Moto Z Ends Up Becoming The First Mainstream Flagship To Sport Type-C USB Headphones


It had to happen one way or another, and slowly, we see phones getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack and replacing it with something else entirely. With the newly announced Moto Z, you do not get a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you will have to find other means to listen to music if you want to use headphones or earphones.

Moto Z Features A Type-C USB Port For You To Listen To Music While Using Headphones – Bluetooth Peripherals Can Also Be Used

Both Moto Z and Moto Z Force happen to be the first handsets from a major brand that does not provide access to a 3.5mm headphone jack. While this will certainly upset a lot of consumers who have a multitude of expensive earphones and headphones tucked in, we have a feel that this will improve the sound quality of future products.

If you are unable to get your hands on Type-C USB headphones or earphones, then you can always use the Bluetooth module to connect to these headphones. However, while using the charging port option, you will not be able to charge the phone, which presents a ton of issues for users. However, one of the commendable, and perhaps least noticed things from Moto Z and Moto Z Force is that inside both smartphones’ packages, you get a Type-C USB to 3.5mm adapter with which you can connect your earpieces. We assume that only one adapter has been provided so make sure that you don’t lose it.


As for the other hardware specifications, Moto Z features a Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, and its 5.5-inch screen size resonates a QHD resolution. Previously Motorola phones did not come with an expandable storage slot but ever since the introduction of the Moto X series, this crucial feature has also been ported to the Moto Z family as well. With 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage provided, you also have the opportunity to expand that storage up to 2TB.

The 13MP rear camera sensor is probably going to be treat to use because its wide F/1.8 aperture will allow more light to enter, which means that this camera could perform better than its competition in low-light. The video recording functionality also allows users to record 4K footage at 30FPS and 1080p videos at 60FPS. With 3.5mm headphone jack transitioning to Type-C USB, be warned that this is certainly not the last of phones you’re witnessing to dump the old port.


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