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Motorola Moto Z Play

Motorola Moto Z Play
alaScore 92

36 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Motorola Moto Z Play. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and durability are overall positive. The connectivity and battery also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the camera.

price, battery, connectivity, durability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

Moto Z Play review


The longer-lasting modular phone with a headphone jack

Cheapest Moto Z phone yet ; Works with all MotoMods ; Includes a 3.5mm headphone jack

Not a powerful performer ; Thicker, even without accessories ; Camera won't impress you

The Moto Z Play is meant to play, made clear with its headphone jack and long-lasting battery. And everyone is invited thanks to its cheaper price. Just don't expect stellar performance from the chipset or camera on this thicker Moto Z variant.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (

Moto Z Play


Motorola's Moto Z may yet to have hit UK shores, but that didn't stop the company unveiling yet another semi-modular phone at IFA 2016. The Moto Z Play is the chunky-monkey sibling to the Moto Z and aims to offer the same upgrade system, but with a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (

Motorola's Moto Z Play has a beast of a battery (review)


Motorola's Moto Z is a premium phone that made waves with its magnetic snap-on accessories. Unlike the LG G5, which also had swappable components, Motorola's take on modularity made a lot more sense and was easier to use.

The affordable Moto Z Play works with swappable modular accessories, retains its headphone jack (unlike the more upmarket Moto Z and Z Force) and has a battery that goes on and on

The Z Play is the thickest and heaviest phone in the Moto Z series and its fingerprint sensor, annoyingly, can be mistaken for a home button

Even if you don't give two licks about its cool modular capabilities, get the Motorola Moto Z for an affordable phone with an impressively enduring battery life.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Moto Z Play review: Long-lasting, affordable, and modular too


It may not be as fast as the other Moto Z phones, but the return of the headphone jack and super battery life make up for it.

priced well ; fantastic battery life ; smooth performance

Verizon exclusive version loaded with bloatware ; Camera software interface could use some work

It won't win any speed contests, but nice design, epic battery life, and an affordable price make this phone a winner.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Motorola Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom Mod


Motorola's latest Moto Z handset is a compelling and affordable Android smartphone that also happens to be compatible with the company's ecosystem of Moto Mods. Along with the Z Play, we've reviewed the Hasselblad True Zoom camera mod.

All things considered, the Z Play from Motorola makes far more sense than the Z Droid or Z Force Droid. The Z Play's hardware is every bit as good as the Z and Z Force, and the performance of the lower-cost device is close enough that the differences...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: CMJ (

Very good phone. Although I am a fan of I ...


Oh! Very good phone. Although I am a fan of I Phone but this one has stolen my heart.

Consumer review by: avinash (



The best phone under 10k(not counting the chinese companies lol). I ordered it around 11pm and got it the next day at around 4pm. Isn't that awesome? Pros: 1. Outstanding battery performance which lasts about 1.5 days to 2 days. 2. Lightweight and slim...

Consumer review by: Amazon Customer (

Value For Money Product


Such an awesome mobile having great features truly its value for money product.

Consumer review by: Manoranjan (

Useful Phone.


A good phone with this 9k range. looks is very good, working fine.

Consumer review by: Sujit Tribhuvan (

Best Budget Phone MOTO G PLAY.


Moto g play is best budget phone with terrific specifications. HD Display, 2 GB RAM, 16GB ROM, QUAD CORE 1.2GHZ, QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 310.

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2800 / 3510

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 2560x1440@30fps
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes


Body SAR (EU):1.4
Head SAR (EU):0.396


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Gold, White / White
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant


Display diagonal:12.7 / 14
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294 / 403
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2 / 3


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n


Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306 / Adreno 506
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2
Processor Model:410 / 625


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1, Marshmallow


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.99 / 9.9
Height :14.4 / 144.4 / 15.6
Weight:137 / 165
Width:7.2 / 7.64 / 72