Today Moto a company that is owned by Lenovo launched their high-end Flagships of the year in India, Moto Z and Moto Z Play. These handsets were unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World 2016 earlier this year. With these smartphones Moto started gaining its reputation back *Sort Of* because of their innovative Semi-Modular Design and their useful Moto mods, but after some time it just got settled down because of their high prices I guess. I think the same will happen in India also, they priced their phones high….not very high… but the Moto Mods are priced insanely high. We will talk about it later, let’s just look at the Specs of Moto Z and Moto Z Play
Moto Z and Moto Z Play: Specs
|Moto Z||Moto Z Play|
|Display||5.5-inch QHD (2560 × 1440) AMOLED display||5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display|
|Processsor||2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor||2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 530||Adreno 506|
|Storage||64GB Expandable up to 2TB via Micro-SD||32GB Expandable up to 2TB via Micro-SD|
|Camera||13MP Rear Cam, OIS, 5MP Front Shooter||16MP Rear Cam, Laser Auto Focus, 5MP Front Shooter|
|Battery||2,600mAh, Turbo Charging||3,510 mAh, Turbo Charging|
|Software||Android 6.0.1(Marshmallow) with Moto Enhancements||Android 6.0.1(Marshmallow) with Moto Enhancements|
|Dimensions||153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm, 139g||156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm, 165g|
These specs are pretty good but to unleash the full potential of the handset you should use Moto Mods…which are not affordable. Moto brings the entire Moto Mods family to India which is a plus.
Moto Z and Moto Z Play: Moto Mods
- JBL SoundBoost: This Moto Mod from JBL adds powerful speakers to your device allowing you to listen anywhere. The JBL SoundBoost sports an integrated kickstand and adds 10 hours of extra battery, and is available for ₹6,999 (₹5,999 bundle pricing at the launch).
- Moto Insta-Share Projector: The ‘pocket’ projector allows you to watch your pictures, videos, shows, and sports action on big screen by projecting up to 70 inches. Priced at ₹19,999 (₹15,999), the mod also adds an extra hour of battery life.
- Incipio offGRID Power Pack: The power bank mod adds an extra 2200mAh battery, and will be available for ₹5,999 (₹4,999). There’s also a wireless charging version, but they didn’t say anything about its availability.
- Moto Style Shells: Priced at ₹1,099 onwards, the shells are premium designed back panels available in wood, leather, and ballistic nylon. One Style Shell will also be bundled in the box.
- Hasselblad True Zoom: The photography mod offers 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash. It allows you to shoot in RAW format and share and backup your photos seamlessly in an instant. The Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod will be available for ₹19,999 (₹14,999).
So, these were the Moto Mods they are great but who will spend 20k for 10x Zoom. One Mod I really liked is Moto Insta-Share Projector but it’s also priced at 20k. I will not consider buying it…personally.
Moto Z and Moto Z Play: Price
The Moto Z is priced at ₹39,999 ($600), and the Moto Z Play will be available for ₹24,999 ($375). The two smartphones will be available in India from 11:59PM onwards on October 17 on Amazon and Flipkart in six colors Black, Silver, Black Slate, White, Fine Gold, Sugar White.
Have a Nice Day.