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Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Moto e4 Plus – A Budget phone with awesome battery life!

Motorola has had its share of ups and downs down the years, but there is no arguing the top quality smartphones they have come up with the Motorola G series was a great entry smartphone range for the price, then they came up with their Turbo and Maxx smartphones which packed with great hardware, Most recently they ventured into the modular phone domain with the Moto Z line up. They were one of the two major OEM’s (other was LG) who took the brave step to get into this category. After Lenovo acquired Motorola, they have come back to Pakistan and have brought with them a few contenders for the mid range category namely the Moto M and the Moto E series. One of them is the Moto E4 Plus, which comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. The Moto E4 Plus has a big 5.5 inch (1280×720) HD IPS LCD Display which is wrapped around a metal body. The display even though only 720p is good enough and you will enjoy watching videos on YouTube or play games on it. Plus with the resolution being lower it consumes less energy as well, which means more battery life. It is water repellent too which is a great plus considering you would like to take your phone with you to the toilet. On the flip side the display does not get too bright, so outdoor visibility in bright sunlight gets a bit difficult. Just below the display lies the fingerprint scanner, which doubles as a home button as well if required. Otherwise there are on display navigation keys. The fingerprint scanner is quick and was able to recognize my fingers 85% of the time, it became a bit tricky when my fingers were sweaty, otherwise it performed quite well. The best part about the fingerprint scanner is that, not only you can unlock your device, but lock back the device too. This is a great feature especially for people who don’t like to keep pressing the power button. While we are on the hardware part of things the Moto E4 Plus comes with great and I mean great speakers. Coupled with the Dolby Atmos software built in, it provides loud and crisp sound. To, check out the power of the speakers check out its video on our YouTube channel. Under the hood lies a 1.3 GHz Cortex A-53 Quad-core MediaTek processor which is not the most powerful processor around, but it will run all of your everyday apps. Though, if you are into heavy gaming, then you might feel a slight lag while playing graphic intensive game. Thanks to the 3GB RAM, the lag wasn’t...

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The all new Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Mods

The all new Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Mods

Modular devices seem to be the talk of the town these days. We have already talked about the LG G5 and the much anticipated Project Ara along with the recently announced BLOCKS which also happens to be the world’s first modular smartwatch. Not the ones to be left behind, Lenovo have also announced their new range of modular devices – The Moto Z and the Moto Z Force at the recently concluded Lenovo Tech World event in San Francisco. The company also announced a vast collection of Moto Mods that get attached to the back of devices using powerful electronic magnets. Let us now take a closer look at both the devices along with the Mods: Moto Z The Moto Z sports a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 display and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto Z packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and is powered by a 2600mAh non removable battery. It measures 153.30 x 75.30 x 5.20 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 136.00 grams. The Motorola Moto Z is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. The one thing missing from both these devices is your traditional 3.5mm headphone jacks that have been replaced by a standalone USB type C to 3.5mm connector which comes with the phones. The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jacks makes the Moto Z one of the thinnest looking Android devices ever made. Moto Z Force The company also announced a slightly more rugged variant of the Moto Z called the Moto Z force which comes with Motorola’s Moto ShatterShield technology for its display, which the company says will not crack or shatter. It is nearly identical otherwise, except for the the larger 3500mAh battery, which is rated to provide up to 40 hours of battery life. With TurboPower charging, it is said to provide 15 hours of battery life in just a 15-minute charge. It also bears a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and laser auto focus along with a 5MP front shooter. Moto Mods The Moto Mods easily attach to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force with the help of high-powered magnets on the back of your device....

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Motorola Droid Turbo 2 comes with Shatterproof Glass

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 comes with Shatterproof Glass

The one major concern which every smart phone user has no matter what OS its running on is the fear of that dreadful feeling when you have your first drop. We have all experienced the tragedy happen to us and most of our viewers reading this article would agree with me on that. The sight of that beautiful AMOLED display being shattered into a thousand pieces or that shiny exterior of your recently purchased premium device having to go through hell and back is one experience everyone would avoid going through. One OEM who finally feels your pain is Motorola who in yesterday’s major event announced its first of a kind device with a shatterproof display. In case you’re wondering whether your eyes just deceived you for a split second, read again because they didn’t. The Motorola DROID Turbo 2 is the first device to come equipped with a very unique new display which Motorola likes to term as the ShatterShield technology which packs a heavy punch to those nasty drops and believe me when I tell you this…..”THE SCREEN DOES NOT AND WILL NOT BREAK”. The DROID Turbo which was released last year was one of the hottest selling flagship devices mainly due to two factors: Durability and its powerful 3900 mAh battery along with a host of other impressive specs. The DROID Turbo 2 follows in the same footsteps of its predecessor as far as the specs are concerned but the one major focus revolves around the display which comprises of 5 individual layers to give users the ultimate protection from scratches, drops and those nasty abrasions. Let us now take a closer look at what the new technology has to offer: Exterior Protective Lens – A protective layer with a proprietary hard coat designed to guard against dents and abrasion. Interior Lens – Highly transparent layer that provides a clear protective shield that won’t crack or shatter. Dual Touch Layer – In the event of an impact that damages the primary touch-sensitive layer, a second layer takes over to maintain touchscreen performance. AMOLED Display -Flexible display that absorbs shock and provides amazing picture quality. Aluminum Chassis – A rigid aluminum chassis provides structural integrity and durability. If that’s not convincing enough, Motorola are also offering a 4 year warranty on the screen as well. So what do you guys think about Motorola’s new initiative?  Motorola DROID Turbo 2 (Moto X Force) Tech Specs 5.43-inch QHD “Shatterproof” display Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 processor 32GB/64GB internal storage options 3GB RAM 21MP/5MP cameras 3,760mAh battery Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) Price $632 from...

