The Moto Z2 Force ShatterShield display won't crack, but it will peel

The ShatterShield screen employed on the Moto Z2 Force uses a 5-layer system that keeps the AMOLED screen from cracking or breaking. When the device first launched, several owners were complaining about scratches on the outer layer of the display. Now, a new problem has popped up. Several owners of the Moto Z2 Force are complaining that the top protective layer on the ShatterShield system has started to peel off the phone.

Those complaining about the peeling say that it is taking place around the fingerprint button, and on the corners of the screen. One theory is that the heat generated …


Deal: Motorola offers $150 discounts on the unlocked Moto Z2 Play starting February 4

If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day gift, Motorola has a couple of offers that you might want to consider. First off, there’s the Moto Z2 Play, a great mid-range smartphone that’s certainly going to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Although the smartphone is available in the United States for $500, Motorola offers the unlocked Moto Z2 Play (64GB model) for just $350. Moreover, customers can get it with finance from Affirm for as low as $14.58 per month.

According to Motorola, the deal is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide whether or not it’s …

Great Deal: Motorola Moto X4 now costs just $249 on Google's Project Fi

Released in the US back in September, the mid-range Motorola
Moto X4 was initially priced at $399.99, being sold both directly by Motorola,
and by Google via its Project Fi MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). As of
this week, the Moto X4 can be purchased for only $249 if you’re getting it via
Project Fi before February 14.  

 

According to Google, to get a Moto X4 for just $249, you’ll
need to activate it on Project Fi “within 30 days of device shipment.”
The great thing about this deal – which saves you $150 – is that it doesn’t
require a minimum activation time. Once you’ve …

Motorola's newest Style Shell Moto Mods feature Gorilla Glass 5 and interesting designs

Motorola this week stared selling brand new Moto Mods from the Style Shell series. In case you’re not familiar with the Style Shell Moto Mods, these are swappable back covers that can change the aspect of Moto Z smartphones, with little added thickness. 
The new Style Shell models are the first Moto Mods made out of polycarbonate and Gorilla Glass 5, and they should be able to survive drops from up to 5.2 feet (1.6 meters). Five different interesting designs are available: Colored Leaves, Expressive Curves, Graphic Flowers, Retro Stripe, and Overlapping Triangles. …

Moto G5S Plus Review


Not everyone wants, needs, or can afford a flagship-class smartphone, so we’re grateful to have a market with no shortage of mid-range phone options. But while those budget-priced offerings from some manufacturers feel like afterthoughts, other phone-makers have earned well-deserved reputations for putting our real quality low-priced handsets that have us coming back for more, year after year.

That’s very much the case with Motorola, and while the brand experiments with modular hardware for its flagships, the affordable Moto G line has represented a more accessible alternative since …

New Motorola Moto Mods (including a camera supporting interchangeable lenses) are reportedly coming soon


Motorola Mobility is seemingly getting ready to release
several new Moto Mods for its Moto Z smartphones. The most interesting – and
possibly the most expensive – among them should be a camera Mod with support
for interchangeable lenses (made by the likes of Canon, Nikon, and Sony). Such
a Moto Mod could transform a Moto Z smartphone into a serious alternative to DSLR and
mirrorless cameras, although it remains to be seen how well this can perform.   

 

A second new Moto Mod should be an upgraded projector
(offering 35% more brightness and a larger battery compared to the current …

Motorola's Moto E5 appears in 3D renders, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor confirmed

Most of Motorola’s 2018 lineup has already been leaked earlier this month, so there are little surprises still waiting for fans of the US brand. However, the Moto E5 was a bit under the radar when it comes to pictures and details about specs.

Probably the cheapest Motorola smartphone to be launched this year, the Moto E5 is expected to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, something that companies usually save for their mid- and high-tier products.

Several 3D renders and a video made after the Moto E5’s CAD files confirm the positioning of the fingerprint sensor on the back …

Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus listed on FCC site; both models will carry a 4000mAh battery

Just yesterday we showed you a 3D render of what was alleged to be the Moto E5. Sporting a real-facing fingerprint scanner (which includes the company’s iconic batwings logo), the handset is expected to feature a 5-inch display and a MediaTek SoC under the hood. Today, the Moto E5 resurfaces along with the Moto E5 Plus as both phones are said to be listed on the FCC website.

The model numbers posted on the FCC page are XT1922-4 and XT1922-5. While the FCC documentation doesn’t give away much information about specs, it does show that both phones will be powered by a 4000mAh battery. Last …

Moto G5 Plus "Prime Exclusive" edition with a major security drawback

All current Amazon Prime Exclusive deals

Most Amazon users have heard about its “Prime Exclusive Phones” program. In case you haven’t, essentially it’s a selection of phones, sold by the company at a significantly lower price. But there is one catch – all devices come with lockscreen Amazon offers and ads. Twitter user by the name of Jaraszski Colliefox got another “exclusive” feature as well – a way to break through the lock screen of his Moto G5 Plus without entering a password or fingerprint. 

Hey @amazon @MotorolaUS. I …

Upgraded Motorola Moto X4 (with 6 GB of RAM) to be launched in February

Lenovo and Motorola Mobility are getting ready to release a new edition of the Moto X4, at least in India. According to Motorola India, the upcoming Moto X4 smartphone runs Android 8 Oreo out of the box, being “faster, smarter, and sharper” than the 2017 model. At launch, last year’s Moto X4 – pictured above – ran Android 7 Nougat, though an update to Android Oreo is now available for it. 
While Motorola isn’t confirming this, additional sources have it that the Moto X4 2018 should feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. A superior processor (Snapdragon …