Motorola Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the new Moto G: all you need to know

Today was a big day for Motorola – one marked by the largest product announcement event in the company's history. Taking a quick look at our news feed is enough to see why – three new (and quite exciting, we must add) Moto smartphones were made official. The Motorola Moto X Style is the leader of the gang, here to succeed last year's Moto X. Right behind it are the Moto X Play and the 2015-edition Moto G, positioned in the mid-range and entry-level categories respectively. Care to learn more about them? Well, you've come to the right place. We've put together all of our news posts and articles dedicated to Motorola's trio of Moto handsets in a neat, tidy list for anyone who needs to catch up. 

Official announcements

Here is a good place to start if you want to learn all there is to know about Motorola's new Android smartphones. Below are the news posts where we go over all their key features. And if you feel like watching the entire event on video, there's a link to that as well.

Hands-ons, images, and size comparisons

After the official announcement of the new Motos, we had the chance to take them for a quick spin. Check out our hands-on below. You'll also find size comparisons, where we put the phones side by side to see how they compare in terms of dimensions.

New features, prices, release dates

What can the new Motorola smartphones do that the older models couldn't? Learn in the articles linked below. When will they launch and how much will they cost? We have those details covered as well. 

Specifications and specs comparisons

Because you're good to know what kind of bang you're getting for your buck. These are the hardware specifications for Motorola's three new smartphones. See what makes them tick and how they compare to some of their rivals.



1. Benalys

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Moto X Play, this big battery phone can not be purchased in US. Its LTE bands are not suitable in USA. The reason that Moto does not sell big battery phones in US other than Verizon is probably that the notorious agreement between Motorola and Verizon: Motorola makes Droid series exclusive to Verizon with big battery, and Motorola agrees not to sell the big battery non-Verizon phones in the US. With this agreement, anyone wants a Motorola big battery phone must buy it from Verizon. I am just wondering when this agreement will get expired.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Moto X Play is coming to Canada, and the LTE bands are suitable in the USA.

15. Benalys

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

From the specs on PA the LTE bands do not like to work in USA...

2. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


3. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013


6. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


9. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No you do the same post on ever Android device that does not offer a finger print scanner. So you are a failure. Besides Android lollipop and Motorola have offered for years a means to auto login to your phone. Motorola trusted devices, and now lollipop has smart lock. If you have a trusted bluetooth device like a smart watch or bluetooth headset or speakers, then you can use those devices to automatically log you onto your device. The X Style has a 3000 mha battery, and X Play has a 3600 mha battery. So who cares about the removable battery. Not to mention the new Moto X's have the fastest quick charge on the market. 15 charge will give you 8 hours of phone usage. Who CARES about removable battery.

11. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The fact that some people are so stupid they can't understand the below is sad. NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL

16. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Fact is: it doesn't matter how much you rage on the internet, people will continue to buy phones without removable batteries, SD card support or fingerprint scanner, whether you consider it a fail (spoiler alert, iPhones lack removable batteries and SD cards and sell more than any other device with said features) or not. Oh sorry, I forgot you don't understand the concept of preference.

20. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

If a phone is inexpensive enough I could see giving up many of those features. I don't even want a fingerprint scanner, but if I'm going to pay over $600 for a phone, I will want it. Below $300 I wouldn't even care about a removable battery. That device would be disposable.

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks like Moto X Style beats iPhone 6, Xperia Z3+ in pro camera tests, as per article on cult of android, based on testing by the experts at DxOMark.

5. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

all the 3 phones SUCKS

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

You misspelled "Rocks".

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

13. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Absolutely amazing pics.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

WTF Moto, why so huge? I currently own a 2013 Moto X and will definitely not be upgrading to either of the 2015 models. The size of my 2013 Moto X is perfect IMO and I will not give in to the absurd 5.5"+ screen size fad...

14. KaptainKlutch

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If I had the money I'd definitely choose the Moto X Style. I love big phones and would like stock-android after using different skins for so long. 5.5-5.7 is perfect for me.

17. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Why the small 3000 mAh battery in the Style when you can get a 3630 mAh battery in the smaller Play model?? Stupid in my opinion. I like larger displays and large batteries, which means that I am not interested in either of these phones. Typical of Motorola. Like Sony, they continually make odd design decisions that make their devices less attractive than they should be.

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