The just announced Moto Z and Moto Z Force does not have the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, instead it comes with USB Type-C port. Perhaps, the reason behind this decision is to make the phone thin (Moto Z will be the first thinnest phone (5.2mm) in the world). Though the Type C is actually something of an inconvenience when you are likely to have a host of wired microUSB devices around the house, it has variety uses, gives faster data transfer and better audio quality.

To connect a standard 3.5mm headphone pin to Moto Z and Moto Z Force, you have to use a 3.5mm to USB C adapter. Lenovo will include a 3.5mm to USB C adapter in the box, so you only need to just put your headphone pin into the 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter, and then connect the adaptor to your Moto Z USB Type C port.



Of course, you do not always need a wired connection. You can connect your phone via Bluetooth too, but USB Type C in particular widens a phone’s functionality as well as gives faster data transfer.

Moto Z and Moto Z Force belong to premium category and come with modular design. It features a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage (expandable up to 2TB).

Moto Z has 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and laser auto-focus, and 5MP front camera with front flash. The 2600mAh battery provides up to 30 hours of battery life and Turbo Power charging will give 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes

Moto Z Force is shatter proof variant and comes with 21MP rear camera with OIS, phase detection auto-focus (PDAF), and laser auto-focus. The 3500mAh battery provide up to 40 hours of battery life and Turbo Power charging will give 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.


Both Moto Z and Moto Z Force have 16 pins on the rear to connect Moto modes to the phone. Currently 3 Modes are available – JBL SoundBoost, the Moto Insta-Share Projector (meant to deliver a 70-inch projector experience), and the Power Pack (said to provide up to 22 hours of additional battery life).

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