The Motorola Moto Z3 Play Review

Do you love Motorola smartphones as I do? In fact, my first phone was from Motorola and was very powerful. The battery could last the whole day and network connectivity was superb. Today I bring you Motorola Moto Z3 Play, one of the best Motorola smartphones in the market. I will highlight the specifications that make the phone a wonderful phone to have in a short while.

This device was released in August 2018. It is unlocked and comes with a back cover protector to protect your battery from possible damage if it falls on a hard surface. The phone is also built with immense elegance and comes with a US warranty. If it develops issues, you can easily get help from experienced technicians. US buyers will enjoy free shipping to their physical address.

What are the specifications of the Motorola Moto Z3?

Moto Z3 Play

Motorola Moto Z3 has the following specifications that make it a great phone to have.


1. Large screen
2. High-resolution cameras
3. Large memories
4. Unlocked
5. Upgradable OS


1. Does not have the 3mm jack

1) Design

The phone is elegantly designed and features a back cover to protect it from damages when it falls. It weighs 156 grams and thus light enough to walk with while in your pockets. The phone measures 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm (6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 in). Also, the phone has a Gorilla Glass 3 glass front and a Gorilla Glass 3 glass back. It also features an aluminum frame (6000 series).

Moreover, the phone supports Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Additionally, the phone is splash and dust resistant.

2) Display

The phone has a large 6.01-inch Super AMOLED screen which occupies an area of  93.2 cm². Furthermore, the screen has a 77.9% screen-to-body ratio. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, an 18:9 ratio with a 402 PPI density. Furthermore, the screen has a corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The advantage of having a phone with a large screen is that you can watch movies as well as play games with immense comfort. Photos are also clearly visible.

3) Network

This smartphone is one of Motorola’s unlocked phones to work with all networks. It supports GSM / HSPA / LTE network technologies.  Use your most preferred networks. Also, the connections are strong and cases of dropped calls are minimal unless you are in a very remote area with very poor network connectivities. In such a case, you may use signal boosters as the phone will pick very well.

4) Cameras

Motorola Moto Z3 has some of the best cameras ever. It has dual main cameras which include 12 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF, Laser AF), 12 MP B/W. The main cameras feature Dual-LED dual-tone flash and panorama. It supports 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps videos.

Moreover, the phone has a single front camera for taking selfies. The resolution of the selfie camera is 8 MP (f/2.0, 1/4″, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm). Again, the front camera supports 1080p@30fps videos.

5) Memory

The phone supports a microSDXC (dedicated slot). It comes with either a 64GB ROM or 128GB ROM. You can thus add a memory card if the internal storage space is not enough for your files. Also, the phone comes with either a RAM of 4GB or one of 6GB.

You can choose whichever RAM is best for you depending on personal preferences. In short, you can have 64GB 4GB RAM or 128GB 6GB RAM Motorola Moto Z3 Play smartphone.

Due to the large RAM, the phone can run many applications simultaneously without jamming. No wonder it is among the most bought Walmart Motorola phones. People like phones with large memories due to their high performance.

6) Platform

Motorola Moto Z3 Play runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo). The operating system is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). This is amazing as instead of buying another phone with Android 9 (Pie), you just upgrade and enjoy amazing features. It has a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) chipset and an  Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU. The phone’s GPU is Adreno 540.

7) Communication

Motorola Moto Z3 Play is a smartphone with an amazing communication system. It has WLAN with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. A phone with a hotspot allows you to share your internet connection with other compatible smartphones. It also has GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDS.

Moreover, the phone supports Bluetooth version 5. It also has NFC and an FM radio. Also, the phone supports USB Type-C 3.1, a magnetic connector, and the USB On-The-Go(OTG). Connect with an OTG cable and read flash disks and memory cards without having to insert them into your phone.

8) Battery

The phone has a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Such a battery can last all day long without shutting down. Perhaps, this is the reason why the phone is among the Motorola Verizon prepaid phones. Looking at these phones closely, I can notice that almost all of them have large and durable batteries. The battery also has a 15W fast charging. You can thus charge your battery when in a hurry.

9) Sensors

Sensors help a phone to support various applications. Motorola Moto Z3 has Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Use the compass to find directions and never get lost with this phone.

10) Sound quality

In terms of sound, this phone has loudspeakers. However, it lacks the 3mm jack. It means that you can only connect to audio devices via Bluetooth.

Bottom line

Motorola Moto Z3 is a powerful smartphone that is good for all kinds of communication. It supports all carriers and has strong internet connectivity. Also, it’s a fast performing phone as it has large RAM. The batteries are also awesome and can help you capture high-quality videos and photos. Above all, enjoy the elegant design of the phone and carry it with ease since it is light.

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