Motorola http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/news en-GB Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retiring tipster extraordinaire @evleaks hands out one last &quot;gift&quot; before he quits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/evleaks-moto-xplus1.jpg?1408698116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wondering what the Motorola Moto X&rsquo;s successor, the Moto X+1, is going to look like? Well, wonder no more, because serial smartphone-outer @evleaks has posted what appears to be an official press shot of the upcoming handset.</p> <p>The Moto X was a phone we liked very much (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">full Moto X review</a> to find out precisely why) and we&rsquo;re hoping its replacement builds on that, but so far we don&rsquo;t know a whole lot about it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wood you believe it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rumours point to a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">5.2in screen 1080p screen, a 12MP camera and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor</a> &ndash; and while the new images don&rsquo;t confirm or deny any of that, they do confirm that the wooden finish option will still be available. Wood fans around the world, you can rest easy.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll likely know everything about the phone on 4th September, when Motorola seems set to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news">officially unveil it</a> alongside its Moto 360 smartwatch and Moto G budget smartphone replacement. So make sure you check back then for a big old mobile news explosion.</p> <p>A quick postscript to all this: @evleaks is about to stop being a leaker. Evan Blass, the man behind the account, framed the Moto X+1 image as a &ldquo;retirement gift&rdquo; &ndash; one last leak before he goes. Blass suffers from MS, and has found that running @evleaks full-time doesn&rsquo;t generate enough income to cover his medical bills. An <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evleaks-fund" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a> to help Blass has been set up in the last few weeks, but as of now one of the most reliable leakers in tech is hanging up his hat.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/502570558295638016" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Motorola Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:59:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445608 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Moto 360 price and details leak, Pokémon game coming to iPad, and Nike’s amazing LED basketball court http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/fully-charged-moto-360-price-and-details-leak-retailer-pokemon-game-coming-ipad-and-nike-s- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kick off Monday by catching up on the news you missed this weekend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto 360" alt="Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-360-worn.jpg?1408343581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 360 price and details leak via Best Buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola previously listed an RRP of US$250 for the Motorola 360 smartwatch in the terms and conditions of a giveaway, and now American retailer Best Buy has seemingly confirmed that price target by prematurely posting a listing for the Android Wear device.</p> <p>The listing claims that the Moto 360 will indeed be priced at US$249.99, which converts to about &pound;150 as of this posting. However, expect a higher actual UK price point, as the Samsung Galaxy Live sells for $199 in the States and &pound;169 here, while the LG G Watch is $229 in the U.S. and &pound;159 here. That doesn&rsquo;t provide the most consistent lead on estimated UK pricing, but we imagine it&rsquo;ll be &pound;10-20 more than its rivals.</p> <p>Additionally, the listing offers some notable specs on the device, such as a 320x290 resolution for the 1.5in screen, running at 205 ppi with Gorilla Glass 3 keeping the face protected. It has a built-in heart-rate monitor and pedometer, plus it&rsquo;s waterproof up to 1.1 metres for 30 minutes.</p> <p>We should get confirmation on the UK pricing and availability pretty soon, as Motorola has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news">an event planned for 4 September</a> that may launch the Moto 360 alongside a couple of new phones (and maybe a headset).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.droid-life.com/2014/08/17/moto-360-shows-up-at-best-buy-for-249-outs-list-of-features/">Droid-Life</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pokémon Trading Card Game coming to iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For some time, Nintendo has refused fans&rsquo; and analysts&rsquo; suggestions that it bring its beloved properties to mobile and tablet devices. Still, the Nintendo-owned Pokémon Company will break that decree later this year with the release of <em>Pokémon Trading Card Game Online</em> for iPad.</p> <p>Currently available on PC and Mac, <em>Pokémon Trading Card Game Online</em> delivers a digital approximation of the real-life card-battling experience. The Pokémon Company confirmed the news to VentureBeat after the game was spotted at an event over the weekend, with the release planned by the end of 2014. It may not be a core <em>Pokémon</em> title, but that&rsquo;s still a huge step for the ailing Nintendo.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/15/nintendo-confirms-pokemon-trading-card-game-online-comes-to-ipad/">VentureBeat</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tragic-future-nintendo-iphone-ipad-and-android/feature">The tragic future of Nintendo on iPhone, iPad and Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="721" title="Pokémon Trading Card Game Online" alt="Pokémon Trading Card Game Online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pokemon-tcgo.jpg?1408343581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Check out Nike’s reactive LED basketball court </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As part of its Rise campaign to spread the appeal of the game throughout China, Nike constructed this basketball court with a full LED floor that reacts to players&rsquo; movements. It certainly has flash, as evidenced by Los Angeles Lakers star and Nike pitchman Kobe Bryant serenaded with a glowing marker with every step he takes.</p> <p>But there&rsquo;s real benefit to the LED floor when it comes to training, as the young players can see where they need to go to take optimum shots, and learn about strategy when they&rsquo;re not in the thick of a game. The Rise promotion continues on further into August with a Chinese reality show; you can see more of the court in this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA1pRUzSQO0">episode of the series</a> (with English subtitles, thankfully).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2YhDQtncK8">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/15/nikes-led-basketball-court/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/past-and-future/movie-classics/25-best-sports-movies-ever">25 best sports movies ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/u2YhDQtncK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/fully-charged-moto-360-price-and-details-leak-retailer-pokemon-game-coming-ipad-and-nike-s-#comments iOS games Moto 360 Motorola Nike Nintendo Sport Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445141 at http://www.stuff.tv Group test: the best cheap smartphone you can buy http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for a sub-£150 smartphone? We&#039;ve tested every budget handset that matters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You could buy all these for 1.5 iPhones. But that would be silly" alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-cheap-smartphones-main-2.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The bad budget smartphone is dead.</p> <p>Never again should you put up with pixelly screens, sluggish web speeds and cameras so bad that an Etch-a-Sketch would be better, because you can now get an all-round reliable phone for less than &pound;150. So while there still are plenty of bad phones out there, you needn&#39;t concern yourself with them any more.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto G 4G (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 2013&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a>&nbsp;is now ludicrously cheap, frequently dipping below &pound;100 - but 4G makes this new model ever better.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s sturdily built and fits snugly into one hand, while its use of swappable Motorola Shells give you the option to customise its look on a daily basis. The 4.5in, HD, 326ppi screen is the real selling point over its fuzzier-screened rivals; it matches the much pricier <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-2-hands/review">HTC One Mini 2</a>&nbsp;on this front. Next to most other phones in its class it looks pin-sharp, with vivid but natural colours and good contrast.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not without problems - the 5MP camera does still disappoint sometimes, especially in low light, and you only get 8GB of built-in storage. But the addition of a microSD card slot means you can now add up to 32GB of space, and in day-to-day use nothing comes close.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Moto G 4G takes the top spot " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-review_0.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="Both Moto Gs - with and without 4G - are worth considering " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g_0.JPG?