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Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The design and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

performance, portability, design, screen, size

camera, connectivity, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Moto Z review

 

The world's thinnest smartphone is also the best modular phone

Creative modular accessories ; Fingerprint sensor with a twist ; World's thinnest phone

No 3.5mm headphone jack ; More expensive than Moto X ; Big camera bump, small battery

Moto Z is an incredibly thin Android phone, yet it's still able to boast the specs of its rival and add modular accessories to the mix. This is a stepping stone to a fully modular phone. We only wish we could exchange its big camera bump for the sorely...

May, 2017

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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Moto Z review: A modular phone done right

 

Disappointing camera aside, the Moto Z is the best modular smartphone yet

Super slim and gorgeous design ; Mods are great additions ; Brilliant display

Camera is a little underwhelming ; Battery life isn't as good as other flagships ; No headphone jack

The proof will come once I've finally had a chance to test some of its Moto Mods in more depth, but right now, the Moto Z is another great Android phone from Motorola and Lenovo, and it offers something truly different to everything else out there. It...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Moto Z

 

At one point, it appeared as if modular smartphones were going to be all the rage. While they perhaps haven't become as prevalent as many had expected (RIP Project Ara), it hasn't stopped phones such as the LG G5 having a go at optional add-ons, with...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Lenovo Moto Z review

 

Do modular tricks make this Moto flagship utterly Z-licious?

Excellent QHD screen ; Plenty of power ; Moto Mods work like magic

Awkward design elements ; Sluggish camera

Flagship appeal, but Mods can't make up for the Moto Z's shortcomings

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.co.uk)

Motorola Moto Z review

 

Upon its debut in July, Motorola's premium Moto Z made waves with its magnetic snap-on accessories. Unlike the LG G5 , which featured swappable components but fell short on execution, the Moto Z's modularity offered coherence and ease of use.

The Motorola Moto Z is thin, fast and (literally) snappy. Those magnetic Mods accessories are practical and easy to use.

The phone looks naked without the Mods, and its fingerprint reader can be easily mistaken for a home button.

Ambitious, quirky and ultimately useful, the Motorola Moto Z is the most polished and customizable modular phone yet.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Motorola Moto Z review

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The Motorola Moto Z is a pricey smartphone with premium features. But does this phone hold its battery life well, or will it run out of juice by the middle of the day? We put all phones through a range of tough tests, so find out whether this Motorola...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Moto Z Smartphone Review

 

Moto-mania. Not only does Lenovo's new flagship Moto Z feature high-end technology, it also aims to attract customers with its modular expandability and extremely slim design. Does the concept work in practice or are there even any drawbacks such as...

thin, light chassis with good build quality ; expandable by Moto Mods ; no unnecessary software ; fast USB Type-C port ; microSD-card can be formatted as internal storage ; very fast AC WLAN ; good phone features ; precise touchscreen ; high-resolution...

picture quality of the main camera reveals weaknesses ; no Miracast support ; display with PWM flickering ; no headset included ; battery integrated ; no 3.5 mm headphone jack

Lenovo's new flagship phone Moto Z primarily stands out from the rivals with its modular expandability. These so called Moto Mods introduce new features, which are usually not available for a smartphone. One obstacle could be the pretty high prices of...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z

 

The unlocked Motorola Moto Z works on AT&T and T-Mobile while offering the same slim design and unique removable backs as the Z Droid on Verizon.

Slim design. Useful removable backs. Excellent performance. No bloatware. Google Daydream-compatible.

Camera isn't the best. No headphone jack.

For $700, the unlocked Moto Z offers the same slim build, excellent performance, and unique removable backs as Verizon's Moto . If you're an AT&T or T-Mobile user into the idea of Mot Mods, the Moto Z is a great choice. Only the LG G5 has similar...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Lenovo GSM Moto Z review: Modularity done right, but there are better $700 phones

 

Last month, ZDNet's Jason Cipriani posted his hands-on impressions of the Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod and I found the combination to be quite interesting. I reviewed the high end Moto Z Force Droid Edition a couple of months ago too,...

Thin form factor and high quality build ; Functional Moto Mods design ; Pure Google experience ; Useful Moto gestures ; Water repellant nano-coating

Single purpose fingerprint scanner ; Small battery capacity ; Unknown software update plan

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Mini review video: Our quick verdict on the new Moto Z phones

 

Think of the Moto Z Force as the Moto Z's big brother: It offers the same premium performance as the regular Z, but adds a larger battery, a camera that performs better in most situations, and a screen that resists damage. All of this makes the Z Force...

Sturdy, incredibly slim design ; Great display ; Moto Mods are elegant and have potential ; Excellent performance ; Charges really fast

It's a Verizon exclusive ; No headphone jack ; Camera not quite as good as the Z Force's ; Middling battery life

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:60
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@60fps, 2560x1440@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps,2560x1440@30fps
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.72
Head SAR (EU):0.304

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Pink gold / Gold, White / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:535 / 55
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR4
Internal ROM:32
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR4
ROM capacity:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Material:Aluminium, Stainless Steel

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.19
Height :15.3 / 153.3
Weight:136
Width:7.53 / 75.3