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  1. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Morning, folks! I've been using Moto Z (and Verizon's exclusive. Moto Z Force) for a week now. Perhaps you've read our review.

    Have questions? I have answers! Fire away!

    I've got the Moto Z — you've got questions. Fire away!-moto-z-droid-7.jpg
    Ry likes this.
    07-21-2016 08:25 AM
  2. Clocks's Avatar
    Is the quality of the screen on the Z Force vs Z Droid noticeably different? i.e. does the shatterproof tech come with significant compromises on brightness, etc?
    07-21-2016 08:27 AM
  3. Clocks's Avatar
    If consumer reports finds that two moto Z's fail after 30 minutes under water, should we be concerned?
    07-21-2016 08:28 AM
  4. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Is the quality of the screen on the Z Force vs Z Droid noticeably different? i.e. does the shatterproof tech come with significant compromises on brightness, etc?
    Not really. Only time I can tell it's got the extra protection is when the screen gets a little dirty.
    07-21-2016 08:33 AM
  5. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    If consumer reports finds that two moto Z's fail after 30 minutes under water, should we be concerned?
    Yes, since they're not rated for water resistance. They should fail much faster.

    But I see what you did there.
    libra89 and RobertP1 like this.
    07-21-2016 08:34 AM
  6. effreyj's Avatar
    Have you noticed a big difference in camera image quality between the two Moto Z's?
    07-21-2016 08:37 AM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    Yes, since they're not rated for water resistance. They should fail much faster.

    But I see what you did there.
    The sunglass Emoji looks a lot friendlier on the desktop then on the mobile I noticed. Thanks for the honest answer to my sarcastic question.
    07-21-2016 08:39 AM
  8. Clocks's Avatar
    After using the device for a week with mods is there anything that makes you really wish for a mod that's not available yet. In other words any mods that you would design if you could make one
    07-21-2016 08:40 AM
  9. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    After using the device for a week with mods is there anything that makes you really wish for a mod that's not available yet. In other words any mods that you would design if you could make one
    That's a good question ... Didn't really come up with anything while I've been using the phone. It's a phone that does phone things. But it's going to be really interesting to see if the MDK takes off any.
    07-21-2016 08:42 AM
  10. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Have you noticed a big difference in camera image quality between the two Moto Z's?
    Not really, no. It's a lot like the Turbo was, ya know? More res=more better. The cameras are good. I'd even say really good. But the GS7 is still better.
    07-21-2016 08:43 AM
  11. Clocks's Avatar
    If you don't buy into the Moto mod ecosystem by buying multiple moto mods does the phone lose its value proposition vs other phones that are on the market?
    07-21-2016 08:47 AM
  12. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    If you don't buy into the Moto mod ecosystem by buying multiple moto mods does the phone lose its value proposition vs other phones that are on the market?
    Nope. It's still a really good phone even without the mods. Problem is there are a LOT of really good phones out there these days.
    07-21-2016 08:47 AM
  13. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Alright! Time for my signature list of questions!

    - Did Motorola REALLY put a near-3 month old security patch on this thing?
    - What mod would be your personal pick if this were your daily driver?
    - Black or white front?
    - Can you see yourself living without the headphone jack in the future?
    - Think that the phone is perhaps priced a little too high for its own good?
    07-21-2016 08:49 AM
  14. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Alright! Time for my signature list of questions!

    - Did Motorola REALLY put a near-3 month old security patch on this thing?
    At least on the review units, yeah. Have to see what happens at retail.

    - What mod would be your personal pick if this were your daily driver?
    Battery pack. For sure.

    - Black or white front?
    Black.

    - Can you see yourself living without the headphone jack in the future?
    Sure. I've been doing it for the past week.

    - Think that the phone is perhaps priced a little too high for its own good?
    It think it's priced like a phone. But OnePlus has kinda screwed everyone, right?
    D13H4RD2L1V3 and libra89 like this.
    07-21-2016 08:52 AM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    Does it have Moto Voice while Driving?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-21-2016 08:56 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Are the TurboPower chargers using Qualcomm Quick Charge or USB Power Delivery?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    07-21-2016 09:02 AM
  17. Android Adenoid's Avatar
    What do you think of a simple mod that added the headphone jack and an internal cavity to store your buds (the ear kind)? Would that make it look a little pregnant?
    07-21-2016 09:08 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    What will be the "in-the-box" Style Shell options? Most of the hands-on showed the black/ash wood back.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    libra89 likes this.
    07-21-2016 09:12 AM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    How's fast do these cameras focus? Fast enough for toddlers running around?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    sahmad88 likes this.
    07-21-2016 09:13 AM
  20. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    To keep this a short-answer question... Besides the drop in display size and the mods-approach, is there anything about the Moto Z that strikes you as being an advance over last year's Moto X Pure?
    07-21-2016 09:18 AM
  21. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    To keep this a short-answer question... Besides the drop in display size and the mods-approach, is there anything about the Moto Z that strikes you as being an advance over last year's Moto X Pure?
    I never quite did figure out why last year's phone just didn't do it for me. I think maybe just just chose a bum back cover. But I LOVE how easy it is to change that on the Z. And I LOVE the implementation of the mods. They're really well done.
    07-21-2016 09:20 AM
  22. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    How's fast do these cameras focus? Fast enough for toddlers running around?

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Is anything that fast, really? They're good, but not great.
    Aquila likes this.
    07-21-2016 09:20 AM
  23. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    What will be the "in-the-box" Style Shell options? Most of the hands-on showed the black/ash wood back.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    It's my understanding that the one you see in the reviews is the one that will be in the retail boxes.
    07-21-2016 09:21 AM
  24. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    What do you think of a simple mod that added the headphone jack and an internal cavity to store your buds (the ear kind)? Would that make it look a little pregnant?
    Interesting idea. (And a good one for that other question.) A proper DAC would be a nice mod.
    07-21-2016 09:21 AM
  25. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Did you opt for the battery pack because "It's available, so why not?" or because you're barely making or not making it though some days without reaching for the charger?
    There's a whole section on that in the review.
    07-21-2016 09:22 AM
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