Moto Z and Moto Z-Force are Motorola’s Android flagship smartphones, the phones have an ultra thin full metal design and support for “MotoMods” that enhance and expands their capabilities, functionalities, and performance. Moto Z is really a very thin smartphone, It is just 5.19 millimeters thick.

Moto Z And Moto Z Force have also got their Android Nougat system update. With the help of Vulcan API, the smartphones feel more smooth and the battery now lasts longer than before.

Price

Moto Z Play Unlocked 32 GB$399
Moto Z Force Droid 32 GB$720
Moto Z Unlocked$450(Best price)
Moto Z Force Droid 64 GB$770

Note: Moto Z Unlocked edition is now up for pre-order on Amazon. The unlocked variant of Moto Z is priced at $449 in the USA.

You can get the Moto Z (32GB) for just $1 if you’re ready to sign up for a two-year contract with Verizon. An instant saving of $200. If you don’t want to be locked into a contract, you can pay just $17.67/month via Verizon Device Payment plan (down from $26/month). All Moto Z will also receive monthly Android security updates.

Link to buy Moto Z  

Link to buy Z-Force (Verizon exclusive)

How Motorola achieved that with that kind of specs is really an impressive thing.The Moto Z and Moto Z Force don’t have 3.5 mm headphone jacks(a problem for thin smartphones). However, you can plug a USB type C to 3.5mm converter to use your 3.5mm headphones

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Specifications

Although both phones feature nearly identical specifications, but there some major differences too. Let’s take a look at the specifications of these phones.

Moto Z

● 5.5 inches , 2560 × 1440 resolution AMOLED screen , 535ppi .
● Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC , Adreno 530 GPU .
● 4GB RAM .
● 32 / 64 GB internal storage with MicroSD expansion upto 256GB.
● Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
● 2600 mAH non­removable Li ­ ion Battery.
● USB type C port .
● Fingerprint scanner
● Motorola Turbo Charging through 15W charger given in the box .
● Bluetooth 4.1 , Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Wifi Direct , GPS , NFC.
● Rear 13mp with f/1.8 aperture , Laser Autofocus , Phase Detection
Autofocus(PDAF),OIS , 4K video recording at 30fps , 1080p at 60 fps & 30 fps , dual LED flash & 5mp front facing camera with LED flash.

Moto Z Force

● 5.5 inches, 2560 × 1440 resolution AMOLED screen, 535ppi, Shatterproof.
● Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC, Adreno 530 GPU.
● 4GB RAM.
● 32 / 64 GB internal storage with MicroSD expansion upto 256GB.
● Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
● 3500 mAH non­removable Li­ Ion battery same as Moto E3 Power (Also See Moto G5 Plus)
● USB type­ C port.
● Fingerprint scanner.
● Motorola Turbocharging through 30W charger given in the box.
● Bluetooth 4.1 , Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Wifi Direct , GPS , NFC.
● Rear 21mp with f/1.8 aperture, Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection
Autofocus(PDAF), OIS, 4K video recording at 30fps , 1080p at 60 fps & 30 fps, dual LED flash & 5mp front facing camera with LED flash.

But the interesting thing is MotoMods, Both new phones have 16 pin magnetic connectors on their back, which a variety of MotoMods can connect to. So far, that includes a pico projector, a JBL speaker and a variety of battery packs from Incipio, Tumi, and Kate Spade. Moto says the Mods will work on next year’s phones, It is still unclear that how much MotoMods they gonna launch. For more information about MotoMods read below.

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Talking about the specs both Moto Z and Moto Z Force has a new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running at up to 2.2GHz with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. On the screen side, they have 5.5 inches AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels (535 pixels per inch).

Also Read: – Moto 360 3 (Moto 360 3rd Gen) Specs, Price, And Release Date

Surprisingly Moto Z just weights 136 grams which are far less than most of the flagships out there. Moto Z has a 2600 mAh Li-Pol battery, It can charge upto 50% in just 20 minutes of charge. Which Motorola claims to be the world’s fastest charging technology.

Talking about the camera, the Moto Z has a 12-megapixelel rear facing shooter with a f/1.8 aperture lens, optical image stabilization(OIS) and laser autofocus. Its front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter.  the rear camera also features color-corrected flash with dual LEDs and a 1.12um pixel size.

Image of Moto Z and Moto Z Force

Moto Z Force is thicker (6.9mm) and heavier, but it also has a significantly larger battery (3,500mAh compared to the Z’s 2,600mAh) and a 21-megapixelpixel rear facing the camera with phase detection autofocus and Deep Trench Isolation (a technique Apple used for the iPhone 6S camera). The Moto Z Force’s screen also uses Motorola’s Shattershield technology, which has been also upgraded and claims that it is more resistant to cracks and scratches than Corning’s Gorilla Glass, It can also survive 16 feets falling.

Moto Mods

Following the concept of modular phones like Google’s Project Ara and LG G5, Motorola has come up with something called MotoMods. Basically, these are the accessories which get attached to a 16 pins dock which is present at the lower back of the device to add some extra feature or functionality. The MotoMods snap onto the phone using integrated magnets. MotoMods works with the new Motorola flagship devices, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force and reportedly for Moto Z Play.

Developers will be able to pick up some reference kit used for designing custom mods when the Moto Z gets available. Motorola showcased two prototype mods, one was an LED-lit backplate that responds to sound and a circular display that mirrors whatever is on the smartphone’s screen.

The company supplies a single Style Shell Mod with each phone, which can be had in a variety of materials or finishes, such as leather, wood, or nylon. The few MotoMods which Motorola showcased are

Moto INSTA-Share Projector

(MotoMods) Incipio offGRID Power Packs
Price: – $299

This is basically a mini projector which gets attached to the back of your Moto Z and lets you to you broadcast your phone’s display up to 70 inches wide at 480p resolution. With its integrated kickstand and a built-in battery to give you an hour of extra projector power, you can prop your phone up in a dark room and get up to a 70-inch screen. It has also got a built-in 1,100mAh battery which should add an hour of projection time.

JBL SoundBoost Speaker

(MotoMods) JBL SoundBoost Speaker

Price: – $79.99

It’s a two 3 watt speakers which get attached to the back of your phone. This Mod includes a kickstand and its own battery OF 1,000mAh to offer up to 10 hours of booming sound at fairly louder volumes than the phone’s regular speaker. It can also be used as a speakerphone, just in case you need whomever you are talking with to be nice and loud. These Mods requires no pairing or set up, once it’s connected to the phone, sound just automatically pipes out of its speakers.

Incipio offGRID Power Packs

(MotoMods) Incipio offGRID Power Packs

Price: – $89.99

This is kind of additional batteries which gets attached and provides 22 hours of backup with its 2,200mAh capacity batteries. The Mods are integrated into the phone’s software. So when a battery mod is attached to the phone, you can monitor the charge status of both the internal battery and the mod’s cell. Later a new version will also be available which will be having a built-in support for wireless charging.

Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod

Price: – $299

The camera Mod has a 10X optical zoom with xenon flash, and the 4.5 mm focal length on the wide end makes me think it’s probably a 1/1.7 to 1/2 inch sensor like in some recent premium compact cameras, giving you a field of view close to a 21 mm to 24 mm lens on a full frame camera. It also has physical shutter and zoom buttons. Meanwhile, the 45 mm telephoto end would likely net you an equivalent field of view of around 210 mm to 240 mm

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Motorola promises more Mods will be coming soon. All thanks to partnerships with existing brands, and the announcement of the Moto Mod Developer Kit. Moto says that the Mods announced will work with future series of Moto Z phones and that it is committed to the overall size and shape of the Z for at least two generations to ensure future compatibility. Moto is also offering a development kit for third-party companies to build Mods themselves.

Upcoming MotoMods

Release Date in India

On the sidelines of the launch of the Moto E3 Power in India, Sudhin Mathur, Director – Mobile Group at Lenovo India, shared that the Moto Z will be launched in India in the month of October, he didn’t share an exact date but said that it will be available to buy via the end of the October month.

105 COMMENTS

  1. Will the Moto z force b launched in India later this year, as a huge number of Indian population demand for the same..
    I again asked this question, as at one of the above questions, u hav specified tht Moto z Force will b launched later on..

    Dear, Moto it’s a kind request to you, to process. Launch of Moto Z Force variant in the Indian marke..

    Thanks

  2. Hi moto team,

    I am waiting for moto z force for long time, kindly let me know when it will be launch in india , and kindly provide confirmation about moto mods,

    I want know only about force

  3. Hi,
    Can you confirm to me that the Moto Z is going to be released in India? Also can I know the possible dates and the price ranges? Do the USA versions work here in India aswell?

