Review: Motorola Moto X for Verizon Wireless
The Moto X is a fine effort from Motorola. It took last year's sub-flagship device and pushed it to full flagship status. Despite beefing up the specs to match the competition, I can't help but feel that Motorola lost a little bit of its soul along the way. The company set out to achieve specific usability goals with last year's model in a way that felt earnest and from the heart. This time around, Motorola simply wanted to update the features to be more competitive.
The Moto X is a full-sized phone that's made from good materials and is assembled firmly. It has a good feel in the hand, and the variety of materials available for customization mean you can make the Moto X of your dreams. The phone covers the basics well for the most part, but I was disappointed by the screen's lack of brightness. Otherwise, the performance on the network and call quality both perform well.
The unmolested version of Android is welcome to see, as are Moto Voice and Active Display. The latter two help enhance the usability of the device by making it respond to voice commands and highlight incoming notifications. The rest of the apps perform as they do on any other Android handset.
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Perhaps the biggest two improvement come from the camera and the battery. The camera is much better, as is battery life. This were significant shortcomings on last year's phone. By resolving them, the Moto X is a much better competitor with today's leading devices.
Would I recommend the Moto X? Well, the Moto X is mostly for people who want to design their own phone. After that, it's hard to say. At $99, it is about $100 cheaper than most other flagships with a contract - and that feels right. It's not quite on the same level as the GS5, G3, or One (M8), in my opinion, but it's almost there.
Hands On with the New Moto X
Last year's Moto X was a major turnaround point for Motorola. Building on the critical acclaim of the first model, the company is back at it with the second generation Moto X.
Motorola Turns Moto X Into True Flagship
Sep 5, 2014
Motorola today announced the 2nd-generation Moto X. The new Moto X sports a larger, 5.2-inch AMOLED full-HD screen, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 13-megapixel camera with 4K video capture.
Review: Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless
The Moto Z3 is the first 5G-upgradable phone thanks to a forthcoming Mod from Motorola and Verizon. This mid-range device sports a 2:1 screen, metal-and-glass design, and compatibility with Motorola's ecosystem of swappable modules.
Motorola's 5G Moto Mod Explained
Motorola and Verizon Wireless hope consumers will buy into the idea of upgrading their Moto Z3 phone with a modular 5G attachment some time next year. The Mod promises to bring a 10x improvement in data download speeds without sapping the battery too much.
Hands On with the Motorola Moto Z3
The latest entry in Motorola's Moto Z series of devices is the Z3, a thin slab that's compatible with Moto Mods modular attachments. The Z3 is an improved version of the Z3 Play thanks to a better processor and camera configuration.