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto G 4G tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 1280x720 (326ppi) with Gorilla Glass&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, 1.3MP 720p front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2070 mAh&nbsp;<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 32GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6mm/ 143g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Moto&rsquo;s also left the 4G with an almost-untouched version of Android KitKat, adding a few genuinely useful features but nothing more. That helps everything run smoothly and you can can expect speedy downloads, streaming and browsing over 4G. The best bit? Even with more pixels to push than most cheap phones, the Moto G still lasts a day between charges.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have specific criteria - for instance you&rsquo;re a n00b who likes the look of Windows Phone or taking pics is your priority - then other budget phones down this list might make more sense. But for most people, the Moto G 4G will do very nicely indeed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong><br />Fantastic and futureproof, this is as close to budget phone perfection as you can get in 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto G 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our go-to budget phone of 2013 is still on sale and cheaper than ever, at around &pound;100 for the 8GB model. Everything we love about the Moto G 4G applies here - if you can stick to 3G, this handset is the biggest bargain in tech.</p> <p>If 8GB of storage isn&rsquo;t enough you could always splash out &pound;150 on the non-expandable 16GB model - but of course we&rsquo;d recommend getting the expandable Moto G 4G instead. Either way, feel smug. The original Moto G is still a seriously clever choice.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">In-depth Moto G (2013) review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia M2 (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Until the new 5in Kogan Agora 4G turns up, the Xperia M2 is the best way to get a big screen on a budget. It&rsquo;s just a shame that 4.8in screen isn&rsquo;t very sharp at 229ppi and suffers from poor viewing angles. Because otherwise you get a ton of Sony for your money here.</p> <p>Its blocky plastic design, available in purple, white and black, is based on the high-end <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-htc-one-m8-vs-sony-xperia-z2/feature/1-sony-xperia-z2">Xperia Z2</a>. There&rsquo;s no waterproofing as you&#39;d find on that premium Xperia, but for &pound;150 PAYG, we&rsquo;re not complaining.</p> <p>Performance is much better than previous mid-range Sony phones we&rsquo;ve encountered thanks to a Snapdragon 400 processor which powers every handset on this test bar the Moto E and HTC Desire 301. Battery life is pretty good, too, matching the Moto G 4G. Plus Sony has thrown in extras you won&rsquo;t find on other budget blowers such as small apps, Stamina mode for the battery and a pulsing notification light to stretch to over a day of use.</p> <p>Its more than decent 8MP camera is the highlight, though. AF can be a little sluggish but it&rsquo;s easy to use, with Sony&rsquo;s quick Superior Auto mode plus lots of settings to dig into and reliably good 1080p video. It doesn&rsquo;t get close to the top smartphones for picture quality, but it&rsquo;s the best all-round snapper of all the cheap phones we&rsquo;ve tested.</p> <p>If Sony had stuck a higher res screen on the M2 and added support for 4G, this would be more of a rival for the Moto. As it is, it falls just short.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Fine features and the best choice for shutterbugs, only the screen lets the M2 down</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: Sony has just announced the M2 Aqua with identical specs to the M2 plus IP65/68 waterproofing and dustproofing, higher even than the Xperia Z2 and probably what we can expect from the Xperia Z3. There&#39;s no price yet but if it&#39;s &pound;150 and under, we&#39;ll add it to this budget phones group test.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The M2 gives you camera chops on a shoestring " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-m2-review_0.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Big screen, small money " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-m2-2.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia M2 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.8in 540x960 (229 ppi)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/&nbsp;<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 8MP 1080p rear, VGA front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2330 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC&nbsp;<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 32GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 139.6 x 71.1 x 8.6mm/ 148g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 630 (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a sea of cheap Androids, the Lumia 630 stands out like an alien-goo-green buoy keeping Windows Phone fans safe from ridicule. Sure, Android has more games and the 630 is far from the highest specced device here, but this Nokia gets a lot right.</p> <p>The battery life is the best for the money - not by much, but the 630 will give you an extra hour or so over the rest. It&rsquo;s the lightest at 134g, comes with a decent, if low-res, screen and some excellent freebies including Nokia Drive.</p> <p>Windows Phone 8.1 is both friendlier than stock KitKat for beginners and now has useful Android-style features and settings, too. Even the 5MP camera has its moments - outdoor and macro shots look great and low-light images aren&#39;t the graniest we&#39;ve ever encountered. It&rsquo;s a little slow in use next to the likes of the Moto G but it&#39;s easy to forgive that at this low, low price. If you can&rsquo;t live without 4G speeds, try the similar but more expensive Lumia 635.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Cheap, cheerful and reliable, the Lumia 630 is only outclassed by the best budget Androids</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-630/review">In-depth Nokia Lumia 630 review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Representing Windows Phone - the unbelievably cheap 630 " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-630-review_0.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Lumia 630 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 854x480 (221 ppi)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/512MB RAM&nbsp;<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, no front&nbsp;<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1830 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 8GB (microSD up to 128GB)&nbsp;<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2mm/ 134g&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto E (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Does budget mean less than &pound;100 to you? Serving up tidy, reliable, loveable Android for the masses, the 4.3in Moto E is your best bet below a ton.</p> <p>A compact and sturdy build, slick performance and close-to-stock-Android OS impress, with only the quality of its 5MP camera, the miserly 4GB of storage and the lack of a front cam letting it down majorly.</p> <p>The 1980mAh battery isn&rsquo;t swappable and will conk out an hour before most here, but it still comfortably lasts a day of light use on one charge, and there are swappable Motorola Shell covers to keep things fresh on the desaign front. The screen, though lower-res than the Moto G, is still a cracker at this price, with apps, games and webpages all looking lovely on it. Motorola really has the monopoly on value brilliance and if your budget is truly tight you should look no further.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Moto does it again. This is the best smartphone you can buy under &pound;100</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-e/review">In-depth Moto E review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Moto E is easy to love " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review_0.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto&#039;s budget brilliance in 4.3in and 4.5in sizes " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-and-e-group.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.3in 540x960 (256 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 480p rear, no front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1980 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm/ 142g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4600" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/also-rans_0.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EE Kestrel (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>4G is no longer a luxury. With the EE Kestrel available for &pound;99 outright, or &pound;14 a month, you might be tempted to choose this tweaked and rebranded 4.5in Huawei handset over the Moto G 4G.</p> <p>Before you do, bear in mind that it&rsquo;s not as easy to love. For starters, it lacks the lovely HD screen and smooth performance of the top Moto. It also has the most retro design of the bunch, both in terms of hardware and its Emotion UI software. Still, the battery life is brilliant, the expandable storage is handy and unlike some, it has both an OK front camera and a rear flash. It&rsquo;s silly-slim too, at 7.85mm thick. The fastest browsing and streaming this side of &pound;150 then, but not quite the full package.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong><br />Still the cheapest way to get 4G, but there are better all-rounders for the money&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ee-kestrel/review">&nbsp;In-depth EE Kestrel review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Afforda-4G from EE " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ee-kestrel-review.