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Mother’s Day promo: Moto X Pure Edition for just $300


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On April 20th Motorola kicked off a special promotion where you could pick up the Moto X Pure Edition for just $ 350, $ 50 off the normal asking price. The sale was set to end on May 2nd, today. Well, it’s true, the sale is over… But a new – better one – has begun in its place.

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day and in celebration Motorola is now offering $ 100 off the Moto X Pure Edition, bringing its price to just $ 300. The Moto X might not be the latest hotness anymore with plenty of great 2016 flagships already out to the public, but it’s still a solid performer and at this price, it’s a heck of a deal. This latest offer ends on May 9th, so you have about a week to decide whether or not to jump on this or not.

As a recap, the Moto X Pure Edition is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM. Other specs include a 5.7-inch QHD display, 16 to 64GB storage, microSD, a 3000 mAh battery, and 21MP main cam. Of course you also get Moto Maker customization here, allowing you to make the handset of your dreams.

What do you think, is this worth the new asking price? Share your thoughts down in the comments.

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UPDATE: Sold Out! Nexus 6P Special Gold Edition now on sale in Japan


Update – Sold Out

And…it’s gone. Within just hours of sending “Wish List” confirmation emails, the Google Store is no longer listing the Nexus 6P Special Edition as in stock. In fact, it’s actually reverted to the pre-sale “Add to Wishlist” page on mobile devices. On a standard computer the following page appears however:

Nexus 6P Special Edition Out of Stock

The page specifies that the device is currently out of stock and allows customers to add (or remove) themselves from the wish list. For reference said list is not an actual reservation, rather just eligibility to receive an e-mail when the device is in stock.

It’s likely that as Google made a special site for the Special Edition, it doesn’t have an “Out of Stock” page to fall back on should customers check on a mobile device. SoftBank Mobile, meanwhile, is listing the Gold color as in stock.

The question now is when the Gold 6P will be restocked. Given that SoftBank is carrying it as a standard color, presumably the answer is sometime in the near future.

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Nexus 6P Special Edition in stock

The Japan-exclusive Gold Nexus 6P variant is now available.

After several months of waiting, the Gold colored “Nexus 6P Special Edition” is now available from the Google Store here in Japan, as well as SoftBank Mobile, the exclusive carrier of the Huawei handset. The phone was originally announced at the Nexus media event back in September, after having been rumored and leaked as a color option in the days and weeks prior to it.

Originally given a release date estimate of “late November”, the device has released 12 days after the start of December. It is unknown as to what caused the delay; it could have been a logistics issue, or it could have been quality control problems related to the limited production of a specific color variant.

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At the moment, it is unclear as to how long the Nexus 6P Special Edition will be produced. While all signs point to it being a standard model for the Japanese market – just with an alternative name to denote its exclusivity – there is the possibility that it will only be produced for a set period of time. Likewise, it is unknown as to if or when this color variant will be released in other countries; many have already expressed confusion as to why Japan is the sole recipient of the Gold shade, especially given the  more significant appeal the color choice has outside of the country, in Asia.

The Nexus 6P Special Edition is available in a 64GB configuration only, and retails for the same 80,800 yen ($ 665) as the standard 64GB models. There is absolutely no difference whatsoever with respect to the device’s internals; the “special” element refers solely the color.

For those seeking to import

Softbank Nexus 6P Special Edition

Given the nature of the global market, it is likely only a matter of days, if not hours, before sellers on channels such as eBay begin to offer the device. It would not be surprising to see individuals seeking to make a major mark-up, charging in excess of $ 1000, perhaps even $ 1500, or $ 2000 for the product.

For those who may seek to purchase it, please be aware that SoftBank Mobile does not unlock devices, and thus unless a special exception has been made for this product, a SoftBank Nexus 6P will only work with a SoftBank SIM card. It is therefore imperative that only Google Store variants be purchased. Unfortunately as the packaging for Nexus devices this year in Japan, be they carrier or direct sales, are indistinguishable, the burden of trust will thus be placed on the seller.

How to verify the IMEI status

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SoftBank’s network verification status IMEI check.

There is one way to check however. Similar to the ESN system used in the United States, SoftBank (as well as other carriers) has a database that allows owners to check on the payment status of their phone. By entering the IMEI number here, one of four possible symbols will appear: a “CIRCLE” which indicates the device has been paid off, a “TRIANGLE” which indicates the device is under an installment plan and therefore not paid off, and an “X” which means the device has yet to be registered on the network. If a “MINUS” appears however, it means that the device is NOT listed in a Japanese carrier database.

