Latest Motorola phone buyer's guides

Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto Z3 vs Z3 Play vs Z2 Play vs Z2 Force: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

There's two new Moto Z handsets for 2018: the Z3 and Z3 Play. The former is a US exclusive, in essence replacing the Z2 Force, while the latter updates the Z2 Play.For this new generation there's no Force edition to be found, however, so how do the new... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G6 Play: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

The Motorola G has a longstanding reputation as the affordable phone to beat. Well, that used to be the case. With the advancement of Chinese competition, Motorola in 2018 is taking a different tack by delivering no less than three Moto G6 phones: the... Read more

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto G6 vs Moto X4 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?
Motorola Moto C vs Moto E5 vs Moto G6 vs Moto X4 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has started updates to its phones for 2018, announcing new Moto E and Moto G devices, meaning there's a huge range of Moto handsets available.There are two Moto Cs, two/three Moto Es, three Moto Gs, the Moto X and two Moto Zs at the moment and... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus vs G5S vs G5S Plus: What are all these Moto phones?
Motorola Moto G5 vs G5 Plus vs G5S vs G5S Plus: What are all these Moto phones? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo has already announced nine Motorola smartphones this year. Yes nine. Four of those sit in the Moto G range with the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus released at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the newer, "special edition" Moto G5S and Moto G5S... Read more

Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z vs Moto Z Force: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced a second Moto Z device in the form of the Moto Z2 Force. It joins the Moto Z2 Play as the tougher and more premium device and with it marks the last of the Z devices being announced this year.That means there will be no "standard"... Read more

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?
Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

There will be no second-generation Moto Z2 in 2017. Instead it's a choice between the battery-heavy Z2 Play or all-powerful Z2 Force (which isn't a Verizon exclusive in the States like the original Z Droid model, hence name change).At first glance both... Read more

Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus vs Moto E3 (2015): What's the difference?
Moto E4 vs Moto E4 Plus vs Moto E3 (2015): What's the difference? By Mike Lowe

Given the announcement of the ultra-budget Moto C and refresh of Moto G (in the G5 and G5 Plus models) in 2017, we weren't entirely convinced that Lenovo would continue to produce the Moto E series.But produce it has, and in two guises: the Moto E4... Read more

Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference?
Moto Z2 Play vs Z Play: What’s the difference? By Mike Lowe

On 1 June Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play, the second-generation Moto Mods compatible smartphone in the mid-level Z-series lineup.With Moto Mods - clip-on magnetic accessories, which magnetically attach as the rear plate of any Z-series phone - remaining... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto G5 vs Moto G4: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two devices add a more premium finish to last year's models, while also improving in several areas.You can read how the Moto G5 Plus compares to the G4 Plus in our separate... Read more

Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017, bringing the next generation of its budget smartphones to the market.The two devices feature very similar designs, aside from a few differences here and there, but they are a big... Read more

Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?
Honor 6X vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Chinese manufacturer Honor announced at CES 2017 that it would be bringing its 6X smartphone to the US and Europe. The device arrives in early January for £225 and it brings with it some pretty impressive specs for the cash.Here is how the Honor 6X compares... Read more

Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Z vs Moto Z Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola offers both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play in the UK. The two devices can both be used with Moto Mods and they are both customisable through Moto Maker.The Moto Z starts at £499, while the Moto Z Play starts at £370, but how do they differ?We... Read more

Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose?
Motorola Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus vs Moto G4 Play vs Moto G (2015): Which should you choose? By Britta O'Boyle

The king of budget smartphones - the Moto G - has been updated, again. There isn't just one model marking the fourth generation of the handset though, instead Lenovo-owned Motorola announced three - the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play.The... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G3 (2015): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a flurry of smartphones this year, one of which is the new Moto E.It's being called the Moto E3 and it offers some pretty decent specs for its £99.95 price tag. With last year's Moto G now starting at just £129 though,... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto G4 vs G4 Plus vs G4 Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced several smartphones this year, including a new Moto Z range, a refreshed Moto G range comprising three devices alone and an updated Moto E.The Moto G range and Moto E both sit within the budget end of the market, but with four... Read more

Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E3 (2016) vs Moto E (2015): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched several phones this year, hitting a range of price points. The Moto Z aims for the higher end of the market, the Moto G falls towards to lower end of the mid-range, while the latest Moto E continues to fulfill the budget... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference?
Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Plus: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced four devices this year comprising the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the more recent Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The Moto G4 and G4 Plus target the budget end of the smartphone market, while the Moto Z and Moto Z Force aim for... Read more

Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared
Moto Z vs Moto X: Force, Style, Play compared By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo-owned Motorola announced its latest flagship smartphones at the beginning of June in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.The two devices succeed the Moto X range of devices, of which there were three announced last year, but what else is different... Read more

Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 vs LG G5: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Motorola took to the stage at Lenovo Tech World 2016 to unveil the new Moto Z. This new super smartphone replaces the Moto X as the flagship Moto device. It's packed with flagship specs and innovation, looking to offer you something a little different,... Read more

Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto X Force vs Moto X Style vs Moto X Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has very quietly announced the Moto X Force, which brings the 2015 Moto X offering to three models if you ignore the Moto X Style Pure Edition.The Moto X Force brings with it flagship specs and a slightly more expensive price than the Moto X... Read more

OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference?
OnePlus X vs Nexus 5X, One A9, Moto X Play, Galaxy A5, Xperia M5: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus X, bringing the company's smartphone portfolio to three.The new OnePlus X follows quickly on from the OnePlus 2 "flagship killer", offering OnePlus fans a smaller and more manageable handset, but how does it... Read more

LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference?
LG V10 vs Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, Nexus 6P, Moto X Style and LG G4: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced a new Android superphone going by the name of V10. It is the first of a new line of "V" smartphones, which will set a focus on premium specs and materials.The LG V10 has some interesting features up its sleeve including two displays,... Read more

Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference?
Nexus 6P vs S6 edge Plus, Moto X Style, LG G4, Xperia Z5 Premium, Mate S: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced its new Nexus smartphones, introducing the world to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.The two devices were heavily rumoured in the run up to their unveiling, leaving little to the imagination. We have compared the Nexus 5X to what we consider... Read more

Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference?
Nexus 5X vs Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5, OnePlus 2, Moto G and Moto X Play: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced the much-anticipated Nexus 5X following months of rumours. The new device was unveiled during an event in San Francisco, stepping in to replace the 2-year-old Nexus 5.You can read about how the Nexus 5X compares to the Nexus 5 here,... Read more

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?
OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference? By Elyse Betters

It's been a big week for smartphones.Motorola has just unveiled its latest Moto X, called the Moto X Play, and OnePlus finally showed off the successor to its immensely-popular OnePlus One flagship. Both devices run Android (well, the OnePlus 2 has Lollipop-based... Read more

Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference?
Moto G 2015 (third-gen) vs Moto X Play: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has been busy - launching not one but three new smartphones at an event in London and New York. It has introduced a new contender to its budget Moto G range, as well as two additions to the Moto X line.Both the Moto G and the Moto X were originally... Read more

Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference?
Moto G 2015 (second-gen) vs Moto G 2015 (third-gen): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola introduced the first Moto G back in 2013 and it was a delightful device, delivering impressive specs for a low price and consequently causing upheaval in the budget handset world.Since that 4.5-inch original (2013, first-gen), we have seen a... Read more

Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference?
Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced three new devices at a launch event in London, including two new additions to the Moto X flagship range. The Moto X line was originally introduced in 2013 and it has seen annual updates since, making this the third generation of... Read more

Motorola Moto E (2015) vs Motorola Moto E (2014): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E (2015) vs Motorola Moto E (2014): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced the successor to its popular Moto E smartphone, improving a couple of the key specifications, as well as introducing 4G LTE connectivity to the budget handset.The company is calling it the "new Moto E" and while it may be the cheapest... Read more

Motorola Moto Maxx vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto Maxx vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has announced the newest addition to its smartphone line-up with the Moto Maxx. Although it is only destined for Latin American countries for now, it's a force to be reckoned with. It appears to be the non-Verizon version of the Droid Turbo.The... Read more

