Motorola http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/all en-SG How to design a smartwatch - the Moto 360 prototypes that didn't make the cut http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iwatch/how-not-design-smartwatch-moto-360-prototypes-didnt-make-cut/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff goes behind the scenes at Motorola&#039;s Chicago HQ to see the squares and squircles it threw out before building the gorgeous 360 </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="An exploded view of the Moto 360&#039;s components" alt="An exploded view of the Moto 360&#039;s components" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-proto-2.jpg?1410486801" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto 360 isn&#39;t a smartwatch, the same way the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-hint/ifa-2014/moto-hint-tiny-voice-controlled-earbud-future/news">Moto Hint </a>- its sci-fi wireless earbud - isn&#39;t a Bluetooth headset. At least that&#39;s what Motorola keeps telling us as we take a tour of the labs, testing rooms and Model Shop of its new Chicago HQ.&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="/sg/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola began its hunt for the perfect smartwatch design with prototypes that look eerily similar to the first Android Wear devices we tested - the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/samsung-gear-live/review">Samsung Gear Live</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch</a>.</p> <p>With traditional square display technology, the only way to make the watches more approachable was to try to sculpt the sharp edges and corners of these designs. Working with wrist trees - to illustrate the size of the smallest to biggest female wrists and the smallest to biggest male wrists - the team realised that a square display and a form overmoulded with rubber created large gaps where the straps met the body. The fit was better with the straps on hinges &ndash;&nbsp;but still not perfect.</p> <p>With the Model Shop&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3d-printers-go-head-printhead/feature" target="_blank">MakerBot Replicator</a>, alongside higher res Objet printers, designers could make low fidelity models on their lunch breaks. But they didn&#39;t just 3D print these square form factors, they spent time and energy making working models that each ran early versions of the software. UI screens and watch faces were also tweaked on-screen then printed onto the back of glass and slotted in to the prototype housing for usability and readability tests.</p> <p>Ultimately, though, none made the cut.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;These all feel like a gadget. They look like a gadget. So we said - we need to reset, we need to take a step back,&quot; says Dickon Isaacs, Design Director. </p> <p>We&#39;re beginning to think Motorola just 100% hates gadgets, when he explains the allure of the circle.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Time has always been a circle,&quot; says Isaacs as he points to a whiteboard with sketches of square screens, fully circular screens and Motorola&#39;s final choice. &quot;Sundials. The first pocket watch. Wristwatches. Analogue watches. 80 per cent of all watches sold globally are round.&nbsp;There&#39;s a lot of strength inherent in the material, stainless steel, but also, the circle is an incredibly strong structure from an engineering perspective.&quot;</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="Draw a watch and you get a circle " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-4_0_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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="See-through smartwatch! Not in production, sadly " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-1-1_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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="Look familiar? Moto rejected these square designs " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-3.jpg?1410486801" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="The resident MakerBot 3D printer at Moto HQ&#039;s Model Shop " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-12.jpg?1410486801" /> </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>A few reviewers have moaned about the black area that cuts off the bottom of the 360&#39;s 1.56in LCD and houses the display drivers and ambient light sensor. And in the last few months, rivals such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review">LG&#39;s G Watch R</a>,&nbsp;with a truly round display, have popped up&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but sporting chunkier bezels. We think Motorola made the right choice.</p> <p>The round display, round form factor and slim bezels wouldn&#39;t have been possible without the &#39;slice&#39;, as Moto execs call it. &quot;We could have put the drivers outside, that would make a perfectly round display but definitely not a round watch,&quot; says Lior Ron, VP Product Management. &quot;There would be drivers and big bezels outside the display.&quot; </p> <p>Explaining why Motorola didn&#39;t go the G Watch R route, Isaacs adds: &quot;If you design with this component but try to keep a pure object, it isn&#39;t compelling, it doesn&#39;t feel modern. The proportions of the border aren&#39;t great. We wanted something that felt more elegant.&quot; </p> <p>It also passes the wrist tree test, helping with the overall fit of the watch. Wicks tells us that the placement of the display drivers means that the watchbands can be attached closer to the centre of your wrist and this gives a more versatile range of comfortable fit across different wrist sizes.&nbsp;</p> <p>To fully &quot;achieve round&quot;, Motorola engineers had to build the custom display from scratch and work hard to fit the battery, processor and sensors into the circular, 11.5mm high housing.&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="Once Moto had agreed on round, then the real challenge began " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-8_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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="Mike Yankey, our Moto tour guide, with an Objet printer and wearing Moto Hint" alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-13_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The moment has arrived. Our first hands on time with the Moto 360 in a dark chill-out area of the HQ, filled with props (from an amateur chef&#39;s station to a fixie bike) to show off its usefulness. The first thing Wicks wants us to focus on is the fit and feel, the quality of the locally sourced Horween leather for the bands, the smell and the texture. The message? Less stats, more craft.&nbsp;</p> <p>Isaacs nipped over to the famous watch show Baselworld in Switzerland to see what makes traditional watchmakers tick. The precision and attention to detail on these luxury objects left their mark.</p> <p>Everything on the 360 was rapid prototyped and refined, then rapid prototyped and refined again&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;down to the power button on the side which, like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a>, mimics regular analogue watch design. The black and grey leather bands weren&#39;t selected from the Horween tannery&#39;s existing palette. Instead the team worked with the leather craftsmen, using the Pantone system as a reference, to match the colour target of the stainless steel bodies ending up with &quot;a whole host of greys and a range of subtleties in the blacks.&quot;</p> <p>No wonder it was a bit late.&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="Round screen, round body " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5098_0.JPG?1410486801" /> </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="Strapless 360 bodies " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-9_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The quality of the materials used on the Moto 360 is lovely compared to, say, rubber bands but while the Moto 360 is the first watch to really get compared to analogue designs, it&#39;s still &#39;only&#39; &pound;200 (S$410). We know that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a> <em>starts</em> at US$350 (S$443) but Apple&#39;s keeping schtum on how much the 18-karat gold Watch Edition will cost. Will we see a &pound;13,000 (S$26,695) Moto 360? Or a cheaper watch?&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;This is day zero for us,&quot; says Isaacs. &quot;If there&#39;s people crying out for more variety through the price tiers, we&#39;ll go for it. We feel confident we&#39;ve started in the right place. If you start lower, it&#39;s harder to go up strategically.&quot;</p> <p>It&#39;s also worth noting that this is no <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble</a> in terms of its customisability. Alternative watchbands can be used with the 360 but it&#39;s not exactly being encouraged. It&#39;s a spring pin, a watch industry mechanism, so swapping between Motorola straps is easy enough. Straps will be sold separately in the US for US$29 (S$37) for leather and US$99 (S$125) for light and dark stainless steel - no SG prices for now.&nbsp;</p> <p>But Motorola won&#39;t guarantee performance, particularly with other metal straps. Its own straps have a plastic space to isolate the band and optimise the 360&#39;s antennas.&nbsp;</p> <p>The body comes in light grey or black steel and two leather band colours, black and grey, are available at launch. The first two stainless steel straps are coming soon and more colours and materials are promised. For now, Motorola doesn&#39;t want to overwhelm us and is instead sticking to this &quot;classical&quot; and &quot;timeless&quot; range. Then again, this is the company that created Moto Maker&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;which lets you customise your Moto X with almost any accent colour or material known to man.