Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Motorola Moto Z3 Play
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Quick Verdict

Motorola's newest moto mod capable phone, the Moto Z3 Play offers a mid-priced option for those who like its modular approach.

The good

  • moto mod capable
  • Snapdragon 636 based
  • MicroSD expansion

The bad

  • No headphone jack
  • Mod compatibility limits the design

Motorola Moto Z3 Play at a glance

When does the Moto Z3 Play come out? Available from 4 October 2018.
What’s new about the Moto Z3 Play Snapdragon 636, dual cameras, moto mod compatibility
How much does the Moto Z3 Play cost? $799 outright

Motorola updated moto mod capable phone combines the modular approach the company has championed with a thin design and just a little more processing power.

It's been a while since we saw a moto mod capable phone down under, with the successor to the Moto Z2 Play, the Moto Z2 Force never officially available here. Motorola has swiftly made its 2018 mod-ready phone, the Motorola Moto Z3 Play available in Australia for outright sale.

Design

  • Thin and light
  • Moto mod compatibility adds large camera bump
  • Lacks headphone jack

Camera

  • Dual lens camera
  • Cinemagraph mode for video effects

Performance

  • Snapdragon 636, not 845
  • Expandable memory
  • Mods give a lot of flexibility – at a price

Battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Wireless charging available – via a moto mod

Early Verdict

  • A decent upgrade if you already own moto mods

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Motorola's modular handset

The Motorola Moto Z3 combines power with the flexibility of Motorola's unique moto mods.

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  • The Motorola Moto Z3 Play sells in Australia outright for $799.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6
Display resolution (pixels) 2160 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
Processor Snapdragon 636
Height (mm) 156.5
Width (mm) 76.5
Depth (mm) 6.75
Weight (g) 156
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 5
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 11
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
3,000
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
4,000
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5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
4,000
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
3,200
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
3,000
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
3,000
5
1280 × 720
16GB
2,800
5
854 × 480
16GB
2,350
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
3,000
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
2,800
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
3,000
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,510
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
2,600
5
1280 × 720
16GB
2,800
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB
3,760

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