I got my hands on a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition- This is the 2015 version. If you are not in the USA, this same phone is called the Moto Style.(Intro- welding sound)Just like always, I take smart Ok, if you often find yourself on your hands and knees trying to figure out “is this the plug I need to p… phones… and test their durability. Its nice to know the limits of your device so you canalways stay within a safe operating range.
Lets start with the scratch test. I have a set of tools that allow me to tell where the hardness of the screen falls on Mohs Scale of Hardness. The Pure Edition is actuallyrocking Gorilla Glass 3. Apparently, the main difference between Gorilla Glass 3, and thenewer Gorilla Glass 4, is that 4 has a ‘ion-silver antimicrobial coating’ on the top,while Gorilla Glass 3, is slightly thicker, and does not have the antimicrobial coating. As I am going through the test, I was surprised to see that my level six pick didn’t scratch Interior Design – Transitional Home for Todays Modern Family the glass. My level 7 left a small mark, and the level 8 left the deeper groove. GorillaGlass 4 scratches a whole level sooner…
probably because that ‘ion silver’ coatingon top of the glass is just a tad softer than the glass itself. Either way, they are almost the exact same hardness. With this phone, scratches should be less of a worry than usual. You still have to watchout for sand, and some of the harder minerals, But you’ll never have to worry about keysor coins scuffing up your screen. Lets check out the back. The back rubber has a pretty nice feel to it. You can hear theridges as my key scrapes over the top.
Pretty durable, and my keys don’t leave much of amark. The razor on the other hand can slice through the rubber. And you can see here thatit is surprisingly thick. Now onto one of my favorite tests. Scratching the camera lens. I personally think that havinga durable camera lens is just as important as having a scratch proof screen. The 21 megapixelcamera on the Pure Edition would be pretty worthless if the lens scratches easy.
Luckily, you can see that my razor blade does not damage the lens. Plus it has a huge protectivewall around it, so the chances of anything touching the lens anyway is pretty small. Pretty good camera design. Onto the burn test! The Pure Edition has a5.7 inch IPS LCD display. Similar to whatthe iPhone screens use. The lighter will heat up the pixels until they turn off, and goblack…
but then they fully recover once the heat is removed from the screen. The onlyphone that did not survive this extreme heat test was the Nexus 6p. The 6p pixels wentwhite, turned off, and never came back to life. But as you can see, the Motorola X Pure Edition fully recovered, and there is no mark on the screen indicating it was ever burned. Onto the bend test. The Moto X Pure has a metal body, with a total of 21 screws holdingthe metal frame to the front housing. This allows the phone to bend quite a bit, butthere are no obvious weak points.
I even twist the phone a little bit to check the metalnear the power and volume buttons, and nothing. The phone is solid, and will be just finein the back pocket of your skinny jeans. I am very very impressed with this phone. The quality is on par with the Galaxy S6. And the price point is way cheaper.