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Motorola phones are about to steal these iPhone features

Wish your Motorola phone worked with tablets and PCs the way iPhones work with iPads and Macs? Well, your wish is about to come true.

The 6 biggest announcements we expect from MWC 2024 next week

Mobile World Congress 2024 is happening next week in Barcelona. Here are the biggest announcements we expect from the show.

If you have one of these Motorola phones, you’re getting a big Android update

Did you buy a Motorola phone within the last couple of years? Good news! A big Android update is coming your way.

If you have one of these Motorola phones, you’re getting a big Android update

Did you buy a Motorola phone within the last couple of years? Good news! A big Android update is coming your way.

Apple Rivals Unite to Promote Open Ecosystems Using EU Law

Google, Meta, Qualcomm, Nothing, Lenovo, Opera and several other tech companies have announced a collaborative effort to push for "open

Motorola and Pantone Team Up for Colorful Collaboration

Motorola and Pantone have once again joined forces to bring a splash of color to the world of technology. This year, the global color authority has chosen PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz as the Color of the Year 2024, and Motorola has selected the motorola razr 40 ultra/motorola razr+ and motorola edge 40 neo to represent this warm and inviting hue.The Symbolism of ColorThe Pantone Color of the Year program, now in its 25th year, aims to explore the symbolic nature of color and its impact on our lives. PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz embodies feelings of togetherness, community, and collaboration, reflecting the importance of human connection in today’s digital age.The Chosen DevicesThe motorola razr 40 ultra/motorola razr+ and motorola edge 40 neo have been carefully selected to embody the message of PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz. The razr 40 ultra/razr+ features an iconic, flippable design, allowing expressive individuals to stand out from the crowd. On the other hand, the edge 40 neo puts color at the center of its design, with the Peach Fuzz hue in vegan leather beautifully complementing the device’s warm, contoured design.Enhancing Human ConnectionBoth devices are designed with connection and personality at the center, offering features developed to enhance our common humanity. Motorola’s latest software offerings, Moto Unplugged and Family Space, encourage mindful breaks from technology and provide guidance for families exploring technology together.AvailabilityThe motorola razr 40 ultra/motorola razr+ and motorola edge 40 neo in the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 will be available in select markets worldwide. For full pricing information and specifications, visit Motorola’s website.

Motorola Edge (2023) review: Should you buy it?

The 2023 Motorola Edge looks and feels better than its price tag would suggest.

Save 42% on Motorola’s new Edge 2023 smartphone

The Holiday Sale is still live for Motorola devices which means you can get massive discounts on the latest Motorola smartphones. One of the solid deals Motorola is still offering on its latest Edge 2023 smartphone as Amazon slashed the price of the smartphone by 43%. Motorola Edge 2023 originally retailed at $600 but now it is available at a 43% discounted price, bringing it down to just $349.99. In addition to that, the Plus variants also got price cuts of $200 on the selling price of $799.99 which knocked down to $599.99 on Amazon. Why you should buy the Motorola Edge 2023Motorola packs MediaTek’s mid-range Dimensity 7030 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage ensuring smoother and faster performance during gaming and multitasking. As for lenses, you get a dual rear camera setup at the back including a 50MP primary rear camera with OIS support and a 13MP ultrawide angle camera doubles with a macro lens. There is a 32MP front camera that captures stunning selfies and video chats. Up front, the Edge 2023 has a 6.6-inch curved FHD+ pOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. It boasts a sleek aluminum frame complemented by a vegan leather finish. 

