Today we will talk about Motorola’s Moto Z, which was launched in June alongside the Z Force, and Moto Z Play, which is expected to hit the store this fall. The former is available at a price of $624, while the latter will cost $400 ($408 full retail on Verizon or $449 unlocked) and Lenovo is hoping that its longer lasting battery will convince many Android fans to buy it.
The Moto Z measures 153.3×75.3×5.2mm and weights 136 grams. On the other hand, the Moto Z Play is thicker and heavier as it measures 156.4×76.4x7mm and weights 165 grams. But phones come with a modular design and support a 10x optical zoom camera from Hasselblad that can be attached on their glass backs.
The Moto Z comes with an AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 535 ppi. The Moto Z Play has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Moto Z features a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Moto Z Play has a weaker Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, an Adreno 506 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Moto Z comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB which you can expand them up to 256GB using a microSD card. The Moto Z Play will be released with an internal storage of 32GB, but you will be able to expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Moto Z sports a primary camera of 13MP that features dual-LED flash, laser autofocus, OIS, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Moto Z Play has a better primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, phase detection, laser autofocus, touch focus, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but the 2600 mAh one that’s found on the Moto Z handset is expected to last 30 hours, while the 3500 mAh battery that the Moto Z Play will come with will keep it alive for 50 hours.