&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="3D printed strap and the final stainless steel versions " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-5_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for the next-gen Moto 360, that&#39;s hiding behind the paper covering one of Motorola&#39;s nine CNC machines as we conclude our tour.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you&#39;re doing what a lot of tech blogs advise and sensibly waiting for &#39;Version 2&#39;, you won&#39;t be waiting too long. Moto execs won&#39;t be pressed on the next 360 release date but Isaacs hints that a year would be too long to wait for its second gen watch.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;We don&#39;t rest, so on to the next one!&quot; he grins. &quot;But not too soon. I don&#39;t want to comment on other people&#39;s strategy [we&#39;ve just asked about LG] but we want to create products that are enduring and have a sense of universal appeal that can make them last.</p> <p>Sometimes people style an object too much. We don&#39;t approach design that way, it&#39;s not a style exercise. It&#39;s about a blend of form and function to get to something that someone hopefully keeps for a long period of time.&quot;</p> <p>Seven days and counting for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Moto 360 </a>strapped to our wrists.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wearable-tech/top-ten">Stuff&#39;s ten best wearables, fitness trackers and smartwatches</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="Where Moto watchfaces are born " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-10_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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="1199" height="900" title="Next-gen Moto watches in the CNC machine " alt="Moto 360 prototypes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-11_0.jpg?1410486801" /> </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"><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"> Making the Moto 360 </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"> Motorola tells us how to design a smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-proto-caro.jpg?1410486801" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iwatch/how-not-design-smartwatch-moto-360-prototypes-didnt-make-cut/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iwatch/how-not-design-smartwatch-moto-360-prototypes-didnt-make-cut/feature#comments Android Wear Google Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Watch Wearable tech Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:49:03 +0000 Elissa Loi 1447384 at http://www.stuff.tv The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/desire-820/samsung-galaxy-note-4-out-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a moment and catch up on the news you missed from IFA 2014 </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="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is out, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just hours ago, Apple unveiled its latest battalion of mobile devices. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean you turn a blind eye on the latest tech gear that got released at the recent IFA 2014 event in Berlin.</p> <p>To make your lives easier from having to weed through a ton if IFA 2014 stories, we&rsquo;ve collated the top 5 releases from the event into this story &ndash; you can thank us later.&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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 </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 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official. With a screen size the same as its predecessor (5.7in), the new phablet is anything but a small upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It&rsquo;s got a better screen resolution, enhanced display, a better camera for you selfies lovers, and upgraded insides, amongst others.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-note-4/behold-samsung-galaxy-note-4/news">Behold, this is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4</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="604" height="453" title="Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 " alt="Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> No more teasing – this is the Moto 360 </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>After months of keeping us waiting, Motorola&rsquo;s released what we think could possibly be the most popular Android Wear smartwatch to the market. The model features a circular watchface (that&rsquo;s been its unique selling proposition) and is already available in the US. We&rsquo;re hoping it reaches our end of the earth shortly after. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-200-and-coming-uk-october/news">It&rsquo;s finally out &ndash; here&rsquo;s a closer look at Motorola&rsquo;s Moto 360&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="604" height="453" title="No more teasing – this is the Moto 360" alt="No more teasing – this is the Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_0.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 </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 HTC Desire 820 is a mid-range phone full of surprises. For one, it packs a 8MP camera on the front &ndash; which means you&rsquo;ll be able to take amazing selfies, and it also shoots 1080p videos. It&rsquo;s a colourful lot too; it comes in a choice of five different colours, with contrasting accents. Have your pick.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/desire-820/ifa-2014/htc-desire-820-packs-64-bit-processor-and-8mp-selfie-snapper/news">HTC Desire 820 packs a 64-bit processor and an 8MP selfies snapper</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="567" height="425" title="Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 " alt="Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 </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>Sony&rsquo;s apparently eyeing Apple&rsquo;s throne and has created the Xperia Z3 Compact to compete with the purported iPhone 6. The 4.6in unit as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5Ghz, an improved battery life, and a whopping 20.7MP camera amongst other features.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-sony-xperia-z3-compact-will-give-iphone-6-run-its-money/news"> IFA 2014: Sony launches Xperia Z3 Compact to do battle with iPhone 6&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="604" height="453" title="The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 " alt="The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_1.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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"> Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update </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 successor to Nokia Cyan is all about &ldquo;creating the perfect shot&rdquo;. Upgrades have been done to the operating system to improve the Camera app &ndash; you can expect a better app load time as well as better transition timing between shots. It&rsquo;s also made improvements to Cortana; now, you can activate it just by saying &ldquo;hey Cortana&rdquo;.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumia-830/microsoft-s-lumia-denim-update-comes-improved-camera-app/news">Microsoft&rsquo;s Lumia Denim update comes with an improved camera app</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="567" height="425" title="Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update " alt="Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_0.jpeg?1410327415" /> </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/sg/desire-820/samsung-galaxy-note-4-out-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Desire 820 Galaxy Note 4 HTC Moto 360 Motorola Nokia Round-up Wednesday Samsung Smartphones Smartwatch Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447037 at http://www.stuff.tv You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company’s launched a trade-in program that gives you up to US$300 for your old phone </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="443" title="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" alt="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mototrade.jpg?1410162392" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Count your lucky stars if you own a smartphone (which is anyone and everyone these days, right?) &ndash; Motorola&rsquo;s got for you a sweet deal that might be too good to be true and it&rsquo;s possibly one that you can&rsquo;t refuse.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A worthy deal? </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 amount you are stipulated to get back really depends on how old your trade-in phone is, and how badly damaged it is too. We tried to key in details of a 16GB iPhone 5S (in an immaculate condition), and that itself came up to US$240 (S$301) so we&rsquo;re not quite sure which units will get you US$300&nbsp;(S$376).</p> <p>After you send in your old device within 30 days of the confirmed online trade-in, Motorola issues you a Visa pre-paid card for the quoted amount, which you can then use purchase your new Motorola Moto x or Moto G.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve already pre-ordered any of the two units, you just have to submit your proof of purchase. But it&rsquo;s worth taking note that you must have made that purchase through MotoMaker.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve contacted Motorola to see if this program will be rolled out to Singapore, and will update the story once we hear from them. Until then, if you&rsquo;re really interested in the trade-in, you can get your friends or family in the US to help.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/leaks-motorola-moto-e-4g-lte-has-surfaced/news">Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE have surfaced&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_trade_in_gives_you_up_to_300_for_your_old_phone-news-9569.