The Moto X Pure Edition is definitely much cheaper than HTC 10 but the latter is better in terms of specs, speed and image. Moto X Pure Edition is not really that far away from HTC but it’s also huge and inconvenient. However if you’re the kind of person that is ok with that then you save up to 300 dollars.