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Verdict: nConsider the Moto X style if you are looking for a big screen smartphone with a sharp display, stock Android UI and rugged build quality.nnHighlights: nLarge Quad HD display is a joy to look atnRugged build and ergonomic designnStock Android interfacenGood camera qualitynAverage battery lifennThe Experience: nThe first thing that strikes you is the way in which Motorola has managed to keep the overall device size in check despite the huge 5.7-inch display. The slim bezels and curved back design play a major role in keeping the overall size in check. What's even better is the build quality and finish on the device. The Moto X Style is built like a tank and it offers a reassuring grip. Thanks to the high quality rubberized back, you need not worry about scratches or be in a hurry to put a cover on it. The almost stock Android interface will appeal to Android purists and Moto fans alike. With no signs of bloatware or custom UI, the phone feels zippy in daily usage. Apart from the design and high quality display, the 21MP camera on the Moto X is a highlight feature. The camera captures good quality photos and is super-fast in response. We wish Motorola had offered a higher capacity battery on the device. With a 3000 mAh battery pack, the device offers an average battery life. That being said, Quick Charge support acts like a saving grace allowing you to quickly juice up 40% of the battery in 15 minutes flat. On the performance front, the Snapdragon 808 combined with 3GB RAM keeps things fluid and fast on most occasions. We did notice the occasional lag on heavy gaming, most of which can be attributed to the Quad HD screen that needs extra performance to fill up the pixel dense screen. We didn't face any heating issues on the Moto X Style, even after prolonged gaming during our review period. All in all, the Moto X Style should be on your consideration list if you are looking for a well-built big screen smartphone with stock Android interface.
If you've been thinking about buying this phone but are still unsure - if this review won't convince you, nothing will! The Moto X Style has pretty much all you can ask for compared to any other phone from a major, reliable brand (excluding Indian/smaller Chinese companies, because they don't last more than 6 months - and I have a lot of experience with this) at this price point. I'm writing this after about 2-3 weeks of usage, so I have a fair idea about the performance.n nI won't be talking about the specs here, cause you can easily look that up. First and foremost, I'd like to clear some myths about the phone: n1) People saying there is a 'Heating Problem'nThere is no such problem. The phone is pretty cool on everyday usage, and yes, it does get warm on heavy usage (for example if you're doing intensive gaming), but that's perfectly FINE! The processors in phones nowadays do get a little warm, but those temperatures are completely SAFE for your device. This is a huge myth among Indian consumers for some reason and really needs to be cleared out. The only problem that comes with heating is that your performance might slow down, but as the Snapdragon 808 doesn't heat as much as the faster (and infamous) Snapdragon 810 at warm temperatures, its performance is actually better.n2) People saying Battery Backup is badnThe battery backup is definitely not bad, in actuality it is average. I'm not claiming that the Moto X Style has the best battery backup around, because it doesn't. But for a QuadHD (1440p) 5.7" display, you have to make sure you're comparing the battery with devices with similar specs, not with your old phone with an HD 720p or Full HD 1080p display. In that case, the battery backup is just fine. TurboCharging is by no means a replacement for good battery backup, but it does help a lot. n3) People saying phone is too bignIf you can handle a 5" phone like the Moto G2, then you will have absolutely NO PROBLEM using this device. I personally used the Moto G2 and find the X Style easier to handle. The curved back really does help with handling. nnA few facts I'd like to mention that I haven't seen in other reviews: n- OTG support is definitely there in the Moto X Style, I've tested it - works fine. n- Also, there is no notification LED but the phone has Moto Display, which might sound like a gimmick but is actually VERY useful, as I've realized over the few weeks. I actually prefer Moto Display because I don't have a bright light at night when I'm trying to sleep because of the notification LED.n- You might see 2 red dots where the back and menu buttons are on other phones - those are motion sensors for Moto Display. n- There is no fingerprint scanner, but, to be honest, it is more of a gimmick right now and is far from being a major feature for everyday usage even in the west, forget in India. But I'm mentioning it as it might be a deal breaker for some people.n- Has normal microUSB charging cable, not USB-C, which is, again, effectively a gimmick right now because USB-C chargers and converting cables are so rare and really just a hassle.n- The device is IP52 certified with a water repellent nano-coating, which basically means if you spill water on your Moto X Style or use it in the rain, it is completely safe. But don't go and dip it in a bucket! nnSo, you're getting:n- QuadHD (1440p, better than FullHD which is 1080p) 5.7" display,n- Snapdragon 808 - one of the best processors/ SoCs out there right now,n- A 21MP camera finally good enough to compete with flagships,n- A decent front camera with flash,n- Almost stock android with Moto's improvements (which I actually prefer over the android on Nexus devices, thanks to Moto Actions and display mainly),n- You'll get android updates as fast as Nexus devices, n- LTE (4G) support with dual SIMn- One of the best stereo dual front facing speakers out there (as good as HTC BoomSound),n- TurboCharging with an okayish battery backup,n- An IP52 certified water repellent device,n- AND most importantly expandable storage up to 128GB (first in a Moto X!), nALL AT 30-32k. nCompare that to the performance of comparable devices, say the Nexus 5X (no expandable storage, screen with lower resolution of 1080p, higher price, lower battery size) or the OnePlus 2 (average camera, slow updates, unreliable after-sales service) you'll see that this is clearly the better deal. I honestly don't understand how this phone has a 3.9 rating on Flipkart right now? Look up anywhere on the internet on trusted global mobile reviewing sites, and you'll see the acclaim this phone has been getting for a good reason.nnVery satisfied with my purchase as of now, and I might edit this review later on if I have anything else to add about my experience with the Moto X Style.
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|Motorola Moto X Style 16GB||Price in India|
|Moto X Style (Black, 16 GB) at Flipkart||Rs. 26,999|