All You Need To Know About The New Moto X, G, & 360 Smartwatch

Motorola began to regain their popularity in the mobile market last year with the release of their original Moto X and G smartphones. Since then they have been at the drawing board making an effort to refresh each of these models with updated specs and improved designs.  Here are all the important things you need to know about the new Moto X, G, and the 360 smartwatch.

New Moto X

  • New design sports a metal frame and nano coating to help water resistance
  • 5.2-inch Gorilla Glass display with full HD resolution and a 423 PPI density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz processor
  • Adreno GPU
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash ring (capable of 4K video and 4x zoom)
  • 2MP front camera (capable of 1080P video)
  • Four integrated microphones (original only had three)
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Multiple back designs & styles including wood and leather options
  • Advanced features include Touchless Control, Active Display, Moto Voice, and Moto Assist
  • Compatible with Moto Maker customization platform
  • 16GB and 32GB options offered
  • Will begin shipping late September
  • $99 on-contract price, $499 off-contract


New Moto G

  • 5-inch Gorilla Glass display with 720P resolution and 294 PPI density
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • SIM and dual SIM options available
  • New removable MicroSD card slot supports external cards up to 32GB
  • 8MP rear camera capable of a faster f/2.0 aperture (capable of 720P video)
  • Improved 2MP front camera
  • Volume button works as camera shutter
  • Double stereo speaker
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi card, Bluetooth LE,
  • 2070 mAh battery
  • Interchangeable Moto G rear shells
  • Compatible with Moto Voice and Moto Assist
  • $179 off-contract price
  • Available immediately as of today at

Moto 360 Smartwatch

  • Round faced design featuring a edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass screen and stainless steel build
  • 1.56-inch 320×290 display, with 205 PPI density
  • TI OMAP 3 processor
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • 512MB RAM
  • Vibrating motor for use with notifications
  • Leather wrist bands made by Horween
  • Integrated heart rate monitor and pedometer
  • 320 mAh battery is capable of charging wirelessly
  • IP67 dust and water resistance, capable of surviving submersion up to 1 meter for 30 minutes
  • Features include wake-on-wrist flick and voice response via “Ok Google”
  • Compatible with Android 4.3 or higher, Android companion app available
  • Black and gray metal finishes offered
  • $249.99 price tag
  • Available now from Best Buy,, and Google Play
  • Matching metal band edition will retail later this Fall for $299.99 with aftermarket metal bands available for $79.99 and additional leather bands sold for $29.99

Source: TechCrunch, 2, 3