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</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="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" alt="You can now trade in your old smartphone for the new Motorola Moto X or Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motoo.jpg?1410162392" /> </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/sg/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-g-2014/you-can-now-trade-your-old-smartphone-new-motorola-moto-x-or-moto-g/news#comments Moto G (2014) Moto X Motorola Smartphones Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:36:10 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446936 at http://www.stuff.tv Moto Hint is a tiny voice controlled earbud from the future http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-hint/ifa-2014/moto-hint-tiny-voice-controlled-earbud-future/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola has done the impossible and made Bluetooth headsets cool </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 Hint" alt="Moto Hint" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-hint.jpg?1411011469" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 2013 film Her pointed to a future of ubiquitous digital assistants &ndash; and now Motorola&#39;s bringing it to life with the Moto Hint.</p> <p>The trouble with current voice-controlled devices like Siri or Google Now is that using them is a bit of a faff.</p> <p>If you&#39;re not wearing headphones and a mic, you have to take your phone out of your pocket and hold it up to your mouth to talk into it &ndash; and by that point, you might as well just unlock the screen and tap away.</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="/sg/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"> Good morning, Hint </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 Hint is designed first and foremost with the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x-2014/review" target="_blank">Moto X</a>&rsquo;s customised voice commands in mind.</p> <p>Say &lsquo;Good morning&rsquo; when you first pop it in, and it&#39;ll serve up the details of the day&#39;s first meeting; say &lsquo;Goodnight&rsquo; and it&#39;ll switch your smartphone to sleep mode.</p> <p>But you don&rsquo;t need a Motorola to get an invite to the party. Other Android phones can be used with the standard Google Now command phrase. The Hint can even work with Siri on iPhones although this isn&rsquo;t completely touchless. There&rsquo;s a small capacitive touch area on the Hint that iPhone users will have to tap to activate the iPhone&rsquo;s voice assistant.</p> <p>The battery life isn&rsquo;t great - 3.3 hours for the Hint itself with an extra two charges in the neat charging case that Motorola is launching alongside the accessory. Plus IR sensors provide extra cleverness to extend the battery life as it turns itself on and off. The sensors can detect when you push the Moto Hint into your ear (which requires a bit of twisting to get it snug) or take it out.</p> <p>We tried sticking a Moto Hint in our ear at the Chicago launch event - it was too big for our tiny ears but there&rsquo;s three different sizes of buds. But we weren&rsquo;t able to test it out ourselves just yet &ndash; check back for our hands-on impressions as soon as we can prise one from Motorola&#39;s hands. We said Moto Hint is from the future &ndash; and we weren&rsquo;t joking.</p> <p>There are no concrete details on when it will come to the UK and Europe but Motorola has put the timeframe as &lsquo;in the coming months&rsquo;. We&#39;re hoping it hits Asia shortly after.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x-2014/review" target="_blank">Motorola Moto X (2014) hands on</a></strong></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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CLEF-Rq39D4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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 Hint" alt="Moto Hint" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-hint-01.jpg?1411011469" /> </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 Hint" alt="Moto Hint" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-hint-02.jpg?1411011469" /> </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"> Hello, Moto Hint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto-hint.jpg?1411011466" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-hint/ifa-2014/moto-hint-tiny-voice-controlled-earbud-future/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-hint/ifa-2014/moto-hint-tiny-voice-controlled-earbud-future/news#comments IFA 2014 Moto Hint Motorola Wearable tech Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:20:57 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446758 at http://www.stuff.tv Moto X (2014) hands on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x-2014/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get our hands on the second gen Moto X&#039;s aluminium and glass and leather and wood and.. </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 X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN5087%202.JPG?1410185432" /> </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="/sg/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto X won&#39;t win any spec wars. No world firsts or gimmicks either.&nbsp;</p> <p>But Motorola&#39;s new flagship smartphone will wiggle its way into your shortlist anyway.&nbsp;How? Almost pure Android. A gorgeous new 5.2in Full HD display. 13MP camera with a ring flash. And - how could we forget - more customisation than last year&#39;s X.&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"> S$-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"> Idiot-proof DIY 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>Even a total dummy couldn&#39;t spoil the Moto X&#39;s good looks and sturdy build.&nbsp;</p> <p>Like the first Moto X, it feel well made, is splash-resistant and with a small curve sits in the hand nicely even though the 2014 edition is bigger in both dimensions. It&#39;s both taller and wider than its predecessor to accomodate the new 5.2in display so it&#39;s no longer the snug option. And while it&#39;s not really &quot;edge to edge&quot;, with bezels that skinny we&#39;re not complaining. It doesn&#39;t get the new stereo speakers on the 2014 Moto G, which is a shame.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the front it looks a bit like an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3</a> - another smartphone that&#39;s serious about not wasting space. The G3&#39;s screen is bigger, at 5.5in, but the Moto X does come in both slightly smaller and lighter at 145g. And as Moto is keen to point out, it&#39;s the same width as the Galaxy S5 with more screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speaking of the front, this bit is still only available in black and white. There&#39;s a new aluminium frame (lighter on the white model and a darker titanium on the black model) and a couple of aluminium accents too to bump up the Moto X&#39;s premium credentials. Everything else is down to you - choosing from 25 different materials for the rear including real leather and woods, ten choices of accent colours and the option to engrave a name or message on the back. &nbsp;</p> <p>Even the Moto Xs with matte plastic backs feel solid and expensive to the touch when fondled. And with more photo realistic renders on Moto&#39;s improved Moto Maker site, it&#39;s easier to see what the finished product will look like when you&#39;re done.&nbsp;</p> <p>So Moto outclasses both Samsung and LG in the design department. But can it compete on components?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review&nbsp;&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="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5078.JPG?1410185432" /> </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 X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5081.JPG?1410185432" /> </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="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5039.JPG?1410185432" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X (2014) hands on review " alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5055.JPG?1410185432" /> </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"> Bigger, sharper screen </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 paper, Motorola is playing catch up with the Moto X&#39;s bigger, sharper display. But up close, it doesn&#39;t feel like a second-class screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we said earlier, it&#39;s almost all screen on front so that certainly helps the first impression. It won&#39;t dazzle you into submission like the bright, vibrant Galaxy S5 screen or Sony&#39;s eye-caressing Z3 screen.&nbsp;But it is big, at 5.2in versus the original&#39;s 4.7in, and it is sharp thanks to the new Full HD 423ppi resolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>With AMOLED tech used in the display, everything looks nice and punchy. It looks bright enough to be readable outdoors - though we haven&#39;t had a chance to test this properly - and it&#39;s been treated to Gorilla Glass for extra protection. Our only concern at this stage is that whites don&#39;t look as pure as we&#39;d like. This was a slight issue on the first Moto X - far from a dealbreaker but also not the very best.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another tiny moan - Motorola seems to think you can use this 5.2in screen with one hand but we struggled to reach around the whole thing with our thumb. It&#39;s no slight to Moto&#39;s efforts though. A big screen is a big screen.</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" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5073.JPG?1410185432" /> </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"> Seriously clever 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>More megapixels. Ring flash. 4K video. The second-gen Moto X pulls out all the stops with its new camera and we&#39;re excited to see if it can match the superphones.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&#39;s a new 13MP sensor with an f/2.25 lens which should improve on the first Moto X&#39;s decent but not jawdropping images. Round the front a 2MP camera that takes 1080p video and be commanded by voice to &#39;Take a selfie&#39; completes the set-up.