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Motorola Moto Z3

Motorola Moto Z3

from  $479.99+
Moto Z3 Review

Moto Z3 Review

Posted   08.13.18
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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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At the risk of sounding reductive, the Moto Z3 is last year's flagship Moto phone packed into a cheaper body with a bigger screen. That's not necessarily a bad thing: Its Snapdragon 835 chipset keeps things moving at a respectable pace and Motorola's Android tweaks are as thoughtful as ever. That said, it lacks some of the flourishes that made earlier Moto Z phones truly great, and the best argument for owning one -- the 5G Moto Mod -- is still months away and will only be of use to Z3 owners in select markets.

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Pros
  • Thoughtful software features
  • Solid performance
  • Pleasant screen
Cons
  • No ShatterShield or IP-rated water resistance
  • Annoying fingerprint sensor placement
  • It’s exclusive to Verizon
  • The best feature isn’t available yet

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6in
Internal memory
64GB
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
6in
64GB
Yes

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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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