Testing a Taiwanese HTC One A9 and a Google Store Japan LG Nexus 5 in the system yielded a (-) “MINUS” which makes sense as neither device is sold by a Japanese carrier. By this same account, a Google Store variant of the Nexus 6P should also turn up as a “MINUS” thus to those importing, it is recommended you request the device IMEI and enter it into the above link to verify the “MINUS” result.

Wrap Up

Is anyone interested in the Nexus 6P Special Edition? Are you angry that Google has ignored your country with such a smartphone? Surprised by the price tag? Leave us your comments below and let us know!


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Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs Samsung Galaxy S6


When the Samsung Galaxy S6 debuted earlier this year, the Korean manufacturer surprised the world by introducing a major overhaul to the build quality and design of its flagship, which better matched the premium price the series commanded. While this was a much-needed change, it did result in some previously signature features going by the wayside.

On the other hand, the latest high-end offering from Motorola retained a lot of what made its predecessor so good, and it remains mostly familiar, save for the bump in size, slightly more refined design elements, and necessary upgrades to key hardware aspects.

How does Motorola’s inexpensive flagship fair against what is arguably the best Galaxy S smartphone that Samsung has ever produced? We find out, in this in-depth look at the Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs Samsung Galaxy S6!

Design

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In terms of design, the first thing you will notice with these two smartphones is how different they are when it comes to the overall aesthetics.

As mentioned, the Moto X Pure Edition retains a lot of the design language of its predecessor, apart from the significant bump in size, including a metal frame, and the curved corners and back that allows for the device to nestle nicely in the palm of your hand. Given its larger footprint, the handling experience isn’t the most comfortable, but the ultra-thin bezels around the sides of the display and small top and bottom chin make for a device that is a lot more manageable that what its 5.7-inch display might suggest. The standard rubbery silicone backing provides a lot of grip as well, but if that is not very important, there are plenty of other options available to you via Moto Maker.

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Like the other Moto X family members before it, one of the biggest selling points of the current Motorola flagship is the level of customization available to you. Moto Maker allows you to pick and choose your own color scheme, accent colors, and material for the back cover, and you also have the ability to add custom engravings and messages on the back, for that little bit more of a personalized touch. This kind of personalization is unmatched by any other OEM, and is a very unique aspect of the Moto X experience.

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On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 may have only a handful of color options to choose from, but the big story with the latest Galaxy S flagship was Samsung’s decision to be done with plastic, in favor of a glass and metal unibody construction. With a lot of familiar elements, it does look like a Samsung smartphone through and through, but it looks and feels far more high-end, as is expected from a flagship device of this caliber.

The glass on the back can be a fingerprint magnet, and does make the phone somewhat slippery as well, but given its more compact size, one-handed use is still very comfortable with the Galaxy S6.

Display

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The Moto X Pure Edition comes with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen. With the resolution of both displays being 2560 x 1440, sharpness is of no concern with either. The Galaxy S6 does come with a higher pixel density of 577 ppi compared to the 520 ppi of the Moto X Pure Edition, but that is a difference that is going to hardly be noticeable. What is notable however is the distinction caused by the different underlying technologies of these two displays.

Samsung is well known for its display prowess, and once again, the Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S6 offers the vibrant, saturated colors and high contrast that we’ve come to expect. The inky dark blacks are not only great for battery life, but also look much cleaner when compared to the grayish blacks on the LCD display of the Motorola smartphone.

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That’s not to say that the display of the Moto X Pure Edition is disappointing in any way. It is a great looking screen with surprisingly great colors, viewing angles, and brightness, and while the use of AMOLED might have made more sense given some of the software features available with the Moto X, the switch to LCD is certainly not a deal breaker. Gaming and media-consumption is also very enjoyable with the Moto X Pure Edition, with users able to take advantage of the additional display real estate this is available to them.

Performance

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Under the hood, the Moto X Pure Edition features a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 418 GPU, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, clocked at 2.1 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T760MP8 GPU. While both devices offer 3 GB of RAM, you are dealing with the much faster DDR4 RAM with the Galaxy S6, compared to DDR3 on the Motorola device.

The Moto X Pure Edition may not be winning any specs races, but Motorola’s focus with their devices has always been on providing a great user experience, and that, fortunately, continues to hold true with their latest offering. Courtesy of a near-stock software iteration, the Moto X Pure Edition is fast, fluid, responsive, and rarely skips a beat. Swiping, scrolling, opening applications, multi-tasking, and gaming are all handled extremely well, and ultimately, that is what is going to matter the most.

