For the uninitiated, Motorola, following the footsteps of LG, has unveiled two modular smartphones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force at the Lenovo Tech World event which was held back in June 2016. Recently, at the IFA 2016, the company has launched the more affordable Moto Z Play with similar modular functionality.
Here are 7 things you should know about these smartphones.
Akin to the LG's Friends, Motorola has launched Moto Mods, the additional hardware components which can be swapped as needed to provide extra flexibility and customizability.
These Moto Mods include a JBL Soundboost speaker, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera, Insta-Share Projector, Incipio offGRID Power Pack, a Wood style shell, and a ballistic nylon leather shell priced at Rs. 6,999, Rs. 19,999, Rs. 19,999, Rs. 5,999, Rs. 1,099, and Rs. 1,599 respectively when bought individually. You can get these Mods at lower prices if you buy them along with the smartphone.
Flagship-level Snapdragon 820 SoC
The Moto Z is equipped with a 1.8GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with Adreno 530 GPU to take care of graphics.
On the other hand, Moto Z Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU.
Bright colours and deeper blacks
Both the smartphones feature an AMOLED display, meaning you can expect bright colours and deeper blacks from them. The Moto Z sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) AMOLED display, while the Moto Z Play rocks a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display.
4GB of RAM for better Multitasking
The Moto Z packs 4GB of RAM and comes in two storage options: 32GB and 64GB. On the other hand, the Moto Z Play packs 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage space.
16 MP camera for the shutterbugs
The premium Moto Z sports a 13 MP f/1.8 primary camera along with OIS and Laser Autofocus. At the front is a 5 MP f/2.2 selfie camera. In terms of video recording, the smartphone is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps.
Interestingly, the affordable Moto Z Play features a 16 MP f/2.0 camera at the back (which is better than its flagship sibling in terms of pixel count). There's also a 5 MP f/2.2 selfie shooter at the front.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box
Both the smartphones will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, but you can expect the Android Nougat update soon since the company is planning to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat update sometime in Q4 of this year.
Moto Z depends on a 2,600mAh battery for the juice whereas the Moto Z Play receives fuel from a 3,510mAh battery. Both of them support Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology.
Support for Reliance Jio 4G SIM
Similar to most of the smartphones that launched recently, the Moto Z and Moto Z Play offer support for the Reliance Jio 4G SIM. What this means is that you can avail the Reliance's Jio 4G Welcome Offfer which is valid until Decemeber 31, 2016.
Pricing and availability
Both the smartphones will be available starting from 11:59 onwards on 17th October 2016 in both Flipkart and Amazon.
The Moto Z is priced at Rs. 39,999 and the Moto Z Play is priced at Rs. 24,999.