Moto Z3 Play Specifications

The Moto Z3 Play is Motorola's latest vehicle for Moto Mods, which continue to be supported into its third year, a welcome change of pace from the planned obsolescence of the tech industry. But most Moto Mods have particular height and width requirements, which limited what Motorola could do with the Moto Z3 Play's form factor.

There's a faster Snapdragon 636 platform inside, along with 4GB of RAM standard, and a taller 2:1 1080p AMOLED display eliminates some of the bezels — and the fingerprint sensor — from the phone's front. The 3,000mAh battery is the same, however, and the Z3 Play loses a headphone jack.

But it also gains a second camera sensor, allowing for portrait mode and other depth effects.

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SpecMoto Z3 Play Specs
Operating systemAndroid 8.1
Moto Display, Voice, Actions
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
Octa-core Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz GHz
14nm process
GPUAdreno 509 GPU @ ~850 MHz
Screen6.01-inch Full HD (2160x1080) AMOLED
MaterialsGorilla Glass 3
6000 series aluminum
Storage32GB / 64GB
ExpandabilitymicroSD up to 2TB
Rear camera12MP, Dual Autofocus Pixel
phase-detect, laser autofocus
1.4-micron pixels
f/1.7 lens
dual-LED flash
Rear camera 25MP
Video capture720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)
Front camera8MP
1.12-micron pixels
f/2.0 wide-angle lens
(USB-C to 3.5mm adapter included)
SpeakerSingle front-facing
Moto Mods supportYes
Water resistanceWater-repellent coating
SecuritySide fingerprint sensor, face unlock
TurboPower charger (8 hrs battery in 15 min)
ColorsDeep Indigo
Dimensions76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm
NetworkLTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B28 (700 APT)
UMTS: B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
GSM: B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)
Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • Disappointing.
    Another step back for battery life.
    Z Play 3560 mAh
    Z2 3000 mAh
    Z3 3000 mAh but with bigger screen. "Play" used to stand for more time playing with the phone. That time decreased with every generation.
  • Yes they are including a 2000mamp battery pack for free. So it's comparable to a 5000mamp battery. You must ask yourself is it worth the extra 100.00 dollars? The only thing I question the op6 is thirty dollars more. Plus it has OIS with the camera & a headphone jack the z3 has neither. Then the 845processer with dash charging & oxygen OS and lastly probably the fastest phone the planet has ever seen! The good thing with the z3 is accessibility in the US & will be handled on all carrier's! The op6 is limited with carrier's!
  • moto moto sweet moto where's the headphone jack?