Moto Time! Moto G2 vs Moto X+1

Which upcoming Motorola Phone Should You Buy?

Motorola has been busy over the past few years, reinventing itself as one of the best budget smartphone manufacturers on the market.

In fact, Motorola has focused so much on creating great smartphones for a low price; it doesn’t even try and compete with the likes of the iPhone or other high-end smartphones whatsoever.

So, with that in mind, what can we expect to see next from Motorola? Will we see more success for the veteran smartphone manufacturer or will it prove a step sideways? Let’s find out!

Motorola Moto G2

Will the Moto G2 be a success like the original Moto G?

A successor to one of the best budget smartphones of the past year, the Moto G2 will have some big shoes to fill compared to the Moto G.

Thankfully it looks as though Motorola isn’t going to let us down with the budget follow-up handset, which is set to boast a 5” HD display.

A quad-core 1.2GHz processor is also being touted within the Moto G2, which should provide a noticeable upgrade over its predecessor in terms of speed.

A Snapdragon 400 chipset and 1GB RAM handle the rest of the heavy lifting for the Moto G2, making it a bit of an overachiever for its anticipated price tag.

If you’re more focused on taking pictures though, the Moto G2 is still set to be your ideal companion, packing an 8 megapixel main lens, alongside a 2 megapixel selfie snapper, further upgrading over the Moto G.

Also, if you were a fan of the Moto G’s design, you’ll be happy to see it staying intact on the G2, with all of the bright colours set to stick around for another appearance, making for a much more exciting style than some other handsets on the market right now.

Motorola Moto X+1

Will you be grabbing the Moto X+1?

Sometimes a budget handset doesn’t quite cut it on a day to day basis, and Motorola’s Moto X handset was the answer to that call, offering added power at a slightly bloated price tag compared to the Moto G.

The Moto X+1 is the obvious successor to the Moto X, and it’s promising to keep the same mantra, upping the specs from the G2 handset, without completely draining your bank account.

Packing a 5.2” 1080p display, it will be the first ever handset from Motorola to boast a full HD resolution, with many of its other devices opting for a 720p display instead.

Up to 64GB internal storage and 2GB RAM also give the X+1 a great level of performance under the hood, whilst the addition of a Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core chipset keeps things running smoothly.

A beautiful 12 megapixel camera also makes an appearance on the X+1, putting it on par with some of the best smartphones in the business, even the likes of the iPhone are seemingly in danger of being overshadowed!

Similarly to the G2, we aren’t expecting to see any major design changes with the X+1, and if you ask us that’s a smart move by the guys and girls over at Motorola, who’ve come up with a tidy and sophisticated style for the previous handset.


It looks as though Motorola is staying on the straight and narrow with both of these upcoming handsets, keeping the designs similar, whilst boosting the specs of each one to improve performance.

The decision between the two is also pretty simple, with the Moto G2 obviously reaching out to those with a tight belt, whilst the X+1 targets consumers looking for a bit more power at an added cost.

We’re likely to see both Motorola handsets at IFA in Berlin, so if you’re interested in picking one up you’ll have to wait a short while, but we definitely think it should be worth the wait!

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Written by Luke Hatfield

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