Meet The Moto Z: Lenovo’s Ultimate Design Disaster

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If the recently launched Moto G4 series didn’t look bad enough, Lenovo has now unveiled the Moto Z. The phone has strongest claim to be the most ridiculously designed Motorola handset ever.

Lenovo took what’s worse in the Moto G4’s design and made it worse with the stripes texture. The company also added an out of place camera bump for “good” measure. Don’t even get me started on the out-of-the-place square home button, sensor blotches, and a tacky protrusion around the earpiece. If that did not deter you yet, Lenovo has also done away with the universal 3.5 mm audio jack. This means that all the billions of existing earphones are practically useless with this device.

Lenovo Moto Z

The phone sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen. It features a Corning’s scratch-resistant screen. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. It has got 4 GB RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 2 TB of storage.

In the photography department, you get a 13 megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) for relatively better low light performance. There is also a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include water repellent coating, fingerprint sensor, USB-C port for headphones, NFC, and 2600 mAh battery.

The Moto Z runs Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out-of-the-box. Considering that ‘modular’ is a buzzword now, Lenovo has labelled its snap on accessory as ‘Moto Mods’. This includes a projector, JBL SoundBoost, and battery Pack.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.