Forty-four years ago this week, Motorola placed the first phone call from a mobile phone. That’s a genuinely big moment, and as someone who is glued to my smartphone for at least 18 hours a day, I’m very glad that happened.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve used a Motorola phone that I could confidently recommend to a friend (RIP Moto X 2013). Today, that sentiment changed when I picked up the new Moto Z Play Droid and its funky camera attachment that magnetically snaps onto the back of the phone, called the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod.
I get that a lot of you like thick plastic brick phones like last year’s Moto G. As long as they’re cheap and decently fast, you can forgive their girth and painfully inexpensive finishings. Good for you. But I am not one of you. I firmly believe that cheap does not have to mean chunky monkey aesthetics. Cheap can be…
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.
We finally got our hands on Motorola’s Moto Z Droid, the company’s take on the modular smartphone. Compared to most phones, this guy is weird—for several reasons. So let’s walk through them one by one.
What does a “modular” smartphone even mean? Google thinks it means breaking apart almost every component of a phone, as with Project Ara. LG’s newest G5 smartphone has a removable bottom, which allows you to slide on a camera grip or a bigger battery. Today, at Lenovo Tech World in San Francisco, we saw what Motorola…
Images of yet-to-be-announced gadgets can be a bit of a crapshoot. Anyone with a laptop and a decent knowledge of Photoshop can send fan boys frothing. So part of me hopes that these new Moto X images are fake, but growing evidence suggests they are, in fact, the real deal.
The second generation of the Moto 360 smartwatch made some big improvements over its predecessor when it was released a few months back, chief among them having a design that was actually watch-like. Now, a fitness-focused version of that watch, the Moto 360 Sport, is finally coming in January.
Believe it or not, it’s not Sod’s Law that dictates a dropped smartphone will land screen down: it’s actually the same physics that influences buttered toast in free-fall.
There is no shortage of high performance Android phones out there, and it can be hard to find a good reason to go with one over the other. The Droid Turbo 2 has a couple of features that say hey over here, pick me. pick me!! But a great phone has to feel right in many different ways, and this one might catch a nerve…
We are in the midst of reviewing the recently announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and one of the most interesting features of the phone is its supposedly shatterproof display. Any phone can survive one or two errant drops. But what about seventy?
Verizon just unleashed two new Droid smartphones, each styled after Motorola’s latest. Where the burly Droid Turbo 2 falls more inline with the top-tier Moto X Pure Edition, the Droid Maxx 2 is a Verizon version of the Moto X Play, a phone that never actually came to the U.S. Under a slightly different guise, it’s now…
Creating the Verizon Droid is a simple formula at this point: Take Motorola’s latest and greatest, in this case the new Moto X Pure Edition, and supercharge the specs in every direction. Bigger battery. Bigger processor. So on and so on. But for the Turbo 2, Verizon has a whole new trick—the display is shatterproof.
When smartwatches became a real thing you could buy, and not just a 80s fantasy dreamed up by Casio and Seiko, they looked unmistakably like technology on your wrist. Tech companies were mired in making a wristputer, rather than a wristputer you actually want to wear. But this year, that’s all changed.
The Moto 360 was one of the first wearables that got us thinking, “Yeah, this whole smartwatch thing just might work.” It had some flaws, sure, but it was a functioning computer on your wrist and it wasn’t completely terrible. Now, Motorola is taking another stab at with the new Moto 360—cleaning up the design but…
Every time a new shiny phone is released, the typical claims of how great its camera is are barfed from the mouths of marketing professionals. It’s no different with the new Moto X, whose previous incarnation took disappointing shots. But the new 2015 edition might just deserve a seat alongside other smartphone…
When it comes to experiencing Android the way Google intended, you have surprisingly few options. Two, really. Google’s own Nexus smartphone—made by a parade of different hardware partners—and Motorola. The new Moto X Pure Edition is the new unspoiled Android champion. It can do Android even better than Google.
Reliable leaker Upleaks posted three images today of Motorola’s new Moto 360 Android Wear lineup, including the newest addition to the family: the Sport.
The Moto X Style is Motorola’s newest flagship phone, but this year, the company did things a little differently, by launching a second smartphone that’s nearly as interesting as the first: the Moto X Play. However, it was unclear whether the Play would be coming to the US at all.