Motorola releases two new smart phones and a wide array of modifications

Motorola have just released two brand new smart phones in Australia: the Moto Z and Moto Z Play.  In addition to these new devices, Motorola also revealed Moto Mods, a collection of interchangeable necks that transform your smart phone. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

Moto Z

At just 5.2mm wide, the Moto Z is the world’s thinnest smart phone. Made from military aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, the Moto Z features a 14cm 5.5″ Quad HD AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 4GB of RAM. The Moto Z also comes with a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, and a front facing 5MP camera with front flash and a wide angle lens. Also, the Moto Z comes with a fingerprint reader that you can use to instantly wake up your phone.


Most importantly, the phone comes with a 2600 mAh battery that provides users with up to 24 hours worth of mixed usage battery life.  Lastly, the Moto Z comes with a water-repellent nano-coating that can keep your phone protected from rain, splashes or spills. Just don’t go deep sea diving with it. Available with a massive 64 GB of internal storage, the Moto Z also supports a further 2TB via a micrsoSD card.

Moto Z Play

The Moto Z Play aims to corner the battery hungry market, featuring a lightweight, thin design with an aluminum fame and glass back. The Moto Z play operates on a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. A rear 16MP laser autofocus camera is included in the device, with a wide-angle, front-facing camera with LED camera present on the front. The main selling point of the Moto Z Play though is its long lasting battery. Its 3510 mAh battery battery has a lifespan of 45 hours of mixed usage.


Moto Mods

Moto Mods allow the user to transform their Moto Z and Moto Z play to cater to a certain situation or their needs. These mods magnetically attach to the Moto Z and Moto Z play and add catered functionality.

Mods include:

  • JBL Sound Boost – Increases your devices sound.
  • Moto Insta-Share Projector – Turns your phone into a 70-inch movie projector.
  • Incipio offGRIDtm Power Pack – Instantly adds up to 20 hours of life to your phone.
  • Moto Style Shell – New phone designs.
  • Hasselblad True Zoom  Camera – Adds advanced imaging functionality.
  • Xenon Flash – Provides better flash to the camera.
Hasselblad True Zoom Camera
Moto Insta-Share Projector

The Moto Z and Moto Z Play will be available from today for $999 and $699 respectively. All the mods featured will also be available from today and range from $29 for the Style Caps to $429 for the Projector. Head to the official Motorola Website for more details.


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