&nbsp;The ring flash around the main camera is another addition, designed to provide softer light - we didn&#39;t get a chance to try this out during our morning at Moto&#39;s nicely lit Chicago HQ but we&#39;d bet your friends&#39; faces will thank you.&nbsp;</p> <p>The camera app itself doesn&#39;t look too different. It&#39;s simple enough to tap the screen and shoot (if you wish) but with more options to choose from when you swipe from the left of the viewfinder. We preferred to use tap to focus when testing the first Moto X and the Moto G and we&#39;re glad this is still an option. Neither tactic quite has the magic of a Galaxy S5 shooting spot-on rapid fire pics though and real photo enthusiasts will want more controls to muck about with.&nbsp;</p> <p>Adding to the (hit and miss) wrist-twisting Quick Capture feature from last year, Motorola&#39;s continuing its mission to make sure we get the right snap everytime with a new feature. The clever camera detects both faces and people/objects in motion - two subjects that tend to mess up photos if you&#39;re a second too early or late. It then automagically takes more than one shot when you start snapping. By tapping on an icon in the bottom left, you can then see what the Moto X thinks is the best possible shot - in focus, no blinking etc - and choose to save one, both or neither.&nbsp;</p> <p>The last feature that Motorola showed us on the Moto X is Highlight Reel. Essentially exactly the same feature as HTC launched on the One and One (M8) it groups together stills and footage into soundtracked montages that you can share. You can tweak the length, the images it includes and the music. It might not be Motorola&#39;s idea but trust us, if you get the Moto X you&#39;ll end up using it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8) - with Video Highlights - tested&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" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5063.JPG?1410185432" /> </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" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5072.JPG?1410185432" /> </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" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5092.JPG?1410185432" /> </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"> The phone that knows when you&#039;re home </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 new Moto X is packed full of the kind of handy features that don&#39;t make sexy adverts but do make smartphone users very happy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Everything we liked on the original has been refined and improved. Moto&#39;s added the ability to completely customise the touchless voice control command from sleep. So you can say &quot;OK Google&quot; or &quot;Hey Moto X&quot; if you&#39;re imagination-deprived or well, anything from &quot;What&#39;s up, doc?&quot; to &quot;Show me the money&quot;.</p> <p>Google&#39;s voice recognition is getting better and better and the Moto X adds support for posting to Facebook, sending WhatsApp messages or playing a YouTube video via touchless voice control. It works pretty seamlessly with no swiping and prodding whatsoever and the accuracy is partly down to the four mics dotted around the Moto X which reduce background noise.&nbsp;</p> <p>New IR sensors - one combined with the front facing camera - give us Moto Actions. Gestures include moving your hand above the screen to see up to three recent notifications in sleek monochrome bubbles, via Moto Display, and waving a hand over to silence alarms or incoming phone calls.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then there&#39;s Moto Assist. This has been around for a while but it&#39;s getting smarter. We saw demos of the Moto X going into sleep mode at a &#39;Good Night&#39; command and switching itself into a home mode, via geofencing tech, that reads out text messages automatically. If GPS is on, it can even tell when you&#39;re driving based on speed and background noise picked up by those mics. Simple, useful and squeezing maximum functionality out of Google&#39;s tech, we can&#39;t wait to test everything out in real life.&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="Moto X (2014) hands on review" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5075.JPG?1410185432" /> </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"> Just enough power </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 terms of specs, it&#39;s another case of Motorola doing well to keep up with the Samsungs and LGs while maintaining a slightly lower price point. A respectable spec sheet of a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM means the Moto X is nice and powerful and for the past year, Motorola handsets have consistently performed better than devices running on similar silicon.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&#39;s because of its &quot;Pure Android&quot; approach. It&#39;s not 100% stock - Moto has added voice and contextual bits and bobs here and there, as detailed above. But it&#39;s as close as you&#39;ll get on a non-Nexus and we predict that in day-to-day use this will shine. We had a brief play on Asphalt 8, which performed without a stutter, but we&#39;ll be testing it properly when we get our hands on a review unit.&nbsp;</p> <p>The same can&#39;t be said for the battery. It&#39;s a bit bigger this time around, at 2300mAh, but with Moto quoting a day&#39;s use, we&#39;re not expecting it to compete with the 3000mAh+ units in the likes of the LG G3 and the Sony Xperia Z3. Perhaps our favourite battery-related tidbit from the launch, though, was a brief glimpse at its Turbo wall charger. It&#39;s an optional accessory that Motorola claims will top your Moto X up with up to eight hours of battery after just 15 minutes. So if you don&#39;t fancy carrying battery packs around, you can dash in and out of your house and not sit around waiting for your phone to charge.&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" alt="Moto X (2014) hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5090.JPG?1410185432" /> </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"> Initial 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>It might not be a smartphone to jump up and down about but the new Moto X could be the always on, always helpful handset we never knew we needed.&nbsp;</p> <p>It feels lovely, it competes with the best on specs and raw power and you can&#39;t get this level of customisation anywhere else.&nbsp;</p> <p>Chances are we&#39;ll hope for a longer battery life when we get a review unit to test. And the camera, too, could prove to be outsnapped. But with a relatively affordable &pound;420 (S$860) pricetag, Motorola&#39;s launched a voicetastic, sensorific smartphone that could ensnare Android purists looking for a device with a few advantages over a Nexus 5. Stay put for a Stuff.tv review.&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"> 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"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x-2014/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x-2014/review#comments Android Moto X Motorola Smartphones Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:05:21 +0000 Elissa Loi 1446675 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Moto 360 hands on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve got the best-looking smartwatch in the world on our wrist - and we might never take it off again </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="Moto 360 hands on review " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN5098_0.JPG?1411011466" /> </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="/sg/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve had a Moto 360 strapped to our wrist for the last 12 hours and we&#39;re not going back to square smartwatches.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&#39;s not to say the would-be Android Wear icon is perfect, nothing was going to live up to our sky high hopes for it. But it&#39;s hard to take your eyes off one, especially the stainless steel model, and it&#39;s not as huge and wrist-swamping as some of the images flying around the web make it look.&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"> S$-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"> Oh this? This is my sexy, round, early adopter smartwatch </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>When a device is as sleek, futuristic and eye-catching as the Moto 360 you can do one of two things. Wear one under a shirt and suit so that you can easily peep at the circular smartwatch as and when you need to. This is the way all the Motorola execs do it - we didn&#39;t even notice many of them had the 360 on at first glance.&nbsp;</p> <p>The second thing you can do is slyly turn your wrist around or pretend there&#39;s an itch on your arm so that you can bring the Moto into people&#39;s eyeline to get more attention.</p> <p>That&#39;s what we&#39;ve been doing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Because it looks awesome and we want to show it off. Even in a room full of other people who are wearing a Moto 360.</p> <p>It takes up about the same amount of space on your wrist as a regular analogue watch, or for that matter the square LG G Watch (which looks even more uninspired in design now we&#39;ve sat it next to the Moto atop our wrist). It is chunky though at 11.3mm high so it does sort of declare its presence even if you don&#39;t want it too. At least, then, it&#39;s light. The 360 with a black leather strap, the unit we&#39;ve been given to review, weighs just 49g. That&#39;s heavy enough so you know it&#39;s there but light enough to avoid feeling like you have a tiny computer strapped to your arm.