Moto Z vs Moto Z Force vs Moto Z Droid: three-way specs comparison


So, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force got announced earlier today at Lenovo's Tech World summit. 

The Moto Z emphasizes on the looks with its ultra-thin 5.19mm body, while the Moto Z Force with its Shatter Shield display is intended for those folks that love a sturdy device. 

Additionally, there's a 5.19mm Moto Z Droid mentioned here and there — what's that one?

That's nice and all, but are the basics covered? By basics, we mean hardware specs, the stuff that gets our geek blood flowing like nothing else!

We suppose you might be interested how the duo stacks up in terms of raw specification data, so we decided to treat you and show you a quick comparison. You'll find it below, thank us later.

Motorola Moto Z vs Motorola Moto Z Force vs Motorola Moto Z Droid Edition

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

535 ppi
534 ppi
535 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.77 %
71.77 %
71.77 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
21 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
6.14 x 2.98 x 0.28 inches (155.9 x 75.8 x 6.99 mm)
6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
 
 

Resistance

Splash
Splash
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3500 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Yes
Yes


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6 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

They are coming in September?

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Droid version will be available before summer ends (July-August), and the unlocked versions will come in September.

3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

So Z Droid is Z with Verizon bloatwares with encrypted bootloader???

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Why wouldn't they just release the Moto Z Force and be done with it? The Moto Z and Droid Z are essentially the same device, and both appear to be inferior to the Moto Z Force. This is starting to look like the Droid Maxx and the Droid Ultra all over again, one of them doesn't meed to exist.

5. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

I guess there's a lack of optical zoom for the Z force !!

6. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

There's a mistake. Moto Z Force can't have the same screen-to-body ratio as the other two if it has the same screen size but a bigger body.

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