Lenovo India has finally launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones in India, alongside the Moto Mods accessories. Both the smartphones will be up for sale exclusively via Amazon and Flipkart, starting from October 17, midnight. The Moto Z will retail at Rs. 39,999 while the Moto Z Play will be up for sale at Rs. 24,999.
For the Moto Mods accessories pricing in India, the JBL SoundBoost has been priced at Rs. 6,999; the Wood and Ballistic Nylon Motorola Style Shell at Rs. 1,099, the Leather Style Shell at Rs. 1,599; the Moto Insta-Share Projector will cost Rs. 19,999, the Hasselblad True Zoom will retail at Rs. 19,999, and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack at Rs. 5,999. On purchase of phones and Mods together, buyers can avail the discounted pricing across the Mods.
To recap, the Moto Z features a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button. The device is embodied in metal and is surprisingly thin at 5.2mm. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It bears 32GB/64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. Interestingly, the device is made up of “aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel”. Just like the LeEco Le 2 and iPhone 7, the Moto Z has also ditched the 3.5mm audio jack for the USB Type-C audio connector which is touted to deliver better sound output. However, Motorola will provide a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter along with the device package. The device is backed by a 2600mAh battery with Turbo Charging.
On the other hand, the Moto Z Play comes with mid-range specs, unlike the previous Z series devices – Moto Z and Moto Z Force. One of the primary USPs of the device is its 3510mAh battery, which is claimed by the company to go on up to 50 hours on standard usage. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz. It features 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, Laser Autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and 1.3um pixel and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with Wide-angle lens and LED flash. The device also features a fingerprint scanner, which is integrated into the Home button on the front panel. The device comes with water-repellent nano-coating.
Moto Mods is the major highlight for these smartphones. These are the snap-on modular accessories, which stick to the back panel of the device with the help of 12 “magical pins” on the rear of these devices. Moto Mods include SoundBoost Mod, PowerPack Mod, and Insta-Share Mod. Most interesting Mod is the Insta-Share Mod, which is a mini projector that can turn the Moto Z smartphone into a 70-inch projector with a 90-degree projection angle. The SoundBoost Mod is made in partnership with JBL, it adds speakers to the rear of the device and also provides added battery backup of 1000mAh. Lastly, the PowerPack Mod is for extended 2200mAh of battery backup.