Moto X Pure Edition Tips and Tricks

Now that our Moto X Pure Edition review is done with (You read it, right?), it’s time to move on to an area we try to focus on for each major flagship that comes out to hopefully help you take full advantage of its set of features. This is our tips and tricks series, and this time we are giving you the goods on the new Moto X.

In the video below, you will learn about Motorola’s best invention for smartphone software, which is the Moto suite of services. Moto Voice, Display, Actions, and Assist all allow you to make life with a phone simpler, but they do so while letting you enjoy a stock Android experience. We’ll take you through each one to show you what’s new and which are must-uses.

After that, the video flows into settings that you might not have seen before, reminders to take advantage of the phone’s SD card slot, and how to get the most out of the Google Now Launcher.

The video is a full 14 minutes of tips and tricks, so grab a cold one.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition Review

The Moto X Pure Edition has a lot to live up to around these parts. For two straight years, its predecessors have grabbed the “Phone of the Year” crown in our end of year top 5 list. That’s a pretty big deal when you consider all of the phones that come out each year. Obviously, we love the approach Motorola takes to Android phones and so if you have used any of the Moto X products, you probably aren’t surprised that they won even with a couple of troublesome areas (their cameras, for one) that certainly weren’t best-in-class. Motorola gets Android – that’s about the best way I can explain their phones.

So what about this year’s model? Can this phone 3-peat with its incredible combination of specs, price, and availability? Well, I’d be spoiling this whole review if I told you that now before we even get into this. What I will say is that we’ve spent a good week+ with a custom designed Moto X Pure Edition and have a ton of opinions to share about it.

This is our Moto X Pure Edition review.  (more…)

Google Sending Out Invites to Event on September 29 in SF

Well, it’s totally official now. We just received the above invite in our email inbox, detailing a press event Google is set to host on September 29 at 9am in San Francisco, CA.

What will they announce? Well, you should already know the answer to that, but if you need a bit of help, it’s likely that we will see two new Nexus devices (Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P), possibly a new Chromecast, full launch details for Android 6.0 “Marshmallow,” and maybe a bit more?  (more…)

Video: Moto X Pure vs. Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen) vs. Nexus 6

Within the last week, you guys have made it clear to us that you want to know how the new Moto X Pure Edition (our unboxing) compares to the Moto X (1st gen), Moto X (2nd gen), and Nexus 6. I think it’s safe to say that many of you are in the Moto X family of phones and are considering staying there. And rightfully so, the Moto X line has been one of the best in recent years.

So, with that in mind, we put together this video, which shows you the new Moto X Pure versus the 1st and 2nd gen Moto X and the Nexus 6. This isn’t a performance battle or camera showdown, since those types of tests don’t work well on camera. Instead, this focuses on what most of you seem to be worried about – how does the size differ from one phone to the next. It also dives into a recap of specs from one year to the other.

You asked for it – here is the Moto X Pure vs. Motorola’s last handful of flagship phones.  (more…)

Video: Huawei Watch Unboxing and Hands-on

The Huawei Watch has arrived, so now it’s time to begin the full review process. First up, of course, is an unboxing video! Before we get right into the video, let’s do a little bit of background on the device itself.

The Huawei Watch features a 1.4″ full-circle AMOLED display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 300mAh battery. Do note, there is no NFC connectivity for the smartwatch, so that may be a downer for a few potential buyers.  (more…)

OnePlus 2 Unboxing and Re-Tour…

We aren’t going to get into why we finally have a OnePlus 2 in house a month late, but hey, we have a OnePlus 2 in house. Good times. So yeah, we thought that a quick unboxing would get this review process kickstarted and to also show you that we haven’t completely written off this phone and do plan to review it. After all, it is still important in the grand scheme of Android things for the time being.  (more…)

I’ve Spent a Week With the Moto X Pure: Ask Me Questions.

The Moto X Pure Edition has been up for pre-order for a good two weeks now, but I can tell that some of you are hesitant to pull the trigger before reading more reviews, including ours. That makes complete sense, especially since you can only buy this phone for $400 (or more) yet can’t actually get your hands on it ahead of time. Tough to make an investment like that in something you can’t physically touch. (more…)