Moto Z Play Announced: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About The New Battery Champion


Lenovo at the stage of IFA 2016 in Berlin today adds a more affordable third phone to the Moto Z series. Like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the Moto Z Play is offered exclusively to Verizon Wireless as a Droid in the United States, and sold unlocked.

Priced at $400 ($408 full retail on Verizon, $449 unlocked) you will be getting a decent but not bleeding edge smartphone for the money. More interesting than that would be its longest battery life in the history of Motorola smartphones. It supports the full lineup of snap-on MotoMod accessories and this time around it comes fixed with a headphone jack.

Moto Z Play

Specifications-wise, it supports Moto Mods, similar to what the Moto Z range offered before it and with a fingerprint sensor on the front as well. Featuring a 5.5-inch fullHD Super AMOLED display counts at 1920-by-1080 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and paired with 403ppi.

The new Moto Z phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.2GHz Octa-Core chipset and features Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in two different memory and storage options, like 3GB RAM+32GB/64GB internal storage and further expandable via microSD card up to 2TB.

On the software front, the Moto Z Play runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. If you’re getting the Moto Z Play, it’s probably because of its price, the battery, or Moto’s excellent key features like Moto Display and Moto Actions.


Rest of the features includes:

  • Single Nano-SIM / Dual SIM
  • 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, 1.3um pixel, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera, Wide-Angle lens, LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Front-ported loudspeaker,3-mic support
  • Dimensions: 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm; Weight: 165g
  • Moto Mods connector, Water repellent nano-coating, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC,¬†USB Type-C port
  • 3510mAh battery with Turbo charging

It comes in Black, Silver, Black Slate, White, Fine Gold and Sugar White color options. If it’s available in India, it goes up for Rs. 30,123 approximately. In Europe Moto Z Play costs 499 Euros. In the U.S, it will be available on and Verizon as Moto Z Play Droid Edition (at $17/month) on September 8.

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