Yesterday, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force were unveiled by the new owners of the Moto brand, Lenovo. The devices showcase some bold, if controversial, design choices. While they may be lacking headphone jacks, they are not lacking for power or top-notch specs worthy of their flagship designation.
To help you sort out the differences between the two, we've prepared this handy-dandy chart. Clean your glasses and turn up your screen brightness – it's specs ogling time.
|Feature||Moto Z||Moto Z Force|
|Size||153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm||155.9 x 75.8 x 6.99 mm|
|Screen/Resolution||5.5" AMOLED/2560 x 1440/535 ppi/Corning Gorilla Glass||5.5" AMOLED/2560 x 1440/535 ppi/ShatterShield|
|Battery||2600 mAh||3500 mAh|
|USB Type||USB Type-C 3.0 TurboPower||USB Type-C 3.0 TurboPower|
|CPU||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 820|
|Software||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1|
|SD Support||Yes Up To 2TB||Yes Up To 2TB|
|WiFi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Rear Camera||13MP/ƒ1.8/4K Video||21MP/ƒ1.8/4K Video|
|Rear Camera Features||OIS/Laser Autofocus/Dual LED Flash/HDR||OIS/Laser Autofocus/Dual LED Flash/HDR|
|Front Camera Features||Wide-Angle Lens/Flash||Wide-Angle Lens/Flash|
|Water Resistance||Water Repellent Nano-Coating||Water Repellent Nano-Coating|
As you might expect, there are a lot of similarities between the two devices. The only major differences are battery capacity, screen material, and the rear camera. Both are compatible with Moto's new array of MotoMod accessories, so you won't have to weigh that when considering between the two.
As of now, the pair are destined for an undetermined period of exclusivity at Verizon, so, if you aren't a Big Red customer you won't be able to pick one up for a while anyways. Which do you prefer, the Z, Z Force, or neither? Let us know in the comments below.