Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device

    

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device


This year, Motorola and Lenovo bought us a new Semi-Modular Smartphone series "The Moto Z". Following the launch of Moto Z , Moto Z Force and Moto Mods, Month back Lenovo also announced the Mid-ranged Motorola Moto Z Play with Hasselblad True Zoom camera.

This month, Lenovo launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in India. The Moto Z being world's thinnest smartphone, while the Moto Z Play is the one who comes with headphone jack in the Z family. So, Lets take a closer look at the Mid-ranged Moto Z Play-


Design-

In terms of Design, The Moto Z Play features a Flat glass back with an aluminum frame at 7mm thick. There's a huge camera hump at the back. The Smartphone feels premium and the Glass back adds 5 stars to its beauty.


Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device


To the back, The Moto Z Play has a Round 16MP Camera with laser and phase detect autofocus and flash which captures great Images. Followed by Camera, there's a flat Motorola's "Batwing" Logo. 
The bottom back has a Plastic finish with 16 magnetic pins for connecting the Moto Mods.

At the front, there is a 5.5inch Super AMOLED FHD display with 403 pixel per inch. The Display is not stunning, but its bright and beautiful. The Font top contains a 5MP Camera with LED Flash which takes amazing Photographs (We will discus more about it in Camera section).
There's a Square Fingerprint sensor at the Front bottom which is really quick.



Followed by a Sim and MicroSD card tray, the top contains a microphone too. The Bottom comes with USB-C and Yes there's a headphone jack too. 

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device


Overall The Smartphones looks beautiful and feels great in hand.



Specs and Performance


Moto Z Play comes out with 3GB RAM paired with 32GB Storage and MicroSD card support. Under the hood there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. 

The UI is always fluid, there are no lags. The device handles High-Graphics games smoothly. Moto Z Play has acceptable performance in this price.


Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device


Moto Z Play's battery is just insane, the 3510mAh battery can go for 2 days (Or may be 3) with a full charge, if used moderately. The battery takes Approx 1 hour 15 minutes to get fully charged with Turbo charger.

The specifications are not competitive at this price. But The Performance is fast and smooth , Stock Android Marshmallow adds more sweetness to its performance. Though the Device will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of this year.


Camera 


Moto Z Play features a 16-megapixel Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser and phase detect autofocus and LED flash . It has a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter with LED flash.

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device



Admittedly, The Images taken with Rear 16MP camera is not to great as compared with other flagship smartphones, but still they are acceptable.
The Video comes little bit shaky when in hands because of lack of OIS. Yes, You can also shoot 4K videos with Moto Z Play.



Though the Front facing 5MP selfie-shooter shoots good selfies and It has a LED flash too.


Software-

The device comes out with Pure Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Pre-loaded Moto, Moto File manager and Moto Mods Application. The Moto App contains Moto Actions, Moto Voice and Moto Display.

Moto Z Play Review: You will love this long-lasting "Modular" Device


The Moto Display which shows Notifications at a glance was always been a great feature. The Shrink screen makes the screen smaller for one-handed use. 

Pros and Cons -

Pros -

  • Moto Mods support
  • Amazing Battery Life
  • Premium Design, Looks Beautiful
  • Stock Android
  • Supports All Moto Actions
  • Priced Right
Cons -
  • Camera lacks OIS
  • Moto Mods priced high

Verdict 

As said earlier "The Moto Z and Moto Mods are one of the most iconic device ever designed and redefined how stylish a phone can be". 

The Moto Z Play is little brother in Moto Z Family with an amazing battery life and premium looks. All I can say, it is the "Best long-lasting Modular Smartphone, You can buy right now in this price range". 

Buy it from Flipkart  (It comes with a Free Style Mod ;)




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