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EE Kestrel tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 540x960 (245 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 720p rear, 1MP front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2000 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 131 x 65.3 x 7.85mm/ 145g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC Desire 310 (£130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Desire 310 is a&nbsp;smart looker both outside and in. Exterior attractiveness is conferred by a tidy, slightly curved plastic build, while on the interior HTC&rsquo;s Android skin Sense looks good and runs without a hiccup. Like the Sony Xperia M2, it also packs a few features you&rsquo;d be more likely to see on a &pound;500 phone. So the Desire 310 gets HTC&rsquo;s excellent BlinkFeed RSS reader (searchable and with offline reading), plus the ability to make short video montages with the nifty Zoe Video Highlights tool.</p> <p>But while colours look nice and natural on the 4.5in screen, it&rsquo;s just not got the pixels to show off Android games and HD movies. Plus, it always seems to look a bit grubby even with brightness on full whack, it can get a little warm when taxed, you might need to charge it up before bedtime and the 5MP camera isn&rsquo;t anything special. Maybe HTC should&#39;ve worried about getting the basics right rather than lavishing software treats on us?</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong><strong>✩</strong><br />Nice looking and packed with features but the Desire 310 doesn&rsquo;t nail the essentials well enough&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s like a small One (M8) - if you squint " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-310-review.jpg?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC Desire 310 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 480x854 (218 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek/512MB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP 1080p rear, VGA front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 2000 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 131 x 65.3 x 7.85mm/ 140g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo (£135) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 4.5in Smart 4 Turbo doesn&rsquo;t live up to its tantalising promise: a quad-core, 4G, KitKat budget phone for less than &pound;150. While performance is generally good, the overall feeling with the &lsquo;Turb&rsquo; is frustration - with the low-res 480x854 screen that looks a bit 3D (in the bad way), with the very slow 5MP camera that takes fuzzy, mostly unusable shots, with the dark front camera and with the cheap-feeling (and looking) plastic build.</p> <p>Vodafone&rsquo;s tinkering with Android is lighter than EE&#39;s - you get just a handful of widgets, there&rsquo;s capacitive buttons to free up screen space and the battery does last a day. But anyone looking for afforda-4G should turn to the Moto or, as a cheaper option, the Kestrel.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>:&nbsp;<strong>✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong><strong>✩</strong><br />A valiant effort but Vodafone has cut too many specs to keep up with the best budget phones</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The ten best smartphones money can buy</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There&#039;s smarter phones than the Smart 4 Turbo " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vodafone-smart-4-turbo-review.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The unusual suspects " alt="Best cheap smartphone 2014 test " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cheap-smartphone-test-main.png?1409154821" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 4.5in 480x854 (218 ppi)<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM<br /><strong>Camera</strong>: 5MP rear, VGA front<br /><strong>Battery</strong>: 1880 mAh<br /><strong>Connectivity</strong>: 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0<br /><strong>Storage</strong>: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)<br /><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 134.5 x 67.5 x 10.4mm/ 138g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best cheap smartphones you can buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve pored over every sub-£150 handset that matters in our group test </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/best-cheap-smartphone-you-can-buy/feature#comments Android HTC Moto G Motorola Nokia Smartphones Sony Windows Phone Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:05:43 +0000 Sophie Charara 1444737 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola event on 4th September: Moto 360 and new smartphones expected http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s official: the company has sent out invitations to a press launch in Chicago </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Motorola event on 4th September: Moto 360 and new smartphones expected" alt="Motorola event on 4th September: Moto 360 and new smartphones expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-360.jpg?1408052343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola has invited members of the tech press to an event in Chicago on 4th September, and the invite hints that the devices unveiled will be the Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Moto X</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a> smartphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Motorola Moto G review</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And a headset too? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="537" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/ifr/OffensiveNaughtyHorsefly" width="604"></iframe></p> <p>The emailed, animated invitation consists of a piece of folded paper that opens out to reveal four icons: a watch; a phone with &ldquo;X&rdquo; on its screen; a phone with &ldquo;G&rdquo; on its screen; and a Bluetooth headset.</p> <p>The clear suggestion is that we&rsquo;ll be seeing four new devices come 4th September. With the IFA show in Germany kicking off that week, it&rsquo;s promising to be something of a bumper time for gadget releases. Time to start counting the days, tech fans.</p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6002149/motorola-sends-invites-to-a-launch-event-for-phones-headsets-and-the" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 preview</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Moto 360 Motorola Smartphones Wearable tech Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:10:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1444856 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto 360 http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything you need to know about the sexiest smartwatch in the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="763" height="572" title="Now that is a smartwatch" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve been lusting after the Moto 360 ever since we <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">first caught wind of it</a> earlier this year when it was revealed alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-android-wear-googles-new-android-platform-wearable-devices/news" target="_blank">LG G watch</a>.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch this face </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Watches are constantly on show, which is why their design is such a crucial factor. There&#39;s no point having a clever wearable strapped to your wrist if you hate the sight of it, is there?</p> <p>Fortunately, the Moto 360&#39;s killer feature - its circular display - looks amazing. Not only does it set it apart from rectangular smartwatches such as the LG G watch and Samsung Gear Live, but it makes it look like, well, a watch.</p> <p>Although Motorola has yet to confirm the exact display technology used, we expect it&#39;s a circular OLED affair. Not only will that help its battery life thanks to its largely black watch face (OLED displays turn off black pixels), but it also means it should have better visibility in sunlight compared to a more traditional LCD display.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review" target="_blank">LG G watch review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="Beautiful" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/close.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="960" height="720" title="Square pegs, round holes. Or something." alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-comparison.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Metal and leather makes us happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not in a kinky way, you understand. It&#39;s just that we&#39;re so used to plastic smartwatches and smartphones that stainless steel (marked on the 360&#39;s rear), with removable leather-and-metal straps will make our wrists very happy indeed.&nbsp;</p> <p>These premium materials should have gadgeteers proudly displaying the 360 on their wrists, as opposed to sheepishly hiding it beneath their sleeves.&nbsp;</p> <p>The rear of the 360 also confirms that it&#39;s IP67 water-resistant, matching the likes of existing gadgets including the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review">Sony Xperia Z2</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch</a>.</p> <p>Our only concern about the Moto 360&#39;s build at this stage, however, is its size.</p> <p>Judging by the various wrist-on pics we&#39;ve seen, the 360 looks rather huge - in both diameter and thickness. Still, it does have to house a processor, battery and other components, and we expect future iterations to slim down once technology progresses.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/watch-out-galaxy-note-4-lg-g3-stylus-its-way/news">LG to get its own Note 4 rival in the shape of the Stylus</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mmmm, peanuts" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/360-wrist.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="960" height="720" title="View from the rear" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/back.