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At roughly the same price point, Motorola's second Moto G model comes with key improvements over the 2013 model. This includes a 5-inch screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as memory expansion support this time around. It runs on the same processing speed as the 1st-gen Moto G, clocked in at 1.2GHz on four CPU cores. This 2014 re-release of the Moto G branding also mimics the 2nd-gen Moto X with differently-colored interchangeable shells -- leave the Moto X's leather option. Its non-removable battery is rated at 2070mAh, with RAM standing at a mid-range 1GB.
The Moto X's 2014 follow-up retains the name, but apparently not the specs. It passes the 5-inch mark (5.2 inches) and now has a FullHD 1080p display resolution (423ppi). It also conceals a 13-megapixel 4K rear camera with a choice between 25 different back covers -- including Horween-made leather and patterned wooden designs. The 2014 Moto X's processor is a Snapdragon 801 clocked in at 2.5GHz, running on four CPU cores. Other high-end features include a 1080p-capable 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Crystal Talk audio technology and LTE connectivity.
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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. It operates on the brand's proprietary Mobile Computing System, composed of an Adreno 420 GPU (600MHz), a 3GB RAM, and a 2.7GHz 64-bit quad-core processor. Its pretty high 3900mAh battery capacity is accompanied by Motorola's Turbo Charger, promising to add 8 hours of mixed usage time in just 15 minutes of charging. The Droid Turbo's internal memory stands at 32GB, though the Ballistic Nylon version is reported to have 64GB of storage.
Running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, the Moto E joins the series upon its 2014 release. Its formula might have been intended for process-hungry apps, with the combination of an Adreno 302 GPU and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. And they backed it up with a 1980mAh batter, promising a 24-hour lifespan at one charge. It also sports a Corning Gorilla glass panel and a splash guard, adding a touch of durability to what is otherwise a typical mid-spec smartphone: 5-megapixel camera, 4GB storage, 1GB RAM, and so on...
Sporting a 1.56-inch backlit LCD circular stainless steel case very similar to mechanical watches, Motorola attempts to retain a classic feel while squeezing various smartwatch specs in the Moto 360. Just like most of its rivals, it acts as a personal fitness tracker with the Moto Body app suite that includes an inbuilt pedometer and heart rate monitor (PPG).
The Moto 360 also features wireless charging with a dedicated charging dock included in the package. Its TI OMAP 3 CPU chip and 512MB RAM support the Android Wear platform alongside preintegrated voice commands for hands-free usage. IP67-certified water-resistance and an anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 3 panel wrap up this flagship wearable from Motorola.
Mix-and-match options include leather or metal bands, as well as light, dark, and golden case finishes.
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