This year’s IFA has arguably been the best one yet, but that hasn’t stopped Motorola from putting on a separate show and reminding us why they’re a company on the rise. We’ve got details of all four devices they’ve recently announced.
Yes, this year’s Moto X will carry the same name as its predecessor. Apart from the name, nearly everything else has changed. First and foremost, you’ll find the Moto X sporting a metal design, not fake metal, but actual metal. The screen is bigger at 5.2-inches with a true 1080p resolution and the camera has been bumped up to 13-megapixels and can now record in 4K.
As you’d expect from Motorola, it’ll be running Android 4.4.4 at launch, with the promise of Android L as soon as it launches. Similarly, you’ll also find a purely stock Android interface used, but with a few additional Moto touches along the way. What we also liked about the new device is how customisable it now is. Users have a range of options to choose from to kit their phone out to their exact specification.
The Moto X will go on sale late September, with an on-sale price of £419/$499.
Backing up the new Moto X will be the new Moto G. Although it’s largely a budget device (on-sale for £149.99), it promises to give you plenty of bang for your buck. The device now contains a 5-inch, 720p display and the addition of a new microSD slot and dual-SIM capabilities. To partner the larger display, there’s now a 8-megapixel rear camera and a wide choice of fascias to equip to the new device.
Once again it’ll be running stock Android, with 4.4.4 in full flow. We expect it to also get the Android L update as soon as it hits.