The first complete batch of smartphones is closed Motorola Motorcycle designed directly by Lenovo with a total of seven different models, one of them belonging to the Moto E3 family, three members of the family Moto G4 and three others in the new Moto Z family of 2016 which just added the new Moto Z Play as a substitute for the old Moto X Play.
After almost missing years, Motorola He returned to stand as a benchmark in mid-range thanks to models such as the Moto G that became bestseller by their good quality/price ratio that guaranteed an experience seamless inter alia by little customization of the operating system allowing to keep it updated quickly.
Lenovo will thus maintain a double brand (or third if we take into account to the ZUK) a catalogue with the original models from Lenovo and other catalogue with the mobile Moto by Lenovo are going to gut to put in perspective to the Moto Z Play.
High-end motorcycles by Lenovo
Moto Z Play becomes the third member of the Moto Z family whose main attraction is its compatibility with the bike Mods. These modular accessories LG Friends of the G5 LG style allowing to equip the new and future Moto Z with accessories such as a JBL speakers, a projector 70 inches or one battery support to further increase the autonomy of the smartphone up to 20 hours.
These Motorcycle Mods adhere to the phone with a series of powerful magnets allowing to combine them easily as and when you want. And as the function never goes out of fashion, you can rest assured knowing that bike Mods developed will now work perfectly with future generations of Moto Z.
Moto Z Play will be the most simple and cheap family aiming to be one of the range medium/high of reference since it will have a processor Snapdragon 625 accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB memory internal as well as other features that already can’t miss as the fingerprint sensor or load fast. The worst thing is that it loses resistance to water and dust (IP68) with respect to the Moto X Play.
Like Motorola, Lenovo returned to bet on two flagship: Moto Z and Moto Z Force in which in addition to brand new bike Mods, this time integrate stabilizer optical in the Chamber and are manufactured in metal as it marks the trend in the rest of the high ranges. In addition to maintain the water-resistant, fast charging and model bike Z Force its high resistance to shocks and scratches.
Then we are going to review developments in specifications regarding the high range of the past year that we saw with the Moto X.
Front cam5 MP, f/2.25 MP, f/2.25 MP + LED, f/2.05 MP + LED, f/2.05 MP, f/2.2
|Moto Z||Moto Z Force||Moto X Style||Moto X Force||Moto Z Play|
|Screen||AMOLED5.5 “QHD (534ppp)||AMOLED5.5 “QHD (534ppp)||IPS LCD5.7 “FHD (520ppp)||AMOLED5.4 “FHD (540ppp)||Super AMOLED5.5 “FHD (401ppp)|
|Dimensions||153 x 75 x 5.2 mm136 grams||156 x 76 x 7 mm163 grams||154 x 76 x 11.1mm179 grams||150 x 78 x 9. 2 mm169 grams||156 x 76 x 7 mm165 grams|
|Processor||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 820||Snapdragon 808||Snapdragon 810||Snapdragon 625|
|Nuclei||2×2.1 GHz. Kyro+ 2×1.6 GHz. Kyro||2×2.1 GHz. Kyro+ 2×1.6 GHz. Kyro||2×1.8 GHz. C-A57+ 4×1.4 GHz. C-A53||4 x 2 GHz. C-A57+ 4×1.5 GHz. C-A53||8 x 2 GHz. C-A53|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB||3 GB||3 GB||3 GB|
|Memory||32/64 GB+ microSD||32/64 GB+ microSD||16/32/64 GB+ microSD||32/64 GB+ microSD||32 GB+ microSD|
|I||Android 6.0||Android 6.0||Android 5.1.1||Android 5.1.1||Android 6.0|
|Connectivity||4g (300 Mbps)NFC||4g (300 Mbps)NFC||4g (300 Mbps)NFC||4g (300 Mbps)NFC||4g (150 Mbps)NFC|
|Battery||2,600 mAh+ Quick charging||3500 mAh+ Quick charging||3,000 mAh+ Quick charging||3,760 mAh+ Quick charging||3.510 mAh+ Quick charging|
|Camera||13 MP, 2LED, OIS27mm, f/1.84k@30fps||16 MP, 2LED, OIS27mm, f/1.84k@30fps||21 MP, 2LEDf/2.0, 1.1 µm, 27mm4k@30fps||21 MP, 2LEDf/2.0, 1.4 µm4k@30fps||16 MP, 2LEDf/2.0, 1.1 µm, 27mm1080p@30fps|
|It highlights||Motorcycle ModsFingerprint sensorResistantAluminum and steel||Motorcycle ModsFingerprint sensorResistantAluminumShatterShield||Resistance water IP52||IP68 water resistance||Motorcycle ModsFingerprint sensorReversible USBMetal/glass|
|Analysis||–||–||See analysis||See analysis||–|
|Price approx.||–||–||398 euros||638 euros||499 euros|
The mid-range and the bike more affordable
Moto G4 (205 euros available at Amazon) is the latest iteration of the successful range mean that resurgence at Motorola. Is available in different memory configurations that will do it to compete with other models of middle range but especially with smartphones range/high with higher resolution screen that rises to Full HD as one of the changes more highlights with respect to their predecessors in addition to increasing size until the 5.5 inch.
