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Motorola Announces the Moto Z Play, the Affordable Z Family Member

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The newest member of the Moto Z family is now official as the Moto Z Play. As you can imagine, since the other two Z devices are high-end, this is the more affordable little brother with a focus on price and battery life while not skimping on the other specs.

The Moto Z Play arrives at Verizon on September 8 for $17 per month with a device payment plan or $408 full retail. If you want an unlocked version, you’ll be able to buy one for $449.99 through pre-orders on September 15, with arrivals happening some time in October. The unlocked model is GSM-only. 

In terms of specs and features, you are looking at a phone with similar size and dimensions to the Z and Z Force. That makes sense, of course, because all of the current and future Moto Mods will work with the Z Play, just as they do with those original Z devices. You also get a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display (1080p), Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor (octa-core), 3GB RAM, 32GB storage with 2TB SD support, 3510mAh battery with fast charging, 16MP f2.0 rear camera (with phase detection and laser autofocus), 5MP front camera, front-ported speaker, water repellent coating, NFC, USB Type-C port, fingerprint reader, and yes, a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phone will run Android 6.0.1 out of the box and include all of the best Moto features like Display, Voice, and Actions.

This phone is very much a slightly lesser Moto Z, but with a decent price.

To see more pictures of the phone head over to this unboxing post.

 Moto ZMoto Z ForceMoto Z Play
OSAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with up to 2.2 GHz CPU Quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU Natural Language Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with up to 2.2 GHz CPU Quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU Natural Language Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor up to 2 GHz Octa-Core
CPU with Adreno 506 GPU
RAM4GB4GB3GB
Storage32GB/64GB UFS, microSD Card support (up to 2 TB)32GB/64GB UFS, microSD Card support (up to 2 TB)32GB, microSD Card support (up to 2TB)
DimensionsHeight: 153.3 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Depth: 5.19 mm
Height: 155.9 mm
Width: 75.8 mm
Depth: 6.99 mm
Height: 156.4mm
Width: 76.4mm
Depth: 6.99mm
Weight136g163g165g
Display5.5” AMOLED
1440p Quad HD (2560 x 1440)
535 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
5.5” AMOLED
1440p Quad HD (2560 x 1440)
535 ppi
ShatterShield
5.5” Super AMOLED
1080p FHD
(1080 x 1920)
Battery2600mAh
Turbo Charging
3500mAh
Turbo Charging
3510mAh
Turbo Charging
Water resistanceWater repellent nano-coatingWater repellent nano-coatingWater repellent nano-coating
SensorsFingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
NFC
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
NFC
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
NFC
Rear camera13 MP
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Laser Autofocus
Zero Shutter Lag
Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs
1.12um pixel
21 MP
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Laser Autofocus
Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
Zero Shutter Lag
Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs
1.12um pixel with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI)
16 MP
ƒ/2.0 aperture
Laser Autofocus
Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
Front camera5 MP
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Wide-Angle lens
Flash
1.4um big pixel for better low light
5 MP
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Wide-Angle lens
Flash
1.4um big pixel for better low light
5 MP
Wide-Angle lens
ConnectivityMoto Mods™ connector
USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer
3.5 mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
Moto Mods™ connector
USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer
3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
Moto Mods™ connector
USB-C port
3.5mm headphone jack
Bluetooth4.14.14.1
Network bandsCDMA (850, 1900 MHz)
GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13)
CDMA (850, 1900 MHz)
GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (B2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13)
N/A
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
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Via: Motorola

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