Moto Z3 Specs and Price

Moto Z3
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An addition to the Z-series has just be unveiled by Motorola and is supposed to be the successor to the Moto Z2 Force of last year. What is new about the smartphone includes the slim aspect ratio and a promise of 5G NR xonnectivity come 2019. You will be able to use the 5G network by buying the 5G Mod when it becomes available. The Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradable smartphone and it is so because of Motorola’s partnership with Verizon. At the end of the day, this might not even be the first 5G smartphone since the feature will be a future addition to the Moto Z3 itself.

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Moto Z3 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.01-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB of built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (right-sided)
  • IP67 dust and splash proof
  • Modular compatibility
  • 3, 000mAh non removable Li–ion battery

Moto Z3

Design and Display

The Moto Z3 looks very much like the Moto Z3 Play that was released earlier this year. Made in the modern slim metallic fashion with a nice polished surface and the modular attaché space at the bottom of the rear. All of the available modules are supported by the smarrphone plus it is dust resistant and can take water splash without any issues. The edges are nicely curved too removing the difficulty of digging into your palm when handled.

Things remain a little more like before on the screen with little bezels and retains the Super AMOLED display. However, the resolution is a bit down from last year’s Moto Z2 but the same as the Z3 play. That’s a 2160 X 1080 pixels resolution on a 6.01-inch screen and don’t forget the deep blacks of the AMOLED display.

Battery and Camera

There is not much of battery capacity on the smartphone which usually is the norm for most of today’s smartphones. It has a mere 3, 000mAh battery inside with a fast charging as well as USB Type-C. You will still be able to get till the end of the day usage on the smarrihsma provided usage is not overboard.

As for taking pictures on a smartphone, the Moto Z3 packs a premium grade camera power on bother front and back. It has a a similar set of cameras as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The rear is highlighted by a dual combination of two 12MP cameras and and 8MP selfie snapper to the front.

Hardware and Software

It does a little throwback when it comes to the chipset on the smartphone taking a bit from the Moto Z2 in this aspect. It ships with the last yearsy flagship Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 paired with an Adreno 540 GPU humming inside. The SoC is still a powerful one and should take care of your needs hitch free. Also, it sports a 6GB RAM with another 4GB RAM model each of which has 128GB and 64GB internal storage. You will find Android 8.1 Oreo on it but there’s no word on AI capability on it .

Moto Z3 Pricing and Availability

The smartphone will be on sale come August 16 in the US on Verizon foro about $480 . Global availability is not clear at the moment but should be able to get it from some select online stores later on.

Moto Z3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Moto Z3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Colours: Ceramic Black
  • Dimension: 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.01-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3



  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps,
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (right-side))
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Moto Z3 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 26th, 2019
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