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On the other hand, Samsung flagships have always come with whatever was deemed the latest and greatest at the time, but unfortunately, real world performance has historically never lived up to expectations. This time around, Samsung decided to give the Snapdragons of the world a skip in favor of their in-house processing package, and that has proved to be a fantastic move.

The Galaxy S6 performs the way a flagship should, with a lot of credit going to Samsung’s optimization of their Touchwiz software suite, that comes with a lot less bloatware and unnecessary features than we’ve seen from Samsung in the past. The Galaxy S6 is easily the smoothest performing Samsung flagship that has ever been released, and while it still has its flaws, like the aggressive RAM management, it is still leaps and bounds ahead of what we’ve seen from the company over the years.

Hardware

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In storage, the Moto X Pure Edition is available with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants. The higher storage options may be the better way to go with the Galaxy S6, given the lack of expandable storage, a previous staple feature that Samsung decided to remove this time around. The story is the opposite with the Motorola flagship however, with the Moto X Pure Edition featuring expandable storage via microSD card, something that wasn’t available with its predecessors. This means that you will be able to alleviate any storage concerns, even if you opt for the base 16 GB model.

Another advantage the Moto X Pure Edition has over the Samsung Galaxy S6 is in terms of speaker quality. The former comes with a dual front-facing speaker setup which sounds fantastic, and provides a far better audio experience for gaming and watching videos when compared to the single, bottom-mounted speaker of the latter. The speaker of the Galaxy S6 is not bad by any means and can actually get quite loud, but it does pale in comparison to the Moto X Pure Edition.

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The Galaxy S6 does feature a few extras in hardware that aren’t available with the Moto X Pure Edition, starting with the fingerprint scanner. If you appreciate the added benefit and security of having a fingerprint reader, then the reader on the Galaxy S6 is certainly not going to disappoint. The reader is fast, reliable, and easy to set up, and its touch type nature is a far better implementation that the swipe gesture version seen with some of Samsung’s earlier flagships. Apart from unlocking the device, the fingerprint scanner is also compatible for use with Samsung Pay and Android Pay, for that layer of extra security when using these mobile payment systems. The Galaxy S6 also comes with a heart rate monitor on the back, which is a useful addition for some.

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On the battery front, the Moto X Pure Edition comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, larger than the 2,550 mAh unit of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Neither battery is replaceable, and while that is standard for the Moto X device, it is a significant departure from the norm for the Samsung flagship. The battery life is better with the Moto X Pure Edition, but not significantly so.

Both devices come with fast charging capabilities as well, making it extremely easy to get both phones up and running in a short time. The Samsung Galaxy S6 also comes with support for both standards of wireless charging, which is always a nice option to have.

Camera

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The Moto X Pure Edition comes with a 21 MP rear camera, with phase detection auto focus and a f/2.0 aperture, while the Galaxy S6 features a 16 MP camera, with a f/1.9 aperture, and optical image stabilization.

Moto X Pure Edition camera samples

The Moto X series has never really been known for its camera capabilities, but the Moto X Pure Edition features some significant improvements this time around, resulting in a camera experience that can finally match up to the rest of the competition. Both smartphones are capable of taking excellent photos in most lighting situations, but the edge has to be given to the Galaxy S6 here, for its better dynamic range and low-light performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6 camera samples

Where the Moto X Pure Edition falls short is with regards to the camera application. It is far too minimalistic, especially when compared to what is available with the Galaxy S6. The GS6 camera app comes with a few more options and manual controls that really help make a difference. Futhermore, tapping on the viewfinder to take a shot on the Motorola device just doesn’t feel as intuitive as having a dedicated shutter button.

Software

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On the software side of things, both smartphones are running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the experience each offers is completely different from the other. With the Moto X Pure Edition, you get a near stock Android iteration with some useful features from Motorola baked in, such as twisting your wrist to open the camera, chopping twice to turn on the LED flash, glancing at notifications with Moto Display, or discreetly performing voice commands, just to name a few.

The Galaxy S6 on the other hand, comes with Samsung’s typical Touchwiz interface, and while it is a significant departure from stock Android, it is a much cleaner and toned down build of Touchwiz this time around. There is a lot less bloatware, and Samsung also got rid of a lot of unnecessary features. Those that were useful are retained however, such as multi-window, and motion gestures, like swiping your palm over the screen to capture a screen shot, or flipping the phone over to mute a call. Things may not aesthetically be very different from previous iterations of Touchwiz, but if you aren’t a fan of the look, you can now easily change it via the built-in theme store. The theme store is extremely robust, with a lot of options to choose from, and is probably one of the best features of this new version of Touchwiz.

