At this stage in the game, we've all pretty much accepted that our smartphones are our lives.
It's crazy to think that in the matter of almost a decade, we've gone from blinging out our RAZR flip phones to literally not being able to leave the house without our smartphones somewhere on us.
It's totally understandable, though. Our phones take our pictures, tell us where to go, order our food; we work from our phones, check our emails, browse our favourite social media apps; there's even a smartphone out there that can turn into a 10x optical zoom machine, right in front of your eyes... basically, our smartphones can do anything.
Well, almost anything. Some things sadly have yet to make an appearance on the smartphone scene, but trust, any and all of these things would make all our lives so much easier... and our phones so much smarter!
1. Automatically recognize (and stop!!) all drunk texts.
If the text you're sending out is to your ex, has more than 1 "z" in it and/or is sent after 2:00 AM, your phone should have a feature to right away lock you out. After all, nothing good can come of a 3:00 AM text to your ex reading "Hezyzyz;(!"
2. Notify you immediately when you've spent 3/4 of your paycheque on food.
Even a notification as simple as "oh, hey, you've tapped that Just Eat app more than eight times this week. You good fam?" would force us all to face our life priorities and reheat those week-old leftovers in the fridge instead of wasting what's left of our money on food. Probably?
3. Or, at the very least, order the food for you.
Like, how much time do we all waste trying to figure out WTF to eat for lunch? Way too much time. Forever wishing our smartphones would develop an algorithm to not only figure out our favourite foods but to decide and order for us on the daily, TBH.
4. Be able to step your Instagram game up to the influencer level, with pretty much no effort on your end.
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by the fact that you need to carry around your phone AND a DSLR camera everywhere to slay the Instagram scene.
On second thought, don't do that. There's actually one smartphone out there that wants to see your IG game improve: Motorola's Moto Z² Play has super cool magnetized "mods" that attach right to the phone, including the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod, which can actually add 10x optical zoom right to your phone!
It attaches to the back of your Moto Z² Play, turning your smartphone into a legit true zoom machine! The Moto Z² Play's camera is already awesome, with dual autofocus pixels and a laser autofocus feature, but the added mod takes it to a whole. Other. Level. Just think of all the food porn pictures you'll be able to take!
5. Call you the MINUTE it senses you're in an awkward situation.
Oh, you've just said bye to a disaster or a Tinder date and now you're both walking the same way? No worries. Prepare for a phone call from your "best friend Sandra". Boom. Awkwardness gone.
6. Automatically discard all old, pointless texts way before the "storage too full" message pops up.
If it's between never being able to take another brunch pic with my phone again, or scrolling through 2 years worth of old text messages and facing the older, younger, dumber me, I guess I'll be eating my meals hot from now on. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thankfully, Motorola's Moto Z² Play has got you covered. It straight-up comes with 32 GB of memory and 3 GB RAM (which is also expandable, for all you photo hoarders out there), so you can keep your old texts, favourite songs, and best pictures for ages without having to frantically delete anything for the sake of storage.
7. And automatically block callers you don't want to hear from.
Sure, you can block people yourself, but that's only when you already know their phone numbers. Wouldn't life be grand if your phone could just instantly block telemarketers, debt collectors, exes and weirdly clingy family members before they even make it to the ringtone? (Yes. Yes it would).
8. Project your fave Netflix show directly onto your bedroom ceiling.
Trust, there is nothing on this earth that's worse than contorting yourself in bed just so you can binge season 3 of Narcos on a screen that's actually appropriately sized.
The good news, though, is that you don't really have to live that struggle anymore. Motorola's Moto Z² Play comes with a handy dandy projector mod, the Moto Insta-Share Projector, that automatically clips right on to your phone thanks to built in magnets - and projects a screen up to 70 inches!
So, clip it on the back, project your favourite show anywhere you want (or project your video chats, Facebook feed, etc...) and prepare for the face of streaming to change for you forever. Yes, forever.
9. Slam shut, RAZR style, every time you end a call in frustration.
One of the biggest things we all miss from our old flip phones is how satisfying it was to end a call slamming the phone shut with all of our angry might.
Today, we have to settle for poking the screens with as much force as our fingers can muster. Not the same, but I mean, we now have mini computers in our pockets so I guess it's an even trade-off?
10. Book (and then cancel) doctor/dentist/adulthood appointments for you.
Seriously, imagine how easy life would be if all you had to do was trust your phone to adult for you. Nails need fleekifying? No worries, your phone knows. Your appointment is already booked.
Need to cancel that checkup your mom booked for you months ago that you forgot about until the day of? Phone's got ya back. Phone's already on it. Consider it done.
11. Never. Die.
In a perfect world, our smartphone batteries would last for the entire day. We'd get through hours of picture taking, texting, and Facebook adventuring without even having to charge it... and when we did, charging would take a half an hour, tops.
Well, welcome to your brand new perfect world. Motorola's Moto Z² Play phone has 30 hours of battery life, but if that isn't enough for you - you guessed it - you can snap on battery mods that'll seriously up your battery life.
Like the Moto TurboPower Pack Mod, for example. Snap it on and you've instantly given yourself an extra day (!) of battery life, AKA a whole lot more time to Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to your heart's content.
Oh, and no worries about charging it. The TurboPower Moto Mod charges up to 50% in just 20 minutes, so waiting is pretty much a thing of the past.
Honestly, we kind of do use our phones for everything - which is totally cool! But if you're going to use a smartphone to make your life easier, you might as well use one that actually does aim to make your life easier.
The Motorola Moto Z² Play is a little different but in a great way. Not only does it come with a fantastic built-in camera unseen on the smartphone market before and 32 GB of super-fast memory, but you can also use the Moto Mods to turn your smartphone into a completely different device.
So whether you need an optical zoom camera, a projector, a speaker, or an extra kick of battery life... well, Motorola's totally got you covered.