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wireless charging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We don&#39;t know how big the Moto 360&#39;s battery will be, but we&#39;re hoping to squeeze at least two days from it before it conks out.</p> <p>Thankfully, the Moto 360 uses wireless Qi charging, which not only removes the need for unsightly microUSB ports but also ensures that you don&#39;t have to fiddle around with wires every time you juice it up.</p> <p>Pictures of the Moto 360&#39;s wireless charging dock show off a rather pleasant charging screen, and we&#39;ll be very surprised if the 360 doesn&#39;t double up as a bedside clock when it&#39;s docked at night.</p> <p>We can&#39;t see any reason why existing Qi stands and charging pads won&#39;t work with the 360, so if you&#39;d prefer to lay it down flat then that shouldn&#39;t pose a problem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review" target="_blank">Pebble Steel review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="Docktacular" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/charging-dock.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It will tell you when you&#039;re dead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit</a>, and countless other health trackers, the Moto 360 features a heart-rate sensor on its rear, letting you check your pulse and supplement your fitness training without the need for a chest band.&nbsp;</p> <p>Although Motorola hasn&#39;t confirmed this feature itself yet, the leaked rear photo of the 360 shows off the sensor in the middle, and mentions it alongside its waterproof rating and stainless-steel-construction labels.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-gear-fit/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear Fit review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="Can you spot the sensor?" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/back_0.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Wear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto 360 will be one of the first watches to land running&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a> - Google&#39;s made-for-wearables OS. We&#39;ve already reviewed it in detail, so we won&#39;t dive into the details, but essentially it&#39;s a wrist-friendly version of Android, pushing notifications to your smartwatch and letting you carry out tasks without having to slip your phone out of your pocket.</p> <p>The 360 will chat to your connected smartphone via Bluetooth LE (low energy), so you can read messages, check the weather, answer calls, control music and more straight from your wrist.</p> <p>It also makes use of Google Now&#39;s search powers, thanks to built-in voice search. Want to know the way to the nearest KFC? Just ask the Moto 360, and it&#39;ll pull up the directions on its screen so you can check the route at the flick of a wrist.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Handy" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Moto-360-Cafe.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secretive specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re looking for GHz figures and RAM numbers, then you&#39;re out of luck. Motorola hasn&#39;t released the exact specifications of the Moto 360, but we&#39;re hoping it will at least match the LG G Watch&#39;s 1.2GHz quad-core innards, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" title="Rocking two timezones" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wrist.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola previously published an RRP of US$250 for the 360, in the terms and conditions of a competition. While it hasn&#39;t confirmed that this will be the final retail price, we&#39;re keeping our fingers crossed.</p> <p>A direct conversion puts the Moto 360 at around &pound;150 - which is just under the &pound;160 price tag of the LG G Watch.</p> <p>While a direct conversion is unlikely, we&#39;ll be happy if Motorola can match the G Watch&#39;s price, especially given its superior premium build and circular screen.</p> <p>As for a release date, Motorola keeps repeating &quot;late summer&quot; - which could be anywhere from now until the end of September. We&#39;re counting down the days one at a time, and will update this preview with any more information as and when we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 best wearables in the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Nice shirt" alt="Motorola Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android-wear-main%20%281%29.jpg?1407855579" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto 360 preview </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review#comments Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:47:07 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1444260 at http://www.stuff.tv Tap wrist to unlock: This temporary NFC tattoo unlocks your phone, so you don't have to http://www.stuff.tv/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Too lazy to tap out a pin code? Scared of needles? This could be the ideal solution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " alt="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tatt.jpg?1404204610" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tattoos and smartphones tend no to go hand in hand, although we&#39;d bet there are a few particularly dedicated gadgeteers who have their smartphone timeline inked on their back.</p> <p>Still, they&#39;re (hopefully) few and far between, and the worlds of ink-saturated needles and quad-core processeors have remained noticably seperate. Until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Digital Tattoo itself is not currently customisable and the only available design is a vortex pattern, which in some of the press shots, we have to admit, looks more like a cigarette lighter burn.</p> <p>Each sticker should last for five days under regular conditions and uses medical-grade adhesive to survive showers and workouts while preventing irritation. Setup is a simple case of turning on NFC, and tapping it against the tattoo.</p> <p>US$10 will nab you a packet of <a href="http://www.vivalnk.com/purchase/" target="_blank">ten stickers</a>, though you might want to hold out for a newer design and wider compatibility before pulling the trigger.</p> <p>Or you could just take things a step further and embed an NFC tag beneath your skin, tattooing a design of your choice over the top. It&#39;s your call.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-nexus-5-vs-motorola-moto-x/feature">Google Nexus 5 vs Motorola Moto X&nbsp;</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://androidcommunity.com/you-can-now-unlock-your-moto-x-with-a-1-temporary-tattoo-20140627/" target="_blank">Android Community</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " alt="Temporarily ink yourselves, and have it connect to your Motorola smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tattoo.jpg?1404204610" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news#comments Moto X Motorola Wearable tech Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:45:51 +0000 Stephen Graves 1440513 at http://www.stuff.tv Android Wear watches available within weeks, can be pre-ordered today http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-wear-watches-available-within-weeks-can-be-pre-ordered-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The LG G Watch debuts on 2 July, while Samsung’s Gear Live follows on 7 July </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch.jpg?1403747129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-io-2014/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-l/news">Android L</a> may have been the biggest focus of tonight&rsquo;s I/O keynote address, but we were excited to hear some hard details about Android Wear and the first devices&mdash;and Google didn&#39;t disappoint.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition to talking about the initial hardware, Google gave a lengthy demonstration of all that the watches are able to do. Essentially, Android Wear devices are designed to show you the information you need at the moments you need it, delivering contextual cards with notifications from apps on a paired device running Android 4.3 or higher.</p> <p>The watch screen stays on at all times in a black and white mode, and then to full color when lifted or tapped. You can just speak commands into the phone (starting with &ldquo;OK Google&rdquo;) to search, pull up apps, answer text messages, and more. Swiping up and down scrolls you through the cards, and you can go left and right as needed when an app allows multiple displays.</p> <p>Android Wear devices also have fitness functionality, as expected, with apps able to use a built-in sensor to read your heart rate, plus they&rsquo;ll log your steps throughout the day. When an Android Wear watch is synced to a device, it&rsquo;ll automatically install the Wear portion of any downloaded apps and keep them up to date.</p> <p>All told, the UI seems strongly focused on simplicity and being a good companion to your phone, rather than try to duplicate all functionality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="799" title="Samsung Gear Live" alt="Samsung Gear Live" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gearlive.jpg?1403747129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The full Android Wear SDK is available today for third-party app makers, and the keynote offered a look at some of the possibilities. For example, food-delivery app Eat24 will offer contextual alerts around the time you usually order meals, and then allow you to quickly reorder past selections within mere seconds. And private car company Lyft can get you a ride by saying little more than &ldquo;OK Google, call me a car.&rdquo;</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll surely see a much wider array of exciting implementations in the coming weeks as Android Wear devices begin launching early next month.