Items tagged with Motorola

Future generations are going to have all the cool technology that eludes us today, like flying cars and that sort of thing. Don't despair, though, there's some neat things in the pipeline for our lifetime, too. One of them is better wireless charging, made possible by Motorola's Space Charging system, which is capable of doling out juice to four devices at the same time. Wireless charging is not perfect by any stretch, but it is super convenient compared to the old way (plugging in cables). And while Motorola's Space Charging technology does not achieve perfection in the wireless charging space—it still requires the use of docks for each device, at a precise angle—it does at least... Read more...
Motorola's pen-equipped smartphone family is alive and well, and the latest releases debuted today as the Moto G Stylus 5G. Of course, you won't mistake the Moto G Stylus 5G for anything but a budget device given its specs. But it should be more than enough to handle the needs of customers that prefer to have a stylus on their smartphone and don't want the added cost of purchasing a Galaxy Note-class device. Kicking things off, the Moto G Stylus 5G is packing one of Qualcomm's low-end Snapdragon 480 5G SoC with an integrated Snapdragon X51 5G modem. It supports maximum downlink and uplink speeds of 2.5Gbps and 660Mbps, respectively. However, keep in mind that its budget pricing means that mmWave... Read more...
One positive trend in 2020 was that of affordable mid-range 5G-capable smartphones, with devices like the OnePlus Nord, Moto One 5G, Pixel 4a 5G, TCL 10 5G UW, and Realme 7 5G, all costing less than $500 and packing decent specs -- including reasonably quick SoCs, multiple rear cameras, and even high refresh-rate displays. Thankfully, 2021 is looking even more promising, and January isn’t even over yet. The OnePlus Nord N10 5G ($299, Snapdragon 690) recently landed in the US, and Moto just launched the Moto One 5G Ace ($399, Snapdragon 750G), a detuned and unlocked variant of last year’s AT&T and Verizon-exclusive Moto One 5G ($445, Snapdragon 765). So, how do the Moto One 5G... Read more...
Motorola used to be on the ball when it came to major Android OS updates, and would push them out in rapid fashion across its entire lineup of smartphones. For Motorola, it was a relatively simple process -- at least from those on the outside looking in -- as the company typically didn't make too many major modifications to the Android OS and kept things clean. Instead, Motorola usually just added handy Smart Actions and small UI flourishes to improve the user experience. However, in recent years, Motorola has abandoned its previously envious update strategy and has left many users of recent smartphones out of the loop with new Android OS updates. This week, Motorola gave the appearance that... Read more...
Cyber Monday is here, and that means a continuation of deals and discount carried over from Black Friday, as well as brand new bargains. It also means you can snag a new smartphone and save some money in the process. Several different models are on sale at Amazon, including Google's excellent Pixel 4 XL, which is more than a third off right now. We like this handset a lot (check out our Pixel 4 XL review for full details on exactly why). For one, being a Google device, it delivers a squeaky clean pure Android experience without any custom skins or user interface tweaks. But more than just that, it offers great performance, long battery life, and fantastic camera performance. Perhaps most importantly... Read more...
Although a lot of the media attention is often focused on flagship devices like the iPhone 12 Pro, Galaxy Note 20, and Surface Duo, most consumers can easily get away with less... in fact, a whole lot less. We've seen this first-hand with devices like the OnePlus Nord N10 which offers 5G connectivity and decent specs for around the $400 price point. But what about folks that don't care about 5G, and perhaps don't feel like throwing down even two Benjamins for a new device? That's where Motorola comes in with the new Moto E7. For starters, the Moto E7 makes use of MediaTek's budget-oriented Helio G25 SoC (2GHz, 8-core, Cortex-A53), paired with just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal... Read more...
When you hear the “Hello Moto” jingle, you may think of older Motorola phones or solid modern day budget devices. Now, when you hear the chime, you may think of impressive battery life with the Moto G9 Power. The Moto G9 Power boasts an absolutely massive 6000mAh battery, so you can go for multiple days without charging. The G9 Power also has some other decent features, which we will dive into below.  The first large selling point of the Moto G9 Power is the battery for which the phone gets the “power” part of its name. At 6000mAh, Motorola claims it is “the largest battery we’ve ever packed into a Motorola phone.” They estimate it could drive the... Read more...
