Motorola changed the game when it came to affordable yet quality phones with the Moto G and customization with the Moto X. After many rumors about the new devices, they finally announced what the third gen Moto G and Moto X would be rocking at an event in New York City. Motorola surprised us and announced two phones; the Moto X Style and Moto X Play (international). Take a look at the specs for the Moto X Style aka Moto X Pure Edition
Moto X Style / Pure Edition Specs
Display: 5.7 inch (2560 × 1440) Super AMOLED display (520 PPI)
Cameras: 21 Megapixel rear-facing camera / 5 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core/ 3 GB RAM
Memory: 16GB / 32GB / 64GB Internal Memory (with expansion slot)
Battery: 3,000 mAh embedded battery / Turbo Charging
Connectivity : Bluetooth , Wi-Fi / NFC /
OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Features: Water repellent coating / Moto Maker support /
The Moto X Style seems promising. After some hands-on time the phone was pretty nice. Although it has a 5.7 inch screen, it didn’t feel too awkward or heavy in hand. Running Android Lollipop 5.1.1, you’re getting a pure Android experience with great features like Motorola actions, “fastest turbo charging” available (get 10 hours of power after just 15 minutes of charging). They are claiming the camera to be best in class, we’ll have to wait and see on that. The front-facing camera however has a wide-angled lens and a selfie flash (you know I’m liking that feature).
Moto X Pure Edition will be available for $399 (off contract) exclusively on motorola.com, bestbuy.com and amazon.com in September.
The 3rd gen Moto G (2015) came out strong once again. With IPX7 rating, affordable price, and of course unlocked, the Moto G didn’t disappoint. But what made it even better was that it can also be customized on Moto Maker. So you get decent performance, freedom of where to purchase, some style; that’s a good look Motorola. The Moto G is the budget phone to compete with. You can check out the specs below:
Moto G 3rd Gen Specs
Display: 5 inch (1280 x 720) display
Cameras: 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera / 5 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core/ 1 GB / 2GB RAM
Memory: 8GB / 16GB Internal Memory (with expansion slot)
Battery: 2,470 mAh embedded battery / Turbo Charging
Connectivity : Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / NFC /
OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Features: IPX7 Rating / Moto Maker support / Offers 4G LTE
Check out our review of the 3rd gen Moto G HERE
You can go out and buy the 3rd gen Moto G on Motorola.com. The basic colors are black and white, but you can customize the Moto G on Moto Maker.