Tag Archive: Moto


Opinion: Lenovo is slowly killing the Moto I love

I’ve long been a fan of Motorola. My love of Android has grown with most of the phones I’ve owned wielding the Moto logo. Other than my beloved Palm, it may be the brand I’ve held the most affinity for over the years.

Unfortunately, I think the company’s overlord, Lenovo, is slowly stripping away the Moto I love.

Where are the software updates?

Prior to Lenovo, one thing that the old had become king of was the software update. Much  [Read More…]

Motorola makes 5G Moto Mod faster, adds Moto Z2 Force compatibility

Motorola this week updated its 5G Moto Mod, giving Verizon customers an improved experience with fast download speeds on the Verizon 5G network. Not only that, it also made the add-on module compatible with an older phone.

The update, which is automatically installed onto the Moto Mod, also enhances the battery experience. Now, the module can replenish the battery of the Moto Z3 if the phone gets low — and vice versa.

The 5G Moto Mod is now compatible with  [Read More…]

Moto Z2 Force finally gains 5G Moto Mod support on Verizon

Moto Z2 Force owners can now use the 5G Moto Mod to connect to Verizon’s 5G network in nine U.S. cities.

What you need to know The Moto Z2 Force is finally getting 5G Moto Mod support this week. Verizon says the 5G Moto Mod now comes with further improvements to enable better battery life and deliver faster speeds. Verizon’s 5G network is currently available in Denver, Providence, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Washington,  [Read More…]

The Moto Z3 Play 64 GB and Alexa Mod are $250 off for a limited time!

There’s a heck of a deal going on the Moto Z3 Play with moto smart speaker. For Motorola’s Black Friday in July sale starting today, they’re knocking $ 250 off a bundle that includes the Moto Z3 Play, and their Alexa-ready speaker mod that connects to the back. Between the Alexa Mod normally going for $ 150 and the 64 GB Moto Z3 Play for $ 500, you’re basically getting a free speaker and $ 100 off a  [Read More…]

Motorola debuts $150 Moto E6 with removable battery, portrait mode

Motorola on Thursday introduced the sixth generation of its E series smartphone, offering up a $ 150 experience that’s going to be damn tough to beat. Indeed, the Moto E6 dials things up across a few fronts, yet keeps the price in line.

As is the case with all Motorola phones, the Moto E6 runs a clean version of Android (9 Pie) with just the right amount of added features. The phone is immediately available through Verizon and will be  [Read More…]

Moto E6 specs: Snapdragon 435, 13MP camera, 3000mAh removable battery

With the Moto E6, Motorola is bringing back removable batteries.

Following the Moto G7 series, Motorola is turning its attention to the entry-level space with the Moto E6. The phone retains the same basic desgin as its predecessor, but comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset. There’s also a P2i coating that should provide some level of protection against the odd splash of water.

Otherwise, the Moto E6 is a modest upgrade over the Moto E5. It  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play vs. Moto Z4: Which should you buy for Prime Day?

We test new Android phones left and right to give you the best recommendations possible on which ones to buy — and just as importantly, which ones to avoid.

Better Mod fit Moto Z3 Play

$ 295 at Amazon

Pros Updated to Android 9 Pie Moto Mods fit the Z3 Play better Better capacitive fingerprint sensor More affordable Cons Design feels dated No headphone jack Slower specs

Last year’s Moto Z3 Play doesn’t have the modern  [Read More…]

Moto G7 vs. Moto Z3 Play: Which should you buy on Prime Day?

Motorola phones are great value, and that’s particularly true for Prime Day. With attractive discounts on a host of models, now is the best time to get your hands on a Motorola phone. Having tested all of Motorola’s phones over the last three years, we’re here to help you make the right choice.

Moto G7

Stellar value

$ 199 at Amazon

Pros Robust internal hardware Modern design Works on all four U.S. carriers All-day battery life  [Read More…]

Which Moto G7 model should I get for Prime Day?

Best answer: Of the Moto G7 models that come as Alexa Built-In Phones, only the Moto G7 is on sale for Prime Day, so that’s going to be the one to get if you want to really save some money.

Save $ 90: Moto G7 with Alexa Built-In ($ 200 at Amazon) Battery boost: Moto G7 Power with Alexa Built-In ($ 224 at Amazon) Only one Moto G7 has a Prime Day Deal

The Moto G7 series  [Read More…]

Which color Moto G6 should you buy?

The Moto G6 may be a few years old, but it’s still a price performer — especially when it frequently goes on sale as an Amazon Alexa built-in phone — so if you’ve decided this is the phone you want in your pocket, you’ve got one more decision to make: which color do you want? We don’t have a million colors to choose from here, but the three options available for the Moto G6 still give us some happy variety.

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