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Price Rs. 24,500 onwards Rs. 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.3 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Always-on display AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 530
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16 MP + 8 MP), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR, Laser Auto-Focus, Optical Image Stabilization, 135 degree Wide Angle Lens. F/1.8 Aperture, Simple Mode, Auto Mode, Manual Mode, Grid Lines, Timer, Cheese Shot, 8X Digital Zoom, Quick Snap ((While Video recording)) F/1.8 Aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs, 1.12um Pixel Size, Professional mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap anywhere to capture, 8X Digital zoom, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Closed loop processing, Panorama, Tap to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion video
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Gesture Shot Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle lens, 1.4um Pixel Size, Auto Night mode, Beautification mode, Professional mode
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.3 mm 5.19 mm
Weight 159 gm 136 gm
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 2600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A Mixed usage up to 24 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled); Daylight Mode; Pop-out Picture; Film Effect; Smart Bulleten (All Favourite Application in one place with notifications); Knock Code; Dual Window; Knock On; QREMOTE; Android Beam; Call Reject; Connection Vibration (Vibrate when the other party answer the call); Backup & Restore; Favorite Contacts; Landscape View (View home screen in landscape view); Talk Back (Provide spoken feedback to help blind and low vision users); QSlide (Simultaneously see two screens at once to maximize on-screen multitasking with QSlide function); Live Zoom (Video by zooming in or out); Quick Memo; DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; Infrared Port; Miracast; Noise Filtration; Google Drive (100 GB); LG Friends Manager (Manage all friends with one app) Fast Battery charging: up to 7 hours of power in 15 minutes (TurboPower); Water repellent nano-coating; Barcodes, QR codes and Business cards scanner; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality); NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Moto Mods Connector; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build and handling
  • Unique modular design, with a "magic slot" which lets you plug a handful of external add-ons: such as a semi-pro camera grip with shutter buttons and a bigger battery, or an external sound amplifier by B&O (there will be more 3rd party add-ons available in future)
  • Excellent display with excellent contrast and sunlight legibility
  • Android UI with Optimus UX is a powerful combo, and LG has done well to keep the bloatware in check, but left enough in terms of customization options and proprietary services to enhance your Android experience
  • The Snapdragon 820 chipset offers stellar, top-of-the-line performance, and runs cool
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent call quality via earpiece and speaker
  • Fantastic set of rear and front cameras
  • The photos from the rear (primary) camera have plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, excellent colors and contrast
  • The wide-angle camera allows instant panoramic shots and opens up the door for some nice creative usage
  • The 4K videos are great with plenty of detail
  • The OIS, and the digital stabilization, are good too
  • Battery life is decent (lasts a day) and the option to always have a spare ready to take over, from the magic slot, is most welcome
  • Fast charging support via USB-C
  • Fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The design lacks originality or character, which is a bit of a downer, given that this is a flagship phone
  • No water proofing
  • No wireless charging support
  • 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
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