With people talking about Google’s move with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones yesterday and the higher than expected price tag, consumers are definitely looking for alternatives. One alternative in the same price range that offers some truly innovative features is the Moto Z lineup, along with their Moto Mods.
I’ve been using the Moto Z and Moto Mods for about a week now, and I can honestly say that it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve been excited about a phone. We’ll have a full review up in the next couple of weeks, but the Moto Mods system is truly a different take on a smartphone and how it can be easily expanded to meet specific consumer needs. Need longer battery life? Slap on the Incipio offGRID Power Pack for extended battery life. Photography your thing? The Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod has you covered. A JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Moto Insta-Share Projector are also available, as are a range of Style Shells which let you customize your Moto Z or Moto Z Play smartphone.
The Moto Z and Moto Mods have been available in the U.S. for some time now, and they are now available in Canada at most carriers.
- Moto Z: Approximately $900 (Please check with the specific carriers for exact pricing and offers) – Available at Bell, Koodo (Online Only), Rogers, Sasktel, TBooth, TELUS, WIND, and WirelessWave
- Moto Z Play: Approximately $650 (Please check with the specific carriers for exact pricing and offers) – Available at Koodo, Rogers, TBooth, TELUS and WirelessWave
- JBL SoundBoost Speaker: $99 – Available at Bell, Koodo, Rogers, TBooth, TELUS and WirelessWave
- Incipio offGRID Power Pack: $89 – Available at Bell, Rogers, TBooth, TELUS and WirelessWave
- Moto Insta-Share Projector: $399 – Available at Bell, Rogers, TBooth, TELUS, and WirelessWave
- Hasselblad True Zoom: $349 – Available at TBooth, TELUS, and WirelessWave
- Style Shells:Pix $29- A range of colours including Red Ballistic, Black Leather, Silver Oak, available at Bell, Rogers, TBooth, TELUS and WirelessWave
Compared to the Pixel ($899CAD) and Pixel XL ($1,099CAD), the Moto Z and Moto Z Play are pretty decent looking alternatives when you factor in the Moto Mods that suit your fancy. While both devices currently run Android 6.0.1, they are slated to get the Android 7 Nougat update.
Have you checked out the Moto Z and Moto Mods lineup yet? What do you think about the concept and pricing? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.