Motorola phones have been always popular, but its popularity became phenomenal when the mobile maker started pouring in the various Moto smartphone model series to compete with the innumerable new smartphones from multitude of manufacturers. Chinese tech major Lenovo now owns Motorola and the brand seems to be flourishing under the umbrella of Lenovo. The latest Moto series that has created a huge buzz is the Moto Z smartphone, which was speculated to be the successor and the replacement of the premium Moto X series. However, Lenovo has negated all these rumours by revealing that the Motorola X is going nowhere, while the newly introduced Moto Z is a completely distinct series altogether and is not the successor of the X line.
Moto Z Smartphone
For the time being though, the latest Moto Z series is the highlight of the company and Motorola is leaving no stones unturned to publicize the new Moto Z which will probably bring forth all the flagship models from the company hence forth, while the Moto X will be next in line for higher mid-ranged or premium phones. Now, the Moto Z really deserves all the limelight for all good reasons, as it is different from the other Moto phones owing to its accessory modules. While there are rivals of the Moto Z, especially the LG G5, but it is really different from all other mobiles in its league which makes it really distinct and buzz worthy.
The Moto Z is not only a modular smartphone, but is also the world’s slimmest handset. Moreover, it gets niche modules and the way the modules get fitted is also highly convenient and unique, making this new smartphone a unique smart premium handset.
Here’s a look at the new and distinct Motorola Moto Z smartphone:
Design & Display
The new Moto Z smartphone offers a truly premium 5.5 inch large brilliant AMOLED display which is extremely crisp, vibrant and a visual treat. It offers great viewing angles to provide a fantastic smartphone experience.
This all new smartphone has also takes slim design to an altogether new level. It is the thinnest smartphone in the world sans its modules, and its full aluminium body measures 153.3×75.3 x5.19 mm and weighs only 136gm.
These new design factors make the new Moto Z really different from the other Moto smartphones even from the X series. The Moto Z also comes with a distinct rectangular and flat styling instead of a curvaceous design, but it is still nice to hold.
The device’s ultra-thin design could not accommodate a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack, but its USB Type-C port facilitates the usage of the latest headphones or Bluetooth.
The Moto Z smartphone comes in Gold and Black colour choices and both look gorgeous, but the downside is they are big fingerprint magnets. This issue can be solved by adding some modular accessories, especially the battery module that comes with attractive “Style Shells” option which are very cool back covers. However, with or without the modules, the Moto Z is a very sleek and striking looking premium handset.
Moto Z modules
The most exciting part of the new Moto Z smartphone is its accessory modules, and one would not mind having one or all of them simply because they destroy the phone’s ‘world’s slimmest’ factor.
The Moto Insta-Share Projector is a projector module that easily to snaps on to the mobile phone and projects the content from its side which can be up to 70 inches.
Motorola tied up with JBL for the Moto Z’s SoundBoost module which turns the phone into a thick, but powerful speaker with really loud sound. It comes with a useful kickstand as well.
The Moto Z battery case module comes with various interesting design options from many famous designers. It comes with several back cover options in a number of appealing textures such as leather, wood and plastic. This module is much easier to snap on as compared to a Mophie case.
The accessory modules snap onto the back of the marvellous slim Moto Z smartphone with the help of magnets which are invisibly fitted at its corners. The snap fit is really easy and also secure and are much more practical than that of the one’s of the LG G5. These also fit externally and don’t hinder with the phone’s built quality or durability.
The Moto Z smartphone gets equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that gets the support of 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. It comes in two versions of 32 GB or 64 GB internal memory options. The handset gets a hybrid SIM slot which can accommodate a microSD card or a second SIM card.
The Moto Z runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and offers a very close version of Google’s stock operating system.
The Moto Z smartphone is blessed with a great 13 MP rear primary shooter with larger sized 1.12um pixels that capture more light and perform better than cameras with more megapixels and offer very good low light pictures. The primary camera comes with an f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus and optical image stabilization to provide a superb photo shooting experience.
The smartphone comes with a 5 MP front facing secondary snapper that has an f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um large pixels. This also offers detailed and sharp pictures to please the selfie lovers even in low light conditions.
Moto Z draws its juice from a 2600 mAh battery pack that might not sound impressive. However, Lenovo says that the new Moto Z can offer up to 30 hours of average usage, while it’s TurboPower charging with a USB C cable offers around 8 hours of battery life with only 15 minutes of charging.
The new Motorola Moto Z smartphone is a highly interesting and distinctive premium smartphone that makes the market competition certainly tougher. It has taken many things to the next level, including a super slim design, accessory modules, great functionalities and design customization. The accessory modules are really practical and easy to attach with a simple magnetic snap on function. Its superb specs, good cameras and cool shells make it a brilliant device altogether.