Morning when I first received my newspaper, I was intrigued by the front cover , It was a creative cut open door like front cover. The door had a big image of Moto Z with all it’s glory and a few captivating thumbnails to it’s side describing it features. First I was like ” Meh it’s just like any another Moto Phone Series, it’s just costlier”, I was wrong, on further identifying the thumbnails and reading the descriptions I was amazed. On opening the door-like split on the newspaper, I saw further more specs and info graphics that adsorbed me. Yes guys it’s here, the first official modular phone in stores.
- Moto Mods™
Transform your phone by magnetically clicking Moto Mods™ onto your phone.
- Durable, ultra-thin 14 cm (5.5″) Quad HD design
Aircraft-grade aluminum chassis with Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
- Advanced, low light camera
Capture clearer pics with laser auto focus and optical image stabilization.
- Fingerprint reader
Instantly wake and unlock your phone.
- TurboPower™ Charging
Get up to 7 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.
- All-day battery
Go the whole day with a 2600 mAh battery.
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor
Blazing fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with CPU supporting up to 1.8GHz
- 5 MP front camera with flash
Features a wide-angle lens and an extra flash for great selfies.
Price: Rs 39,999.
Moto Z’s design looks great and is an ultra-thin phone (5.2mm thick overall). The front panel has all glass, along with the front camera and flash. At the bottom is the squarish fingerprint scanner, which you’ll keep confusing as a home button even though it doesn’t do anything else other than unlock the phone. The SIM slot is on the top hand left corner.On the back, the 13MP camera juts out quite a bit and is bang in the middle.
At the bottom are the 16 magnetic pins, which is where the Mods are attached to the phone. Overall, the phone has a glossy finish on the back with subtle lines and the ‘M’ of the Moto logo. The glossy finish means this device is also a fingerprint magnet. A cover is must to protect this device. I spent quite a while trying to wipe this device while I tried to take pictures of the Moto Z, and it is was dirty again in less than a second.
Motorola’s big bet, a bet that people will spend extra to get a new feature on a smartphone. The Moto Z has a lot of points in its favour; the stylish design, a solid performance, and a good enough camera. But there are letdowns too especially the battery and I’m not sure everyone will be keen to spend another couple of grand for improved battery via a Mod.
Moto Z is telling users that they are worth the wait and this is premium at a more reasonable price in India. But it will be hard for Motorola to convince people to skip the sevens, because both the Sevens (I’m including the S7 edge and iPhone 7 Plus) have taken a big leap this year.