Moto Z battery life time will be market dependant
posted by Florin T. / Jun 09, 2016, 11:58 PM
Both new handsets will be released starting September around the world, including in the US - where Verizon is getting exclusive, renamed variants of them (Moto Z Droid Edition, and Moto Z Force Droid Edition), though you'll also be able to buy the Moto Z unlocked.
Unlike the Moto Z Force, which packs a very generous 3500 mAh battery, the Moto Z only has a 2600 mAh battery - that's the price to pay for being just 5.19 mm thin. Interestingly, reading the fine print regarding the battery life of Moto Z, we discovered something a bit unusual: the handset's battery is supposed to last up to 30 hours "in U.S., Canada and Europe", and only up to 24 hours in the rest of the world. There's also a difference when it comes to the phone's TurboPower charger, which, in 15 minutes, can provide 8 hours of power in the US, Canada, and Europe, but only 7 hours of power in the rest of the world.
We're not sure why the rest of the world gets a weaker battery - as far as we know, all Moto Z units, regardless of market, include 2600 mAh batteries. But maybe Motorola will soon clarify this. Until then, to find out more about the two new Lenovorola smartphones, you should check out our Moto Z hands-on, and our Moto Z Force hands-on.
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh
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So better battery version for US, Canada and Europe only? Keep your Moto to yourself then. Already pissed with them removing 3.5 mm jack and now this. And this thinness trend, frankly is getting more and more ridiculous everyday. Only some fashionable wannabes and wallhuggers would care about thinness over battery.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 12:08 AM 11
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Over reaction much? The way moto has done it is by far the best of both worlds. Anyone who doesn't care about thinness can get the battery attachment and have a car larger battery than any they could have feasibly put into a decently thicker phone. Also, the price is less than most flagships so it isn't like the Apple model where they sell you half the phone at full price and expect you to buy the rest of it on top.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 1:09 AM 1
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"Anyone who doesn't care about thinness can get the battery attachment and have a car larger battery" And I'm the one overreacting? The irony. Price is less doesn't make it right for them to sacrifice battery for thinness. Battery is much more important than thinness. And why are you acting like I'm asking for a brick sized battery? Can't criticize anything nowadays. I could care less about what Apple does with its overpriced ithings,
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:19 AM 10
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May be it's due to the different types of Antennas they use in the US model and the rest of the world model. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 12:28 AM 1
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I cannot understand how people are excited about this phone. It has huge ugly bezels. They made insane sacrifices to achieve something i cannot understand. 5.2 mm thin ? What is it ? A phone ? Or a credit card ? That camera hump is as thick as the phone. 2600mAh battery for QHD display + top tier soc ? We saw how that turned out with S6. Below average battery life. And they say the starting price is lower than any other flagship phone. Ya but they also charge extra for those mods (which are cool) that make device bulky and not fit for everyday use. Ofcourse you have to pay for those and the total cost equals a normal flagship, with us making sacrifice to ergonomics. And front firing speakers ? Were they removed too ? I am not a hater or a fanboy. I have used moto (real moto, not lenovo) devices and i am more than satisfied. It is just that this flagship made some questionable changes.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 12:57 AM 13
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I'm cool with those all since this phone will be is cheaper than $600,, but that horrible bottom bezel is a big NOOOO..... that ugly square FPscanner, moto logo that eating precious space, plus 2 unknown dots for extra ugliness, and those didnt function as button (they still need on-screen-button!!) even entry level meizu m3 note have much better bottom bezel design with FPscanner
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:43 AM 3
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Very well said! I feel like this will be another Motorola Atrix situation, just an innovative trend setter that will flop. It has great new functionality that other manufacturers will eventually copy, but it leaves room to make it a non-compromised/half-baked experience, as you've pointed out (including adding back the 3.5mm headphone jack). Plus, with it being based on Android again (which Motorola doesn't control), and Android lacking integration APIs at the moment for such modular components, it wouldn't be a polished experience as they advertise in it's present form. None the less, it's a good start to Smartphones becoming modular with hot-swappable components...
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 3:05 AM 1
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As far as I care, the S6 has great battery life. Outside America at least. It's basically confirmed that the carriers HALVED the S6's battery with their bloatware, WiFi calling, HD voice and god knows what else additions. My mom has used one since July last year and she's a pretty heavy user by mom standards, and she has absolutely never had trouble lasting a full day.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 3:05 AM 0
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uhh the speaker's on the earpiece and since the phone's so thin it isn't that bulky with the mods on the sd820 is presumably more efficient than the last-gen 7420 ergonomics? how? it's not any less ergonomic than any other competing phone, and the mods will only improve its ergonomics how do you know already that the total cost will equal a flagship let's say the cost is $450 or $500 and let's add a mod that might be $75-100 that's still less than the prices of the iphone 6s and galaxy s7
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 9:42 AM 1
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I had eagerly waited for the launch of moto z series and now I feels disappinted.I was never a fan of this smartphones senseless thin phones race.I think majority of users wants a better battery life than a thin phone.Also the front of moto z phones is too bad and ugly.Even a low budget entry phones has better front look.There is too much ugly bezel on it.Sacrificing battery over thinness is a real blunder.I like moto z force for its battery capabilities.I think most people going for moto z force this year.Also last year moto x play and style were more appealing than this z series.I like moto mods concept.But willingly downgrade battery life and asking to spend more for battery moto mod is really disgraceful and foolish.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:43 AM 4
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They willingly made the battery smaller from r a thin design that will not be bulky when a mod is attached. And in case you haven't been paying attention, if your are not apple or, to a far lesser extent, Samsung, you aren't making any money on hardware. This is a great way to not put out a everything including the kitchen sink phone that has too much stuff nobody uses and is too expensive. Want more battery, snap a back on it and you have an ergonomic phone with 4800 mAh. How great is that.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 10:05 AM 0
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They should've made it 5.2" max. 5.5" is too big. not everyone is Chinese or African - where the notion of bigger is always better. And these mods are half-arsed attempts to improve user experience. If I wanted a better speakers I'd get a portable Bose or UE Boom, which probably will cost the same price, maybe less. And as much of a hassle one might think a USB battery pack is, they are universal and will let me charge other devices, for which again at a much lower price for an Anker or Xiaomi pack. And that projector MotoMod, is probably going to be overpriced and under 100 lumens. The overall design of the phone is nice, though. Just not sure about that square fingerprint scanner at the bottom.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:49 AM 1
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FYI, the battery life of a phone also depends on the carrier your with and also how extensive their tower signals are. for example, Canada vs Hong Kong... in hong Kong there is so much interference between buildings so the phones are constantly looking for the right signal to connect to for optimum speeds compared to canada where the signals are much easier to connect to without as much interference. as a result, phones being used in hong Kong are drained much quicker than phones in Canada. this is why there is this discrepancy for battery life between countries
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:54 AM 3
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Who the heck is going to buy a smartphone with a 5.5-inch QHD display and a tiny 2600 mAh battery? I would never consider such a phone for myself as battery life is very important to me!
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 3:08 AM 4
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