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Motorola's 5G Moto Mod Explained

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bluecoyote

Aug 3, 2018, 4:38 PM

This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen

This is a stupid idea from a stupid company with no relevance.

For the bulk of this phone's usable life (let's define that as 'running a current version of Android') it'll likely not even see a 5G network.

And by the time it hits critical mass, why not just buy a new damn phone? One with 5G antennae elegantly integrated instead of a chugly case.

The case is chunky and ugly. It doesn't even elegantly integrate into the phone.

And that means you're choosing between using your 5G radio and your projector/boombox/other mods you overpaid for.

Plus you're going to bin the whole accessory the minute you get a new phone, and chances are you won't buy another stupid Motorola.
Not stupid and actually a very great idea. For people who use Moto Z phones and their mods having he opportunity to get another mod is a benefit. 5G won't make it in many phones and certainly not the way that the 5G mod has it configured. You get 2 qu...
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kingstu

Aug 3, 2018, 2:54 PM

Internal SIM

Will it be an eSIM or physical SIM that is sealed? I noticed that the 5G has the Verizon logo next to it instead of the generic 5G logo in the earlier leaks. I wonder if US Cellular or Sprint, which carry the Moto Z3 Play, are also considering the 5G Moto Mod for their networks after Verizon's launch.
From what I've read the z3 is strictly a Verizon exclusive phone. It would be nice if they made a 5g mod for all four carriers. I have the unlocked z3 play and is is a really good phone.
 
 
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