Here at BGR, most of our smartphone coverage focuses on brand new smartphones that are cutting-edge and high-end. After all, a huge portion of our readership consists of savvy tech fans who always need to have the latest and greatest gear. But not all of our readers are quite so enthusiastic, and some would rather save money and buy a more affordable smartphone — after all, $650, $750 or even $800+ is a whole lot of cash to spend on a phone.
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone and want to get some serious bang for your buck, here are two options that you can pick up at shockingly low prices. More →
Launched in 2013 as a budget option for smartphone buyers looking for affordable devices, the Moto G became a quick hit in various markets, especially emerging ones. The company released a second-generation Moto G model last year, and it looks like Motorola might be preparing a third-gen device for a 2015 launch. According to a new report, the new Moto G might be a lot more exciting than you think. More →
Google has yet to roll out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its existing Nexus smartphones, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, but it looks like Motorola has already beaten its former parent company to the punch. Ars Technica reports that one 2014 Moto G model has already been updated to Lollipop, and it’s the U.S. unlocked model, which has now received its 386.8MB Android 5.0 update. More →
Buying a smartphone can be a frustratingly deceptive process. Sure, a 16GB iPhone 6 might only cost $199 up front, but after finding a contract with talk, text and a few gigabytes of data, you could easily spend between $1000-2000 before you’re due for an upgrade. But what if you could get one of the best affordable handsets on the market for less than $200 without a signing up for a contract? More →
When you look at the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales figures, it’s hard to believe that the high-end smartphone business is drying up, but that’s exactly what Motorola President Rick Osterloh argued in an interview with Re/code earlier this month.
“The days of the $600-$700 smartphone are numbered,” Osterloh told Re/code. “People are realizing they don’t need to pay that much money.” More →
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 →
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 →
Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year, and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorola’s best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper. More →
For a while we’ve said that Motorola’s Moto G is one of the best smartphone bargains in the world and now it looks like consumers in several different countries agree. The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Moto G has been a big seller in the United Kingdom, where it’s helped Motorola’s share from the market go from practically nothing to 6% this past quarter. The Moto G’s success has also helped propel Android to having a market share of roughly 69% in the five biggest European markets of the U.K., France, Germany Italy and Spain. More →