This Motorola mid-range smartphone you can buy at the price of an entry-level phone

Early black friday deals are already live, you’ll find tons of deals available right now on the latest smartphones. One of the best deals that catches our eyes is worth mentioning here. Amazon is offering a straight 42% discount on the Moto Edge 2023 smartphone, bringing it to the lowest we have seen so far. Right now, the Edge 2023 is available on Amazon with a whopping $250 discount on the original price ($599), bringing it down to $349.A direct rival to the Pixel 8 was unveiled last month to the market. The Moto Edge 2023 is an all-rounder midrange smartphone with flagship-level features in its price range. Its solid features and beautiful body design make it the best midrange smartphone option in top phones of 2023 and it is now available at the new discounted price.Why you should buy the Moto Edge 2023Motorola Edge 2023 flaunts a stunning 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate support ensuring a smooth and responsive scrolling experience. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7030 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It offers snappy and fast performance while multitasking and gaming. Under the hood, the device houses a massive 4,400mAh battery that easily lasts a day on a single charge. The 68W fast wired charging support charges the smartphone o to 100% within just 30 minutes. As for lenses, Motorola packs some solid camera specs in its mid-range phone including a 50MP primary camera. The main unit is joined by a 13MP ultrawide lens that captures brilliant shots even in low-light conditions.  For instance, the Edge 2023’s direct rival the Pixel 8 costs just $100 more than the Edge 2023 ($599). If you can afford to spend a hundred dollars more then Pixel 8 is an outstanding choice. You get exceptional camera performance, solid UI experience, seven years of long-term support, and much more. At the moment, the Pixel 8 128GB variant retails at $699 but Amazon has slashed $150 off its original price. 

Motorola Razr 2023 review

Flip phones are all the rage these days. People seem to love the nostalgia of open and closing a phone like a classic clamshell from 2005. One of the first to cash in on this throwback tech was Motorola with the introduction of its Android-powered Razr from a few years ago.I’ve been testing the latest rendition of the Motorola Razr for a few weeks (thanks to our friends at AT&T), and this might be the most important flip smartphone we’ve had to date.DesignMoto has done away with most of the full nod to the original Motorola Razr flip phone with the 2023 rendition. It’s a much more modern look that leverages the engineering of the Razr’s return since 2019 and brings it closer to the competition of the Samsung Flip 5.You get a smaller, 1.5-inch outer display sharing a housing with the main camera array. Again, this could be mistaken for a Samsung at first glance, but this limited real estate does keep the possible configurations low here as well. Either way, it works here for the Motorola Razr 2023.The backing is covered in a vegan leather that feels great in the hand. On the “bottom” half, you get the essential Motorola logo and Razr branding. The entire thing feels more polished and premium than the previous generations, and on par with the offering of the Razr+.The hinge mechanism is stiff and sturdy with good feedback. You can open it one-handed, but it’s a chore. The frame is brushed aluminum and all the buttons feel great. There’s a volume rocker and power button on the right-hand side, and that’s it. The fingerprint reader is built into this power button and works as expected.ScreensAs mentioned, the external screen is 1.5-inch OLED. Its size makes it fairly limited with interactions. You can easily check the time, notification, weather, and music playback. Other options include optional shortcuts for calendar events, contacts, and quick voice recordings. It’s not as feature rich as the Razr+, but in this package it’s fine.The larger screen is still where most of the business will get done, of course. Here you have a flexible 6.9-inch OLED at 2640×1080 with max refresh of 144Hz. This new higher refresh rate makes scrolling and transitions buttery smooth and honestly makes this one of the better Motorola displays in recent memory. I guess I have to mention the crease as well. It’s there. You’ll see it. And you’ll soon ignore it.PerformanceInternally, the Moto Razr packs the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip from last year, making it an obvious midrange. Even with this compromise in chipset, the Razr never let me down on general performance. I found it can more than keep up with daily tasks like email, chats, and socials without issues. Casual gaming seem to be fine too, but that’s not really my jam.Rounding out the specs, the Motorola Razr has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is still plenty in today’s world for “most” people. I think we are quickly approaching where 128GB might get some in trouble of running out of space, but for most, it’s still adequate.The software helps the performance as much as anything, and thankfully Motorola still includes a super stock version of Android 13. This leads to quick and snappy UI elements without fluff. The company still includes its normal tweaks like twist to launch the camera and chop for flashlight, but otherwise they don’t bloat the OS. 1 of 8 One of Motorola’s biggest failures has been software updates for flagships, but it’s gotten better. Android 14 was revealed in October and Moto promises it will find its way to Razrs late this year. It’s also committing to three full years of OS updates and four years of security patches. This puts it’s behind every other major OEM still, but it’s a step in the right direction.CamerasThe cameras on the Motorola Razr 2023 are surprisingly good. The main shooter is a 64MP that bins the results to 16MP images. The output is solid. You can finally say that a Motorola camera is passable among other flagships. Is it at the top of that tier? No. But man, it’s a leap ahead for the company’s past performance.There’s also a 13MP ultrawide lens that offers extended shots and doubles as a macro lens as well. These are still niche in my opinion, but nice to see them here. The results are also pretty good. Finally, you get a 32MP hole punch selfie camera, and it’s exactly that. 1 of 7 Battery lifeThe internal battery bank of the Motorola Razr is 4200mAh and Moto doesn’t disappoint here. You should have zero issues of a full day of battery life using this phone. Even with extended use of the external display, you will be able to get through a work day no problem.When you do need to top off the tanks, Motorola has included a 30W fast charging cable in the box, but you will need your own capable brick. There’s also Qi wireless charging, but that’s just for nightstands with the Razr at just 5W of input.CostI wouldn’t normally attribute an entire category to price, but in this review it matters. Motorola has been known to bring the market cost down in smartphones before. With the launch of the Moto G years ago, the company reset what a sub-$500 phone could be and how good it could be perceived.This year’s Motorola Razr is that phone for flip-style touchscreens. With the full retail pricing at $700, the Razr is the most affordable flip phone you can buy. It makes the decision between the Razr+ and Samsung Flip 5 at $200 more even harder, with the price tipping most consumers to the standard Razr in my eyes.While those other two options are more premium. And they do have a much better outer display, but the average consumer most likely doesn’t need that. The Razr 2023 hits the sweet spot of having that fresh new flip phone and saving real money.ConclusionThe Motorola Razr 2023 is a tipping point for the flip smartphone. The balance of premium build, good software additions, and wallet-friendly price make it a huge push forward for the market. Moto has been known to be at the forefront of this type of move before, and the Razr reminds us the company still has the mettle to do that.Right now, you can snag your Motorola Razr 2023 from AT&T with as little as $2 per month or $650 for full retail. That’s an incredible deal on the best bang for your buck flippable phone currently available.Purchase the Motorola Razr 2023 from AT&T

