On February 2, Motorola will offer another $140 discount on purchases of $499.99 or higher for devices like the Moto X (2nd gen), similar to the one many of you took advantage of on Cyber Monday. They will also offer a $50 discount on accessories like the Moto 360. Next Monday, you will have the opportunity to register for a promo code that will give you the discount upon checkout. (more…)
Motorola officially made its return to China this morning in a keynote that was filled with dancing, fist pumping, and excitement. The event kicked off the launch of their whole product line-up in an area of the world that Motorola hasn’t been for some time. If it means anything to you, the Chicago-based smartphone maker pointed out that they managed to jump into China just three months after Lenovo closed their acquisition of them. Of course, Lenovo is a Chinese company, so it’s not that surprising that it all came through this quickly.
Anyways, today kicks off the launch of Motorola’s line-up that includes the Moto X (2nd gen), Moto G (2nd gen) with LTE, Moto X Pro, and Moto Hint. The Moto 360 will come some time later, but for now, Moto wants us to focus on those first four products. (more…)
As you can imagine, there were plenty of skeptics who questioned Motorola’s decision to offer Horween leather as an option through Moto Maker with the new Moto X (2nd gen). Leather certainly isn’t as durable, at least in most cases, when compared to plastic or wood. It’s soft, after all, so on one level, I can understand that point of view. But I can tell you that from the minute I first held a leather-backed Moto X in my hand at the phone’s unveiling, I knew exactly which version I would go with if I were to buy one – you guessed it, leather. What a fantastic decision that was. (more…)
Motorola, in a somewhat surprising move, announced today that it is returning to China with a handful of devices, two of which are new to their lineup. For starters, the new Moto G (2nd gen) will now officially come in a 4G LTE variety. But more importantly, they are showing up to market with a Moto X Pro. That’s right, the Moto X, a phone that we called the top phone of 2014, will now come in a Pro style. (more…)
Motorola, in a not-so-surprising-semi-expected-but-very-frustrating-for-early-adopters move, announced this morning that the Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition” can now be purchased with an optional 64GB of storage. The jump to 64GB will cost an extra $100 over the 16GB model, but you should certainly consider going with the extra storage, since this phone doesn’t have a micro SD slot.
For now, the 64GB option is only for the unlocked “Pure Edition,” which is sold without a contract and works on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks. It will cost you at least $599, depending on the other options you pick.
If you are buying the Moto X (2nd gen), the “Pure Edition” is the version we would recommend going with because it receives updates faster than any other version of the Moto X and isn’t directly affiliated with any carrier.
2014 is over, in a day or so. That means we are reflecting on the year that was, the phones that took up a major portion of our lives, which apps were the best out of the hundreds of new ones, and which storylines dominated these airwaves. But in the end, this site’s coverage really revolves around two things – what comes out of Google (Android, services, Google Play, etc.) and which phones are the best in the world. The Google stuff will be discussed in varying ways over the next day, so for now, it’s time to focus on the best phones of the year. (more…)