Five Reasons Moto X Pure Edition is better than OnePlus 2


The OnePlus 2 has been released for almost one week and with the upcoming release of the Moto X Pure Edition – we highlight out top 5 reasons why you should choose the Moto X over the OnePlus 2.

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Invite System

After OnePlus 2 botched its release with less than 9,000 invites sent after 5 days on the market, and a 2-3 week delay for North American customers, it seems that the Moto X might be available to mass market before the OnePlus 2 – and NO invites required.


People who RSVP’d are still waiting.

The invitation list sits at over 3.7 million people currently and with less than 9,000 invites sent the first 5 days, chances are most people will not be getting this phone anytime soon.

Expandable Storage

The OnePlus 2 comes in two different flavors, 16GB (available at a later date) and 64GB.  The Moto x Pure Edition will come in 3 different storage variations: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB AND comes with microSD up to 128GB (Amazon has 128GB microSD cards available for $59.99!)

Fast Charging

Do you have 15 minutes to charge your phone?  Your Moto X Pure Edition will charge one-third of full power in 15 minutes – even faster than other fast charging phones out there – the Samsung Galaxy S6 can charge 25% in 15 minutes.  The OnePlus 2 lacks this feature entirely.

Will work on ALL Carriers

The Moto X Pure Edition works with the following networks and bands: LTE cat. 6 (up to 300 Mbps)
WCDMA, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA, GSM/EDGE, UMTS GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (800, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz) and 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, 40, 41).  The Moto X Pure Edition can help you save money or provide you with better coverage since the OnePlus 2 is restricted to GSM carriers in the United States.

Water Resistant

Water Resistant


The Moto X and the OnePlus 2 aren’t waterproof, but at least the Moto X is “water resistant” meaning, “Advanced nano-coating technology creates a water repellant barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes or light rain. Not designed to be submersed in water, or exposed to pressurized water, or other liquids; Not waterproof.”

Other features such as, better display, higher camera MP, front facing camera flash, NFC, and customization are some other reasons to consider a Moto X Pure Edition.

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