If getting timely updates is of concern, the safer bet would be on the Moto X Pure Edition to get the official update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow first, but hopefully, we won’t be waiting too long for either of these devices to get updated.

Specs comparison

  Samsung Galaxy S6 Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display
Quad HD resolution, 577 ppi
5.7-inch IPS LCD display
Quad HD resolution, 515 ppi
Processor 2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor
Mali-T760MP8 GPU
1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
Adreno 418 GPU
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
Storage 32/64/128 GB 16/32/64 GB
expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
Camera 16 MP rear camera with LED flash, OIS
5 MP front-facing camera
21 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front-facing camera with wide angle lens and front-facing flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
GPS+GLONASS
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
Universal LTE bands
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
GPS+GLONASS
Battery 2,550 mAh 3,000 mAh
Software Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
128 grams
153.9 x 76.2 x 11.1 mm
179 grams
Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz Moto Maker
Coated Silicon Rubber
Horween leather and natural wood
Metallic accents
Engraving

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Conclusion

So there you have it for this in-depth look at the Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs Samsung Galaxy S6! When picking up any new smartphone, price always has an important role to play, and we’ve seen a big surge in devices that continue to offer great specifications and features at affordable price points. Considering that the Moto X Pure Edition features a large Quad HD display, great front-facing speakers, a pretty decent camera, and a lot of customization via Moto Maker, its $ 400 starting price makes it one of the best bang for your buck devices of 2015.

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The Galaxy S6 is clearly the more expensive of the two, by a big margin, but it offers a few useful like extras, like a fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and more powerful specifications. It is up to you as to whether these features are worth the extra cost, and if they are, then the Galaxy S6 will certainly not disappoint. However, if you are looking for a smartphone that provides a lot of value for not a lot of money, look no further than the Moto X Pure Edition.

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Best bang for your buck smartphones – 2015 edition


While the budget-friendly mid-range segment continues to get more and more competitive, there is no shortage of fantastic device options for consumers. That said, the really good smartphones in this category still come in at close to, or slightly higher, than the $ 250 mark, but if you were on the lookout for even more affordable choices, we’ve got you covered.

It’s pretty much common knowledge that devices like the Moto G offer exceptional value, and while you can find some of the more common low-cost options in our official best cheap phones list, we wanted to focus on a few devices that don’t get quite as much attention — but should. With price points well below $ 200, let’s take a look at three of the best bang for your buck smartphones currently available.

Meizu M2 Note

First up is recently-released Meizu M2 Note, that, despite featuring a price tag of around $ 160, manages to stand out by including features that you would expect from a device that costs at least twice as much, and therefore offering the most bang for your buck.

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The strongest aspect of the Meizu M2 Note is undoubtedly its 5.5-inch IGZO display with a 1080p resolution, which is certainly beyond anything you’d see with any other device in this price range. In addition to the exceptional display, the M2 Note features a commendable design, a surprisingly solid build quality, and great battery life. The camera is also capable of producing some nice looking images, even though it does require some trial and error to cater the shot perfectly. The pre-installed Music app even provides legal unlimited music streaming and the option to download music for no additional charge.

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This device is not without its flaws, however. Unfortunately, it isn’t the fastest performer on this list with its 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor, but that’s not to say that the performance is poor by any means. Everything works as it should, and any issues with performance are seen only when playing graphically intensive games. Another noticeable issue is with the single speaker unit on the back, which does get fairly loud, but sounds distorted at the highest volume. The FlyMe OS is also a sharp departure from stock Android, and will take some getting used to.

This device manages to shine where other similar low-cost smartphones don’t, and while not without its flaws, the Meizu M2 Note is still an excellent choice, especially for those who have media consumption in mind, courtesy of its fantastic display experience.

SEE ALSO: Meizu M2 Note review

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Lenovo K3 Note

Next up is the latest budget-friendly offering from Lenovo, the K3 Note. The K3 Note is a worthy alternative to the M2 Note, and is stronger in a few key areas, most notably in performance. With a 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor, this device is noticeably faster when opening apps, and can even handle processor-intensive gaming very well.

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Performance isn’t the only strong suit of the K3 Note either, with the device featuring a good display, clear audio output, and great battery life, with users also being given the option to swap out the battery. The camera also takes some impressive images, and can take even better shots than the M2 Note in the right conditions.

