Top 10 Best Motorola Cell Phones 2016

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10 models are in our best Motorola smartphones as of April 2016 list, starting with the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and the Moto X Style. Other best Motorola models include the Moto G 3rd Gen and their Motorola Moto X Play.

Motorola stands as a Google-owned maker of mostly Android smartphones, phablets and tablets.

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#1. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 picture.
Average Rating:
79.3%



Description:

A true blue premium-specked Android, the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 introduces the Moto ShatterShield architecture via its 5.4-inch (540ppi) AMOLED screen, with the signature water-repellent nano-coating and Moto Maker in place as well...

What We Like:

  • Having 5 microphones built in is quite impressive, even by premium standards
  • Its 21-megapixel 4K camera with CCT flash is one of the most capable shooters on the 2015 market
  • Its ShatterShield display architecture boldly claims to prevent any and all sorts of screen cracks
  • Motorola's Mobile Computing System, which includes addition processors on top of its CPU and GPU, remains to be a recurring selling point among the brand's front-liners

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#2. The Motorola Moto X Style

A picture of the Motorola Moto X Style.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Motorola's 2015 Moto X Style is an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop smartphone adorned with a bunch of ultra-high-end specs, which include a 5.7-inch Quad HD 520ppi screen, a 21-megapixel 4K camera with dual-color flash, and a TurboPower-Charging-equipped 3000mAh battery...

What We Like:

  • Having two digital signal processors on top of its CPU and GPU screams high-end to us
  • Its 21-megapixel dual LED flash 4K camera is nothing short of premium-class classifications
  • LTE Cat 6 (up to 300Mbps download rate) is one of the most desirable 4G networks around
  • The bamboo back lid option is considerably unique

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#3. The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Photo of the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen.
Average Rating:
90%



Description:

The Moto G 3rd Gen resembles its predecessors, but some of its specs are clearly of another era, especially the 13-megapixel FHD camera equipped with a color-balancing dual LED flash...

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#4. The Motorola Moto X Play

Photo of the Motorola Moto X Play.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Perhaps geared towards gamers and multimedia junkies, Motorola's Moto X Play offers a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU, and Adreno 405 550MHz graphics engine, and two digital signal processors...

What We Like:

  • 21 megapixels is one of the highest camera resolutions you will find on the market
  • Adding two digital signal processors on top of its CPU and GPU is a straight-up high-end perk in our book
  • The Moto X Play's 3630mAh battery is quite generous, especially if its 48-hour mixed usage time holds true

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#5. The Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 picture.
Average Rating:
70%



Description:

The Droid Maxx 2 is one of two October 2015 additions to Motorola's high-tier Android lineup, headlining its specs with a 21-megapixel dual-LED flash (Color Correlated Temperature) PDAF (phase-detection autofocus) camera and a 3630mAh QC2.0 battery...

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#6. The Motorola Moto G 2014

Photo of the Motorola Moto G 2014.
Average Rating:
88%



Description:

At roughly the same price point, Motorola's second Moto G model comes with key improvements over the 2013 model...

What We Like:

  • Interchangeable shells adds some personalization to this high-end Android
  • The microSD support scratches off a minor setback from the first Moto G

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#7. The Motorola Moto X 2014

Motorola Moto X 2014 picture.
Average Rating:
85.7%



Description:

The Moto X's 2014 follow-up retains the name, but apparently not the specs...

What We Like:

  • 4K video recording on a 13-megapixel camera sounds quite promising
  • Leather and wooden back finishes is quite a break from modern aluminum casings

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#8. The Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen 4G

A picture of the Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen 4G.
Average Rating:
82%



Description:

Running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, this 2015 edition of Motorola's entry-level Moto E slaps on a Gorilla Glass 3 frame as well as a smudge-resistant coating to its 4.5-inch qHD display...

What We Like:

  • Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 is quite a popular anti-scratch layer among smartphones
  • The optional Motorola Band and Grip Shell give a touch of personalization to this basic Android

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#9. The Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen

A picture of the Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen.
Average Rating:
84%



Description:

This 2015 return of the Moto E sports a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) display shielded by an anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 3 panel as well as an anti-smudge finish...

What We Like:

    Anti-scratch protection via the Gorilla Glass 3 piece is always a nice touch for low-key smartphones

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#10. The Motorola Droid Turbo

A picture of the Motorola Droid Turbo.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Shortly after releasing the flagship Nexus 6 model, Motorola updates their Droid series with the 5.2-inch Droid Turbo, fitted with a 4K 21-megapixel camera at the back side...

What We Like:

  • 8 hours of usage time for 15 minutes of charging via the Turbo Charger sounds pretty convenient
  • Its 21-megapixel 4K-recording camera has one of the highest smartphone camera resolutions available

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