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Lenovo-owned Motorola covers all the bases with its phone lineup, giving consumers choices at every price point. Whether you’re looking for a high-end, mid-range, or an entry-level device, Motorola has you covered.

Here’s our list of the best Motorola phones you can get right now.

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Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best Motorola phones as new devices launch.


1. Motorola Moto Z3 — High-end

The front of the Motorola Moto Z3.

For whatever reason, Motorola doesn’t currently offer a smartphone with the Snapdragon 845 or Snapdragon 855. Instead, the company’s most recent phone with flagship-level internals is 2018’s Moto Z3 with the aging Snapdragon 835.

Even with a two-year-old processor, the Moto Z3 still churns out good performance. There’s also a dual camera system, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and support for Motorola’s snap-on Moto Mod accessories. That means you can attach everything from a battery pack to a projector to the back of the Moto Z3.

Also read: Motorola Moto Z3 review: Is the promise of 5G enough?

Also, the Moto Z3 supports Verizon’s 5G network through the 5G Moto Mod. The accessory provides a good bit of future-proofing, though the $349.99 price tag will scare away most people. Speaking of price, the Moto Z3 is available for $480. Alternatively, you can pay $20 per month over 24 months.

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Motorola Moto Z3 specs:

  • Display: 6-inch FHD+
  • SoC: SD 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


2. Motorola Moto Z4 — Mid-range

Motorola Moto Z4 review in repose

The Motorola Moto Z4 is the newest Z-series smartphone, but Motorola curiously equipped the phone with mid-range specs. In this case, we have the Snapdragon 675, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 48MP camera. Wait, what?

Yes, that’s right — the Moto Z4 is one of those mid-range smartphones with flagship aspirations. There’s an aluminum frame sandwiched between two glass panels, a sharp 6.4-inch AMOLED display, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. There’s even a headphone jack, something most flagship smartphones live without.

Also read: Motorola Moto Z4 review: Are Mods still worth buying into?

The main rub is Moto Mod support. The rear magnets are here and accounted for, but Mods aren’t as secure on the Moto Z4 as they do on other Moto Z smartphones. As a result, our Eric Zeman found the Moto Z4 a bit uncomfortable to use when also using a Moto Mod.

You can buy the Moto Z4 with the Moto 360 camera Mod for $489.99.

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Motorola Moto Z4 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: SD 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,600mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


3. Motorola One Zoom — Mid-range

Motorola One Zoom purple standing tall

In some ways, the Motorola One Zoom is the company’s true affordable flagship. The smartphone comes with a quad camera system, a satin finish for the rear glass panel, a FHD+ OLED display, and a huge 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support. There’s also a headphone jack and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

However, the One Zoom leaves us with a few questions. The One Zoom features the same Snapdragon 675 found in the Moto Z4, which left us wanting in the performance department. We’re hoping Motorola optimized the processor better for the newer phone, but we’ve yet to give it a proper look.

Also read: Motorola One Zoom boasts quad-camera array and is coming to the US

Also a question is the software. Even though the One Zoom is part of Motorola’s One series, the phone is not part of the Android One program. That means you’ll have to hope Motorola delivers timely updates to the One Zoom, something the company’s struggled with for years.

Otherwise, the One Zoom looks to be a solid mid-range smartphone. It’s available for $449.99.

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Motorola One Zoom specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48, 8, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


4. Motorola Moto Z3 Play — Mid-range

It’s getting a bit long in the tooth, but the Motorola Moto Z3 Play is the most recent entry in the company’s Z Play series. It’s also the cheapest entry into the Moto Mod ecosystem, so long as you’re not looking at older Moto Z smartphones.

The Moto Z3 Play flirts with the high-end, thanks to its use of glass for the front and back. The phone’s flagship aspirations begin and end there, however, as the Snapdragon 636 keeps it firmly entrenched in mid-range territory.

