Product Moto X Style
Specifications 5.7in 2560x1440 52ppi IPS LCD display, hexa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage, microSD up to 128GB, 3GB RAM, 21MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, GSM/3G/4G, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 3,000mAh battery, 154x76x11.1mm, 179g
Price £399 SIM-free
THE MOTO X STYLE sits at the top of Motorola's 2015 smartphone line-up, offering a premium alternative to the Moto X Play and Moto G.
It offers top-end specs with a QHD resolution screen, 21MP camera and waterproof case, but costs just £399, much less than many of its competitors' offerings.
The rear of the phone is made from a sort of rubberised plastic which is comfortable to hold and pleasant to grip thanks to a subtle texture. It's also slightly curved, like the Nexus 6 before it, which means that, despite the cumbersome size, it fits neatly in the hand. Saying that, there's no denying that the Moto X Style is a big smartphone at 11.1mm thick and 176g.
The edge of the Moto X Style is clad in aluminium, adding a touch of class to the smartphone.
Naturally being female, we were sent the pink-backed Moto X Style, which isn't really to our taste. However, thanks to Motorola's Moto Maker tool you can customise the smartphone to suit your style, with leather and wood options available for an extra £20.
Unlike many of this year's top smartphones, the Moto X Style offers IP52 certification, making it resistant against water. We nervously put this to the test, and the smartphone came out unscathed.
The screen on the Moto X Style is stunning. The 5.7in, IPS LCD display offers a 1440x2560 QHD resolution, which means that colours are vibrant, text is crisp and brightness levels are on par with those seen on the likes of the Galaxy S6 and LG G4. Viewing angles are impressive, and the display proved more legible than most when used in bright sunlight.
The best thing about the screen, though, is the tiny bezel that surrounds it, which means the display dominates the front of the smartphone.
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