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EXTRA: Press reactions to Moto Z3

Season 1, Ep. 316

Motorola might have put its name on the Moto Z3 last week, but at its launch event in its headquarters, it seemed as though its exclusive carrier, Verizon, as well as Qualcomm had upstaged the phone with talk about how great 5G is and how the Moto Z3 would be the first "upgradeable" phone for the new-generation network thanks to a weird looking Moto Mod.

The 5G Moto Mod contains the 5G-capable Snapdragon X50 modem and antennas reaching all edges of the mod to allow for maximum connectivity opportunities — mainly because as 5G will be put in place on millimeter-wave (around 30GHz and above), signal propagation through even a hand becomes more difficult.

Given that we don't have an idea as to how much the Mod will cost and that we only have a vague 2019 launch timeline to go with that Mod, the Moto Z3 ends up being a lightly retouched Moto Z2 Force at 40 percent off its original price.

This editor was part of the tech press corps that covered the event with Motorola, in our case, paying for our travel, itinerary and stay. We decided to ask two simple questions with our industry colleagues: What was your takeaway from the spin machine, and; what's the one question you are most looking forward to answering in your review?

We've got their answers right here.

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