In the previous week, Lenovo had unveiled four Moto branded smartphones namely, Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. The Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid sport the same design and specs as the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones. However, the Droid variants will be exclusively available through Verizon in the U.S. The specifications, features and price of the Moto Z have been compared with that of Moto Z Force.
Design and Display
The Moto Z flagship smartphone measures 153 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm and weighs 136 grams. It is the slimmest mainstream flagship smartphone. The dimensions of the Moto Z Force are 155.9 x 75.8 x 6.99 mm and it weighs 163 grams. The Moto Z and Z Force feature full metal design made of high quality aluminum.
On the bottom side of the rear panel, both the smartphones feature a 16-in connector to snap-on modules called Moto Mods. Both the smartphones allow users to add a wide range of Moto Mods accessories such projectors, massive batteries, attractive covers and external speakers.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force feature 5.5-inch AMOLED screens that support Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Both the smartphones offer 535 ppi pixel density and a screen-to-body ratio of 71.77 percent. Like the Moto X Force from 2015, the Moto Z Force also features a shatterproof display.
Chipset, RAM and Storage
The Moto Z and Z Force are fueled by Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4 GB of LPPDR4 RAM. Both the phones come in single storage version of 64 GB. These smartphones also carry support for external storage.
Camera, Software and Other Features
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens on Moto Z that is enabled with features like OIS, autofocus and dual-LED flash. The Moto Z Force has a 21-megapixel rear shooter with f/1.8 aperture lens and it comes with same cameras. Both the phones also feature LED flash enabled 5-megapixel selfie cameras.
The Moto Z and Z Force come preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The 3.5 mm audio jack is absent on both phones. Instead of it, both phones support USB Type-C headphones. Both the devices also have square-shaped fingerprint sensor below the display.
Battery and Price
The Moto Z has a 2,600 mAh battery whereas the Moto Z Force includes a 3,500 mAh battery. Lenovo is yet to announce the pricing and release date details of both the smartphones.
According to the official blog post, the Droid Editions of Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be available in the U.S. by summer. These smartphones will be also available through Best Buy and Moto.com. The Moto Z will be sold unlocked along with Moto Mods by September this year.