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-io-2014/google-io-keynote-live-blog/news">Google I/O keynote live blog and live stream: new Android, Nexus tablet, and more</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="653" title="Eat24" alt="Eat24" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/androidwear-eat24.png?1403747129" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-wear-watches-available-within-weeks-can-be-pre-ordered-today/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-wear-watches-available-within-weeks-can-be-pre-ordered-today/news#comments Android Android Wear Google Google I/O 2014 LG Motorola Samsung Wearable tech Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:30:59 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1440120 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto E http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-e/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On a £100 budget for your next smartphone? The search is over - meet the Moto E </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A truly brilliant budget blower " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-e-review-homescreen-1.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing like a &pound;90 Motorola smartphone to make your full-price flagship seem less than essential.</p> <p>The 4.3in Moto E does for sub-&pound;100 smartphones exactly what last year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a> did for sub-&pound;150 smartphones. Namely, raising the bar, shaming under-powered budget rivals and worrying devices that cost three times as much.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £90.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap </div> <div class="field-item even"> microSD storage (but limited to 32GB) </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Reliable performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Compact, sturdy build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disappointing main camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen’s great but not HD </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No 4G </div> <div class="field-item even"> No front camera </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Screen Doesn’t Do Things By Quarters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto E&rsquo;s got a 4.3in qHD screen - that&rsquo;s a little q, not a big one as in the LG G3&rsquo;s QHD screen. But at &pound;90 even a little q is seriously respectable.</p> <p>It means a resolution of 540x960, which equates to a pixel density of 221ppi - higher than that of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-630/review">Lumia 630</a> and the slightly bigger<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ee-kestrel-cheapest-4g-smartphone-around/news"> EE Kestrel</a>. Overall it&rsquo;s a lovely screen, a touch smaller than some of its rivals but arriving with a bonus coating of Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it from drops - a luxury on a budget phone.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s responsive, too, and that&rsquo;s something else that&rsquo;s not always guaranteed when you&rsquo;re spending less than &pound;100. Colours are nice and punchy, it&rsquo;s easily readable outdoors and if you jack up the brightness, whites look clean.</p> <p>The Kestrel does have slightly better contrast though and the Moto E&rsquo;s relatively low resolution makes reading longform articles and ebooks a bit of a chore, as text looks pixelated. That&rsquo;s right, you&rsquo;ll see pixels. It&rsquo;s also a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but that&rsquo;s hardly critical.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d always recommend trying to stretch your budget to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">720p Moto G</a>, but if that&rsquo;s not an option, the Moto E&rsquo;s screen is as good as you&rsquo;ll find at this price.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G review - still the most bang for your buck smartphone on the planet&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelated sex and love tips " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-screen-text.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Vivid but accurate colours but contrast could be slightly better " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-screen.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance to get giddy over </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ah, the Moto E&rsquo;s performance. It may not make for the most exciting headline, but it&rsquo;s probably our favourite thing about this budget Motorola.</p> <p>We could bore you with the mediocre benchmarks - 12,766 on AnTuTu, 1571.3ms on SunSpider - but they don&rsquo;t tell the full story. On numbers alone, the Moto E trails old-timers such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s3/review">Samsung Galaxy S3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a>.</p> <p>In use, though, we got on famously with it. Sure, if you tax it with an intensive game, the E might stumble - it only runs on a dual-core Snapdragon 200 after all. It gets a little warm at times, too, and you&rsquo;ll need to invest in a microSD card sharpish, as there&rsquo;s only 4GB of onboard storage to play with. &nbsp;</p> <p>But 99% of the time, the Moto E is as smooth and fast as any &ldquo;mid-range&rdquo; handset and even gives the greater Galaxys a run for their money. So whether you&rsquo;re switching between apps, browsing the web, downloading media files or playing future classics like<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week-monument-valley/review"> Monument Valley</a>, it&rsquo;ll do a grand job.</p> <p>How? It&rsquo;s all down to the almost-stock version of Android it&rsquo;s running...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-2-hands/review">HTC One Mini 2 review&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Below par on AnTuTu but zippy in real life " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-apps.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Screen: 4.3in 540 x 960, 256ppi (Gorilla Glass 3)</p> <p>Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200</p> <p>RAM: 1GBOS: Android 4.4 KitKat</p> <p>Camera: 5MP, 480p video @30fps</p> <p>Storage: 4GB (microSD up to 32GB)</p> <p>Battery: 1980mAh</p> <p>Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G</p> <p>Dimensions: 124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3mm</p> <p>Weight: 142g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vanilla Android With A Splash Of Moto </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is as close to pure Android as anyone needs, a clean and uncluttered user experience that both helps speedy performance and makes it easy to customise - if you want to.</p> <p>The Moto E even bests the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review"> Nexus 5</a> by refraining from shoving your text messages into Google&rsquo;s Hangouts messaging app by default. And Motorola promises the latest updates sooner than most - the Moto E has just joined the Moto G and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Moto X</a> in getting the latest version of KitKat, 4.4.3, as an OTA software update.</p> <p>There are a couple of app additions, but they&rsquo;re all incredibly useful. Assist is a Do Not Disturb on steroids which enables the Moto E to pull in appointments from your calendar and auto-set your phone to silent at the correct times. It also lets you designate VIP callers who can get through to you at bedtime.</p> <p>Alert works as both an emergency SMS-sender to key contacts and a quick way to tell your mates when you&rsquo;re down the pub by setting up auto &ldquo;meet me&rdquo; notifications at regular locations. And apart from a phone protection app, in case of theft, and an optional Kid Mode via third-party app Zoodles, that really is it. Even local music files are handled through Google Play Music.</p> <p>One niggle: there&rsquo;s no compass/magnetometer, one of the only real compromises we&rsquo;ve come across on the Moto E and an odd thing to leave out. There&rsquo;s still GPS for maps though.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review">Nexus 5 review - pure Google in an affordable phone&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is how you design a budget phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re absolute suckers for chamfered aluminium and subtle design details. But we&rsquo;re not above waxing lyrical about the charms of a neat, solidly built, and nicely curvy all-plastic smartphone either.</p> <p>The Moto E is exactly that. It&rsquo;s comfortable and easy to hold, fitting snugly even in small hands. And though it&rsquo;s chunky at 12.3mm thick and the 140g weight isn&rsquo;t the lightest, it feels just right. Sure, the large bezels on the front are a little retro and the faux-metal buttons and speaker grilles look a bit cheap. But the weight is reassuring, as is the fact that it won&rsquo;t flex even if you really push. This is no creaky toy phone.</p> <p>That front-facing speaker isn&rsquo;t awful either. It&rsquo;s not going to be troubling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8)</a> anytime soon and it can be a little tinny, but it&rsquo;s louder than expected and sounds just good enough that you&rsquo;ll end up annoying people in the park. Call quality is decent too.</p> <p>To return to the design, a lot of how premium it looks and feels will be down to which of the swappable, colourful Motorola Shells you choose. Our smooth, matte black case is inoffensive enough and we even found ourselves absent-mindedly picking it up for no reason, the sign of spot-on smartphone design.</p> <p>Whatever you choose just remember, you&rsquo;re not buying a Moto E to show it off. You&rsquo;re buying it to feel smug at how much functionality and performance you&rsquo;re getting for so few pennies.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/exclusive-htc-shows-us-how-one-m8-could-have-looked/feature">How the HTC One (M8) could have looked - in pictures&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Supremely grabbable " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-camera-1.