Moto announces its new portfolio for smartphone consumers in Philippines

  • Moto launches the Moto Z + Moto Mods Family, Moto G Family, and Moto E Power 
  • Moto taps the country’s hottest love team JaDine as Moto Brand Ambassadors 
  • Globe and Smart subscribers can enjoy Moto smartphone bundles as part of Moto’s telco partnership

Manila, Philippines – October 20, 2016: Moto surges its way into the Philippine shores, in a comeback that offers incredible gadget choices, industry-first features, and customized user experiences. Jazzing up Moto’s renaissance is the announcement of James Reid and Nadine Lustre as Moto Ambassadors. Moto to introduce not one but three smartphones series: The Moto Z + Moto Mods Family, Moto’s flagship series whose singular feature is its modularity; Moto G Family, which redefines user functionality; and the Moto E Power, its entry-level lineup.

“Moto’s return to the Philippines solidifies Lenovo’s strong business momentum. With Lenovo’s Moto acquisition, Lenovo adds a premium smartphone portfolio that features top-tier hardware and software innovations such as the Moto Z and a customized experience with Moto Mods. With the exciting launch of the newest Moto lineup, we hope to highlight our smartphones’ sophistication, performance, and versatility through the hottest couple in entertainment, JaDine, which best exemplifies the Moto spirit with their youthful vibrance and charm,” said Dino Romano, Country Manager, Lenovo Mobile Business Group Philippines.

Moto Z: Stunning, thin, and svelte 

Crafted from military aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, Moto Z combines durability with a svelte build and a brilliant 5.5” Quad HD AMOLED display. At 5.2mm, the smartphone packs a punch: it features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon TM 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage to address users’ memory requirements, and up to 24 hours of battery life.

It is also a boon to those who love taking photos: Moto Z’s high-resolution 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus allows users to capture beautiful, true-to- life pictures in any light. The front-facing 5MP camera includes a wide-angle lens, which is great for fitting friends in the picture. And groufie fanatics can finally feel less self-conscious about their appearance, too–with a front-facing LED flash, everybody in the groufie looks great, even in low light.

Pricing for Moto Z starts at Php33,999. It comes with a free Moto Style Shell so that customers can experience Moto Mods immediately.

Moto Z Play: Power on the go

Heavy smartphone users can now power through their day, and then some, on a single charge with Moto’s longest battery life ever. Packed with the same uniquie modularity features of the Moto Z, Moto Z Play ups the ante with a brilliant 5.5″ 1080p Super AMOLED display, up to 50 hours of battery life, and an industry-leading 16MP camera that offers laser and phase detect autofocus for capturing crystal-clear photos in any light. And with TurboPower™ charging, users can get up to 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.

Pricing for Moto Z Play starts at Php22,999. It also comes with a free Moto Style Shell.

Moto Z Family with Moto Mods: Smartphone transitions in a snap

Meet the Moto ModsTM, a brand new way to boost the Moto Z’s functionality whether for breathtaking imagery, enhanced music quality, or to simply bring on the power punch for days.  The lineup is composed of the Incipio OffGrid Power Pack, JBL® Soundboost Speaker Mod, Moto Insta-Share Projector Mod, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod and Moto Style Shell Mods. It is compatible with the current flagship Moto Z and Moto Z Play and can be used on all future Moto Z models. These are designed to integrate with the phone into a sleek unit without turning it off or removing the back panel. Simply snap it on and it works like a charm –Moto ModsTM have harnessed the technology of incredibly strong magnets that work its magic every time. 

Incipio offGRID Power Pack: The Incipio offGRID Power Pack beefs up the phone with 22 more hours of juice at 2200mAh of power, in addition to the already impressive battery life of the Moto Z. It comes with various designer versions to suit the taste and is capable of quick-charging via TurboPower. It guarantees peace of mind through long hauls of work and play – all in a snap. 

JBL® Soundboost Speaker Mod: The JBL® Soundboost Speaker Mod is sure to fire up the energy with its high quality mobile audio that works both for music and calls, discarding the need for Bluetooth speakers. With 10 hours of battery life the JBL® Soundboost Speaker Mod will keep the party going and the  integrated kickstand will let users enjoy it loud and hands-free music. Whether watching movies, partying outdoors, or simply listening to much-loved playlists, the Soundboost Mod will definitely deliver.

Moto Insta-Share Projector Mod: The Moto Insta-Share Projector is an exciting new way to share photos, videos, and movies with friends, colleagues and loved ones. It projects up to 70-inch images to any flat surface, and comes with 1 hour additional battery life. It can be used for quick collaborative sharing via social media or make use of the integrated kickstand for 10- 120 minute videos, movies and documentaries that can be projected on walls or ceilings.

Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod: Hasselblad, the leader in camera equipment and pioneers of mirrorless digital cameras brings the Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod. With 10x optical zoom and 12MP sensor resolution, keep up with the action from afar without reducing image quality. It also has Optical and Electronic Image stabilization to get rid of shaky photos and videos. Video resolution is at 1080p Full HD, with various capture modes, ability to save in raw format for post-processing needs, and Xenon flash lights. It also comes with the trademark Hasselblad design and ergonomics, complete with physical zoom and shutter buttons, giving that premium feel for a delightful shooting experience. With the flexibility of the Moto ModsTM ecosystem, snapping up awesome photos on the go doesn’t get any better than this!

