Phandroid's review of the Moto Z Force Droid Edition has gone live. In it, the device is praised for being a significant improvement over the Moto Z, which is nice since the Moto Z is a great phone in itself.
AnandTech's review of the Moto Z is out. In the review, the phone is applauded for the best implementation of modules yet, however the modules are also to blame for shortcomings like a slimmer battery and a big camera hump. That said, it's seen as a great smartphone overall.
Best Buy has the best deal on the Moto Z right now. The device can be had for $1 on a two-year contract for $200 off its outright price, which makes it $17.67 per month on payment plans. The Moto Z Force Droid is going for $99 on a 2-year contract or $21.83 with payments.
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A new review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Editions say that the phones have a bit too much Lenovo influence and could do with better battery and camera performance, but it could be an exciting groundwork for the future of modular smartphones. That, of course, is contingent on Lenovo and...
The Verge's review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force says they're the best modular phones yet. While the phones are said to have a fresh and unique design and a decent camera, it says the Moto Mods are overpriced the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is unforgivable.
Mr Mobile's review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force says its Moto Mods are like a swiss knife for smartphones. It can be a bit heady for those who want to take advantage of multiple Moto Mods, and that coupled with the phone could make it feel like you need to carry a toolbox around. If you can...
Engadget's review of the Moto Z and moto Z Force Droid Editions says Motorola reached the height of smartphone manufacturing with these phones, though the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is offputting. Still, they say, those shortcomings shouldn't hold you back from considering it.
A review of the Moto Z Force Droid Edition says you probably shouldn't buy it. It's not that the Moto Mods and hardware aren't great, but Motorola's questionable history with software updates seemingly keeps the reviewer from being able to recommend buying the phone.
Verizon has announced pricing and availability of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid Editions. The phones are available July 28th and up for pre-sale today.
For price tags, it's $26 a month for the Moto Z Droid, or $624 outright. The Moto Z Force Droid will cost $30 a month, or $720 outright.
A software tour of the Moto Z DROID shows us how it differs from the Moto Z. It's mostly stock Android with support for Motorola's custom apps and Moto Mods support, however Verizon also includes widgets and apps of their own.
The Moto Z only has a USB-C port for audio. For those who don't want to use USB-C headphones, Motorola will include a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter inside the box. Today we get our first look at the cable, which is a tad longer than most cables of this type.
TechRadar's hands-on time with the Moto Z left them with the impression that the device has better and more useful modules. That said, they feel it will be held back by its limited availability (Verizon-only in the US).
Along with the announcement of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we area also learning that both phones will have a Droid Edition variant specifically for Verizon Wireless.
The Moto Z Droid Edition will have a 5.5" 1440p display, 32GB of storage, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front...