Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Motorola’s GSM phones typically fall under their Razr product line and are accessible from Verizon, supporting excellent reception. The best GSM Motorola cell phones run on the Android platform with dual core processors running at 1.2 GHz speed and are affordable under $400. Many of these are also great for multimedia entertainment and are fitted with pretty large screens playing movies and gaming.


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Motorola Moto X Play
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Motorola Moto X (2014)
Motorola Moto G (2014)
Motorola Moto X Play
Moto X Style (Pure Edition)
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Motorola Moto X (2014)
Motorola Moto G (2014)
$450 - $599
$450 - $650
$150
$527 - $700
$180 - $200
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Sep 2014
Sep 2014
Network Type
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1562, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 41(2500) - XT1562
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 28(700), 29(700), 40(2300), 41(2500)
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions, HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 - XT1527, XT1511, LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700) - XT1527
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T, LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Global model
Digital Camera Resolution
21.0 MP
21.0 MP
5.0 MP
13.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
1.0 GB
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
4.5 inch
5.2 inch
5.0 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
2.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
Battery Capacity
3630.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2300.0 mAh
2070.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop), v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L, upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L, upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Average Rating
 4.0 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.0 stars
Camera
73% Positive
27% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
31% Positive
69% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
Battery
86% Positive
14% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
Display
93% Positive
7% Negative
100% Positive
40% Positive
60% Negative
91% Positive
9% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
Look and Feel
61% Positive
39% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
70% Positive
30% Negative
Price
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
94% Positive
6% Negative

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