How does the Moto Z / Moto Z Droid hold up 6 Months Later? With all the recent updated to Android 7.0 Nougat has the phone improved? And is it still worth the purchase? Watch to find out!
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I was lucky to get a Moto Z onsale at Best Buy for the insane price of $240 early this year. This a pretty great phone for the price.
Display is really good. Software experience is stock and very quick with little to no lag. Camera is not great but very serviceable.
My only major gripe is the battery is atrocious. I can only get through a full day if I really limit my usage. Otherwise I'm charging at least once per day; sometimes twice.
I had it for almost a year now as a daily phone and I enjoyed every day of it. I love the fact that although the z2 is out I still get almost weekly updates on the software witch means they still value the customers that they have and not completely drop them as soon as a new phone comes out like other companies do. The battery life only bothered me when I had weak reception as I seen that it tried harder to find it in that situation. But honestly you can't compare the battery pack with a normal power bank because it's almost the same price as a good one but adds the advantage of not having another bulk thing in your pocket. If I would change anything about the phone, I would add an headphone Jack on the projector and the battery pack. And also I would like to add that I recently bought the gamepad mode witch is intended for z2 but works perfectly with my phone, so again they still value the customers they have
I was really sceptical at first about this phone. I have a moto x style and thought that this was a step back for motorolla. Especially that huge camera hump and small battery. However, when I saw how easily the moto z2 force scratches, how crappy the x4 screen is (compared to the X style 1440p), I was going to jump ship and get a nokia or something...when I saw a moto z on ebay for less than 450 AUD. So I got it and I totally take back everything I said about it. It's a very solid phone! Speedy! Efficient! Yes battery doesn't last the entire 24 hours but it does last my entire waking hours. Then, if I am ever low on juice, I stick on my battery. Or I stick it on my wireless charging pad.
Thing is, I permanently have the moto style mod attached so there is no camera hump. The phone itself has an awesome screen. The speaker is just fine even if there is not stereo sound (It's even louder than the x style). All the gripes I had about this not being a proper replacement for the X style is totally unfounded. This is an excellent phone; especially for under 450 AUD. Considering the X4 is going to cost 700 bucks here in Aus, this moto z is a no brainer.
Hi, which is better in your opinion:
1) Lenovo P2
2) Moto Z play
3) Samsung A5 2017
Knowing that I am an average user (not a gamer) that use my mobile a lot for reading, browsing and navigation as I travel a lot. My main priority is for a battery that can last for more than one day and a decent camera .
Thanks a lot
I like the mods, and the Hasselblad mod really jumped out to me. I hope with the recent news of the upcoming moto z2 that newer mods will be backwards compatible with this phone. Also stock android was a huge pull for me coming from a Nexus 6P.
There are tons of refurbs and brand new Moto Z/Play/Force phones that have been sitting in a warehouse and that are now on sale on EBay and other places for $400-500. Even more interesting, Moto Z Force's that have been unlocked and now work on every GSM carrier (the only drawback is that Verizon's crapware is still there, but you can disable it...) That's actually one of the reasons I passed on the Moto Z when it came out. I really wanted the Force (the Z's puny battery is ridiculous and the Play is not flagship-level) but it only worked on Verizon (no way I'm going back to the worst and most expensive carrier...) So, I got this new Z Force on EBay for $460 and it works without issues on T-Mobile. Very happy now...
I LOVE my Z Force! the whole Z line seems to me, to be under appreciated. the emphasis of the device is so heavy on the functionality of them. close to Stock Android. always on sensors to give notifications. NFC for Android Pay use. video and pictures are great. the fingerprint scanner for security and it's so handy to use to wake it up or put to sleep. upcoming Mods are looking great too. don't like the missing 3.5 jack? there's and for that. one mod will allow for the most data storage any device has ever been able hold on a magnitude scale. battery mods are so much more handy then a third party power pack. and you can keep several without being bulky. oh I could go on. I just don't understand why there's not more respect and love for this device
Dave ThePirate I'm actually going to be picking one up after i get paid and submit my tax return forms, etc. I got really hyped last year, then remembered i was broke and 16. Now I'm a year older with a good job, and my phone just bit the dust a day ago, so I'm all lined up to drop in my SIM card and go!
