Motorola’s official Power Pack Moto Mod is now available for purchase in China. It is currently listed on the official online Lenovo Store for the Chinese market and has been made available in Black color. It packs battery capacity of 2220mAh which is claimed to offer up to 18 hours of additional battery life to a Moto Z series smartphone like the Moto Z and Moto Z Play. In terms of thickness and weight, it is only 4.99mm thick which Motorola is touting as “ultra-slim design” and weighs 72 grams which make it one of the lightest battery backup mods out there.
In comparison, Incipio’s OffGrid power pack mod is 6.2mm thick and weighs 79 grams (non-wireless version) while offering the same 2220mAh capacity. This shows that Motorola has paid close attention to the mod’s design and weight to make it comfortable for users to hold their phones while using the mod. Interestingly, Motorola's website lists Incipio’s offering with up to 22 hours of battery backup despite being the same capacity as its official offering. The official Power Pack mod also features four LEDs on the bottom side of the back panel which notify the user about the battery level. When the mod is fully charged, all four LEDs are on and for each subsequent 25% drop, one LED gets turned off. Another good thing is that the mod features support for turbo fast charge which is listed as 11 W at 2.2 A by Motorola. It means you will not only get the extra charge but also at a faster rate. As for the pricing, it is listed for 499 Yuan in China which is about $73 as per the current conversion rate.
Lenovo-owned Motorola first talked about this official Power Pack Mod at MWC in Barcelona earlier this year. It announced plans to bring it to the market in March but for some unknown reasons, the availability schedule got delayed. And as the mod is now available for purchase in China, the international availability of the same can be expected sooner than later. But if you don’t want to wait or are looking for a higher capacity power pack mod, you might like to check out the Mophie Juice Pack which is a 3000mAh pack for $79.99.