For those who have been waiting for Lenovo to launch the Moto Z smartphones in Kenya, the wait is finally over. The two smartphones were launched earlier today and will retail for Ksh 69,999 for the Moto Z and Ksh 54,999 for the Moto Z Play.
We have been waiting for these smartphones for over a month and Lenovo has finally launched them in the country. For those who may be confused, Lenovo owns Motorola and the Moto brand name and that is why it is the company bringing the Moto Z in the country. The latest variant of the Moto Z was launched back in September 2016 and this is the device that has finally landed in the country.
The Moto Z is one of the best Android smartphones out there and it is preferred by Android enthusiasts as it runs a pure version of Android. It also tends to be affordable compared to devices offered by competitors such as LG and Samsung.
Below is a look at the specifications of the Moto Z.
|Specifications||Moto Z||Moto Z Play|
|Dimensions||153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm||156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm|
|Weight||136 g||165 g|
|SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|DisplaySize||5.5 inches||5.5 inches|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Operating System||Android OS, v6.0.1 to be upgraded to 7.0||Android OS, v6.0.1 to be upgraded to 7.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Quad-core (2×1.8 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 530||Adreno 506|
|Internal space/RAM||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM||32GB with 3GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, Up to 256GB|
|Rear Facing Camera||12MP||16 MP With Flash|
|Video Recording||Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps||Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|Front facing camera||5MP||5 MP|
|Cellular Data||2G, 3G and 4G||2G, 3G and 4G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Battery||2600mAh Li-Ion battery||3510 mAh battery|
|Price||Ksh. 69,999||Ksh 54,999|
Also Read: The Moto Z Specifications And Price In Kenya
Ready for the Kenyan Market?
Right now the question we are all asking ourselves is, is the Moto Z ready and suitable for the Kenyan market? This market is very competitive and especially when you start talking about smartphones above Ksh 50,000. Only time will tell how these devices will perform. Having spent time with the Moto Z, I can say it is a good phone and right now Lenovo has to do all it can to convince potential customers that it is a device worth getting.
The one thing that might excite you about the Moto Z and Moto Z Play is something Lenovo calls Moto Mods. With this, you are able to add specific mods to your phone and be able to do things you never thought were possible with a phone.
To explain this a bit, the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones comes with powerful integrated magnets at the back that allow you to snap on things such as Hasselblad True Zoom camera with 10X optical zoom for much better photos and the feeling that you are using a professional camera not phone. All you have to do is snap the camera on the back of the phone and get a much better photography experience with your phone. There are also other mods such as the JBL SoundBoost Speaker that turns your phone into a powerful sound system for you and your friends to enjoy. These are just two of the mods but you can add others such as a battery power pack, mini projector just to name a few.
More Moto Devices on the Way
Lenovo also revealed that it will be bringing more Moto devices to Kenya very soon. The company said that the Moto G4 Plus is already available in the country and it will be bringing the Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones in mid may. Keep it here to learn more about there phones and their availability in the country.
We will be reviewing the Moto Z in about two weeks so watch out for that.
Si now you return my Moto Z 😀