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Motorola unveils the Moto 360 Sport

Motorola unveils the Moto 360 Sport

Motorola this time came out with two smart watches the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport. The Moto 360 Sport is designed and built to withstand some real punishment. Ofcourse this means that you will not find the elegance of the standard Moto 360, but will get all of the experience and more. The Moto 360 Sport is the only Android Wear Smart Watch in the market which is designed specifically for fitness, so that is a first by Motorola. The Moto 360 Sport has a silicone construction with special UV coating that wicks away moisture and resists fading or staining, while side ventilation channels help you stay cool.   The Moto 360 Sport comes with a one of  a kind AnyLight Hybrid display, which has a basically two different types of screens in the front and back. This means that the Moto 360 Sport’ display will be easily readable even in the brightest days. Another cool thing is that the device has built- in GPS, so not more phone required to provide co-ordinates. The smart watch is able to tell you the way all on its own. Out and out this is after all a fully functional Android Wear device and will run all your Android Wear apps and provide notifications such as your mail or WhatsApp. The plus point is the extra fitness features it provides. The pricing and availability of the smart watch is still yet to be announced, we suspect Motorola will do in a few...

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Moto 360 2nd Generation is now official

Moto 360 2nd Generation is now official

After all the dust has settled Motorola have officially announced their 2nd generation smart watches, the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport. Motorola have stuck to their guns and have come up with a gorgeous looking time peace, with enough upgrades for people to move away from its predecessor and grab the new one. Design   The Moto 360 2015 has been mad, keeping in mind the hands of men and women. This means that men get two sizes for the watch 42mm and 46mm for those who have larger arms, while the women get a 42mm variant, but the design is more petit. The best part about the new design is the two metal lugs on each side of the watch making band/strap changing a whole lot easier. Another change to be noted is that the side button has been switched from the 3’o clock position to 2’o clock now. The smart watch itself is made from air-craft grade stainless steel with the edge-to-edge display being protected by Gorilla Glass. Lastly, the watches thanks to Moto Maker can be designed in the way you want it to be, with various colors and bands to choose from. Not only that, you can now even change what design bezel you want. Below is the entire list of changes available at this point. Men Watch Sizes: 42mm, 46mm Case Colors: Silver, Black, Gold Bezel Treatments: Chamfer, Micro Knurl Bezel Colors: Silver, Black, Gold Bands: Silver Metal, Black Metal, Gold Metal, Black Leather, Cognac Leather Women Watch Size: 42mm Case Colors: Silver, Black, Rose Gold Bezel Treatments: Peak, Micro Etch Bezel Colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Bands: Silver Metal, Gold Metal, Rose Gold Metal, Blush Leather, Grey Leather, Blush Double Wrap   Specs   The Moto 360 2015 comes with the highest screen to body ratio (71%) out of all the other smart watches in the market currently. The display is as gorgeous as the original Moto 360, with an upgraded display, making for outside viewing a whole lot better. Men (46mm): 1.56-inch diameter, 360 x 330 resolution for 233ppi Women (42mm): 1.37-inch diameter, 360 x 325 resolution for 263ppi The flat tire is back, but has been reduced quite a bit (though personally that has never bother me), according to Motorola it is necessary to achieve the optimum screen to body ratio. Other specs include: Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset 512MB RAM + 4GB storage Bluetooth 4.0 LE and WiFi 802.11 b/g Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration Engine, Dual Microphones. 400 mAh battery (46mm) and 300 mAh battery (42mm) Wireless Charging   On the software front the Moto 360...

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Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015 are now official!

Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015 are now official!

If getting a new One Plus 2 and an Infinix Zero 2 this week was not enough, here comes Motorola with 3 new devices. Motorola added 3 new devices to its line up which includes their flagship Moto X – Style (Moto X Pure Edition for the US), Moto X – Play and Moto G 2015. Moto X Style The Moto X Style is the big brother out of the three devices. This is Motorola’s flagship device and the successor to the 2014 Moto X. The device looks and feels like a premium device, with a metallic frame and a premium quality silicon back cover. The back covers are interchangeable, thanks to Moto Maker you can design your device in 126 different ways. (Wow that made choosing a whole lot difficult). On the specs front the device as expected is a beast! Lets go in detail below. 5.7-inch Quad HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 1.8GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 3GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage w/ microSD slot (up to 128GB) 3,000mAh battery with TurboPower offering 50% more charge speed than Samsung Galaxy S6’s fast charging 21 Megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera with 4K video recording 5 Megapixel wide-angle front camera with flash Front-facing speakers WiFi AC + MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LTE, GPS and NFC 153.9 mm tall, 76.2 mm wide and 6.1-11.06 mm curve Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box $200 to $300 less than other flagships Full Moto Maker customization with genuine wood and leather options The Moto X Style will be available from September and will start at $399. Moto X Play Now lets talk about the Moto X Play. Well basically, it is a Moto X with died down specs. Not that the specs are bad, far from it. The Play is a more budget friendly version, for those who want a good experience and not burn a hole in their pocket as well. Also its worth mentioning that the device is built for those who like to game a lot, thanks to its 3,630 mAh battery. Though we would like to test for ourselves how capable the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 really is. The full specs are as under: 5.5-inch full HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage with microSD slot (up to 128GB) 3,630 mAh battery with Fast Charging 21 Megapixel rear camera 5 megapixel front camera WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and NFC Front-facing speakers 148 mm tall, 75mm wide and curve of 8.9-10.9mm, weighs 169 g $300 to $400 less than flagship smartphone Full Moto Maker customization The Motorola X Play if priced right, can become...

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