Motorola Moto Z

price Rs. 39,999 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
87.6
verdict BUY
excellent value-for-money
currently ranked
#2
of 32 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 16 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

16 expert review(s)


385+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneBunch
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Mixed usage up to 24 hrs
Dimensions
Weight136 gm
Thickness5.19 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Wide-Angle lens
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Auto Night mode
  • Beautification mode
  • Professional mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 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)
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Moto Mods Connector
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.68/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys