Date of publication: 2018-01-09 08:25
I was talking about Pixel, you brought the Nexus comparison and there they always had to reduce costs somewhere to meet their mid-range pricing. That's not longer true with Pixel, the only shortcoming was bezels and they will fix it.
MotoMods are "world thinnest' title-destroying accessories, which sounds bad for the form slim factor, but this actually have us excited the about the Moto Z. They're more creative and plentiful than what we've found using the LG G5.
Moto wants to charge *$855* for it, and on top of that, it makes the entire phone uniformly thicker because of the way the attachment is designed. At that price, and with the added bulk, it really has no excuse to not also include a battery.
You could maybe forgive them for wanting to sell the mods if they priced the phone lower but at a starting price of $725, I just can't help but see this bombing badly.
Digital camera maker, RED, is also planning to follow in Motorola's footsteps next year with its Hydrogen phone. While we don't know much about the phone itself or what the accessories look like, they should work in a similar manner to Moto Mods, connecting via magnetic contacts.
Head over to a Microsoft retail store to nab unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 for $575 and S8 Plus for $675. That's $155 off, respectively. These versions pick up software like the Cortana assistant and Microsoft launcher app that includes Word, Excel, One Note and Outlook.
The Insta-Share projector requires a dark or very dim room for its 55 lumens to be effective and, as you might have guessed, it doesn't come cheap: it costs US$299 (£ 299, AU$929).
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pixel for better low light
Slow Motion video
None of these accessories are ones that you can't already find as separate products that can either connect wirelessly to your phone or through a physical cable. The simple fact that Moto Mods are so convenient to connect and remove, and work so smoothly with the Moto Z phones is what makes them so appealing.
Further out, there's a lot of potential for MotoMods. Motorola is opening up its platform to one and all with a developer kit that costs USD$125 (about £ 99, AU$167). The possibilities for future MotoMods are exciting and, unlike Google's Project Ara modular phone, it's here now.
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