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Moto Z review: Magnets make everything better



I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy into Moto’s idea of a “modular” smartphone. It was just so simple and elegant that you can’t help but think: “Why didn’t LG think of this?” But I made those assumptions based on what I saw at the launch.

What about in real life as a daily driver? Well, then it gets a little more complicated.

Let me start with the phone. It’s Moto’s flagship smartphone, so it’s packing some pretty nice specifications. But if you look a little closer, you’ll also notice that the flagship processor in the smartphone is actually underclocked. And it’s got a tiny battery. And it doesn’t have a headphone jack.

The Moto Mods then? Well, I believe that while modular components are very tempting in concept, it’s ultimately the price that will make or break them.

So does this mean that you shouldn’t buy a Moto Z? Well, let me put it this way: I love the concept, but I’d wait for what comes next.