5 differences between the Moto Z and Z Force that aren't immediately obvious

5 differences between the Moto Z and Z Force that aren't immediately obvious
Official as of last week, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force bring quite a few interesting features to consumers, not least of which the ability to modify their functionality through the various MotoMods—like a pico projector add-on. These are interchangeable between the two devices though, and indeed, much of the hardware inside the two new devices is highly similar.

Just how similar, however, one may wonder if he's in the market for a new smartphone, and he's eyeing Moto's new wares. Well, for the very big part, we're talking about pretty much identical specs sheets, including a shared Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) pixel resolution screen, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash for better selfies.

That said, there are still a handful of differences between the two that may not be immediately obvious, and these are very much deserving of being pointed out. Here goes:

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6 Comments

1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Can anyone film me in on this, are these phones using something like Quickcharge 3.0? Do they really give you that much battery life charging the phones just 15-20 minutes? That boggles my mind! Or is there some minor catch, like the battery life deteriorated over time because of rapid charging?

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yes, its QC 3.0, just like other SD820 smartphone.. its not really 8-15 hours of usage, they write little footnote for it "All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns"http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com.tr/2016/06/the-new-moto-z-family-with-moto-mods.html

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

A great phone and hardware ruined by the ugly square home button, along with the huge bottom bezel and the moto logo. Motorola needs to fire their designers because I just cant make myself to buy one because of the ugly design!

3. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

The ugly square home button is just a fingerprint scanner, it's not a home button. But the bottom bezel is way too large. They could have shaved off precious mm getting rid of the 'moto'.

5. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

For me they could have saved even more bezel and placed the fingerprint scanner on the back like the Nexus 6P

6. sudiptadasbiswas

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 14, 2016

Finger print scanner at d back....That would be stupid, as that would have restricted the concept of mods afterall... the one at the front could have been bettter...I agree.. But then the question arises... when apple did d same, "its awsome" but for others its not d same...Biased reviews

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