Latest Motorola phone reviews

Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense
4.0 stars Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense By Cam Bunton

The Motorola G series has long been the go-to affordable phone to buy. Since being swallowed by Lenovo, however, Motorola's strategy has had to change to challenge with its competition.As a result the Moto G6 Play represents a big change for the series.... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: Mods and odds
3.5 stars Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: Mods and odds By Mike Lowe

The Moto Z is a phone series like no other: all devices have a magnetic rear plate onto which Moto Mods can be added to give their host phone different features and capabilities. From more battery capacity, to a zoom lens camera, pop-out keyboard, gaming... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: A big deal?
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: A big deal? By Mike Lowe

The Moto G has long been known as the affordable phone to beat. For 2018 it's changed its face, dabbling in a more premium finish for the series. The range has expanded, too, with big-battery G6 Play and higher-power G6 Plus joining the standard model... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 review: The affordable smartphone, reinvented
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G6 review: The affordable smartphone, reinvented By Mike Lowe

The Moto G. It's a phone that's been at the forefront of affordable since kicking off six generations ago, back in 2013. Almost five years on the Moto G6 represents a wholly different beast; this phone shakes-up the series more than any of its predecessors.With... Read more

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot
3.5 stars Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot By Mike Lowe

There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors have risen up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of... Read more

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons
4.0 stars Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons By Mike Lowe

Modular phones are in a rather interesting spot. At the end of 2016 Google canned Project Ara, its open-source modular mobile project. In 2017, the latest LG G-series unceremoniously ditched the company's lacklustre "Friends" modules. Motorola, on the... Read more

Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy
4.0 stars Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy By Mike Lowe

The Moto G has long been the king of affordable phones. But things have changed in recent years, with a wider array of choice and price points available. To combat the shifting market, the fifth-generation G-series comes in G5 or larger G5 Plus flavours,... Read more

Moto G5 Plus review: A big dose of premium, without the prohibitive price tag
4.5 stars Moto G5 Plus review: A big dose of premium, without the prohibitive price tag By Mike Lowe

Since 2014 the Moto G has been blowing the socks off the budget phone market. Back then it was the best budget handset by far. But boy do things move along quickly - and the Moto G5 Plus is a mirror of that in many respects.In just three short years... Read more

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods
4.0 stars Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods By Cam Bunton

Motorola has had something of a turbulent time over the past few years. Having moved from its own leadership to Google and then on to Lenovo, it has struggled to compete with the other big name brands at the flagship end of the smartphone market.With... Read more

Motorola Moto Z review: A modular muddle
3.5 stars Motorola Moto Z review: A modular muddle By Chris Hall

Motorola has seen more than its fair share of changes in the past few years. From Motorola to Google to Lenovo, we've seen Moto phones shift to US-only manufacture and away again, introduce Moto Maker and pose in Nexus clothing. Now firmly in the grips... Read more

Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G
Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G By Mike Lowe

Own-brand smartphones are a cheap way of getting a handset without the commitment of a contract - you simply buy and go with whichever carrier you fancy. Which is why the £199 of the Bush Spira E3X - which is effectively an "Argos phone" in the UK, given... Read more

Hasselblad True Zoom preview: The 10x optical zoom Moto Mod is finally here
Hasselblad True Zoom preview: The 10x optical zoom Moto Mod is finally here By Mike Lowe

There has long been talk of a Hasselblad Moto Mod camera module appearing for the Moto Z to transform it into a "proper" camera. And now it, under the True Zoom moniker, is finally here.At Lenovo's IFA press conference in Berlin we got to sample the new... Read more

Motorola Moto G4 Plus review: Plus and minus
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G4 Plus review: Plus and minus By Mike Lowe

When you think "Plus" in the phone world you tend to think extra large handset. It's all Apple's fault. But that's not precisely the case with the Moto G4 Plus: sure, it's pretty large with its 5.5-inch screen, but it's the same size as its Moto G4 brother.... Read more

