With all of the new products coming from Motorola in the last couple of weeks, like the Moto 360 (2015), Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto X Play, it's getting tricky to figure out what's coming out when and where. Some of these have release dates, others only have windows, some are already out. Some may not even be coming to your country, and many aren't sold by service providers. We'll be reaching as far back as the spring so you can see how all the latest generations compare. With any luck, we'll straighten everything out for U.S., U.K., and Canadian shoppers.
1. Moto X Pure Edition / Style
Motorola's latest top-of-the-line phone will be sold in the U.S. as the Moto X Pure Edition directly from Motorola, and as the Moto X Style internationally. It won't be offered through the carriers, but at this price point it shouldn't be a problem buying outright. You'll also find it for sale at a variety of popular retailers. As for release date, Amazon is listing the release as early as September 9, though Motorola likely won't be until the 17th., and Clove UK is saying the 21st. In any case, expect it this month.
Just to recap, this baby has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 display, 3000 mAh battery, 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage plus microSD.
U.S. Moto X Pure Edition
U.K. Moto X Style
2. Moto X Play
The Moto X Play is a small step down from the Style, but it's still looking fine. You can swap out the back plate and otherwise customize the heck out of it through MotoMaker. It's water resistant, though not waterproof. On the software side, you're getting a lot of the same, mostly-stock Android experience you've come to know and love. The Moto X Play isn't coming to the States, but it's a nice option for the rest of us, especially where the Pure Edition / Style isn't available.
With the Moto X Play, you get a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 1.6 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an improved 21 megapixel camera, and a buxom 3630 mAh battery.
U.K. Moto X Play
Canada Moto X Play
3. Moto 360 (2015)
The next generation Moto 360 smartwatch tweaks a classic look, and adds an option for a smaller, slimmer model for the ladies. The button on the side has been shifted slightly, but the overall look and feel (flattened bottom of the screen included) has remained intact. MotoMaker support adds a lot of fashionable options. Verizon lists the Moto 360 release date for September 15.
The specs have been bumped up a bit: there's now a Snapdragon 400 processor inside, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of local storage.
U.S. Moto 360 (2015)
U.K. Moto 360 (2015)
Canada Moto 360 (2015)
4. Moto 360 Sport
The Moto 360 Sport falls very much in line with the new 2015 Moto 360, but offers a sleeker profile and bands built for the active lifestyle. The major feature addition is built-in GPS, which you'll need for keeping tabs on your running progress. To top it all off, enhanced display technology improves visibility outdoors, while the integrated strap design helps it stay water and dust resistant. Details are slim when it comes to the Moto 360 Sport; it wasn't shown off at IFA, but we can expect it later this year.
U.S. Moto 360 Sport
U.K. Moto 360 Sport
Canada Moto 360 Sport
5. Moto G 2015
The Moto G continues to impress with its bang for buck. The Moto G still has good build quality, the bare minimum of excessive preloaded software, and performs just dandy for day-to-day tasks. It's even waterproof up to 3 feet. The Moto G is available to pick up right now.
For a pittance, you get a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and a 13 megapixel camera. You can double the RAM and storage for a small premium, too.
U.S. Moto G 2015
U.K. Moto G 2015
Canada Moto G 2015
6. Moto E
Motorola's play for the budget crowd is a strong one with the 2015 Moto E, and thanks to the inclusion of LTE, buyers don't have to feel too far behind. Motorola's slight tweaks to the stock Android experience are executed well. These are available right now, so have at it.
As a reminder, the Moto E (2015) has a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM.
U.S. Moto E (2015)
U.K. Moto E (2015)
Canada Moto E (2015)
Don't forget, there are rumblings of a rugged version of the Moto X in the near future. If you find any other worthwhile sources to buy any of these from, drop a link and we'll have it added. Which of Motorola's lineup is impressing you the most this year?