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Chunky but comfy " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-buttons.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola from above " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-top-edge.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery Life - No Spares But No Need </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The bad news? The Moto E&rsquo;s 1980mAh battery isn&rsquo;t swappable even though you can tear off the rear cover and look at it. The good news? You&rsquo;ll probably have no reason to even consider carrying a spare because the battery life is another big tick in the &lsquo;yes&rsquo; column.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not going to exaggerate and pretend it&rsquo;s hugely better than rivals, but the Moto E charges quickly, has good standby performance and easily lasts a day on mid-brightness.</p> <p>Of course, it&rsquo;s tricky to be universal with battery-life predictions but even gaming on full brightness it only dropped 10% or so an hour, so the E will survive your commute home no problem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review">The battery-sipping LG G2 reviewed&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto E (left) and Moto G (right) uncased " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-cases_0.JPG?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Daily charges are all you&#039;ll need for this Moto " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-bottom-edge.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto E Deserves A Better Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We hope you haven&rsquo;t already hit the &lsquo;order&rsquo; button.</p> <p>Because the Moto E&rsquo;s camera is the only thing stopping us wholeheartedly recommending it to any gadgeteer on a budget. Phone photography on the E just isn&rsquo;t fun. Zooming (up to 4x digital) is a slow, annoying swipe up or down, it&rsquo;s fixed focus and there&rsquo;s no flash.</p> <p>Images can be a bit smudgy indoors and it&rsquo;s out-macro&rsquo;d by the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-630/review"> Lumia 630</a> too. Video maxes out at 480p and is disappointingly blocky and juddery, and there&rsquo;s no front camera - not too much of a surprise at this price point but it could be one niggle too far.</p> <p>But if phone photography isn&rsquo;t a big deal for you, it&rsquo;ll probably suffice. Outdoors, in good light, pics are perfectly passable for social media with bright, vivid colours and decent contrast. Google&rsquo;s handy suite of editing, cropping and filter tools can help improve so-so snaps before sharing too.</p> <p>And ultimately, the small advantage that smartphones such as the Lumia 630 hold in the camera department aren&rsquo;t enough to sway us from our love for the Moto E.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-lumia-630/review">Nokia Lumia 630 review - Windows Phone on a budget&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Moto&#039;s camera is ready for its close up " alt="Moto E review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-camera-3.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fixed focus woes " alt="Moto E review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-camera-2.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ll want to use the editing tools in the Gallery to spruce up snaps " alt="Moto E review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-review-gallery.png?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If a &pound;90 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review">Nexus</a> existed, it would look a lot like the Moto E. This isn&rsquo;t just Android for the masses, it&rsquo;s tidy, reliable, loveable Android for the masses.</p> <p>No, it isn&rsquo;t perfect. But considering we&rsquo;re yet to meet a mobile device that is, this Moto is &pound;90 (&pound;80 on O2) well spent. Its main flaw is its camera, but until you get to around the &pound;200 mark, almost every handset disappoints in this department - including Motorola&rsquo;s own Moto G.</p> <p>If you want 4G, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ee-kestrel-cheapest-4g-smartphone-around/news">EE Kestrel</a> comes in at just &pound;10 more. If a HD screen is a must, the original<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review"> Moto G</a> is now selling just above the &pound;100 mark too, if you&rsquo;re lucky. Bigger screen? The 5.5in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oneplus-one-smartphone-image-leaked/news">OnePlus One</a> will do just nicely.</p> <p>But if price is the be-all and end-all of your smartphone decision, forget all those other smartphones and just buy a Moto E. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten"> </a></strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The ten best smartphones on the planet according to Stuff&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Two phones to be smug about - the Moto E and Moto G " alt="Moto E review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-screen_0.JPG?1402505056" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More budget brilliance from Motorola, the Moto E is the best smartphone you can buy for less than &pound;100</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E review: &quot;Budget brilliance&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best smartphone you can buy for less than £100 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-e/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-e/review#comments Android Motorola Smartphones Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:29:04 +0000 Sophie Charara 1438609 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola's Moto Stream easily adds Bluetooth connectivity to speakers and stereos http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-stream-adds-bluetooth-connectivity-speakers-and-stereos/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone and tablet accessory also allows multiple users to battle for sonic superiority </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto Stream" alt="Moto Stream" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-stream.jpg?1401935091" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What&rsquo;s the latest gadget to come out of Motorola? If you guessed a colorful Bluetooth adaptor that connects to nearly any stereo and includes social features, then&hellip; well, you&rsquo;re oddly prescient.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Moreover, the Moto Stream features a so-called &ldquo;Heist Mode,&rdquo; which allows up to five simultaneous devices to stay connected and choose tracks for everyone to hear. Don&rsquo;t like your mate&rsquo;s song choice? Dump it and steal the spotlight&mdash;or just be respectful and wait your turn. Your call.</p> <p>The Moto Stream is available now <a href="http://www.motorola.com/us/accessories-headphones-speakers/Moto-Stream/moto-stream.html">from Motorola&rsquo;s website</a> for US$49.99, and will be sold at Radio Shack locations starting this Friday.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2014/06/set-your-music-free-with-moto-stream.html">Official Motorola Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/lenny-bluetooth-speaker-elipson-and-habitat-most-beautiful-thing-weve-seen-all-ifa/news">Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&rsquo;ve seen all IFA</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OZgHGDGCBfc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-stream-adds-bluetooth-connectivity-speakers-and-stereos/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-stream-adds-bluetooth-connectivity-speakers-and-stereos/news#comments Motorola Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:19:59 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438484 at http://www.stuff.tv Moto 360 smartwatch could cost the same as a Pebble Steel http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competition fine print suggests that the Android Wear timepiece will be cheaper than expected – watch out, Pebble </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto 360 smartwatch likely to be cheaper than expected" alt="Moto 360 smartwatch likely to be cheaper than expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/android-wear-smartwatch-bike_0.jpg?1400819844" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the Moto X and Moto G smartphones, Motorola has been building a reputation as a maker of devices that are both affordable and high quality &ndash; and its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch looks set to continue the tradition.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it&rsquo;s hardly definitive confirmation that Motorola will actually sell the Moto 360 at that price, it&rsquo;s a strong suggestion that, in the US at least, the smartwatch will be competitively price. A UK price would probably be slightly higher to account for VAT and other factors, but &pound;200? We could see that.</p> <p>Given the novelty and unfamiliarity of smartwatches, pricing them affordably is one way to convince the general public to &ldquo;take a chance&rdquo; on them.</p> <p>The Moto 360 is likely to arrive in shops over the next few weeks, so we&rsquo;ll soon know for certain just how tough on your wallet it is. Stay tuned for more.