The Moto Z was first debuted in July 2016 and has since released success, albeit of the relatively low-key variety.
That is, the LG G5 arguably fell short on execution, while the Moto Z offered modularity with ease and necessity.
The Mods add to the size of the device, for example, making the unit more bulk and less easy to use – depending on the accessory added onto it.
The device alone will set back a user upwards of US$625. The thing is, however, the base device alone is a good investment because Motorola did not skimp out on the core specifications of the Moto Z.
The 5.5-inch display is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, which is protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
As GSMArena notes, the entire unit – sans any Mods – measures about 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm all around and weighs in at 136 grams.
Straight out of the box, the Moto Z runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat.
The handheld is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor – as are some of the best Android smartphones.
Furthermore, it has 4GB of RAM and is available with either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory.
Nevertheless, there is a microSD slot that can expand the storage to 256GB. It has a 5-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera.