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

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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

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 differences Moto Z Moto Z Force Moto Z DROID
Screen size 5.5-inch 5.5-inch 5.5-inch
Resolution QHD (1440p) QHD (1440p) QHD (1440p)
Pixel per inch density 535 535 535
Display tech AMOLED AMOLED AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio 71.77 percent 71.77 percent 71.77 percent
Physical dimensions 6.04 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) 136 163 136
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor Dual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo Dual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo Dual-core 2.15GHz Kryo and dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo
RAM 4GB LPDDR4 4GB LPDDR4 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage 64GB 64GB 64GB
External storage options? Up to 2TB via MicroSD card slot Up to 2TB via MicroSD card slot Up to 2TB via MicroSD card slot
Rear camera 13MP 21MP 13MP
Rear camera aperture F/1.8 F/1.8 F/1.8
OIS support? Yes Yes Yes
Video recording options 4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
4K at 30FPS
1080p at 60FPS
Front camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Battery capacity 2,600mAh with Quick Charge support 3,500mAh with Quick Charge support 2,600mAh with Quick Charge support
LTE modem Cat.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 date September 2016 September 2016 TBC
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