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Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Moto Z Smartphone Review

 

Moto-mania. Not only does Lenovo's new flagship Moto Z feature high-end technology, it also aims to attract customers with its modular expandability and extremely slim design. Does the concept work in practice or are there even any drawbacks such as...

thin, light chassis with good build quality ; expandable by Moto Mods ; no unnecessary software ; fast USB Type-C port ; microSD-card can be formatted as internal storage ; very fast AC WLAN ; good phone features ; precise touchscreen ; high-resolution...

picture quality of the main camera reveals weaknesses ; no Miracast support ; display with PWM flickering ; no headset included ; battery integrated ; no 3.5 mm headphone jack

Lenovo's new flagship phone Moto Z primarily stands out from the rivals with its modular expandability. These so called Moto Mods introduce new features, which are usually not available for a smartphone. One obstacle could be the pretty high prices of...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z

 

The unlocked Motorola Moto Z works on AT&T and T-Mobile while offering the same slim design and unique removable backs as the Z Droid on Verizon.

Slim design. Useful removable backs. Excellent performance. No bloatware. Google Daydream-compatible.

Camera isn't the best. No headphone jack.

For $700, the unlocked Moto Z offers the same slim build, excellent performance, and unique removable backs as Verizon's Moto . If you're an AT&T or T-Mobile user into the idea of Mot Mods, the Moto Z is a great choice. Only the LG G5 has similar...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Lenovo GSM Moto Z review: Modularity done right, but there are better $700 phones

 

Last month, ZDNet's Jason Cipriani posted his hands-on impressions of the Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod and I found the combination to be quite interesting. I reviewed the high end Moto Z Force Droid Edition a couple of months ago too,...

Thin form factor and high quality build ; Functional Moto Mods design ; Pure Google experience ; Useful Moto gestures ; Water repellant nano-coating

Single purpose fingerprint scanner ; Small battery capacity ; Unknown software update plan

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Mini review video: Our quick verdict on the new Moto Z phones

 

Think of the Moto Z Force as the Moto Z's big brother: It offers the same premium performance as the regular Z, but adds a larger battery, a camera that performs better in most situations, and a screen that resists damage. All of this makes the Z Force...

Sturdy, incredibly slim design ; Great display ; Moto Mods are elegant and have potential ; Excellent performance ; Charges really fast

It's a Verizon exclusive ; No headphone jack ; Camera not quite as good as the Z Force's ; Middling battery life

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto Z review

 

Upon its debut in July, Motorola's premium Moto Z made waves with its magnetic snap-on accessories. Unlike the LG G5 , which featured swappable components but fell short on execution, the Moto Z's modularity offered coherence and ease of use.

The Motorola Moto Z is thin, fast and (literally) snappy. Those magnetic Mods accessories are practical and easy to use.

The phone looks naked without the Mods, and its fingerprint reader can be easily mistaken for a home button.

Ambitious, quirky and ultimately useful, the Motorola Moto Z is the most polished and customizable modular phone yet.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z Droid

 

The Motorola Moto Z Droid is a cool smartphone with removable backs, but it lags slightly behind its bigger sibling.

Slim design. Functional removable backs. Excellent performance.

Wi-Fi performance issues. Camera isn't the best.

Comparisons and Conclusions The Motorola Moto Z Droid packs a lot into a very slim package. Were there no Force version, it would be a close second to the Galaxy S7 series. Motorola's Android software is better than Samsung's, and the Moto Mods are...

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Moto Z and Z Force review

 

The Moto Z is the first ‘modular' phone you'll want to own on Verizon.

Lenovo shifted the Moto brand and made it its own with the and . Both phones look different from previous Moto phones and they offer a smart, simple approach to modules. The Moto Z Force is our favorite of the two with its larger battery and...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (gottabemobile.com)

Moto Z Review: The Modular Compromise

 

At the end of the day the Moto Z isn’t a bad phone, it just isn’t one of the best either. If buyers can live with average battery life or love the idea of buying a bunch of mods, accessories, style shells and more, it’s still a plenty capable...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (androidcentral.com)

MrMobile's Moto Z review: A smartphone like no other

 

With an aluminum frame barely 5mm thick and slap-on "mods" that give it crazy capabilities, the Moto Z is unlike any smartphone you can buy today. It's also the latest installment in one of the most inconsistent product families in mobile technology.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force (DROID) review

 

With a couple of tricks up their sleeve, are the new Motorola flagships the phones to beat? We find out, in this Moto Z and Moto Z Force review!

Design makes way for massive customization ; Moto Display adds to an already great Quad HD screen ; High end performance ; microSD card slot ; USB-C fast charging ; Camera is responsive, worthy daily shooter ; Moto Mods are a great idea executed well,...

New metal design is more Lenovo than Moto ; No headphone jack ; Smaller battery hinders the Moto Z ; Less detailed photos from the Moto Z ; Somewhat shoddy processing in photos, exacerbated by low light ; Moto Mods need to further prove their usefulness

While it’s take on ‘the future’ needs to further prove itself, the potential of the new Moto Z line could take already pretty great smartphones to a whole new level.

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera

Display

Pixel density:535
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Storage

Internal RAM type:LPDDR4