Moto Z3 is technically the world’s first 5G phone but there is a catch

Moto Z3

Yesterday night (IST), Motorola announced its new Moto Z3 smartphone at an event held in Chicago, United States. We were expecting more than just one smartphone announcement, but unfortunately, that was not the case. The due iteration from Motorola after its much popular Moto Z2 series comes the overhyped underpowered smartphone. The Moto Z3 price starts at $460, which translates to Rs 31,500 approximately.  

Well, you’ll learn why we called it an under power smartphone!

Motorola has really been slaying the market since it went to Lenovo couple of years back. But it indeed made its mark this year with its Moto G Series handsets as well as Moto E series. While the brand is targeting entry and mid-range decently, we believe its premium offering hasn’t been quite interesting. The last handset that company announced, Z3 Play felt overpriced, while the new Z3 feels underperformer in terms of its competition.

Moto Z3 Specs

The new Motorola handset comes equipped with a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. It sports a taller 18:9 aspect ratio for a better immersive experience. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is a generation older. And that is where it feels underwhelming. With a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, it’s like Motorola is not even trying its best to introduce high-end specifications on its premium phones.  

As far as the camera department is concerned, it comes with dual 12MP resolution rear cameras. While the selfie lens is of 8MP resolution and claims to be a wide-angle 84-degree lens, which shall offer wider selfies. Talking about the connectivity, it sports a USB Type-C and no headphone jack. Interestingly, it packs a Snapdragon X50 modem inside, which will help to connect to the 5G network.

But there’s a catch…

The 5G network hardware support will come with a 5G Moto Mod. And unfortunately, Motorola has quoted that this mod won’t come until 2019. This handset would be Verizon exclusive in the United States. For your information, the Verizon is planning to introduce its 5G coverage by the end of this year in four cities.

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