Moto Z battery life time will be market dependant

Moto Z battery life time will be market dependant
Today, Lenovo and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force - two brand new smartphones that come to replace the Moto X and Moto Droid series of recent years.

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.

source: Motorola

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Moto Z
  • 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



1. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

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.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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.

8. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"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,

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's thin so you can easy add the addons all have battery's included if you need more, but it's going to have the power of an s6 with the better battery android, I.e. More than what was reviewed

32. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

gtfo if u want bigger battery get the battery pack and stfu. Its either u charge ur phone every day or not and im sure like most flagships these day this phone will last 1 day

18. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Motorola CA now states 7h of life with 15m charge as well.

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, nope they not getting the sd820

2. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It sounded too good to be true.

3. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

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)_/¯

4. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Err.. the supported bands do seem much restricted compared to X Pure 2015.

26. Chidoro44

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Signal strength of the wireless bands. Less searching in developed markets.

5. SASANK360

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 25, 2015

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.

6. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Bruh i swear i died after reading ur comment. Its sad but ultimately true!!

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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...

15. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

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.

17. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Even unlocked Europe version had a bad battery life, I sold mine fast.

24. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

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

9. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

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.

27. Chidoro44

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

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.

11. sabretigger

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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.

12. dluu86

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

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

13. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hoping for a 300 $ price for that thinness !! I wish they come with FHD and snap652 in some regions!! QHD is just gonna screw moto z!!!

16. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

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!

25. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

just get the incipio battery mod or something then? it's simple

28. Chidoro44

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

You'll be surprised. Slap a battery back on it and you have an ergonomic 4800 mAh phone

29. Chidoro44

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

You'll be surprised. Slap a battery back on it and you have an ergonomic 4800 mAh phone

19. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

You should have written market dependant, not dependable.

20. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

5mm thickness with small battery? Another moto that I will forget exist. Gionee tried getting thin, didn't work to up their sales. Better luck next year moto series.

21. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Sounds like they are mixing the Verizon exclusive Force battery specs with the standard Z being sold elsewhere. Only the Force has "Turbo" charging and larger battery.

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