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Motorola Moto G & Moto X Smartphones (2015)

Motorola Moto G and Moto X Smartphones

Motorola announced 3rd generation versions of their most popular smartphones — Moto G and Moto X. The company says the new phones feature best in class cameras, meaningful software experiences and personalization options. The budget-priced Moto G starts at $179 unlocked, no contract and is waterproof. The larger, more feature packed Moto X aims to peel away high-end smartphone buyers with top quality, but priced less.

The new 3rd-generation Moto G (2015) is ready to weather any storm with you, literally, thanks to IPX7-rated protection and Corning Gorilla Glass, so you’re safe from accidental drops into water as well as unsightly scrapes and scratches on your display. With an all-day battery, it won’t ever bail on you when you need it most and it’s ready to capture new memories with a flick of the wrist with a 13-megapixel camera. Personalize Moto G with Motorola Shells available in a variety of colors. And now, Moto G can complement your personal style even more with customization options on Moto Maker, an online design studio where you can pick the colors, memory and accents to make your phone as unique as you are. New in 2015, Moto Maker expands into Brazil, where Moto G was the best-selling device for a year.

The Moto X comes in two versions, the Moto X Style (also known as the Pure Edition in the U.S.), which has 5.7-inch screen and boasts super-fast charging, while the Moto X Play (for outside the U.S.) has a 5.5-inch screen that is slightly less powerful, but comes with beefier 48-hour battery claims.

Moto X Play (outside US)
With up to 48-hours of battery life and a water-repellent design, so you can stay connected on your commute, at work, at play and whenever you need it most—and still have enough battery to get you into the next day. Take brilliant photos and stunning videos with its 21-megapixel camera, and show them off on the edge-to-edge 5.5-inch HD display. And living up to its name, get all the power you need for gaming, streaming and multi tasking at the speed of life with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Moto X Style offers a true reflection of you by choosing from a variety of vibrant colors or authentic materials including new Saffiano leather and real wood with unique grains. Immerse yourself in entertainment with an expansive 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display that’s enhanced by rich stereo sound. And when your battery needs a boost, the world’s fastest charging smartphone will get 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging with TurboPower. With all three of these new smartphones, we’ve used some of the most advanced camera technologies available, so Moto X Style now boasts one of the best cameras in the industry. You can take crystal-clear photos and video with the 21-megapixel camera or look your best in selfies or video chats with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera featuring a wide angle lens and selfie flash.

In the US, it will be available as a Pure Edition because you are getting an end-to-end Moto experience that hasn’t been possible until now. With universal banding, you can now use the same phone on any US carrier. Plus, buying directly from Motorola means you get a cleaner version of Android, without clutter and bloatware.

Price and Availability

  • Moto G (8GB/$179.99, 16GB/$219.99) will be available in more than 60 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific starting today.
  • Moto X Play (16GB/£270.99) will be available starting in August in various countries across Europe, Latin America, and Canada (not U.S.)
  • Moto X Style (Pure Edition) (16GB/$399.99) will be available in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America starting in September 2015.

Watch the full press conference announcing these products:

Specifications & Comparison

MOTO G MOTO X Play MOTO X Style (Pure Edition)
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.1.1
System Architecture/Processor 1.4GHz quad-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916), Adreno 306 @ 400 MHz GPU
1.7GHz octa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz GPU, Natural Language Processor, Contextual Computing Processor
1.8GHz hexa-core CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992), Adreno 418 @ 600Mhz GPU, Natural Language Processor, and Contextual Computing Processor
Storage and memory (RAM) 8GB (1GB RAM)
16GB (2GB RAM)
> 32GB microSD card
16GB (2GB RAM)
32GB (2GB RAM)
> 128GB microSD card
> 128GB microSD card
Height 142.1mm 148.0mm 153.9mm
Width 72.4mm 75.0mm 76.2mm
Curve 6.1-11.6mm 8.9-10.9mm 6.1-11.06mm
Weight 155g 169g 179g
Display 5″ (1280×720)
294 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.5″ (1920×1080)
403 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.7″ (2560×1440)
520 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Battery 2470 mAh, mixed usage up to 24 hours 3630 mAh, mixed usage up to 48 hours 3000 mAh with TurboPower for up to 10 hours of use from 15 minutes charging
Water Resistant Yes, IPX7 Water repellent nano-coating
Rear Camera 13MP 21MP 21MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Video Capture 1080p (30 fps) 1080p (60fps); 4K (30fps)
Bluetooth 4.0 LE 4.0 LE 4.1 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band capable) 802.11a/g/b/n/ac + MIMO
NFC No Yes Yes
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