Lenovo and Verizon not too long ago announced the Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force, but neither device was available for purchase right off of the bat. Verizon opened up pre-orders last week, and today, has finally made both devices available to purchase at will.
If you’re looking to pick up the Moto Z DROID, Verizon is offering it for $624 outright. Alternatively, you can go with monthly installments of $26 per month for the next 30 months.
The Moto Z Force DROID is a tad pricier, and rightly so, as that unbreakable screen is extremely attractive. It sits at $720 outright or $30 per month for the next 30 months.
Here are the specifications your looking at for both devices:
|Moto Z||Moto Z Force|
|Announced||June 9, 2016||June 9, 2016|
|Release||Summer / Fall 2016||Summer / Fall 2016|
|Display||5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 4||5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820|
|Storage||32GB / 64GB with microSD card slot||32GB / 64GB with microSD card slot|
|Rear Camera||13MP with optical image stabilization, laser autofocus||21MP with optical image stabilization laser autofocus, phase detection autofocus|
|Battery||2600mAh (non-removable)||3500mAh (non-removable)|
|Charging||USB Type-C with Moto TurboCharge technology||USB Type-C with Moto TurboCharge technology|
|Sound||Front-facing stereo speaker||Front-facing stereo speaker|
|Software||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Connectivity||NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Sensors||Ambient, proximity, accelerometer, compass, gyro, barometer, fingerprint||Ambient, proximity, accelerometer, compass, gyro, barometer, fingerprint|
|Measurements||153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2mm||155.9 x 75.8 x 7mm|
|Colors||Customized through Moto Maker||Customized through Moto Maker|
Additionally, Verizon has made many of the Moto Mods available to purchase. There are four different mods available–the Style Shell, the Incipio Power Pack, the JBL Speaker and a projector mod. They range from all different prices (to as much as $300), but Verizon is offering a 20% off promotion for a limited time. It’s not a huge discount, but still keeps a little money in your pocket.
Verizon has the exclusive on the Moto Z until Lenovo officially launches the GSM variant at some point in September (likely during IFA 2016).
Not sure about the Moto Z or Moto Z Force? Talk Android’s very own Jared Peters gave both handsets a positive review. Both smartphones are very well built and quite close to stock Android, but as you can imagine, Verizon has filled them with all of that carrier bloatware.
Anyone picking up either device from Verizon?