The Moto Z is unlike any other smartphone you can buy today, with a frame barely 5mm thick and slap-on “mods” that give it crazy capabilities. It also carries a fascinating legacy. In 2013, Motorola introduced a small, modest mobile that tried to redefine what a smartphone should be, and it called it the “Moto X.” The next few years would see the company gradually abandon most of the principles it laid down with that first phone, making the X bigger and more powerful to better battle the Galaxy-class competition from Samsung. For 2016 Motorola (having been sold by Google to Lenovo and renamed “Moto”) has taken its flagship smartphone so far afield of its origins that it isn’t even an “X” anymore – a move equal parts promotion and demotion. I’m Michael Fisher, and this is MrMobile’s Moto Z Droid Edition Review.
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MrMobile’s Moto Z Review was based on six days’ trial of a Moto Z Droid Edition review device on loan from Motorola/Verizon Wireless. The Moto Z Droid Edition was not paired to a wearable for this review. Test areas included the North Fork of Long Island, New York; Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor; and Greater Boston, Massachusetts.
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