Motorola’s flagship smartphones – comparing the modular Moto Z & new Moto Z Force

Motorola’s Z family has grown to include a new flagship phone. Just when you think moto Z with its Quad HD AMOLED display, fast processor, razor thin design, advanced camera and moto mods modular add-on support is amazing, out comes a chart topping moto Z force.

So how do we place the family of moto Zs. Based on the different price points, one could say, the moto Z Force is chart topper followed closely by moto Z, both with Quad HD AMOLED display. This is then followed by a cheaper moto Z2 play with Full HD AMOLED display. Both phones feature water resistant design with Water repellent nano-coating.

Moto Z vs Moto Z Force

What are the differences here, to cut to the chase, the Moto Z Force has better main camera with at 21MP resolution while the Moto Z only has a 13MP. The Moto Z force also come with faster quad-core processor up to 2.2GHz while the Moto Z comes with quad-core processor with speed up to 1.8GHz.

In terms of storage, Moto Z Force offers a choice of 32GB or 64GB storage while Moto Z is only available in a 64GB option. When comparing the sizes, the Moto Z is still the slimmest measuring 5.99mm while Moto Z Force is 6.99mm thin. Weight wise, Moto Z is lighter at 136 grams as oppose to 163 grams on the Moto Z Force.

The slight increase in size and weight is attributed to the bigger battery capacity. Moto Z Force has a 3500 mAh battery pushing 40 hours of mixed use, while Moto Z only comes with a 2600 mAh battery offering 30 hours of mixed use. Both phones have quick charge technology. A quick 15 minutes charge gives you 8 hours and 15 hours of battery life on the Moto Z and Moto Z Force respectively.

There are also more colour choices with the Moto Z force with Lunar Grey, Rose Gold or Fine Gold, while the Moto Z only comes in Black with Lunar Grey Trim.

If you are in the market for Moto Z, you might be able to nab a deal worth up to $200 savings if you don’t mind the smaller capacity battery and shorter battery life. It does mean that you get a more slender and lighter phone. If you would prefer a higher resolution camera, faster processor and even more hours between charge then Moto Z Force is for you.