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Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world

Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world

By on September 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

“The best.” I know, I know… who’s to say which Android phone is the best? No two people are alike and different users have different priorities. There are so many factors to consider, it’s obviously impossible to determine the “best” phone for everyone.

But it’s BGR’s job to try.

While we obviously can’t say which phone will be the personal favorite of each and every person out there, we can consider users’ most common needs and wants in an effort to determine which smartphone might be most suited to the widest range of people.

Since we handle so many phones here at BGR, we’re also able to tell you which handsets offer unique and innovative features that other devices do not. More than that, we’re well equipped to say which smartphones’ unique features might be more widely appreciated than others.

It might seem like each and every new flagship Android phone that comes out is automatically the “best” until the next flagship phone comes along, but we can assure you that’s simply not the case. Impressive specs stuffed into a slim housing do not make a smartphone great — the user experience is what makes a smartphone great.

And when it comes to the user experience, no phone we’ve come across can match Motorola’s brand new Moto X. More →

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Moto X Release Date

You can preorder the most exciting Android phone of the year starting today

By on September 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

You can preorder the most exciting Android phone of the year starting today

2014 has not been an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts. Sure, we’ve seen some nice new devices unveiled by industry leaders, the most recent examples being Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But as far as innovation and truly exciting new smartphone technology are concerned, 2014 has been pretty boring.

With nearly three-quarters of 2014 now behind us, however, a glimmer of hope for smartphone fans looking for some excitement will finally appear on Tuesday as the most exciting Android phone of the year becomes available for preorder. More →

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New Moto X Preorder

The brand new Moto X will be available to preorder starting tomorrow

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

The brand new Moto X will be available to preorder starting tomorrow

Motorola staged an incredible comeback with the Moto X. When we reviewed it last year, we called it “the first iPhone of the Android world,” which leaves some big shoes to fill for its successor. Fortunately, Motorola seems to have defied the odds with its updated Moto X, which we were thoroughly impressed by during our first hands-on impressions with it. Now you can get your hands on a new Moto X of your own as preorders begin opening up this week. More →

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Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 Videos

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

By on September 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM.

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

Motorola on Friday unveiled a variety of new products, including the new Moto X flagship smartphone, the bigger but still affordable second-generation Moto G handset and the gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch that’s probably one of the most coveted Android Wear devices out there. More →

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Preview
Moto X Review

Meet the new Moto X: Hands on with Motorola’s most innovative flagship phone ever

Meet the new Moto X: Hands on with Motorola’s most innovative flagship phone ever

By on September 5, 2014 at 2:01 AM.

Sometimes, you can tell that a company went above and beyond in an effort to add innovative features to a smartphone that aren’t just different for the sake of being different, they truly add value to the user experience. You can tell when a company tries to introduce exciting new features not simply because competing smartphones offer those features, but because they solve real problems and actually improve the user experience.

And so begins the story of Motorola’s all new Moto X. More →

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Moto X Android L 5.0 Update

Moto X confirmed to receive Google’s gorgeous Android L update

By on August 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Moto X confirmed to receive Google’s gorgeous Android L update

Not long after Google unveiled its gorgeous Android L update at I/O 2014, a fake Motorola Facebook account claimed that the Moto X and Moto G would be updated to Android L in the future. A few days later, Motorola revealed the account was not genuine, and the information posted on it should be disregarded. However, the company did not say what handsets will make the jump to Android L until a few days ago, when a short “Yup” from Motorola’s Punit Soni cleared the waters, at least when it comes to the Moto X. More →

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Moto X Unlock Digital Tattoos

Motorola now wants you to buy temporary digital tattoos to unlock your Moto X

By on July 23, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Motorola now wants you to buy temporary digital tattoos to unlock your Moto X

Remember the Motorola Skip? A tiny wearable smartphone accessory that can help you quickly unlock the Moto X and other 2013 Moto Droid handsets? Well, Motorola has devised a similar version of the Skip, but this time around it goes on your skin rather than on a piece of clothing. The company has partnered with VivaLnk, and started selling a temporary Digital Tattoo that can be worn on the user’s skin to quickly unlock the Moto X. More →

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Moto X Sale

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Get up to $125 off the Moto X right now

Motorola’s Moto X is definitely showing its age at this point, but for people on a budget looking for a capable mid-range smartphone with no service contract, the X is still a terrific option. And for the next five days, it’s an even better option than it normally is. More →

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Moto X and Moto G Android 5.0 L Update

Android L is coming to the Moto X and Moto G [update]

By on June 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Android L is coming to the Moto X and Moto G [update]

Google did not spill any important details about Android L during its I/O keynote on Wednesday, so it’s not clear what the name of the new mobile operating system is, or its version number – some say it’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s also not known what devices will be able to run it. With KitKat, Google tried to make Android compatible with devices sporting as little as 512MB of RAM, in order to reduce fragmentation, and it will be interesting to see whether the company will manage to do that with Android L as well. From the looks of it though, it appears that certain mid-range handsets will indeed be able to run the OS. More →

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Moto X Sale

Deal alert: Save $100 on the already-affordable Moto X today and tomorrow only

By on June 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Deal alert: Save $100 on the already-affordable Moto X today and tomorrow only

Smartphone shoppers looking for affordable yet capable off-contract handsets have a surprising number of solid options these days. Now, what is likely one of the best options out there — Motorola’s customizable Moto X smartphone — is available for purchase at a big discount on Wednesday and Thursday only. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs. Moto X

One-time Apple fanboy explains why he dumped his iPhone for a Moto X

By on May 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

One-time Apple fanboy explains why he dumped his iPhone for a Moto X

It’s always entertaining to read what happens when longtime iPhone devotees switch to another platform, regardless of whether they like their new platform of choice or absolutely hate everything about it. CNN’s David Goldman, however, is a somewhat unusual case — he’s a self-described former “big Apple fan” who dropped his iPhone last year in favor of the Moto X, Motorola’s little-bought Android phone that came in with lesser specifications than other Android heavyweights released last year such as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. More →

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Moto X+1 Specs: Storage

Motorola’s flagship Moto X is about to get even better

By on May 26, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Motorola’s flagship Moto X is about to get even better

Motorola’s website has been the source of many leaks related to the company’s upcoming smartphone models, and it looks like more details about Motorola’s next flagship device have been uncovered. According to code found by Mobiltelefon.ru on the MotoMaker portion on the website, Motorola may soon offer buyers a 64GB Moto X model. The code could also suggest that such an option will be available to the Moto X+1 handset coming later this year, which should also be customizable via the same MotoMaker tool. More →

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