Moto Z review and Moto Z Play review

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Moto Z review and Moto Z Play review

Motorola has launched its two smartphones Moto Z and Moto Z plus, at an audience packed launch event in Delhi. We did a Moto Z review and Moto Z Play review and specifications analysis for you.

SpecificationsMoto ZMoto Z Play
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid v6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display5.5 inch AMOLED5.5 inch super AMOLED
Resolution2560×1440 pixels
535 ppi
1920 x 1080 pixels
403 ppi
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-coreSnapdragon 625
Battery2600 mAh with TurboPower charging3510mAh with TurboPower charging
Rear Camera13MP with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS), dual LED flash16 MP with laser auto-focus, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture 5MP front camera
WirelessBluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1
Connectivity4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, and a USB Type-C portBluetooth 4.0 LE, USB Type-C port, A-GPS
3.5 mm Headphone JackNoYes
Weight136 g165 g
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
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Re-imagining what’s possible

Moto Z review and Moto Z Play review

Speaking at the event Jim Thiede, Head of Global Product Marketing, Lenovo said that with this launch,
Motorola is “Re-imagining what’s possible”. With Moto Z and Moto Z Plus, Lenovo (Moto) have offered an ultrathin, fast and quality perfect phone. With weight as light as 139 g, the phones come with an innovative feature called semi-modular capability. The phones come built with an aircraft grade aluminium frame which makes them extremely light in weight yet strong to feel, having subtle lines at the rear, the phone has a firm grip. There is a square fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen. Waving your hand over the screen shows time and date. While Moto Z uses IR technology to detect hand wave, Z Play uses ultrasonics to do so.

Magnetic Moto Mods

A new feature introduced in Z series phones from Moto is the Magnetic Moto Mods. They just stick to the back of your phone with the help of a strong magnet. There are several Moto Mods available having accessories such as speakers, projector, and cameras. These Mods are compatible with all Moto Z phones. The connectors have third party development access as well, so you can have mods made by third parties compatible with your Moto Z phones.
Moto Z review and Moto Z Play review
Moto Z Review
Moto Z comes in 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display. Powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and 4 GB RAM, the phone delivers smooth and feather-like UI experience. The camera is 13MP rear with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 5MP front selfie camera. The battery is 2800mAh and has Turbo Charging support. The phone doesn’t have a 3.5 mm audio jack supporting CDLA technology as does Apple. You get a USB-C cable in the box. Listen to music with a Bluetooth ear|headphones. Running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box, it comes in a 32 GB and 64 GB variants.

This variant has a feature known as Attentive Display, which prevents the screen from dimming when one is reading the screen. For this, the smartphone uses a combination of IR sensors and camera. This feature is a Moto Z only feature and not present in Z Play. This is because Z Play doesn’t have an IR sensor.

Moto Z Play Review

Moto Z Play is the second smartphone that was launched in the event and is bit powerful than its counterpart. It comes with a large 3510 mAh battery and TurboPower technology. It has a 5.5 inch super AMOLED display and comes with a 3 GB RAM. The rear camera in this phone is 16 MP and selfie camera is 5 MP. Unlike Moto Z, this phone comes equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack so it is 7 mm thick as compared to Moto Z which is thinner because of the absence of an audio jack.

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