Moto Z

Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Mods price, specs and release date

Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Motorola’s Android flagship smartphones, the phones have an ultra thin full metal design and support for “MotoMods” that enhance and expands their capabilities, functionalities, and performance. Moto Z is really a very thin smartphone, It is just 5.19 millimeters thick.

Update: 21 January 2017-  Moto Z(XT-1650) with Snapdragon 835 surfaced on Geekbench. According to the listening, It has 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Moto may announce the upgraded device in MWC2017 alongside with Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

Moto Z And Moto Z Force have also got their Android Nougat system update. With the help of Vulcan API, the smartphones feel more smooth and the battery now lasts longer than before.

Update: Moto Z was launched in India on 4 October alongside with MotoMods modular accessories. It will be available to buy on 17 October on Flipkart and Amazon India. The Moto Z price in India is INR39999. MotoMods will be available at discounted price on the first sale.

Buy Moto Z Play from Amazon India(Recommended)                         Buy Moto Z Play from Flipkart

Price

Moto Z-Droid 32 GB$624
Moto Z Force Droid 32 GB$720
Moto Z-Droid 64 GB$674(Moto Maker only)
Moto Z Force Droid 64 GB$770

Note: Moto Z Unlocked edition is now up for pre-order on Amazon. The unlocked variant of Moto Z is priced at $699 in the USA.

You can get the Moto Z (32GB) for just $1 if you’re ready to sign up for a two-year contract with Verizon. An instant saving of $200. If you don’t want to be locked into a contract, you can pay just $17.67/month via Verizon Device Payment plan (down from $26/month). All Moto Z will also receive monthly Android security updates.

Link to buy Moto Z  

Link to buy Moto Z Force (Verizon exclusive)

Note: – All the MotoMods described below are available on Moto Maker(Link). Black model with 32 GB storage is also available on Verizon Wireless but due to always delay in shipping item we suggest you buy it from Motorola’s MotoMaker, Where you can choose multiple colors and storage models of both Moto Z-Droid and Moto Z Force Droid.

What you will get with every Moto Z-Droid and Moto Z Force Droid

  • Turbo Charger
  • 1 wooden finish style shell Moto Mod.
  • USB Type C to 3.5mm converter

How Motorola achieved that with that kind of specs is really an impressive thing.The Moto Z and Moto Z Force don’t have 3.5 mm headphone jacks(a problem for thin smartphones). However, you can plug a USB type C to 3.5mm converter to use your 3.5mm headphones

Update: Moto Z is now available to Pre-order on Amazon UK priced at £610.19. It is a carrier-free model which means you can use your desired carrier. Amazon also ensures that if you order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you’ll be charged the lowest price.

Motorola Moto Z UK SIM-Free    Black/Silver(link)    White/Gold(link)

 

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Specifications

Although both phones feature nearly identical specifications, but there some major differences too. Let’s take a look at the specifications of these phones.

Moto Z

● 5.5 inches , 2560 × 1440 resolution AMOLED screen , 535ppi .
● Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC , Adreno 530 GPU .
● 4GB RAM .
● 32 / 64 GB internal storage with MicroSD expansion upto 256GB.
● Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
● 2600 mAH non­removable Li ­ ion Battery.
● USB type C port .
● Fingerprint scanner
● Motorola Turbo Charging through 15W charger given in the box .
● Bluetooth 4.1 , Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Wifi Direct , GPS , NFC.
● Rear 13mp with f/1.8 aperture , Laser Autofocus , Phase Detection
Autofocus(PDAF),OIS , 4K video recording at 30fps , 1080p at 60 fps & 30 fps , dual LED flash & 5mp front facing camera with LED flash.

Moto Z Force

● 5.5 inches , 2560 × 1440 resolution AMOLED screen , 535ppi , Shatterproof .
● Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC , Adreno 530 GPU .
● 4GB RAM .
● 32 / 64 GB internal storage with MicroSD expansion upto 256GB.
● Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
● 3500 mAH non­removable Li­ Ion battery same as Moto E3 Power (Also See Moto G5 Plus)
● USB type­ C port .
● Fingerprint scanner .
● Motorola Turbocharging through 30W charger given in the box .
● Bluetooth 4.1 , Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Wifi Direct , GPS , NFC.
● Rear 21mp with f/1.8 aperture , Laser Autofocus , Phase Detection
Autofocus(PDAF), OIS, 4K video recording at 30fps , 1080p at 60 fps & 30 fps, dual LED flash & 5mp front facing camera with LED flash.

But the interesting thing is MotoMods, Both new phones have 16 pin magnetic connectors on their back, which a variety of MotoMods can connect to. So far, that includes a pico projector, a JBL speaker and a variety of battery packs from Incipio, Tumi, and Kate Spade. Moto says the Mods will work on next year’s phones, It is still unclear that how much MotoMods they gonna launch. For more information about MotoMods read below.

