Moto Z & Moto Z Force Hands On (Video)

The world’s first “SnapPhones” are finally here, and off the bat, the slightly lower-end Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) will leave you gasping for air, as you wonder exactly how its designers pulled off a 5.2mm waist.

The answer lies in the traditional headphone jack omission, as well as a controversial battery capacity downgrade compared to last year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Not to worry, since the Moto Z Force packs a much heftier 3,500 mAh cell inside a still relatively thin 7mm chassis while also forgoing the old 3.5mm audio connector, and keeping you reliant on USB Type-C and wireless.

But both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force stand out first and foremost with a new approach to the modular smartphone concept Lenovo feels LG didn’t quite get right. A number of MotoMods, sold separately from the actual handhelds, add a little bulk and a lot of sound, battery or projector functionality without requiring system reboots every time they’re magnetically attached and detached.

Curious to see how these connect and work a few months ahead of a global launch? We got to spend some quality time with them (and the two phones) at Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco. Take a look:

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).