Moto Z Force Stories June 18, 2018

Android Oreo now available for Moto Z DROID owners on Verizon Wireless

Android Oreo’s rollout has definitely been a slow one, but we’re finally seeing some progress over the past several months. Today, Moto Z owners on Verizon Wireless are finally picking up the long-awaited update.

Moto Z Force Stories December 4, 2016

Android Basics: How to enable the battery percentage on all Moto Z variants

When it comes to monitoring your battery life on Moto Z devices, it can be hard to estimate how much power is left just based on the battery icon. Thankfully, there is an option in the settings menu that allows you to enable the battery percentage which makes it much easier to glance at your status bar and see how much battery you have left…

Android Basics: How to setup Moto Voice on all Moto Z variants

Most modern Android devices now have the ability to setup a voice prompt that lets you operate your device without even picking it up. Motorola has had its own feature called Moto Voice for the last couple of years that allows for more than the standard “Ok, Google” command. The below steps will help you say “Hello, Moto” to your Moto Z device…

Moto Z Force Stories August 30, 2016

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Following its release last month, Lenovo has just pushed the first software update to the Moto Z DROID Edition. Updates have been a topic of controversy for the Moto Z, with Motorola confirming that the device would not be receiving monthly security updates as most Android devices currently do.

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Moto Z Force Stories July 28, 2016

PSA: Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid now available at Verizon

Lenovo-owned Motorola just launched its latest flagships, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. For now they’re only available as “Droid Edition” phones, exclusively on Verizon and — of course — packing a picking of Verizon’s bloatware apps.

After first going up for pre-order last week, the phones (and their Moto Mods!) are now available for purchase outright from Verizon’s website…

Moto Z Force Stories July 15, 2016

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We’re hard at work on our full review of Lenovo’s upcoming Moto Z and and Moto Z Force (coming next week!), but for now you’re going to have to settle for some quick unboxing footage. Follow after the break for the video, in which we disassemble the packing for Lenovo’s latest flagship…

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We went hands-on with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force earlier this year at Lenovo’s event in San Francisco, California. But now, as the phones are about to hit store shelves (or at least Verizon’s shelves), we’ve finally received our review units. While our full review(s) won’t drop until next week, we wanted to give you all an opportunity to ask about the phones — ask us anything!

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Moto Z Force Stories July 5, 2016

The best Android phones you can buy [July 2016]

It’s already July, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. We had the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and others around the time of Mobile World Congress, and last month saw the new OnePlus 3 and Moto Z. But which ones are the best buys?…

Moto Z Force Stories June 10, 2016

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Yesterday we got our hands on Lenovo’s just-announced Moto Z and Phab2 Pro, but one of the most important new features of the former — the company’s true flagship this year — is support for new modular backplates called Moto Mods. Lenovo announced a slew of them yesterday, including speakers from JBL, a camera module from Hasselblad, a pico projector called the Moto Insta-Share, an Incopio battery pack, and more.

Let’s take a look…

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Moto Z Force Stories June 9, 2016


The new Moto Z is officially the world’s thinnest smartphone at just 5.2mm, but to achieve that they’ve had to make some sacrifices. The battery is quite a bit smaller than most phones at just 2,600 mAh, and another issue with the razor thin design is that you won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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While technically not the first Lenovo-made Moto device, the Moto Z is the most important. After dropping Motorola for just Moto and replacing long time head Rick Osterloh, Lenovo is finally fleshing out its 2014 acquisition from Google. The Moto Z lineup consists of two devices with nearly identical designs and compatibility with backplate modules that add extra functionality and styling.

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