Also read: Moto Z3 Play review: The value is still in the Moto Mods

Also featured are 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a dual camera system. The 3,000mAh battery is on the small side, but the Moto Z3 Play includes a battery pack Moto Mod in the box.

The Moto Z3 Play is available for $269.99.

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Motorola Moto Z3 Play specs:

  • Display: 6-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: SD 636
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear camera: 12 and 5MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


5. Motorola Moto G7 — Mid-range

Moto G7 display

If you’re looking for one of the best affordable Android smartphones available, look no further than the Motorola Moto G7. You can get more battery life with the Moto G7 Power or a lower price tag with the Moto G7 Play, but the Moto G7 is arguably the better buy.

The Moto G7 features a 6.2-inch IPS display, dual rear camera system, rear fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and a headphone jack. The 3,000mAh battery seems small on paper, but delivered great endurance in our review. Also impressive was the performance from the Snapdragon 632 and 4GB of RAM, along with the clean software.

Also read: Moto G7 and Moto G7 Power review: Still the best affordable Android phones money can buy

Motorola made some sacrifices to get the Moto G7 to its price tag, one of which is the exclusion of NFC. There’s also no waterproofing, though the same goes for most other Motorola smartphones. Otherwise, we have a hard time not recommending the Moto G7 to anyone looking for a good and affordable smartphone.

The Moto G7 normally costs $299.99, but is available for $249.99 for a limited time.

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Motorola Moto G7 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: SD 632
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 5MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


6. Motorola Moto G8 Plus — Mid-range

Moto G8 Plus in hand lead shot

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is the latest in the long-running G series of mid-range smartphones from Motorola. It has the same basic design as the last phone family in the series, the Moto G7, but the Moto G8 Plus has some interesting additions, including to its camera setup.

The Moto G8 Plus features a 6.3-inch IPS display, three rear camera sensors, a rear fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and a headphone jack. The 4,000mAh battery inside the Moto G8 Plus is a big step up from the 3,000mAh battery on the G7, so this phone should last all day on a single charge. It also has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.

Even though the Moto G8 Plus has three rear cameras (48MP, 16MP and a 5MP depth sensor), our review of the phone shows that the actual pictures that are made with them are “lackluster”. The 16MP sensor is an “action camera” that takes video landscape clips while you hold your phone vertically. The phone has a 25MP front-facing camera, which is great for taking selfies. The phone does come with Android 9 Pie out of the box, instead of Android 10.

The Moto G8 Plus costs £239.99 in the UK. It’s also available in other parts of Europe, Australia, Mexico, and Latin America. At the moment, it’s not scheduled to be released in the US.

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Motorola Moto G8 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: SD 665
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 48, 16 and 5MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


7. Motorola One Hyper — Mid-range

Motorola Moto One Hyper screen

The Motorola One Hyper is notable already because it’s the company’s first smartphone that will ship with Android 10 out of the box. As with most of Motorola’s phones, this handset runs a nearly stock version of Android, without a lot of skin or other UI changes.

The “Hyper” in the Motorola One Hyper name comes from the fact that this phone can really charge up quickly. It supports 45W charging for its 4,000mAh battery. If you buy a 45W charger (you get an 18W charger in the box), you will be able to get a day’s worth of use with just 10 minutes of charging.

Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chip, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. The Motorola One Hyper has two rear cameras, including a huge 64MP main sensor and an 8MP wide-angle camera. There’s also a 32MP front-facing camera with a pop-up mechanism, which means more screen-to-body space for the phone’s 6.5 inch display.

Overall, the Motorola One Hyper has some very interesting features for a mid-range smartphone. It’s available now for $399.99.

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Motorola One Hyper specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 64 and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


8. Motorola One Action — Mid-range

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One of the newer members of the expanding Motorola One range, the Motorola One Action is a quirky smartphone. The display’s 21:9 aspect ratio makes the phone a little awkward to hold, though it also makes for easier one-handed use. There’s also a huge punch-hole selfie camera.

