Motorola Moto Z3

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Motorola Moto Z3 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.35 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Headlines

The Moto Z3 is still an interesting phone. It seems like Motorola only made this phone for the 5G Moto Mod – that won’t even be available until next year. That’s the entire selling point of this phone, that it’s 5G-upgradeable. But it does offer a pretty good device for under $500.

- Alexander Maxham, Android Headlines
Tom's Guide

The Moto Z3 feels like a half measure in too many respects — like a product pushed out as a vehicle to market 5G, rather than one that can stand on its own merits.

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
Android Authority

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradeable smartphone to hit the market, but that's all it has going for it. Take away the 5G and it becomes the most unexciting smartphone of 2018. Unless you're willing to wait for the 5G Moto Mod in 2019 there are better alternatives.

- Lanh Nguyen, Android Authority
Cnet

Buy Motorola's Moto Z3 if you're looking for a well-priced Android phone on Verizon today, not for the promised 5G upgrade module.

- Jessica Dolcourt, Cnet
Venture Beat

If you want a good phone now that could become a 5G portable hotspot for work, consider the Moto Z3 — but I would strongly suggest waiting on the purchase until both Verizon and Motorola become transparent on their 5G pricing.

- Jeremy Horwitz, Venture Beat


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto Z3 on August 16, 2018.


The Moto Z3 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto Z3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto Z3 user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Moto Z3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto Z3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Motorola Moto Z3's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

Moto Z3 Specs

Overview
Release date August 16, 2018
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/700/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 562 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Ceramic Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.65 x 7.65 x 0.675 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 156 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Slow motion recording, Zero shutter lag, Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Android Headlines

A solid sub-$500 smartphone

from Android Headlines

The Moto Z3 is still an interesting phone. It seems like Motorola only made this phone for the 5G Moto Mod – that won’t even be available until next year. That’s the entire selling point of this phone, that it’s 5G-upgradeable. But it does offer a pretty good device for under $500.

Read full review

The Moto Z3 is still an interesting phone. It seems like Motorola only made this phone for the 5G Moto Mod – that won’t even be available until next year. That’s the entire selling point of this phone, that it’s 5G-upgradeable. But it does offer a pretty good device for under $500.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

A 5G-ready phone with a foot in the past

from Tom's Guide

The Moto Z3 feels like a half measure in too many respects — like a product pushed out as a vehicle to market 5G, rather than one that can stand on its own merits.

Read full review

The Moto Z3 feels like a half measure in too many respects — like a product pushed out as a vehicle to market 5G, rather than one that can stand on its own merits.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Will only get better with time

from Android Authority

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradeable smartphone to hit the market, but that's all it has going for it. Take away the 5G and it becomes the most unexciting smartphone of 2018. Unless you're willing to wait for the 5G Moto Mod in 2019 there are better alternatives.

Read full review

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradeable smartphone to hit the market, but that's all it has going for it. Take away the 5G and it becomes the most unexciting smartphone of 2018. Unless you're willing to wait for the 5G Moto Mod in 2019 there are better alternatives.

Read full review

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Cnet

Solid, midprice phone with a bright 5G tomorrow

from Cnet

Buy Motorola's Moto Z3 if you're looking for a well-priced Android phone on Verizon today, not for the promised 5G upgrade module.

Read full review

Buy Motorola's Moto Z3 if you're looking for a well-priced Android phone on Verizon today, not for the promised 5G upgrade module.

Read full review

Less

Venture Beat

Motorola’s half-priced iPhone X awaits its 5G backpack

from Venture Beat

If you want a good phone now that could become a 5G portable hotspot for work, consider the Moto Z3 — but I would strongly suggest waiting on the purchase until both Verizon and Motorola become transparent on their 5G pricing.

Read full review

If you want a good phone now that could become a 5G portable hotspot for work, consider the Moto Z3 — but I would strongly suggest waiting on the purchase until both Verizon and Motorola become transparent on their 5G pricing.

Read full review

Less

Android Guys

Totally worth it in select instances, we're not buying into 5g yet

from Android Guys

Fortunately, the Z3 doesn’t command a hefty price tag. There’s just enough new here to qualify as an update to an existing phone, and the cost is commensurate. This is a great “every man” phone. Period. It will definitely fit the needs of most of the people you know. Sure, you might know...More

Fortunately, the Z3 doesn’t command a hefty price tag. There’s just enough new here to qualify as an update to an existing phone, and the cost is commensurate. This is a great “every man” phone. Period. It will definitely fit the needs of most of the people you know. Sure, you might know a few guys who want more, but this largely handles the duties for all.

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Phone Scoop

Future-proof your phone against the pending arrival of 5G

from Phone Scoop

The Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless is a solid contender in the $500 range. It covers the basics and then some, while offering flexibility thanks to the selection of Moto Mods accessories.

Read full review

The Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless is a solid contender in the $500 range. It covers the basics and then some, while offering flexibility thanks to the selection of Moto Mods accessories.

Read full review

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Engadget

When novel ideas get old

from Engadget

It lacks some of the flourishes that made earlier Moto Z phones truly great, and the best argument for owning one -- the 5G Moto Mod -- is still months away and will only be of use to Z3 owners in select markets.

Read full review

It lacks some of the flourishes that made earlier Moto Z phones truly great, and the best argument for owning one -- the 5G Moto Mod -- is still months away and will only be of use to Z3 owners in select markets.

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Neowin

The best is yet to come, if you're lucky

from Neowin

So if you're looking at the Moto Z3 right now, buy it because of the value that it offers for $480, or because you're invested in the Moto Mod ecosystem and you want to stay in it. After all, it's a great phone, especially given the price.

Read full review

So if you're looking at the Moto Z3 right now, buy it because of the value that it offers for $480, or because you're invested in the Moto Mod ecosystem and you want to stay in it. After all, it's a great phone, especially given the price.

Read full review

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The Verge

Big screen, old parts, and a far-off promise of 5G

from The Verge

The Moto Z3 is an extremely decent phone for its price. If a nice screen and fast performance are your top priorities, this isn’t a bad option. But there’s no real reason to upgrade from a prior Moto Z besides the taller screen.

Read full review

The Moto Z3 is an extremely decent phone for its price. If a nice screen and fast performance are your top priorities, this isn’t a bad option. But there’s no real reason to upgrade from a prior Moto Z besides the taller screen.

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