The Moto G5 and Moto Z Play are excellent gaming phones. But the Motorola family will become more gamer with the Moto G5S Plus and Moto Z Force, new devices announced this morning (24). In addition to them, the company announced a new GamePad snap in controller format for the Moto Z.
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– Moto Z “Gamer” Edition
This is the gamepad snap of the #MotoZ family, due for release at the end of September. pic.twitter.com/fBtpKTOPWq
— Arkade (@RevistaArkade) August 24, 2017
The new Moto Z 2, just called Moto Z Force, could very well be called a gamer edition. Along with the new smartphone, a Moto Snap accessory was presented in a controller format that fits into the cell phone and transforms it into a true portable video game.
Join this new snap to the fact that the Z Force has a processor Snapdragon 835 e 6GB of RAM, and we have a perfect gaming machine. The Moto Z Force still comes in the package with 64GB of internal space and a Turbo Power charger.
The GamePad has sticks on the right and left, four front buttons and four shoulder buttons (L and R). The people at the Spanish website Arkade tested the controller. According to them, it's not easy for the GamePad to fit in a pocket, but the bluetooth-free connectivity and promise of high compatibility are encouraging.
The Moto Z Force Edition will retail for BRL 2.999 (starting price).
- 5,5-inch P-OLED display, taking up 70,4% of the front (protected against drops)
- Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), 534 pixels per inch
- 6 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of memory for internal storage
- MicroSD card slot up to 256GB
- Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)
- Eight-core processor running at up to 2,35 GHz
- Qualcomm Adreno 540 as graphics card
- Dual 12 MP + 12 MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Front home button shaped fingerprint reader
- Water splash resistance
- Dimensions of 155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm and weight of 143 grams
- 2.730 mAh battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat under Motorola's own interface as operating system
– Moto G5S and G5S Plus
The Moto G5 only gained cosmetic updates to its design and camera. Nothing too blatant. For example, the device did not gain the 3GB of RAM compared to the international version. So, there's nothing new.
Now whoever bought the Moto G5 Plus has reason to be upset. The evolution is considerable with a bigger screen, better cameras and more RAM. However, the internal space was still around 32 GB. The price of the Moto G5S will be R$1.099 and the G5S Plus will be R$1.499.
The highlight of the G5S Plus is the dual camera. But if you don't care much for photos, it's not worth buying the G5S Plus, as the Moto Z2 Play, which accepts snaps, is already in the same price range.
- 5,5-inch IPS LCD screen (71,3% from the front), protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 pixels per inch
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of memory for internal storage
- MicroSD card slot up to 128GB
- Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953)
- ARM Cortex-A53 eight-core processor running at up to 2,0 GHz
- Qualcomm Adreno 506 as graphics card
- 13 MP + 13 MP dual main camera, f/2.0 aperture
- 8 MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint reader on home button, gesture support
- Dual SIM and access to 4G LTE networks
- RGB LED for notifications
- Digital TV
- Dimensions of 153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm and weight of 168 grams
- 3.000 mAh battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat under the Motorola interface as an operating system
The Moto G5S and Moto Z Force are available now, but the G5S Plus is not yet.