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Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Splash-proof phone
  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.20 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (535 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

Moto Mods modules are the killer feature of the Moto Z smartphone. They snap onto the back of the device, augmenting its functionality - by adding a projector, a stereo speaker set, or simply a huge battery, for instance. Or you can simply use a stylish back plate with natural leather, wood, or fabric finish. As far as specs go, the Moto Z is a beast, boasting plenty of memory and the fastest chip Qualcomm has in stock. All that hardware, along with the 13MP camera and 2600mAh battery, is packed inside a super-slim, metal-made body. Expect seeing this phone on Verizon's shelves in the US.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0, 6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 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 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Splash resistant
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 535 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.77 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.8
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Flash

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2600 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 25, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jun 2016

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