Review of Motorola Moto Z. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:34:45, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 08:54:45

In-depth review of Motorola Moto Z's features

We have evaluated the Motorola Moto Z thoroughly based on its functions, specifications/performances, and ease of use, and provided a review on whether you should buy it. We have also summarized the pros and cons of choosing the Motorola Moto Z so that you can see them at a glance.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z's size

The Motorola Moto Z is 29.6 in (75.3 mm) wide, 60.4 in (153.3 mm) tall, and 2.0 in (5.2 mm) thick.I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people.In the case of the Motorola Moto Z, it weighs about 4.8 oz (136 g).The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Motorola Moto Z, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Motorola Moto Z's screen

The Motorola Moto Z has a 5.5 inch screen.The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Motorola Moto Z is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Motorola Moto Z

The processing power of the Motorola Moto Z is, at 2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core), relatively high. Its features would position it somewhere between high and mid-level among currently available smartphones, but it will be rather stress-free in terms of using most apps. Most 3D games that don't burn up too much memory should be playable to a satisfying degree for the most part. 2D games should be no problem at all.

The Motorola Moto Z has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Motorola Moto Z has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Motorola Moto Z's storage capacity

The Motorola Moto Z has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Motorola Moto Z is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

The camera function of Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z has a 13 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Motorola Moto Z comes with a 5 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z's battery capacity is 2600mAh, a standard level for these types of phones.Compared to other smartphones, the Motorola Moto Z has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

Overall assessment of Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Motorola Moto Z

The merits of Motorola Moto Z

  • It feels comparably light.
  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.

The demerits of Motorola Moto Z

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Comparing the specifications of Motorola Moto Z against similar products.

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.general rating

Motorola Moto Z

68.0-Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:4.8 oz (136 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, CPU specs:2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:2600mAh

Moto G4 Plus

66.7Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:5.5 oz (157 g), Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, CPU specs:1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh

Moto X Play

66.3Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:6.0 oz (169 g), Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, CPU specs:1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3630mAh

Moto Z

67.5Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:4.8 oz (136 g), Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:2600mAh

Motorola Moto E3 Power

57.8Display size:5 inch, Weight:5.4 oz (153.5 g), Chipset:Mediatek MT6735P, CPU specs:1.0GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:3500mAh

Motorola Moto Z Play

68.1Display size:5.5 inch, Weight:5.8 oz (165 g), Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3510mAh

body size

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Motorola Moto Z

55.6-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.6 in (75.3 mm) x 60.4 in (153.3 mm) x 2.0 in (5.2 mm)

Moto G4 Plus

51.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.3 in (77 mm) x 60.2 in (153 mm) x 3.1 in (7.87 mm)

Moto X Play

51.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 58.3 in (148 mm) x 4.3 in (10.9 mm)

Moto G 3rd

54.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 56.3 in (143 mm) x 4.6 in (11.6 mm)

Moto Z Play

51.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.3 in (77 mm) x 61.8 in (157 mm) x 2.8 in (6.99 mm)

Moto Z

54.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 60.6 in (154 mm) x 2.0 in (5.19 mm)

body weight

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Motorola Moto Z

75.9-Weight:4.8 oz (136 g)

Moto G4 Plus

67.6Weight:5.5 oz (157 g)

Moto X Play

62.8Weight:6.0 oz (169 g)

Moto G 3rd

68.4Weight:5.5 oz (155 g)

Moto Z Play

64.4Weight:5.8 oz (165 g)

Moto Z

75.9Weight:4.8 oz (136 g)

screen size

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Motorola Moto Z

82.0-Display size:5.5 inch

Moto G4 Plus

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Moto X Play

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Moto G 3rd

74.0Display size:5 inch

Moto Z Play

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Moto Z

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

RAM capacity

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Motorola Moto Z

70.0-RAM size:4GB

Moto G4 Plus

60.0RAM size:3GB

Moto X Play

50.0RAM size:2GB

Moto G 3rd

50.0RAM size:2GB

Moto Z Play

60.0RAM size:3GB

Moto Z

70.0RAM size:4GB

storage size

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Motorola Moto Z

67.0-Storage size:64GB

Moto G4 Plus

55.5Storage size:32GB

Moto X Play

55.5Storage size:32GB

Moto G 3rd

50.0Storage size:16GB

Moto Z Play

55.5Storage size:32GB

Moto Z

67.0Storage size:64GB

battery

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Motorola Moto Z

59.0-Battery capacity:2600mAh

Moto G4 Plus

65.0Battery capacity:3000mAh

Moto X Play

74.5Battery capacity:3630mAh

Moto G 3rd

57.1Battery capacity:2470mAh

Moto Z Play

72.7Battery capacity:3510mAh

Moto Z

59.0Battery capacity:2600mAh

rear-camera resolution

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Motorola Moto Z

61.7-Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Moto G4 Plus

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Moto X Play

80.6Rear-camera resolution:21 MP

Moto G 3rd

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Moto Z Play

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Moto Z

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

front-camera resolution

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Motorola Moto Z

50.0-Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto G4 Plus

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto X Play

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto G 3rd

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto Z Play

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto Z

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

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Motorola Moto Z

65.7-Color:Black,gray,rose gold,gold,white, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.6 in (75.3 mm) x 60.4 in (153.3 mm) x 2.0 in (5.2 mm), Weight:4.8 oz (136 g)

Moto G4 Plus

59.6Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.3 in (77 mm) x 60.2 in (153 mm) x 3.1 in (7.87 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (157 g)

Moto X Play

57.3Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (75 mm) x 58.3 in (148 mm) x 4.3 in (10.9 mm), Weight:6.0 oz (169 g)

Moto G 3rd

61.3Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):28.7 in (73 mm) x 56.3 in (143 mm) x 4.6 in (11.6 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (155 g)

Moto Z Play

58.0Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):30.3 in (77 mm) x 61.8 in (157 mm) x 2.8 in (6.99 mm), Weight:5.8 oz (165 g)

Moto Z

65.3Color:Black/Gold/BlackGold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.9 in (76 mm) x 60.6 in (154 mm) x 2.0 in (5.19 mm), Weight:4.8 oz (136 g)

screen cleanliness

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Motorola Moto Z

88.5-Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534ppi

Moto G4 Plus

85.0Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Moto X Play

85.0Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Moto G 3rd

59.9Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293ppi

Moto Z Play

85.0Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400ppi

Moto Z

88.5Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534ppi

performance

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Motorola Moto Z

57.9-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, CPU specs:2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Moto G4 Plus

74.8OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, CPU specs:1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Moto X Play

66.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, CPU specs:1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Moto G 3rd

39.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB

Moto Z Play

88.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Moto Z

53.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.3GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Specifications of Motorola Moto Z

Motorola Moto Z
ImageMotorola Moto Z
MakerMotorola
Release date9, 2016
Colorblack,gray,rose gold,gold,white
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)29.6 in (75.3 mm) x 60.4 in (153.3 mm) x 2.0 in (5.2 mm)
Weight4.8 oz (136 g)
Display size5.5 inch
Display typeAMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 2560
Pixel density534ppi
Battery capacity2600mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU specs2.15GHz+1.6GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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