Moto G 5G Plus Revealed

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Motorola’s mission is and always has been to make innovative technology and meaningful mobile experiences accessible to everyone. Today we announce moto g 5G plus, the smartphone that will bring the power of 5G technology¹ into more people’s hands without sacrificing the features we know are most important to them.

On top of ultra-fast connectivity available for anyone, moto g 5G plus delivers industry-leading features that matter most to consumers. Whether they’re looking for incredible performance or an outstanding CinemaVision display with a higher refresh rate, moto g 5G plus offers this and so much more. With our first ever ultra-wide front camera system, 48MP quad camera system and powerhouse battery life, get ready for an uncompromised and amazing experience.

5G connectivity delivers more bandwidth, lower latency, and reduced lag time, which means downloading entire movies in minutes,² streaming intensive online games without lag, and feeling like you’re right there in the moment when video calling with loved ones. moto g 5G plus is built by the team at the forefront of every new generation of wireless technology in history. By offering compatibility with both 4G and 5G networks, you’re covered for today and ready for tomorrow.

With moto g 5G plus we’re bringing the display experience to another level. Every scroll and swipe will look amazing thanks to the 90 Hz screen refresh rate that ensures smooth movements through the app drawer, images, and webpages, and offers a sleeker gaming experience. Plus, it comes with our largest screen ever in a moto g device. The 6.7″ CinemaVision Full HD+ display offers a massive ultra-wide screen for a cinematic viewing. It’s certified for HDR10, so you can enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and photos in vivid, true-to-life colors with improved brightness and contrast. And with the unique 21:9 aspect ratio, the phone offers a beautifully streamlined design that’s easy to hold while elegantly accommodating the large, gorgeous screen in your hand.

moto g 5G plus also introduces our first-ever dual selfie camera system with a unique ultra-wide selfie lens. With the ability to fit 4x more of your friends or background into your frame,³ you can leave the selfie stick at home. The main 16MP camera features Quad Pixel technology with 4x more light sensitivity6, for brighter low-light shots. Now you can capture Instagram-worthy snapshots no matter what the conditions are.

With the rear camera system you’ll have the perfect camera for any situation, any way you look at it. The 48 MP main sensor4 with Quad Pixel technology and 4x light sensitivity makes every shot shine, even in low lighting. The ultra-wide lens also fits 4x more into the screen so you never miss a single detail in a larger-than-life shot.3 A depth sensor makes everyday photos extraordinary with DSLR-quality blurred out backgrounds, and a dedicated Macro Vision camera gets you 5x closer to your subject compared with a normal lens for stunning, pro-looking photos that will take your breath away.

The moto g 5G plus is powered by the advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765 Mobile Platform featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X52 Modem-RF System to enable exceptional performance to meet even the most demanding 5G use cases. Moreover, it unites 5G and AI to power select premium-tier experiences, including breakthrough entertainment, intelligent multi-camera capabilities, and support for all-day battery life. No matter how fast you’re moving or how much you’re multitasking, moto g 5G plus can keep up.

All this performance is powered by a powerful 5,000 mAh battery so you can go for two days without having to worry about slowing down or recharging.5 Free yourself from the tyranny of power outlets and game or stream to your heart’s content. When you do need to plug in, 20W TurboPower™ charging makes getting back to the good stuff easier than ever.

With moto g 5G plus there’s a better way to pay. Simply hold your phone near an NFC terminal to make a purchase at the store. It’s fast and secure, so there’s no need to carry cash or credit cards. NFC technology also lets you wirelessly share content like contacts, pictures, and videos with other devices.

When it comes to software, our priority is bringing the best experiences possible to our consumers, and our relationship with Google speaks to that commitment. We continue to build on a tight integration with Google services. As with all Motorola devices, Google Photos remains our native gallery app. With it you will have a new way to store, search, and share all your photos and videos. Automatically organized and searchable by the people, places, and things in them, your photos and memories are always easy to find and share. This means unlimited storage for all of your photos which are automatically backed up and can be accessed, edited and shared from anywhere.

Instead of duplicating the great things Google does with Android, we choose to build upon it to enhance customers’ mobile experience. That’s why moto g 5G plus also includes My UX, which brings all Moto Experiences customers have come to know and love as well as a variety of new customizable features. My UX gives users custom settings and advanced controls to music, videos and games. Users can even create their own device themes by choosing from unique fonts, colors, and icon shapes, so their phone is one in a million.

Availability & pricing
moto g 5G plus will be available from July 8th on across Europe in two variants, starting at €349 for the version with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage and €399 for the version with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Moto g 5G plus will also reach KSA, UAE and many other markets in the near future.
With the exciting release of moto g 5G plus in Europe, Motorola is advancing its mission to deliver 5G for all. In North America, affordable 5G started with moto z4 and 5G moto mod, and continues with edge, launching later this summer. To further our mission, Motorola is committing to launch a sub-$500 5G device in North America this fall.

Motorola Announce The Foldable RAZR

It had been rumoured for a while, and many leaks came out in the run up to its official announcement. But finally, it’s here, Motorola have revealed the new RAZR phone that folds in the right way(?).

Instead of a phone that unfolds into a tablet, Motorola have made a phone that folds to a smaller, compact size. This to me is much more appealing, though don’t get me wrong, a phone that opens to a tablet size is nice – I just don’t think it offers the full potential as say, an iPad Pro for example.

But let’s not dwell on that, the RAZR phone is what we’re here for – I remember the original and I remember the iterations that followed. I had two RAZR models (the V3 & V3i), and they literally were the best stylish clam shell phone you could buy at the time.

The smart metallic keyboard and that very sexy design overall. It was just a stunning phone to have.

But now, we’re in 2019 and it’s all about moving forward – I’d say Motorola have definitely done this, while maintaining the very thing that made the original RAZR what it was. And that was it’s design.

The new RAZR phone offers a very familiar blast-from-the-past design, while the flexible futuristic foldable display is like something you’d expect Captain Kirk to whip out his trouser pocket.

I haven’t had a chance to see the phone in person yet, but I already know that the nostalgic feel of this iconic phone is sure to sit well with me.

I know right now, the price leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth – at an estimated £1,500. It’s a very steep price to pay. But on the other hand, I get why they’ve gone down this road. You see, Motorola are normally King at selling you a high-end phone, for a mid-range (or lower) price. But with the new RAZR, it’s different, but not. It’s stylish and extremely portable. It’s a futuristic phone, available now (well, from December onwards). They’re going up against Samsung and Huawei. So maybe the price had to match too?

Originally, it was rumoured to be limited in quantity. But in the UK – EE are it’s exclusive network partner. And that’ll be for 24 month contracts only. Which tells me it won’t be a limited phone – so what sort of monthly cost will this £1,500 phone set you back?

As soon as the pricing goes live, I’ll update this page.

Features:

  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 6.2 inch pOLED Foldable Display
  • 16MP Dual Pixel Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 128GB On-board Storage (non-expandable)
  • External 2.7 inch gOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Processor
  • 6GB Memory
  • 2,510mAh Battery
  • 15W Quick Charge via USB-C

Available from EE. Starting December 2019.
Pricing: TBC

Motorola One Action Review

The One Action is a follow-up to the One Vision, only this time it really is all about the action.

Lenovo provided the One Action to take to Berlin, for IFA 2019. So big thank you to them.

DESIGN

The design is very similar to the Vision, sleek, solid and with the addition of the 3rd wide-angle lens.

You’ll get that nice curved edge, which feels comfortable to hold. And a case to get the grip – without the case, it’s very silky smooth and you’ll find, it slides off the arm of a sofa.

The front of the phone was all display, with minimal bezels showing. And a camera cutout, to the top left of the display. 

CAMERA

The front facing camera houses a 12MP sensor, which captures some great selfies thanks to the quad-pixel technology – this drastically improves the sensor to capture more detail. 

The camera has various photo & video modes. 
HDR can be turned on & off. As well as “Active Photos”.

The rear camera setup houses a 16MP 117 degree ultra-wide action cam, a 12MP main sensor and a 5MP depth sensing.

Combine these 3 and you have a smartphone capable of capturing your “go-pro like” moments. All from a smartphone. Something he One Action does really well, is capture landscape video while holding the phone in portrait

This makes it very comfortable to hold for long periods of time. And I found it offers you better stability too.

DISPLAY

The One Action has the same 6.3” CinemaVision (LTPS IPS LCD) Display, as the one vision and an aspect ratio of 21:9. The display shows vivid & accurate colour. And I still believe it looks as good as OLED.

PERFORMANCE, UI & OS

The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 9.0 (Pie) and just happens to be part of Android One ecosystem, so expect timely Nexus/Pixel-like updates and an operating system to match. 

Motorola have a very clean interface, no bloatware and very minimal apps. Only Google’s offering being pre-installed. And one or two Motorola apps.

You get decent performance straight off the bat, with a 2.2 Ghz Octa-core processor, 4GB ram and 128GB of internal storage. Which happens to be expandable via MicroSD. 

All this coupled with a minimalistic UI, means you’ll have no issues with lag when using this phone.

BATTERY

The One Action has a 3500 mAh battery and charges at at 10W with the included USB-C charging cable . The battery lasts a full day very easily.

CONCLUSION

The Motorola One Action is a mid range smartphone, but feels more high-end due to its performance, display and camera capabilities. 

The phone costs an impressive £219 in the UK. Which gives it a very competent edge over the competition.

All photos shown, were taken on the Motorola One Action.

If you’d like to buy the Motorola One Action, you can get it from Lenovo’s website here.

Motorola One Zoom Announced

This is the stunning new Motorola phone, announced last Thursday (5th) September at Tech Life in Berlin.

I attended the show and watched this phone get announced on stage, with a great reception.

This is the first OLED quad camera system smartphone from Motorola and its definitely delivering on the specs.

  • 48MP sensor* with OIS
  • High-res optical zoom and ultra-wide angle
  • 25 MP front camera
  • 4000 mAh Battery with up to 2 day battery life
  • 6.4″ OLED display with fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™ mobile platform
  • 4GB Ram / 128 Storage
  • 15W Charging Rate / TurboPower 18W Charger
  • Available In 3 Colours (check store & location)
  • Price starts at £379.99

You can buy the One Zoom from the Lenovo UK Website