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Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z
5.5"
1440 x 2560 pixels
13 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core, 2200 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
MEMORY: 64 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2600 mAh
Announced: Jun 9, 2016
Market status: Announced
Release date: September 2016 ,
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Splash-proof phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.20 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (535 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

Moto Mods modules are the killer feature of the Moto Z smartphone. They snap onto the back of the device, augmenting its functionality - by adding a projector, a stereo speaker set, or simply a huge battery, for instance. Or you can simply use a stylish back plate with natural leather, wood, or fabric finish. As far as specs go, the Moto Z is a beast, boasting plenty of memory and the fastest chip Qualcomm has in stock. All that hardware, along with the 13MP camera and 2600mAh battery, is packed inside a super-slim, metal-made body. Expect seeing this phone on Verizon's shelves in the US.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0, 6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.80 oz (136 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Splash resistant
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 535 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 71.77 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.8
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Flash

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2600 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jun 2016
  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • September 2016

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola Moto Z 32GB

differences:

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

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