Motorola Z3 hands-on: Motorola's latest smartphone, brought to you by Verizon

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Google, which had a greater ambition for modular phones and LG, which tried modular phones once, have both given up on the idea. This means, unlike the last year Moto Z family that included the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play, there will be the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play this year. They originally promised that Moto Mods would be compatible with three generations of Moto Z device.

The Moto Z3 is the first 5G phone-with an asterisk. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset, which might seem outdated in front of newer Snapdragon 845 but offers performance that is worthy of being billed as flagship.

Now, for the new 5G Moto Mod.

The phone sports a dual-camera setup at the rear with a combination of the 12MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size and a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor coupled with Laser Autofocus (pDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL). Up front, there's an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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Bottas, suffering a loss of downforce when the Ferrari swung in front of him, had nowhere to go and contact was inevitable. Vettel will certainly be hoping so. "We've got things to improve, we've got performance to bring moving forwards".

Like the Moto Z3 Play, the phone's made of glass and metal and has a large 6-inch Super AMOLED screen with thin top and bottom bezels. With the Moto Z3 being so lackluster this year, an upgraded Force model would have been welcomed.

The smartphone will be running Android 8.1 Oreo right off the bat, and it will be getting updated to Android P down the line.

Connectivity options on Moto Z3 Play include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Motorola One Power, Motorola One & Moto Z3 Smartphones to be Launched in US Today; Here's How You Can Watch the Live Stream of the Moto Event.

As you can see, the Moto Z3 isn't quite a real 5G phone. Also, the new Android phone, as it is now, can't do 5G for another reason. After all, the Z3 is a Verizon exclusive, so it wouldn't be far-fetched to hope that the firm has something planned for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, and it comes with support for TurboPower charging, claimed to offer half a day's power in half an hour. The phone will be available in ceramic black colour variant. In early 2019, Verizon is expected to roll out 5G services across four cities in the US. In the trial, the pre-production 5G Mod achieved download speeds over 3Gbps, though it was very prone to slowdown when the signal blaster was blocked by objects. We're now in Chicago awaiting to see a hardware demo.

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