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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 360 Metal Band

The premium stainless steel Moto 360 can be yours on November 11th

By on September 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

The premium stainless steel Moto 360 can be yours on November 11th

We don’t know the precise sales figures yet, but it’s clear that the Moto 360 was the first smartwatch launch to draw a significant crowd. Within just a few hours, the wearable device had already sold out on Motorola’s website, forcing anyone who wasn’t quick on the draw to wait for it to become available at third-party retailers. Others are surely waiting for Apple to reveal its wearable before making a decision, but if the iWatch doesn’t float your boat, it might be worth waiting for the stainless steel Moto 360. More →

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Moto 360 Battery Life

The biggest reason to hold off buying the Moto 360

By on September 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

The biggest reason to hold off buying the Moto 360

The Moto 360 is a great looking device and is easily the prettiest smartwatch we’ve seen to date. However, one theme has come up in early reviews of the device that should give anyone preparing to shell out $250 for it pause: It apparently has subpar battery life. More →

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Moto 360 Review

Inside the secret labs where Motorola invented the world’s most beautiful smartwatch

Inside the secret labs where Motorola invented the world’s most beautiful smartwatch

By on September 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart was at one time the largest building in the world, occupying more than five acres of land and housing roughly four million square feet of floor space. Built in 1930 and owned for a period of time by the Kennedy family, the building has seen hundreds of businesses pass through its doors over the past 84 years.

But none of the building’s tenants have put the space to use quite like Motorola. More →

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Motorola Moto 360 Price Release Date

Motorola’s gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch goes on sale today at noon

By on September 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Motorola’s gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch goes on sale today at noon

The most anticipated smartwatch released so far this year can be yours starting today. Motorola has just announced that its gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch is going on sale in the U.S. starting on Friday, September 5th at noon EST for $249.99. More →

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Moto Hint and Power Pack Micro

Meet Motorola’s tiny accessories that will make the Moto X even better

By on September 5, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Meet Motorola’s tiny accessories that will make the Moto X even better

Motorola on early Friday unveiled two new smartphones, the second-generation Moto X and second-generation Moto G, the Moto 360 wearable, but also some interesting accessories that should make your Moto X experience even better, provided you choose to buy either model later this year. These are the Moto Hint, a tiny wireless earbud that you’ll hardly notice, and the Motorola Power Pack Micro, a battery pack ready to quickly charge a phone and even find it. 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 G Review

Hands on with the all new Moto G, the most incredible value in the world

Hands on with the all new Moto G, the most incredible value in the world

By on September 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM.

The all new Moto G is, in short, a game-changer. We now live in a world where you can buy a brand new smartphone with no service contract for $179 that is sleeker, sexier and more exciting than make handset on the market that cost $400, $500 or even more. With the new Moto G, Motorola has taken its best-selling smartphone of all time and made it better in every way, inside and out.

We’ll have a full review in the coming days but in the meantime, here are some thoughts on the newly announced Moto G from Motorola. More →

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Moto 360 Images Leak

High quality images of the Moto 360 leak ahead of Motorola’s reveal

By on September 4, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

High quality images of the Moto 360 leak ahead of Motorola’s reveal

In an impressive display of incompetence, Motorola opted not to unveil its highly-anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch to the public during the first two days of IFA 2014. Instead, Motorola invited the press to attend a closed-door event to see the smartwatch (along with the Moto X+1 and Moto G2) ahead of time, but it looks like the plan may have backfired. More →

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Motorola Nexus X Specs

Benchmark confirms monster specs for upcoming Motorola Nexus X

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Benchmark confirms monster specs for upcoming Motorola Nexus X

The upcoming Motorola Nexus X (Nexus 6) was spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench in mid-August, although the site only revealed certain details about the rumored handset at the time. Since then, information about the handset has been updated on GFXBench, AndroidWorld reports, with the website apparently confirming what a recent Nexus 6 AnTuTu benchmark sighting has suggested – that the handset will indeed pack monster specs. More →

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