How do you make the case for a $700 smartphone not made by Apple, Google or Samsung? One, start with similar top-of-the-line features, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 13MP camera, long battery life, USB-C charging and a fingerprint reader. Two, bring to market an innovative design, which, for Motorola, meant one centered around modular accessories.
These “mods” magnetically snap to the back of the Moto Z, instantly turning the flagship smartphone into something much more. Attach the Hasselblad True Zoom mod, and you have a handheld camera that puts the Pixel’s best-in-class lens to shame. Attach the JBL Soundboost mod, and you have a high-performing Bluetooth speaker. Attach the Moto Insta-Share Projector mod and you have a big-screen TV. There are plenty of others, of course, and each has the power to change the look, feel and function of the super-thin, super-powerful smartphone. None of the others — Pixel, iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7 Edge — do anything like it.
Display Size: 5.5 inches
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
OS: Android 6.0
Rear Camera: 13MP (ƒ/1.8)
Durability: water-repellent nano-coating, Gorilla Glass display
Memory: 4GB RAM