The United States has been enjoying the Lenovo Moto Z for the past few weeks while those in Canada are still waiting. If what a new report out of MobileSyrup is correct – Canadians will be able to purchase the Moto Z and its Moto Mods from October 5. Unfortunately, there are no firm or complete details on which carriers will be selling the Moto Z, although it is expected that both Rogers and Bell will carry the device. It is also expected to come with a no-term price of $900, which does make it much more expensive than the $624 enjoyed by consumers in the US with Verizon.
The new Moto Z measures 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm which makes it a pretty thin device. In fact, it is so thin that Lenovo did away with the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. They provide you with an adapter that fits in the USB Type-C port which will then allow you to plug your headphones in. The sound is better, but if you are a headphone user, then you must remember to keep your adapter with you at all times. Even the Moto Z Force model, which can handle a headphone plug is missing it too. Although again, you are provided with an adapter. You may want to consider using a Bluetooth headset, although it is possible that with this trend occurring, headset makers will also sell models with a USB Type-C reversible plug.
Moto Z buyers are getting a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with 535 pixels-per-inch. The brains come from the Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and 32GB of the faster UFS expandable memory. The primary camera is 13-megapixels in size with an aperture of f/1.8, with laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, and OIS. The front-facing camera (FFC) consists of a 5-megapixel lens, f/2.2, and even a LED flash for great low-light selfies and video chats. It also packs the usual suspects including WiFi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS NFC, an FM radio, and the USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. It also has the usual nano-coating to help with water splashes.
There are currently several Moto Mods out on the market for the Moto Z phones which fit the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and the Moto Z Play. The ones that are expected to come to Canada are the Incipio Power Pack for $90 (which will add 2,200 mAh to your 2,600 mAh battery), the JBL SoundBoost for $100 (which attaches two stereo speakers to your Moto Z), the Insta-Share projector for $400 (which will take whatever is on your phone and project it on the wall) and the gem of the group – if you are into photography – the new Hasselblad True Zoom camera with a large Xenon flash and 10X optical zoom which you can just snap on.