Buyers hoping to get the 2014 version of the Motorola Moto X will be excited to know the Moto Maker web site is now live. Like last year’s version, buyers have a wide variety of customizations they can configure before placing the order for their device.
Motorola’s latest flagship, the Moto X is a marvelous improvement over an already spectacular device. To highlight the specific differences that make the new Moto X shine, Motorola published three new commercials showing how convenient Moto Voice is, how safe Moto Assist is, and how stunning the much-needed camera upgrade can be. So sit back, relax, and take in the key features of the wondrous Moto X in video form.
Motorola is opening pre-orders today for the 2nd gen Moto X on their site today, and AT&T is following suit. What’s cool about AT&T’s offering is that they are offering your chance to grab the phone in either Black Resin, Black Leather, or Bamboo. Last year’s Moto X was very limited at the carrier level in that you could only get a plain white or black version. So it’s nice to see added options. Just remember, you won’t be able to further customize these bad boys unless you hit up Moto Maker.
The latest in Samsung’s Galaxy Grand lineup looks like it’s going to try to tackle the selfie-crazed market. The recently leaked Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5 megapixel front facing camera, which is one of the highest resolution shooters we’ve seen Samsung put in any of their devices. Previous devices in the Grand series have only had 2 megapixel cameras, so this looks like it will be a noticeable bump in image quality.
Other specs on the device look fairly mid-range, which is in line with the previous Galaxy Grand models. There’s a Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1 GB of RAM on board, plus an 8 megapixel, 1080p shooting rear camera. You’ll get a qHD 5-inch display, Android 4.4, and dual SIM card slots. The focus of the device is clearly on the selfie-shooting front camera, but since other manufacturers are pursuing the same market, there’s clearly some demand there.
The LG G3 Vigor, a smaller, less powerful version of the LG G3 for users looking for a less expensive phone, will join the Sprint portfolio starting this Friday. The hardware for the LG G3 Vigor is basically the same as the LG G3 Beat sold in some foreign markets. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch 720p resolution display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, an 8MP camera, and a 2,540mAh battery.
We can all agree that Samsung nails it with displays. The company puts out devices that feature vibrant and crisp screens. With the Galaxy Note 4, nothing has changed and it sounds like Samsung has another champion of a display on its hands. DisplayMate, a group that focuses on just displays, put the device through extensive testing in various categories. They found that the Galaxy Note 4 either matches or breaks records when it comes to display performance.
We had a chance to see drawings of a keyboard folio case for the upcoming Nexus 9, but now we have real images courtesy of the NCC. The NCC is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC here in the U.S.
You can easily see that there are two different keyboard layouts being tested, so we aren’t sure which one will be the final product. It could even be something completely different from what we all know, but the design will probably be pretty close.
As Google’s official announcement of Android One smartphones in India starts to sink in, more details about the three devices unveiled today are beginning to surface. The devices initially revealed for the Android One program include units from Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. Consistent with the Android One minimum specificiations, all of the devices have 4GB of internal storage space which can be expanded with a microSD card. A review of the Spice and Karbonn smartphones reveals a microSD card is required for users to access their camera, download content or take screenshots.
Oppo took to its Facebook page this morning to share an image with fans teasing the N3. The image suggests that the announcement will be made in Singapore in October. The folks at GSM Arena also received a possible image of the device showing off the unique design the N series is famous for (below). Just like the N1, the camera on the smartphone will rotate meaning those who into taking selfies will be able to use the full-quality rear shooter for that.
In early August, an LG made smartphone with a stylus surfaced and was said to be coming out to be pitted against the venerable Galaxy Note 4. Later reports suggested that the device would actually be a smartphone for the budget friendly market and would not compete with the Note 4. It then debuted at IFA this year in Berlin showing off some very modest specs. Well, fast forward almost two weeks and the modest G3 Stylus is finally official.