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Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Edition camera review

DPReview smartphone reviews are erased with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.

The Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Issue in the US) replaces the 2014 Moto X as Motorola’s flagship smartphone and the new model has received a complete overhaul in the camera department. It comes with a Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED split second. F2.0 aperture and 4K video recording remain unchanged from the predecessor. The 5MP wide-angle front camera is now assisted by a dedicated flash to improve self-portraits in ill-lighted conditions. On the software side of things there is a new user-activated night mode, which raises sensitivity to better expose for very dreary scenes, freeze motion and reduce the risk of image blur in low light. It reduces image size to 5MP to average out noise and other artifacts.

The camera module, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and the 5.7-inch Quad-HD exposition are all wrapped up in a shell with comprises a metal frame and a back that can be optionally customized via Motorola’s Moto Maker website. In besides, ‘nano-coating’ technology is used to make the device water repellent.

As with previous Motorola high-end smartphones, one of the Moto X Style’s main depend on b come closes is its price point which makes it $200-$300 less than the latest top-end devices from brands like Apple and Samsung. We missile samples with and previewed the Moto X Style at launch, and now we’ve had a chance to spend more time with the handset. Read our full review to declare out if the Moto X Style can beat the pricier competition as a mobile photography device.

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Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • F2.0 space
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K-video
  • 720p slow motion video
  • 5MP front camera with flash

Other Specifications

  • 5.7-inch Quad-HD display (1440p)
  • Android 5.1
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel 1.8 GHz hexa-core CPUs
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB storage type
  • MicroSD support up to 128GB
  • Water protection
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Quick charging mode

Our 9-page review

We’ve considered every aspect of the Motorola Moto X Arrange with the photographer in mind. We examined the user interface of the native camera app and its special features. We experimented with the camera’s performance when engaging stills and video, and had a play with the device’s many special feature modes..

Republished: dpreview.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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