Motorola held a much-anticipated event, and blew the doors off with some great announcements.Three new phones — the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G 2015 — made their debut, each bringing something interesting to the table, and Motorola even managed to release a couple accessories at the same time. Feel like you missed something? Don't worry, we have you covered right here.
Two new Moto Xs
Rather than just one Moto X successor, Motorola came out with two this year. It breaks down to the Moto X Style, which is the higher-end model meant to directly replace the Moto X 2014, and the mid-range Moto X Play has a slightly smaller screen, and lower specs, but a larger battery and many of the same features.
The Moto X Style bumped up in size to a 5.7-inch screen, and the rest of the internal specs took a jump with it. It'll be available as a "Pure Edition" in the U.S. just like the last version, and will work on all major carriers — the starting price is $399 and you can get your hands on it in September.
The Moto X Play is interesting, as it's offering much the same experience as the Moto X Style, but with more mid-range specs, a slightly smaller screen and a notably larger battery. You don't get all of the bells and whistles, but it's a solid step up from the Moto G. The Moto X Play will hit various markets, but not the U.S., starting in August.'
- Moto X Style hands-on video
- The colors, leathers and woods of the Moto X Style
- Here's where and when you'll be able to buy a Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
- Moto X Style specs
- Moto X Play specs
- Moto X Style versus iPhone 6
- Moto X Style versus Galaxy S6
- Moto X family specs
A fresh Moto G
Perhaps more importantly, Motorola also refreshed the Moto G line. The Moto G 2015 is once again a low-cost wonder, starting at $179 with a 5-inch 720p display, solid internal components, LTE standard and now even Moto Maker customization options. Even better, it's available today from Motorola, Amazon and Best Buy.
- In pictures: The Moto G 2015
- Moto G 2015 specs
- Here's where you can buy the Moto G 2015
- Moto G family specs
Motorola knows a thing or two about Bluetooth, and you can't get through a Motorola event without a couple new announcements on that front. There are two new Bluetooth headsets on offer — the Moto Pulse and Moto Surround. The Pulse is a standard on-ear headset with 18 hours of playback per charge for $59, and the Moto Surround is a $69 waterproof set of earbuds with an around-the-neck attachment that offers integrated mic and 12 hours of playback.
So much Motorola
There's a lot to digest here from one short afternoon with Motorola, so be sure to keep it locked on Android Central as we pour through the gritty details.
- Our comprehensive review
- Moto X Pure Edition specs
- Moto X Pure Edition custom backs: silicone, wood, and leather
- Versus: Galaxy S6 | iPhone 6
- The latest Moto X Style news
- Discuss in our Moto X Style forums