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Moto Z, Z Play series set to be released on Amazon India and Flipkart; five key features that make Motorola phones compellingMotorola Official Blog

The much awaited modular concept-based Moto Z and Moto Z Play are scheduled to go on sale in India On October 17 mid-night.

Recently, Motorola launched budget smartphone Moto E3 Power in India and its debut was a resounding success, as the company was able to sell record 100,000 units of Moto E3 Power in just 24 hours and is said to be the highest single device sale on the first day in Flipkart's history.

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We expect that the Moto Z series, despite its huge price gap between the Moto E3 Power will still be able to find takers in India, as they come with really good specifications and are also compatible with detachable Mods, making it unique in the niche top-end sector.

The new Moto Z and Moto Z Play is scheduled to go on sale on Amazon India and Flipkart at 11:59 pm on October 17 for Rs. 39,999 and Rs. 24,999, respectively.

To provide a better perspective on the Moto Z series, we have listed top five features that are certain to make the new Motorola devices compelling enough to buy.

Build quality:

Like all previous flagship Motorola phones, the new Moto Z and the Z Play come with well-built bodies made of high-grade materials.

Top-end Moto Z model flaunts military aircraft-grade aluminium cover and stainless steel-based frame around the edges. On the front, it sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Shield.

On the other hand, Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED screen with finger print sensor at the bottom and comes with a blend of metal and glass body with aluminium frame around the edges and glass cover on the back.

To further enhance the durability, the company has used water resistant nano-coating on the back of both the Moto Z series devices.

Performance:

Among the two, Moto Z is top-end model, it houses Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 820 processor backed by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, sumptuous 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Whereas the Moto Z Play houses 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core with Motorola Mobile Computing System backed by 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage

Camera:

Moto Z comes with 13MP with f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs,1.12um pixel, Professional mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Scan barcodes, QR codes and Business cards, Google Photos integration with free original file size backup for two years, Shutter button or tap anywhere to capture, 8X digital zoom and 4K video recording ability.

Moto Z Play sports a feature-rich 16MP camera with Laser auto-focus, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f / 2.0 aperture, 1.3um pixel size, Zero Shutter Lag, Color balancing dual LED flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture and Best Shot .

Both the devices come same front-camera. They come packed with 5MP camera with Wide-Angle 85-degree lens, and f / 2.2 aperture.

Battery:

Moto Z features a 2,600mAh battery. Though the cell capacity sounds low for a flagship phone, the device is optimized so that the it can last a whole day.

Key aspect of the Moto Z Play is its battery. It houses a massive 3,510mAh cell, which is capable of keeping the phone running for close to 50 hours under mixed usage.

Both the devices come with TurboPower technology, which can charge up to 9 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.

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Moto Mods:

The highlight of Motorola Moto Z and the Moto Z Play is their modular structure concept, which allows users to add a plethora of value-added portable accessories ranging from ordinary such as battery pack to cool video projector and Hasselblad Zoom lens.

Moto Z series owners need to worry about switching off the device or removing the shell on the back at all, as Moto Mods are magnet-based swappable case, which attaches to the smartphone's pogo pin connectors.

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List of Moto Mods, which will be made available later today include Incipio battery packs, 'SoundBoost' with JBL speaker and a kickstand, a pico projector and a photography-centric Moto Mod accessory Hasselblad True Zoom.

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Price details:

Moto Mods MRP Special bundle pricing (if bought with Moto Z series phones)
JBL Soundboost speaker Rs. 6,999 Rs. 5,999
Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Rs. 19,999 Rs. 14,999
Insta-share Projector Rs. 19,999 Rs. 15,999
IncipipoffGRID Power Pack Rs. 5,999 Rs. 4,999
Style Shells Wood Rs. 1,099 Rs. 899
Ballisitic nylon Leather Rs. 1,599 Rs. 1,299

Key features of Moto Z and Moto Z Play:

Models Moto Z Moto Z
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density 535 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch super AMOLED full HD (1920x1080p) display
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Quad-core CPU + Motorola Mobile Computing System, including Natural Language Processor and Contextual Computing Processor 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU with Motorola Mobile Computing System + Natural Language Processor + Contextual Computing Processor
GPU Adreno 530 GPU Adreno 506 GPU
RAM 4GB 3GB LPDDR3
Storage 32GB/64GB (UFS), expandable up to 2TB 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
Camera
  • Main: 13MP with f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs,1.12um pixel, Professional mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Scan barcodes, QR codes and Business cards, Google Photos integration with free original file size backup for two years, Shutter button or tap anywhere to capture, 8X digital zoom, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Closed loop processing Panorama, Tap to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video (60 fps), 4K video (30 fps), Slow Motion video, Video HDR (1080p and 4K)
  • Front: 5 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens,Flash, 1.4um big pixel for better low light, Auto Night mode, Beautification software, Professional mode
  • Main: 16MP camera with Laser auto-focus, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/ 2.0 aperture, 1.3um pixel size, Zero Shutter Lag, Color balancing dual LED flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot
  • Tap (anywhere) to capture, 4X digital zoom, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, Video Stabilization, 720p (120fps), 1080p (30fps), 4K (30fps) and Slow Motion video
  • Front: 5MP camera withWide-Angle 85-degree lens, ƒ / 2.2 aperture, Flash, Auto Night mode, Beautification software and Professional mode
Battery 2600 mAh
  • Mixed usage up to 30 hours
  • TurboPower technology, which can charge up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
3510 mAh;
  • Mixed usage up to 50 hours
  • TurboPower technology, which can charge up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 9) 4G-LTE
Add-ons Water repellent nano coating, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth v4.1 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz with MIMO), USB Type-C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, 4 mics, Fingerprint sensor, water-repellant nano-coating, Single Nano-SIM/Dual-SIM slots in select markets, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), Type C USB port, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS, Front-ported earpiece, loudspeaker and 3 Mics
Dimensions 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm
Weight 136g 165g
Colours Black with Lunar Grey trim, Black front lens and White with Gold accents Black/Silver/Black SlateWhite/Fine Gold/Sugar White
Price Rs. 39,999 Rs. 24,999
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