Motorola's new Moto Z3 smartphone can be UPGRADED to 5G tech

Posted August 06, 2018

Motorola has today taken the wraps off its much-rumored flagship of the year, the Moto Z3. Soon to join them will be the top-of-the-range Z3, which has just been announced. For now the phone has been launched only in the U.S., and will be available there at a price of around $480. Even though the 5G compatibility sounds promising, the Moto Z3 today will be a hard sell considering the aged processor and the aggressive competition.

There are no firm details about the possible United Kingdom pricing of the Z3 around at the moment.

Although the Force series of Moto phones hasn't set the market on fire in the previous years, these phones are liked by a number of users due to their shatter-proof screen and nearly unbreakable design.

As we've already said, the Z3 Force will be released in the U.S. in two weeks' time on 16 August. That said, the smartphone also comes with Motorola's signature features like Moto Display and Moto Actions.

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Well for a start, it's not the most high-powered or flashy smartphone around.

This 6-inch device with an edge-to-edge super AMOLED display has notably visible bezels on the top and bottom.

Coming back to the Force series, earlier Motorola gave the Moto Z and the Moto Z2 Force treatment. At 156g, it weighs 13g more too. Taking some portraits indoors led to blurrier photos than I've been accustomed to seeing from the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the OnePlus 6. Surprisingly, the Z3 is powered by Qualcomm's yesteryear flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 835 instead of the latest 845.

The phone will also come with dual rear-facing cameras with a 12MP full-color sensor and a 12MP monochrome sensor, and there will also be an 8MP front-facing camera. All in all, then, there's not a whole lot to differentiate it from the Z2 Force. In essence, the Moto Mod will make the Moto Z3 smartphone, as well as previous Moto Z phones that support Moto Mods, the first smartphones to support higher-speed 5G networks.

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The race is on to build out next-generation mobile wireless 5G networks in the USA and, for that matter, around the globe.

The reason why Moto Z3's upcoming 5G network mode is so highly anticipated is because it will help Moto Z3 owners get access to better internet speed and coverage.

Either way, the Moto Z3 and the 5G Moto Mod will give us a taste of the future of smartphones.

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