Motorola Moto Z 


launchOct, 2016

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  • Sturdy, and well built
  • Premium all-metal design with aircraft-grade aluminum frame
  • Cutting-edge, ambitious, but very well implemented modular/make-your-own-phone design is the defining factor here
  • Customization here isn't about what your phone looks like, it's about what it does!
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor


  • 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
  • Tends to get a little hot when dealing with heavy apps/games


  • Camera is pretty good overall, though not mind-blowing


  • 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)


  • 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)
  • Good battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Turbocharging support - takes only about 1 hour 10 minutes for a full recharge


  • World's thinnest phone at 5.19mm!
  • The magnetic "mods" are practical and easy to use
  • 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
  • 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
  • The mods need to, of course, be purchased separately
  • 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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Motorola Moto Z Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.8 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Ranked #54 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 530
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 2 TB
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Mixed usage up to 24 hrs
Fast Charging SupportYes, 15W TurboPower, Fast charger included
Weight136 gmLight
Thickness5.19 mmSlim
Width75.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Primary Camera13.0MP
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 Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Wide-Angle lens
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Auto Night mode
  • Beautification mode
  • Professional mode
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Fast Battery charging: up to 7 hours of power in 15 minutes (TurboPower)
  • Barcodes, QR codes and Business cards scanner
  • Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality)
  • Moto Mods Connector

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