Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto M Are Officially Coming to Pakistan

Lenovo is finally going to release its best phones under the Motorola brand in Pakistan. These aren’t just any phones, two of them are from Motorola’s flagship Moto Z series.

According to Lenovo officials, the Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto M are going to debut in Pakistan officially. A tentative release date of February 2017 has been given for the release of these 3 phones.

Based on their international prices, Moto Z could cost Rs. 75,000, Moto Z Play would cost Rs. 45,000 while Moto M would cost Rs. 31,000.

Keep in mind that these prices are just the international prices, Lenovo could increase the price for these phones when they release them in Pakistan.

Lets take a look at Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto M and what they offer for Pakistani smartphone users.

Moto Z

The Motorola flagship phone of 2016.

The phone itself was designed with both “premium” water-repelant aesthetics and specs in mind, and the price reflected that. It costs around Rs. 75,000 internationally as mentioned earlier.

Moto Mods were the focus here designed to enhance any specific feature of a phone. Want better battery? There’s a Moto Mod for that. Better Camera? The camera mod will cover for that. Speakers? That’s covered too.

The processing package alongside the RAM and GPU were top of the line, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU.

The camera and the battery were sub-par. This was due to a small 2,600 mAh unit with a big 5.5 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display/ Moto made the compromise to keep the waistline super slim at just 5.2mm.

Moto Z Specifications

  • CPU: 2.2 Ghz quad-core Kryo
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow upgradeable to Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design:
    • Water-repellant coating
    • Moto Mods
    • Fingerprint scanner
  • Display:
    • 5.5” Super AMOLED with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
    • Internal: 32, 64 GB UFS
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13-megapixel, f/1.8, laser/phase-detection AF, OIS, Dual-Tone LED flash, video@4K 30fps, HDR, Slo-mo videos
    • Secondary: 5-megapixel wide-angle lens with LED Flash, f/2.2, 1.4um pixels
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, Wi-Fi ac, A-GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 2600 mAh, Turbo Power fast-charging supported
  • Price: TBA

Moto Z Play

The cheaper sibling of the original Moto Z and designed with a more “mid-ranged” approach. Moto Z Play looks almost identical to the Moto Z and also supports Moto Mods. The basic stuff is all there with a fingerprint sensor and a water and dust resistant build, rather similar to the Moto Z.

This phone comes with a decent processing package, an Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The RAM is at 3 GB with 32 GB storage as the only option. You do get a memory card slot so it will not be a problem.

The surprise here is the camera and the battery both of which are better on paper when compared with the Moto Z.

A 16 MP camera greets the back of the phone with a dual tone LED flash and a hybrid autofocus. The front camera is the same as the Moto Z with a 5 MP sensor and an LED flash.

The battery is an impressive 3,510 mAh unit which can easily last you through the day and can even go through the next half a day. It features the same fast charging tech as on the more expensive Moto Z, so you won’t have to worry about charging the phone.

Moto Z Play Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM (separate model)
  • Design:
    • Water-repellant coating
    • Moto Mods
    • Fingerprint scanner
  • Display:
    • 5.5” Super AMOLED with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16-megapixel, f/2.0, laser/phase-detection AF, Dual-Tone LED flash, video@4K 30fps, HDR, Slo-mo videos
    • Secondary: 5-megapixel with LED Flash, f/2.2, 1.4um pixels
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, A-GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3510 mAh, Turbo Power fast-charging supported
  • Price: TBA

Moto M

This is the cheaper version of the Moto Z Play and but by no means underpowered.

The build is the only differentiating factor between the Moto M and Moto Z Play. It does not feature any Moto Mods which is also a big difference between the design of the two phones.

The processor is a 2.2 GHz, octa-core Mediatek Helio P15 chip with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

Moto M’s back camera is similar to the Moto Z Play’s camera. Both feature a 16 MP sensor but the Moto M has a normal flash compared to the dual tone flash of the Moto Z Play.

At the front, an 8 MP sensor is used compared to the 5 MP camera of the Moto Z Play which also has an LED flash.

The battery is also similar with Moto M packing a 3,050 mAh unit compared to a 3,150 mAh battery unit of the Moto Z Play. Fast charging is available but not the same as the other two Motorola phones.

Moto M Specifications

  • CPU: 4x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU:  Mali-T860MP2
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P15
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G, Dual Sim
  • Design: Fingerprint scanner
    • Metal frame
  • Display: 5.5” with FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory: 
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: Yes, allows upto 256GB of expandable storage
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dualband, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth V4.1, GPS with AGPS/GLONASS/BDS
  • Battery: 3,050 mAh Li-Ion, non-removable battery, fast charging, USB type-C slot, USB OTG
  • Colours: Gold, Silver
  • Price: TBA

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  • Good but iPhone is best at this price point . they should lower price if they want success.

      • iPhone is much better . Every iPhone is updated on same day worldwide .not like android

        • I don’t know why people always compare android with iOS, and the fact is that there is no comparison between both of them, they both are completely different, if peoples compare Samsung, Sony, Htc, Huawei, Lg, Nexus/Pixel with each other then I can understand because these are android phones but when they compare with iPhones It’s totally nonsense.

  • Ya to Lenovo pagal hai ya to Pakistanio ko pagal samajh raha hai, 75k+ for last year model koi dhakkan he khareede ga jab k 76k tak iPhone 7 mil raha hai agar last year flagships ki baat karen to LG G5 46K, Samsung S7 57k, Htc 10 53K, iPhone 6s with 32GB base 63K, and except iPhone all are android phones have same processing power and RAM amount and Don’t forget the man of android OnePlus 3T which costs you 53K and OnePlus 3 is around 46K

    • HTC 10 and S7 were released in March 2016. Moto Z was released in September 2016. Technically Moto Z is last year’s model, but then again by that logic so is the iPhone 7 now.

    • Bhai price to abhi unho ne announce hi ni ki. Ye price to article likhne walay ne international price k mutabiq andazan btai hain.

      • Bhai ooper clearly likha hai k international price 75k hai aur yahan jab ye aye ga price zyada he hogi aur ye ap bhi jaante ho

  • مو ٹو رولا اپنی جوانی میں نہیں بکا پاکستان میں بڑھاپے کون اس بیماری کو خریدے گا وہ بھی اس قیمت میں

  • they will fail miserably
    low priced phones launch krne chahyen ju k sb ki pohnch may hun
    75000+ kon dega

  • ProPakistani, a few days back you guys reported about Xiaomi phones coming to Pakistan officially. What about that? Any progress?

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