</p> <p>[<a href="https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7pO9Fsdl6yYNy1QYWEtME9VQW8&amp;usp=sharing">Google Drive</a> via <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-360-valued-249-official-motorola-contest-rules">Android Central</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/8-things-you-need-know-about-android-wear/feature">8 things you need to know about Android Wear</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="A &quot;cheap&quot; Moto 360? We&#039;ll drink to that" alt="A &quot;cheap&quot; Moto 360? We&#039;ll drink to that" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-360-bar_1.jpg?1400819844" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/moto-360-smartwatch-likely-be-cheaper-expected/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moto 360 Motorola Wearable tech Thu, 22 May 2014 09:57:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1437627 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on with the Motorola Moto E http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This £90 smartphone looks like a fantastic bargain - we find out if it looks and feels the part, too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We loved the Moto E - until we picked up the Moto G again " alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-e-hands-on-review-main.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The much rumoured Moto E has arrived, serving up Android KitKat and serious specs for a ridiculously low price.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Moto G</a>&nbsp;won big, big sales for Motorola, so it&#39;ll have high hopes that the 4.3in E can repeat the trick.</p> <p>And after spending some hands-on time with it, we think there&#39;s a good chance it will do exactly that.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chunky but sturdy design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto E has a curvy build that nestles nicely in the hand. It&#39;s all plastic but doesn&#39;t feel plasticky - something of a holy grail for cheaper handsets.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">There are 20 swappable Motorola Shells to choose from, allowing you to pick a colour and feel that suits you. Regardless of your choice, it&#39;s a chunky handset at 12.3mm thick and 140g in weight.&nbsp;It feels nice and solid, though, unlike many creaky budget handsets, and comes in a slightly smaller form factor than the 4.5in Moto G.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Pick up a Moto G and the more expensive device instantly feels more premium, less toy-like - but the Moto E has charm of its own. The headphone jack is smack bang in the middle of the top edge and the single speaker has been moved to the front of the device for improved mobile video sonics.&nbsp;</p> <p>Removing the Shell reveals a non-swappable 1980mAh battery and microSD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage. Motrola confirmed that both media and Google Play apps can be stored on microSD on all its phones, the Moto E included.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Case on... case off.. case on... case off" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-cases.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Moto E and G" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-build-1.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Who you calling &#039;chunky&#039;?" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-build-3.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nice screen, pure Android... and a very basic camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moto E&#39;s 4.3in screen is lovely considering the device&#39;s price. At 960x540, it didn&#39;t exactly blow us away with sharp fonts and crisp video, but its contrast in particular has been pumped up and colours are reasonably punchy. Side-by-side with the Moto G it&#39;s not as bright and viewing angles aren&#39;t as expansive, but compared to the sub-&pound;100 competition, it seems a superb performer.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Motorola has stayed true to its promise to keep the device&#39;s Android KitKat 4.4 operating system as clean as possible - the number of additions, such as Motorola&#39;s new location-based Alert service, can be counted on one hand. That means the Moto E presents a clear, uncluttered and modern-looking interface. Android purists will be smitten.</p> <p class="p1">There is one downside, though. The Moto E&#39;s 5MP camera is underwhelming, with no LED flash and distinctly grainy photos. There&#39;s no front-facing camera at all.</p> <p class="p2">If your smartphone is your main snapper, the Moto E is unlikely to be for you, then - but that&#39;s as we expected. Phone photography wasn&#39;t the Moto G&#39;s forte either and, on the plus side, the camera app is at least a simple one-tap number.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The screen is decent rather than superb" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-screen.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Moto E and Moto G" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-build-2.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4000" height="3000" title="KitKat is nice and clean" alt="Motorola Mote E hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-e-hands-on-review-android.JPG?1400034437" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E hands-on review: Summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From our first play, the Moto E looks to be a tidy, fuss-free Android that offers a whole lot more than it has any right to at that &pound;90 price.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">It&#39;s on sale this week, so we&#39;ll be filing a full review soon. Stay tuned to Stuff.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Correction: This article originally stated that the Moto E has 4G which is incorrect. If 4G is essential for you, try the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news" target="_blank">new Moto G</a> on for size, instead.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news#comments Android Motorola Smartphones Tue, 13 May 2014 10:41:22 +0000 Sophie Charara 1437038 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto E - the £90 smartphone that doesn't scrimp on specifications http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/meet-moto-e-90-43in-smartphone-doesnt-scrimp-specs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto G is a tough act to follow - can Motorola give us an even better talent-to-value ratio with the Moto E? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto E is official " alt="Moto E is official " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-moto-E-news.png?1399984856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re on a tight budget or need a backup handset, we&#39;ve just found your next phone.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Moto E follows the Moto G&#39;s sterling work in providing powerful innards and impressive design in an Android handset for the masses. If you don&#39;t fancy shelling out &pound;500 once a year for a flagship device but want Android&#39;s latest bells and whistles, it might be your perfect device.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which Moto? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On first impressions, paying the extra for a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">Moto G</a> would seem to us the better bet long-term, as its ramped-up specifications will stave off obsolescence for a more extended period. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news">And as of today, the Moto G is available with LTE and microSD storage too</a>. On the other hand, the new Moto G costs a&nbsp;considerable &pound;60 more than the Moto E, so if 4G isn&#39;t essential, the &pound;100 Moto G with 3G could better fill your niche.</p> <p>Keep your eyes peeled for our hands-on impressions of the Moto E straight from Motorola&#39;s London launch event. The Moto E will be available from this week in the UK - good news if you like the look of the Moto G&#39;s smaller brother.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news">4G Motorola Moto G with LTE is here - the best budget phone on the planet just got better</a></strong></p> <p>Correction: This article originally stated that the Moto E has 4G which is incorrect. Try the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news">new Moto G</a>&nbsp;on for size, instead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto G (on the left) versus Moto E " alt="Moto G (on the left) versus Moto E " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-g-versus-moto-E.JPG?1399984856" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E is the world&#039;s cheapest 4G phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A £90 4G smartphone that doesn&#039;t scrimp on specifications </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/meet-moto-e-90-43in-smartphone-doesnt-scrimp-specs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/meet-moto-e-90-43in-smartphone-doesnt-scrimp-specs/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Tue, 13 May 2014 08:17:52 +0000 Sophie Charara 1437032 at http://www.stuff.tv 4G Motorola Moto G is here - the best budget phone on the planet just got better http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The most-bang-for-your-buck smartphone out there gets a high-speed refresh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto G with 4G is official " alt="Moto G with 4G is official " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-moto-g-4G-news.png?1405574445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto G was a tasty surprise when it arrived last year, mixing specs and value like no budget smartphone before it.</p> <p>All that was missing was a little extra something, the cherry on top to make it irresistible. Upgrading its 3G radio to a 4G one is that cherry.</p> <p>The Moto G with LTE also introduces another crucial upgrade to the original design: its 8GB or 16GB of storage can be supplemented with a microSD card of up to 32GB in size. If the Moto G was close to budget phone perfection last year, it&rsquo;s even closer now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 4G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everything we liked about the Moto G stays the same: the chunky, tough and colourful design, impressive 4.5in 720p screen, good-for-a-day battery and almost-stock Android KitKat OS, and the price is unchanged, too - &pound;150 SIM-free.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s a shame the shabby 5MP rear camera hasn&rsquo;t been given some love, but it&#39;s the one remaining weak point in an otherwise phenomenally good-value smartphone.