Motorola Moto G4 review: Budget phone king goes large, remains in charge
4.5 stars Motorola Moto G4 review: Budget phone king goes large, remains in charge By Mike Lowe

Looking for a big yet affordable phone? That's Motorola's play with the fourth-gen Moto G - aptly titled the G4, finally putting to bed the confusingly same-name previous three generations - which dons a 5.5-inch screen and, therefore, an inevitably large... Read more

Motorola Moto Force review: Not all it’s cracked up to be
3.5 stars Motorola Moto Force review: Not all it’s cracked up to be By Mike Lowe

Butterfingers? The Moto Force might be the ideal flagship phone for those prone to dropping their smartphone on the regs, as its the first handset to offer a shatterproof screen. Well, if you discount the Droid Turbo 2, the name of the very same handset... Read more

Motorola Moto X Style review: Chic but not stand-out
4.0 stars Motorola Moto X Style review: Chic but not stand-out By Chris Hall

When Motorola announced there wouldn't be just one Moto X in its latest update, but two, it was a time for celebration. Two models from a family that's been generally solid, giving more of that Moto magic and a new option for Android fans.The Moto X Play... Read more

Motorola Moto X Play review: Big-battery beauty
4.5 stars Motorola Moto X Play review: Big-battery beauty By Chris Hall

Motorola has doubled-up its Moto X devices in 2015, offering two different models in this popular family. The Moto X Style is the larger model with more advanced specs, with the Moto X Play (reviewed here) the more natural replacement for the previous... Read more

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace
4.5 stars Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace By Britta O'Boyle

When the original Motorola Moto G arrived back in September 2013, it shook up the smartphone market from top to bottom. It didn't just make people realise a smartphone a fifth the price of a flagship could offer decent performance, it also forced the... Read more

Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on)
Motorola Moto X Play: Serious cameras for your money (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Motorola has launched a second variant of the Moto X Style smartphone in this third generation, the Moto X Play.The Moto X Play is an affordable variant of the Moto X Style that is designed to offer high-end specs for an affordable price.The Moto X Play... Read more

Motorola Moto G (2015) review: Budget big screen adds 4G, lacks new design thrills
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G (2015) review: Budget big screen adds 4G, lacks new design thrills By Mike Lowe

When the original Moto G was unveiled back in 2013 it blew other budget phones out of the water. Its 2014 follow-up threw its weight at a larger screen size and, bizarrely, ditched 4G connectivity in the process. That's where the Moto G 2015 comes in... Read more

Motorola Moto E (2015) review: The budget phone to beat
4.5 stars Motorola Moto E (2015) review: The budget phone to beat By Mike Lowe

The original Motorola Moto E is an awesome budget smartphone, but largely because, at £89, it's so cheap. Its follow-up, the second-generation 2015 model, makes a few nips and tucks to the original's design principles, adds a slightly bigger screen and... Read more

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
4.5 stars Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel By Chris Hall

The Motorola Moto X has been reformed for its second generation model, with a brand new handset for 2014. It carries the Moto X name, and offers the same customisation options that the original offered. Originally launching off the back of the "made... Read more

Motorola Moto G (2014) review
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G (2014) review By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola announced the original Moto G in November last year and it ended up becoming one of the greatest phones of 2013 thanks to its performance, lovely design and, perhaps most importantly, a budget £135 price tag.It was a game-changer in the smartphone arena,... Read more

Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on)
Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on) By Stuart Miles

And you thought the Bluetooth headset was only to be worn by taxi drivers and people that feel they are far more imporant than you. Well guess what - that might be about to change if Motorola has its way with the Moto Hint, a new Bluetooth headset.Amongst... Read more

Motorola Moto E review
4.5 stars Motorola Moto E review By Britta O'Boyle

When Motorola launched the Moto G smartphone last year, it said it wanted to offer "an affordable smartphone for people who don't want to compromise on quality, experience or style". It more than succeeded in that venture, and now its focus shifts to... Read more