What helps the One Action stand out is the “action” camera. Motorola tilted the lens by 90 degrees, meaning you can shoot landscape video while holding the phone in portrait mode. In his review, our Oliver Cragg actually liked the convenience of recording wide-angle video without flipping the phone sideways to do so.

Also read: Motorola One Action review: Action camera hero or budget flop?

There’s more to like about the One Action. The promise of two years of guaranteed OS updates and security patches gave us some peace of mind, while Samsung’s Exynos 9609 processor and 4GB of RAM are a surprisingly impressive combination.

The Motorola One Action is available for £219.95 (~$270).

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Motorola One Action specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch FHD+
  • Chipset: Exynos 9609
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 16, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


9. Motorola Moto E6 — Entry-level

Motorola Moto E6 hands on screen on

If you just need a smartphone to do smartphone things and don’t want to spend much money, take a strong look at the Motorola Moto E6.

The latest entry in the ongoing Moto E series, the Moto E6 keeps its ambitions firmly in check. That means a 5.5-inch HD+ display, plastic exterior, removable battery (!), and only 16GB of expandable storage. There’s also the Snapdragon 435, 2GB of RAM, and a single 13MP primary sensor.

Also read: The Moto E6 debuts on Verizon Wireless for just $149, we go hands-on

The Moto E6 is the furthest thing from a Fortnite machine. Then again, for just $149.99, it doesn’t have to be.

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Motorola Moto E6 specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: SD 435
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear cameras: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


10. Motorola Moto E5 Plus — Entry-level

Mototola Moto E5 Plus Front Display

In some ways, the Motorola Moto E5 Plus isn’t too different from the Moto E6. Both phones share the same Snapdragon 435 processor, expandable storage, and low price tags. Then again, there are several reasons why the Moto E5 Plus features the “Plus” moniker in its name.

For starters, the phone features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s also a massive 5,000mAh battery that could legitimately provide multi-day use, thanks in part to the lower-end processor and HD+ display resolution.

Also read: Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus review: All good things come to an end

The Moto E5 Plus is available through several U.S. prepaid carriers. However, you can pick up the international version for around $130.

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Motorola Moto E5 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6-inch HD+
  • Chipset: SD 435
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear cameras: 12MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.0 Oreo


11. Motorola Moto Razr (Upcoming)

Moto Razr foldable half folded in hand

This phone won’t actually launch until January 2020, but the Motorola Razr has already become one of the most buzzed-about phones that has been officially announced. Modeled after the classic Moto Razr flip phone, this new incarnation has a clamshell design but folds vertically to reveal a 6.2-inch 21:9 foldable touchscreen display. It certainly will be a conversation starter at parties.

Yes, this is a full Android smartphone, but you can fold it vertically so that it’s the same thickness as the original Razr clamshell. That makes it much easier to put in a pants pocket or handbag. When closed, there’s a small 2.7-inch 4:3 touchscreen that you can use to check on your messages and notifications or to help you take selfie pictures with the phone’s 16MP camera. There’s also a 5MP sensor when the Razer is fully open, but that’s mostly for using face unlock.

Don’t expect high-end specs on the Moto Razr. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor inside, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It also has a small 2,510mAh battery. It will launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box, instead of Android 10. Even with these specs, the price for the Motorola Razr will be high. It will launch as a Verizon Wireless exclusive in the US for $1,500 or you can pay $62.49 per month for the next 24 months. Pre-orders begin December 26, and the phone itself will be in Verizon stores on January 9, 2020. Other parts of the world will get the phone later in 2020.


Motorola Razr specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch main screen, 2.7 inch Quick-View display
  • Chipset: SD 710
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 16MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 2,510mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie


These are our picks for the best Motorola phones you can get, although there are many more options out there. Let us know in the comments if you plan to pick any of these phones up or already own one!

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