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Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Motorola Moto Z / Z Droid. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good reviews, but views are divided on the camera. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

connectivity, battery, reliability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 29 reviews)

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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: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto Z black

 

With the Moto Z (or Moto Z Droid Edition as it's called by US carrier Verizon), customization isn't about what your phone looks like. It's about what it does . Snap-on "Moto Mods" give your phone a meatier battery, turn it into a boombox for your...

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: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto Z

 

With the Moto Z (or Moto Z Droid Edition as it's called by US carrier Verizon), customization isn't about what your phone looks like. It's about what it does . Snap-on "Moto Mods" give your phone a meatier battery, turn it into a boombox for your...

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: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Motorola Moto Z / Force vs Samsung Galaxy S7 / Edge

 

We pit two of the best flagship smartphones currently available against each other, in this in-depth look at the Motorola Moto Z vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge!

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Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (gottabemobile.com)

Moto Z Review: The Modular Compromise

 

With the Moto Z from Lenovo buyers will get a premium Android smartphone with a big screen, plenty to offer and great performance, but at a compromise. The days of a $400 Moto X with dozens of colors and custom designs to choose from are long gone. Now...

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

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force

 

Finally, modular phones done right, at least if you're hankering to slap on nifty accessories. The Moto Z and Z Force aren't the kind of modular that requires you to assemble core parts from building blocks, rather they work with magnetic Moto Mods...

Modular accessory design that's actually attractive and easy to use. Slim and striking phones, good cameras, clean Android build

3.5mm headphones requires using the included dongle (can't charge while listening via wired headphones unless you find a Y cable). Verizon only in the US

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Edition Android smartphones are modular phones done right. Rather than the geeky Project Ara approach where you build the phone from scratch via component building blocks (camera, processor, battery modules and more-...

Jul, 2016
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera

Display

Pixel density:535
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

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

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes