The Moto Z Play is the latest addition to Lenovo's modular Moto Z series. The phone will go up for sale on Verizon next week for $399, and will be available globally at the end of September. In the UK, the Moto Z Play will be available at John Lewis and Amazon for £369 ($490). Verizon's global exclusivity on the Moto Z is also set to come to an end later this month, and as such the Moto Z will make its debut in the UK for £529 ($700).
The Hasselblad True Zoom camera mod is heading to the country at the end of the month for £199 ($265). Other Moto Mods, such as the projector and the battery pack, will also be available at launch:
- Incipio offGRID Power Pack - £59.99
- JBL SoundBoost - £69.99
- Moto Insta-Share Projector - £249.99
- Hasselblad True Zoom - £199.99
Interested in knowing about what's on offer with the Moto Z and Moto Z Play? Read our extensive coverage for all the details!
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Nah, there's better phones for the same money that don't mean dealing with Moto.
Haha, are they really thinking of charging those prices? Good luck Lenovo!
The Play might be appealing. I'm not sure it's the best choice in that price range, but if you want stockish Android, and the mods appeal to you, I can see why you'd want it. Personally, I'm not sold on the choice of a 625 chipset. I mean everyone is saying it runs great, and I'm sure it does, now. But will it run great in 6 months? I'm not sure. The full fat Moto Z is probably a tougher sell. Sure it's a good phone, and not terribly priced (in think £30 lower would make all the difference, but that's sort of splitting hairs), but would you buy it over an S7? Or even an HTC 10? I don't think I would. That's not really a problem unique to this phone though. It's the Galaxy problem and everyone has it. At least Moto has sort of the right approach. A solid low, mid and high end offering (G, Z Play, and Z), with decent prices. Unlike Sony's scatter gun approach of a new phone every month and crazy prices.
Yeah, it remains to be seen how well the SD625 performs after few months. The start is pretty good and the battery life, because of the 14nm process, should be great nonetheless.
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