Motorola’s newhas thrown down the gauntlet in opposition to the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and HTC U11. Now it is our flip to see how all these large-screen handsets with top-notch options measure up.
Let’s break down the Z2 Drive. The Android 7.1.1 cellphone piles on the , with two 12-megapixel rear cameras, Qualcomm’s quickest processor (the Snapdragon 835) and a strengthened display screen mentioned to resist “unintentional” drops of Four-5 ft — with no need an additional display screen protector on high.
It is a extra premium Moto cellphone made for Motorola’s snap-on magnetic Mods, in comparison with the likable, which prices so much much less.
It is also the priciest mannequin, coming in at $730 via $810, relying on the provider (that averages to about $800). Motorola did not announce UK or Australian pricing, however that converts to about £615 or AU$1,000.
Worth could possibly be the Z2 Drive’s greatest hangup in the event you do not snap it up on a promotional sale. It is the costliest of those 4 high-end telephones, and that is largely because of the Shatter Protect display screen tech that guarantees to thrust back cracks and shattering when it fumbles out of your arms. The Moto Mod compatibility additionally makes it distinctive in comparison with the S8, G6 and U11 — however keep in mind that in the event you do not buy the Z2 Drive as a part of a bundle, you may even be paying for these Mods.
The Z2 Drive’s two rear cameras and quick Qualcomm chipset assist it preserve tempo with the competitors (the squeezable HTC U11 sticks to 1 lens and the LG G6 makes use of a barely slower processor). You’ll be able to add extra storage to the Z2 Drive’s beneficiant 64GB or 128GB choices (this varies by area).
Just like the Galaxy S8, it will be capable of experience on the quickest Gigabit-class LTE networks as soon as the carriers are able to deploy them. That makes the Z2 Drive future-proof in relation to getting the quickest community speeds.
There are some downsides, too. Not like the others, the Z2 Drive is merely splash-proof, not totally waterproof, and it has the smallest battery capability of the bunch. However in fact we can’t know the way battery life compares to the others till we get an opportunity to check it.
That goes for the Z2 Drive’s efficiency throughout the board, from the digital camera to the real-world dropability of its lauded display screen. Till then, we’ll go away you with the complete specs under, and replace this story after some thorough testing.
Moto Z2 Drive specs versus Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U11
|Motorola Moto Z2 Drive||Samsung Galaxy S8||LG G6||HTC U11|
|Show dimension, decision||5.5-inch; 2,560×1,440 with ShatterShield||5.Eight-inch; 2960×1440 pixels||5.7-inch, 2,880×1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560×1,440 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.1x3x0.24 in||5.9×2.9×0.31 in||5.9×2.8×0.31 in||6.1x3x0.31 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||156x76x6 mm||148.9×68.1×8 mm||148.9×71.97.x7.9 mm||154x76x7.9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5 oz; 143g||5.5 oz; 155g||5.7 oz, 162g||6 oz; 169g|
|Cellular software program||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.zero Nougat||Android 7.zero Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Digicam||Twin 12-megapixel||12-megapixel||13-megapixel (customary), 13-megapixel (vast)||12-megapixel|
|Entrance-facing digital camera||5-megapixel||Eight-megapixel||5-megapixel||16-megapixel|
|Processor||2.35GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz+1.9GHz) or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz+1.7GHz)||2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.4GHz+1.9GHz)|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB (varies)||64GB||32GB||64GB, 128GB (varies by area)|
|RAM||4GB, 6GB (varies)||4GB||4GB||4GB, 6GB (varies by area)|
|Expandable storage||As much as 2TB||As much as 2TB||As much as 2TB||As much as 2TB|
|Fingerprint sensor||Beneath display screen||Again cowl||Again cowl||House button|
|Particular options||Splash-resistant; Gigabit LTE-ready||Water resistant (IP68); wi-fi charging; Gigabit LTE-ready||18:9 side ratio; wi-fi charging (US-only); waterproof||IP67, twin SIM (some areas)|
|Worth off-contract (USD)||$730-$810, relying on provider||AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Cellular: $750; Dash: $750; US Mobile: $675||AT&T: $720, Verizon: $672 T-Cellular: $650, Dash: $708, US Mobile: $598||$649|
|Worth (GBP)||Converts to about £615||£689||£649||£679|
|Worth (AUD)||Converts to about AU$1,000||AU$1,199||AU$1,008||$AU999|