The original Motorola Droid smartphone was released back in 2009 and it was exclusive for Verizon. Since then, the American manufacturer and the American carrier have released other Droid branded phones, but in June, Motorola has announced at Lenovo’s Tech World event that the Moto X family will be replaced with the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, and they will be firstly available through Verizon, to continue the Droid legacy and land exclusively.
Both the Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID can be purchased from Verizon’s physical stores or from Motorola’s website, or at a substantial discount through Best Buy. If you want to buy the Moto Z 32GB model from Verizon, you’ll pay a monthly subscription of $26 or $624 in total, which is the retail price. The 64GB variant is available only on Motorola’s website, where you’ll have the possibility to customize its appearance using the Moto Maker program. Not only the plate can be customized, but customers can also bump up the storage and use Moto Mods.
The Moto Z Force 32GB is available with a monthly subscription of $30, while the full retail price is $720. Likewise the Moto Z Droid, the Moto Z Force comes in two variants of colors: black with some metallic shine and all-gold back with a white front.
Best Buy is selling the Moto Z with a $1 and a 2-year contract, while the Moto Force is available with a monthly subscription of $99 in the next two years. This means that you will save $200 and, in addition, you’ll get a free $80 JBL SoundBoost speaker Mod.
The Droid Z Edition will be the successor of the Moto X Style and it will have a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 820 quad core processor backed by 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a primary camera of 13MP with OIS and a 2,600 mAh battery.
The Z Force will have a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen, the same Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4GB of RAM, but the primary camera is more advanced, supporting a resolution of 21MP, and the battery is much larger, of 3500mAh.