&nbsp;</p> <p>The steel body feels sturdy with a perfectly smooth circular edge and a single power button on the right hand side. We tried winding it - nothing happened but still, it&#39;s a nice borrowing from watch design school. If you select the watchface with a ticking hand and two timezone dials then squint, it could be an IWC. &nbsp;</p> <p>Some people will moan about the strip that cuts off the bottom of the circular screen. But Moto showed us the alternative in its Model Shop. A fully round screen, with no room for the display drivers, would have meant much bigger bezels. In fact, the prototype Motorola threw out looks a little like LG&#39;s G Watch R. We think Moto made the right choice.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="567" height="425" title="It&#039;s hip to be round " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2378_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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 clasp of the stainless steel strap " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2362_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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="The strip at the bottom means small bezels all round " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2321_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Spot the watch " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2368_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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"> Glanceable, Pretty Sharp </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&#39;ve established the screen is round but is it any good?&nbsp;</p> <p>Easily glanceable, yes. At 1.56in it&#39;s nice and big and while colours don&#39;t pop off the display in a fit of vibrancy, they look appealing and fit in with the 360&#39;s understated looks. At 205ppi, the 360&#39;s resolution is about as sharp as smartwatches get. That means text looks fairly crisp but not if you get up close and really stare at it. There&#39;s also a little distortion around the very edge as the glass is slightly raised above the steel body but it&#39;s nothing that gets in the way.&nbsp;</p> <p>The display&#39;s not an OLED as the rumours suggested but a backlit LCD. One nice feature is auto brightness, something we haven&#39;t seen on the LG or Samsung and that&#39;s sure to help make the battery last. It will need to be cranked up for outdoors though as the top of the 360 gets quite reflecty. We&#39;ll test out how the Moto holds up in direct sunlight for the full review.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&#39;s Gorilla Glass 3 coating the screen to help protect it from scratches and bumps which, together with the IP67 waterproofing, should make for a surprisingly robust little smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="567" height="425" title="Auto brightness is a neat feature " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5103_0.JPG?1411011466" /> </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"> Why the round 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>The Moto, as expected, has the best Android Wear watchfaces so far. From an animated ticking clock face with timezone dials to a stylish rotating set of circles, they really show off the form factor. There&#39;s only seven, yes seven, to get started with but we&#39;re hoping to be able to download many more in a matter of days. With Moto holding competitions for watchface designs, we don&#39;t think it will stick at seven for long. Like the Gear Live and G Watch, you can set the watchface to always on, or &#39;ambient&#39; here - the 360 warns that this decreases battery life but hey, a watch is for telling the time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Everything else about Android Wear - the menu list, pulling down to mute and see the battery, swipeable cards - is exactly as it was on the Wear watches we&#39;ve tested so far. Now cards have a bit more room to breathe, thanks to the round screen, but each one only requires a short flick to the right to get rid of.&nbsp;</p> <p>Motorola tells us that plenty of Android Wear apps are, or will be, optimised for the round display - notifications certainly are and we&#39;ve seen some examples, such as recipes from Allthecooks, making full use of the screen. With the Moto 360 going on sale this week in the US, developers won&#39;t waste any time tweaking Wear apps.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="567" height="425" title="Google Now would beat us at Scrabble - it&#039;s THAT smart " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2377_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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="Yes, master " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2392_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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"> Slightly bumpy start </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>&nbsp;</p> <p>We already have a soft spot for the Moto but that doesn&#39;t mean we&#39;re blind to its little flaws.</p> <p>We&#39;ve had a couple of teething problems with the 360 already. Pairing to our Android phone went smoothly but soon after the Bluetooth connection decided to drop out. Now, every single smartwatch we&#39;ve tested has done this once or twice - even the ever reliable Pebble - so we can forgive this but we&#39;re keeping an eye on it all the time.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve also noticed a teensy bit of lag with Google Now cards coming through. A few were stuttery as they popped up or were swiped away. And one card was blank until we tapped on it.&nbsp;</p> <p>We might not have paid much attention if it weren&#39;t for the fact that the G Watch and Gear Live we&#39;ve been wearing for the past month or so both performed better. After the initial flurry of helpful Chicago based updates though - local buses, baseball scores and the time at home in London - the 360 calmed down a little. Again, this might be a blip so we&#39;ll keep testing.</p> <p>The good news? The heart rate monitor works, though as with Samsung we&#39;d stick to sports accessories for medical readings. It looks pretty too - like someone kidnapped the iOS designers in charge of the clock and compass UI and forced them to create a heart rate app.</p> <p>The wrist flicking gesture to turn the screen on, or from &#39;ambient&#39; to on, works well enough too, almost every time, and voice search and commands are just as excellent as on other Android Wear watches. That&#39;s Google doing a great job and Moto&#39;s audio geeks working their magic helped by the two microphones on the 360. Of course, if you&#39;re trying to draw attention to yourself on the street - as we are when wearing the 360 - talking to your watch is still a pretty good way to do that.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="567" height="425" title="Best Android Wear watchfaces so far - but only a few " alt="Moto 360 hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2414_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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="A cheeky heart rate monitor on the back " alt="Moto 360 hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2372_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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="What can we say, wearables get us all in a tizz" alt="Moto 360 hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2425_0.jpg?1411011466" /> </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"> A battery that should last a day </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 says the 360 should last a day of mixed use and after our initial play, we&#39;d be inclined to agree. After eight hours (on auto brightness) of setting it up, testing voice, changing watchfaces every five minutes and taking our heart rate, the 360 still had 47% battery which isn&#39;t too shabby.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s a 320mAh unit, which sounds like it shouldn&#39;t take long to charge. But the Moto 360 charges wirelessly, via the bundled dock, so expect it to take longer than a microUSB cradle. When docked, the 360 displays the time in a night mode so chances are you&#39;ll stick the charger by your bed and charge once a night, during the week at least.</p> <p>It&#39;s an elegant solution, the charger is big enough that it probably won&#39;t get lost (unlike the Gear Live&#39;s cradle, for instance) and it means the designers didn&#39;t have to ruin the build with a microUSB port. We&#39;ll update this hands on review after a couple of charges with the timings of how long it takes to get from 0-100%.&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="Docktastic " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5096_0.JPG?1411011466" /> </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 wireless charger comes in the box " alt="Moto 360 hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMAG2330_1.jpg?1411011466" /> </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"> Initial 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>We&#39;re suckers for a pretty face and the Moto 360 sure does have one.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you see it in person, this stylish and supremely wearable er, wearable doesn&#39;t disappoint. The watchfaces are classy, Android Wear is as clever as ever and you won&#39;t want to take it off.&nbsp;</p> <p>If it charges in a reasonably quick time and the performance blips are just that, blips, then there&#39;s nothing standing between the Moto 360 and the wrists of everyone who is thinking about getting a smartwatch but doesn&#39;t want to look stupid. In fact, the only thing that could really spoil Moto&#39;s fun is if Apple announces an iWatch next week. For now, on first impressions, this is by far our favourite Android Wear device so far. And it could be the watch that makes Google&#39;s wearable tech OS.&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"> 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"> Wrist-on with Motorola Moto 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5103_0_0.JPG?1411011466" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review#comments Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:07:22 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444328 at http://www.stuff.tv It's finally out - here's a closer look at Motorola's Moto 360 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-200-and-coming-uk-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola finally reveals all the Moto 360&#039;s specs and full details of when you can get your hands on its smartwatch stunner </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="Moto 360 price, specs and release date revealed " alt="Moto 360 price, specs and release date revealed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto-360-worn_0.jpg?1410170897" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Building the first truly beautiful smartwatch takes time. One Motorola exec jokes &quot;it&#39;s like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole&quot;. But finally the Moto 360 is ready.&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="/sg/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"> No spec surprises </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 looks to match up to its Samsung and LG rivals with 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and an unspecified Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor.&nbsp;There&#39;s a 320mAh battery under the hood which Moto says will last a day of &#39;mixed use&#39; - that&#39;s higher than the Gear Live&#39;s battery which makes it through 24 hours. There&#39;s no microUSB or magnetic charging cradle - the 360 charges via wireless charging with the dock coming as part of the bundle.&nbsp;</p> <p>That glorious round screen is a 1.56in backlit LCD and has a decent resolution of 320x290 with a pixel density of 205ppi, almost as sharp as the Samsung Gear Live. It&#39;s covered in Gorilla Glass 3 too and the whole device is waterproof and dustproof up to IP67 certification.</p> <p>On the inside you&#39;ll find an optical heart rate monitor which tracks your BPM throughout the day and on command with a built-in pedometer for step counting.&nbsp;As with the other Android Wear watches we&#39;ve seen, it&#39;s compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 LE taking care of the connection.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now for some vital stats. It&#39;s reasonably chunky at 11.5mm high with a diameter of 46mm - in other words, it takes up the same amount of wrist space as a regular watch. The leather band model weighs in at a light 49g with no weight confirmed yet for the stainless steel edition.&nbsp;</p> <p>Still wavering? Our full review of the Moto 360 is winging its way to Stuff.tv very soon. For now, read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">hands on first impressions</a> with photos of both leather and steel straps.&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="Moto 360 price, specs and release date revealed " alt="Moto 360 price, specs and release date revealed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-360-bar_1_0.jpg?1410170897" /> </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/sg/moto-360/moto-360-200-and-coming-uk-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-200-and-coming-uk-october/news#comments Android Wear Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:03:34 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446668 at http://www.stuff.tv Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE have surfaced http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/leaks-motorola-moto-e-4g-lte-has-surfaced/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s been spotted on a Brazilian retailer’s website </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="Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE has surfaced" alt="Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE has surfaced" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/me.jpeg?1409809385" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unveiling 4G LTE versions of popular smartphones are becoming a norm, especially for Motorola. Apparently, the multinational telecommunications company is planning to reveal an upgraded 4G LTE model of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/hands-motorola-moto-e-cheapest-4g-smartphone-you-can-buy/news">Moto E smartphone</a>, according to a Brazilian retailer.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Any pricing details? </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>But, even though the smartphone&rsquo;s been leaked on the website, the unit has yet to go on sale &ndash; it&rsquo;s specified as &ldquo;not available&rdquo; and consumers interested in purchasing the device have an option to provide their email addresses to the retailer to confirm its arrival.</p> <p>No pricing details were divulged either, so we&rsquo;re pretty much in the dark (just as you are) on any other details of the unit &ndash; we&rsquo;re not even sure if it will be making its way to Singapore.</p> <p>Motorola&rsquo;s got an event scheduled to happen in a matter of hours, so we&rsquo;re hoping it will shed some light on this and put an end to these rumours, along with unboxing the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news">successors to its Moto G </a>and Moto X. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news">Motorola&#39;s most likely inaugerating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/dualsim_motorola_moto_e_with_4g_lte_spotted_in_brazil-news-9534.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</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="567" height="425" title="Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE has surfaced" alt="Leaks of a Motorola Moto E with 4G LTE has surfaced" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mtoe.jpg?1409809385" /> </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/sg/android/leaks-motorola-moto-e-4g-lte-has-surfaced/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/leaks-motorola-moto-e-4g-lte-has-surfaced/news#comments Android Moto G Motorola Smartphones Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:38 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446545 at http://www.stuff.tv Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get more spills of the device we’re due to see in the coming days </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="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gsm.jpg?1409634217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just days before Motorola&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news">most likely due to reveal its Moto X+1</a>, some details of the smartphone &ndash; specifically, pictures of it and pricing details &ndash; have been leaked on the greater World Wide Web.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A price indication </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 for pricing details, someone from Brazil managed to capture images of an inventory system that&rsquo;s priced the device at BRL1499 (S$835). In comparison, the Moto X&rsquo;s cost in Brazil was exactly the same as this stipulated price when it was released last year, so there might be some truth to the expected pricing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s worth taking note that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/motorola-moto-x/review">Moto X </a>cost S$568 in Singapore (electronics&rsquo; prices in Brazil are inflated due to heavy taxes, especially on devices not manufactured in the country). So if we use that as any indication, the Moto X+1 might be around that price point.</p> <p>The purported Motorola Moto X+1 is also expected to sport a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-52in-1080p-screen-and-12mp-camera-could-be-way/news">full HD 5.2in display, a 12MP camera sensor, as well as the Snapdragon 800 processor</a>. Wait for official details to be out on 4 September.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news">Motorola&#39;s rumoured Moto X+1 is missing a vital hardware element&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/brazilian_prices_for_motorola_moto_x1_and_moto_g2_leak-news-9513.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/new_moto_x1_images_leak_confirm_some_design_details-news-9506.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, images: <a href="http://www.bgr.in/manufacturers/motorola/motorola-moto-x1-alleged-live-photos-leaked-ahead-of-september-4-launch/" target="_blank">BGR</a> and <a href="http://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n41391/Exclusivo-Moto-X1-e-Moto-G2-custarao-R-1499-e-R-999-respectivamente.html" target="_blank">Tudocellar</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="567" height="425" title="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" alt="Here are some spyshots and alleged pricing of the Motorola Moto X+1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsm2.jpg?1409634217" /> </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/sg/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x/here-are-some-spyshots-and-alleged-pricing-motorola-moto-x1/news#comments Moto X Motorola Smartphones Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:45:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446315 at http://www.stuff.tv You're looking at a leaked image of Motorola's next Moto G http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First look at Motorola&#039;s best bang-for-buck model holds no real surprises </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="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" alt="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto%20g2.jpg?1409128122" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>September as we know is going to be a month for smartphones. Motorola&#39;s will of course be fighting against Samsung and Apple for the limelight to showcase its lineup. For all we know, these leaked photos of the successor to the popular Moto G handset might be a pre-emptive move.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Dual-sim, swappable covers, deja vu </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>What can be seen from the photos is that the next Moto G will have swappable back plates and that design-wise, it might have gotten inspiration from its cheaper brand mate, the Moto E.