With Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z4, Amazon’s getting a little ahead of itself. The formal announcement has not been made by the phone maker hasn’t of its latest MotoMod-ready device, but it didn’t stop Amazon from briefly listing the Z4 on its website and offering it for sale immediately, as note by Droid life. Well, we can imagine where it is going. Someone actually managed to order the Moto Z4 on Amazon, and it actually showed up in the mail, with its complete 360-degree camera MotoMod that Motorola will apparently be tossing in for free alongside the phone.
The Moto Z4 features a 6.4-inch OLED screen at a resolution of 2340 x 1080, according to the listing of Amazon. There is an in-display fingerprint reader, underneath. The Z4 is powered with the Snapdragon’s 675 processor, which is newer than the 670 chip set in the recently released Pixel 3A. 128 GB of built-in storage which is expandable with microSD, 4 GB of RAM, a 3,600 mAh battery (with 15-watt fast charging), and a headphone jack, these are the some main specifications of this phone.
Unfortunately for Motorola, the page remains accessible via cache, but, The Amazon page has been pulled. This listing includes the he “Amazon-exclusive” model of the Z4, which comes preloaded with Alexa and several of the company’s apps. It will cost you $499.99. Before Amazon removed the second listing, someone took a screenshot, and based on it the standard, unlocked Z4 will cost the same.
An unboxing video has been posted by buyer on YouTube with some hands-on impressions. However, generally he seems impressed by the device, its aluminum build, and its display, which features a half-circle notch cutout. This looks fairly unobtrusive and is definitely smaller than what’s been on many other phones this year, even including Motorola’s own phones, by notch standards.
The Z4 doesn’t have a perfectly flush fit with some of Motorola’s MotoMods, and it is the one potential irritation for us. It results in a gap between the phone and mod that’s easy to feel with your fingers. There IS a single rear camera on the back. The depth-sensor lens that was present on last year’s Moto Z3 is ditched by Motorola this time. The device that Amazon shipped out might be running prerelease software, it can be possible.
I can report that the software is still very buggy,” the buyer wrote on Reddit today. “I’m getting lag and animation stuttering where I shouldn’t. Camera software is also very buggy with autofocus going haywire when taking photographs of close subjects.”
The Z4’s proper announcement and release are likely coming very soon, with Amazon being able to already ship units out. This phone will be squaring off against the Pixel 3A, which is almost certain to have a superior camera, Motorola’s own G7 series at the lower end, and also devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro that are priced a couple of hundred dollars higher.
But none of these above listed phones can run on 5G networks yet, whereas the Z4 will almost certainly support Motorola’s 5G MotoMod.