The Motorola Z Force Droid is here, exclusively to US customers on Verizon.
The new range boast snap on “mods” that gives your device extra capabilities including extra juice, a mini sound system or a home movie projector… But away from the add-ons, how does the Moto Z Droid shape up vs competitors?
Let’s start with the design. The Moto Z is extremely thin, yet a solid and well built device. The camera stands out with a large, round lens. Make sure you have a slim case for this new model. Check out slim protective cases for Moto Z.
There is no headphone aux port, which means you have to use the USB-C adapter provided. This means you can’t listen to headphones and charge your phone at the same time, but this isn’t a negative if you are looking to the future as this seems to be the new industry-wide standard judging by other new releases.
Moving onto the software, Motorola have kept some of the signature gesture-recognition features such as twisting your wrist to activate the camera and a wave to see notifications. These features can be activated whilst the phone is sleeping to save time.
Verizon have included HD voice calling and Wi-Fi calling as standard, as well as a couple of other preloaded apps such as a useful navigation app. (name and link here)
The camera is 13-megapixel which focused quickly, has a fast shutter and takes high quality photos. Features include auto-HDR, 4k and slow motion video, and a “Professional Mode” which lets you adjust ISO levels, etc… The front camera also has a flash for well-lit selfies.
The device has a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon processor which fares well against other flagship devices including the Samsung Galaxy S7.
But what’s the difference between the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force?
The Moto Z Force has a bigger and more powerful battery at 3,500 mAh compared to 2,600 mAh. This makes a big difference, reportedly around 4 hours!
The Force also comes with a 30W ‘TubeCharger’, powering up at a much faster rate than a 15W charger. However, the extra battery power adds bulk, with the Force being thicker and heavier than the slick and sleek Moto Z.
The Force has an extra tough display to protect itself from drops and has a brighter screen capability than the Moto Z. On top of the display the Force has a much improved camera, with a massive 8-megapixel upgrade.
Another perk, the Moto Z is much more affordable at around $100 cheaper.
For the best Motorola Z Force cases, one that doesn’t hinder the beauty of the Moto Z handsets, keeping the thin design and stylish features, look no further.