</p> <p>Since the last Moto G was upgraded to have 4G, would it be too much to ask for Motorola to just ship the next phone with 4G already? And figure a way to not display the statuses of both SIMs if one SIM was not actively in use?</p> <p>The phone looks like it has incorporated the Moto E&#39;s speaker placement and there might be space for a MicroSD slot, which was missing on the last Moto G. The addition of the latter would truly make it a value-for-money phone at its price point.</p> <p>As to the screen, it looks a little larger and could possibly be a 5in display which is a small bump but not to the that point it becomes unwieldy.</p> <p>In the meantime,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung">Samsung is also gearing up for September</a>&nbsp;and we think it&#39;ll pull a few surprises come the launch of the next Note.</p> <p>[Source and images:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hellomotohk/posts/454112568061997" target="_blank">HellomotoHK</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="567" height="425" title="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" alt="Leaked: Sneak peek of the next Moto G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto%20g2_2.jpg?1409128122" /> </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/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/leaked-sneak-peek-next-moto-g/news#comments Android Motorola Smartphones Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:17:17 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445996 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-launched-new-battery-replacement-program-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our round up of this week’s top news </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="Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’v" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1.png?1409105611" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With so many new devices and gizmos being released on a daily basis, we understand that it&rsquo;s quite hard to keep up with what&rsquo;s hot and what&rsquo;s not in the tech world. And that&rsquo;s why you need to read this news round-up right 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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units </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 feel that your iPhone 5&rsquo;s battery juice has been depleting too fast, you might be eligible for Apple&rsquo;s new battery replacement program. Apparently, Apple agrees some units have been showing signs of faulty batteries. Do a quick serial number check on its website and if you pass it, Apple will replace the battery for free. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/if-your-iphone-5-has-faulty-battery-apple-will-replace-it-free/news">If your iPhone 5 has faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free</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="567" height="430" title="Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units " alt="Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_1.jpg?1409105611" /> </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"> This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like </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>Take a good look, because this could be Motorola&rsquo;s upcoming Moto X+1. Serial smartphone-outer @evleaks posted spyshots of the purported device, showing the possibility of an option with a wooden finish. Some of its specifications were also leaked, so we&rsquo;re waiting on Motorola to confirm or debunk these rumours.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news">Here&rsquo;s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1</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="604" height="453" title="This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like " alt="This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_2.jpg?1409105611" /> </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"> LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 </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>LG&rsquo;s all set to launch a new smartwatch at IFA 2014, based on what we saw from its latest new trailer. What&rsquo;s so special about the wearable device is that it&#39;ll sport a circular watch face, like what we&rsquo;re expecting from the Moto 360. Apparently, the new smartwatch will be named the G Watch R.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/ifa-2014-will-house-lg-s-new-circular-faced-android-wear/news">IFA 2014 will house LG&rsquo;s new circular faced Android Wear</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="567" height="425" title="LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 " alt="LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_3.jpg?1409105611" /> </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"> HTC will soon out its Desire 820 </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>HTC&rsquo;s on a roll this year - it&#39;s only just launched its One (M8) and One (E8), along with its Butterfly 2 and now, has announced plans to reveal one more. By the looks of the invite it sent out (it&rsquo;s got a big 8-2-0 splayed across the image), it&rsquo;s most likely the Desire 820. And the only other hint we got is that it&rsquo;s going to be one speedy unit.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/ifa-2014/htc-desire-820-most-likely-its-way/news">The HTC Desire 820 is most likely on its way</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="567" height="425" title="HTC will soon out its Desire 820" alt="HTC will soon out its Desire 820" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_3.jpg?1409105611" /> </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"> Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? </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 rumour mill&rsquo;s spinning of a new Windows OS, and it could possibly arrive as early as 30 September. Sources claim that Windows 9 is on its way and Microsoft&rsquo;s planning on calling it &ldquo;Threshold&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s also claimed to sport a number of new features and UI changes, including its Cortana personal assistant.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/windows-9-be-unveiled-30th-september/news">Windows 9 to be unveiled on 30 September</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="604" height="453" title="Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? " alt="Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_0.jpg?1409105611" /> </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/sg/apple/apple-s-launched-new-battery-replacement-program-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple HTC LG Microsoft Motorola Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:08:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445959 at http://www.stuff.tv Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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?1408778446" /> </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/sg/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="/sg/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/sg/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>&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-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/sg/motorola/here-s-first-official-pic-motorola-moto-x1/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:59:05 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445671 at http://www.stuff.tv Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/oppo-s-ni-mini-now-available-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin your day with a bang by recapping the hottest news of the week in the world of tech </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="435" title="Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="Oppo’s N1 Mini is now available, and all the other news you’ve missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1.jpeg?1408593640" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been all about smartphones and wearable technology this week, as what&rsquo;s been evident on our feed. So if you need to spark your groggy mind to life, what better way to do so than review these in bite-sized pieces. &nbsp;&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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here </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>You blink and you&rsquo;d miss it. That was the scale in which Oppo recently launched its N1 Mini smartphone. The Chinese electronics company quietly announced the availability on its Malaysia Facebook page and website, without coming out all guns blazing. But it&rsquo;s one unit that you might consider purchasing after checking out its specs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oppo-quietly-outs-its-n1-mini/news">Oppo quietly outs its N1 Mini in Malaysia, coming to Singapore soon</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="567" height="425" title="Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here " alt="Oppo’s N1 Mini is officially here " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_0.jpeg?1408593640" /> </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"> Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 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>Best Buy has confirmed the specs of the Moto 360 wearable smartwatch by accidentally leaking the details on its website. But they come as no surprise to us since Motorola has been teasing us with the product even though it was unveiled months ago, plus there&rsquo;ve been so many rumours going around that anything it outs has already been anticipated.