Moto Style Shell Mods: And finally, the Moto Style Shell Mod brings on the fab in a snap with premium designed back shells that transform the phone to suit the owner’s personal flair. Users can choose from real wood, leather or ballistic nylon that they can customize according to their outfit of the day. Users can match their outfit palette into the color of their Moto Style Shell Mod or go print on print with its various patterns.

In a lifestyle as dynamic as today, the Moto ModsTM are the perfect buddies to keep up and switch roles with effortless style, all in one phone, and all in a snap. 

Below are the Moto Mods™ respective retail prices:  

Product Price 
Moto Style Shell – Herringbone NylonPhp 699
Moto Style Shell – Crimson NylonPhp 699
Moto Style Shell – Black LeatherPhp 999
Incipio offGRID Power PackPhp 4,999
JBL Soundboost Speaker ModPhp 5,499
Hasselblad True ZoomPhp14,099
Moto Insta-Share Projector   Php14,999

The Moto Z Family is available at selected MemoXpress and Silicon Valley outlets (SM North EDSA, SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia).

Motor G Family: A streamlined design that redefines sleekness

The fourth generation Moto G4 Plus may be 7.9 mm thin, but it is a powerhouse: it has a 3000 mAh battery and a blazing-fast Octacore processor to help users handle work and recreational needs with ease. 

It even offers a vivid 5.5” Full HD display and a 16MP camera that takes share-worthy crystal clear photos. The Moto G4 Plus’ large ƒ/2.0 aperture lets in more light and allows users to take beautiful photos even when it’s cloudy. Offering advanced color balancing features, the dual LED flash automatically makes adjustments so photos display natural-looking skin tones and consistent colors. And for those who love to take groufies, the wide angle lens on the 5 MP selfie cam makes it easy to fit everyone in the picture. Its exclusive camera software also allows users to adjust professional settings such as ISO and aperture so they always come up with great photos.

The Moto G4 Play takes performance on an intense level with a quad-core processor and 2GB of memory. Users can multitask all they want and switch back and forth between their favorite games, share-worthy videos, the hottest new song or the funniest memes on the web without ever missing a beat. Its 2800 mAh battery will last from morning till night. Plus its 5” HD display showcases sharp, vivid colors and intricate details. The Moto G4 Play uses a water-repellent nano-coating, so spills, splashes, and even a little rain won’t do any harm.

The Moto G Turbo Edition’s powerful graphics capabilities support rich 3D images, making games look great and run smoother than ever. And when in need of a quick burst of energy, the Moto G Turbo Edition’s TurboPower™ charger provides up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. It keeps things real with a 13-megapixel camera that takes true-to-life photos in any light. It’s quick, sharp and dependable – with 4G LTE speed, an expansive 5-inch HD display and a battery that can keep up with users throughout the day. It has proprietary software enhancements like Moto Assist, Moto Actions and Moto Display, which are designed to make life easier.

The Moto G4 Plus retails at Php13,999.  The Moto G4 Play is free and exclusive at Smart SurfPlus Plan 999, while the Moto G Turbo Edition is free and exclusive at Globe MyLifeStyle Plan 799.

Moto E Power: More than what meets the eye

Designed to keep up with today’s millennials’ multi-faceted lifestyle, Moto’s entry-level smartphone Moto E Power offers a quad-core processor and 4G VoLTE capabilities, so users can seamlessly enjoy web surfing, video streaming, and updating their social media accounts. It features a 3500 mAh battery so users can watch videos, play games, and call friends & family without looking at the battery bar so often. 

Moto E Power’s vibrant 12.7 cm (5 inch) HD display–the biggest and brightest display in the Moto E Series–allows users to relish various forms of multimedia including photos, videos, and web content. The display comes with a built-in smudge-resistant screen and a water-repellent nano-coating, so the smartphone stays protected from spills and smudges. 

This smartphone comes with an 8 MP rear camera that features autofocus technology for capturing images without blurs and a front-facing 5 MP selfie camera with beautification mode. 

Pricing for the Moto E Power starts at Php6,999.

Telco bundles

Smart subscribers who avail of Surf Plus Plan 999 get the Moto G4 Play for free as part of Moto’s telco partnership. 

Globe subscribers availing of MyLifeStyle Plan 799 get the Moto G Turbo for free. 

Globe subscribers can also avail of exclusive bundles featuring either the Moto Z or Moto Z Play bundled with unique Moto Mods:

Globe Offers – Moto Z, Z Play and Moto Mods 

Moto Z + Hasselblad Mod Yours@2399
Moto Z + JBL Speaker and Incipio Offgrid Power PackYours@2299
Moto Z Play + JBL Speaker ModYours@1499

Moto Z Family Weekend Launch Promo

Sweetening the deal, Moto has announced a promo to celebrate the launch of the Moto Z family. From October 21-23, customers who purchase Moto Z or Moto Z Play will also get a free JBL SoundBoost speaker Mod. This promo will be available in the MX and Silicon Valley outlets in SM North EDSA, SM MOA and SM Megamall.


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