Can Lenovo and Motorola really challenge Apple and Samsung?

Now that Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google is complete, we have a new (relatively giant) smartphone vendor that's ready to take on Apple and Samsung...
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110 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

China can do anything lol

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nuh... Moto will always the one who makes great phone but people are too stupid to realize they are good...

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well Moto was largely hemorrhaged by the fact that they were made in USA only. Lenovo will now add the Chinese part to that equation and likely push them to number 2 or 3 level.

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Motorola made their phones in China just like everybody else. Last year's Moto X was "assembled in the USA" in an old Nokia factory, but that didn't last. Motorola declined for many reasons, but US manufacturing isn't the issue.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It didn't take off like they wanted to. That's what happen when you charge $200 for a phone but have outdated specs in it.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They can be good if they stop charging flagship prices for midrange phones. The Nexus 6 is the first premium phone they've done since the Maxx. I don't consider the Moto X 2014 to be that much premium since it's already several months behind based on the internals.

41. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

....but the Moto X 2014 never had a flagship price, just the flagship experience...

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The first one did.

44. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Yea... for a month, but you specifically called out the 2014, which was never priced high.

54. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Leave it to Mxy to fault today's excellent Moto phones for the company's past missteps.

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Past missteps? That was a year ago.

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I specifically called out the Moto X.

96. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Re-read your comment that Guti986 is referring to: "I don't consider the Moto X 2014 to be that much premium since it's already several months behind based on the internals." You typed that, and you're SPECIFICALLY calling out the Moto X 2014.

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't ask you.

100. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't care whether you asked me or not.

78. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Apple does it all the time. Don't see you complaining about them doing it. But then, you're an Apple fangirl so what else should I expect.

80. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The benchmarks compared to high end Android phones says otherwise. Besides you're a Blackberry fangirl.

36. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

It will be tough to convince the iCrowd, but I'm sure they'll be able to take a big piece of the Android market share. I've had a few Apple people look at my new Turbo and they were quite impressed, especially with the battery and how light and hand friendly the phone was considering the battery and screen size.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

With products like the Moto G & Moto X '14 Editions, the Motorola Droid Turbo & the Google Nexus 6 why not? Those are all VERY well made & GREAT looking phones with specs that rival anything & anyone. Sure absolutely can Motorola compete & give BOTH Samsung & Apple a run for their money.

60. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

They can do if (1) they release a LTE version of the new G phone. And (2) if they replace the 801 Snapdragon with the 805 version (but leaving it with the 1080p screen).

19. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA: judging by how many close-minded people there are, the answer is quite obvious.

21. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Sadly.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not close-minded.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're extremely close-minded. The only thing you praise is the iPhone.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is coming from someone who's a die hard Blackberry fan who can't accept the facts as they are.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sure I can. I accept the fact that BlackBerry is doing much better than they were a year ago and are on an upward trajectory. You, on the other hand, just can't seem to accept the fact that the iPhone is an overpriced midrange phone, at best. You also cannot accept the fact that you are indeed a troll that trolls BlackBerry and Motorola articles constantly. I have given praise to other handsets and OS's. When have you done that? I'm waiting....

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

You've just described yourself.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you

71. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Typical "no, you" answer. And we all know you've definitely described yourself.
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