Motorola Moto X Pure Edition Review: Straight-Up Premium Android

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Performance: Browsing and JavaScript

Next, we'll take a look at how the Moto X Pure Edition (2015) compares to other smartphones by examining a few benchmarks that are currently available online or in the Android Marketplace. 

First, let’s take a look at the JetStream JavaScript benchmark, which has recently replaced SunSpider in our suite of browsing tests. According to the JetStream website:

JetStream is a JavaScript benchmark suite focused on the most advanced web applications. Bigger scores are better.
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Moto X Pure Edition JetStream Benchmark

Given that SunSpider was recently decommissioned, it'll take some time to build up a database of devices tested with JetStream. Furthermore, JetStream puts mobile browsers through a fairly intense gauntlet of tests, and many browsers -- including Safari and Chrome on iOS -- fail to complete it. We'll update our scores as browsers are updated with the capabilities necessary to handle all that JetStream requires.

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In the JavaScript and web-browsing related BrowserMark tests, the Moto X Pure Edition manages to hang with or outpace all but the latest flagships from Samsung and Apple. That's pretty impressive given that those phones are in a different class in terms of pricing.


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