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news">Best Buy leaks Moto 360 specs with no surprises</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="567" height="425" title="Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 specs " alt="Best Buy outs Motorola’s Moto 360 specs " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.jpeg?1408593640" /> </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"> The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit </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>An Indonesian online shop, erafone, has given us a brief look into the price of the purported Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and it&rsquo;s one that might disappoint. Apparently, the smartphone could cost IDR 9,499,000 (S$1013), making it one of the most expensive smartphones in the market, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/samsung-galaxy-note-4-could-cost-more-s1000/news">The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could cost more than S$1000</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="567" height="425" title="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit " alt="The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might be one pricy unit " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.jpeg?1408593640" /> </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"> Asus might have an Android wearable in the works </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>Asus has decided to join the bandwagon of Android Wear, or so it seems thanks to a teaser image from the company&rsquo;s Twitter account. But what makes it even more interesting is that we&rsquo;ll most likely see it very soon &ndash; the device will apparently be launched at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month. We&rsquo;re keeping an eye out for it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news">Asus Android Wear smartwatch likely at IFA next month</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="604" height="453" title="Asus might have an Android wearable in the works " alt="Asus might have an Android wearable in the works " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5.jpeg?1408593640" /> </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"> Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2? </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>So, the LG G Watch is only two months old, and the rumour mill has been spinning of its successor&rsquo;s launch. What&rsquo;s more, sources claim we can see the second-gen model at IFA next month. LG declined to comment on it, but that would be an unbelievable turnaround if the rumoured G Watch successor makes an appearance very soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news">LG reportedly planning G Watch 2 reveal for 1FA in September</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="604" height="453" title="Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2?" alt="Is LG looking to soon unveil the G Watch 2?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6.jpeg?1408593640" /> </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/sg/asus/oppo-s-ni-mini-now-available-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Asus LG Motorola Oppo Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:38:11 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445468 at http://www.stuff.tv Best Buy leaks Moto 360 specs with no surprises http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs and price seem to have been outed for Moto&#039;s new wearable weeks before September 4 launch date </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="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" alt="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/moto360_leak.jpg?1408355509" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Moto 360&#39;s secrets are out...thanks to Best Buy. Though Motorola hasn&#39;t confirmed that the specs accidentally leaked on the website are the real thing, they sure look like what&#39;s been leaked about the phone so far ahead of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news">official launch next month</a>.</p> <p>Good news is that the specs look <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">pretty much like we expected</a> but who knows if Motorola has surprises in store.</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="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Sweet...on paper </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 is listed as being compatible with Android 4.3 or later, with a 1.5&quot; touchscreen, 320 x 290 resolution at 205 ppi. Said touchscreen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, with a digital watch interface with the time, date as well as calendar and alarm functions. A Texas Instrument processor is the heart of the device though there&#39;s no mention of its speed or make.</p> <p>Other things to note: a built-in heart rate monitor and pedometer, voice activation thanks to the also built-in microphone, Bluetooth 4.0. Waterproofing? Yes, up to 3.3&#39; for 30 minutes. There&#39;s a lithium-ion battery pack with an included dock and charger but no confirmation if the charging is wireless.</p> <p>Is the leather band there? Yes, Best Buy says it&#39;s a Horween leather band with a metal buckle closure to complement a stainless steel case and plastic case back.</p> <p>The price, at US$249.99, looks to be fairly expected for the specs. Its price puts it on par with offerings from Samsung with the added benefit of it looking like a real watch and not one of those funky rubber wristbands. As the ad mentions &#39;select Android devices&#39;, let&#39;s hope Motorola hasn&#39;t decided to make the phone only compatible with its current and upcoming phones.</p> <p>We&#39;ll know the full details once the launch happens on Sept 4, along with the G2 and X+1 launches. Samsung is also <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rumour-samsung-launching-note-4-apple-showing-iphone-september/news">having a big launch on that day while the next iPhone is set to launch Sept 9</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatches">In the meantime, we&#39;ll keep you updated with all things smartwatch.</a></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/" target="_blank">DroidLife</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="567" height="425" title="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" alt="BestBuy leaks Moto 360 specs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moto_leak2.jpg?1408355509" /> </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/sg/moto-360/bestbuy-leaks-moto-360-specs-no-surprises/news#comments Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:01:30 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445144 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Press invites sent out make clear hints about what’s upcoming from Motorola </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="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" alt="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/origami.jpg?1409796098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IFA 2014 is just a few weeks away in Berlin and tech companies are preparing the gizmos they&rsquo;re due to launch at the event. And Motorola&rsquo;s decided that&rsquo;s the best time to out a range of devices by issuing a press invite for a products launch event in Chicago on 4 September.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re itching to know what was on its invite, the hints are very clear. As shown by little icons on a paper origami, Motorola&rsquo;s got in store for us new smartphones, an in-ear wearable, as well as a smartwatch.</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="/sg/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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A closer look.. </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 smartwatch was announced sometime in March and since then, Motorola has been keeping us teased with a series of trailers of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/moto-360-has-circular-face-because-there-s-something-magical-about-it-motorola/news">round-faced wearable</a>. What&rsquo;s for sure is that it will have a metal body, and wireless charging capabilities.</p> <p>As for the Moto X+1, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-x/motorola-s-rumoured-moto-x1-missing-hardware-element/news">word&rsquo;s out on the street</a> that the smartphone will be Motorola&rsquo;s next flagship powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU). It&rsquo;s also said to sport a 5.1in or 5.2in display with 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM and a 12 MP rear snapper.</p> <p>The Moto G2 is said to be a 5in, dual-SIM device with 720p display resolution, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, as well as a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU.</p> <p>But we&rsquo;ll have to wait for the launch day itself to see what exactly Motorola has been keeping under wraps. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/it-s-about-time-could-be-face-incoming-moto-360-smartwatch/feature">One of these 10 concepts could be the face of the incoming Moto 360 smartwatch</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_sets_september_4_to_announce_the_moto_360_g2_and_x1-news-9348.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/14/motorola-chicago-event/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>, image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_sets_september_4_to_announce_the_moto_360_g2_and_x1-news-9348.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</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="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" alt="Motorola’s most likely inaugurating its Moto 360, G2, and X+1 on 4 September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/m3.jpeg?1409796098" /> </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"> Hello Moto: Moto360, G2 and more on 4 Sep </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/origami.jpg?1409796098" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/motorola/motorola-s-most-likely-inaugurating-its-moto-360-g2-and-x1-4-september/news#comments Motorola Smartphones Smartwatch Wearable tech Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:22:09 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444923 at http://www.stuff.tv