Motorola Moto Z3 Play Advantages, Disadvantages, Review – Underpowered !!

Motorola Moto Z3 Play mid-range smartphone launched into the market. So, check out Motorola Moto Z3 Play advantages (Pros), disadvantages (Cons), problems and drawbacks/defects before purchasing. Motorola Moto Z3 Play price in India is around Rs.29,999 and $399 in the USA. Currently, it is not available on online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon to buy.

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Best Price: Rs.29,999(India), $399(USA)

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Key Features:

  • Android OS, v8.1(Oreo).
  • 6.01 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colors.
  • Dual 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera, 8 MP secondary camera.
  • Octa-Core processor and Snapdragon 636 chipset.
  • 4/6 GB RAM and 32/64/128 GB Internal Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Advantages (Pros):

  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play comes with latest Android OS, v8.1(Oreo).
  • Presents 6.01-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and Multitouch in it.
  • Its display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • It has a good screen-to-body ratio for the better viewing experience.
  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play display has good pixel density for its full HD+ resolution (~402 PPI pixel density)
  • It supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • It provides 4/6 GB RAM for multitasking.
  • It encompasses with Octa-core processor.
  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play has equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset.
  • Brings an internal memory of 32/64/128 GB and expandable memory is supported up to 512 GB.
  • It offers Dual 12 MP (f/1.7, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (no AF, depth sensor) rear camera with additional features like dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, Auto-HDR
  • It offers 8 MP front-facing camera with additional features like (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p.
  • Supports Quad HD video recording at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps.
  • It has the battery capacity of 3000 mAh which is good for heavy usage.
  • Performance is very smooth with no lags.
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, 4G, NFC.
  • Supports sensors like Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
  • Design and build quality are great.
  • It offers great and loudspeakers.
  • Supports FM radio.
  • It is available in Deep Indigo, Onyx Black (128/6GB only) colors to choose from.
  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play supports additional features like Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging 15W, Splash and dust resistant.

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Disadvantages (Cons):

  • Snapdragon 636 is underpowered for its price, they should have provided Snapdragon 660 for better performance.
  • No wireless charging support.
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack support.
  • Comes with hybrid SIM slot. So you can’t use both SIM cards and microSD card at a time.
  • No stereo speakers for the better multimedia experience.
  • Very few colors to choose from.

Check out Motorola Moto Z3 Play Specifications:

General Features
Brand Motorola
Model Name Moto Z3 Play
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Operating System Android 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509
Colors Deep Indigo, Onyx Black (128/6GB only)
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~77.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Dimensions 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm (6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 in)
Weight 156 g (5.50 oz)
Other Display Features Multi-Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera Features
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP (f/1.7, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (no AF, depth sensor)
Secondary Camera 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Other Camera Features dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, Auto-HDR
RAM and Storage
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal Memory 32/64/128 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses dedicated slot)
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk Time
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Connectivity 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, magnetic connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
3.5mm jack No
Other Features
FM Yes
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging 15W, Splash and dust resistant.

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8 Total Score
Underpowered !!

Motorola Moto Z3 Play smartphone comes with good features & performance for its price. It excels in all the departments but underpowered with Snapdragon 636, we suggest grabbing this mobile if you are looking for a good mobile below 30k.

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