The biggest question surrounding the Moto Z and Moto Z Force? The release date and price, of course. And we can finally share those things — at least, when it comes to the Verizon launch.

Moto Z Droid

Verizon will make the Droid Editions of those phones available starting July 28. Preorders start today (July 21), and Verizon is offering up to $300 if you trade-in a current phone. And so that we're perfectly clear, these are Verizon phones. And while Verizon's phones are SIM-unlocked, this Moto Z is not the globally available unlocked Moto Z coming later — and the Moto Z Force is entirely exclusive to Verizon.

Price is $26 a month for the Moto Z Droid, or $624 outright. The Moto Z Force Droid will cost $30 a month, or $720 outright.

Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play


Press release:

Moto Z Droids and Moto Mods are now available for preorder exclusively on Verizon

This new breed of smartphones is powered by Verizon's better network

NEW YORK – The Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, powered by the Verizon network, and new Moto Mods are available for pre-order online beginning today. Customers using these groundbreaking smartphones will experience smooth video viewing and streaming, fast social sharing and crystal clear calling on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. The smartphones will be available in Verizon stores beginning July 28.

"Together with Motorola, we're fueling the smartphone revolution, and fostering the development of new ideas that are not only changing the wireless world we know today, but redefining the future of technology," said Jeff Dietel, vice president of Wireless Devices at Verizon. "There's truly nothing else out there like the Moto Z Droids. While these phones are powerful on their own, when you combine them with the new Moto Mods you transform them into powerful devices that take you way beyond a phone."

Moto Z Droid — A platform for the future

Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid work with the Moto Mod ecosystem, yet offer distinct design features that can be tailored for your lifestyle. The Moto Z Droid is the thinnest premium smartphone and was designed so you can add powerful capabilities to your phone without adding a ton of bulk to your pocket.

The new Moto Z Force is the world's fastest charging smartphone, delivering up to 15 hours of use in 15 minutes. In addition, the Moto Z Force Droid has the same great innovations from previous Droids, like a guaranteed shatterproof display. Moto ShatterShield set the standard as the world's first smartphone display guaranteed not to crack or shatter. The new second-generation ShatterShield features narrower edges and a thinner design, yet it's still as strong as ever.

Both Droids also support Verizon's Advanced Calling, meaning when you call another compatible smartphone, you get calls that sound like you're having a conversation with someone in the same room instead of across the country. You can also start a video call right from the calling screen with just a tap. The Moto Z Droid is available for $26 per month on the Verizon device payment plan or $624 full price. The Moto Z Force is available for $30 per month on device payment or $720 full price. Beginning July 28, visit any Verizon store to trade in your current smartphone for the Moto Z Droid or Moto Z Force Droid on device payment plan and apply up to $300 in trade-in value immediately toward your purchase. Don't have the time to trade in at a store? You can also trade-in your phone at

Moto Mods

Moto Mods instantly transform your Moto Z Droids into entirely new devices, like a portable theater, a wireless speaker or a chic fashion accessory with built-in power and wireless charging capabilities. Moto Mods magnetically snap onto your phone, seamlessly become one with it and are easy to swap out.

The following Moto Mods will be available beginning July 28:

  • JBL SoundBoost Speaker — Instantly get powerful stereo sound that's perfect for the beach, the backyard and everywhere in between. The speaker features a kickstand, built-in battery for 10 extra hours of playtime and speakerphone capabilities. $79.99
  • Moto Insta-Share Projector — Snap the Insta-Share Projector onto your phone to share vacation photos from a recent trip or to play that movie everyone's talking about. The projector includes an integrated kickstand, up to 70" projection and a built-in battery for up to an extra hour of projection time. $299.99
  • TUMI and kate spade new york Power Packs — Add up to 22 hours of battery life to your phone without adding bulk. The Power Pack snaps on so you can recharge on the run. Forget about fumbling with batteries or searching for open wall outlets…and get it done in style. Prices range from $59.99 to $89.99.
  • Incipio Back Plates — Personalize your Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid with Incipio Back Plates. Magnetic covers are available in Soft Touch, Iridescent, and Brushed Metallic. $14.99.

Transforming Your Wireless Experience

In addition to an exceptional mobile experience you get on the Verizon network, the new Verizon Plan and My Verizon app give you an awesome mobile experience that you can control like never before. The new My Verizon app and Verizon Plan give you choice, just like the Moto Z Droids give you choice to turn your mobile phone into a stereo, projector and more, in a snap.

To pre-order the Moto Z Droids or Moto Mods, visit

*Trade in a phone in good, working condition for an account credit or gift card. Eligible phones for $300 trade-in value: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, LG G4 or V10, HTC One M9 and iPhone 6. Eligible phones for $200 trade-in value: Samsung Galaxy S5 or Note 4, LG G3, HTC One M8, iPhone 5, 5C or 5S, Droid Maxx 2 and Droid Turbo 2. Eligible phones for $100 trade-in value: Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2, HTC One M7, Apple iPhone 4 or 4S, Droid Maxx and Droid Turbo. Limited time offer.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play