Poll: the modular Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid phones are coming, which Moto Mod would you get?
posted by Paul K. / Jul 19, 2016, 9:36 AM
So, Lenovo is getting ready to launch the new Moto flagships — the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid —and they will be backed up by a special squad of modules. Both smartphones have a set of contact pins on their backs, which allow them to accept snap-on-snap-off shells, called Moto Mods. These all do something different each, and there will be a Moto Mod developer kit available later to allow 3rd parties to jump in on the fun, too.
Due to a deal with Verizon, the two smartphones will be exclusive to that carrier for a while, under the Droid brand, but will become available to all as Moto Z and Moto Z Force later in the year. We should be getting the Droids' price and availability details very soon, but so far, we do know what Moto Mods will be available at launch. Here's a quick list:
- Insta-Share Projector – can beam a 70-inch image onto nearby flat surface, has 1,100 mAh extra battery
- JBL SoundBoost Speaker – a 3-Watt stereo speaker with a 1,000 mAh extra battery
- Power Pack – stylized back shell adds 2,200 mAh battery
- Moto Style Shell – slim back shell, comes in a few different finished, only cosmetical functions
The cool thing about Moto Mods is that Lenovo promised they would be compatible with future Moto Z generations, so buying one is not a one time investment. Though, we are curious to see what this means for the future of Moto Z design.
Rumor is that these will hardly be cheap. So, one probably won't jump in, money first, and buy all of them at once. If you were to get a Moto Z or Moto Z Force Droid, which Moto Mod would be the first one you'd buy?
If you are to buy a Moto Z, which is the first Moto Mod you'd get with it?
None. Maybe one of the future Mods, if it wows me
JBL SoundBoost Speaker
Moto Style Shell
2 or more (comment below)
All of them!
Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 13, 2015
Coming only for Verizon !!! Thats why Moto always fails. Don't they think we GSM users would buy them if they release like samsung and lg !!!! I always wanted to try moto phone since droid 1st but Verizon is too expensive in compare to Tmobile !!
posted on Jul 19, 2016, 10:10 AM 0
Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012
I won't have the money for it but if I had to choose: Style Shell (preferably ballistic nylon for added grip), power pack (for days where I plan to use it heavily), and rumored camera mod. Hoping that Incipio/Tumi/KateSpade designs power packs with grippy backs (I WANT the very same back from the X Style), so the Style Shell can be omitted.
posted on Jul 19, 2016, 10:22 AM 0
Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012
Wow, gotta love that grey-out the screen pop-up I just had to clear. Anyways, style shells for sure, JBL speaker would be tempting, though I have a Goal Zero speaker that is still going strong. Would like to grab a couple of the battery packs as long as an important feature is added. Why in the hell did they NOT put a charging port on the TUMI model? Seems like a given so that you can charge the thing and not have to have your phone tethered to a charger at the same time.
posted on Jul 19, 2016, 12:16 PM 1
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
style shell or batterypack, just to hide that camera bump... oh well, I wont even consider to buy that phone anyway.. since no motomods can fix that huge chin and ugly square FPscanner
posted on Jul 19, 2016, 7:57 PM 1
Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015
True... my Nexus 6p's bottom bezel looks to be similar size (maybe a little smaller) than the Z, but I don't mind. My 6p has a large chin and my turbo 2 has an even larger one, around the same size as the Z's. I don't mind the scanner on the front too much, but I don't like the square shape. Why? Because of an odd reason: If you look closely at any phone with an oblong, rectangular, or square fingerprint scanner, you will notice that most every smartphone fingerprint scanner is ever so slightly crooked, some moreso than others. Since moto's fingerprint scanners are square, you notice right away when they're crooked or not placed in the phone perfectly at the right angle. Other phones have the same problems, but their fingerprint scanners' shapes make it less noticeable. And especially with the G⁴ plus, it does not go with the design ethos. However, this is simply nitpicking to me, and as long as the scanner is fast and accurate, I am generally fine with its shape.
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 2:53 AM 0
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