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Motorola Ratings

Best Motorola Smartphones

Motorola smartphones have been and remain one of the best on the market. They are of high quality and support. For you, we have selected several relevant models.

The American company Motorola is a pioneer in the mobile communications market. Back in 1983, the world's first Motorola DynaTAC 8000X mobile phone was released, which weighed 800 grams and cost $ 4000. A lot of time has passed, but so far the brand remains popular and recognizable.

After the company was split in Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions at the beginning of 2010, the mobile division was sold to Google for $ 12 billion. The search giant did not make the enterprise successful, and therefore resold it to Chinese Lenovo . In turn, the new owners rebranded and now we know these smartphones as Motorola Moto, and recently they got a slightly different name - Lenovo Moto.

The devices found their fans for their high build quality, regular updates to the Android OS and excellent support. We invite you to get acquainted with the best models of the manufacturer, which can be purchased in 2018.

Which Moto lineups are relevant in 2018?

All Moto smartphones can be divided into 5 lines:

  • Z - top-end devices with an interesting feature in the form of additional Moto Mods modules that cling to the magnetic connectors on the back of smartphones.
  • X - pre-flagship smartphones with the ability to upgrade to Android 8.
  • G - an average level with optimal characteristics and also the ability to update to Android Oreo .
  • E - budget devices with all the necessary functionality.
  • C - the cheapest Moto smartphones for very modest users.

It should be noted that due to the not very successful last year, the company's sales decreased, which caused a number of speculation and rumors about the termination of the brand. But as it became known at MWC 2018, the company will bring three phones at once - Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play, which will receive new 18: 9 screens.

In 2017, the company released 11 models, among which we highlight the most interesting.

Budgetary

Moto E4 (Moto E4 Plus)

  • Processor: 4-core Mediatek MT6737, 1300 MHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, 720 x 1280
  • Cameras (main / front): 8 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh

Price: from 7 000 rub.

Budget smartphones that offer a minimum of hardware capabilities, but impress with their quality and affordable price tags. If the characteristics of the Moto E4 are few, then you will probably be interested in the Plus version. This modification can offer an enlarged 5.5-inch screen, a 5000 mAh battery, 332 GB of shared memory and a 13 megapixel main camera.

Among the features we highlight 4G LTE with support for all Band, which are relevant for the countries of the former CIS. Also, users will appreciate the aluminum case and the appearance of the smartphone, which looks far from budgetary.

Advantages:

  • All-metal housing.
  • Support for 4G LTE and all Band relevant in our countries.
  • Quick charge for a budget employee a rarity.
  • Quality IPS screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
  • The fingerprint scanner in the Home button.
  • Affordable price.

Disadvantages:

  • Weak outdated processor.

Optimal

Moto G5 Plus

  • Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 625 , 2000 MHz
  • Screen: 5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920
  • Cameras (main / front): 12 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 3/4 GB and 32/64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 18250 rub.

This is not to say that the characteristics of this smartphone are fully consistent with its price and current in 2018, but once again we note that you get excellent build quality and support. Starting with the G-series, it is possible to upgrade to the latest version of the OS, in our case it is Android 8.0 Oreo.

Also, this Moto received a good 12-megapixel sensor of the main camera, capable of shooting videos with 4K quality (30 fps). The processor is at least 2016, but you will not feel a lack of speed at all. This is the maximum version of the smartphone, there are also modifications to the Moto G5 and Moto G5S, which are closer to state employees due to the Snapdragon 450 chip and not such a good camera.

Advantages:

  • High-quality 425 ppi IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Powerful camera with 4K video recording, phase detection autofocus and dual flash.
  • Update to Android 8.0.
  • The presence of NFC .
  • Fast charge, which is important for a fairly small battery capacity.

Disadvantages:

  • Outdated processor.
  • The lack of USB Type-C does not look modern in 2018.

Unkillable

Moto X4

  • Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 630, 2200 MHz
  • Screen: 5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920
  • Cameras (main / front): 12 + 8 megapixels / 16 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 25 000 rub.

In our opinion, this is the manufacturer’s most interesting smartphone in 2017, which received powerful cameras: a dual main one with PDAF and the ability to record 4K video and no less interesting front-end. In addition, the model boasts an up-to-date chip, a large RAM size and a protected housing according to IP68 , which is not afraid of diving up to a meter and dirt.

Another feature of the smartphone is the operating system - it is pure Android 7.1, which is updated to the latest version of Oreo. The mobile phone itself is included in the caste of favorites from the Android One list.

Advantages:

  • Actual processor.
  • A large amount of RAM.
  • High-quality 424 ppi IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass .
  • The protected case is IP68 .
  • Good dual camera .
  • The presence of NFC.
  • Nice premium design.

Disadvantages:

  • An irrelevant 16: 9 screen.

Modular

Moto Z Force gen. 2

  • Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 835 , 2350 MHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560
  • Cameras (main / front): 12 + 12 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 40 000 rub.

A flagship smartphone equipped with a good dual camera, high-quality P-OLED screen with high resolution and current memory capacity. The main feature of the Z-series is the ability to attach additional modules to it, which expand the capabilities of the user.

Of the available Moto Mods there is a portable bluetooth speaker, a powerbank, a mini-projector for presentations and video viewing, as well as a module with a powerful camera and high-quality optics, and a novelty - a 360-degree camera module. Included with this model is the only smart-column mod with the Amazon Alexa smart assistant. The rest must be bought separately.

Advantages:

  • Flagship hardware filling.
  • Dual camera with hybrid phase laser autofocus.
  • Moto Mods.
  • Update to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Disadvantages:

  • The 16: 9 screen is outdated for the 2017 flagship .
  • Overpriced.

Modular Lite

Moto Z2 Play

  • Processor: 8-core Snapdragon 626, 2200 MHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920
  • Cameras (main / front): 12 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 27 000 rub.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the flagship stuffing, which not everyone needs, but want to be able to hook on Moto Mods, then it’s better to look at this model. Balanced characteristics, but not quite what I would like to see in 2018 for such a price. True, you will not feel a lack of speed.

The main emphasis is on modularity, and everything else will fully satisfy all modern user needs. The smartphone is suitable for heavy games, the Internet and watching Full HD video.

Advantages:

  • High-quality AMOLED screen with a density of 401 ppi dots.
  • Plug-in Moto Mods, for which this smartphone is chosen.
  • Fast charge, 30 minutes in half an hour.
  • NFC and USB Type-C.

Disadvantages:

  • Outdated processor.
  • One camera sensor.
  • Price.

Conclusion

Moto smartphones, without exception, have positive user reviews and this is not surprising, because the devices are built very well and are worth the money. Which smartphone presented by Motorola is up to you to decide. It is a budget employee or a flagship for all models that have common features - a high-quality display protected by Gorilla Glass, a nice design and excellent OS optimization including support.

Lenovo Moto is also well known in the domestic market and has service support in all major cities of the CIS.

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