Anonymous, 12 May 2018Mods add to the cost. Its not like they sell for free, so you pay for phone + mod. And can you... moreYup e.g.
Qwerty slider https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z
Others might be interested in other of the alternatives, with a limited market in them selves.
AND it is quite handy, that you can strip the device down to a slim unit suited for the dinner jacket, and the next day add what ever you need for the day - say a larger battery for more extensive usage.
The very IDEA of the Mods is good, BUT unfortunately it is priced so high that it will never catch to a broader audience, as so few are willing to pay the (over)price for the flexibility, unless they are among the select few that can only get what we are looking for this way. (e.g. a real keyboard that slides away).
Man Behind the Wall, 11 May 2018Yeah,absolutely right and btw,is Nokia 7 plus able to using a mod devices?Mods add to the cost. Its not like they sell for free, so you pay for phone + mod. And can you please tell me what can mods do that third party accessories can't? I do accept its a great idea and integration is pretty flawless, but it comes at hefty price (450 for phone + 80 for a single mod, It is scary close to budget flagship territory). Might as well buy a phone with bigger battery and a power bank.
AnonD-731400, 12 May 2018hey motorola! we want snapdragon 660 instead weaker 636! and at least 3500mAh battery+ stereo ... moreI think you answered your own request. If they had made the "Play" model too powerful it would be too close to the "Force". They are trying to span a wider range of users with two distinct models.
Spec-wise the Z-series are expensive BUT they offer the unique features of the (also expensive) Mods. Offering stuff like extra battery or speakers. (personally I'm eagerly awaiting a parcel with QWERTY slider Mods)
The point being to have a very basic and very slim model when used without the mods.
Think of it as a micro four thirds camera bundled with a simple pancake lens, that you can swap for more advanced usage wishes.
hey motorola! we want snapdragon 660 instead weaker 636! and at least 3500mAh battery+ stereo or powerboost sound and suppouse camera will be from flagship Z3 force
Z3 play ryzen3,
SSD 512gb, 8gb of RAM
Turbo charge 5.0
ROKR bass stereo
There's no reason why this doesn't have a headphone jack and the Z2 Play was thin. The Blackberry Key2 or the Sony Xperia XZ1 will be my next device.
Anonymous, 11 May 2018Yeah, because they don't have NOTCH and copy apple's design right??Youre very correct!
Andu, 11 May 2018I actually think it's the best position for it and probably this will be the next most copied ... moreThe best position is under display fingerprint scanner, no extra holes on the back or side of the case as additional flaws and no accidental touches on the side that can let you lose money and problems if you have payment methods enabled in the phone. Being a Z series, sure that flaws on battery and updates, pay the mods plus the overpriced original cost.
I was disappointed with the z play oreo update. this phone shall be my next!
dReXtremeR, 11 May 2018i belive moto Z3 Play will have FHD AMOLED display with 16:9 ratio (since moto mods that alrea... moreIt's 18:9, since you can see the top and bottom bezels have shrunk despite the same phone dimension.
Anonymous, 11 May 2018Have a look most HMD line? So much look a like moto x style back cover: in line camera flash a... moreNot really. Nokia has had the camera+ flash oblong shape design in their Lumia Devices before. Then came Moto 2015 lineup, then it became short pill shape in G series 2016/Moto M, Huawei put the pill shape in Mate 9 etc. Now many dual camera setups use that pill design, and Nokia reverted to the oblong design.
The Motorola logo on lower bezels is unnecessary, the icon at back is enough to know it's Motorola. Would be good if Motorola partnered with OnePlus in porting Oxygen OS to Motorola devices since its an AMOLED display phone to reduce screen burn in.
AnonD-259028, 11 May 2018So overpriced for Snapdragon 636 device. There are Snapdragon 660 devices that are cheaper lik... moreHave a look most HMD line? So much look a like moto x style back cover: in line camera flash and moto logo exchange for finger print in eclips, its cheaper because copycat
Anonymous, 11 May 2018Should have incorporated finger print sensor in moto logo at the back.If it was on the back then you would be able to use the sensor if there's a Moto Mod on
Andu, 11 May 2018I actually think it's the best position for it and probably this will be the next most copied ... moreWell it is surely very easy to scan with the scanner on the side.
On the other hand this adds a risk for accidental scans, so approval gets a little too easy. depending on how you hold the device, and how much finger move is required for a scan.
I mean if an approval question pops up, and the scanner can see and scan the finger immediately it might be a bit risky...
It does not even need to be malicious. If you accidentally hit say a "Donate" button with a default suggested amount, you might get quite angry...
Anonymous, 11 May 2018Should have incorporated finger print sensor in moto logo at the back.No