Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID reviews will be a long shortly, as you probably guessed, but in the mean time, we’re still doing what we can to share all that these two phones have to offer. That means running through unboxing videos, doing software tours, and showing you how the Moto Mods system works. It also means taking a look at camera capabilities, which we are about to do here.
While we aren’t ready to give final scores to each phone’s camera, we did want to at least share a bunch of initial shots taken with each to show you what to expect when these phones are available for purchase. Our review units, as far as we know, are running software that you will see should you buy either and so these images do give a good representation of each phone’s camera.
UPDATE: Final reviews are out, which means final thoughts. Read the Moto Z review here. Read the Moto Z Force review here.
Let’s take a look. (more…)
Now that we are back from our Moto Z DROID meeting in NYC and have the new Moto phones in house, along with their launch line-up of Moto Mods, we have a big ol’ modular-focused tour to share with you. Thanks to Motorola, we walked away with not only the Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID (unboxing here), but we have Moto Mods like the JBL SoundBoost speaker, Moto Insta-Share Projector, Tumi Power Pack, and Style Shell as well.
In the lengthy video below, we’ll show you how this whole modular thing works inside-and-out. From attaching and detaching modules to charging them and updating their software, this video covers it all. We even have a Moto Mods carrying case to show you, in case you plan on catching them all.
Let us know if you have any Moto Mods questions after watching! (more…)
As you know from our two most recent videos, we have the Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID in hand in preparation for our reviews. It’ll be a bit before we get those reviews all put together, but that doesn’t mean we can’t sit here and answer some questions you may have.
Are you wondering about the missing headphone jack? Curious if the chin is as big as it looks on video? Is the regular Moto Z too thin or pretty great in hand? Are the Moto Mods actually cool and worth their previously reported high price tags? Is the camera any good on either phone? I may have some answers to stuff like that. (more…)
With the unboxing now out of the way (watch it here), we can start getting into the important stuff – whether or not the Moto Z DROID (and Moto Z Force DROID) are worth considering as your next phone. One place we love to look to see if a phone is any good, especially with Motorola phones, is in the software. As you all know, Motorola has stuck with a “pure” Android experience for years that has a suite of Moto features added to improve the experience without getting in the way.
With the Moto Z DROID, that’s again the situation. Motorola has given each phone Android 6.0.1 with behind-the-scenes Moto Mod magic, the Moto suite (actions, voice, and display), and a couple of Verizon apps and widgets. Overall, it’s very much what we have come to expect from a Moto phone.
In the short video below, you’ll see a tour of the experience, along with a couple of the new Moto options. Enjoy! (more…)
You may have heard, but there was indeed a media gathering in New York today, hosted by Motorola and Verizon, that allowed the press to get a second look at the Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID (those are the official names now, by the way). Maybe even more importantly, it was a chance for us to all get review units as we approach launch day. And get review units did we ever.
We have them both – in hand! So, we unboxed! Of course we did.
I know that you have all watched Tim’s initial hands-on videos from the Lenovo Tech World unveiling, but this is a chance to see final units, in boxes, and to see what comes in those boxes.
We’ll have a lot more over the next few days, so stick with us!
UPDATE: Software tour now posted as well! (more…)
With the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus arriving in the US on July 12, we now have them both in house for some review action. Motorola was kind enough to send over a couple of review units, so we’ll put them to good use and relay back our findings.
As a recap, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are the newest members of Motorola’s highly successful G range. They are certainly budget-friendly, yet manage to pack in a lot of solid specs for the price. The regular Moto G4 starts at just $199 (or as low as $125 at Amazon), while the G4 Plus starts at $249. Both can be upgraded in storage and the Plus can also be upgraded in RAM. (more…)
The Moto G4 went up for pre-order only yesterday and already, Amazon has it discounted to a ridiculously low price of $124.99. That’s a $75 discount in case you were curious. Now, let’s talk about why Amazon has this phone so cheap, because as you probably guessed, there is a bit of a catch here.
Amazon announced a new program today called Prime Exclusive Phones. This new program sells newly launched unlocked smartphones to Prime subscribers at up to 50% off in exchange for a lock screen with “offers and ads.” Oh, that’s…interesting. (more…)
Just a quick note here, but we wanted to point out that owners of a DROID Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy S5 on Verizon should have seen a prompt for an update in recent days. No, none of the updates are anything exciting, but our inboxes and Twitter accounts have made it clear that a number of you are curious as to their details. So, here you go. (more…)