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Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto Mods Launch

The Moto Z, Moto Z Play & Moto Mods Revealed

Lenovo recently revealed the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones, along with their very interesting range of Moto Mods and Style Shells. While it’s been a while since we have had any Moto phones launched in the country, it’s refreshing to see them launching the Moto Z range first as an announcement of their comeback.

 

Moto Z, Moto Z Play & Moto Mods Launch

 

The Moto Z & Moto Z Play Specifications

SpecificationsMoto ZMoto Z Play
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display5.5" AMOLED display
1440 x 2560 pixels (535 ppi)
5.5" Super AMOLED
1080 x 1920 (403 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core (up to 1.8GHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core (up to 2GHz)
Graphics ProcessorAdreno 530Adreno 506
Memory4 GB RAM3GB LPDDR3
Storage64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 2 TB)
32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 2 TB)
Selfie Camera5 MP
85° wide angle lens
LED Flash
5 MP
85° wide angle lens
LED Flash
Main Camera13 MP with F1.8,
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
Laser Autofocus
Colour Balancing (CCT) dual LED Flash
16 MP with F2.0
Laser Autofocus
Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
Colour Balancing (CCT) dual LED Flash
AuthenticationFingerprint ReaderFingerprint Reader
Battery2600 mAh
TurboPower™ - 7 hours of power
in 15 minutes of charging
3510 mAh
TurboPower™ - 8 hours of power
in 15 minutes of charging
SIM Card SupportDual Nano-SIMDual Nano-SIM
OthersFront-ported speakers
4-mic support
Water repellent nano-coating
NFC, USB Type-C
Moto Mods™ connector
Front-ported speakers
3-mic support
Water repellent nano-coating
NFC, USB Type-C
3.5mm Stereo
Moto Mods™ connector
Dimensions155.3 mm tall
75.3 mm wide
5.19mm thick
156.4 mm tall
76.4,, wide
6.99 mm thick
Weight136 g165 g
Available ColoursBlack/Lunar Grey
White/Fine Gold
Black/Silver
White/Fine Gold
Launch PriceRM 2,699RM 1,799
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Moto Mods & Style Shells

The key feature of the Moto Z line-up is its expandability using modules called Moto Mods. They are magnetically attached to the Moto Z and Moto Z Play, adding additional functions to the phones without looking too out of place.

There are only 4 modules to choose from at the moment, but, rest assured – more Moto Mods will be added soon. Lenovo Malaysia also mentioned that these Moto Mods will be compatible with any future Moto Z line-up.

Also available are Style Shell back covers that lets you transform your phone to fit your style, though, they can only be used when no Moto Mods are attached.

Next Page > The Moto Z Smartphone, The Moto Z Play Smartphone, Pricing & Availability

 

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The Moto Z Smartphone

The Moto Z is the flagship device within the two new phones. It is razor thin, just 5.2mm. So thin, they had to remove the 3.5mm stereo output as a result! (Not to worry, A USB Type-C to 3.5mm stereo adapter is included!)

The Moto Z has a 5.5″ Quad HD AMOLED display. The powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, along with 4 GB of RAM, allows the Moto Z to perform without a hitch! There’s 64 GB of internal flash storage. The Moto Z is also dual SIM, dual standby capabable.

The Moto Z smartphone features a 13 MP main camera with f/1.8 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS), as well as laser autofocus. A 5 MP camera equipped with 85° wide-angle lens takes centre stage on the front of the Moto Z. It also comes with LED flash, just in case you need to take selfies in the dark. Charging comes in the form of a proprietary system, called TurboPower, which enables the Moto Z to get up to 7 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging!

 

The Moto Z Play Smartphone

The Moto Z Play might seem like the cheaper alternative to the flagship, but don’t let that fool you! While it is slightly thicker at 6.99mm, it packs a 3510 mAh battery, to provide Moto’s longest lasting smartphone ever!

The Moto Z Play also has a 5.5″ display, but is a Full HD Super AMOLED panel instead. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, along with 3 GB of RAM, still manages to provide a smooth user experience. Internal flash storage had been reduced to 32 GB. The Moto Z Play is also a dual SIM, dual standby smartphone.

The Moto Z Play smartphone has a 16 MP main camera with f/2.0 lens. While it drops optical image stabilisation (OIS), it adds phase detection autofocus (PDAF) to go along with its laser autofocus to give it zero shutter lag. On the front, is has the same 5 MP front camera setup with the flagship Moto Z. The Moto Z Play also comes with TurboPower charger. A 15 minutes charge is enough for up to 8 hours of use.

There are some similarities between both the Moto Z and Moto Z Play. Both shares the ability of expanding storage via a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 2 TB). The Moto Z and Moto Z Play also shares the usage of a USB Type-C connector. Also standard is the water repellent nano-coating, while it is no means waterproof, it’s helpful against accidental splashes.

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Pricing & Availability

The Moto Z and Moto Z Play are priced at RM2,699 and RM1,799 respectively. They are available on Lazada and 11street, and in retail stores.

 

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