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Talking about the specs both Moto Z and Moto Z Force has a new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running at up to 2.2GHz with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. On the screen side, they have 5.5 inches AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels (535 pixels per inch).

Also Read: – Moto 360 3 (Moto 360 3rd Gen) Specs, Price, And Release Date

Surprisingly Moto Z just weights 136 grams which are far less than most of the flagships out there. Moto Z has a 2600 mAh Li-Pol battery, It can charge upto 50% in just 20 minutes of charge. Which Motorola claims to be the world’s fastest charging technology.

Talking about the camera, the Moto Z has a 12-megapixelel rear facing shooter with a f/1.8 aperture lens, optical image stabilization(OIS) and laser autofocus. Its front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter.  the rear camera also features color-corrected flash with dual LEDs and a 1.12um pixel size.

Image of Moto Z and Moto Z Force

Moto Z Force is thicker (6.9mm) and heavier, but it also has a significantly larger battery (3,500mAh compared to the Z’s 2,600mAh) and a bi21-megapixelpixel rear the acing camera with phase detection autofocus and Deep Trench Isolation (a technique Apple used for the iPhone 6S camera). The Moto Z Force’s screen also uses Motorola’s Shattershield technology, which has been also upgraded and claims that it is more resistant to cracks and scratches than Corning’s Gorilla Glass, It can also survive 16 feets falling.

Moto Mods

Following the concept of modular phones like Google’s Project Ara and LG G5, Motorola has come up with something called MotoMods. Basically, these are the accessories which get attached to a 16 pins dock which is present at the lower back of the device to add some extra feature or functionality. The MotoMods snap onto the phone using integrated magnets. MotoMods works with the new Motorola flagship devices, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force and reportedly for Moto Z Play.

Developers will be able to pick up some reference kit used for designing custom mods when the Moto Z gets available. Motorola showcased two prototype mods, one was an LED-lit backplate that responds to sound and a circular display that mirrors whatever is on the smartphone’s screen.

The company supplies a single Style Shell Mod with each phone, which can be had in a variety of materials or finishes, such as leather, wood, or nylon. The few MotoMods which Motorola showcased are

Moto INSTA-Share Projector

(MotoMods) Incipio offGRID Power Packs
Price: – $299

This is basically a mini projector which gets attached to the back of your Moto Z and lets you to you broadcast your phone’s display up to 70 inches wide at 480p resolution. With its integrated kickstand and a built-in battery to give you an hour of extra projector power, you can prop your phone up in a dark room and get up to a 70-inch screen. It has also got a built-in 1,100mAh battery which should add an hour of projection time.

JBL SoundBoost Speaker

(MotoMods) JBL SoundBoost Speaker

Price: – $79.99

It’s a two 3 watt speakers which gets attached to the back of your phone. This Mod includes a kickstand and its own battery OF 1,000mAh to offer up to 10 hours of booming sound at fairly louder volumes than the phone’s regular speaker. It can also be used as a speakerphone, just in case you need whomever you are talking with to be nice and loud. These Mods requires no pairing or set up, once it’s connected to the phone, sound just automatically pipes out of its speakers.

Incipio offGRID Power Packs

(MotoMods) Incipio offGRID Power Packs

Price: – $89.99

This is kind of additional batteries which gets attached and provides 22 hours of backup with its 2,200mAh capacity batteries. The Mods are integrated into the phone’s software. So when a battery mod is attached to the phone, you can monitor the charge status of both the internal battery and the mod’s cell. Later a new version will also be available which will be having a built-in support for wireless charging.

Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod

Price: – $299

The camera Mod has a 10X optical zoom with xenon flash, and the 4.5 mm focal length on the wide end makes me think it’s probably a 1/1.7 to 1/2 inch sensor like in some recent premium compact cameras, giving you a field of view close to a 21 mm to 24 mm lens on a full frame camera. It also has physical shutter and zoom buttons. Meanwhile, the 45 mm telephoto end would likely net you an equivalent field of view of around 210 mm to 240 mm

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Motorola promises more Mods will be coming soon. All thanks to partnerships with existing brands, and the announcement of the Moto Mod Developer Kit. Moto says that the Mods announced will work with future series of Moto Z phones and that it is committed to the overall size and shape of the Z for at least two generations to ensure future compatibility. Moto is also offering a development kit for third-party companies to build Mods themselves.

Release Date in India

On the sidelines of the launch of the Moto E3 Power in India, Sudhin Mathur, Director – Mobile Group at Lenovo India, shared that the Moto Z will be launched in India in the month of October, he didn’t share an exact date but said that it will be available to buy via the end of the October month.

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