Category: Motorola (Android)

Moto X Force – Review

Have you ever dropped your phone, and then had that moment of panic before you pick it up when you think “Oh s*!t How much is that going to cost me to fix?” If you have, then this is the review you need to read. The Moto X …

Shatterproof Moto X Force priced up

Fancy a handset with a shatterproof screen? It should be appealing for those of you with the infamous “dropsies” ūüôā Our main man Garry has already unboxed the Moto X Force and you can see his video below, however it’s now showing up on Carphone Warehouse with prices …

Moto X Force – Unboxing

Today is an exciting day. I have received a new phone to review. One that comes with a very bold claim. It apparently has a shatterproof screen. Yes, I’m talking about the new Moto X Force. This is a phone¬†that, at first glance, looks unassuming and mild-mannered. However, …

Goodbye Moto G and E

Here at Coolsmartphone we universally loved the Moto G. It was our go-to phone when we were asked “What’s a decent inexpensive Android phone ?” I think that all of us here have owned at least one. Well yesterday¬†Chen Xudong, Lenovo‚Äôs Mobile head honcho, was interviewed and we …

So long Moto..rola

It’s a brand which is well known here in the UK. I’m sure we still have the “Hello Moto” tagline stuck in our head, even though Motorola Mobility has been under the control of Lenovo for a while now. It’s been announced that the full Motorola name will …

Does the “butter side down theory” apply to phones?

You all know it the legend that states if you drop a piece of toast, it will land butter side down the vast majority of the time. It has even been¬†scientifically proven by this guy. In a number of tests he ascertained that the majority of falls will …

Black Friday – Moto handsets dropped in price

Moto have kicked off their Black Friday offerings with deals running through until Monday. You can get cheap Moto handsets at a lot less than you’d normally pay. As an example, the Moto X Play has had a ¬£60 reduction, knocking it down from ¬£279 to ¬£219. Meanwhile, …

Moto X Force released

Did anyone else notice that Motorola had released a new phone in the USA over the last few days? Well they did and it was called the Droid Turbo 2. Now Motorola have decided that we UK buyers are also worthy of such a powerful device too, albeit …

Motorola wants to make you think

We just received this rather bizzare email from the Motorola PR team. Here is the first line from the email… Motorola has created a video with comedian Alfie Brown and a member of the public for the #PhonyJob challenge to see how tough a day in the life …

M&M – Motorola & Marshmallow

Motorola have announced which devices in its product portfolio will get the Android 6.0 update in a blog post. All the most recent devices are included, apart from the 2nd generation Moto E (the one with the bigger screen and 4G). The complete list is as follows: 2015 …

Motorola Moto G 3rd gen – Review

It has been just less than a couple of years since Motorola launched the original Moto G, and now the third iteration of Motorola‚Äôs successful device is with us. I recently live-blogged the announcement event for the 3rd generation Moto G, the Moto X Play and Moto X …

Motorola deals now on

It is, apparently, the summer. Motorola are keen to celebrate (and make some money) by starting a “Sizzling Summer Sale”. It’s on right now and ends on the last day of August. You can save quite a bit on this, including… ¬£155 off selected Moto X phones – …

Motorola Triple Product Launch

Earlier this week we covered the Motorola Triple Product Launch in London with a live-blog and have discussed what was launched in a post and this week’s Coolsmartphone Podcast. Lets look at the three products Motorola launched in a bit more detail. Moto X Style Motorola’s new flagship. …

Moto X Play – A compromise? – Opinion.

Before we covered the news of the Motorola announcement, all I thought I wanted was the equivalent of a 2014 Moto X with a better battery and camera. Then the Moto X Play came along. I thought I‚Äôd hit the jackpot. I didn‚Äôt need to go up to …

Motorola leak 2015 Moto G options

Hello, hello. What’s this then? Just hours after we saw the Moto X leak and there’s now specs and a little diddy thumbnail of the new Moto G. The phone and the details appeared for a brief moment on the Motorola “Moto Maker” website earlier and it’s thanks …

New design language for the 2015 Moto X

According to the invites sent out for the upcoming event on 28th July, Motorola promises it will change your “relationship status” with your phone. It’s believed that Lenovo-owned Motorola will reveal a new Moto G and Moto X for 2015. Coming from unconfirmed sources the 2015 Moto X …

Hello Moto ….. G ….3rd … gen..

Sadly it wasn’t up for long, but this picture briefly appeared on the Digitec website which puportedly shows the Moto G 3rd Gen in all its glory. Due for a launch by LenovoMoto next week, it looks like they’ve jumped the gun early by revealing the 5″ 1080p …

Moto G 2015 (Third gen) rumours.

Details about the third incarnation of the hugely popular Motorola Moto G have leaked, and just to add to the confusion this is not¬†the Moto G that was released earlier this year. Specs 5-inch 720p display. Snapdragon 410 processor. 1GB RAM. 8GB of storage. 13-megapixel rear camera, with …

Motorola UK have a sale on people!

