Moto Z3 Unboxing and First Look!

Moto Z3 Unboxing and First Look!

Motorola says the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod will be capable of wireless data speeds of up to 5Gbps.

The 5G Moto Mod is a module that attaches itself on the back of the Moto Z3 to enable 5G connectivity.

With the 5G Moto Mod clipped on, the Moto Z3 can connect to Verizon's 5G network, which is live in three USA cities including Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Houston.

After a lot of unnecessary hype, Motorola simply announced the Moto Z3 smartphone at its headquarters in Chicago yesterday.

The Moto Z3 is the latest gadget to jump on the 5G bandwagon. Ahead of the company's event, the phones were leaked in image renders and specifications on the Android One devices also surfaced online. Like every other Moto device, this one also comes with quick gestures, Moto Display, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa (with Moto Mod) and more.

Moto Z3 is exclusive to Verizon in the USA, and it can be bought at $20 per month for 24 months, starting August 16.

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The device comes with the glass back body and the metal frame gives it a rigidity. The Moto Z3 sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, carrying a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The phone will be available in ceramic black colour variant. To compensate, the 5G Moto Mod has its own 2,000 mAh battery so it doesn't drain the Moto Z3's battery.

Moto Z3 is powered by 2.35GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU. A 3,000mAh battery with support for Motorola's TurboPower fast charging technology completes the spec sheet.

There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but the company is providing a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter.

Moto Z3 also offers a rather uniquely placed side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The model we saw has 64GB of storage, dual 12-megapixel main cameras, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone also comes with a dual LED flash for better picture capture in low-light situations. On the front side, there's an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.

The good news is Motorola doesn't seem to be giving up on the Moto Z completely. The Mod will become available in the USA early next year. But the 5G Moto Mod opens up several possibilities without encumbering the smartphone with additional embedded hardware.

Verizon is now rolling out 5G residential broadband service in four United States markets: Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and one additional city to be announced soon. The Mod will definitely only work on Verizon's 5G network, not any other carrier's, though.

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