10-12-2016 09:30 AM
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  1. mhettrich's Avatar
    Which carrier are you on? If Verizon, they're not making any Z's that will be compatible with Verizon aside from the Droid versions.
    T-Mobile
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    09-07-2016 02:23 PM
  2. daisyd1224's Avatar
    Got the z force to replace my note 7. You know the stories why. I've had Samsung for about 5 years and Motorola before that so it was an easy decision. Even though they are owned by someone else. Lol. But it's like I forgot everything. No galley for photos (I figured that one out), only 2 screens to swipe between ( still figuring that one out) and where is the swipe to answer the phone option?! Lol. I'll get there. This is a decent phone and at least I'll sleep better knowing I won't wake up to a fire. Maybe next year I'll try the note again. It's my preference. But I knew I didn't want apple.
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    09-08-2016 05:42 PM
  3. mobrules's Avatar
    Got the z force to replace my note 7. You know the stories why. I've had Samsung for about 5 years and Motorola before that so it was an easy decision. Even though they are owned by someone else. Lol. But it's like I forgot everything. No galley for photos (I figured that one out), only 2 screens to swipe between ( still figuring that one out) and where is the swipe to answer the phone option?! Lol. I'll get there. This is a decent phone and at least I'll sleep better knowing I won't wake up to a fire. Maybe next year I'll try the note again. It's my preference. But I knew I didn't want apple.
    Welcome.
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    09-08-2016 09:36 PM
  4. daisyd1224's Avatar
    I was wondering, this is a bit different than a Samsung, when you have Facebook app on is there a way to get the notifications to show up on the icon? I think Gmail is that way too. I used to see a notification symbol on the icons. Not a big deal I guess. I've checked and rechecked and all my notifications are on. I get message notifications.
    09-09-2016 04:51 AM
  5. YAYTech's Avatar
    I was wondering, this is a bit different than a Samsung, when you have Facebook app on is there a way to get the notifications to show up on the icon? I think Gmail is that way too. I used to see a notification symbol on the icons. Not a big deal I guess. I've checked and rechecked and all my notifications are on. I get message notifications.
    I'm assuming that must be a part of the Touchwiz interface/launcher on Samsung. There might be a launcher you could download that would do that.
    09-09-2016 10:57 AM
  6. daisyd1224's Avatar
    Yeah I'm still looking. I've tried a couple but haven't quite settled on one. This is a good solid phone though. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do but was tired of the whole Samsung note 7 thing and not much to choose from right now. It's just a learning curve . Not building a space ship or anything. Lol.
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    09-09-2016 11:22 AM
  7. benjamminh's Avatar
    I find it interesting and telling how many people apparently are going to switch from the Note 7 to the new iPhone. Totally different OS and very different in functionality and focus.
    09-10-2016 07:59 AM
  8. wckesq's Avatar
    I was wondering, this is a bit different than a Samsung, when you have Facebook app on is there a way to get the notifications to show up on the icon? I think Gmail is that way too. I used to see a notification symbol on the icons. Not a big deal I guess. I've checked and rechecked and all my notifications are on. I get message notifications.
    I don't think you can with the native launcher. I use Nova Launcher and the Tesla Unread App. It does it just fine.
    09-10-2016 08:01 AM
  9. benjamminh's Avatar
    Yeah, nova and tesla unread together will do the job.
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    09-10-2016 08:28 AM
  10. daisyd1224's Avatar
    That's exactly what I wanted. Still missing the LED notification but learning to live without it. I tried no led app. It's not bad but not quite there. But the nova and tesla unread works perfect. Thank you.
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    09-10-2016 06:16 PM
  11. ezekielguy86's Avatar
    I too returned my Note 7. I was looking at the Moto to begin with but went with Note for the yearly upgrade thing. Now I have a problem buying phones. This year alone I've had Moto X Pure, Nexus 6p, G5, Axon 7, Note 7, Moto Z Force, and now Moto Z.

    Don't know why I haven't started a YouTube channel lol. I really liked the Note 7s feel in the had. The curves help with a large phone in the hand. The Galaxy line is known to have good cameras and the Note delivered. But the phone was very laggy. It was crazy how much it lagged. Now after I disabled the crazy amount of bloatware and turned animations off it started running much more appropriate.

    In the in I only returned it for couple reasons. Price its expensive as crap, recall of the battery, fear of the value dropping because of the recall.

    Bought the Z Force first and really liked it. Much faster out the box than the Note. Crazy fast if you disable unneeded apps and turn off animations. Happy with the display, battery life, camera, and front speaker.

    Ended up with the Moto Z because I found a brand new in the box on craigslist for $350. Decided the very similar too me camera, smaller battery, and gorilla glass screen sounded appealing for the savings.

    I really like the phone and the mod options. I will get the JBL speaker and maybe a battery mod when I see a good deal. For the phone having only a 2600mah battery it gets me thru the day fine. Plus I always have some type of charger near me as well as the battery mod option available. I cannot get over how thin the phone is and it will be hard to get a thicker phone after this.

