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Motorola Moto Z

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Posted: 09 Jun 2016
Market Status: Announced

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Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (7.0, 6.0)  
Dimensions6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)  
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)  
RuggedSplash resistant  
ColorsBlack, Gold, Gray  
Display
Physical size5.5 inches  
Resolution1440 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 ratio71.77 %  
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Light sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera13 megapixels  
FlashDual 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 size1.12 μm  
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)  
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode  
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)  
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling  
Front-facing camera5 megapixels  
FeaturesFlash  
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 processorAdreno 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 storage64 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB  
Battery
Capacity2600 mAh  
TypeNot user replaceable  
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Multimedia
MirroringWireless screen share  
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, 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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 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  
DataLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS  
Nano SIMYes  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall  
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.1  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band  
USBYes  
ConnectorUSB Type-C (reversible)  
FeaturesMass 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  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Availability
Officially announced09 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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