Motorola Moto ZSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Motorola Moto Z
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magic score87.455.9
PriceRs. 39,999 onwardsRs. 49,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Oct, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Display FeaturesAMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)Super AMOLED, Always-On display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Curved Edge Screen
Processor1.8 GHz2.3 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Exynos 8890
GPUAdreno 530Mali-T880 MP12
Camera13.0 MP12.0 MP
Internal Memory64 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TBup to 256 GB
Thickness5.19 mm7.7 mm
Weight136 gm157 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh3600 mAh
Other Battery ParametersMixed usage up to 24 hrsN/A
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Sturdy, and well built
  • Premium all-metal design with aircraft-grade aluminum frame
  • World's thinnest phone at 5.19mm!
  • Cutting-edge, ambitious, but very well implemented modular/make-your-own-phone design is the defining factor here
  • The magnetic "mods" are practical and easy to use
  • Customization here isn't about what your phone looks like, it's about what it does!
  • Snap-on "Moto Mods" give your phone a meatier battery, turn it into a boombox for your weekend cookout or transform it into a video projector for an impromptu movie night! (The ecosystem of accessories is already good, and the company is lining up more partners)
  • Motorola's whole magnetic take on the modular ecosystem is simpler and more approachable than Google's intricate (and still developing) Project Ara, as well as easier to use than LG's G5
  • You can change Mods in seconds and won't have to power off the phone to do so
  • Slimmer "Style Shells" are also available, to stylize the phone
  • Excellent AMOLED display - deep blacks, vibrant colors, excellent viewing angles, and excellent sunlight legibility
  • Simple, stock Android interface with some of Motorola's signature gesture features that add plenty of value
  • Smooth, effortless speed/performance
  • Camera is pretty good overall, though not mind-blowing
  • Good battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Turbocharging support - takes only about 1 hour 10 minutes for a full recharge
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Although the 'mods' are the primary draw for the phone, but even without considering the mods, the Moto Z is, on the whole, a powerful, stylish phone with a lot to offer
  • Beautiful, polished-to-perfection, luxurious design - with a lot of attention to detail - and with its unique "edge" screen, the S7 Edge is a sight to behold
  • Compact for a 5.5 incher
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • Gorgeous, large, curved screen, with near-perfect color accuracy
  • The extra navigation tools on the "edge" are definitely useful when used judiciously
  • The new "always-on" display feature is a nice touch, and takes the hassle out of checking out the time
  • Top-notch, chart-leading performance backed by the powerful hardware
  • Samsung's Touchwiz UI over Android is now even lighter, and has less bloat
  • Brilliant, awesome, fast camera, with OIS, that does well even in low-light conditions - easily one of the best around
  • Brilliant, beast of a battery life, that takes it a notch above the already excellent battery life of the Galaxy S7
  • microSD storage slot
  • Quick charging, and wireless charging support
  • Good call quality
  • Very good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • The missing standard (3.5mm) headphone jack on the phone means that you won't be able to easily use your regular earphones with the phone (though compatible earphones come included in the box, as well as a USBC-3.5mm adapter)
  • The mods need to, of course, be purchased separately
  • Tends to get a little hot when dealing with heavy apps/games
  • Buy the Moto Z and a mod or two if you want to be part of the future today, but if you are looking for a more "standard" handset, the OnePlus 3 (better value) or Samsung Galaxy S7 (better camera) may be better choices
  • The shiny metal-and-glass back is a smudge magnet
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