  4. Hi Team,

    Can you please advise with the exact date when Moto Z force will be launched in India?
    As LG has made it official that it will be launching V20 in Sept. only.
    I am currently waiting just for Moto z Force and i can’t find any official update on the launch date or pricing of Moto Z Force in India.
    Waiting for the reply.
    Thanks a lot for your help and support.

  5. Today is 1st Sep When MOTO Z will be launched in India.And how much time it will take to launch here,,,,Please tell something about that.

  6. 45000,it is to expensive in india in my view cuz all indians prefer dual sim slot flagships ,and it has few drawbacks like it has only single sim slot, and main drawback is 3.5 mm jack it comes with differently,and u are not providing the extra creatives like jbl speakers , projector ,and charge booster, we have to buy it separately….moto z should be available for 20,000 and moto z force at a price range of 30,000.

  7. price was to high 45000nr so i go with Iphone 6s and samsung s7 with better camera moto is a big name but price in india not worth i think that was a big mistake if they Iounch 40 to 45k under 30 to 35k its better price for every
    one …..

  8. Moto z & z force exclusive
    but all moto phones are more exelent than compared to an another phones and my phone also a moto phone

  9. I can see some leading magazines telling that moto z force Verizon US exclusive … i have three questions
    1). will it be available in India ?
    2.) Accurate expected price range (wat u expect for z force )
    3) expected date ??

    Only moto z force please reply me

  10. I need to know what will be the price of Moto Z force In India … waiting For it and saving money from my side as I am just a student techie .. please tell me the appriximate price of moto z force please … when it will be availble in India

  11. can i get the Moto Z force in qatar? from september onwards.
    Why No Moto mobile is available in Qatar?

  12. But there is no 3.5 mm audio jack,instead they have provided a usb-c type earphones which actually sucks.It would break the usb port.

  13. You have to buy them separately but it is not confirmed officially yet. SO for a confirmed information you have to wait for the month of September.

  14. hi! I’m already very excited to hear about the moto Z, congratulations first of all! What I want to know is how do we get those Modular additional devices? do we need to buy them separately or they will come bundled?? Please let me know and how can I get the device pre booked, I want it at earliest!
    TIA
    Good luck!

  15. When is the Verizon release date? They state “summer” so I am hoping it is before the September date.

  16. 1. Yes, it has only one SIM slot.
    2. No, it is not a Verizon exclusive phone and It will be available in India too by the end of the September.
    3. Yes, It has a front side flash too.

  17. 1)does the moto z force have only one sim slot
    2)is the moto z force a Verizon exclusive i.e. it will only be available in USA and not in India
    3) does the phone has a front flash

  18. What about moto z play? Their is no any announcement for Moto z play, so Lenovo is going to launch any z play modal or not???

  19. the product are being launched on 9th of june that is today in san Francisco
    so when i can expect it to arrive in Indian market for sale for commonly people
    coz I m really looking forward to buy this one as I really like it and am totally impressed by its features

  20. 1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Only Moto Z Style
    5. Maybe Yes
    6. No
    7. Yes
    8. Yes
    9. Only in Moto z Style
    10. We can’t help you in this, the design is developed by Motorola design team.

  21. )will it have dedicated slots for sim 1 sim 2 and sd card
    2) will it have dual sim 4g support
    3) will the camera have lazer autofoxus system like g4 has
    4) the heat pipe will be available for both the models?
    5) will it support USB otg
    6) the battery will be removable?
    7) will the fast charger be provided with the box like moto g4
    8) will it have compass and finger print censor
    9)moto has been giving 5mp front cams till date can we expect a little more now
    10) u people have make a big blunder in the moto g4 by giving the
    fingerprint censor in the bottom center .look first off all u don’t provide the notification light and dedicated navigation keys and now u place that censor there which does not works as a home button this is awkward
    either u put it in the back beneath the camera ( which u can do)
    or u can give dedicated navigation keys on both side with home fingerprint censor in the bottom center ( which is not possible to be done by u as it will destroy ur so called moto design ) how ever these are not any aligations but the customers and lovers of moto will be pleased if u let us know something about it really I wish that moto fix these issues in their future phones

  22. I also love dolby, if this new Lenovo smartphone series has AMOLED & DOLBY it will rock the smartphone world. I will definitely love to use this Lenovo phone….

  23. There is no information about that but because it is a high-end smartphone series, you can expect some good perks in that area too.

  24. Motorola must have to think about sound technology when they are going to give A High-end phone. High-end phone must have Dolby DTS or hi-fi sound system as latest trend…..

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