Moto G4 Plus (available for 269 EUR at Amazon) will also have three advantages over the standard model incorporating Omnivision camera whose resolution goes up to the 16 Megapixel camera with greater openness and it adds focus assist laser, to integrate fingerprint sensor and to include charger for fast charging. Unfortunately, both models will be built in plastic so there will be no option that makes them compete with other metal smartphones.
Moto G4 Play (available at Amazon for 167 EUR) will be the alternative to the Moto G of previous years that keeps the screen size in 5 inch and I think a hybrid between the G3 Moto and Moto E4G of the previous generation. Let’s see how is against his brothers:
Front cam5 MP, f/2.05 MP, f/2.05 MP, f/2.25 MPVGA
|Moto G4 Plus||Moto G4||Moto G4 Play||Moto G3||Moto E4G|
|Screen||IPS LCD5.5 “FHD (401ppp)||IPS LCD5.5 “FHD (401ppp)||IPS LCD5 “HD (294ppp)||IPS LCD4.5 “HD (294ppp)||IPS LCD4.3 ” qHD (245ppp)|
|Dimensions||153 x 77 x 9.8mm155 grams||153 x 77 x 9.8mm155 grams||144 x 72 x 9.9mm137 grams||142 x 72 x 11.6mm155 grams||130 x 67 x 12.3mm145 grams|
|Processor||Snapdragon 617||Snapdragon 617||Snapdragon 410||Snapdragon 410||Snapdragon 410|
|Nuclei||4×1.5 GHz. C-A53+ 4×1.2 GHz. C-A53||4×1.5 GHz. C-A53+ 4×1.2 GHz. C-A53||4×1.2 GHz. C-A53||4×1.4 GHz. C-A53||2×1.2 GHz. C-A53|
|RAM||2/3 GB||2 GB||2 GB||1/2 GB||1 GB|
|Memory||16/32/64 GB+ microSD||16/32/64 GB+ microSD||8/16 GB+ microSD||8/16 GB+ microSD||8 GB+ microSD|
|I||Android 6.0||Android 6.0||Android 6.0||Android 5.1.1||Android 5.1.1|
|Connectivity||4g (150 Mbps)||4g (150 Mbps)||4g (150 Mbps)||4g (150 Mbps)||4g (150 Mbps)|
|Battery||3,000 mAh+ Quick charging||3,000 mAh+ Quick charging||2800 mAh||2.470 mAh||2.390 mAh|
|Camera||16 MP, 2LEDf/2.0, 27mm1080p@30fps||13 MP, 2LEDf/2.2, 27mm1080p@30fps||8 MP, 2LEDf/2.21080p@30fps||13 MP, 2LEDf/2.01080p@30fps||5 MP without flashf/2.2720p@30fps|
|It highlights||Fingerprint sensor||–||–||IPX7 water resistance||–|
|Analysis||See analysis||See analysis||–||–||–|
|Price approx.||269 EUR||205 euros||167 EUR||139 EUR||95 euros|