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Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability and connectivity.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

camera, battery, connectivity, 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (techradar.com)

Moto Z review

 

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

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 modular phone. We only wish we could exchange its big camera bump for its small...

Jul, 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: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Lenovo Moto Z review: Proof that modular smartphones have a future

 

The Moto Z is an incredibly thin handset with a more practical approach to modularity

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Евгений Вильдяев (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Motorola Moto Z

 

Очень тонкий (5.2 мм) и легкий (135 грамм) флагман от компании Motorola с 5.5-дюймовым AMOLED-дисплеем, разрешением 2560х1440 точек, чипсетом Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 13 МП камерой, аккумулятором 2600 мАч, 4 ГБ оперативной и 32/64 ГБ внутренней памяти

В аппарате целых четыре микрофона для шумоподавления и хорошего качества передачи речи, они прекрасно выполняют свою функцию: собеседники отмечали, что меня было отлично слышно, впрочем, сам я также не жаловался на качество передачи речи от них.

Aug, 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

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto Z

 

With the Moto Z (or Moto Z Droid Edition as it's called by US carrier Verizon), customization isn't about what your phone looks like. It's about what it does . Snap-on "Moto Mods" give your phone a meatier battery, turn it into a boombox for your...

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: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z Droid

 

The Motorola Moto Z Droid is a cool smartphone with removable backs, but it lags slightly behind its bigger sibling.

Slim design. Functional removable backs. Excellent performance.

Wi-Fi performance issues. Camera isn't the best.

Comparisons and Conclusions The Motorola Moto Z Droid packs a lot into a very slim package. Were there no Force version, it would be a close second to the Galaxy S7 series. Motorola's Android software is better than Samsung's, and the Moto Mods are...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto Z black

 

With the Moto Z Play released in September, Motorola trims down the hardware but beefs up the battery, retains the modularity and lowers the price. Affordable, reliable and resilient, the Z Play is an excellent midrange phone -- even without the quirky...

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600

Call management

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

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

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

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

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

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor Cores: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:4096
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

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