Motorola is all set to give an upgrade to its Moto Z series, and it looks compelling. The company has announced the Moto Z3 Play and will be launching it officially next month. With its Z series, Motorola has changed the game in recent years and dominated the mid-range smartphone market. The Moto Z2 Play was a success for the company that was launched last year and inspired it to come up with an upgrade. In Moto Z3 Play we will be getting dual rear camera, bigger screen with a minimal bezel and more exciting design. Besides, Motorola has also removed the 3.5 mm jack which is quite disappointing. Without wasting any time let's quickly dive into the phone’s details.
Motorola has changed the design of Moto Z3 Play a lot in order to make it more futuristic. If you have come across Moto G6, then you already have a good idea how this upgrade looks. Moto Z3 Play comes with a more premium design having an aluminum build and with a shortened bezel. This helped the company to provide a more prominent display without increasing the size of the phone. If you compare the Moto Z3 Play with its last iteration you will see there is no difference in the dimension except the thickness that has gotten 1 mm bigger approximately. Surprisingly the upcoming smartphone owns 18:9 aspect ratio that made it possible to put the 6-inch display in the same chassis. Noticeably, the company has changed the locations of the fingerprint sensor and power button. In Motorola, Moto Z3 Play you will find the fingerprint sensor on the left side of the phone while the power button occupies the right side with the volume rocker. This could be hard to digest for the regular Motorola users. Along with this, the device lacks the 3.5mm jack which was not expected.
The phone will be coming with a 6 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that will be offering 1080 X 2160 pixel resolution.The screen of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 against the scratches and other damages. Moto Z3 Play comes with 77.9% screen to body ratio that makes it look more prominent than the Moto Z2 Play.
Moto Z3 Play may have the premium design and look of a flagship device but it still comprises the mid-range specs. Motorola Moto Z3 Play comes with a powerful Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset that is coupled with Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor. The processing unit of the smartphone should be faster and smarter considering the upgrades. Moreover, the phone is equipped with 4GB RAM and comprises 32/64GB internal storage that is upgradable up to 400GB using the microSD card.
With the upgraded chipset the phone is expected to perform better than its predecessor. Moto Z3 Play will be running on Android 8.1 right out of the box, that is a good thing. The camera of the phone has also experienced a hike as the rear camera now comes with dual lenses. There will be a primary lens of 12MP having 1.7/f aperture along with a 5MP secondary lens. The rear camera will be coming with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and a dual tone LED flash. The front camera of Motorola Moto Z3 Play will be powered by an 8MP lens, which will be able to provide sharp selfies.
In order to keep the phone running for a long time, there is a 3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.
Price & Availability
‘Motorola has started taking the pre-order of the phone , and it will be launching the phone officially in July. However, the unlocked version of Motorola Moto Z3 Play is available on the company's website that comes for $499. With the unlocked version of Moto Z3 Play, you will be getting a 22,00 mAh Moto Mod.
Motorola Moto Z3 Play is an excellent mid-range smartphone that comes with alluring design and powerful specs. However, the smartphone is much more suitable for the new consumers instead of the users looking to upgrade their older Motorola device. The premium look of the phone is one of the reasons that puts it above other smartphones coming in the same price range. Moreover, Motorola keeping the powerful Moto Z3 Play under $500 to make a stronghold in the midrange smartphone market. Moto Z3 Play is a good deal considering the price that brings cool features and also the Moto Mod.