Category Archives: Motorola

Introducing the New Moto X and the New Moto G

Motorola had a very exciting announcement today. They announced two new Moto X phones - the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play - and they announced a new Moto G.

They made the promise that the Moto X Style will cost $200 less than an iPhone 6 or a Samsung Galaxy S6. They made the promise that the Moto X Play will cost $300-$400 less than the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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Moto Hint 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Today, Motorola released their second iteration of the Bluetooth earbud, the Moto Hint. I was a big fan of the first model, which was not without its faults. When I saw pictures of the box that the new Moto Hint comes in, I realized that I’ve had two lying around for about a month, so it seemed it’s time to take it out of the box!

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Motorola Quietly Refreshes the Moto Hint

The second generation Moto Hint is here and it’s available right now from Best Buy. Just in case you don’t remember, the Moto Hint was released alongside the 2014 Moto X, 2014 Moto G, and Moto 360. It was priced at $149.99. It was designed to be a Bluetooth headset that sits in the user’s ear and to be worn all day.

The new Moto Hint (still called Moto Hint) is now priced at $129.99 with some improved features, such as 70% more battery life and an improved fit. According to Android Central, there is also a special wind canceling technology.

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We’re Giving Away a Moto Hint!

You read it right! You can win a Moto Hint from For the Love of Tech.

The Moto Hint was launched alongside the Moto 360, second generation Moto X, and second generation Moto G as something of a next generation Bluetooth headset.

The Moto Hint is designed as a small bud to sit in the user’s ear all day with minimal discomfort. It also acts as something of a hearing aid, meaning that sound passes through it. Because of this, the user’s hearing isn’t impaired when he’s wearing it but not using it.

To get more familiar with the Moto Hint, check out the review.

Now, the rules:

The rules in the giveaway are pretty self explanatory, but from the last giveaway of the Lenovo K3 Note and the Apple Watch giveaway, I’ve learned that I need to clarify a few things.

Entries will be checked. If you enter the giveaway by clicking the “Sign Up for the FTLoT Mailing List” button, we will check if you’re on the mailing list when the winner is decided. If you are not, you will be disqualified. The same goes for all entries. They will all be checked.

Now, you might be wondering what happens if you are already following on those pages. If that is the case, simply collect your entry below. Then, when the giveaway is over, we will check your entry and you will be eligible.

Anyone outside of the United States is welcome to enter, but you must pay for shipping.

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Moto 360 Gets a $100 Price Cut to $149

By Rich W Woods

Currently, I’m wearing an Apple Watch Sport, a Microsoft Band, and an LG G Watch R. With a combined $900 worth of wearables on my wrist, damn, even I want to buy this Moto 360 for $149.

Let’s face it, the Moto 360 is the Android Wear watch. It’s the most beautiful and stylish by far. Of course, this likely means that Motorola is gearing up to release a new Moto 360, possibly at Google IO.

Related: Moto 360 Review

Microsoft Lumia 640 vs 2nd Gen Moto E Comparison

By Rich W Woods

Yesterday, I published a comparison between the Nokia Lumia 635 and the Microsoft Lumia 640, proving that the Microsoft Lumia 640 is a massive upgrade from the Nokia Lumia 635. It even changed my position on the 6xx series of Lumias from good low end phones to decent mid-range phones.

The same thing goes for the second generation Moto E. The second generation, is, like the Microsoft Lumia 640, a massive upgrade from its predecessor. The key difference here is that the Moto E made its main improvements in the processor and the Lumia 640 made its improvements everywhere else, although I should say that they both improved battery.

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Moto E (2015) Review: Bang for your Buck

By Rich W Woods

I have been using the Moto E 2015 model for about three weeks now and I really have to say, I’m impressed. We are living in an age now when a user can walk into a store and buy an unlocked phone for $150 and get an incredible value, a value previously reserved for flagship models.

I went for the white LTE model. Coming out of the box, my impression was “meh”. It’s the standard Motorola design, except without the customization that comes from a Moto X, it’s a little heavy, and a little thick. I had ordered Bands, thinking that they were pretty much bumpers for the phone. I found that it’s actually a replaceable border to the phone, making a cheap alternative for users that want to customize their phones. Here’s the unboxing video.

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Yezz Billy 4.7 vs Moto E (2015) Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods

The Moto E and the Yezz Billy 4.7 are two very different phones. The Moto E has a better processor and LTE while the Yezz Billy 4.7 has a better display and higher resolution cameras. The one thing they have in common is the price. They both sell for $149 unlocked.

I have been spending a lot of time with both of these phones over the last couple weeks and I’ve been finding both to be totally amazing. These OEMs continue to pack value into these low cost devices and it makes me wonder how they are going to justify the $600 price tag when it comes time to release their flagship.

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OnePlus One vs Moto E (2nd Gen) Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods

I know I’m going to take heat for writing this. People love to go nuts when I compare a low end or a mid-range device to the OnePlus One. I get it. The OnePlus One is the flagshipiest of flagship phones. The fact is that the camera is far from perfect and I’ve been extremely impressed with the Moto E camera since I got it a couple weeks ago.

I have been impressed with the Moto E as an overall phone. It uses the 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which is a rare quality for a low end phone that sells for $149. Another rare quality that it has is LTE. I would be remiss to fail to mention the rare qualities that the OnePlus One has. It uses a 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 5.5″ 1080p LCD, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, and 64 GB of onboard storage. Oh, none of that is rare? Well, for a $349 phone, it is, numbnuts.

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