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Motorola's ambitious Moto Z and Z Force put you in controlWith snap-on accessories that latch on easily and quickly, the Moto Z and Z Force are the most polished execution of modular phones yet.
[SOUND] Motorola and Lenovo's newest pair of flagship phones, the Moto Z and Z Force are unique in one big way. Their backs have these magnetic pins on them which let's you snap on and off modular accessories. Aside from the new functionality they add to your phone they're also just really fun and easy to attach. These accessories, or moto mods as they're called, let's you customize and transform your phone the way you want. It can be as simple as changing up the hand set's look or maybe you want a bigger battery because you know you're going to be out all day or maybe you want to boost Up you audio speaker for this weekend's barbecue. Motorola even developed an image and video projector that you can attach in case you wanna start an impromptu movie night. Though they'll definitely add extra heft to your device, they're intuitively to use and snap on securely. Plus you won't have to power off the phone each time you wanna add a mod. As for the phones themselves, they're on par with the flagships available now. They both have a 5.5 inch display, a Snapdragon 820 Processor, a fingerprint reader, and expandable storage. And there's no headphone jack, but you can still listen to music through the included USB-C port adapter. The Moto's G force however does defer in some aspects. It has a tougher screen, a 21 megapixel camera as opposed to the Z's 13 megapixel shooter and a beefier battery. Unfortunately, the Z force is only available in the US as a Verizon exclusive and will be branded as a Moto Z Force Droid. The Moto Z however will be sold globally Verizon will be selling it's own version too known as the Moto Z Droid. But you can still get the handset unlock through Motorola and that will work with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.