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Motorola - Moto Z Force Droid 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone - Lunar Gray (Verizon Wireless) w/JBL Moto Mod - $200 OFF

rrampras 137 95 July 23, 2016 at 01:23 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Best Buy Deals
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Hey guys... I just pre-ordered this and thought I would share. This is the best value you're going to get on a phone that isn't even released yet.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motor...Id=5387104

The price all depends on your plan, but I was able to upgrade my phone to pay the tax on the phone (8.75% of 799.99) up front since I'm from California. Then, the price of the phone is $21.83 for 24 months which works out to 523.92.

They also throw in a JBL Moto Mod speaker which is worth 79.99. So you're basically getting a phone that is supposed to cost $720 with the 79.99 speaker mod for only $523.92.

You can also get the cheaper, Moto Z Droid here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motor...Id=5387201
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Will not work on T-Mobile

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It says full price of 799 with no discount???
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unlocked moto flagships have already been under 500. you are paying full price for a phone locked to verizon
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unlocked moto flagships have already been under 500. you are paying full price for a phone locked to verizon
Verizon is the only usa Carrier to offer 4GLTE phones factory sim unlocked, even while on either finance or service contract. I suspect that the z force would be the same. The z force is the high end phone here with the shatter shield display,larger battery, and better camera than the standard Verizon moto z which is $424 on finance contract,or a buck on service contract. This would also be factory sim unlocked and can be used on other carriers out of the box.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motorola-moto-z-droid-4g-lte-with-32gb-memory-cell-phone-lunar-gray-verizon-wireless/5387201.p?id=bb5387201&skuId=5387201

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It says full price of 799 with no discount???
You need to buy on finance contract (Verizon calls it device payment plan)
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Last edited by dpham00 July 23, 2016 at 07:45 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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The Droid Turbo 2 was $624 last year and $300 now while iPhone 6S was $650 and $450 now. Think about it before you get it.
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The Droid Turbo 2 was $624 last year and $300 now while iPhone 6S was $650 and $450 now. Think about it before you get it.
That's if one likes a iPhone. Been there with them and much happier with Android. I had too many problems with iPhones multiple software releases. While the specs on the Moto Z look very attractive, the $200.-$300 price point is crowded with some excellent phones that will perform better than the iPhone. If value is your goal, take a look at the iPhone SE where they can be had for $199.

Last month, Verizon prepaid had brand new Droid Turbo's at $99. either online or in Verizon corp store. That was a screaming deal.
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The Droid Turbo 2 was $624 last year and $300 now while iPhone 6S was $650 and $450 now. Think about it before you get it.
Most certainly... Don't buy the Moto if you want the best resell value... On Swappa, you can get a turbo 2 for $270. 6s, $470.
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Verizon is the only usa Carrier to offer 4GLTE phones factory sim unlocked, even while on either finance or service contract. I suspect that the z force would be the same. The z force is the high end phone here with the shatter shield display,larger battery, and better camera than the standard Verizon moto z which is $424 on finance contract,or a buck on service contract. This would also be factory sim unlocked and can be used on other carriers out of the box.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/motor...Id=5387201


You need to buy on finance contract (Verizon calls it device payment plan)
unlock moto phones usually work on all carriers include sprint, tmo and at, I doubt this one would work on sprint
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for people who must have the best smartphone camera, the Moto Z Force(the one with the higher resolution) or the Moto Z(lower resolution) may not be the right choice.

both have significantly worse photo quality than the current iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge.
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That's if one likes a iPhone. Been there with them and much happier with Android. I had too many problems with iPhones multiple software releases. While the specs on the Moto Z look very attractive, the $200.-$300 price point is crowded with some excellent phones that will perform better than the iPhone. If value is your goal, take a look at the iPhone SE where they can be had for $199.

Last month, Verizon prepaid had brand new Droid Turbo's at $99. either online or in Verizon corp store. That was a screaming deal.
I think you missed the point; wait and this will be significantly cheaper.
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unlock moto phones usually work on all carriers include sprint, tmo and at, I doubt this one would work on sprint
When I say factory sim unlocked, I simply mean that the sim slot isn't locked to a Carrier. It doesn't guarantee compatibility with any network.
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I think you missed the point; wait and this will be significantly cheaper.
Yeah, droids exclusivity hinders their popularity and verizon gains mothing from the exclusivity because it's not like everyone wants it...it's like shooting yourself in the foot

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for people who must have the best smartphone camera, the Moto Z Force(the one with the higher resolution) or the Moto Z(lower resolution) may not be the right choice.

both have significantly worse photo quality than the current iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge.
From the ars technica review, the z force has a camera on par with the best ones. The z one isn't as good of course
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Last edited by SDRebel July 23, 2016 at 10:42 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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for people who must have the best smartphone camera, the Moto Z Force(the one with the higher resolution) or the Moto Z(lower resolution) may not be the right choice.

both have significantly worse photo quality than the current iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge.
Nope, your claim is bogus.

Very positive review here: http://www.techradar.com/us/revie...028/review
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Nope, your claim is bogus.

Very positive review here: http://www.techradar.com/us/revie...028/review
I'm just basing it on what I read on AndroidCentral. Smilie

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