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

Performance: CPU and Device

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu, Mobile XPRT, GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and User Experiential Performance

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This suite of tests puts a variety of strains on the system, largely testing general performance on routine tasks that you're likely to encounter in an average day. The phone couldn't hold a candle to Samsung's latest duo, but it stacked up well against everything else. Even phones that were top-tier competitors just a year ago (HTC's One M9 comes to mind) pulled level with the Moto X Pure Edition. At the $399 price point, this phone is a rock solid offering. If you want that extra boost, you'll have to break into $600+ territory.

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The MobileXPRT benchmark runs through a variety of tests to evaluate the responsiveness of a device along with its ability to handle many everyday workloads. The Moto X Pure Edition put up scores very similar to those displayed on ASUS' ZenFone 2, which is probably the phone's top competition from a pricing + specs standpoint. 

Moto X Pure Edition GeekBench Score

GeekBench taxes the CPU cores in a handset, with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The Moto X Pure Edition fared poorly in this test, falling roughly in line with the iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3, and ASUS ZenFone 2.

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