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Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and connectivity. The battery and camera get mixed views.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 ; Google Daydream compatible

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...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto Z review

 

At 5.2mm thick, the Moto Z is one of the thinnest smartphones in existence. Is this a good reason to buy it, though? Find out in our Moto Z review.

The Moto Z is a mixed bag, successful in some areas and not in others. As long as you can deal with the jettisoning of the headphone jack and carrying a Power Pack Mod, the modular nature of the Moto Z makes it a compelling alternative to other...

Nov, 2016

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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 : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Moto Z Review: In Depth

 

Moto Z review: The US might have had a head start, but that doesn't make the European arrival of the Moto Z any less exciting. Here's our full review.

Excellent display ; Thin & lightweight ; Good battery life ; Premium design

Requires adapter for wired headphones ; Camera could be better ; Fingerprint magnet

At £499, the Moto Z is obviously priced like a flagship, but justifies the cost well. It offers a beautiful design and a stunning screen, a unique feature set thanks to its Moto Mods compatibility, excellent battery life with the benefit of fast...

Oct, 2016

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

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force vs. Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and iPhone 6S

 

Check out how Motorola's new Moto Z and Z Force handsets compare to other flagships phones that are available right now.

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 : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Lenovo Moto Z

 

On its own, the Moto Z is an inspired flagship device. It's made of top tier materials, offers the best of Moto's bespoke software experiences, yet presents users with a pretty pure Android experience with very little in the way of unwanted bloatware...

This alone makes Moto Z an impressive release, but when you consider the manifold expansion capabilities offered by the Moto Mods, this device becomes the nerve-centre of a truly forward thinking digital ecosystem.

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 / 3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
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
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

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 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical Zoom:1.8 / 8
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps, 2560x1440@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps,2560x1440@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p / 1080p,2160p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.436 / 1.72
Head SAR (EU):0.304 / 0.564

Design

Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Grey / Rose Gold
Colour name:Deep Indigo
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Black, Pink gold / Gold, White / Grey / Indigo / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass
Product colour:Indigo
Protection features:Splash proof / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:14 / 15.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2160 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Gorilla Glass version:Gorilla Glass 3
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:535 / 55
Rounded display corners:Y
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
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Magnetic sensor:Y
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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AAC-LD,AMR-WB,PCM,WAVE
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,H.265,VP8

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
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, 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 bands supported:700,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2400,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 5.0
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

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 509 / 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
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:N / 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 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:636 / 820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow / 8.1 Oreo
Platform:Android

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 / 2048
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 / 6.75
Height :15.3 / 153.3 / 156.5
Weight:136 / 156
Width:7.53 / 75.3 / 76.5