Motorola Moto X 2017 to be called Moto X4

Although it didn’t announce any new Moto X phones since 2015, Motorola Mobility is not done with this series of handsets. The company is getting ready to release a Moto X (2017), but not under this name. According to a logo revealed by Evan Blass, the new device will be called Moto X4.

We still don’t know when this new Moto X should be announced, but it probably won’t be long now before it happens. What we do know is that the Moto X4 will (likely) not be a flagship device.

A recently leaked video revealed that the Moto X4 should be powered by Qualcomm’s …


Seven Moto devices receive their Wi-Fi certification; all seven are powered by the MT6737 SoC

Seven Moto handsets, each powered by the MediaTek MT6737 chipset and running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1, have received their Wi-Fi certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The seven model numbers include the XT1770, XT1772, XT1773, XT1724, XT1725, XT1726 and XT1721. The MediaTek 6737 SoC is a power sipping chip that uses less than half the usual amount of energy to run GPS based features. It also slices energy use by 33% for gaming and video. It is equipped with a quad-core CPU and the Mali-T720 MP GPU. The chip supports 3GB of LPDDR3 and LPDDR2 RAM.

So as you can see, these seven models are not going …

Moto Z2 Play may not be the battery champ that its predecessor was

A few weeks back, upon seeing press renders of the unannounced Motorola Moto Z2 Play, we assumed that the handset would be an incremental upgrade over the original Moto Z Play (seen here on the left). And it looks like we were right to assume that.

According to Venture Beat, the Z2 Play won’t bring too many major enhancements, and it will actually be worse than its predecessor in one key area.

While the original Moto Z Play packs a generous 3510 mAh battery, the Moto Z2 Play reportedly has a smaller, 3000 mAh battery. We were seriously impressed with the battery life of last …

Deal: The 64GB Moto G4 Plus is just $200 (25% off) at Amazon and B&H

Motorola’s last yeas mid-range smartphone, the Moto G4 Plus is now on sale in the United States at the lowest price since it market release.

Both Amazon and B&H offer the Moto G4 Plus for just $200, a 25% off of the retail price. Even though the retailers claim you’ll be saving $100 if you take advantage of the offer, in reality, you’ll only save $60.

The Moto G4 Plus is usually available for purchase in the US for $260, but at launch, it was priced to sell for $300 outright. The deal is available for 9 more hours, so you should hurry if you want to grab …

Motorola Moto G5 Review

Introduction
In the past few years, the Moto G series has set a standard in affordable phones that few can match. This year, Lenovo has two G series phones: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. The G5 Plus is the one that has gotten all the attention so far: it’s got the powerful and very battery-savvy Snapdragon 625 system chip, it’s got a fast Dual Pixel auto-focus camera, and it has a starting price of just $230.

And then there is the Moto G5 that we have up here for review. It’s a much different phone than the G5 Plus and this is important to know: it has a smaller, 5” display, it has …

Entry-level Moto C receives its Bluetooth certification


Earlier this month, we told you about the Moto C and Moto C Plus. This will apparently be a new budget line for the Moto handsets, designed for the first-time smartphone user. With that in mind, it isn’t terribly surprising that these will be the cheapest smartphones ever offered by Motorola, and that covers a lot of territory. Despite several leaks and word that the phone has been certified in Russia, there apparently is some time left before the handsets are unveiled.

For example, today we can tell you that the the Moto C (XT1750) has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest …

Motorola Moto E4 Plus surfaces, 5000mAh juicer in tow


Earlier this month, we all were flabbergasted and astounded when the FCC documentation for the Motorola Moto E4 Plus revealed that the phone would carry a 5000mAh battery. While Motorola has shoehorned high capacity batteries into past DROID models, this would be the largest battery every carried by a Motorola handset eclipsing the 3900mAh cell found on the Motorola DROID Turbo. And the Moto E4 Plus, unlike the DROID Turbo, is far from being a flagship model.

Images of the Moto E4 Plus were discovered today, and one picture shows that the back cover is removable. This would allow users …

Deal: Buy a Moto Z Play, get a free JBL speaker

While Motorola may be getting ready to release a Moto Z2 Play, for now, the original Moto Z Play (launched last August) remains one of the best upper-mid-range smartphones in the US. So, if you want to purchase the original Z Play, Motorola has a pretty sweet deal for you: from now and until May 6, the company is giving away a free MotoMod with the handset. More exactly, the free MotoMod is the JBL SoundBoost Speaker, which normally costs $79.99.

Unfortunately, the Moto Z Play is no longer available for $50 off (as it was earlier this month), so it currently costs …

Android 7.0 gets pushed out for the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.

Even as we get closer to the unveiling of Android O (Oreo?) at Google I/O next month, there are still plenty of handsets that have yet to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them, the Moto X Pure Edition from 2015, is in the process of receiving this update right now. When you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before beginning the updating process. Additionally, the battery on the handset should be fully charged up before you start installing the new files.

The Android 7.0 update includes the …

Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus full specs and prices leaked out

Two new Motorola smartphones are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, both belonging to the budget-friendly category, the Moto E4, and Moto E4 Plus.

Although this isn’t the first time we’re talking about the two entry-level smartphones, we now have much more details on their specs and prices.

Up until now, we knew the Moto E4 Plus comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery inside, but other than that, details were scarce. Well, it looks like the smartphone will feature the same 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTGek MT6737M processor that the regular Moto E4 smartphone …