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That said, while the display of the K3 Note is good, it is still far from the quality of the display of the Meizu M2 Note, and there are some issues with brightness, resulting in mediocre outdoor visibility. While the speaker features a clear audio output, it doesn’t get too loud though, and can be difficult to hear in even slightly noisy environments. The angular design may also not be for everyone, and there is the possibility of varying software experiences depending on the reseller.

The Lenovo K3 Note manages to get all the essentials right when it comes to a providing a good smartphone experience, if you are looking for the best performance possible in this price range, this is the device to get.

SEE ALSO: Lenovo K3 Note review

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Elephone P6000 Pro

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Elephone may not be the most well-known Android smartphone manufacturer, but the P6000 Pro is the cheapest of the lot, with a price point starting at just under $ 120. It has to be mentioned though that the device seen in this comparison is P6000, the Pro iteration brings only a few subtle improvements, notably in the updated processing package and latest software version.

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The P6000 Pro is powered by the same MediaTek MT6753 processor used in the M2 Note, but is clocked at a slightly faster 1.5 GHz. Performance should be about the same with both devices, but helping the P6000 Pro is its near stock build of Android 5.1 Lollipop which should allow for a smoother experience. The 5-inch display comes with a 720p resolution, but some users will appreciate the smaller form factor of the device, compared to the other two phones on this list.

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As good as the performance is, the camera does fall quite short of the benchmark set by the M2 Note and K3 Note in terms of overall quality, and doesn’t offer as good a battery life either. The speaker also sounds tinny and distorted, even if it does get fairly loud.

The Elephone P6000 Pro may not be as impressive as the other two smartphones above, but it does have some positives, such as its smaller form factor, good performance, and near stock software experience, along with the fact that this device is also a little bit cheaper than the others. There is also a version of the device with 3 GB of RAM on-board, which will set you back only an additional $ 20.

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Specs comparison

  Elephone P6000 Pro Lenovo K3 Note Meizu M2 Note
Display 5-inch IPS LCD display
720p, 294 ppi
5.5-inch IPS LCD display
1080p, 401 ppi
5.5-inch IGZO
1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 ppi
Processor 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
Mali-T720MP3 GPU
1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
Mali-T760 GPU
1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
Mali-T720MP3 GPU
RAM 2 GB / 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Storage 16 GB
expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
16 GB
expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
16/32 GB
expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
Camera 13 MP rear camera with LED flash
2 MP front-facing camera
13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front-facing camera
13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
5 MP front-facing camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS+GLONASS
microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS
Battery 2,700 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,100 mAh
Software Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Flyme OS 4.5.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 143.5 x 71.6 x 8.9 mm
165 grams
152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm
150 grams
150.9 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm
149 grams
Colors White, Black Black, White, Yellow Grey, White, Blue, Pink

Camera samples

Meizu M2 Note

Lenovo K3 Note

Elephone P6000 Pro

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Conclusion

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So there you have it for this roundup of some of the best bang for your buck smartphones currently available! While none of these devices bring anything particularly unique to the table, what is most impressive about all of them is that they do provide the essentials that make for a good smartphone experience, all for a price point well below the $ 200 mark. If you’re looking for a solid device on a budget, any of these three smartphones will be great choice.

All of these devices are powered by ARM and it’s their partner ecosystem that has made these aggressive price points possible. Their tech powers more than 98% of the world’s smartphones, and we encourage you to check out their developer community if you’re interested in learning about how to develop for ARM. 

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Deal: Moto X (2014) Pure Edition and Tracks Air headphones bundle is $250 off from Motorola


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If you’ve been on the fence as to whether or not you should buy a Moto X, now may be a good time to decide. Motorola is offering a $ 250 discount when you buy a Moto X (2014) Pure Edition and a pair of TRACKS AIR by SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth Headphones directly from Motorola’s website before March 10th.

The 16GB Moto X Pure Edition, customized with MotoMaker, is normally $ 499.99, and the TRACKS AIR Bluetooth Headphones are normally $ 199.95 by themselves. So, assuming you’re looking at the 16GB model, you can score both the phone and the headphones for only $ 449.94. Looking at it from a different way, you’re saving $ 50 on a Moto X Pure Edition and receiving a $ 200 pair of headphones for free. Especially if you’re in the market for a new off-contract phone, that’s not a bad deal at all.

Moto X deal

If you’re not so keen on the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge or HTC One M9, the Moto X (2014) will score you a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera. You’ll also get a bevy of handy Motorola software features like Moto Display, Moto Voice, Moto Assist and a handful of others. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal, head to the source link below.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, are you interested in the Moto X deal? Or are you waiting for the new Samsung or HTC devices to go on sale?

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