Today, Motorola unveiled its Moto Z3 Play, giving its battery-friendly smartphone line much of what it needs to stay current in 2018. Well if you are familiar with the Moto Z series then you’ll immediately notice a few hardware and aesthetic changes over last year, all of which improve the phone’s caliber.
The mid-ranger features a dual rear-facing camera system, a new side-mounted fingerprint sensor, thinner bezels, and a glass back with an aluminum body. In terms of design the phone looks good, though it attracts fingerprint marks. Irrespective of glass back it doesn’t allow for wireless charging capabilities — you’ll need to buy a separate Moto Mod for that. Obviously, the Z3 Play still supports Moto Mods, just like the rest of Motorola’s Z lineup.
Here are all the specs of the Moto Z3 Play-
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
4GB of RAM with either 32 or 64GB of expandable storage
• 3,000mAh battery
• Dual rear-facing camera system with a 12-megapixel with f/1.7 sensor and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing sensor
• 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 lens and screen flash
• USB-C charging port, supports fast charging
• 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with 2160 x 1080p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio
• 6.75mm thick, 156g
• Runs on Android 8.1
• Only available in deep indigo color
Available unlocked, bundled with a battery mod, for $499
Other than the classy and shiny back the most obvious change is the phone’s display. It’s now 6-inch, Full HD+ AMOLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Motorola name is still stamped across the smaller bottom bezel, continuing the moto DNA. Due to moto mods the fingerprint sensor is placed on the right side of the device–a strange position, but after sometime you’ll get used to of it.
he Z3 Play has a 3,000 mAh battery, which should still be sufficient for a day of use. The moto Z3 play features dual rear-facing cameras including a 12MP sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. That depth camera is used for some new photography modes, including the cinemagraph feature, which lets you record footage of a scene and then edit the video to freeze certain aspects. Google Lens is also built into the camera app.
The front camera is now an 8MP sensor that can take photos in portrait mode. It’ll cost $499 and will be bundled with Motorola’s battery mod.