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Customize Moto Z smartphones in a snap

Aug 4, 2016

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Moto Z by Motorola

Techies have been customizing their PCs for decades. Isn’t it about time phone fanatics had the same opportunity?

Motorola thinks so. Packed with all the features you’d expect from a premium smartphone, the Moto Z series, which includes the Verizon Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid editions, aims to innovate beyond incremental upgrades in screen size and video resolutions. With Moto Mods, you can decide for yourself which smartphone features you want.

Insta-Share Projector and JBL SoundBoost Moto Mods

Using high-powered magnets, Moto Mods easily snap on and off your phone, making customization both simple and fun. At a party and want to use your phone to play your favorite songs? The JBL SoundBoost mod turns any Moto Z phone into a pocket-sized boombox. Tired of watching movies on your tiny smartphone? With the Moto Insta-Share Projector, you can turn your wall into a 70-inch movie screen. Out in nature with the closest wall socket miles away? Power packs—available from fashionable partners such as Kate Spade New York, TUMI, and Incipio—can add 22 hours of battery life.

The Moto Z series also masters the premium smartphone basics. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 at its heart, the Moto Z family is powerful enough to handle your most intense processing needs. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, and up to 30 hours of battery life, meaning you can play games, stream videos, and manage the ins-and-outs of everyday life without having to worry if your phone can keep up.

Want to get online quickly? With the X12 LTE modem integrated in Snapdragon 820, Moto Z phones can achieve peak LTE speeds of up to 450Mbps (up to a blazing-fast 600Mbps with a compatible network). That translates to fast access to files stored in the cloud, fast access to photos and videos shared by friends, and minimal buffering when streaming high quality videos. 

Those accelerated speeds are also accessible when you’re working from Wi-Fi, whether from home, your office, or elsewhere. Qualcomm Technologies’ 2X2 802.11ac MU-MIMO supports superior connectivity experiences, with up-to 3X increases in user speeds compared to single user MIMO devices, and 2x2 antenna configuration supports excellent coverage in those hard to reach areas, resulting in fast download speeds and better battery life for your Moto Z.

And let’s not forget what our mobile phones were originally intended to do: make phone calls. With Smart Wi-Fi Calling, the X12 LTE modem in the Moto Z family is designed to determine which connection (Wi-Fi or LTE) is best for HD and Ultra HD phone calls by continuously measuring the strength, speed, and quality of both signals.

The Moto Z series also uses Qualcomm TruSignal Antenna Boost technology so in addition to minimal dropped calls, the devices are engineered to optimize signal strength leading to fast data speeds, improved indoor and outdoor coverage, and improved power efficiency.

When it comes to photos, the Moto Z has superior camera features, even in imperfect conditions. Stuck in low lighting? No problem. It features a high-resolution 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, so pics can be ultra-sharp. A 5MP front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens means you don’t have to sprain your wrist trying to fit more friends into group selfies. And if you’re worried about having to delete photos and videos to free up space, the Moto Z comes with a microSD slot for up to 2TB of additional storage.

Moto Z Force Droid Edition

While the Moto Z series sports a sleek aluminum and stainless steel design, you can also customize the look of your phone with Style Shells in premium materials like real wood, leather, or even patterned fabrics. Building on the great features of the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force packs in an extra 10 hours of battery life, a 21MP camera, optical image-stabilization, laser autofocus, and phase-detection autofocus.

The Moto Z series and Moto Mods are available now at Best Buy and at Verizon stores, as the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid editions. Motorola says the phones will also be available unlocked on moto.com and at various retailers in the fall.

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