These are the first replaceable Moto Z Style Shells, and they look gorgeous

The just-announced Moto Z and Moto Z Force are expected to hit the US market this summer, and with them, they are going to bring the fancy Style Shells – replaceable back panels that will allow you to radically change the looks of your Moto phone in a snap.

Similarly to the other, more functional Moto Mods that will also be available for the Moto Z and Z Force, the Style Shells, which are purely aesthetic accessories, will attach to the smartphone using magnets, so you can imagine how easy it's going to be to snap these shells on and off as you please. Now, Moto is promising that tons of choices will be available on launch day, and while we do hope this will indeed be the case, it seems like Moto had just a few Style Shell designs ready to show for the announcement of the phones. But boy does this first batch look gorgeous!

As you'll see as you browse through the gallery below, Moto is going for a diverse selection of colors, materials and finishes, so most folks should easily find something they like. Some Moto Z Style Shells will feature really snazzy materials such as wood or leather, while others will be made of fabric for a more exclusive type of finish.

Something interesting we should also mention here is the Style Mods will snap on top of the Moto Z's back – they won't replace the stock back panel. Thankfully, this doesn't mean your Moto Z will end up being thick and cumbersome, as the Moto Z alone will be just 5.2 mm thin (the thinnest premium smartphone so far), while the Z Force will be 6.99 mm thin, so even with a Style Shell on, it should still be pretty sleek.

Unfortunately, Moto is yet to reveal any price information regarding the Style Shells.

Related phones

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
Moto Z Force
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The back and sides looks breath taking. That front, Ahh man that horrid front.


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

that really really hideous home button/FP scanner. God, it could compete with Apple's battery case for the top spot.

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

NO.. That spot is fixed for Apple's battery case only.. No body can claim this...

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is no mention of wireless charging on some of these Moto style shells. I really like the fact that some offer wireless charging.

2. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Kinda nice solution to flush out the camera lens with these stick on shells

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

These covers could actually convince me to switch to a clear case

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