Motorola Moto G review
5.0 stars Motorola Moto G review By Britta O'Boyle

A flagship smartphone from the likes of Sony, Samsung and HTC will cost you the best part of £600 off-contract and while you get all the bells and whistles with it, there is a lot more you can do with that kind of money. Well, that's what Motorola thinks:... Read more

Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)
4.5 stars Motorola Moto X review (UK edition) By Ian Morris

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is the second time we've reviewed the Motorola Moto X. This is not something we're going to make a habit of, but in this case we think there's a real need to look at the device as it launches in the UK.Not because... Read more

Motorola Moto G accessories: Hands on with the flip shell, grip shell and earphones
Motorola Moto G accessories: Hands on with the flip shell, grip shell and earphones By Britta O'Boyle

Motorola has officially unveiled its Moto G smartphone, and with it comes a stack of exciting accessories. The phone itself will cost only £135 for the 8GB model in UK and the accessories have a nice, cheap price to match.The Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch... Read more

Hands-on: Motorola Skip for Moto X review
Hands-on: Motorola Skip for Moto X review By Elyse Betters

The Motorola Skip comes in two forms for the price of one: there's a belt-clip-like attachment and trio of dots included in the box - each designed to wake and unlock your Moto X with a single tap. Even if you already have a PIN, passcode or pattern set... Read more

Custom design Motorola Moto X: We test out Moto Maker
Custom design Motorola Moto X: We test out Moto Maker By Elyse Betters

Moto Maker - the process of designing a custom Moto X smartphone - isn't for the indecisive. It's for the strong-minded; those who want to make a statement with their smartphone. And it's one of the biggest reasons to opt in for a Moto X over other smartphones.However... Read more

Motorola Moto X review
4.5 stars Motorola Moto X review By Elyse Betters

There are only a few smartphones that release every year and actually turn heads, and the Motorola Moto X is supposed to be one of them. It's Motorola's first flagship since becoming a Google-owned company, so people are watching closely and eagerly.But... Read more

Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini pictures and hands-on
Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini pictures and hands-on By Elyse Betters

Motorola and Verizon have just announced the latest additions - or refresh - to their Droid line-up, with two high-end handsets in particular, the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, replacing last year's Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD.The Ultra and Maxx are... Read more

Motorola Razr HD
4.5 stars Motorola Razr HD By Ian Morris

We'll be honest. We've got HD fatigue, so when the Motorola Razr HD arrived in our office we didn't jump for joy. HD, we thought, big whoop, everything is HD these days, hell, they even make HD make-up for some reason. So what is Motorola up to here?... Read more

Motorola RAZR i
4.0 stars Motorola RAZR i By Chris Hall

The Motorola RAZR i is arguably the first mainstream Android handset to launch with an Intel chipset inside. There have been some predecessors, the Orange San Diego for example, but with the RAZR i slated to launch in Europe and Latin America, it has... Read more

Motorola Droid Razr M
4.0 stars Motorola Droid Razr M By Stuart Miles

The Motorola Droid Razr M is a mid-range Android smartphone from Motorola and designed for those who want something that works, won't break the bank, but still fits comfortably in their pocket - not everyone wants phones with huge screens, don't you know.... Read more

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD pictures and hands-on
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Motorola has announced a new version of the Droid Razr Maxx on Wednesday in New York City and Pocket-lint was on hand to grab a play. Should you "max out"?While the Razr HD is for those who want a good screen and a slim design, the Droid Razr Maxx HD... Read more

Hands-on: Motorola Razr Ice Cream Sandwich review
Hands-on: Motorola Razr Ice Cream Sandwich review By Ian Morris

When the Razr came out at the end of last year, we maintained that it was a more exciting phone than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That's mainly because the Razr is an impressive-looking device. It's rugged and stylish - we've dropped ours countless times,... Read more

