Moto Z & Moto Z Play with Moto Mods

Motorola has introduced its modular smartphones called, Moto Z & Moto Z Play. Moto Mods make these smartphones modular in real sense. You can extend the usability of Moto Z & Z Play with Moto Mods. There are 5 mods which are useful to most smartphone users. These mods are:

  1. Hasselblad True Zoom (Camera)
  2. JBL SoundBoost | Sound (Speaker)
  3. Incipio offGRID™ Power Pack (Power Bank)
  4. Moto Insta-Share Projector
  5. Moto Style Shell (Back Cover)
Moto Z Moto Z Play Moto Mods
Moto Z & Z Play with Moto Mods

Motorola claims that Moto Z is thinnest premium smartphone, made from military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel. These both smartphones have advanced nano-coating which makes these phones water-repellent (not waterproof). Advanced nano-coating technology helps to protect against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes, or light rain. 15 minutes of quick charge gives 7 hours battery backup to Moto Z & 8 hours to Z Play, so you are never under battery dying condition!

Camera has eye-catching features which attracts you more towards these smartphones. Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Colour balancing with dual LED flash, Professional Mode, Panorama, Slow Motion video, Auto Night mode, Front Flash and what not. Click lovers will definitely like these features. They can also extend features with Hasselblad True Zoom. Moto Z has 13 MP Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Moto Z Play has 16 MP Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) rear camera. Both smartphones has 5 MP Wide-Angle lens front camera with flash. Moto Z & Z Play both comes with up to two years of free storage at original quality in Google Photos. This offer is only available till March 31, 2017. Two-year period begins when the first photo or video is backed up to Google Photos from an eligible device. Fingerprint Reader is also a valuable feature to secure your smartphone. It’s not only useful to unlock the phone but also handy to secure banking & mobile payment apps. More secure, aha!

Motorola also claims that this Moto Pure version has no unnecessary software that might slow you down or require you to uninstall it. Moto Display app helps you to access your phone quickly without waking  up your screen, which saves your time. You can quickly see multiple notifications and can see more than three notification’s information & also get direct access to each. You can also see date & battery level while touching the notifications. Another app is Moto Actions which is currently useful with these 3 actions:

  1. Twist wrist to open camera
  2. Two chops downwards to start flashlight
  3. Face down phone to activate Do-Not-Disturb mode

Moto Z & Z Play both are available on Amazon.in & Flipkart.com. The price of the Moto Z is ₹ 39,999 & Moto Z Play is ₹ 24,999. Moto Mods are also available on both Amazon & Flipkart separately.

Specifications

Model Moto Z Moto Z Play
Technical Features Operating System:  Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor (CPU): Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 1.8 GHz Quad-core CPU
Form factor:Touchscreen
SIM Card: Nano
Sim Slot: Dual Sim
Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor (CPU): Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU
Form factor:Touchscreen
SIM Type: Nano
Sim Slot: Dual Sim
Display Screen Size: 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display
Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution: 1440p Quad HD
Pixel density: 535 Pixels per inch(PPI)
Glass: Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen Size: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution: 1080p HD (1080 x 1920)
Pixel density: 403 Pixels per inch
Glass: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Storage RAM: 4 GB
Internal storage (ROM): 64 GB
Expandable storage: Upto 2 TB (200GB is the maximum capacity currently available)
RAM: 3 GB
Internal storage (ROM): 32 GB
Expandable storage: Upto 2 TB (200GB is the maximum capacity currently available)
Battery Capacity: Li-ion 2600 mAh
(claims upto 30 hours battery life)
Supports TurboPower for up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
Capacity: Li-ion 3510 mAh
(claims upto 50 hours battery life)
Supports TurboPower for up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
Design Weight: 136g
Dimensions: 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm
Color: Black with lunar grey back and white with fine gold back
Weight: 165g
Dimensions: 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm
Color: Black, Silver, White and Gold
Camera Rear Camera : 13-megapixel
Front Camera : 5-megapixel
Flash: Yes
Video Capture: 1080p (60 fps) & 4K (30 fps)
Rear Camera : 16-megapixel
Front Camera : 5-megapixel
Flash: Yes
Video Playback: 1080p (60fps) & 4K (30fps)
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Hall Effect, Magnetometer and Proximity Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Hall Effect, Magnetometer, Proximity and Audio monitor
Connectivity Moto Mods connector, USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer, 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone port adapter, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO, GPS, Bluetooth version 4.1 LE, NFC, GSM / EDGE Moto Mods connector, USB-C port for headphones, 3.5mm port, Bluetooth version 4.0 LE, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, NFC, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Additional Features Water repellent nano-coating & fingerprint scanner Water repellent nano-coating & fingerprint scanner

Moto Mods

Moto Mods are the reason which make Moto Z & Z Play modular smartphone or rather say first modular smartphone. These mods provide out-of-the box accessibility to Moto Z & Z Play. Strong Integrated Magnets makes it easy to swap Moto Mods in no time.

Hasselblad True Zoom

Hasselblad True Zoom
Hasselblad True Zoom

Hasselblad is a Swedish company which manufacturers medium format cameras and lenses. In this Mod, you can use 10x Optical Zoom which is used in digital camera. So, capture detailed photos from a distance without affecting resolution in RAW format. In Xenon flash picture quality is sharp & blur-free with even lighting in any environment. With this mod, you can also get access to Hasselblad’s Phocus editing software with free subscription.

With this amazing feature of Hasselblad, any photography lover get attracted to this. Cost of Hasselblad True Zoom is ₹ 18,999. Thought at this cost, you can buy an actual digital camera!

JBL SoundBoost | Speaker

JBL SoundBoost Speaker
JBL SoundBoost Speaker

Enjoy party, campfire, picnic & many with this small but music booster mod. No hassle to carry any extra speakers, just connect JBL SoundBoost and enjoy high-quality JBL stereo sound. For general use, you can enjoy video calling with SoundBoost. It comes with built-in kickstand, so you can do your other work with loud & clear call with loved one. Speaker means battery usage, but JBL SoundBoost comes with internal battery. So, these stereo speakers use its own battery for 10 extra hours without using phone’s battery. This will cost you ₹ 6,999.

Moto Insta-Share Projector

Moto Insta-Share Projector
Moto Insta-Share Projector

This mod is something different & fresh in all smartphone accessories. It’s handy yet powerful that professionals can use it as a primary device. Yes, as a personal use it’ll mostly useful for watching movies, tv & web series. Yeah it’s fun. Check its needed features:

It projects up to 70” on any flat surface so the big screen’s always with you.
Comes with an integrated kickstand so you can easily project at any angle.
It includes up to one hour of battery life so that you can project longer without using your phone’s battery.
Easy to carry – easy to setup, just connect and your projector is ready to use. No hassle to carry projector box with cables & CPU. With the use of latest gadgets in business can make impact of yours. Cost of Moto Insta-Share Projector is ₹ 19,999.

Incipio offGRID™ Power Pack

Incipio offGRID Power Pack
Incipio offGRID Power Pack

Incipio is California based mobile accessories manufacturer company. Power bank is an essential accessory nowadays. So, lenovo have also included power bank in its mods. It contains a 2220 mAh battery, giving you up to 20 additional hours of battery life. As soon as you connect it to your Moto Z or Z Play it starts charging your smartphone. This Power Pack will cost you ₹ 5,999.

Moto Style Shell

Moto Style Shells
Moto Style Shells

Well, when you ain’t using any of Moto Mods you can add back style to your Moto Z or Z Play. Moto Style Shells are made from premium materials like real wood and leather which have wide range for selection, also have textures and fabrics to select.

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