Motorola may soon become a subsidiary of Lenovo late this year, but that has not stopped the mobile manufacturer from releasing new products recently. In an event held at its headquarters in the city of Chicago, the phone maker introduced new versions of its flagship smartphone Moto X, as well as a sequel to its budget-friendly offering Moto G. On top of that, the company also unveiled Hint, a Bluetooth earpiece accessory, and then proceeded to share some information about its smartwatch, the Moto 360.
Motorola has always had a track record of making smartphones that are not that pricey, but still have hardware and features that can hold their own against the competition. With the launch of the latest Moto X and Moto G versions, Motorola appears to be staying the course. After all, the tactic has worked before, and there is no reason it will not work again.
The new Moto X, the flagship smartphone of Motorola, now comes in a bigger size. It now possesses a 5.2-inch full HD display screen, and boasts a 2.5 GigaHertz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also has a 13-megapixel camera that that is also capable of shooting 4K videos.
Aesthetic-wise, the Moto X features an aluminum frame. Buyers have the option of either a wood or leather back cover. Because Moto X is under the Moto Maker program, users can choose to customize the appearance of their device according to their fancy.
The Moto X has a full retail price of $500.00 and a carrier-subsidized price of $100.00. Those who are interested of buying the newest iteration will be glad to know that the new price is considerably lower compared to the old version, which cost $580.00 full retail and $200.00 carrier-subsidized. The new Moto X is expected to hit stores this fall.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Moto X is the integration of voice commands and touchless controls. Users can just instruct the phone to activate its camera, or move their hand over the device's screen to answer (ignore) a phone call.
As for the Moto G, the latest version comes with a larger 5-inch HD display screen. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as an 8-megapixel rear camera. Other features include a microSD slot for expandable memory and dual front speakers for full stereo effect.
This new Moto G, however, will not be LTE-compatible. It should be noted that last May, Motorola released an LTE version of the old Moto G. This time around, it is no longer the case.
The Moto G comes at a price of $180.00 and is now available in most stores.
Aside from the Moto X and the Moto G, Motorola has also released the Moto Hint, which serves as an accessory for the Moto X. It is a Bluetooth earpiece that users can utilize in order to control their smartphones. The Moto Hint does away with buttons, but does have a capacity touchpad for controls. Users can just tap the earpiece to do searches, or use their voice to control the accessory. Shutting it off is never a concern because of sensors lets it shut down when it is removed from the user's ear.
Lastly, Motorola took the opportunity to discuss its Moto 360 smartwatch during its event. The wearable device runs on Android Wear, the wearable-compatible version of Google's Android. It packs a Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor, and boasts 4 gigabytes of internal storage as well as 512 megabytes of random access memory (RAM). The smartwatch also uses a 320 mAh battery. Buyers can purchase the device at $250.00.
Wirefly Is America's Most Trusted Source For All Cell Phones, Plans, TV, and Internet Deals
Wirefly offers great deals on a large selection of smartphones, cell phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other wireless devices for the nation's most popular carriers. Use Wirefly’s innovative cell phone and plan comparison tools to ensure you are getting the best deal on the market. Shop with confidence knowing that Wirefly wants to help you find the best prices on cell phones, cell phone plans, TV, and Internet service.