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robman2122

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:03 pm »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

Apparently it's *exclusive* to Verizon.

meaning you can only buy it *from* Verizon.  It'll work on any though.

haha.
Makes sense since you can only buy the phones for it from Verizon, unless you buy them at full price unlocked once available from Motorola of course. You'd think manufacturers would have learned their lesson after the iPhone, but I guess not.

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hellomoto

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2017, 01:19:00 am »
every carrier has z2 force this year.

DroidX2 (OP)

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2017, 02:11:42 am »
Looks like Verizon has it listed for preorder now with a release date of 8/25

https://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/motorola-moto-gamepad-moto-mod/

Well that's good! Finally have a date. One month from now. That works since the device isn't shipping till the 8/10

DroidX2 (OP)

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2017, 03:32:49 pm »
every carrier has z2 force this year.

I'm sure you've been asked before, but, do you work for Motorola by any chance? If you do, I have but one question regarding how to redeem the projector for ordering the MotoZ2 Force. I understand that these forums are public use and can be utilized by anyone, even employees of corporations we make speak of. Therefore I promise not to bombard with random, numerous, or slanderous questions.

You may answer by PM if you would like to remain anonymous.

Thanks!

LordDavon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2017, 02:01:04 am »
Okay, so I have an S7 Edge that I use as my second phone (T-mobile digits).  I'm thinking about selling it and getting a Moto Z2 Play.  Should this be the one to look at under $500?  I'm not that knowledged on Lenovo phones.

DroidX2 (OP)

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2017, 03:05:57 pm »
Okay, so I have an S7 Edge that I use as my second phone (T-mobile digits).  I'm thinking about selling it and getting a Moto Z2 Play.  Should this be the one to look at under $500?  I'm not that knowledged on Lenovo phones.

Lenovo bought Motorola, but still uses the Motorola name and production houses. Moto released 2 devices, the Moto Z2 Play, and the Moto Z2 Force. The Z2Play is a sub $500, mid-range device. The Moto Z2Force has higher specs and sort of competes with flagship devices, such as Samsung Galaxy and LG G6. While not as powerful or well designed by most opinions, the biggest draw to the Moto Z series is the Moto Mods, in which, design was sacrificed for compatibility. I'm pretty sure it would suck worse if the design was changed and the new device didn't fit with the Moto mods.

I think the biggest difference between the 2 devices is the price. I myself pre-ordered the MotoZ2Force, but mostly due to the deal with it that included a free Insta-Projector Moto Mod, originally priced at $299, and the fact that Verizon is offering to credit 396.00 off the price of the phone if financed, making monthly payments only $15 instead of $30.

The Moto Z2Play is more conveniently priced and the deals for it make it all the more cheaper. It has the same slimmer design as the Z2Force which allows for a better fit with Moto Mods. It is mid-range, so the specs are a little lower than the Z2Force, but still a good device for the price, and the Moto Mods add value.

Here's some spec comparisons:

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/moto-z2-force-vs-moto-z2-play,news-25542.html


LordDavon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2017, 06:21:35 pm »
Isnít there a first version that also works with the controller?  I thought there was one with an SD820.  Maybe not.  Like I said, Iím not that familiar with Lenovo phones.



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DroidX2 (OP)

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2017, 07:02:32 pm »
Isnít there a first version that also works with the controller?  I thought there was one with an SD820.  Maybe not.  Like I said, Iím not that familiar with Lenovo phones.



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Here is the spec comparison from the Motorola website showing the spec differences between Moto Z devices.

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-z-family

The Moto Z2Force and Moto Z2Play were released this year. The others were released last year. The Moto Z Play isn't in the comparison, but it's above in the list of devices. You can check it's specs there and compare to the device of your choice.

The Moto Z devices that have DROID in the name are Verizon only.

