Motorola reveals that it shipped 6.5 million smartphones in the first quarter

Motorola reveals that it shipped 6.5 million smartphones in the first quarter
Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 alone shipped 10 million units in the first quarter of this year. But Motorola just might be happy with the 6.5 million units it shipped during the same three month period. Whether the Motorola Moto X was a big success is something that is going to have be debated by scholars in the future. It certainly wasn't a game-changer for the manufacturer, who hasn't really shot out the lights since 2009's Motorola DROID.

Where Motorola did well was with the entry-level Motorola Moto G. Taking on the value niche, home to phones like the Nokia Lumia 520, the Moto G provided Android fans with a way to get a decently spec'd phone at an entry level price. We're talking about a phone sporting a 4.5 inch screen with a pixel density of 329ppi. A quad-core processor drives the phone, which has 1GB of RAM, and is now driven by Android 4.4.

Now that Lenovo owns the company, there might be less pressure on Motorola to shock the world with its smartphone releases. When Google owned the company, there was always the feeling that the next release would offer some incredible new technology from Google.

Motorola shipped 6.5 million smartphones in Q1

Motorola shipped 6.5 million smartphones in Q1


source: @Motorola via MobileBurn

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Moto G
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2070 mAh
Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Awesome for Motorola, they have exciting things coming out this year. I have a Moto G as a back up phone and I love it. Keep it up, Moto!

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

great good news, hope they listen to what customers need and what they think what we need

11. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Moto G - White Knight Moto X - Dark Knight (Its the hero the World deserves, but not the one it needs right now)

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Moto G rocks... i got one to complement my Note 3

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Are you me? I also have a Note 3 with a Moto G..... Creepy.

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Whether the Motorola Moto X was a big success is something that is going to have be debated by scholars in the future. It certainly wasn't a game-changer for the manufacturer, who hasn't really shot out the lights since 2009's Motorola " It might not have sold as much...but I would disagree about not being game changing just because of the active display, touchless control, and the custom cpu for the touchless control.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I would agree. Most professional phone reviewers have praised the Moto X and have bought them for their personal use. Not since the first Droid had professionals raved over a Motorola phone to where they actually bought it for themselves with their own cash....

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think the author didn't phrase that correctly. It was most certainly a game changer for the manufacturer, I don't see how anyone could say otherwise. I believe what he meant to say that it wasn't a game changer for the INDUSTRY, and even there I would beg to differ. MotoMaker is something never before done in the industry (unless you count Apple offering to engrave your device). And had they retained Project Ara, I think they would've built on that. They're already talking about being able to design your own modules, from silkscreened images to textures. Active Display is something that until you use it, you don't really get how great it is. And Touchless Controls (especially with the What's Up command) adds a lot of functionality. Just the other day is was doing work that required both hands, while I was waiting for an important message. With the What's Up command, I was able to find out if the message was the one I was waiting for or not, without having to stop what I was doing and pick up my phone. The ability to do these things without draining the battery like mad (thanks 8X processor) is worth more to me than some of the gimmicks floating around today.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

awaiting for MOTOS quadcore highend phone.....

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The project Ara phones look amazing, I'll probably end up getting one... though I really do love my Moto X, and as a result I may just end up getting the "X+1". I just wish that Google didn't sell Motorola. Sigh, oh well.

10. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Why did u sell Motorola Google? why why why............... :'(

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

easy strip them of their patents to strengthen theirs without the worry of having to cash cow them.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Like Google wouldnt lend, license or basically give Moto the patents to use... Cmon... They tried to gift HTC patents in their Apple lawsuit.

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually the Motorola deal between Google and Lenovo includes access to said patents for Lenovo/Motorola.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Well there you go... Thanks for the info.

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