Morning. It’s hump day, which means it’s the middle of the week. Wednesday to be precise, and right now there’s a Motorola sale on. If you want a deal, head to this special Motorola page where they have huge discounts on a range of products. We’re talking a …

Motorola Moto G 4G 2015 – Review

Motorola have their three ranges, each have their place in the world and each arguably succeed in their purpose. The Moto G is their budget midrange device, more expensive and with more features than the Moto E and less features than the Moto X. Motorola however do update …

Currys kick off a sale, but there’s still a good deal at Tesco

I’ve been having a look through the Currys sale and, like the little bargain hunter I am, I’ve found a few goodies that could tickle your deal-bones. If you’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S5 they’ve reduced the S-View case to ¬£9.97. It was, apparently, ¬£44.99, which is just.. …

Motorola announce the Moto G 4G and Moto Maker for Moto 360

Motorola and their devices are becoming rather predictable, don’t get me wrong their products are great, it’s just we saw the 4G version of the 2014 Moto G coming a mile off. Which is exactly what they announced yesterday evening, along with Moto Maker for the Moto 360. …

MWC – Moto E updated and available now

Morning Coolsmartphoners. Hope you’re all well. We’re just about to board our private jet to Barcelona so that we can be all over that Mobile World Congress thing. It’s going to be huge, and already there’s the likes of Motorola trying to jump the gun with limelight-grabbing announcements …

4K Drone video shot using a smartphone

We’ve probably all seen those rather beautiful videos filmed using super-steady drones. However, if you want to step things up a bit and film in full 4K video you could have a slight problem. You might need to upgrade the camera hanging under the drone or perhaps get …

Welcome back, here’s what you’ve missed

This week is going to be pretty busy, that’s for sure. International CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, kicked off yesterday. Over the years it’s been the launch-pad for devices like the HD TV, DVD, OLED TV and driverless car tech. As usual we’ll be bringing you all the …

Motorola Moto G + 4G hot deal

If you’ve got any money left after Black Friday, Panic Tuesday, Boxing Day and the January Sales then I’m quite frankly astonished. However, if there is a bit still floating around in your wallet then you could perhaps treat yourself to this easily-unlockable Motorola Moto G 4G, which …

Moto G 2nd gen down in price

Fancy a good deal? Check out the Moto G for a possible pre-Christmas gift to yourself or someone else. It’s the 5″ 2nd generation model with 8GB storage and dual SIM. You can get it for just ¬£119.95 at the moment and, if you hunt around the various …

Moto G 4G, now on Three

Fancy a go on the Moto G 4G? How about getting your 4G fix from Three for no extra cost per month? The new Motorola handset is now available from the network with prices starting at just¬†¬£16 a month, and there’s no up-front cost on that. If you …

Nexus 6 Review

It’s here. The latest generation of the Nexus lineup, the Nexus 6. We have finally managed to get hold of one of these unobtainable devices by buying our own review unit. The device we have here is the 32GB model in blue. There has been much said about …

Gaming on the Nexus 6

We’ve got a Nexus 6 into the testbed here at Coolsmartphone and whilst the review is ongoing we thought we would let you have a sneak peak. Well, it is the season of giving and all that jazz. ūüôā The game we have chosen is the old classic …

Nexus 6 available with several networks

Fancy yourself a Nexus 6 dear reader? It seems to be popping up all over the place. Made by Motorola it runs Android Lollipop, has a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU (with an Adreno 420 GPU) 3GB RAM, 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front, 6″ 1440×2560 AMOLED …

Motorola Moto X 2014 – Review

Motorola last year showed the world that you didn’t need to have the highest possible specs to create a really decent phone. Last year’s Moto X was behind the rest of the pack spec wise and it offered a really good package, this year’s model they’ve increased the …

Hello Moto, now part of Lenovo

We’ve known about this particular change-of-hands for a while now, but various legal approvals and boxes needed to be ticked before it could be rubber-stamped. Motorola Mobility today becomes part of Lenovo, who have already given us some rather tasty devices this year like the S850 and the …

Moto X 24 hour flash sale

Ever since the Nexus 6 announcement, some of the Android faithful over here in the UK have been holding their breath as they waited for the UK pricing of the $649 phablet to be announced. At today‚Äôs exchange rates, that would equate to the ¬£400 region which would …

Nexus – we got what we asked for – opinion

Or did we? If you frequent this mobile specific site, then there‚Äôs every chance that you‚Äôre that type of person to also check out others‚Ķ and possibly read the associated comments. A lot of these comments concerning any given Nexus may revolve around how the various Nexus devices …

Motorola Moto G 2014 – Review

  The original Motorola Moto G was a great phone, it redefined a genre, it showed people that a reasonably cheap device could offer performance and an experience similar to phones costing way more than it did. Not only did the Moto G offer a whole load of …

The new Moto G gets an update to add Google Now

The new Motorola Moto G arrived in the shadow of the fancy new Moto X, not much time was spent telling us about the successor to what was possibly one of the most exciting Android devices of recent times. Well I’ve got one of the new ones in …

The Motorola Nexus 6 seems to be a thing

Rumours fly around about the next iteration of the big name devices. Be it an iPhone, a Nokia Lumia, a Sony Xperia and yes of course the Nexus devices. This year is no different, but they seem to have gone a little too far this time. Android Police …

Meet your Moto Maker

Hot on the heels of the Moto Store opening virtually in the UK, Moto Maker has now become available here in the UK too. As predicted when the store opened up, Moto Maker, Motorola’s online phone customisation tool, has become available to us here in the UK. As …