110 Features That Make Lenovo’s Modular Moto Z a Serious Contender
2Modularity Is the Key Feature
The Moto Z comes with a feature known as Moto Mods fastened to the back smartphone, which has integrated magnets so users can attach new features. For instance, separately purchased Moto Mods can turn the smartphone into a movie projector or a boom box. Users also can tack on a power pack for additional battery life. Modularity is central to the Moto Z experience.
3Battery Life Matters More Than Ever
Battery life is a make-or-break feature for many customers. So, it’s worth noting that the Moto Z comes with what Lenovo calls “all-day battery life.” While it’s unclear what the company might mean by “all day,” most users can expect to get at least eight hours from the battery before it needs to be recharged. Better yet, the device comes with a rapid charging feature that charges up to eight hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. Nice.
4An Extremely Appealing Design
Lenovo left nothing to chance on the Moto Z’s design. The device comes with a metal frame and a slim profile that make it one of the more attractive Android-based smartphones on the market. In addition to the Moto branding on the front and the big camera on the back, Motorola has included a rough exterior finish to reduce the chances of the device slipping out of one’s hands. It’s a well-thought-out design.
5Check Out That Camera
The handset has a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera in the Moto Z with optical image stabilization. Lenovo is quick to point out that it also has laser autofocus and comes with improved low-light performance. The rear-facing camera can record video content in 4K resolution, and its front-facing 5-megapixel camera has a wide-angle lens to appeal to selfie lovers.
6Lenovo Sticks to Android
Although Lenovo has had some success with Windows 10 on the computing side, the company has stuck with Android on Moto Z. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the proprietary Moto user interface overlaid. It’s unclear whether owners will be able to update the smartphone with Android Nougat when Google releases that version later this year.
7The Display Should Suffice for Most Users
8Processing Power Is Plentiful
9Don’t Be Fooled by the Storage
10An Unlocked Version Will Launch This Fall
11This Isn’t a Cheap Smartphone
Lenovo’s Moto Z comes with high-end features and a high-end design. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that it also comes with a high-end price. The Moto Z starts at $624 and goes up, depending on the amount of storage buyers choose. Those who want to take advantage of its modularity should expect to pay extra for those accessories.