Motorola Moto Z Play Review

Score: 9.36

Motorola Moto Z Play is a top-level Android cellphone launched in 2016, which counts with a large 5.5" display, an extremely powerful 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU, and 2 cameras, a 16 megapixels back-facing camera and a 5 MP front side camera. We will get a better idea about this phone's features when we get into specific details.

This phone is available in a wide range of colors: black, gold, gray and white. Talking about its materials quality, the Motorola Moto Z Play is made with Glass and Metal . The feels much lighter than what you expect from a phone of this size. This device is incredibly thin and stilized, with a thickness of just 0.28 inches. This cellphone is a compact phone, taking into account that it has a 5.5" screen and it's only 6.16 inches long.

Motorola decided to equip this cellphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953 system chip, packing a high performance Octa-Core processing unit speeding at 2 gigahertz and a big 3 GB of RAM. This cellphone comes with a 32 GB great internal memory and an SD memory slot, which allows the user to install tons of applications, games, songs, photos and videos without worrying about running out of space at all.

This device features two cameras, a 16 megapixels back camera and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera. It can also capture videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and slow-motion videos up to 1280x720 (HD) up to 120 frames per second.

Motorola equipped this cellphone with a high-tech 5.5" display, and a 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) resolution, which makes everything look absolutely great.

This phone provides WiFi connection (and it can be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G , the fastest data connection and the fastest 3G data connection, over HSPA technologies. This cellphone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

The also includes a wide variety of interesting features as Fingerprint ID, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS Geolocation, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Motorola Moto Z Play uses amassive 3510 mAh non-removable battery providing the Motorola Moto Z Play a marvelous battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that this phone's battery isn't replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to lose its charge, even though with its 3510 mAh you will probably replace this phone before it becomes an issue.

Motorola is offering this phone for $ 280, which is somewhat expensive for comparing with other similar phones. The is definitely a great choice no matter if you are looking for a cellphone to majorly use social networks, need a cellphone for playing games, are an amateur photographer or will use it for work.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow
Also Known As:Motorola XT1635
Dimensions:6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inchesMetric15.65 x 7.65 x 0.71 cmImperial
Weight:5.82 ouncesMetric164.99 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold, Gray and White
Materials:Glass and Metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2016-10-04
Price:$ 280.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:401 pixels per inchMetric157.87 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 506
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1,95 TB)


Capacity:3510 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (4 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 28(700 APT), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G) and HSPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor