Motorola had a pretty rocky past being acquired by Google then quickly sold off to Lenovo. Now that Lenovo owns the rights to the company, they managed to put Moto devices on the right path especially with the Moto Z line of devices. Motorola carefully crafted the Moto Z with only one purpose in mind, to have their first flagship device that can go head to head with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S series. The Moto Z can be bought in two variants: the standard Moto Z and Moto Z Force and right now we will take a look over the Moto Z Force to see what it offers.
The device is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820 processing unit that clocks at 2.15GHz and is paired with 4GB of RAM. This processor seems to be the norm for high quality mobile device since Samsung, HTC and LG use it on their flagship devices as well. The Snapdragon 820 processor is quite impressive and it provides the user with the ability of smoothly running any operation he wishes.
The Moto Z shines in the storage department as well and it comes in the 32GB/64GB variant. What’s even cooler is that the storage space can be expanded up to 2TB using an SD card the only downside is that 2TB cards are rather hard to find.
Motorola made sure to equip the smartphone with a large 3,500 mAh battery that lasts up to 24 hours of power usage. The battery also includes the latest fast charging technology such as TurboPower, and that allows the Moto Z to charge its battery up to 60% in only 30 minutes.
One of the most important aspects of a mobile device is its display size. The Moto Z ships with a 5.5 inch AMOLED QHD display that has a pixel resolution of 2560x1440. The AMOLED technology allows for a near perfect color representation and high quality picture rendering giving the displays a premium feel. Moto Z allows users to opt for either the standard or vibrant color mode. Another great feature is the ShatterShield glass which reinforces the Moto Z display making sure that it won’t crack at the first drop.
Moto Z’s main camera is a 21MP, f/1.8 lens aperture snapper that comes with impressive sensor features such as dual LED, two-tone flash, auto-focus detection and OIS. The camera surely has enough megapixels that the user can use in order to take high quality pictures or videos. The rear camera is one of the device’s main selling point and we can clearly see why. On the other hand, the secondary camera is 5MP, f/2.2 camera that definitely allows the users to take great selfies. The only downside is that the Moto Z’s camera doesn’t perform perfectly in low light areas.
Taking in consideration that Motorola was once acquired by Google, it comes as no surprise to find out that the Moto Z runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. One great thing that Motorola always did with OS apps, is that the company decided not to over encumber the OS with designer apps and keep it as stock as possible. The only modifications made by Motorola were to the operating system’s UI and adding a transparent app drawer. The Moto app allows users to take advantage of voice commands, gesture actions and the classic Moto display.
The Moto Z can be considered as one of the best Android mobile devices out there and not only due to its impressive specs such as the 3,500 mAh battery, but also because of the hardware optimization, operating system and because it’s quite affordable. The smartphone can be acquired from Verizon for the price of $720 or by paying $30 monthly for 24 months.