Only the Moto Z line of phones are compatible with Moto Mods. Moto X, or any other variants can't use the mods.

procyon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 01:25:23 am »
I figured I'd just chime in here.  I just received my Moto Z2 Play and so far, I'm pretty happy with it.  Verizon was offering their version of the phone at $5/24 months, discounting the phone from $408 to $120.  At that price, I figured what the heck.  I laid down the $80 to pre-order the gamepad as well, which they say will ship 8/25.  I probably would have preferred the Z2 Force, but I didn't want to get saddled with paying for an unlimited data plan which would have effectively doubled my monthly bill.  So at $120, I'm really happy with this mid-tier phone, especially since it's a good spec-jump from my previous phone (the Sony Xperia z3v).  If any of you have any questions about the phone, I'll be happy to answer them.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2017, 03:17:43 am »
Have you purchased any modular stuff for it yet?
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LordDavon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2017, 06:23:09 am »
I figured I'd just chime in here.  I just received my Moto Z2 Play and so far, I'm pretty happy with it.  Verizon was offering their version of the phone at $5/24 months, discounting the phone from $408 to $120.  At that price, I figured what the heck.  I laid down the $80 to pre-order the gamepad as well, which they say will ship 8/25.  I probably would have preferred the Z2 Force, but I didn't want to get saddled with paying for an unlimited data plan which would have effectively doubled my monthly bill.  So at $120, I'm really happy with this mid-tier phone, especially since it's a good spec-jump from my previous phone (the Sony Xperia z3v).  If any of you have any questions about the phone, I'll be happy to answer them.
Thatís a great deal.  I would have jumped at it also.  I should see what T-Mobile has for deals.  I have a digits virtual line that I could probably trade the S7 Edge on.  After financing my new iPad Pro 10.5 256GB though, wife might veto it.  Maybe I will see if I can pay a few hundred off on it this month before checking.


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procyon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 03:07:34 pm »
Have you purchased any modular stuff for it yet?

Other than pre-ordering the gamepad, no.  Despite being attracted to some of them (the sound boost, the projector) I don't really plan to.  I mean, I'd like to buy a backplate so the pins in the back aren't exposed.  I was actually really surprised that it didn't come with one.  It feels like the back of the phone is "naked" and I'm worried about accidentally damaging the pins.  So I'll probably buy a backplate for when I want to remove the gamepad.

DroidX2 (OP)

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2017, 04:51:31 am »
I pre-ordered the MOTO Z2FORCE from Verizon. The projector deal was too good to pass up. At a $299 value, plus Verizon also offered their own promotion, in which they would remove $396 off the purchase price of the phone if paid over the 24 month period at $15 a month.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/moto-z2-force/

Honestly, it's just another version of a 2 year contract deal, since, if you try to pay the device off before hand, the $396 rebate is voided, i.e.: early termination fee.

But, it works out well since I'm buying a Verizon device, which can only be used on Verizon.

At any rate, T-Mobile is offering a BUY 1, GET ONE FREE, ALONG WITH THE Moto Projector
https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/moto-z2-force-edition

Sprint is offering LEASE 1 DEVICE, GET A SECOND LEASE FREE, along with the Moto Projector
https://www.sprint.com/shop/device/moto-z2-force-edition-preorder-64gb-super-black?skuId=112900225&duration=18L&contractType=lease&lineId=1808464760


AT&T however, I'm not sure what they are offering. Probably something to do with Direct TV. From what I can understand, it's Direct TV for $10 a month. Doesn't remotely compare to the other carrier deals IMO.
https://www.att.com/cellphones/motorola/z2-force-edition.html#sku=sku8410263

The Moto projector seems to be a Moto deal, not a carrier, but pre-ordering from any carrier would approve. Just have to submit the IMEI number of the device, along with other information. So you won't be able to submit your claim until you receive the device. It's also a while supplies last situation.
https://motorola.rewardpromo.com/#/home/offers

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2017, 09:59:01 pm »
Have you purchased any modular stuff for it yet?

Other than pre-ordering the gamepad, no.  Despite being attracted to some of them (the sound boost, the projector) I don't really plan to.  I mean, I'd like to buy a backplate so the pins in the back aren't exposed.  I was actually really surprised that it didn't come with one.  It feels like the back of the phone is "naked" and I'm worried about accidentally damaging the pins.  So I'll probably buy a backplate for when I want to remove the gamepad.

Okies, cool. I too am very puzzled by the fact that a backplate didn't with it in the box.
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LordDavon

Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2017, 12:18:16 am »
So I'm now reading that the gamepad is a Verizon exclusive.  Can anyone else find a place selling it?