1. benjamminh's Avatar
    A few posts on XDA have claimed/speculated that the unlocked/GSM non- Verizon Z phones are under clocked to 1.8 from 2.2. I have no idea if this is true, and if it is true I wonder if it would improve battery life some and reduce performance some?

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=cWCKKjRz

    This does show it as 1.8.
    09-30-2016 12:22 PM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It would be best to wait until the unlocked Moto Z starts shipping to customers so that we can see what's really up as these are just speculations.
    09-30-2016 12:29 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Any time you slow the CPU clock you reduce the drain on the battery, phone or other computer. It also reduces the speed of the app running - whether this reduces performance or not depends on the app (if most of its time is spent waiting for you to do something, it won't - if most of its time is spent "crunching numbers", it will.

    I can't address whether unlocked = underclocked in a Z, I don't have any to check.
    09-30-2016 12:30 PM
  4. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Well, I have the unlocked UK version and it flies. It's never shown so much as a hiccup. Battery life is stellar for the size of the battery too.

    If this is partly from underclocking then I'm all for it.
    Ry likes this.
    09-30-2016 01:14 PM
  5. leetrevor81's Avatar
    I have done side by side tests with my HTC 10 and it loads games quicker and websites quicker
    benjamminh likes this.
    09-30-2016 03:18 PM
  6. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I have done side by side tests with my HTC 10 and it loads games quicker and websites quicker
    As far as I know, the Moto Z uses UFS, while the 10 uses eMMC 5.1
    09-30-2016 08:01 PM
  7. jln0's Avatar
    I have done side by side tests with my HTC 10 and it loads games quicker and websites quicker
    HTC 10 is faster ?
    10-01-2016 02:11 AM
  8. leetrevor81's Avatar
    HTC 10 is faster ?
    Sorry! The Moto Z was faster, I didn't make that clear
    jln0 likes this.
    10-01-2016 10:16 AM
  9. MartinMPL's Avatar
    The Z certainly seems faster than the 10 (which I had previously). It's also a way better phone:

    Better screen
    Faster
    Better battery life - somehow!!?
    Feels less like a brick
    Hasn't yet scratched just by being looked at
    ...
    10-01-2016 11:22 AM
  10. Soundtallica's Avatar
    As the happy owner of a Z Play, that's a tradeoff I'd be more than happy to make actually.
    10-04-2016 08:50 AM
  11. accordex#AC's Avatar
    Motorola web site lists the Unlocked Moto Z Snap Dragon 820 at 1.8 GHZ

    Amazon has it listed at 2.2Ghz and B&H Photo at 2.15 Ghz lol

    The Moto Z Droid and Force Droid are both listed at 2.2Ghz
    10-11-2016 01:13 AM

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