Jul 28th, 2015

Everything you need to know about the new Moto family

IMG_8492

Wondering whether the Moto X Style will look and feel as good in your hands as it does in its official press renders? Worry no more. We went hands on with the thing and can tell you Motorola really didn’t spare any expenses when it came to the Moto X Style’s design.

The first immediate takeaway is the device’s backing material. It’ll obviously give off that premium look and feel if you go with the genuine leather and wood options that’ll be available in Moto Maker, but even the default textured silicone material adds a nice touch to Motorola’s tried and true design.

IMG_8458

The backplate design doesn’t do much to inspire us, but a nice simplistic layout never hurt anyone. There aren’t any fancy fingerprint scanners, heart rate sensors or other doohickeys slapped on the back here, but that’s OK — it has that all-important 21 megapixel camera which Motorola guarantees us is best-in-class. It also has a dual-tone flash and that cute little dimple we’ve come to know and love with the company’s logo sitting inside.

IMG_8484

There isn’t much going on when you flip the Moto X Style over. There’s 5.7 inches of Quad HD display goodness flanked by a pair of stereo speakers above and below. Slabbed over that display is a sheet of Gorilla Glass 4 for a good bit of durability.

IMG_8450

So that’s it for style. Get it? Style? Anyway, here’s what’s going on under the hood:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1.8GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808
  • 3GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage w/ microSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • 3,000mAh battery with TurboPower offering 50% more charge speed than Samsung Galaxy S6’s fast charging
  • 21 Megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera with 4K video recording
  • 5 Megapixel wide-angle front camera with flash
  • Front-facing speakers
  • WiFi AC + MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LTE, GPS and NFC
  • 153.9 mm tall, 76.2 mm wide and 6.1-11.06 mm curve
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box
  • $200 to $300 less than other flagships
  • Full Moto Maker customization with genuine wood and leather options

All of that should translate to a smooth smartphone experience, though we’ll have to wait to get our hands on a production unit before determining just how peachy things will be.

IMG_8444

Be sure to take a look at the photos above and below, and stay on the lookout for the video portion of our hands-on with the Moto X Style later on today. Let us know if you’re looking to grab one when it’s available later this year!

IMG_8460IMG_8463IMG_8485IMG_8489

local_offer    Motorola  Motorola Moto X Style