The 2023 Motorola Razr makes foldables mainstream

A foldable that's absolutely worth the money.

Motorola Razr Plus falls to new lowest-ever price

If you are looking for a foldable phone that doesn’t break the bank then Motorola’s Razr Plus which was launched earlier this year available at its lowest price ever. This deal comes from Amazon, offering a hefty discount on the Razr Plus unlocked variant. Motorola’s latest foldable Razr Plus with a big cover screen is down to $800 from its retail price of $1000. You are saving $200 on a recently released foldable smartphone which is very rare to get this type of deal. The plus point is that the Moto Razr Plus is an unlocked model which means it’s compatible with any carrier, so you can choose your likes of Carrier here. Hurry up, snag this deal before it gets out of stock. Why you should consider the Moto Razr Plus?In our review, we praised the Moto Razr Plus foldable smartphone for its fully functioning cover screen that lets you almost every app on it flawlessly, its compact, lightweight design, and its powerful processor making it a perfect foldable smartphone in the realm of foldable markets.You get Qualcomm’s flagship chipset in the Razr Plus smartphone, powering the smartphone with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor coupled with ample 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage. The processor is powerful enough to tackle whatever you throw at it, ensuring smooth and reliable performance. What makes the Razr Plus even more attractive is its compact and lightweight ergonomic design which easily fits in a pocket. It sports a stunning 6.9-inch pOLED ultrasmooth display and a big 3.6-inch cover screen that lets you handle everything without unfolding the phone. The 12MP + 13MP dual rear camera setup at the back captures pretty solid camera shots and a couple of new features such as different camera modes offer crisper and sharper shots and a Flex view allows you to take pictures from different angles. On the front, it has a 32MP selfie camera for capturing stunning selfies. It packs a 3,800mAh battery that easily lasts a day on a single charge. 