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Read More</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news">Hands on with the &pound;90 4G Moto E&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>The original Moto G (minus LTE) will remain on sale, too, keeping its price ludicrously low - under &pound;100 for 8GB model, and around &pound;135 for the 16GB model.</p> <p>Also announced today is the even more affordable Motorola Moto E. Between that device, the Moto G range and the likes of Sony&#39;s excellent Xperia Z1 Compact, the roster of compelling, affordable Android phones with power and pixels to spare must be starting to worry Apple, which is sticking doggedly to premium price points.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/meet-moto-e-90-43in-smartphone-doesnt-scrimp-specs/news">Motorola Moto E - the &pound;90 4.3in smartphone that doesn&#39;t scrimp on specs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2951078874001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2951078874001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto Maker coming to the UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola&rsquo;s hinted previously that, following the Moto X&rsquo;s arrival in the UK in February, Moto Maker would soon join it. Execs confirmed today that we will be able to access Moto Maker on British shores this year - though no exact date was set.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s Moto Maker? In short, an online customisation service for the excellent Moto X. Buyers can personalise their Motorola handset with finishes including real wood and various colours (two front, 18 back, seven accent) plus print personal messages when they order.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Motorola Moto X review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Moto Maker the Moto X customisation service" alt="Moto Maker the Moto X customisation service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-maker_0.jpg?1405574445" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4G Motorola Moto G is here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best budget phone just got better </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moto-g/4g-motorola-moto-g-here-best-budget-phone-planet-just-got-better/news#comments Moto G Motorola Smartphones Tue, 13 May 2014 08:13:23 +0000 Sophie Charara 1437031 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Motorola’s cheap-but-mighty Moto E leaks, bigger and smaller LG G Pads announced, and a drastic Gmail overhaul in the works? http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-motorola-s-moto-e-budget-smartphone-leaks-biggersmaller-lg-g-pads-announced-an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the day off right by soaking in everything you missed this weekend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto E" alt="Moto E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motoe.jpg?1399881388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s Moto E images and details leak </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-g/review">called the Moto G</a> &ldquo;the most bang-for-your-buck smartphone on Earth&rdquo; just a few months back, but there&rsquo;s a new contender on the horizon: Motorola&rsquo;s own Moto E. Expected to be officially revealed tomorrow at an event in London, the new handset appeared on a Brazillian retailer&rsquo;s site over the weekend.</p> <p>According to the listed specs, the Moto E will feature a 4.3in display, a dual-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot that accepts cards up to 32GB in size. It also includes a 1,980mAh battery and a 5-megapixel back camera, and it&rsquo;ll accommodate variously colored Moto Shells on the back.</p> <p>No word on pricing, but with the better-equipped Moto G launching at &pound;135.00 not long ago, it&rsquo;s sure to be cheap. Considering the specs, it may not steal that bang-for-your-buck crown away from its older sibling, but it may well prove a very solid low-end smartphone option.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/New-Motorola-Moto-E-images-and-specs-revealed-colorful-Moto-Shells-included_id55990">PhoneArena</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/nokia-x-vs-motorola-moto-g-weigh/feature">Nokia X vs Motorola Moto G: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG introduces a trio of new G Pad tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last year&rsquo;s LG G Pad 8.3 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-pad-83/review">impressed us</a> with fabulous design, a very sharp screen, and strong performance and battery life, but it proved just a bit expensive, not to mention overshadowed by headline 7in tablets. However, it seems that LG wants to compete on more fronts with the tablet line, as it just announced 7in, 8in, and 10.1in G Pad models.</p> <p>All three will be on display this week at the MedPI 2014 trade show in Monaco, although LG has yet to reveal pricing or availability details. We do know that all three will include the company&rsquo;s QPair 2.0 feature for linking an Android phone over Bluetooth for notifications on the tablet, as well as Knock Code, LG&rsquo;s personalized tap-based unlocking scheme.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64493">LG Newsroom</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/11/lg-g-pad-7-8-10.1/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-tablets-year/feature">Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Apple iPad Air is our Tablet of the Year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="594" title="LG G Pad" alt="LG G Pad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-gpads.jpg?1399881388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Minimal new Gmail interface inbound? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to purported screen grabs obtained by Geek.com, Gmail may sport a much different, ultra-minimal interface in the future. The images show a very clean and sparse display with the list of emails floating in the middle of the screen, a fly-in menu on the left for access to folders and groups, and a series of bubbles on the lower right that allow you to compose messages or set reminders.</p> <p>Assuming the screens are real and Google is actually going ahead with this redesign, when might we see it in action? No idea on that front, though Gmail features are often optional and it&rsquo;s hard to believe that Google would force all users to accept such a drastic shift without time to adjust. That said, we&rsquo;re excited to see how this slick new approach actually pans out under the weight of a heavy inbox load.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.geek.com/apps/google-is-testing-new-web-based-gmail-features-1593555/">Geek.com</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/8-essential-google-chrome-os-apps-get-your-chromebook-flying/feature">8 Google Chrome OS apps to get your Chromebook flying</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="614" title="Rumored Gmail overhaul" alt="Rumored Gmail overhaul" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gmail-new.png?1399881388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Riding a roller coaster with Oculus Rift on? A couple of devs did it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d-AyS3Laazo" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>It sounds far-fetched for sure, but seeing is believing with the above clip. As the story at Road to VR details, a pair of game developers created a simulation of a real-life roller coaster&mdash;and then rode the real thing while wearing the Oculus Rift and viewing the virtual version, which was set against an outer space backdrop.</p> <p>The developers snuck in the Rift and a laptop under heavy clothing, then one busted out the headset before the first big drop while the other filmed the chaos. Of course, we&rsquo;d suggest actually experiencing real-life roller coasters when you&rsquo;re paying for access (and strapped in), but surely there&rsquo;s some great benefit here to the future of VR. Or it&rsquo;s just a hilarious gag that&#39;s worth a quick moment of your time.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.roadtovr.com/two-indie-devs-snuck-concealed-oculus-rift-laptop-onto-rollercoaster-ride-lifetime/">Road to VR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/jaunts-crazy-multi-lens-camera-records-insanely-immersive-movies-oculus-rift/news">Jaunt&#39;s crazy multi-lens camera records insanely immersive movies for the Oculus Rift</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-motorola-s-moto-e-budget-smartphone-leaks-biggersmaller-lg-g-pads-announced-an#comments Android Gmail Google LG Motorola Oculus Mon, 12 May 2014 04:56:41 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1436943 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto X+1 with a 5.2in 1080p screen and 12MP camera could be on the way http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Moto X could soon have a bigger, faster, stronger brother </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hello Moto" alt="Motorola Moto X+1 with a 5.2in 1080p screen and 12MP camera could be on the way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-x-close.jpg?1398735241" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stuff dubbed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/motorola-moto-x/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a>&nbsp;the best phone Motorola has ever produced, which is why we&#39;re glad to see rumours of its successor crop up online.</p> <p>The tentatively-named Moto X+1 has appeared on benchmark site GFX bench, with an XT912A model number. While this is an identical model number to the existing Moto X, is specs suggest that we&#39;re looking at a newer, improved handset.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:04:57 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1436290 at http://www.stuff.tv