For your information, in 2014 Lenovo bought telecommunications equipment provide Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion in cash and stock. Lenovo hoped to revive the dying smartphone manufacturer and gain a foothold in the US market.

All that is necessary preamble to introduce Motorola’s Moto Z to you. Dubbed the ‘world’s thinnest premium smartphone’, the Motorola Moto Z was announced in June 2016 and released around September of the same year.

Apparently, the Moto Z is in Nigeria and yours truly got a copy to show you.


  • Android  6.1 Marshmallow
  • 5.5” , 1440p Quad HD Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards.
  • 13MP Auto-Focus rear camera with dual Laser Focus
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED Flash
  • 2,600mAh non-removable Li — Ion battery
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • USB Type C 

In the box

The box is a fine blend of white and purple colours with the Motorola logo on the front.

With a protective nylon wrapper to hold it in place.

There is a protective seal by the side of the box

The Motorola Moto Z is placed atop a layer on in the box so it is the first thing you see

Inside the box, there are the normal accessories; a charger, earpiece, casing, and user manuals

A Type-C USB charger without the USB cord

And the final bombshell I could not wait to drop; there is no headphone jack for earpiece on the Motorola Moto Z. However there’s a connector to fix your earpiece.

If you are wondering what this small packet contained,

Its an ejector pin!

A very stylish ejector pin that looks VERY much like a car key

A phone casing that is meant to protect from scratch

The slim white box contains user manuals and instructions

In the Motorola Moto Z, the speaker, 5 MP selfie camera and flash are in the front

A trackpad that doubles as fingerprint lock is on the lower end

Volume rockers and the power button is on the right hand side

While the SIM tray is atop the phone

The back is covered by a golden shiny metal

The protruding 13 MP camera is also on the back

Beneath the camera, there are pins attached to affix Moto Mods to the Moto Z


First Impression

Trying to be careful not to make an erroneous claim, but the Moto Z is one of the thinnest smartphones I have seen and handled.

But this is not far-fetched as Motorola Razr is still one of the thinnest clamshell phones to date. Added to its extreme thinness, the Moto Z is feather light. It clocked in at 137 grams on my scale.

After the case was fixed on, it weighed 166 grams, which was understandable as the case itself clocked in at 29 grams (137g + 29g = 166g).

The Motorola Moto Z looks like a big deal right now and I am excited to put it through the presses and give you a relative review in a few days time, keep fingers crossed.