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Motorola is imploring smartphone shoppers to "Skip the Sevens," the tagline of a new ad campaign designed "to get you to think about what you really want from a smartphone." The so-called "Sevens," of course, is a thinly veiled reference to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and Samsung's Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 7. We have to hand it to Motorola here, it could have taken the easy path by belittling Apple's attempt to convince users it was courageous for removing the 3.5mm audio jack from its iPhone 7 line, or pointing out that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets are sometimes too... Read more...
If you’re a regular HotHardware reader, then you already know that we came away mighty impressed with Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones (you can read Dave’s review of the pair here). The smartphones look good, have respectable performance, and are expandable using the versatile Moto Mods accessories system. But while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force beat their chests with 5.5-inch QHD displays, Snapdragon 820 processors and 4GB of RAM, there’s definitely enough room in the family for another, less expensive model. That brings us to the Moto Z Play, which Lenovo announced today for the U.S.... Read more...
Motorola recently launched two new flagship Droid offerings, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. We really liked them for their ultra-premium design, strong performance, and innovative Moto Mods add-on features. However, Moto is also ushering in a refresh of their more mainstream, cost-effective Moto G family as well. We last looked at the Moto G in 2014. We weren't blown away by performance, however, we were impressed how much the device managed to offer for just $149. The Moto G delivered Android’s core experience with good enough web browsing and general productivity performance to stand... Read more...
Earlier this summer, Lenovo announced its new Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force Android Marshmallow flagship smartphones. Both include Active Display, which fires up individual pixels on the display while your smartphone is locked to give you quick access to the current time and notifications. Since it only uses a limited amount of pixels on your AMOLED display, it’s very power efficient. Earlier this year, Samsung introduced a similar feature on its Galaxy S7 family of products called the Always-On-Display (AOD). The AOD was also specifically highlighted by Samsung during the introduction of the... Read more...
Last month, the partnership between Motorola and Lenovo seemed to crystalize when the combined company stepped out with its first co-branded smartphone products that will ship here in the United States. Lenovo acquired Motorola's Mobility division from Google a couple of years back, but has rightfully lead with the iconic Moto brand for new smartphone (and smartwatch) product introductions since the acquisition. It wasn't until we saw Lenovo's Product Engineer/Spokesman, Ashton Kutcher take the stage last month at Lenovo Tech World to launch the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, that it became apparent... Read more...
Motorola today announced its third-generation Moto E entry-level Android smartphone, and it’s unsurprisingly called the Moto E3. Unlike its predecessors, the Moto E3 has graduated from a 4.5-inch display and now includes a 5-inch HD display with a “built-in smudge-resistant screen protector.” We’re assuming that this means that the display has an oleophobic coating, although there’s no word on if Gorilla Glass is also in play here. Other features include an unspecified quad-core processor (although more than likely there’s some budget Qualcomm Snapdragon processor lurking inside), 8MP rear camera,... Read more...
If you’re a cheapskate when it comes to purchasing a new smartphone, Amazon is doing its best to revive the Fire Phone without actually manufacturing its own hardware (which was a disastrous endeavor). The online retail giant has initially partnered with two hardware OEM to subsidize the cost of brand new Android smartphone in exchange for some Amazon-specific “enhancements”. The subsidized pricing comes in the form of a Special Offers-like program that puts ads for Amazon products and services on the device’s lock screen. You can opt to click on the offers to see if they’re to your liking or immediately... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Moto G family of smartphones, Motorola has finally announced a U.S. on-sale date for the two newest members: the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Both smartphones are available for pre-order today from Motorola.com, and will be available from a wide range of retailers including Amazon, B&H Photo, and Best Buy starting on July 12th. Both the Moto G4 and Moto 4G Plus will be available unlocked, with a starting price of $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. The two phones are also compatible with CDMA and GSM networks, so no matter which U.S. carrier you prefer, you should be able... Read more...
On Thursday, Lenovo summoned the tech press to San Francisco where it took the wraps off two new mobile phone platforms that could both be game changers. It unveiled the world’s first Project Tango-enabled phone in the Phab2 Pro, and introduced an all-new type of modular smart phone with the Moto Z. The Moto Z has the ability to be upgraded via things Lenovo calls Moto Mods. We got some hands-on time with all of the new gear after the keynote, which we'll be presenting to you here. Lenovo's event was dubbed Tech World and drew over 400 media attendees from across the globe. Lenovo CEO Yang... Read more...
We were impressed when the LG G5 rolled out with its “Friends Modules”, but Lenovo just upped the game with the new Moto Z family of smartphones. Today, Lenovo announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, which are next generation Android flagship smartphones. The Moto Z is the standard model, measures just 5.2mm thick and comes with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display. Inside, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. And just in case you want to expand your storage further, there’s a microSD slot that takes you up to 2TB. A 13MP rear camera features... Read more...
Every so often there comes around a deal that has us doing a double take, and the latest promotion for an unlocked Moto X Pure smartphone and Moto 360 smartwatch bundle is one of those times. If you follow our instructions, you can score both for a penny shy of $400, which amounts to a savings of right around $350.If you want take advantage of this deal, head to the Moto X product page, click the Storage tab at the bottom of the site and change it to 64GB, and then click the Buy button. That will show a price of $449.49, but don't fret, you're not paying that price. Click the Add to Cart button,... Read more...
Lenovo's business savvy isn't called into question all that often. The Chinese outfit climbed its way to the top in PC sales and has managed to not only retain pole position, but defy market conditions by continually growing PC sales when sales across the board are down as a whole. However, not every decision Lenovo makes is a good one, such as buying Motorola. Acquiring Motorola from Google was a play into the seemingly fashionable mobile sector. Lenovo already competes in mobile with a line of its own brand handsets, but scooping up Motorola would give it a larger presence, especially in territories... Read more...
Lenovo just disclosed that Moto G4 Plus smartphone will be upgraded in 2017 to Android O. This leak has come ahead of Google’s announcement of Android O, which should be deployed over a year from now. Image from AnzuhoGoogle announced Android N far ahead of schedule. Instead of waiting for this year’s Google I/O conference, Google made the Android N Developer Preview available as an OTA update in early March. The Android N Developer Preview currently supports the Nexus, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and the Pixel C. Some Android N improvements include multi-window support, direct... Read more...
Motorola has announced a revamped Moto G smartphone lineup, and expansion is the name of the game this year. The lineup is expanding to include three phones and two of those phones now have a larger 5.5-inch display. Let’s first start off with the regular Moto G4, which now includes a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A 3000 mAh battery comes standard and the Moto G4 supports TurboPower fast charging. As for the cameras, the Moto G4 features 13MP and 5MP cameras for the rear and front of the device respectively.Moto... Read more...
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