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# 177301 29-Jul-2015 09:36
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The new Motorola X 2015 (Moto X Style and Moto X Play (midrange)) have been announced. The specs look quite exciting http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_x_style_and_moto_x_play_announced_with_21mp_cameras-news-13278.php

Larger batteries, larger screens, better cameras, front facing flash - and priced quite affordable as well.

Personally, I found the Moto X 2014 to be a very good size and would have been perfectly happy if they kept that form factor and increased the battery (along with the other enhancements). As I mentioned in the OP2 thread, a 1440p display isn't a big deal (compared to a 1080p).

The Moto X Play seems to be quite a competitor to the OP2 in terms of size and features - but it is under powered when compared to the OP2 (it has a 615 chipset which isnt capable of 4K video). But being priced at $299 usd, this does seem to be quite a good device!

Moto G was also announced and again retains the crown of one of the best budget phones out there in my opinion.

Now to wait for the reviews and the battery ratings of the Moto X Style (with its 1440p screen). Would also love to see what the review of the Moto X Play says - especially in terms of performances.

Anyone keen to buy these? What are the current Moto X owners thoughts, has Motorola improved any obvious weaknesses from its previous flagship?

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  # 1354149 29-Jul-2015 09:42
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I received the press release this morning, for Australia:


 

It might not be something we like to admit, but we’re all in serious relationships with our phones.

We trust them with our most personal questions, photos, stories and secrets. They never leave our sides. Most of us have slept with our phone1. And nearly 1 in 5 people would be more willing to give up seeing their significant other, showering or sleeping than having to go without their smartphone for a weekend1. Now that’s devotion.

But let’s face it, most of the time, these relationships are one-sided. Our phones simply aren’t as devoted to us as we are to them. They desert us with a dead battery when we need them the most, embarrass us during important meetings, and pester us while we’re driving, demanding we take our eyes off the road to pay attention to them. And needless to say, most of the time, our phones rarely match our personal style. No wonder less than half of people say they are happy with their phone.

At Motorola, we believe everyone deserves the choice of a better mobile relationship. One that is personal, fulfilling, stands the test of time and fits your budget.

Your phone should know you by the sound of your voice, but also realize when you want to be left alone. It should keep you safe with easy-to-access, hands-free control. It should grow with you, learning your preferences and habits, getting better over time. And it certainly should be with you for the long haul: durable, water-repellant, and backed up with lifetime customer service.

Today we are announcing the next generations of our most popular phones — Moto G and Moto X — giving you the mobile relationship you never knew existed. The new phones feature best in class cameras, meaningful software experiences and personalization options - all at exceptional prices.

The new Moto G: The phone that’s always there for you.

The new Moto G is ready to weather any storm with you, literally, thanks to IPX7-rated protection and Corning Gorilla Glass, so you’re safe from accidental drops into water2as well as unsightly scrapes and scratches on your display. With an all-day battery3, it won’t ever bail on you when you need it most and it’s ready to capture new memories with a flick of the wrist with a 13 megapixel camera. Personalize Moto G with Motorola Shells available in a variety of colors.

The new Moto X family: Finally, phones that love you back.

Announcing two editions to offer you even more choice:

Moto X Play With up to 48-hours of battery life and a water-repellant design, Moto X Play will love you back day and night, rain or shine. Stay connected on your commute, at work, at play and whenever you need it most—and still have enough battery to get you into the next day. Take brilliant photos and stunning videos with its 21 megapixel camera, and show them off on the edge-to-edge 5.5-inch HD display. And living up to its name, get all the power you need for gaming, streaming and multi-tasking at the speed of life with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor.

Moto X Style Looking for a phone that doesn’t compromise, offers powerful performance, and looks gorgeous all at the same time? Then the bold new Moto X Style is for you. We certainly wouldn’t call it “Style” if it didn’t complement yours. In Australia we’ll be introducing real wood grains so your phone can be as unique as you are. Immerse yourself in entertainment with an expansive 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display that’s enhanced by rich stereo sound, take crystal-clear photos and video with its radically improved 21 megapixel camera, or look your best whether you’re taking selfies or video chatting with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera featuring a wide angle lens and selfie flash. And when your battery needs a boost, the world's fastest charging smartphone4 will get 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging with TurboPower. With all three of these new smartphones, we’ve used some of the most advanced camera technologies available, so Moto X Style now boasts one of the best cameras in the industry. You can take crystal-clear photos and video with the 21-megapixel camera or look your best in selfies or video chats with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera featuring a wide angle lens and selfie flash.

Australian Availability

We’ve made sure that every Moto phone is offered at an amazingly competitive price and delivers premium value. In Australia, local availability, pricing and distribution plans for the Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style will be confirmed in the near future.