Motorola Droid Turbo vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference?
Motorola Droid Turbo vs Google Nexus 6: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

The Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid Turbo is official, and it looks like a powerhouse.You're probably wondering how it compares to the Google Nexus 6, one of the most anticipated devices of the year (also made by Motorola). We've counted the blows, or... Read more

Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Moto G (2013): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G (2014) vs Moto G (2013): What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Motorola has just announced new versions of its Moto X and Moto G smartphones for 2014.Both handsets have undergone design and spec upgrades to make them as impressive as they were when they launched last year. In fact these are more impressive, especially... Read more

Motorola Moto X (2014) vs Moto X (2013): What's the difference?
Motorola Moto X (2014) vs Moto X (2013): What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Motorola has just announced new versions of its Moto X and Moto G smartphones for 2014.Both handsets have undergone design and spec upgrades to make them as impressive as they were when they launched last year. In fact these are more impressive, with prices... Read more

Motorola Moto E vs Moto G: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto E vs Moto G: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

When Motorola launched the Moto G, its aims were clear: to bring a quality device at a price that more could afford. It met those aims, producing a great device that was exceptional value for money - one of the best devices of 2013.Looking to repeat the... Read more

Moto X vs HTC One: What’s the difference?
Moto X vs HTC One: What’s the difference? By Elyse Betters

Motorola has announced that the UK will get the Moto X in February. Rejoice! And then sit down, because you've got some thinking to do in regards to whether the Moto X will be your next smartphone.After all, there is so much competition out there, such... Read more

Moto X vs Nexus 5: What’s the difference?
Moto X vs Nexus 5: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has launched the Moto X into the UK, bringing with it the same specs as the US version launched last year.We had a lot of love for the Moto X handset when we reviewed it in August 2013, so here we are putting it up against the Nexus 5, another... Read more

Moto X vs Moto G: What's the difference?
Moto X vs Moto G: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

Motorola has finally announced that the Moto X is coming to the UK on 1 February, to expand its family of mid-range smartphones. Currently, the Moto G sits pretty in that category, so a KitKat-sporting sibling is welcome.There are a few differences between... Read more

Motorola Moto G vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G vs Nexus 4: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

The Motorola Moto G is the latest handset from the Google-owned phone manufacturer and therefore will be of some interest to those who follow the Android developer's progress. It's also reasonably inexpensive, so is more of a competitor to Google's OEM... Read more

Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: What’s the difference?
Motorola Moto G vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has just announced the Moto G mid-range smartphone as its UK response to the Moto X, available only in the US.But how does it compare to the current competition in the mid-range market? We have compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to see... Read more

Motorola Moto G vs HTC One mini: What's the difference?
Motorola Moto G vs HTC One mini: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

You might have heard by now that another smartphone has joined the mid-range party, this time from Motorola in the form of its Moto G.We have been comparing it to a number of other mid-range smartphones that it competes with in terms of specs, and this... Read more

Moto X vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?
Moto X vs Nexus 4: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Motorola’s Moto X smartphone has finally been unveiled. It’s a svelte device with hundreds of colour options, and it uniquely listens for voice commands and is able to brighten portions of the display to serve up incoming notifications.The first smartphone... Read more

Motorola RAZR vs Samsung Galaxy S II
Motorola RAZR vs Samsung Galaxy S II By Hunter Skipworth

Motorola has just announced a serious thorn in the Galaxy S II's side, unleashing a handset that boasts specs just a hair's width apart from the Samsung flagship model. Both are their respective company's flagship Android handsets, but which one emerges... Read more

Nexus One vs Motorola Milestone vs iPhone 3GS
Nexus One vs Motorola Milestone vs iPhone 3GS By Dan Sung

It was all so simple, wasn't it? You've saved your Christmas pennies, you've skimped on Auntie Joyce's gift, gave the in-laws something you got free from work and finally you have the cash in your hands to pick yourself up a top-end smartphone with the... Read more