Performance and battery life
Freshly announced, Lenovo Moto Z marks the first Chinese brand in the top of international range. For the name Moto is also not a very frank on this market segment in which it had initiated his arrival with the Moto X Force in particular. This time, there are still more ideas, and we wait to see what the smartphone has in the stomach. Meanwhile, here’s a round-up of forces.
An unusual design
When one wants to stand out is first on the design you should bet. And at that level, the Lenovo Moto Z is very strong since it has no equivalent. With its huge camera module on the back, and his magnetic connector kit at the bottom of the hull, the Moto Z is quite original and clearly stands out from competition that tends to accumulate in the common traits.
Well, fortunately, smartphones this selection all have a fairly recognizable design. In broad terms, it consists entirely of metal (slices and shell), has a fingerprint sensor on the front, and features a USB port Type-C. And no visual element is below what the competition.
But its strong point is its module system. As with the LG G5, it will be possible to add items to their smartphone to make it match his desires. These modules are however outnumbered LG (a speaker designed in partnership with JBL, but also two additional batteries, a pico projector designed by Lenovo, a protective shell and, later, a camera module) and the manufacturer seems to rely heavily on it. Good idea or not? It should be the judge later, but the intention, as for LG, is commendable.
Lenovo Z model Moto Huawei S7 P9 Samsung Galaxy LG G5
Version Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Interface builder / Emotion UI 4.0 LG UX TouchWiz
Screen size 5.5 inches 5.2 inches (2.5D) 5.1 inch 5.3 inch
Definition 2560 x 1440 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels 2560 x 1440 pixels
531 ppi pixel density 424 ppi 577 ppi 554 ppi
Super AMOLED LCD IPS technology IPS LCD Quantum Super AMOLED
Anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 4 (tbc) Gorilla Glass 3 (TBC) Gorilla Glass 4 Glass 3D Arc
Snapdragon SoC 820 955 Kirin Samsung Exynos 8890 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor (CPU) 4x Cortex-A72
4x Cortex-A53 4x Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A72 4x Exynos 4 x 4 x M1 and Cortex-A53 4 x Kryo
Graphics chip (GPU) Adreno 530 Mali Mali T-880 T-880 MP12 Adreno 530
random access memory (RAM) 4 GB 3 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal memory (flash) 32 GB 16 GB 32/64 GB (UFS 2.0) 32GB (UFS 2.0)
microSD to confirm Yes Yes Yes
Camera (back) 13 megapixels
AF detection sensor Double-phases 12 Megapixel Dual Pixel 12-megapixel, f / 1.7 Double sensor at the rear of 16 and 8 megapixels
Camera (front) 8 megapixels
Angle 83 ° 8 Megapixels 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels
4K video recording @ ?? FPS 1080p @ 30 FPS 30 FPS @ 4K 4K @ 30 FPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5) 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5) 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac ( 2.4 + 5) 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1
4G networks cat. 9 (390/150 Mbps) 4G cat. 4 (150/50 Mbps)
700/800/1800/2600 MHz 4G cat. 9 (450/50 Mbps)
700/800/1800/2600 MHz 4G cat. 6 (300/50 Mbps)
SIM SIM 1 x 2 nano nano-SIM ×
1x nano-SIM + 1 1x microSD nano-SIM x 1 x nano-SIM
N NFC Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes back, back, Yes, Yes front, back
(Input / output) USB Type-C USB Type-C micro-USB USB Type-C
Battery 2600 mAh 3000 mAh 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 2800 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
N dimensions 145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
Nc weight 144 grams 152 grams 159 grams
Copper color / black, white / silver, white black, white, gray and white gold / titan / gold / pink
Price 599 euros 699 euros 699 euros
A bright screen
It’s simple, the Moto Z can claim to have the best screen on the high-end range. Finally, before it passes under our probe. Its technical configuration is equivalent to that of S7, for example, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels on a slab Super AMOLED. Two important elements which want to tackle virtual reality.
Unfortunately, in Europe, a particularly interesting technology has been ignored: ShatterShield. This screen protection techno has shown for the first time on the Moto X Force and proved frankly baffling, to drop his mobile two good meters without the screen takes a blue.
As for Huawei and LG P9 G5, they showed fine screens, certainly, but not at the height of Samsung terminal. So now it is the Moto Z holding sleeves and donning gloves.
Performance and battery life
No time to fool around. In terms of performance, Lenovo also plays the big guys by integrating a Snapdragon 820. As Qualcomm has revised its copy from the S810, this processor is one of the top performers of the year, and was chosen by LG, HTC and Sony for their flagships. Good idea since the performance, we have comprehensively verified with the test LG G5 are excellent. There is no reason why Lenovo fails to make its mobile as good.
Side autonomy, it is against a little skeptical, mobile display a battery of only 2600 mAh. This is the worse off for this selection at this level, since the S7 and P9 show 3000 mAh, and the LG G5 stands at 2800 mAh. A priori, the Android interface Stock of mobile, often slight, should help fill some of the delay.
As is the fashion in 2016, Lenovo does not make the race megapixels. The manufacturer simply provides a 13-megapixel sensor, but we do not yet know the eccentricities. Moreover, neither Lenovo nor Motorola have accustomed us to the work of craftsmanship in photo technology, and we do not hope to see this smartphone match the tenors of the field. S7, or G5 LG, may still be a notch above the Moto Z.
But this phone set on the future, particularly with the release of a camera module, which we do not yet know the name and price.
Integrating completely premium offering, Lenovo will bring Moto in the big leagues with this new range Z. Besides, on paper, the mobile has not much to envy the competition if this is that it leaves a deficit of experience in this market segment. To see if his good ideas manage to fill this youth.
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