Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched its latest smartphone, Moto Z3 at an event in Chicago. This new smartphone comes with a splash-resistant build and delivers a pure Android experience. Additionally, this handset also continues the Moto Z-Series legacy of supporting Moto Mods. The company has additionally partnered with Qualcomm to launch a 5G Moto Mod that will enable the next-generation network access on the Moto Z3. The 5G Moto Mod uses a Snapdragon X50 modem and “millimetre wave components” to offer 5G access. However, thIS Mod is exclusive to Verizon’s 5G network.
Similar, to the previously released Moto Z3 Play, the Moto Z3 has One Button Nav that offers an iPhone X-like experience. The navigation button, which is inspired by the navigation experience coming on Android P, allows users to swipe left to go back, right to access recent apps, and tap to go home. This phone also has a side-facing fingerprint sensor, which is embedded on the right. It bears a water-repellent P2i coating that is touted to protect from spills and splashes on top of 6000 series polished aluminium frame. This handset also has Moto Actions to let users access features such as camera and flash using gestures. Besides, there is a Moto Display feature to preview notifications at a glance.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone by Motorola:
The Moto Z3 sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) AMOLED display along with a Max Vision 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. This device packs a 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. This device runs Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable to Android P).
Coming to the camera department, this handset features a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor, paired with a dual-LED flash module. Up front, it features a 8-megapixel sensor along with an 84-degree field-of-view. This front selfie camera sensor also enables a Face Unlock feature.
In terms of connectivity, it includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, fingerprint scanner (on the the right panel), magnetometer (compass), and proximity sensor. The Moto Z3 is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery that offers fast charging through the bundled 15W TurboPower charger.