Moto Z3 launched, first 5G ready smartphone with MotoMod

When Motorola organized a special event yesterday in Chicago, we were expecting both Motorola One Power and Moto Z3 to be launched at the same time. However, what came was only Z3. This is a good news for buyers of mid-range smartphones, though budget smartphone buyers may not be very happy with it. But since at least one segment of buyers are gonna be happy with Moto Z3 launched, let’s take a look on its specs and what it offers.

Moto Z3 comes with a 6-inch AMOLED display having a Full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,160 px), 12mp+12mp dual lens primary camera, 8mp secondary camera with 84-degree wide-angle view and Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM. The reason behind this outdated choice of chipset may be the price of the device, which is just $480.

Coming to the other details of the device, it’s splash resistant and has got its power button located on the left side. On the right side, you will find its volume rocker and fingerprint sensor. The merits of this location for fingerprint sensor can be debated, but that is how it is!

Fingerprint sensor

The fingerprint sensor of Moto Z3. And no, it doesn’t light up like that. The lighting is for illustrative purpose only. 

On the software front, it runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It’s a very lightweight, stock-like version of Android with a navigation button that’s similar to the one that you’ll find in Android P. Gestures are becoming more and more common in Android.

The Mods

First of all, there’s the good news that all existing MotoMods available in the market are compatible with Moto Z3. However, the company has also launched a new MotoMod, especially for this device. It’s a 5G mod, and therefore it can make Moto Z3 compatible with 5G networks as it has got Qualcomm’s X50 modem built into it. So when the 5G network of Verizon becomes available sometime next year, you can use this mod and start experiencing the latest 5G network on your Moto Z3.

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Moto Z3 will be available on Verizon from 16th of August. You can buy it either by paying the entire amount of $480 upfront or by paying 24 monthly installments of $20 each. And you have just one color choice: Black!

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