    In the end I highly recommend either of the Zs as I feel you won't be disappointed.
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    09-13-2016 08:20 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Looks like the Note 7 replacements aren't doing so well.
    10-08-2016 10:29 PM
  13. benjamminh's Avatar
    Yeah, our volume notification issue doesn't look like such a big deal.
    10-08-2016 10:35 PM
  14. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Yeah, our volume notification issue doesn't look like such a big deal.
    What's wrong with the volume notification?
    10-09-2016 06:31 AM
  15. YAYTech's Avatar
    What's wrong with the volume notification?
    Not very loud. Doesn't burst into flames, though, so that's a plus.
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    10-09-2016 08:38 PM
  16. benjamminh's Avatar
    Hopefully they'll fix it in an update since an update made it worse.
    10-09-2016 08:40 PM
  17. wirelessgal's Avatar
    Not very loud. Doesn't burst into flames, though, so that's a plus.
    Lol poor Samsung. My Moto Z did get pretty warm/hot yesterday and that was just updating a few apps. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the Moto Z.

    These are the things I like about the Moto Z :

    Light weight
    Excellent build quality
    Almost zero lag because it's close to stock Android
    Front facing speaker


    Things I don't like:

    Phone is too thin making it uncomfortable to hold. The back mod cover that came with the phone does help. I wish the bumper that came with the phone had some grip because it's very slippery. Because of the mods, I can't find a nice case for the Moto Z. I usually buy Spigen or Ringke but I can't find any.
    Battery life is very good but 2600mah is not enough. The battery mod makes the phone too heavy.I wish the Z Force wasn't exclusive to Verizon. That phone would've been perfect
    UI is a bit too stock for me. There's not a lot of features compared to the One Plus 3. I know Motorola wanted to make the Moto Z zippy and lag free which is refreshing to have because I have been using Samsung phones for several years now and the lag on TW does annoy me at times.
    But Samsung has improved a lot over the years which is why I still buy their phones.

    Price is too high. Moto Z costs $900 + taxes in Canada. I know other flagships costs a bit more, but they're not selling mods. I know I don't have to buy a mod but I need longer battery life and the mods are pretty cool. A lot better than what LG did.

    Anyways, sorry for the long post and going off topic from the Note 7.

    Do you guys think it's worth spending $900 + taxes on the Moto Z? I'm using the phone on my second line. My main phone will still be my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

    Thanks in advanced for your help.
    10-10-2016 11:02 AM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Lol poor Samsung. My Moto Z did get pretty warm/hot yesterday and that was just updating a few apps. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the Moto Z.

    These are the things I like about the Moto Z :

    Light weight
    Excellent build quality
    Almost zero lag because it's close to stock Android
    Front facing speaker


    Things I don't like:

    Phone is too thin making it uncomfortable to hold. The back mod cover that came with the phone does help. I wish the bumper that came with the phone had some grip because it's very slippery. Because of the mods, I can't find a nice case for the Moto Z. I usually buy Spigen or Ringke but I can't find any.
    Battery life is very good but 2600mah is not enough. The battery mod makes the phone too heavy.I wish the Z Force wasn't exclusive to Verizon. That phone would've been perfect
    UI is a bit too stock for me. There's not a lot of features compared to the One Plus 3. I know Motorola wanted to make the Moto Z zippy and lag free which is refreshing to have because I have been using Samsung phones for several years now and the lag on TW does annoy me at times.
    But Samsung has improved a lot over the years which is why I still buy their phones.

    Price is too high. Moto Z costs $900 + taxes in Canada. I know other flagships costs a bit more, but they're not selling mods. I know I don't have to buy a mod but I need longer battery life and the mods are pretty cool. A lot better than what LG did.

    Anyways, sorry for the long post and going off topic from the Note 7.

    Do you guys think it's worth spending $900 + taxes on the Moto Z? I'm using the phone on my second line. My main phone will still be my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

    Thanks in advanced for your help.
    As a second phone to the Galaxy S7 edge, maybe the Moto Z Play is a better pick.
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    10-10-2016 11:25 AM
  19. wirelessgal's Avatar
    As a second phone to the Galaxy S7 edge, maybe the Moto Z Play is a better pick.
    That's a great suggestion. It costs $650 so it's not too bad. Much larger battery capacity.
    Thanks for your help.
    10-10-2016 12:44 PM
  20. leetrevor81's Avatar

    Things I don't like:

    Phone is too thin making it uncomfortable to hold. The back mod cover that came with the phone does help. I wish the bumper that came with the phone had some grip because it's very slippery. Because of the mods, I can't find a nice case for the Moto Z. I usually buy Spigen or Ringke but I can't find any.
    Battery life is very good but 2600mah is not enough. The battery mod makes the phone too heavy.I wish the Z Force wasn't exclusive to Verizon. That phone would've been perfect
    I'd recommend a TPU Tech 21 case. So easy to install and remove for when you wanna put moto mods on, looks good, and VERY grippy.
    10-12-2016 05:53 AM
  21. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I'd recommend a TPU Tech 21 case. So easy to install and remove for when you wanna put moto mods on, looks good, and VERY grippy.
    I used to buy Tech 21 cases. The best ones they made from my experience is for the iPhone 5. It was very grippy and the volume and power buttons were very responsive. I bought one for my Samsung S4 and S5 and the case was slippery and the volume & power buttons were hard to press. So I stopped buying them and have been buying Spigen or Ringke cases.
    10-12-2016 09:30 AM
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