Motorola must not like renaming things because why change something when its going so well? Motorola unveiled a new Moto X and Moto G at a press event on Thursday in Chicago. The new devices with the same name have received some great updates and not only kept their name but kept the same price tag as before. The new Moto X is only $99 on contract, and the Moto G is only $179 off contract.
The Moto G received a new bigger screen measuring 5.0-inch 720p HD IPS display made out of Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone also received a sound upgrade with two front speakers compared to the single one one on the back of the original. Under the hood the device still sports a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, while its not the best processor it gets the job done. The device runs stock Android 4.4 Kitkat, and will get the Android L update as soon as its available.
Now the Moto X also got a new full 1080p 5.2-inch AMOLED display made from Corning Gorilla Glass. The screen looks bigger on the phone because there is a minimal bezel that gives the appearance of a larger screen. Motorola also kept the Moto Maker, and added even more options to the back cases. Consumers can now get four different types of leathers: Natural, Cognac, Black and Navy. These new additions are on top of the hundreds of colors and wooden backs already available to the original Moto X. The new 13mp camera allows owners to shoot 4k video instead of 1080p from the previous 10mp camera. Moto X sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, an Adreno 330 578MHz GPU and 2GB of RAM. It also houses a 2,300 mAh battery which Motorola claims will last a full day. The new Moto X has four microphones to help reduce background noise, comes in a “splash guard” water repellent coating and will be available in both 16GB and 32GB iterations.
The two new flagship phones are at such a deal that they should attract the attention of market, and maybe even sell more than the previous models did. Motorola accessories like the Moto 360 or Moto Hint also make buying Motorola devices more attractive. While those devices work with all Android devices, they will for sure come bundled online or in stores for a cheaper price when sold separately. The Moto X’s premium feel and look makes the price look crazy affordable. Then the bargain basement price for the Moto G makes the phone look like a steal.
Tell us in the comments below if you’ll be picking up either smartphone or will you stick with your original Moto G or Moto X?