It was the most anticipated event of Lenovo and it’s finally official. Rumors were not wrong, the new flagship of Motorola Moto called Z, leaving the X had been using until now to baptize their high end. But the name is not the only change; Moto Z comes with a vitamin technical profile and an ultra -thin design that does not go unnoticed.
The leaks had already been responsible for gutting possible technical sheet of this Moto Z and now we have all the data to see whether or not they were right. The Moto Z does not come alone, makes the hand of a good range of accessories that Motorola has named MotoMods, a kind of rear modules that extend its functionality. That’s proposal for high – end Motorola.
Ultra-thin phablet size
If anything highlights the Moto Z is by design. The new flagship of Motorola boasts an ultra – thin aluminum chassis with only 5.2 millimeters thick, beating competitors who still roam though 6-7 mm have to see how it affects the battery. In addition to thin, the Moto Z is waterproof, but yes, only to splash, take a dip nothing with him.
What we do know about this extreme thinness is how it affects connections, and that the Moto Z takes no headphone jack. Motorola Apple anticipates and removes this piece of its new flagship in favor of a slimmer design and the truth is that perhaps not needed.
Rumors were not wrong on the screen. Motorola is it safe with the Moto Z and mounts a panel which is measured against the first division of the Android scene. It is an AMOLED 5.5 inch Quad HD resolution that focuses 534 dots per inch.
Although its size places it in the phablet category, Motorola low 0.2 inch over the previous model. The Moto X Style rode a 5.7 – inch screen and the same resolution, a diagonal which is already somewhat excessive but now tempers.
Motorola has also managed to amend a lack of previous model: the fingerprint sensor. The company already was somewhat behind with the Moto X Style for this detail and did not want to be left behind this time. We are not taken by surprise, especially after the presentation of Moto Plus G4.
Moto Z, technical specifications
The leaks also carried right about the processor, which is none other than the star of Qualcomm chip for the 2016 season: the Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU.
The chip is giving very good results and this Moto Z aims high by adding 4 GB of RAM , while the internal memory is 32 or 64 GB. Despite its thinness, Lenovo has kept the MicroSD slot, which in this case accepts cards up to 2 TB capacities.
For the camera, Moto Z reduces the resolution of the 21 megapixel Style Moto X to13 megapixels, seasoned with a lens f / 1.8 and an optical stabilizer that promises good results in low light. The approach also changes and now includes a system of laser autofocus for accuracy. The front camera repeated with a 5 megapixel sensor, wide angle lens and LED flash.
I could not miss the USB-C port, the new standard to which they are passing the leading brands and offers faster loading. Motorola says the battery Moto Z may be a full day without visiting the plug and the function TurboPower get seven hours of autonomy in just fifteen minutes of charging.
As already mentioned, the minijack port disappears and you have to use a special adapter USB-C 3.5 mm minijack to listen to music or use hands – free. The good news is that it will be included in the sales pack.
|153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm
|5.5 inches AMOLED
|QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, 534 dpi
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Kryo 64 bit @ 2.2 GHz
|32/64 GB + microSD up to 2 TB
|Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
FDD LTE 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4 & 5GHz
Bluetooth 4.1 LE
|Rear: 13 MP, laser AF, LED flash, f / 1.8 lens, OIS, videos 4K
Front: 5 MP, Nente f / 2.2, LED flash, wide angle lens.
24 hours of battery
Fast charge Turbo Power
Fingerprint Sensor start button
Cristal resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
Changes suit with Moto Mods
Moto was already mentioned that Z was not alone; I get together with a collection of accessories Moto Mods that extend the capabilities of the device. The concept reminds us of the proposal with the LG G5 & Friends, with the difference that here the Mods to engage the back cover as if they were interchangeable covers.
However, the role of Mods Moto goes beyond give a different touch to the design are connected to the rear port Moto Z and provide additional features as interesting as the speaker JBL SoundBoost or pico Insta-Share that becomes a screen up to 70 inches.
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Thinness is priced and one of the Mods Moto is intended precisely to extend the battery life. With Power Pack, which is also available in various designs, Lenovo ensures up to 20 hours of intensive use. We have been wanting to see that accessory that added an optical zoom lens ten increases, but not bad for a start.
Motorola is serious Moto Mods and ensure that future generations will be compatible with the range Z. In addition, they have opened the Developer Program Moto Mods so that the community can also take advantage of the system and create their own ideas. To encourage acceptance of this proposal, Capital and Lenovo Incubator Group will offer a million dollars to the company or developer who invented the best Moto Mod.
Along with the Mods Moto, Motorola also offers Shells Style, protective covers that, this time, have a purely aesthetic component. But Motorola has given a twist betting on unusual materials like wood, leather and printed fabric.
Moto Z, price and availability
The Motorola Moto Z arrives this summer to the United States as an exclusive hand as the operator Verizon Moto Droid Z Edition, but will do so without the Mods Moto. For Moto Z to dry and new accessories will have to wait until September.
Price have not said anything so far, neither the terminal nor the Mods Moto, although some of them do not aim to be exactly cheap. We look to tell you all the news.