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Motorola returns to the Philippines




We just got word that, Motorola, the company known for devices like the Nexus 6, Moto X, Moto E, Moto G, and Moto 360 will return to the country this month.


We currently don’t have the specifics but we are scheduled to meet with Motorola on the 15th where we will learn more about the company’s return to the Philippine market, so stay tuned.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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21 Responses

  1. Specsdigger says:

    Bang-for-the-buck or die. I mean, seriously, this market treats smartphones practically like desktops, and would build them piecemeal if they could.

    More people are wiling to do research and are increasingly indifferent to brands or some fuzzy and nigh-useless concept of “the experience”. As the number of technically inclined increase, so does the ethos of cost-performance.

    • lol says:

      i respectfully disagree. i used to be a spec-cruncher too. now i would rather go for a 720p phone with polished software than a QHD phone with wifi problems or radio issues. specs are important, but only a part of the equation.

      i do agree na bang-for-the-buck phones are really great for consumers, pero if it consistently drops calls, has a washed out camera, or has a weak radio that drains the battery fast, wouldn’t you agree that it makes using the phone irritating? hence “the experience” where a phone delivers on everything it says wonderfully and reliably, making it a joy to use.

    • Alligator Kap says:

      @lol Great point. If you got the extra dough, flagships are a wise investment in the long run. Because manufacturers put a great deal of effort in the design and performance of their flagships. Just look at apple, htc, lg and other well known brands…their flagships are a sight to behold. Then again midrangers are fine as long as they deliver on the overall experience just like you said.

    • Specsdigger says:

      Motorola, Google, Samsung, or Apple employee, I take it?

      “The experience” is a lame marketing excuse for any company that cannot deliver a solid product to begin with. Many users are have enough know-how these days to heavily customize their gear and prefer to do so (obviously against the wishes of the makers), surprisingly even the Apple crowd. You have a bad experience? Blame your own lack of research and lack of desire to learn how to do things yourself.

      We haven’t even gotten to the fact that hardware, especially these days, is moving so fast that whatever flagship you’re toting now is going to be obsolete in months if not weeks (see Elephone et. al.) While you can most certainly keep slapping 30k-40kphp every month to stay on the edge, you’d wouldn’t be be the brightest bulb on the planet for doing so, and everyone around you will notice.

      TL;DR, nice try, marketing dept.

    • lol says:

      HAHAHA marketing department na pala ako ngayon. gee i’d wish employee nga ako nila, sadly i’m still unemployed.

      should i blame myself for my bad experience with a nexus 4 because it just didn’t work out of the box? back in 2012 it was a really bang for the buck phone, flagship specs, beastly internals at almost half the price of other flagships. but the battery craps out because LG didn’t outfit it with a good radio. and google didn’t optimize its wifi drivers. in short, tinipid at minadali.

      see, phones should flawlessly work out of the box. if a user wants to customize it to his liking, then good for him because he bought it. if you’ll say there a a ton of fixes for a phone’s problems at xda, you are partly right. but a bad radio or any hardware problem cannot be solved through a software fix. pero a user should never have to fix a phone just because it doesn’t work as it should. and all of that is part of the “experience” of using a phone, good or bad hardware AND software.

      like i said, polished 720p phone > rushed QHD phone.

    • crow says:

      well all i can say is lenovo sucks! by the way i’m a former employee of lenovo mobile. low specs for a high price? F*CK!

  2. lol says:

    MOTO X 2014 PLEASE :(

  3. lol says:

    moto maker din sana haha tanong niyo naman sila yugatech

  4. Kunsel says:

    Nexus 6 with manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind!
    At yung rumored Nexus 5 2015 edition.

  5. kulas says:

    Hopefully they learned their lesson. Provide affordable phones or be left behind by the competition <3

    • archie says:

      Motorola US pa kasi ang may hawak sa kanila noon. Ngayong nabenta na ang motorola sa lenovo mas makakapag expand na ang marketing nila.

  6. archie says:

    Yung droid turbo at moto g series ang top quality nila. Tama lang yan para mas maraming choices at mas bumaba angmark up ng ibang flagship phones sa mga authorized sellers.

  7. faceless says:

    lol… i see motorola wants to lose more money.

  8. Alligator Kap says:

    Above average(not necessarily extravagant) specs+good build quality+trusted brand name+affordable price point+availability=sure fire hit. Motorola needs to see this market trend today in the ph. Gone are the days of overpriced paperweights with lousy specs. More people are becoming aware of the rewards of having a bang for the buck phone.

  9. Benchmark says:

    Yehay! Moto will be back! I still got my moto razr and my son is using it na. Sana kasama ang moto turbo na iba ang backing. Matibay ang motorola… well I don’t know now na lenovo na ang nag hahandle.

  10. abmo says:

    This is great news. I’ve been itching to get another Nexus device. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  11. Zobel says:

    Yay! Going after Oppo’s nonexistent market share!

  12. abuzalzal says:

    Hindi yata nagre research and Motorolla, for profit ba gagawin nila or for marketing presence lang?

  13. jelofix says:

    Going by the rumors na 1GB lang ang RAM ng Moto G 2015, their bestselling line, masa-snob lang sila dito sa PH pag nagkataon. Sa Zenfone 2 pa lang e laos na sila. Halos wala na silang brand recall dito, di na gagana ang overpricing para sa gimped specs.

    If they want to be successful here, they better bring their A-Game. Hind nila pede mabebenta ang surplus nilang Moto X/G/E/Turbo 2014 dito. I’m a Moto fan myself and I have high hopes. Kahit acquired na sila by Lenovo e their R&D is still based in the US.

  14. juanandres says:

    I’ve been staying here in Malaysia and Motorola never left the shores even though the reception is a bit of a lackluster.

    I bought the 1st and 2nd gen Moto X (officially) but sold them for one reason – CAMERA.

    It’s pretty unacceptable for a highend phone (such as Moto X 2nd gen) to have a pretty average camera.

    I will STILL buy Motorola phones (diehard fan here) and may STILL sell them but I’m pretty much happy that Motorola (err.. Lenovo) is still alive and kicking.

  15. compassboxer says:

    Guys, kaka-announced lang ng mga bagong Motorola phones at Bang for the Buck talaga pagdating sa specs… Moto X Style is $399 with 5.7″ QHD screen, 21 MP Rear-Cam / 5MP Front-Cam, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 808 Octa-core, 3000 mAh battery, Water repellant coating up to 1M tapos yung Moto X Play 5.5″ 1080p screen, 2GB RAM with same camera pero mas mababang CPU Snapdragon 615 Octa-core with 3600+ mAh battery at yung new Moto G naman ay $180 5″ IPS LCD, Snapdragon 415 (64-bit), 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, IPX7 water repellant coating up to 1M at Android 5.1.1 out of the box silang tatlo… I am very excited for these phones, can’t wait to get one of these, lahat sila front firing stereo speakers. Motorola for the win!!!

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