The second-half of any year is always filled with a number of releases that Android fans and the tech world has become accustomed to. While one of them, in the form of the Galaxy Note 7 launch, is happening next week, another is happening this week, as the new Droid devices are now on sale from Verizon. While the Motorola brand might be fading away, making these devices Lenovo Moto Z Droid Editions, the common DNA is still the same under-the-hood. We recently reviewed both of these devices, and were pretty impressed with them, especially some of the more interesting Moto Mods that are available. Now, for Verizon customers at least, they're available to purchase.
Starting with the Moto Z Force Droid, Verizon customers can get their hands on one from $0 down, and $30 a month, or pay $720 upfront. For that steep price tag, users will be getting a device with a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display – with Shattershield technology, that held up very well in our drop tests – and a Snapdragon 820 keeping the show running. The Moto Z Droid is a little cheaper with a full retail price of $624 or $0 down and $26 a month, both of which come with a 24-month contract. The Moto Z Droid features the same Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM as the Force version, but ships with a smaller 2,600 mAh battery (compared to the 3,500 mAh battery in the Force). Display wise, things are the same here as well, and they both share the same 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. For most users, the key differentiators will be the smaller battery, and the lack of a Shattershield display on the standard Moto Z Droid, not to mention the smaller price tag.
Both of these are compatible with the full range of Moto Mods that are available, as well as new ones that developers can create. These are available from Verizon to order right now, and will range from $14.99 for the Incipio back covers, all the way up to $299.99 for the Insta-Share Pico Projector. Sitting somewhere in the middle of these is the sure-to-be-popular JBL SoundBoost at $79.99 and a range of TUMI Powerbanks. While these are no doubt pricey devices, the Moto Mod system might be something that a lot of people have been long waiting to buy there way into and now Verizon customers can get their hands on them via the source link below.