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    Motorola Moto Z Review- by Verizon

    Motorola Moto Z Review- by Verizon

    Motorola Moto Z is super thin

    Smartphones, while probably the best technology ever invented, have gotten a little boring in the last few years. Same form factor, same specs, same engine. We really haven’t seen any new evolution in the device.  However….Motorola’s Moto Z, with its array of modules and super thin 5.2mm profile, has heads turning.

    Motorola Moto Z is super thin

    Motorola Moto Z Design & Specs

    As mentioned, the Moto Z is ever so thin, the slimmest on the market. And because the phone is so thin, Motorola had no room for a headphone jack.  However, this could be the new norm since other manufacturers are considering doing the same, including iPhone. This probably has to do with the advent of wireless accessories, and of course due to the new Motorola Mods, which we’ll discuss in just a bit.

    Motorola Moto Z has a fast processor

    Available in a black/grey version and a white/gold and black/rose gold version, the camera on the Moto Z protrudes, and there is an exposed 16-pin connection on the back for the new Moto Mods. Additionally, Motorola packed in a lot of screen in a small amount of space.


    From an internal standpoint, the Motorola Moto Z has a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and an AMOLED Quad HD display. This display is so aweosome, and the Snapdragon 820 processor is probably the fastest engine we’ve reviewed to date…even faster than the Samsung S7.

    Motorola Moto Z camera takes great pictures


    The Moto Z’s camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, an f/1.8 aperture lens for better low light, and OIS along with phase detection autofocus. All of these features produce really great photos, something Moto phones have always been pretty good at. The Force Droid addition’s camera jumps up to 21 megapixels.

    Motorola Moto Z mods are cool

    The MotoMods

    A 16-pin connector on the back of the Motorola Moto Z accommodates the new MotoMods, and it takes literally no effort to use them. Snap one on, hear the short confirmation chirp, and you’re good to go without installing apps or anything else. If a MotoMod runs out of battery, the phone’s power supply takes over

    The available Mods are plenty. The first are the Style Covers, a piece of plastic that comes with the phone.

    Next up is the Power Pack. Because of the Droid’s small frame, it only fits in a relatively small 2,600 mAh battery, and they’re available for around $80. And while the Droid Z does a tremendous job conserving battery when idle, the Power Pack is a nice edition.

    JBL SoundBoost for moto z offers great sound


    The JBL SoundBoost creates a powerful speaker custom fit for the Moto Z Droid. It gets 10 hours of battery life off its own internal battery. The JBL Mod offers rich sound, especially in the bass, that makes it a pleasure to use.

    Insta-share projector for Moto Z is bright

    The Insta-Share Projector is another great idea, although it really sucks up the battery, giving you about 2 hours of movie viewing. Having said that, the Insta-Share Projector is bright. It has 50 lumens and 480p resolution, which is good enough for cinema quality. It runs $300, a little salty for a mere add-on, but still pretty cool.

    Motorola Moto Z is flagship phone for Motorola


    Bottom Line

    The Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Droid Force, along with all of the mods, are currently only available on Verizon. Both models come in 32GB and 64GB options with 2TB microSD storage. We’re giving the new Z line full marks for several reasons. The design is extremely unique and light, the MotoMods implementation is well done, and the camera is superb.

    If you want the lightest phone on the market, with a super fast processor and Mod options, the Moto Z Droid line is for you. You can purchase the Motorola Moto Z through Verizon Click Here.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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