October 24, 2016
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Here’s the top 4 best Motorola phones you can buy in the UAE

Despite the growing number of players in the field of mobile phones, Motorola still manages to stay in the ring with their consistent release of affordable but well-performing phones. In this list, let’s take a look at Motorola’s four most successful releases over the past couple of years.

Moto X Play

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While not exactly top-of-the-line, Moto X Play is a good handset considering its 1048 AED price tag. Released last August 2015, Moto X Play is considered the lesser sibling of the Moto X in terms of specifications. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, runs Android 5.1.1 on a Snapdragon 615 processor, and comes with an internal memory of either 16- or 32-GB. It also has a microSD slot for expandable memory.
The best features of the Moto X Play is its 21-megapixel camera and its battery, which can give you up to 26 hours of talk time. For the most part, Moto X Play offers almost a similar experience one can get on the Moto X Style but for a reasonable price.

Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2

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Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 is the product of Motorola and Verizon’s latest collaboration. In the USA, the model is named “Droid Turbo 2,” but in other parts of the world, it’s “Moto X Force.”

Released just three months after Moto X Play, this smartphone has a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The unit is powered by a 2.7 GHz quad-core Krait, 450 CPU, and 420 GPU supported by Snapdragon 805 chipset and 3GB of RAM that runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with stock UI. The rear camera is a sweet 21 megapixels with dual-LED flash but the front facing one is a measly 2 megapixels. It has a 3900mAh battery and you could choose between 32 GB or 64 GB for its built-in memory.  

It has a few neat special features like gesture controls via a built-in infrared sensor, voice control and active notifications, and active noise cancellation with four microphones. But the most compelling feature would be its shatterproof display. During its launch, the smartphones were thrown onto the floor just to prove its shatterproof capability!  

Moto G4 and G4 Plus

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This year’s second quarter was filled in with the release of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, which continues Motorola’s great line of budget phones that still delivers the goods performance-wise.
The G4 and G4 Plus run on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a Snapdragon 617 processor.

However, only the G4 Plus has fingerprint sensor. The Moto G4 base model comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, while the G4 Plus is available in two models: the 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage one, and the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant. Both phones come in black or white.

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition

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Two months after releasing Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola dips its toes into modular design with the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force.
The Z family uses removable back plates, called Moto Mods, which add more functionality and customization to the smartphone. Motorola offers a fresh approach on their take on a modular system, where the baseline Moto Z can turn into an efficient battery beast or a mini home stereo just by switching the back plate. 

Both smartphones have 5.5-inch displays, running on Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) supported by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo), an Adreno 530 GPU, and 4 GB RAM. You can choose between 32 or 64 GB of internal memory.

The Moto Z Force Droid Edition’s camera is a whopping 21 megapixels, showing us that Motorola’s best smartphones are at the top of their game when it comes to their cameras. The same can’t be said of Moto Z’s, with only a 13MP camera, which is an average feature all things considered.

The Moto Z Force Droid Edition also has a bigger battery (3500 mAh) than Moto Z (2600 mAh), matching its size and features with enough energy to run them. The Moto Z is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 while the Moto Z Force Droid Edition upgrades its protection with its Shatterproof capability. Both models come in Black/Gray, Black/Rose Gold, Black/Gold, and White.

Motorola continues to take up arms with other smartphone makers in competing with the giants in the market. And while most of its products are cheaper than its more popular counterparts, they don’t scrimp on how well these smartphones would perform, giving you your money’s worth.