Moto Z Specs, Design & Features Review

The Moto Z was first debuted in July 2016 and has since released success, albeit of the relatively low-key variety.

As CNet notes, there was the LG G5 that came before the Moto Z. But while they two models shared the same principal, the newer model did something that the one before did not.

That is, the LG G5 arguably fell short on execution, while the Moto Z offered modularity with ease and necessity.

The Mods add to the size of the device, for example, making the unit more bulk and less easy to use – depending on the accessory added onto it.

The device alone will set back a user upwards of US$625. The thing is, however, the base device alone is a good investment because Motorola did not skimp out on the core specifications of the Moto Z.

The 5.5-inch display is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, which is protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

As GSMArena notes, the entire unit – sans any Mods – measures about 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm all around and weighs in at 136 grams.

Straight out of the box, the Moto Z runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The handheld is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor – as are some of the best Android smartphones.

Furthermore, it has 4GB of RAM and is available with either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory.

Nevertheless, there is a microSD slot that can expand the storage to 256GB. It has a 5-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera.