What About Motorola’s 5G Moto Phone Mod?

What About Motorola’s 5G Moto Phone Mod?
September 3, 2019 17 Comments Uncategorized Jack Stephens

What Is a Motorola 5G Moto Phone Mod?

Motorola Z cell phones have a unique way of adapting to the new technology. They have the ability to “upgrade” some of their existing “Z” series cell phones. By using add-on devices (“mods”) you can give your existing Motorola Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z3 or Moto Z4 phone additional functions. Their mod devices for the Moto Z series consist of a magnetic snap-on back that gives these phones some great extended features.

And here is the exciting news for this post: for the Z2 Force, Z3 and Z4 models, the basic 4G phone becomes a 5G device with the addition of a 5G mod! So if you already have a one of these models, you instantly are able to receive the millimeter wavelength 5G signals. How is that for convenience in going 5G?    Unfortunately I do not have a direct link to this product yet. At this time it is only available through Verizon and Motorola.

Check out these other Motorola phone mods.

Mods Are Pretty Cool Stuff!

The Moto Z line of phones (Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z3 and Moto Z4) has a series of these “mods” (modules) that can each customize your phone’s abilities in whatever way suits you best.

  • There is one that will “sound boost” your phone to “boombox” proportions with greater depth and volume than ever before.  View and purchase
  • Another will convert your phone into an “Insta-share” mini-projector to view photos or videos up to 70 inches wide on a wall or other surface. View and purchase
  • A mod will extend your phone’s battery life for up to a total of 40 hours of charge usage. View and purchase
  • There is a gamepad mod that converts your phone into a handheld game console. View and purchase
  • Add a mod that makes your phone into a 360 degree camera. View and purchase
  • If you want wireless charging there is a mod for that as well. View and purchase  (Requires a charging pad sold separately). View and purchase
  • Turn your phone into an “Insta-share” mini-printer with this mod. View and purchase

5G in a Moto Mod?

For our interests in this post, I want you to be aware that you are able to use a Motorola Moto 5G mod with your Z series 4G cell phone (models listed above) to give your phone a boost to 5G. Not only will you be able to experience the ultra fast downloads, connection speeds and enhanced performance of 5G with this magnetic snap-on addition, you will also have greater battery capacity since the mod has its own built-in 2,000 mAh battery and a USB port for fast recharges.

The Wi-Fi hotspot function of your phone will also benefit from 5G and will give superspeed to all connected devices.

Good Option!

Currently, as far as my research shows, the mod is only available through Verizon or Motorola, but this may change at some point. Verizon carries Motorola 5G cell phones as well as other top brands, but the Motorola Moto Z 5G mod is unique to the brand. If you want to keep your existing Motorola Z2 Force, Z3 or Z4 cell phone but want 5G capability, this is a good option for you.

Click here to see other 5G cell phones that may be available for you!

(Note:  I am an affiliate marketer and may receive a commission from products you purchase by clicking on my links. This will not affect the price of your purchase. It is my intention to explain products in an unbiased way so you can make informed decisions on which ones suit your needs best.)

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  1. 1

    C

    Thank you for this great article! This is cool that you can just add a piece of Hardware to your phone, and then it will become capable of 5G. I have a Samsung phone, not a Motorola. Will it work on my Samsung phone, or will they make a 5G adapter for my Samsung phone? Thanks! I appreciate your expertise on the subject.

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      Jack

      No, the Motorola moto mods only work with the Z3 and Z4 Motorola models. Just as a Ford car can’t use Chevrolet parts, it just won’t work. The Z3 and Z4 phones have a specific contact plate on the back that corresponds to the contacts on the moto mods. Samsung and all other cell phone makers don’t use moto mods. They all build certain features into each particular model and that is it. On the one hand, it may seem limiting. On the other, the necessity of having to snap on a different back to gain a feature may be attractive to some, while others may feel it is cumbersome. To each his own. 

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    Goldroad (jay)

    Thanks so much for your review of the Motorola 5G Moto Phone Mod!  I like that Motorola is upgrading their phones.  I love to listen to music so I especially love the boombox mod.  The battery mod is also a nice feature.  Also the idea of getting a boost on download speed is very appealing.  Thanks again.

