Moto Z, Moto Z Force And Moto Z DROID Spec Shoot-Out

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 9, 2016
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With the announcement of Motorola’s Moto Z smartphone family, there are a total of three phones that have been showcased in the spotlight, which obviously makes it difficult to come to a purchasing decision because you have to look through all the variables and they’re just so many to look at. Fortunately, we have compiled a comprehensive comparison table detailing all the hardware specifications between the three smartphones, so let us get started.

Moto Z Vs Moto Z Force Vs Moto Z DROID: Here Are All The Hardware Differences You Wanted To Know

All three handsets sport a screen size of 5.5-inches with a QHD resolution, thus giving them the same PPI value and a 71.77 percent screen-to-body ratio. All of them also feature the same SoC, which is a Snapdragon 820, 4GB or RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable up to 2TB via a MicroSD storage slot), but there are more than few differences that you might want to know about them before making your purchase.

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For starters, Moto Z Force features the largest battery capacity out of all the three devices, a decent 3,500mAh battery while the remaining two feature a 2,600mAh cell. Motorola has stated that all three phones will be compatible with the Quick Charge capability, so fast charging your handsets is not going to be a problem at all. As for the camera sensors, we are glad to see that all phones feature a wide aperture of F/1.8 coupled with dual-LED flash and an OIS chip. Not only this, but all three phones also sport the ability to record 4K videos at 30FPS and 1080p footage at 60FPS.

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However, when the megapixel count comes into play, there are differences separating the three handset juggernauts. Those details have been listed below:

  • Moto Z: 13MP
  • Moto Z Force: 21MP
  • Moto Z DROID: 13MP
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The first two phones from the list will be available starting from the month of September, while the DROID variant will be sold exclusively from Verizon, with no release date in sight at this current time. All hardware specifications differences have been listed in the table below, so take a close look at all three phones and tell us which one you would like to purchase and why.

All hardware specification differencesMoto ZMoto Z Force Moto Z DROID
Screen size5.5-inch5.5-inch5.5-inch
ResolutionQHD (1440p)QHD (1440p)QHD (1440p)
Pixel per inch density 535535535
Display techAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio71.77 percent71.77 percent71.77 percent
Physical dimensions6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)6.14 x 2.98 x 0.28 inches (155.9 x 75.8 x 6.99 mm)6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (153.3 x 75.3 x 5.19 mm)
Weight (grams)136163136
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
ProcessorDual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz KryoDual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz KryoDual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo
RAM4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB64GB64GB
External storage options?Up to 2TB via MicroSD card slotUp to 2TB via MicroSD card slotUp to 2TB via MicroSD card slot
Rear camera13MP21MP13MP
Rear camera aperture F/1.8F/1.8F/1.8
OIS support?YesYesYes
Video recording options4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
Front camera5MP5MP5MP
Battery capacity2,600mAh with Quick Charge support3,500mAh with Quick Charge support2,600mAh with Quick Charge support
LTE modemCat.9 (450Mbps download and 50Mbps upload)Cat.9 (450Mbps download and 50Mbps upload)Cat.9 (450Mbps download and 50Mbps upload)
Cellular connectivity CDMA: 800, 1900MHz
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
LTE: 700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
CDMA: 800, 1900MHz
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
LTE: 700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
CDMA: 800, 1900MHz
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
LTE: 700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
Release dateSeptember 2016September 2016TBC
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