Motorola has dropped its flagship device, Moto Z this year with an innovative technology called Moto Mods. These Mods extend the functionality of the handset to things that were pretty much unthinkable before this. Now, the handset maker has come out with the more affordable variant of the handset, which is Moto Z Play. This handset too is the thinnest Motorola device till date and comes with support for Moto Mods. While the handset itself is quite economical, the price of Moto Mods, if you choose to go for one would make it a high end device. Here is a brief overview of the good and the bad of the new handset.
Moto Mods Support: This smartphone has the same 16 Pin magnetic connector on the rear panel as found on the flagship. Therefore, it can support interesting mods like projector and JBL boombox.
USB Type-C: This handset has been equipped with the next generation USB Type-C port for connectivity instead of microUSB. This port brings functionality like quick charging and reversible port to the handset.
Big battery life: Motorola has equipped the newest smartphone from its stable with a large 3510 mAh battery. A moderate user can easily see through two day's worth of usage on a single charge.
Great cameras: Motorola Moto Z Play comes with a 16 MP camera on its rear panel, which we already know to be a great performer from Moto G4 Plus. Moreover, this camera has been coupled with Laser as well as Phase Detection Auto Focus.
Camera bump is huge: Motorola Moto Z Plus comes with a flat rear panel and the camera bump is massive on this handset. This has been incorporated to ensure that the camera is still usable when a mod is snapped on the handset. However, not many users would opt for a mod that costs almost as much as the device itself and are at a risk of damaging their camera.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||October 17, 2016|
|Model||Z Play 32GB|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Upgradable To V8.0 (Oreo)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||156.4 x 76.4 x 6.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||69.63 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||PureCel Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3510 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 2 TB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Turbo Power Charger, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card|