Moto X 2015 is the third generation of Moto X. And Motorola brought 3 models for the public: Moto X Pure edition (for USA), Moto X Style (for other regions except USA), and Moto X Play.
As explained in this post, Moto X Pure edition and Moto X Style are twin brothers heading to different regions (US or international markets). Moto X Play is a scaled-down version Moto X Style.
Now, the question is what are the improvements and new features in Moto X 2015 vs Moto X 2014.
This post will try to answer the question of Moto X 2015 vs Moto X 2014 to help you decide whether you should upgrade to Moto X 2015 (Moto X 3rd gen) if you own a Moto X or Moto X 2014 (Moto X 2nd gen).
#1. micro SD card support
Motorola finally changed mind on the stance on SD card support.
Moto X 2015 supports micro SD card up to 128GB. You can instantly expand additional 128GB storage at around $60 for your Moto X 2015.
Although, SD card is not often used, a lot of smartphone owners still prefer some “backup” options. You may need it one day.
Some Android vendors are going the opposite (and surely wrong) direction. For example, Samsung removed the micro SD card support in Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge+. The weaker-than-expected sales of Galaxy S6 and Note 5 already make it clear that Samsung is wrong.
Some expert may argue:
- micro SD card is seldom used. Samsung was misled by such experts. The survey may be legitimate. But the issue is that most owners think they may use it some day. Just like airbags in your car, you probably never use it. But if car manufacture removes it, will you still buy the car? Samsung now probably knows the answer.
- Performance of micro SD card is too bad. Most of owners use the micro SD card to store media files. Any class 4 (the cheapest one) is sufficient for playing FHD videos. Most users actually now