Moto Z3 Play Review, price and key Specs

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Moto Z3 Play Review, price and key Specs

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Moto Z3 Play Review, price and key Specs
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Moto Z3 Play Review, price and key Specs
Moto Z3 Play Review, price and key Specs
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Moto Z3 Play Review, key specs, price & unboxing

Overview

Launched

August 2019

Weight

156g

Processor

Octa-core

Battery

3000mAh

Memory

4, 6 GB / 128 GB

Camera

12MP + 12MP

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Expert Score

6Expert Score
Average

Moto Z3 Play (5g with Moto Mod)

Design
6.5
Camera
6
Battery
6
Weight
7
Price
6.5
Positives
  • Cheapest new 5G phone
  • Moto Mods for 5G compatibility
  • Stock Android Pie
  • comfortable in the pocket
Negatives
  • Midrange processor
  • Night Vision absent
  • No groundbreaking changes<br>
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Key Specs

  • Launched; Moto Z3 Play was launched in August 2019
  • Processor; Octa-core
  • Memory ; 4GB RAM 64GB / 6GB RAM 128GB internal storage
  • Weight; 156 g
  • Camera ; Front Camera (8MP) + Rear Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Battery; 3000 mAh
  • Sensors ; – Accelerometer – Magnetometer – Gyro – Proximity – Ambient Light – Fingerprint reader – Ultrasonic
  • Colors;  Ceramic Black

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Moto Z3 Play 5G Review

The Moto Z3 Play is a special presentation from Motorola company that is the cheapest phone with 5G available option through Moto Mods. The midrange phone, its 10x zoom camera, loudspeaker and many other specifications are part of this Moto Z3 Play Review.
Moto Z3 Play is available with an expansive 6-inch display that’s too without a notch, with an attractive design and above all compatibility with 5G Moto mods.

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5G Moto Mod

Many other phones are good competitors of Moto Z3 Play with a better battery, better camera, speed performance and low price. Yet there is something unique with Moto Z3 Play, that is Moto Mods which improves the phone up to 5G. Moto Z phones are compatible with Moto Mods that are missing in others and is special for the Moto Z line.
The Motorola company is offering Moto Z3 Play that’s compatible with Moto Mods through Verizon only.

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Design & Display

Moto Z3 Play is not different in design and display as compare to its predecessors because it needs to be compatible with Moto Mods for 5G up-gradation.

The phone is a 76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75mm body with an aluminium frame, a glass back, and a Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Its weight is 156g, which is a well-balanced weight for a Moto phone. The screen lock button is on the left side, and the volume buttons are on the right side just above a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The location of the fingerprint is easy to hit for unlocking, which can also be accidentally unlocked with thumb touch especially when putting it in the pocket.

Moto Z3 5g specs

There is no headphone jack and for charging Moto Z3 Play has a USB-C 3.1 jack at the bottom edge. There is no speaker grille, instead of the earpiece above the screenplays the duty of the speaker too.

The display of the phone is great when 6-inch AMOLED comes on. The Moto Z3 Play phone is with a resolution of Full HD+, or 2,160 x 1,080.
The phone is of quality design that most people will only experience once. The SIM tray of the Moto Z3 Plays never let it be loose as it squeezes the sim.

The phone is with a single sim port and there is not yet a water resistance option in Z3 Play. The phone is covered with much glass and needs to have a protective cover at back but due to access for Moto Mods at back resists its extra protection.

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Processor

The Moto Z3 Play is a mid-range phone with Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The storage of the phone is expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card. It is all with hardware that runs Android 8.1 Oreo on the software side.
The Motorola premium phones are available with Moto Actions that are capable to take a screenshot, turn on the flashlight, open the camera app, mute the ringer, and more with simple gestures, taps, and swipes.

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Camera

The camera of Moto Z3 Play is not strong enough to be a good point of its sale, although it is a dual sensor system, where the secondary camera is just 5MP which is dedicated to the sensing path. The primary camera is 12 MP which shoots well but not good enough and also gives a ready noise of OK.

The images taken by Z3 Play are good enough on its screen, but pixel deteriorates on the big screen.
Battery

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Battery

The Moto Z3 Play phone is with a standard battery of 3,000mAh, as it will consume 15% only when used for 90 minutes of Full HD video with the display at maximum brightness.

The turbo power charging is an excellent feature that charges the Z3 Play phone in 15 minutes from 0% to 31%, to 56% in 30 minutes, and to 100% in 85 minutes.

The Moto power pack doubles its battery life although it warms the phone a bit when attached at back.

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Verdict

The Moto Z3 Play is not the cheapest or best mid-range phone out there. The Moto Z3 Play bring out plenty of performance, and up-to-date Android OS, and the Z family’s signature modularity all at a fairly low price.
The only difference between the Moto Z3 Play and Moto Z3 is that Z3 is with good camera powerful internals while the price tag is 20$ less.
The only recommendation for Moto Z3 Play over Z3 is when you have nothing to do with Verizon.

Moto Z3 Play 5G Pros & Cons

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Pros

  • No competitors in modularity
  • Good specs at a mid-range price
  • Fast charging
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Cons

  • Low standard camera
  • Lower in quality than Moto Z3
  • low profile design

Moto Z3 Play Price and Release Date

Motorola is selling Z3 Play an unlocked phone by the cheapest way to buy the Moto. The net full price of the phone is $499 while Moto offers it, for its customers through a financing plan at just $21 per month.
The Motorola is also adding something more in Z3 Play by offering Moto PowerPack battery mod free of cost which is worth $49 on its own. The Moto battery pack adds a 2,200 mAh battery to Z3 Play.
The Moto Z3 Play is 64 GB of storage and 4GB RAM with deep indigo colour.

What is in The Box (Moto Z3 Play)

  • Moto Z3 phone
  • TurboPower™ charger
  • USB-C cable
  • headset adapter
  • guides

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Information on This page may not be 100% accurate. For accurate information & complete Moto Z3 Play 5G Specs visit Motorola.com.

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