moto zThe Moto X lineup has typically represented Motorola’s flagship handsets, at least for the past few years or so. The Moto G represented a more mid-range offering, while the Moto E was aimed at entry-level users who did not want to spend too much money. However this year instead of the Moto X, we were treated to the Moto Z (and Moto Z Force).


It was assumed that this meant that the Moto Z would replace the Moto X, just like the rumors suggested, but as it turns out that isn’t completely true. In a statement released by Motorola to Android Police, the company states that the Moto Z isn’t replacing the Moto X, and that both lineups are meant to offer different experiences.

According to the statement, “Moto X is alive and well. In fact, Moto X Force recently launched in multiple new markets around the world. Moto X and Moto Z do share some great qualities, but they ultimately provide different experiences and make our portfolio more robust for consumers looking for the perfect smartphone to fit their needs.”

It also adds that the Moto Z is meant to target those who are more “tech-hungry”. “Tech-hungry consumers who are looking to get a brand new set of experiences from their smartphone will turn to Moto Z and Moto Mods.” That being said if that is true, it is unclear when we could see refreshed Moto X handsets, but in the meantime if you are after a high-end Motorola handset, the Moto Z handsets are your best bet for now.

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Product NameMoto XMoto Z
Diagonal (inches)4.7"5.5"
Battery Capacity (mAh)2200 mAh2600 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon S4 ProMSM8996 Snapdragon 820
RAM Options2GB4GB
Street Price$310 Motorola Moto X on Amazon$149 Motorola Moto Z on Amazon
Link to full specsMotorola Moto X Full specs and detailsMotorola Moto Z Full specs and details
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