Despite the growing list of players in the field of mobile phones, Motorola is still in the ring, releasing units after units. In this list, let’s take a look at Motorola’s top four released units from 2015 onwards.
Moto X Play
While not exactly top of its line, Moto X Play plays just fine considering its cost. Released last August 2015, this unit is said to be the slightly lesser-spec’d version of the Moto X. It has a 5.5” display at 1080p, runs Android 5.1.1 on a Snapdragon 615 processor, and comes in either 16- or 32-GM flavors, which could be expanded. One of this smartphone’s big hit is its 21-megapixel camera, and its battery can last up to 26 hours (talk time). Many have said that for the most part, Moto X Play offers almost the similar experience one can get on the Moto X Style but without the price tag.
Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2
Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 is the product of Motorola and Verizon’s latest collaboration. In the United States, the mobile is named “Droid Turbo 2,” but in the other parts of the world, this is called “Moto X Force.”
Released just three months after Moto X Play, this smartphone has 5.2″ QHD AMOLED display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The unit is powered by 2.7GHz quad-core Krait, 450 CPU, and 420 GPU supported by Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3GB of RAM that runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with stock UI. The rear camera has 21MP with dual-LED flash while the front facing one has 2MP. Its built-in memory could be 32 GB or 64 GB, and its battery has 3900mAh.
Some of its special features are the gesture controls via built-in IR sensor, voice control and active notifications, and active noise cancellation with four microphones. But the most compelling feature would be its shatterproof display. As a matter of fact, during its launch, the smartphones were thrown onto the floor just to prove its shatterproof capability!
Moto G4 and G4 Plus
2016’s second quarter was filled with Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus release, which continues Motorola’s great line of budget phones that still delivers performance wise.
The G4 and G4 Plus run Android Marshmallow 6.0 and feature a 5.5” Full HD display and a Snapdragon 617 processor.
However, only G4 Plus has fingerprint sensor. Also, the Moto G4 base model comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, while the G4 Plus is available in two models: one having 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, and the other one offering 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. Both phones come in black or white.
Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition
Two months after releasing Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola brings its own take on a modular design with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.
The Z family uses removable back plates, which is called Moto Mods, and this adds more functionality. Motorola’s take on a modular system looks to be a fresh approach. With this, the baseline Moto Z can turn into a battery beast or a mini home stereo just by switching the back plate.
Both smartphones have 5.5” display running Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) supported by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo), Adreno 530, and 4 GB RAM. The unit could have 32 or 64 GB.
While Moto Z Force Droid Edition has the Shatterproof capability, the Moto Z is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Also, Moto Z Force Droid Edition’s camera has whooping 21MP, but Moto Z’s only has 13MP. Moto Z Force Droid Edition also has a bigger battery (3500 mAh battery) than Moto Z (2600 mAh battery).
Both come in Black/Gray, Black/Rose Gold, Black/Gold, White.
With these releases, Motorola continues to take up arms with the other smartphone producers, and while most of its products are cheaper than its counterparts, these still deliver considerably good performance.