Moto Mods – Good concept but is it any good?

Lenovo has launched Moto Z with its moto mods in India. Moto Z  comes with power packed features such as 5.5″ Quad HD display , snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal and all the following features .It is priced at Rs 39,999 .

Moto Z specifications

  • 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED Corning Gorilla Glass display, 535ppi
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, Laser Autofocus, 1.12um pixel, f/1.8 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 153.3 × 75.3 × 5.19mm; Weight: 136g
  • Moto Mods connector, Water repellent nano-coating, USB-C port for headphones, charging and data
  • Front-ported loud speaker, 4-Mics
  • 4G LTE (Cat 9), WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) with MIMO, NFC
  • 2600mAh battery with Turbo charging


It comes with accessories aka mods that helps in getting users advanced functionality over some aspects  and I have my own doubts about it . Moto mods include JBL soundBoost speaker, Hasselblad true zoom camera, Instashare projector and a Incipio offGRID power pack .The prices are as following .

Moto Mods Pricing Bundle pricing:
JBL SoundBoost Speaker INR 6999 INR 5999
Hasselblad True Zoom Camera NR 19999 NR 14999
Instashare Projector INR 19999 INR 15999
Incipio offGRID Power Pack INR 5999 INR 4999

So my main question is , Are these mods pocket friendly ? Or  Do they do their jobs perfectly for what they were introduced for ? What is the need of mods? I want to hear your opinions on this at end after my opinions.

So lets take a case of your normal smartphone (non-modular) . Out of the above 4 accessories I use 3 devices – a camera, power bank and  bluetooth speaker. So whats the cost of devices I use – Rs 2000 for a 20,000 mAh power bank , Rs 5000 for a JBL flip 2 speaker and I can get a decent point and shoot camera for Rs 15,000 .So we can clearly see they are not pocket friendly .

As far as their use is concerned, can they outperform these devices? I use instead of being so much more costlier? The in my opinion is NO! If you are going for a trip or using the mods for day to day use, you still need to carry these mods with you. Its not like they are solving any portability issues here though I agree mods are slightly more portable than regular devices . But they can not match the quality of a a separate bluetooth speakers/ power bank/ a point and shoot .

Moto Z has only 2600 mAh battery .So even if you end up using mods , you will not be able to use it much longer and battery drain will be like water flowing in a river. Many people have reviewed these mods and they all had same opinion that these mods aren’t great but perform mediocre at best. So why should users spend a hefty amount of money on such half-built products . I would like to know your thoughts on this .

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