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  • Moto Z2 Play now official, new Moto Mods in tow

    The Moto Z Play (review) was a solid if unspectacular smartphone, coming to South Africa several months after its global release. You had a mid-range but frugal processor, a pleasant design and those cool Moto Mod hardware add-ons. In saying so, it was a tad pricey locally, while the camera was pretty bad in low light conditions. In any event, Lenovo isn't slowing down, revealing the Moto Z2 Play today. In the hardware department, we've got a Snapdragon 626 processor (being a slight upgrade over the SD625), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (or 3GB/32GB). Otherwise, Lenovo still retains the full HD...

  • Moto Z2 Play specs revealed on China regulatory body

    There have been a few leaks already for the Moto Z2 Play, being the sequel to the long-lasting Moto Z Play. Now, China's TENAA regulatory body has published details of the phone to its website. The filing shows a phone with a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED screen and a 2820mAh battery (seemingly reduced from the original's 3000mAh pack). Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, Android 7.1.1, a 12MP main camera...

  • Moto Z Play review: does it need to play in traffic?

    The Moto Z managed to succeed where Google's Project Ara and LG's G5 failed, by delivering a phone with easy to use Moto Mod add-ons. Sure, it wasn't nearly as ambitious as replacing processors and RAM like Project Ara, but it was certainly a more elegant solution than LG's 2016 device. Lenovo also revealed the Moto Z Play at the tail-end of last year, featuring a not-quite-affordable-but-still-cheaper-than-the-flagship R9000 price tag. But is Moto Z Play worth a buy, then? Hardware design If there's one thing to say about the Moto Z Play, it's that it's a peculiar handset in the design department....

  • Moto Z Play, G4 Play hit Cellucity

    It's been quite a few months since we saw Lenovo's Moto brand relaunch in the country, with the Moto Z leading the pack. Now, the G4 Play and the Moto Z Play have popped up on Cellucity. The G4 Play is a mid-range device, being the latest in the Moto brand's budget-minded G series. The G4 Play packs a 5-inch 720p display, nigh-on entry level Snapdragon 410 chip and either 1GB RAM/8GB storage or 2GB RAM/16GB storage. Otherwise, a 2800mAh battery, 8MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter round out the package. Smartphone enthusiasts might want to pick up the Moto Z Play...

  • These might be the next Moto Mods for the Moto Z

    Lenovo's Moto Z is one of the more unique smartphones we've ever encountered, featuring a magnetic back for a range of Moto Mod add-ons. These add-ons include a projector, speaker, powerbank and Hasselblad camera attachment. However, Lenovo held a hackathon in New York City this month, with over 60 people bringing ideas and prototypes to the table. The Chinese manufacturer chose three winning concepts, with the first winner being a "Modio" audio attachment for enthusiasts. "Using the USB MDK connection, Modio interfaces with a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to provide audio input and output to the smartphone. This concept...

  • Moto Z: more Motorola phones to hit SA before 2017

    The Moto Z launched in South Africa this week, marking the first Moto-branded smartphones in the country since 2012. Can we expect more phones down the line? What about the ultra-durable Moto Z Force? We got some details. Graham Braum, General Manager for Lenovo Africa's Mobile Business Group, said they would have the "entire" range of Lenovo/Motorola products on offer by Christmas, from "R799 up to to R12 999". This included the Lenovo A and Lenovo B budget handsets and the Moto E3 range. Braum added that the Moto G4 would be coming to the country in "the not-too-distant future". Braum was cagey...

  • Lenovo makes South African Moto comeback official

    Reports surfaced earlier this year that Lenovo was bringing Moto-branded smartphones back to South Africa "before the end of 2016". We then broke the news that the Moto range of handsets was expected to be released in November, in the form of the Moto Z and the Moto E3 Power (although we're expecting more handsets than that). Now, Lenovo Africa has let the cat out of the bag on their Facebook page, revealing the above image along with the tagline "the smartphone is about to get a lot smarter". Lenovo has finally confirmed news of Moto smartphones returning to the country The latest reveal is in...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 5 Android rivals who could step up

    To say that Samsung has had a disastrous few months would be to put it mildly (pardon the cliché). After earning critical and commercial acclaim with the Galaxy S7 range, the company was expected to continue its winning ways with the Galaxy Note 7. Dozens of these devices caught fire (literally), resulting in replacements being issued. But in an absolutely cruel and ridiculous twist of fate, these new units have suffered from similar problems, forcing Samsung to halt sales and exchanges. The South Korean giant finds itself at arguably its lowest point yet, but it does perhaps represent an opportunity for...

  • Motorola will return to South Africa in November [Update]

    Update: Cellucity has since confirmed in a Twitter response (to a 2014 tweet, oddly enough) that pre-orders and a launch for Moto devices will be happening "soon". Launching soon in SA. Available for pre order soon through Cellucity. Watch this space! https://t.co/0p1XuwvjZo — Cellucity (@Cellucity) October 5, 2016 Original article: A Lenovo representative has confirmed that the Moto (formerly Motorola) range of smartphones will be coming to South Africa in November. The representative told Gearburn that the Moto E3 Power would be one of the devices coming to the country. However, the employee added that the Moto Z range and associated phone mods would...

  • Moto Z Play announced, Hasselblad camera mod steals show

    Keeping track of the Moto Z Play and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. We saw Lenovo-owned Motorola announce several new devices in the Moto smartphone range earlier this year, but it's time to add another device to the list. The company used IFA 2016 to announce the Moto Z Play, being positioned as an endurance king of note. This is made possible by the 3500mAh battery powering the device. In other words, it's not the biggest battery in a smartphone, but still stands out from the pack. However, it's the budget-minded Snapdragon 625 processor that helps...