Lenovo celebrates 1 million Motorola Moto Z units sold globally

Earlier Sunday, Lenovo disseminated a promo that carried some news. According to the manufacturer, one million units of the Moto Z series have been sold worldwide. Helping the phone ring up such a large number of sales are the Moto Mods modular accessories. The Hasselblad True Zoom ($299.99) brings 10X optical zoom and a Xenon flash to the phone. JBL SoundBoost ($79.99) is a modular speaker that enhances the sounds coming out of the phone's speaker. The Moto Insta-Share projector ($299.99) will show videos, shows and movies on a wall or other flat surfaces.

Add as much as 22 hours of additional battery life to your phone with the Incipio offGRID Power Pack (up to $59.99).  The Moto Style Shell adds material to your phone such as leather or wood, allowing you to customize the look of your phone to meet your mood. The Mods connect to any Moto Z phone through the use of magnetic pins found on the bottom rear of the phone. The Moto Mods quickly snap on and off the phone.

Among the phones in the Moto Z line are the Motorola Moto Z, Motorola Moto Z Force and the Motorola Moto Z Play. Verizon exclusives of the same models include the Motorola Moto Z Droid, Motorola Moto Z Force Droid and the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid. All of the unlocked and Verizon exclusive models were unveiled in September. With 1 million units of Moto Z series handsets already rung up and the holiday shopping season straight ahead, it looks like Lenovo and Motorola are happy with how the line is performing.

via Playfuldroid



1. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Moto Z is a masterpiece phone :)

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It is a pretty novel design, it's still not what people want in regards to modular design though. Then again now that Project Ara has been shelved, who's to say how many years will pass before we get what we actually want for modular phones. I personally would pick the Pixel over the Moto Z any day. It's simple, powerful, and any accessories I get for it won't be worthless if I elect to upgrade to a different model/brand later on down the line. With the Moto Z, you spend all this extra cash on accessories that are only good for the Moto Z, It really limits your options if you want to upgrade regularly.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7423; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think the copper leads that send and receive data on the mipi bus was wrong from the start. If you want high transfer rates, then they are susceptible to interference. They could still use copper leads for power distribution. However they should have went with fibre optics and used two fibres. One for input, and the other fibre for output. They could easily achieve speeds much faster than today's hard drive or SSD drive speeds. The Pixels are great smartphones. However the Moto Z's are the closest thing right now to a modular smartphone. I am waiting for them to make a Tango module. But since Lenovo has just released a Tango phone, then I don't see them releasing a Tango module any time soon.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You never know about the Tango module, they very well might develop one if you think they money's there. I personally loved the demos they had during their press conference. And as for your comment on fiber optics, I've never even heard of them being used in compact handheld electronics, only in long data runs in warehouse settings or your general external network connections where CAT cables simply won't cut it.

5. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Well, you can't be more correct. However, the accessories/mods for the Moto Z lineup of phones can be reused with any other future Moto Z; this info was confirmed by Motorola. But yeah, to spend all of that money for the accessories wouldn't be smart unless you are only buying smartphones from that company's particular lineup. I agree about the Pixel vs. the Moto Z... The Pixel has a newer and slightly more fluid operating system and UI (the Moto Z is the fastest phone I have used other than the Pixel, which pretty much blows everything else away), much better camera than the standard, skinny Moto Z with its 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor (compare that two-year-old sensor to the IMX378 used in the Pixel... There is no comparison), better software update schedule and more longevity before support ceases, especially more than the Droid editions, and better audio quality (the Pixel is louder than the Z, and the speaker has a much deeper sound than the Z, which has a somewhat quiet speaker [albeit facing the right direction] that doesn't have much depth to its sound. However, the Z has much more crystalline, sharper treble than the Pixel, which has a less enhanced, duller treble), as well as a headphone jack, which was impossible with the skinny Z because it is simply too thin.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Well, don't know what you're onto but aside software on the pixel I don't see how its batter than the Moto Z. Its clear you've only selected the parts which favor the pixel leaving other things aside. The moto z is quite the most innovative phone in recent memory and the modular execution alone makes this phone already better than anything the pixel produces (yes the camera is not a good enough reason alone to move to the pixel) seeing as most cameras are already damn good for mobile devices already.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meh it's a pointless gimmick. They should have stuck with the Moto X Pure Edition.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

There's a lot of potential if developers start taking advantage of the developer kits... but until that happens, I'll side with your statement.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you raised a good point earlier. What if you switch phones? Then all of those expensive accessories may not be compatible. I would stick with the Pixel as well.

16. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you're just pointless. And yet you still come here to every Moto post. Just trolling away.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you're just pointless. And yet you're here on every Moto post. Just trolling away.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1million users... maybe that number can attract dev to make/kickstart module for them :-/

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats how many S7/iPhone 7 are sold in matter of days.. Thats a celebration for Lenovo? Its pathetic the least.

10. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Smaller company?

11. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Why are you comparing the top cell phone companies to the lower cell phone companies? You should expect apple and samsung to get those sales, not Lenovo. They are more comparable to oneplus and companies like that.


Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Don't worry, those will celebrate one million in the near future too, its just matter of time.

15. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's certainly more than anything you can sell. So if that's pathetic then you're downright nothing.

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Leave the Galaxies and the iPhones to commoners and peasants. Us elites dare to be different.

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Motorola is the new Samsung...!

13. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Yes you are absolutely right bro.

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That statement was explosive!

18. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Its all the more remarkable because a million has been sold in only a matter of 3 months (from late august to present) and it was a phone people said will not sell.. By june next year they must have sold about 4 million. At least coming from an underdog company and for a phone that's not too cheap, its quite nice. Unlike htc which is a house hold name but doesn't sell jack and has a quite boring phone

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"By june next year they must have sold about 4 million" thats not how it works.... :-/ smartphone's sales peak (for one model) is always as soon as it launch.. since most people will buy new phone as soon as it launch.. and that number will go down over time... unless they do some nice price-cut... or release game-changer module

24. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

I kind of understand that it seels (relatively) well. 1# It sells in more countries. At least in my part of Europe, I have not seen any Moto for the past few years. Just recently Moto Z and G started showing with operators. 2# It looks good But the audio jack is a big no-no for me. And Lenovo - don't trust them anymore.

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