Motorola Moto Z Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Motorola Moto Z at a Glance:-

To stand in Competitive market Brands must introduce uniqueness and innovation in phone so people can find the reason to own new device, Currently launched Motorola Moto Z worked over the modular concept so you can find other ways to use the phone in more productive way. This phone also possessing some note-worthy pros and cons every possible owner should know. Important features provided in this phone by company are 5.5 inches 2K display, Android 6.0.1 up-gradable to v7.0 Nougat, Snapdragon 820 processor, 13 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary camera, 64/34 GB Internal | 2 TB SD card support, 4 GB RAM and 2600 mAh battery. 

The Way phone Built
In this handset the Craftsmanship of Engineering is just mind blowing, The outer frame is made up of military aircraft-grade aluminium with compact light feather built weighing only 136 grams and one of the slimmest phone with 5.5mm thickness, The rear has special designing so the mod component attach magnetically to the device without any trouble. Right edge housing power and Volume keys, SIM/ SD Card tray is located on the top while bottom having USB Type-C port. The left edge is plain and there is no hole for 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Screen Graphical Quality 
You can enjoy your graphical data like FHD videos/ HD Games with immersive visual experience, It has 5.5 inches 2K Resolutions AMOLED display with very minute 535 ppi of display density. Screen is non reflective and you will not face quality depletion even from different viewing angles. The legibility in sunlight is quite sharp. you also need not to worry about the unwanted scratch in screen as it has Corning Gorilla Glass Protection.

Camera with Optical Image Stabilizer 
13 MP primary camera with OIS, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash and Laser Autofocus is capable to take stunning pictures with good amount of details, Other good thing about its camera is that, it can also take low light photographs with relatively lesser amount of noise. Daylight photos from rear camera looks vibrant with balance colour saturation matching to the live colours without overexposing the object. 5 MP primary camera is also quality picture former, company providing flash for the front camera which is definitely going to help in low lightening selfies. 

Performance with Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB RAM
Phone is packed with a High end Snapdragon 820 SoC, it has Quad-cores where 2 cores are clocking at 1.8 GHz while for handling heavy tasks; remaining 2 cores are clocking at 2.23 GHz frequency. This Chipset coupled with 4 GB RAM is ideal for gaming as well as multitasking without any glitches, although the heating issue is prevailing in this handset while playing heavy games, we hope in another software update this problem will be resolved. 

Moduler Concept
Smartphone is especially designed to support modular component, currently there are 4 component available in market; 
1) An extended battery developed by Incipio 
2) 10x Optical Zoom powerful Hasselblad Camera- Having Ergonomical design with Xenon Flash, blur-free pictures even lighting in any environment. 
3)A Quality speaker from JBL 
4)Projector to show your files and work on a wider display.
These modular components are quite comfortably fitted in phone but also quite expensive to buy. There is nothing like 3.5mm audio jack, so you can not use wired headphone although in the box there is 3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter that let you to use 3.5mm jack wired Headphones.

Backup with 2600 mAh Battery 
The battery capacity can disappoint lots of people but they should always remind that; Smartphone is featuring very thin as well light weight, so it may be risky (Like Galaxy Note 7) to install a higher capacity battery inside the phone. for a moderate user it can provide full day backup, if intensive tasking drains battery quicker; company providing TurboPower charger gives your Moto Z up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.

Specification of Motorola Moto Z

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow) up-gradable to v7.0 (Nougat) 
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 
Clock Speed- 2.15 GHz Kryo  
Core- Quad-core 
GPU- Adreno 530

Screen and Display
Type- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.5 inches  
Display Resolution- 1440 x 2560 pixels 
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Density- 535 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 72.0%

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 2160p 
Max Video Frames- 60fps@1080p

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 136 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- N/A

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 64 GB
External (SD)- 2 TB

SIM Type- Nano SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 2600 mAh
Stand By-  

Phone’s Available Colour- Black/Gray, Black/Rose Gold, Black/Gold and White

Pros of Motorola Moto Z

  • An attractive, premium, light as well as thin design built on military aircraft-grade aluminium.
  • NFC is Supported by phone.
  • 13 MP primary camera (With OIS) is satisfactory in daylight and low-light as well.
  • Option to choose different kinds of mods.
  • Flash for the front camera for better Selfies.
  • This handset also Support 4G with VoLTE.
  • Advanced nano-coating technology protect against moderate exposure to water.
  • 3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included

Cons of Motorola Moto Z

  • 3.5mm audio jack is removed from the handset.
  • Battery is non removable.
  • No FM to tune your channel without internet.
  • Phone is not waterproof (Although it has water repellent coating)
  • Hybrid SIM Slots so you can't use 2 SIM card along with SD Card. 
  • Battery backup is not impressive with only 2600 mAh Capacity.
  • Moto mods are expensive to buy.

Why to buy and Final words about Motorola Moto Z

This phone is thin with premium design having mod support, but you need to buy addition mod component and they are expensive in a way, the phone cost around ₹ 39K in India and the camera mod available in price of ₹ 19K, in same price you can also buy an entry level DSLR. So if you like to own a modular Smartphone you can go with this device although there is LG G5 with same modular concept. After all you are still free to choose the phones like Samsung Galaxy S7 and low priced phone with better features OnePlus 3T.

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