The Motorola Razr 5G is one of the most distinctive smartphones currently available on the market. Motorola announced the smartphone back in early September as the follow-up to the trouble-prone first-generation Razr that launched in early 2020. The biggest change with this new model is the arrival of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC, which of course affords the smartphone 5G connectivity. However, if you chose to purchase the smartphone from Amazon in recent weeks, you might have noticed that the smartphone came unsealed and with fingerprints all over it. You definitely wouldn't expect your brand-new $1,399 smartphone to come unsealed, and would rightfully assume that either Amazon... Read more...
When Motorola first announced its Razr revamp earlier this month, it said that the smartphone would be priced at $1,399, which is quite a hefty sum to pay for a device that at best had mid-range specs. Well, Motorola is today confirming that the Razer 5G will go on sale October 2nd priced at only $1,199. While still a tad on the pricey side, we’re not going to scoff at a $200 price break.  Unfortunately, this is only a temporary price cut, and at some point, Motorola will raise the price back up to its normal $1,399 level. But once October 2nd rolls around, you’ll be able to get the discounted pricing from Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H (among other... Read more...
Moto is on a tear with new releases lately. So far in 2020, the company has launched 21 handsets globally, and nine in the US alone -- namely the G Stylus, G Power, Edge+, Edge, G Fast, E (2020), One Fusion+, One 5G, and Razr 5G. And that’s without counting phones rebranded for T-Mobile, including the $400 REVVL 5G -- a detuned version of the subject of today’s review, the $445 Moto One 5G. This let’s-see-what-sticks strategy is confusing, to say the least. While the Razr 5G, Edge+ and Edge fit into well defined categories, these other handsets (especially the sub-$270 E- and G-series) overlap in terms of specs and pricing, and often lack must-have features like NFC. Combine... Read more...
Motorola has been on roll when it comes to its latest budget smartphones. Just within the past week, the company announced the One 5G with a 90Hz display, 5,000 mAh battery, and 5G connectivity for under $500. Now, the company's latest budget device, the Moto G9 Plus, has seen its specs leaked to the internet for all to see courtesy of wireless carrier Orange Slovakia. Orange indicates the Moto G9 Plus is equipped with a 6.81-inch FHD+ display (2400x1080) along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. If 128GB isn't enough for you, you'll be happy to know that Motorola has included a microSD slot for further expansion. Although not confirmed in this most recent specs dump, the... Read more...
All eyes have been on the OnePlus Nord over the past few weeks or so for its value play in the mid-range 5G smartphone phone market. However, Motorola is looking to do battle with the Nord on the global stage; oh, and you can actually purchase this smartphone in the United States (take note, OnePlus). The One 5G delivers some absolutely killer specs (for the price), as it boasts a large 6.7-inch Full HD+ display that is backed with HDR10+ certification. Best of all, it features a fast refresh rate of 90Hz. The One 5G gives up a tiny bit in speed to the Nord, as it features the standard Snapdragon 765 instead of the speedier Snapdragon 765G. Other specs rounding out the One 5G include... Read more...
We’re a little over two weeks away from the launch of the Motorola Razr 5G, and we’re beginning to see a greater influx of images and speculation on the device. On the images front, today we’re getting our best look as the Razr 5G yet courtesy of notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass. Blass has obtained images of the Razr 5G, which show the device with the display closed, halfway open, and fully opened. With just this one image, we can tell quite a bit about the smartphone. For starters, it appears that the hump around the main camera is now larger and that the display notch is a little bit shallower.  More importantly, however, is that the prominent chin at the bottom... Read more...
Motorola first announced its new Razr late last year, and officially launched the smartphone in early 2020. Unfortunately for Motorola, Samsung showed up not long after with its Galaxy Z Flip sporting a similar form-factor, faster SoC, better features, and a lower price point. Motorola eventually was relegated to selling the Razr with BOGO promotions to push sales. Now, however, it looks as though Motorola is close to delivering a successor to the Razr. According to invites sent out to the press by the company, it has an event set for September 9th. The Razr 2 definitely seems like the topic of discussion as the invite was accompanied by the following phrase: "Flip the smartphone experience... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on Google’s announcement of its new mid-range Pixel 4a smartphone, which is priced at $399, and now Motorola has revealed that its [previously] international market-only One Fusion+ is coming to the United States. Not surprisingly, primary specifications for the One Fusion+ and the Pixel 4a are closely aligned. Both smartphones feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC (Snapdragon 730G on the Pixel 4a), 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Things take a turn when it comes to the display, as the One Fusion+ features a larger 6.5-inch FHD+ panel that is unbroken by notches or a hole punch cutout. Instead, it features a pop-up selfie camera, which is uncommon... Read more...
Earlier this year, Motorola launched its first flagship in years: the Moto Edge+. The smartphone came packing worthy specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and a 90Hz display. The primary hang-up with that smartphone, however, was its $999 price tag. Motorola countered with the standard Moto Edge, which ditches the Snapdragon 865 in favor of the cheaper and slightly slower Snapdragon 765 (while retaining 5G support thanks to the Snapdragon X52 modem). The downgraded specs meant a price cut of $300, taking the Moto Edge to $699. Today, Motorola announced that the Moto Edge will be available even cheaper for a "limited time" for early birds. The smartphone is available... Read more...
Motorola makes smartphones that run the gamut from cheap entry-level devices, into the mid-range, all the way up into the high-end market with the newly launched Edge+. Now, renders of the company's latest budget smartphone have leaked: the Moto G 5G. As it name implies, the smartphone will pack 5G connectivity, likely from a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The leaked renders come from Evan Blass, a leaker with an impeccably accurate history when it comes to unreleased smartphones. The renders show the front and back as well as one side of the smartphone, and it looks very good. Notable on the front of the smartphone is that it has a dual hole punch array that is presumably for the selfie camera and... Read more...
Earlier this year, Motorola launched its Edge+ 5G smartphone, which was its first true flagship device in years. Powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 865 SoC, the smartphone also came with a hefty price tag to match ($999) and is available as a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This summer, however, Motorola is launching the regular Edge (sans the +) to hit a lower price point. When Motorola first announced this device, it said the it would ship with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. However, when it lands this summer, it will actually come with a more generous 6GB of RAM while doubling internal storage to 256GB.  Running the show will be Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 765 SoC which comes... Read more...
Motorola is aiming to give Apple's iPhone SE some competition in the affordable smartphone space. The handset maker unveiled two phones today, the Moto E (pictured above) starting at just $149, and the Moto G Fast starting at $199.99. Both will begin shipping next week and will give budget buyers some more options to choose from, well outside of the range of flagship $1,000+ phones that permeate the market. The Moto E is an unlocked handset sporting a 6.2-inch Max Vision display with a 1520x720 resolution, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor and 2GB of RAM. It offers just 32GB of built-in storage, though Moto E owners have the option of adding up to 512GB more storage by way of a microSD... Read more...
Motorola had hoped to take the smartphone market by storm with a nostalgic nameplate and a sleek design with its reimagined Razr, but the device instead landed with a thud. Early complaints revolved around its high price tag ($1,499), hinge durability concerns, and its lackluster Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC (given the price tag). However, Motorola is looking to right those wrongs with the release of a Razr 2 later this year – September to be exact. That’s a rather quick turnaround for a refresh given that the first-generation device just launched in early February. According to new reporting, the Razr 2 is being developed under the model name XT2071-4, and will come with... Read more...
An interesting new smartphone that appears to be aiming at the mid-range market has leaked. The device is the Motorola One Fusion+, and the leak gives up several details, including a 6.5-inch Full HD display. The Fusion+ has leaked in the past and is expected to run Android 10 and have a massive battery. The battery is tipped at 5000 mAh in capacity, and the leak claims a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor runs the show. That processor suggests it's a mid-range device that should be affordable for most. A launch date sometime in June was listed along with hardware details. The render included with the leaked specifications on YouTube appears to be one of the official press renders of a different... Read more...
The Motorola Razr smartphone has been on the market for a few months, and has now received its most signifiant software update. The Razr Android 10 update began rolling out yesterday, and Motorola is highlighting some of the new features and functionality that the operating system update is bringing to the Quick View display on the outside of the smartphone. Motorola promises a streamlined new look and feel with significantly improved and expanded functionality for the external display. With Android 10 installed, Razr owners can call people without having to open the device by swiping left on the front display to access their favorite contacts. That feature is only available in the United States... Read more...
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