I had the Note 7 and Pixel XL and I've settled on the Moto Z Force Droid. Amazing (albeit slower) Camera, fantastic battery life, fastest charging of any phone out there, the mods are great (and more to come.) I do not have the problem of the mods gaping if holding too tonight. The Moto Z Force Droid is HIGHLY recommended.
I love mine and the battery mod is the best you can buy. no thicker than a style and real difference using the efficiency mode vs a power pack, another thing to carry. projector and new mods still being released.
The reason I prefer the battery mod to external power banks is because the "efficiency mode" keeps the internal battery constantly topped off at 80% charge, thus preserving the longevity of the non-user replaceable battery pack compared to "dumb" external batteries that always charge to 100%, causing more wear cycles. Plus it's super annoying to have a cable jutting out of your phone while you're trying to use it.
I would never get it for 700. Unless it was the best software experience I could find (I chose the Pixel for the fastest updates and pure android), I wouldn't even buy it for 600. But it was on sale for $450 on B&H in the US, and that was 100% worth it. Assuming you can get at least one battery mod too. This was w/no tax or shipping fees, plus 125 worth of freebies like a camera phone bundle, a $60 VR headset, and a $25 B&H gift card. Nice additions, but still, I'd say at $450, then it's worth it. What with all the stiff competition. Now, if you're on Verizon, and get a better deal, then it's even more worth it. Anyway, that's what I value it at
Completely disagree about the battery pack. Ridiculous to compare it to dragging around a battery pack and wire. Living with the two day to day I cannot see how one could prefer dragging around a separate device. Battery pack also gives it a grippy back to make it less prone to slipping out of your hand.
+Noman Khalid it should be fine. the battery seems small at first but gets a mindful user through the day. even if you run out of juice the phone should be completely charged in around 75min. (first 30% in 15min)
Matthew Moniz ok haha though if you don't want to do a plain shout-out, maybe you should do an unknown youtubers series idk and if not it doesn't matter, maybe you want to keep it professional. Anyway thanks for replying! almost 100,000 subs ;v
The Force takes care of your battery issue easily.
One aspect that you didn't mention about the Moto phones compared to my Samsung Note phones is that with this you may add an SD card and choose to use it as a separate drive, or integrate it into the phone's memory. I did the later and my phone now shows over 90gb of internal memory. Applications now have near limitless space, photos and video as well. Using the new green labeled Samsung Evo 64gb card ($19 on Amazon) is extremely fast and supports your 4K video with no issues.
Also, the previous issue with the very low notification sounds was patched last week, so you now can finally hear your notifications.
Also, you may go to your battery settings and activate the battery saver that essentially kills data while the phone is resting with the screen off. Consider it a deep sleep, yet you'll get calls and text like normal. if you need to check emails or get Facebook Updates, simply unlock your device and it will begin checking on updates for your internet based applications.
My big complaints after a month of daily driving the Moto Z Force, the glass on the back of the phone that shattered the 3rd day I had it when I dropped the phone onto my hardwood floor. The second item is the previously mentioned loss of the headphone jack. I'm extremely annoyed with that decision by the manufactures. There are situations where we buds that are cheap, light and disposable are a better option. Not everyone is interested in or capable of using Bluetooth, especially if working in a facility that you are not allowed to have devices to emit (I work in a nuclear power plant, yet use earbuds to listen to music. We must be in airplane mode for the safety of the plant). So for some of us, this is a painful situation.
Motorola became pure trash after getting bought by lenovo. The moto g/x (1st gen) was insanely successful, yet they literally kept nothing in their newer phones that made it so great. It's essentially the same as the rest of the uninspiring, bad Chinese brand phones. Which is a shame, because 4 generations similar to the original ones would've been awesome
I have it, it's awesome, jumped up from a moto X , the graphics, the sound and what battery life for such a small battery, easily gets me through the day. Didn't get a mod though, they are like getting a game, eventually you'll get bored. But the phone is perfect, has the best camera and the slow motion FPS was of the charts
phone is excellent, battery life is great with me, i get around 5 hours of SOT just like on my old S7. only thing that bothers me is the auto mod on camera Which sometimes captures two inages instead of one. but other than that, my advise is that this phone is a must have!