The Tango-powered (and weirdly named) Phab 2 pro wasn’t the only crazy phone on display at Lenovo’s Tech World today. becoming a member of it on stage used to be a new handset from Lenovo’s sister firm, Motorola: the Moto Z, a modular smartphone that may use backpack-like equipment to double as the whole lot from a small boombox to a transportable projector.
We best obtained a couple of minutes with the tool, so we’ll cling our deeper impressions until we get an opportunity to provide it a correct review… however to start with look: rattling, it feels good. Even ignoring the loopy accent/modular stuff*, it’s a damned slick-taking a look and feeling cellphone. The OS is as fast as you’d are expecting from a up to date smartphone, the monitor was once shiny and clear, and… in reality, it just felt damned good in the hand.
(* a concept which, via the best way, I’m nonetheless no longer offered on. telephone producers can barely decide to keeping their OS updated for greater than a 12 months or two, so much much less commit to pushing out new hardware equipment that make the modular design worthwhile.)
The projector accessory wasn’t mindblowingly bright — but even in a room that was about as shiny as your average place of job, you should make out the picture. In a correctly darkened room, it should be simply tremendous. The “model-centered” instances seemed… neatly, like cases — however they do a superb job of covering up the phone’s handiest actual aesthetic shortcoming, which is the large ol’ rear digital camera hump that’s becoming oh-so commonplace… so you may prove wanting one. the rest of the accessories, such as the JBL Boombox and the battery extender options, weren’t truly built to be examined in a loud convention hall in just a few minutes — so no comments there, yet.
cell – TechCrunch