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.
|Spec||Moto Z3 Play Specs|
|Operating system||Android 8.1|
Moto Display, Voice, Actions
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor|
Octa-core Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz GHz
|GPU||Adreno 509 GPU @ ~850 MHz|
|Screen||6.01-inch Full HD (2160x1080) AMOLED|
|Materials||Gorilla Glass 3|
6000 series aluminum
|Storage||32GB / 64GB|
|Expandability||microSD up to 2TB|
|Rear camera||12MP, Dual Autofocus Pixel|
phase-detect, laser autofocus
|Rear camera 2||5MP|
|Video capture||720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)|
f/2.0 wide-angle lens
(USB-C to 3.5mm adapter included)
|Moto Mods support||Yes|
|Water resistance||Water-repellent coating|
|Security||Side fingerprint sensor, face unlock|
TurboPower charger (8 hrs battery in 15 min)
|Dimensions||76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm|
|Network||LTE: 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 was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.
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?
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