Motorola reversal: Moto G4 Plus to get updated to Android 8.0

Owners of the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play couldn’t believe their eyes last week when they went through the list of handsets that Motorola will update to Android 8.0. Despite being less than 18-months old, the three handsets were not scheduled to receive an update to the new Android build. And to make matters worse, a promotional listing for the Moto G4 Plus was edited to remove a previous comment about the model receiving Android O. Similar revisions were made to the Moto G4’s listing on Amazon India.

Today, a statement made by Motorola revealed that the comments made in the Moto …


Deal: The Moto E4 is just $40 (44% off) on Amazon, but it's locked to Verizon


The Moto E4 was launched at Verizon back in June as the carrier’s cheapest Android smartphone. At just $70, Motorola’s budget-friendly handset was an absolute steal for customers looking for their first smartphone.

Fast forward three months and the Moto E4’s price has dropped by almost 50%. If you don’t mind being tied to a carrier like Verizon, the Moto E4 is a great phone due to price-specs ratio.

For a limited time, customers can buy the Verizon-branded Moto E4 for just $40 on Amazon. The bad news is the retailer will now ship the phone within 1 to 4 weeks, probably due to high …

Moto Z Play Droid receives security update

Got the Moto Z Play Droid? Then you might have recently received a notification telling you that an update is ready to be installed on your handset. No, this is not the eagerly awaited update bringing Android 8.0 (Oreo) to the device. In fact, the update is bringing the August Android security patch to the phone. Even though the Moto Z Play Droid was launched more than two months after the 2016 Motorola flagship model (Moto Z Force Droid), the Moto Z Play Droid was updated to Android 7.1.1 first, and is one month ahead of the Moto Z Force Droid, which currently features the July Android security …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Moto Z2 Play and save $199 on a Hasselblad True Zoom, or a Moto Projector

Released in the US last month, Motorola’s unlocked Moto Z2 Play is one of the nicest smartphones that you can currently buy for less than $500. To make the handset even more attractive, Motorola now allows customers to pair it with a Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, or an Insta-share Projector Mod, and get $199.99 off the total price.

Normally, the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod and the Moto Insta-share Projector Mod cost $299.99 each, being two of the most expensive Mods that Motorola is selling. The $199.99 discount is available for only one of the two Mods at your choosing …

Deal: Motorola Moto Z is on sale in the US for less than $400

The Moto Z is perhaps one of the most underrated flagships out there. Although Motorola claims sales of the Moto Z have been beyond expectations, it wasn’t an easy fight as the smartphone had to compete with other flagships from Samsung, LG, and Apple.

In the United States, the Moto Z can be purchased via all major retailers across the country, but Motorola sells the smartphone through its webstore as well. Even though just about all authorized retailers usually sell the Moto Z for $699.99, Motorola displays a much lower price on its website: $499.99.

Even …

Moto X4 specs comparison versus Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): Viable mid-rangers

Just yesterday at the penultimate day leading to IFA 2017, Lenovo officially unveiled its newest mid-ranger, the Moto X4, and boy, is it a noteworthy one!
Packing a power-efficient Snapdragon 630 chipset running at 2.2GHz and a 5.2-inch 1080p display up front, the new performer is powered by a 3,000mAh battery that will certainly keep the lights on for a long time. With a dual camera setup at the rear, pairing one 12MP and another 8MP shooter for shallow depth of field emulation, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, either 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of storage, …

Motorola Moto X4 size comparison versus the competition

So, there’s a new noteworthy mid-ranger on th block, and it’s the Moto X4.

With a rather good hardware set under the hood, the X4 is no longer a high-end profile handset but a rather well-equipped mid-ranger that promises excellent battery life. You can read more about the handset here.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the overall size and dimensions of the Moto X4. Standing at 5.84 x 2.89 x 0.31 inches (148.35 x 73.5 x 7.99 mm) and weighing at 5.75 oz (163 g), and having a screen-to-body ratio of 68.46%, the Moto X4 is not exactly a sleek handset, …

Moto X4 hands-on: Now a mid-ranger beauty

A funny thing seemed to occur when Lenovo started calling the shots with Motorola. The beloved Moto X line slowly began to scale back, and in the last couple of years, another line supplanted it in being the flagship line in Moto’s portfolio – that was the Moto Z. Now, after a couple of years of being dormant, it looks as though that we’re finally getting a proper successor to the last one in the series; the Moto X4.

Lenovo-Motorola made a special surprise during its IFA 2017 press conference, officially announcing the phone. What’s shocking, though, is the …

The Moto X4 is official: dual-camera mid-ranger beauty

The Moto X4, Moto’s latest mid-ranger, is now official!

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 is an upper-mid-range handset powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz, and backed by a 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging. Other highlight features include IP68 rating for dust- and water-resistance, a dual-camera system that pairs together a 12 MP and an 8MP shooter, capable of delivering the oh-so trendy shallow depth of field simulation, affectionately referred to by many as “bokeh”, and a 16MP camera with a low-light adaptive mode.

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Motorola Moto X4

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 is an upper-mid-range handset powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz, and backed by a 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging. Other highlight features include IP68 rating for dust- and water-resistance, a dual-camera system that pairs together a 12 MP and an 8MP shooter, capable of delivering the oh-so trendy shallow depth of field simulation, affectionately referred to by many as “bokeh”, and a 16MP camera with a low-light adaptive mode.