When looking for the next great phone to ride shotgun through your life, there are a few things it needs to do well. It needs to have a great display, look neat, and not have garbage battery life. With the third-generation Moto X, Motorola is laser focused on all three.
Motorola does this with two separate smartphones: the Moto X Play and the Moto X Style. Along with the new Moto G, A way to think about these new phones is "good," "better," and "best." The Moto X Style is Motorola's new top of the line smartphone with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display (515 ppi) and a body built from machined aluminium. It comes with Moto X's proprietary fast-charging technology that's allegedly quicker than what other companies like Samsung offer. A few more bits of awesomeness include 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 808 processor and a 21 megapixel camera — all for only $US400 unlocked. Woah.
Motorola also says they have focused in on the camera, a so-so feature of last year's Moto X and you'll be able to buy it unlocked through Motorola and comes with a Universal LTE, meaning it works on any major U.S. carrier.
Now, there's also the Moto X Play and it is all about the battery — an absolutely monstrous $US3,630 mAh battery. Couple that with an updated processor (a Snapdragon 808) and less power-hungry 5.5-inch full HD display, and we could be talking about two-day battery life, the Holy Grail number for current smartphones. Motorola is being a little vague on price, only saying that the play will cost you only 1/2 the price of current flagship smartphones.
Both the Moto X Style and Play come with Motorola's suite of apps that we've said many times only enhances stock Android with features like Moto Assist, Moto Display, and Moto Voice — which we have rundown on from last year's Moto X.
We'll have a more in-depth hands on in a bit, but for now here's the full spec rundown (click to enlarge):