Motorola Motosmart pictures and hands-on
Motorola Motosmart pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

In the bustling budget mobile phone market, Motorola has introduced the Motosmart - an Android-enabled smartphone available for a penny under £100 outside of contract. If you want to sign up via T-Mobile then a mere £7 per month is all that's needed.Pocket-lint... Read more

Motorola Razr Maxx
4.0 stars Motorola Razr Maxx By Ian Morris

We have been using the Motorola Razr for quite a long time now. It's a phone that we've honestly fallen in love with. It's styling is unique and interesting, it's tough without looking like a builder's phone and it's been a sturdy and reliable companion.Apart... Read more

Motorola Motoluxe
3.5 stars Motorola Motoluxe By Chris Hall

The Motorola Motoluxe is an entry-level device, despite Motorola positioning the handset as a fashionista accessory. As such, it lacks the high-end features and specs you'll find on many handsets, but in return it won't cost you an arm and a leg to buy.But... Read more

Verizon Droid 4 by Motorola pictures and hands-on
Verizon Droid 4 by Motorola pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Droid range in the US on Verizon has always had a special place in many people's hearts. It might be big, it might be a tad on the ugly side, but it has a full QWERTY keyboard for those that still have a love for the hard button rather than touch... Read more

Motorola Defy Mini pictures and hands-on
Motorola Defy Mini pictures and hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Over in Las Vegas at CES, tucked away in a deep and dark corner of the Motorola Booth, Pocket-lint spotted the Motorola Defy Mini - one of two budget Android devices announced by the Google-owned (nearly) company earlier this month (along with the Motoluxe).The... Read more

Motorola Defy+
2.0 stars Motorola Defy+ By Ian Morris

So, you're looking for a rugged handset that can see you through the day-to-day struggle of your hectic life. In that case, you might be considering the Motorola Defy+. The follow up to, you guessed it, the Defy, the new handset offers a few improvements... Read more

Motorola RAZR
4.0 stars Motorola RAZR By Ian Morris

If nothing else, 2011 has been an exciting year for phones that aren't the iPhone. Android continues its evolution, new handsets are popping up all the time and many of them are stunning. Two of the biggest this year are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and this,... Read more

Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on
Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

Motorola like its accessories and we got the chance to play with some of them at the European launch of the new Motorola RAZR on Wednesday. One of the accessories that caught our eye was the new Smart Controller, which is a clever Bluetooth remote for... Read more

Motorola Droid Bionic
4.0 stars Motorola Droid Bionic By Mark Harris

It would be cool if the Droid Bionic followed the same storyline as Steve Austin’s cybernetic TV show. Motorola, a company barely alive. A Google voiceover saying we have the technology, we can rebuild it. Then a better, stronger, faster Android phone... Read more

Motorola Droid 3
3.5 stars Motorola Droid 3 By Mark Harris

Few companies get a second bite at the mobile cherry. Motorola took its initially awesome RAZR phone and flogged it until it wasn’t just a dead horse but little more than neatly canned dog food. With the company’s handset business on the brink of... Read more

Motorola Photon 4G hands-on
Motorola Photon 4G hands-on By Lydia Leavitt

At a fanfare event in New York City, Pocket-lint was on hand to hear Sprint announce the release of two new Motorola phones running on Android: the Triumph and the Photon 4G.Kicking off, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Motorola’s Sanjay Jha took the stage... Read more

Motorola Atrix
4.0 stars Motorola Atrix By Chris Hall

The Motorola Atrix isn’t just a mobile phone handset, it’s a story. It’s a story that draws into sharp contrast the convergence that has been going on in the mobile space for a number of years. Motorola aren’t just launching a high-end handset... Read more

Motorola Pro hands-on
Motorola Pro hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Motorola Droid Pro has broken out of America and is heading to Europe, debuting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday morning.The new smartphone, well new to the UK at least, will sport a full multi-touch 3.1-inch screen atop of a QWERTY... Read more