moto-z-play-hands-on_09Motorola/Lenovo has just launched a new Moto Z phone called Moto Z Play. At the moment, we unit we have is a Verizon “Moto Z Play Droid”– but expect to find a GSM unlocked (and unsubsidized) version. The Moto Z Play has been designed to provide a premium experience and a very long-lasting battery life, for an affordable price. That is its “raison d’etre”, where the Moto Z is very thin, and the Moto Z Force is super-durable.

This review was last updated on 2017/09/14. We have selected the following phones as competitors in the $400 price range: LG V20, ZTE Axon Elite, iPhone 6 Plus, Sony XPERIA XZ, Samsung Galaxy S7. There are potentially more competitors based on price alone, but we consider these to be the most interesting ones.

Key Points

  • 5.5” Super-AMOLED display, 1080p (1920×1080), 401 PPI
  • 16 Megapixel f2.0 aperture, 1.3 µm sensor pixel size. No Optical Stabilization
  • Snapdragon 625 main processor
  • 3510 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 at launch (2016). Android 6.0.1 in September 2017

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Display
5.5"
1920x1080
Super AMOLED
401 PPI
Price
~$335 - Amazon
Camera
16 MP
F2 Aperture F-Stop
Weight
165 g
Battery
3510 mAh
Non-Removable
No Wireless Charg.
Launched in
2016-08-01
System
3GB RAM
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
32
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