Motorola has announced the Moto Z3 smartphone. The phone is in the same family of the Z3 Play and they are actually identical aside from the rear camera setup and the chipset employed.

The Moto Z3 sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED with 1080×2160 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 3,000 mAh battery isn’t very impressive either, but at least we’ve seen that capacity in other high-end phones this year, unlike the SD835.

As far as camera is concerned, the Z3 packs dual rear cameras with one color 12 MP f/2.0 sensor with 1.25um pixels and a 12 MP monochrome sensor, and a dual-LED flash. There’s an 8 MP f/2.0 shooter for selfies with 1.12um pixel size and an 84-degree field-of-view

The phone is splash resistant and has the power button on the left side, with the fingerprint scanner sitting on the right side. The Z3 employs a stock-ish version of Android that has a navigation button that’s reminiscent of the one Google added to the Android P beta releases. Moto’s is a bit wider but gestures are quickly becoming the norm in the mobile world. The Moto Z3 runs Android 8.1 Oreo.

The phone is actually for Verizon network and when the carrier’s 5G network is available next year, owners will be able to purchase a 5G MotoMod that will bring support for the newer technology to your Z3 since it will pack Qualcomm’s X50 modem (as well as an extra 2,000 mAh of juice to power that fast connection). Pricing for this accessory will be announced later this year.

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5G MotoMod

Meanwhile you can buy any MotoMod that’s over $100 for just $50, for a limited time only.

Checkout the full specs, features, availability and price of Motorola Moto Z3 below.

Motorola Moto Z3 Specifications


  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

SIM Type and Count

  • Nano-SIM

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 156 g
  • Build: Front/rear glass (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame (6000 series)
  • Colours: Ceramic Black
  • Splash and dust resistant


  • Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (77.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (402 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)


  • Main Camera
    • Dual: 12 MP, f/2.0, 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF, 12 MP B/W, PDAF & laser AF
    • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama
    • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
  • Front-facing Camera
    • Single: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, 1.12µm
    • Video: 1080p@30fps


  • Music Support: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Support: MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: No
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, magnetic connector, USB On-The-Go
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  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer


  • Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: August, 2018
  • Availability: August 16, 2018


  • Launched Price: $ 480

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