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  # 1354153 29-Jul-2015 09:45
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Quite interested myself. A little gutted they didn't include OIS in the camera or AMOLED screens. But the early words from the camera have it rated alongside the G4 and S6, which is great. SO we shall see.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1354184 29-Jul-2015 10:18
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I will wait till the end of the year after they release the new Droid XXXXX. Because last year the Moto X 2nd feels like a toy after a month they released the Droid Turbo which has all the useful Moto feature Moto X has plus the huge battery and better screen/CPU etc...

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  # 1354262 29-Jul-2015 11:24
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Oh the moto x play looks good
only 2 gigs of ram but really big battery and it covers our LTE bands, 3 and 28.

Hoping we are 1 of the 55 countries to get it :)

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  # 1354759 29-Jul-2015 18:35
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My wife is after a phablet because her Nexus 7 is now such a dog. As the US price for the style is $399 the NZ price about $1000?




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  # 1354785 29-Jul-2015 18:54
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old3eyes: My wife is after a phablet because her Nexus 7 is now such a dog. As the US price for the style is $399 the NZ price about $1000?


The nexus 6 is really nice if you are after a phablet

$700 at PBtech


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  # 1354791 29-Jul-2015 19:00
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mrtoken:
old3eyes: My wife is after a phablet because her Nexus 7 is now such a dog. As the US price for the style is $399 the NZ price about $1000?


The nexus 6 is really nice if you are after a phablet

$700 at PBtech


The Nexus 6 . is my first choice for her but with GST it's $804 at PB Tech. I'll be interested to see what the Moto X goes for here. Bet Spark once again won't be selling it.




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  # 1354802 29-Jul-2015 19:16
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Ah poop lol.

Probably why I was able to get my 2014 Moto X for just shy of 700 recently.

Boof up from my S3 which started crawling with how many services and much RAM google play store now hogs!!! *ahem*
Found it to be very similar but snappy. The usable screen size when the buttons are up is the same as the S3, lasts a bit longer, lollipop and has some neat talking/voice features which make up for it to go with my Moto360

Camera is hopeless compared to my S3 however. I was prepared given the reviews, but dang awful Flat-as dullness best be fixed in the new one

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  # 1354816 29-Jul-2015 19:38
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let's hope price in NZ will stay just right. but $299 in US, looks like I need a Hawaian holiday booked for New Years :)




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  # 1354907 29-Jul-2015 21:47
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Yeah no chance Im buying from NZ. We still get smashed on the price in comparison. Import for me.



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  # 1363274 11-Aug-2015 22:38
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I had a look at the moto x play version - this seems like its going to be quite a phone. Any idea when and if it will be available in the NZ market. 

Had a good think about the moto x style - i don't think the 1080p screen of the Moto x play is a deal breaker. In fact, the battery on the Moto x play would more than make up for what it lacks in the screen department. The only thing I would be thinking about is the processor. 

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  # 1363478 12-Aug-2015 10:09
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The Moto X Play looks like a great phone  but I guess it will be a $6~700 handset by the time it is available here in NZ and essentially does very little more than a $300 VF Smart Ultra, the main differences that i can see are twin front speakers, 21MP camera, gorilla glass 3, IP52, 3650mAh battery

All great features but worth double the buy-in price? 

Based on Motorola's current performance though i expect they will do a far better job of keeping it updated though

@Krishant007 the SD615 is a very capable processor, i would not be too concerned about it not keeping up, compared to the SD600 in my old M7 it feels significantly faster, its not going ot be as fast as today's flagships but is that critical?

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  # 1395731 28-Sep-2015 13:18
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Would anyone consider using NZ Post's YouShop's service to buy the Moto X Style from the US website?   I'm also oogling at the Moto 360 watch (2nd gen) which is just so beautiful.

It's a real damn shame that the NZ market is so slow at getting new smartphone tech.  

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  # 1395758 28-Sep-2015 13:49
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kirinlager007: Would anyone consider using NZ Post's YouShop's service to buy the Moto X Style from the US website?   I'm also oogling at the Moto 360 watch (2nd gen) which is just so beautiful.

It's a real damn shame that the NZ market is so slow at getting new smartphone tech.  


Motorola don't ship to freight forwarders - unless something has changed in the lat 6 months.

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  # 1395832 28-Sep-2015 15:10
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wasabi2k:
kirinlager007: Would anyone consider using NZ Post's YouShop's service to buy the Moto X Style from the US website?   I'm also oogling at the Moto 360 watch (2nd gen) which is just so beautiful.

It's a real damn shame that the NZ market is so slow at getting new smartphone tech.  


Motorola don't ship to freight forwarders - unless something has changed in the lat 6 months.


It hasn't. They're still absolute a$$holes about it.

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