Motorola Z Review Portrays an Insight with Pros and Cons

Motorola is back with its latest premium smartphone Moto Z. Since its debut in October, the mostly talked part was the attractive magnetic ‘Mods’. Is the snap-on enough to clasp the customers? Here we will look into a detailed Motorola Z review.

Motorola Z Review


Lenovo has actually created waves after the launch of the Moto Z along with its “Mods”. When we looked deeper, the mods aren’t perfect, as it gives a bulky look to the smartphone, though they transform your device’s guise completely.

Moto Z packs some amazing feature (apart from Moto Mods) and you can pick up this smart device at Rs. 39,999. The considerable successful features are its 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, and a 13MP rear camera.

Here, we come with a Motorola Z review that will give a glance over the looks, specifications, battery, performance, and more.

Moto Z Design and Feel

The all new Moto Z sports a thin and stainless steel frame with a measurement of 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19mm that gives it the crown for world’s thinnest smartphone. When you hold the device in your hand, it feels extremely light with a weight of 139 gram. It has a metal back panel with 16-dot connector that distinguishes it from other phones that give a feel of futuristic tech.

Though the metal and glass are quite good at this price point but it’s not something that we can see in its competitor Samsung Galaxy S7, if we consider the Motorola Z review. The Moto Z looks a bit tall having huge chin-space just below the display. This space occupies the fingerprint sensor with a square shape. And right above it there exists the Moto logo. Though, when you look at the fingerprint sensor it does give you feel of being a Home button.

The right side part of the phone houses the volume buttons and power. There is a hybrid SIM tray perfectly placed at the top of the phone, whereas the bottom part holds the USB Type-C port. Moto Z doesn’t sport an audio socket of 3.5mm. For navigation controls, we have the normal Android on-screen buttons.

Motorola Z review

Moto Z Camera Performance

Moving further to our Motorola Z review, we have the rear camera of 13MP with an aperture of f/1.8 and 1.2-micron pixels. There is an optical dual-LED flash, image stabilization, and laser auto-focus. Both the cameras, front and the rear serves well even in low light.

During the night shots, crossing over our expectations the camera did very well here also. Though we found some motion blur but they are only visible when you zoom in the pictures. Videos are recorded at 1080 pixels 30, and you are able to move upward 1080pixels60.

While talking about videos, it did well in all formats delivering a bright and vibrant screen even on a sunny day. You can get a good sound using the headphones available in the box, though made up of hard plastic. If you see the video clips, you can see a bright quality with decent motion and audio.

Moto Z Battery Performance

Motorola flaunts a battery extension of 7 hours with a 2600mAh battery, which is quite good. And during our Motorola Z review, we found the smartphone’s battery did remarkably well by delivering a battery life of 13 hours and 4 minutes. This was the outcome after an entire day usage that includes little gaming and normal video streaming. Besides this, Moto Z sports the quick charging capabilities that result in 20 percent of charge in just 15 minutes and 45% of charge in 30 minutes.

Motorola Z review

Moto Z Mods

The Moto Mods are the interesting part of the Moto Z device. They add a different look to the smartphone. These mods are needed to be snap on to the back of the device by using the 16-dot magnetic gold plated connector. It is just similar to putting a phone case on a particular phone. Presently, there are many mods available in the market.

There is the Incipio power pack with a price of Rs. 5,999 that is packed with a 2220mAh battery. Next, you can find the JBL SoundBoost speaker which is perfect for some unorganized party at your home. You can get this mod by paying an extra Rs. 6,999. The Hasselblad True Zoom mod is available at Rs. 19,999 and so is the price of Moto Insta-Share projector.

The mods are very easy to attach and you just need to hold your preferred Moto Mods facing the back of the device. And you would see the connectors attract magnetically. Provided with this, the smartphone itself gives a notification indicating the mod has been connected.

Moto Z Hardware Specs

The Moto Z possess a 5.5-inch QHD display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU. There is a 4GB RAM which performs very well as it doesn’t hang even in the worst usage. The Motorola Z review takes us to the graphics performance of the phone that is commendable. You can even customize the color reproduction as per your choice.

You can also expand the memory of the device 64GB with the use of MicroSD cards of nearly 2TB. When you play a game for a long time it makes the phone warm, but it doesn’t go to that alarming level that automatically turns off the phone for cooling.

The device packs a Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, A-GPS, VoLTE support, and more. You get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in the device makes it a quite new in regard to software functionality.

Motorola Z review

Final Words

Motorola Z review brings along some minute details of the device. The phone looks smart and stylish, and it features some powerful specs. This seems perfect for people looking for a powerful yet stylish smartphone. Though the smartphone doesn’t that good when running heavy apps, but every little detail is fine and perfect for a moderate user. Of course, the main attraction remains the Mods that puts an extra shine to the smartphone.

We had a problem with the fingerprint sensor placed at the front side and we pressed it every time thinking it to be the home button. Though, price wise it is far expensive than the OnePlus 3 and ZenFone 3. Looks-wise it is not that bad to try once. But if you are not willing to pick up any mods than probably it’s not the device you were looking for with such a high price.


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