Back in June of this year, Lenovo announced two new modular phones under the Moto Z brand, the Moto Z and Moto Z Play. Now, both of those devices, along with Motorola’s Moto Mods, are now available in Canada. These mods include the $349 Hasselblad Camera, $89 Incipio battery pack, $99 JBL speaker set, $399 Moto Insta-Share Projector and $29 Style Shells.
The Moto Z and is available at Bell, Koodo, Rogers SaskTel, Telus and Wind Mobile. Pricing for the Moto Z currently starts at $299 on a 2-year contract and $900 no-term with most carriers. The Moto Z Play is available at Koodo, Rogers and Telus.
The Moto Z Play is $0 on a 2-year term from Rogers with the Z coming in at $200 on select 2-year plans and $900 outright. With Telus, the Moto Z is priced at $920 outright and $220 on a 2-year plan, with the Z Play coming in at and $670 outright and $0 on two-year Premium Plus plans. Telus is also offering the JBL SoundBoost Speaker for free alongside the purchase of the Moto Z Play with select plans.
On Bell, the Moto Z is priced at $399 on a 2-year and $899 outright. With Rogers, the Moto Z is priced at $299 on a 2-year plan and $949 outright. The Z Play is priced at $170 through Koodo on a $21 tab for 24 months and $674 outright, with the Z being priced at $420 on a $21 monthly tab for 24 months or $924 outright. And finally, the Z is priced $399 on a two year plan with SaskTel and $899 outright.
Both phones ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and feature 32 GB base models with expandable storage, but otherwise, the Moto Z has better specs across the board, including 4 GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. The Moto Z features a 5.5 QHD 2560 x 1440 pixel display, while the Moto Z Play has the same form factor with a 1080p display.
The Moto Mods range from about $100 for the battery case and speakers, up to $350 to $400 for the camera and projector respectively.