This may be the best 8 Motorola phones ever How many have you used?

Best 8 Motorola phones ever How many used?

【PhoneAuto】Motorola can be said to be the most influential brand in the early days of the entire mobile phone industry. Its most iconic models have consolidated its position in the mobile phone market and shaped the future of the industry. Flip phones were once a must-have accessory for everyone from business people to celebrities. The rise of smartphones witnessed Motorola’s transformation towards producing cost-effective devices, laying the blueprint for the emerging mid-range smartphone market.

moto razr 2022

After several years of ups and downs, Motorola has been back on track in recent years. According to the ranking of key global smartphone manufacturers in the first quarter of 2023 published by research firm Canalys, Lenovo’s Motorola smartphones have achieved impressive sales performance in the first quarter: once again entering the top five in Europe and firmly ranking second in Latin America!

Impressive performance of Motorola in the first quarter

Although there is room for improvement in China, in fact, Motorola is still very popular in mobile phone markets such as the United States and Brazil. The reason why it can achieve such excellent results is because in some cases, Motorola is a powerful alternative to smartphones that are twice as expensive. Simply put, Motorola phones offer high cost performance. With this feature, Motorola was once extremely popular in history.

The following eight phones represent the best products offered by Motorola during the period from being a technology fashion leader in the early years to becoming one of the most valuable smartphone manufacturers in the market again.

Motorola’s biggest advantage as a smartphone manufacturer is not in making the most powerful phones on the market, but in being able to pack a lot of features into reasonably priced devices. The first generation Moto G is a good example – it proved to be a powerful and durable smartphone, with a price lower than most major competitors. Its value for money left a deep impression on us, and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor beat flagship phones released just two years ago in benchmark tests.

Moto G

It also has an impressive battery life, lasting over two days on a single charge. However, its biggest selling point is that the 8GB version can be purchased for $179 (about RMB 1246), and the 16GB version for $199 (about RMB 1385). Its performance, build quality, and impressive affordability prove that Motorola is a force to be reckoned with in the mid-to-low-end Android market, especially with the G series, which has been a highlight of the brand for many years.

The Razr V3 started the trend of flip phones. It was initially expected to sell 800,000 units, but ended up selling over 100 million. It was unlike any product Motorola had produced before – it was stylish, futuristic, and most importantly, very thin for its time. By using celebrities as early adopters, Motorola successfully made the Razr a must-have device at the time, even though its reign was shortened by the launch of the iPhone in 2007.

Motorola Razr V3

It’s worth noting that its unique design meant that some compromises had to be made to accommodate its hardware – the thick “chin” at the bottom of the phone housed the antenna to make the flip screen as thin as possible. Its aluminum body also made it feel more high-end than other phones of the time, and its backlit keyboard made it feel more futuristic than any phone before it. In a way, the Razr became the iconic image of Motorola in the minds of a generation of phone buyers, leaving a lasting impression even after the company transitioned into a smartphone manufacturer.

It may not be the best-selling product, but the Moto Z2 Play makes full use of Motorola’s innovative Moto Mods system and unexpectedly wins users’ favor. Especially, the JBL SoundBoost 2 is a very popular accessory supplement, which turns Z2 Play into a compact portable speaker.

Moto Z2 Play

The idea of Moto Mods is to develop a series of officially supported accessories to enhance the functionality of Motorola smartphones. This is similar to the concept of “modular” smartphones, except that Mods are connected by magnets installed on the back of the phone. Z2 Play is one of the best Motorola smartphones to apply this concept. However, even without Mods, Z2 Play is also very outstanding.

The StarTAC is the first flip phone ever, launched in 1996, which promoted the popularity of mobile phones in the United States. It retailed for $1,000 (approximately RMB 7,000) at the time, but it was different from any previous products – small, lightweight, and easy to carry. Motorola claimed it could be “worn as a fashion accessory” and it was equipped with cutting-edge vibration function, allowing users to answer calls without the need for ringtones.

Motorola StarTAC

The screen size of this phone is only 1.75 inches, and the antenna extends from the back and can be hidden when not in use. It weighs only 3.1 ounces (about 88g), lighter than any other similar phone, which means it can be attached to a belt, put in a handbag, or placed in a pocket – this was a revolution at the time. The success of StarTAC helped set the blueprint for other phone manufacturers to follow until Motorola’s own Razr flip phone appeared and once again changed the entire industry.

The Moto Edge (2022) has been dubbed the “king of mid-range phones” by foreign media. It beats its main competitor, the Google Pixel 6a, in software, and with a 144Hz OLED screen and wireless charging, the price of this phone is impressive.

Moto Edge (2022)

It also continues Motorola’s tradition of innovation, adding the Ready For function. By connecting to a display and keyboard, you can turn your smartphone into a laptop.

After a disappointing start with the first generation Moto X, the 2014 version of Motorola’s flagship found the perfect balance between hardware, design, and an attractive price. It addressed many criticisms consumers had of its predecessor, adopting a higher-quality metal structure and significantly improved 1080P 5.2-inch AMOLED display. Compared to many competitors, its software is closer to regular Android.

Moto X

It also includes many new and improved features, including Moto Display and Moto Voice. The latter is an improved version of Google Assistant, allowing users to do anything from posting on Facebook to finding a YouTube video to watch, all without touching their phone. Despite a few less successful attempts before, the Moto X (2014) proved that Motorola could actually produce a powerful, desirable flagship phone that could compete with and even surpass well-known brands in some ways. At the time, this phone was the most customizable phone on the market, and it can be said that it had the best feel of any Android phone.

The Moto G200 5G, released at the end of 2021, fully meets people’s expectations for Motorola phones: strong performance, attractive design, and an attractive affordable price. It is aimed at the Pixel 6 and in some respects offers better value than its Google-branded competitor. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ mobile platform, a 144Hz 6.8-inch screen, and a 108 million pixel main camera—all of which do not seem out of place on the latest flagship products in the market at the time.

Moto G200 5G

In order to keep the price reasonable, Motorola only offers one memory configuration with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Its 16 million pixel front camera is slightly inferior to many competitors, but its rear triple camera setup makes up for it. It is also one of the fastest charging flagship products, with a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

The 2019 Razr foldable smartphone brought back one of Motorola’s most famous series, but it encountered quite a few initial problems in the first generation. In particular, it was surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, which was released a few months later. However, the 2022 Razr is a more competitive smartphone, equipped with a flagship Snapdragon mobile platform and outstanding OLED screen. However, it is not available in the United States. The US technology media SlashGear commented that this is a huge pity, because it means that American consumers are missing out on one of the best Motorola phones in recent years.

Moto Razr 2022

The Razr 2022 adopts the iconic design of the original Razr V3, and has been updated for modern smartphone users, although it does not have the latest generation’s “chin”. Thanks to the Snapdragon mobile platform, it is also one of the most powerful phones on the market, and the crease on the screen is hardly noticeable. It is cheaper than the Galaxy Z Flip, with a retail price of £949 in the UK (approximately RMB 8282), and can now be purchased in China for as low as RMB 4999.

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