Motorola takes on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with Moto X Style, Play and Moto G

Apple is known for storming the smartphone market with the launch of a new iPhone model every year. In between Apple’s iPhone launch cycle, many companies try to steal the attention by releasing their so-called iPhone-killer flagship smartphones. Motorola is one such company that has launched a trio of Moto handsets to take on iPhone lineup.

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During a press event on July 28, Motorolla unveiled three new smartphones including a pair of new would-be iPhone killers, Moto X Style, and the Moto X Play. Both these devices are targeted towards the high-end market, though, their prices are far lower than other flagship devices out there including an iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. The company has also refreshed its budget-minded Moto G smartphone featuring a waterproof shell.

Moto X Style
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Moto X Style truly is the flagship devices from Motorola for the year 2015. It comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display (2560×1440 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, and a 3GB RAM module. The device is available in three built-in storage options: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card. The battery capacity is measured in at 3000mAh.

On the Camera side, Moto X Style has a 21MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a dual CCT flash. On the front side, Moto X Style has a 5 megapixels camera with flash and a wide-angle lens. The device supports global LTE bands and will be running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. A Pure Android addition running the stock version of Android with Motorola apps is also announced.

The Pure addition of Moto X Style will be available in the United Stated for $399 and it will work on all the major U.S. carriers, including Verizon Wireless. The devices will be available in September through Motorola’s website, Best Buy and Amazon online stores.

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Moto X Play

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Moto X Play is a 5.5-inch Moto X Style look-alike smartphone, but with several key differences. It’s display comes with a full-HD 1080p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.

Moto X Play has a 20MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture on its back, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. 16GB and 32GB are the two built-in storage options for the device depending on the model which is expandable with a microSD card. The device supports LTE connectivity and comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Moto X Play will be available in 55 different countries in coming August and it will cost“2/3 of what most flagship Android devices cost.”

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Moto G

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Motorola has also updated its budget-minded smartphone Moto G this year. Moto G comes with a 5-inch 720p display and runs a 1.4GHz quad-core with Adreno 306 graphics and 1GB RAM (upgradable to 2GB). The device supports 4G LTW connectivity but lacks NFC.

The device comes with 8Gb built-in storage expandable through microSD slot using an up to 32GB micro SD card. Other specs include a 13 megapixels rear camera, and 5 megapixels front facing camera.

The device is available now across North America, Latin America, Europe and Aisa Pacific and it costs $179.99.

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With the launch of three new smartphones at pretty lower prices than other flagship devices, Motorola is definitely eyeing for iPone owners’ attention and, most importantly, their hard-earned money.

1 comment… add one
Collins July 29, 2015, 5:40 pm

Woo that all can say cause this phone is mad wow

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