Motorola just launched a new foldable smartphone to take on the Galaxy Z Fold 5

Motorola unveiled two new foldable smartphones- the Moto Razr Plus and Moto Razr earlier this year in the market. However, only the Razr Plus has reached the US market but now Motorola announced a standard Moto Razr smartphone in the US. The standard variant is not much different from the higher-end variant with just a few changes in terms of design and internals. The notable change is Moto Razr 2023 comes with a smaller cover screen compared to the Razr Plus. Starting at just $699, the Moto Razr is the cheapest foldable available in the US markets right now. While the higher-end variant the Razr Plus (review) starts at $999- there is a significant margin of $300 between both models. Up front, the Razr flaunts a stunning 6.9-inch FHD+ pOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rates ensuring seamless scrolling and gaming. You get a small 1.5-inch cover screen on the back. It features a dual rear camera setup at the back- a 64MP main camera with OIS (optical Image Stabilization) support and a 13MP ultra-wide shooter for capturing breathtaking wide-angle shots. A 32MP snapper on the front offers a crisp and clear selfie. Under the hood, the Moto Razr is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset paired with 128GB of storage. The smartphone has Corning Gorilla Glass Protection on top and on the back there is a premium vegan leather finish that offers a comfortable grip in hand. It runs on Android 13 based on MyUX UI out of the box. The Razr houses a massive 4,200mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging and 5W wireless charging tech. As a part of the launch offer, Motorola offering straight $100 off on the original $699 retail price which brings down pricing to $599. It comes in Sage Green, Cherry Blossom, Vanilla Cream, and Summer Lilac color options. Pre-orders already started while the open sales will commence on October 19 through Motorola.com, Amazon, and other authorized resellers.

Motorola announced its new mid-range smartphone- the Edge 2023

Earlier this year, Motorola launched the Edge+ 2023 smartphone now the firm is continuing its Edge series portfolio with the launch of the new midrange Motorola Edge 2023 smartphone to the market. Motorola offers a premium curved glass aesthesis, MediaTek’s mid-range chipset, long-lasting battery life, and leather back finish at a starting price of $599. Design-wise, the new Edge 2023 shares a similar look to the predecessor but Motorola tweaked some hardware-sided things here. Motorola went with MediaTek for the new Edge 2023 smartphone, powering the Edge 2023 by MediaTek’s Dimensity 7030 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device boots Android 13 based on MyUX out of the box. However, there is no word on the software support from the Motorola. You get the same dual rear camera setup at the back, featuring a 50MP primary sensor with OIS support paired with a 13MP ultrawide lens. Motorola offers a bunch of new camera features including Active Photos, Night Vision, HDR, 4K at 30fps, and more. There’s a 32MP snapper on the front that captures high-resolution selfies and video chats. Motorola packs a stunning 6.6-inch FHD+ curved OLED display with a whooping 144Hz refresh rate, up to 1200 nits of peak brightness, and HDR support. Furthermore, the device is rated IP-68 which means you can use it in wet weather conditions without even worrying about damage. The Edge 2023 houses a massive 4,400mAh battery with support for 68W fast charging support. Motorola claims that the device will last an entire day with just 10 minutes of charge. Additionally, Motorola offers a 15W wireless charging support and a 5W reverse charging support. The Motorola Edge 2023 retails at $599 and comes in sole Eclipse Black color with vegan leather finish. The smartphone is now available for purchase via Motorola’s official website, Amazon, and other authorized resellers. 

Motorola’s newest folding phone is cheaper than the iPhone 15

Motorola is finally launching its Razr (2023) folding phone in the U.S. — and it's a lot cheaper than you'd expect.

Motorola just launched a new Android phone to take on the Pixel 8

Get ready for another new Android phone! Motorola just announced its Edge (2023) handset, and it's even cheaper than the new Google Pixel 8.