    Jay

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      Jack

      You are welcome. Thanks for your comments.

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    mattias

    Wow! Motorola has really up their game in the phone industry and it feels really awesome to see this 5g mod. It really feels awesome to see a 5g device since must of the other companies too are just switching over to it. I like the fact that it carries some specific features but the setback of having just 2000mAH is really not cool to know of. Thanks for writing about it

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      Jack

      My pleasure. Wouldn’t it be great if they offered moto mods that could add more than one feature at a time, like having extended battery life AND 5G. That would be a real treat!

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    John

    Wow, I must say that motorola gas really done a great job by making this 5g phones. I understand by what you have written here that those who already own a Motorola phone can decide to upgrade their phones to be compatible with 5g. This is going to be really faster with 5g on downloads and streaming. Something I’d really like to give a shot myself. Thank you for sharing this, I should show my friend who makes use of Motorola.

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      Jack

      Just to clarify: the 5G moto mod will only work if you are already in an area that has 5G coverage. Also, not every Motorola model uses the moto mods. Only the Z3 and Z4 models will work with the moto mods.

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    Dane

    Wow, this is a really cool stuff. Lateltr, the phone industries are all in a race of which is the better brand and I must say the toppers are winning just because of few features which is camera, battery and the phone RAM. However the use of this MOD seen very cool as it will make more people opt to getting motorola phones. The play projector ability is just something to look out for. Best regards.

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      Jack

      I agree. Thanks for your comments.

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    Jones

    Motorola is really making a great wave with the level of advancements they are into. 5g is gonna be a super fast browsing asset and it’ll aid more Internet traffic. I’m really looking forward to more opened links of purchase do these Moto mods, I love their features and most especially the 5g stuff. Please do you have a link that can take me directly to Verizon if I want to order for the phone?? If yes, kindly drop it. Thanks

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      Jack

      Currently, I do not have a Verizon link, but I will attempt to find one from a reliable alternate source to meet the need. Thanks for reminding me to work on this. Stay tuned. 

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    Michelle Lynn

    Thats really cool that I can keep my existing phone but still give it a bit of a boost! 

    Can you expand a bit on how I would go about applying one of these mods to my phone? Is it something I can do myself on-line or do I need to go into a store or kiosk to have it done by a tech? Is there gear or software I will have to purchase to use the mods? Is it the same basic process for each of the phone types you listed or does it vary from phone to phone?

    Thanks in advance for getting back to me on this! I would love to enhance my speakers and use my phone as a projector!

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      Jack

      You can absolutely do this yourself. The mods simply snap onto the back of the phone. That’s it. No technicians, no “how to” videos, no extra tools or adapters. Nothing. Just buy the moto mod and snap it on the back. There are moto mods for sound boost speakers, 360 degree camera, extra battery, wireless charging, projector and gaming. The gaming moto mod is larger that the phone. It sticks out both ends of the phone, but the phone still nestles/snaps into the back of the phone. Oh! And of course, there is the 5G moto mod which fits both the Z4 and, as I have understood, the Z3 model. All are equally easy to attach and use. Easier than falling off a log.

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    Sam

    We live in a technologically adept world and Motorola seem to have solved a couple of problems faced by phone users. That is, ultra-fast downloads and longer battery life. I love the fact that Motorola has these mods or attachments that offer some convenience or enhancement. When you consider how often new phones are brought out into the market, Motorola has come up with an innovative way to improve the function of you phone as well as save the planet from waste and disposal of hazardous materials. It can only be a win, win situation.

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    Shelley

    Due to the nature of my work as a programmer, there is constant need for me to make use of the best internet service made available and I’ve been making attempts to getting a 5G phone but the ones I saw were way too costly. I would check out the Motorola 5G moto phone mod and I will definitely see how well it works out for me. Thanks so much for giving out this much information about the phone and whee possibly to get it. Thanks

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      Jack

      Great! I think some people have had some reservations about buying a Motorola Z4 (or Z3) cell phone because it requires the moto to gain 5G access, but my view is that Motorola is a fine, dependable quality company so there should be no qualms about using the 5G moto. Just keep in mind that you must be in an area that has converted to 5G. Having a 5G moto won’t magically make it possible. 

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