Motorola Event Recap: Moto X Style, Play, and new Moto G

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This morning Motorola hosted their product launch event in New York, London, and Sao Paulo. Motorola launched three new devices this morning-the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the all-new Moto G. The Moto X Style is the highest-end device it would appear with 3 GB of RAM, 5.7″ QHD display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, and a new 21 MP camera that Motorola claims is incredibly improved. The Moto X Style will be available directly from Motorola, Best Buy, and Amazon and is offered a pure unlocked device with LTE support for all carriers.

The Moto X Play is a phone with a bigger battery, 3630 mAh to be exact, the same 21 MP camera, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 615 octa-core, microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM, LTE, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Like the Moto X Style, the X Play will also be configurable through the Moto Maker. While the Play does appear to the be the more budget option, it also will not be available in the US, perhaps because a similar device will appear in Verizon’s Droid lineup. The Style will be available in September from $399, while the Moto X Play will be available in August starting at £299.

The new Moto G ended up pretty much as we expected. We have two variants, 8 GB of storage with 1 GB of RAM for $179.99 or 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM for $219.99. The phone now has the same 13 MP camera sensor used on the Nexus 6, which Motorola claims they made some slight improvements too as well. The phone is IPX7 water resistant for soaking in 1 M of water for up to 30 minutes, and you can now customize the Moto G on Moto Maker just like the Moto X. The Moto G is available from today around the world, in the US you can buy on motorola.com, bestbuy.com, or amazon.com. Hit the link below if you’re interested in picking up a Moto G!

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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