The new Motorola Moto Z is the replacement for the Moto X. The new Moto Z is actually a ground-breaking modular connectivity device which is more functional and robust than its rivals in the market. The Moto Z is also the world’s slimmest smartphone with a thickness of just 5.19 mm and it really feels sleek and thin.
The Moto Z also boasts of more practical and various modular accessories than that of the LG G5. These effortlessly attach on to its rear making it thicker than it is, so being so slim actually matters and is good. The Moto Z is actually a handful of devices when you consider it along with its accessories, and it is meant to cater to the various requirements and preference of its users.
The Moto Z is a really great new smartphone to check out although it is only available in the US market for now. And for the people who are getting irked already about this fact, it is good to mention that it will get released all over the world in the month of September 2016 which is not far.
Take a look at the all new Moto Z:
Design & Display
Moto Z comes with a stunning and bright 5.5 inch large AMOLED display which marks it as a premium device. The display is really sharp, vibrant and is simply an eye candy while offering great viewing angle to make visual a true pleasurable experience.
The Moto Z also takes slim design to an all-time new high, as its all-aluminium construction measures 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm, while weighing only 136gm.
All these new things about the design makes the new Moto Z different from its predecessor Moto X and that is why it has come with a new name. The curvaceous rear design of the Moto X has been dropped on the Z for a boxy and flat design, but it does feel good and comfortable to hold in one hand.
Just because it is so thin, it couldn’t include a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack and only gets a USB Type-C port for the latest headphones.
Available in Gold and Black colour options of the new Moto Z look simply great, but they are both great fingerprint magnets as well. This also gives reason to add on some modular accessories to this new smartphone which can include “Style Shells” or really stylish back covers in several interesting textures of leather, wood or plastic. On the whole, this phone is a stunner, with or without modules.
Moto Z modules
Now, for the most interesting part of the new Moto Z, its accessory modules, and you wouldn’t want to miss on them because they kill the world’s slimmest factor about the Moto Z.
There is the projector module which is called the Moto Insta-Share Projector. It is easy to snap on and projects the device’s content from its side that can be up to 70 inches large.
Motorola joined hands with JBL for the Sound Boost module that turns the ultra slim phone back into a thick and powerful speaker which is really loud and comes with a kickstand to offer a party ambiance just with this phone.
There is also the Moto Z battery case module that has various design options from famous designers. This module is easier to snap on as against a Mophie case.
All these modules snap onto the rear of the super slim Moto Z with magnets which are invisibly fitted on to the phone. The snapping on is easy and secure and is much more practical to use than the LG G5’s modules, as they don’t make the phone fragile, although the durability test of the Moto Z is still pending.
Hardware & Software
Moto Z gets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that is supported by 4 GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. It will come with a 32 GB and a 64 GB onboard internal storage options. The phone also comes with a hybrid SIM slot that can house a microSD card or a second SIM card.
The Moto Z of course comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box and offers a close version of Google’s stock OS experience.
Camera & Battery
The Moto Z boasts of a very good 13 MP primary camera lodged at its rear that comes with larger sized 1.12um pixels, so they actually perform better than cameras with higher number of megapixels by capturing more light and offering great pictures even in low light conditions. The primary snapper gets an f/1.8 aperture and comes with great features including laser autofocus and with optical image stabilization to make sure that you get great photos even if you are not a good photographer.
The device flaunts a 5 MP front facing secondary camera that comes with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um large pixels to offer sharp and detailed selfies and groupies even in low light, and it should keep the selfie-cravers well please.
The smartphone comes powered by 2600 mAh battery pack, which doesn’t sound impressive, but it should be really good as well, as Motorola claims it to be. Lenovo owned Motorola claims that the new Moto Z can run a straight 30 hours of mixed usage, while it also has the boon of TurboPower or fast charging with a USB C cable which can offer 8 hours of battery backup with just 15 minutes of charging.
Moto Z is certainly a very worthy modular smartphone that has taken a lot of things further. The accessories are really good and niche, while the phone alone is really great other than just being the slimmest.
You can find detailed specs and comparisons on the Moto Z on 91mobiles. Other features and ratings of the phone are also mentioned on 91mobiles.
The Moto Z has a superb premium design with easy snap-on modules, good features, strong specs, impressive cameras and great battery life. Yes, its flaws of lacking a regular headphone jack and a camera bump are being talked about, but these are the things that come with the world’s thinnest design. And these issues can be fixed too. While the new headphones are always there, the battery module with really cool back covers solves the camera bump issue. So, thumbs up for this futuristic and fantastic new smartphone from Motorola.