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Motorola Moto Z Play (2016) review

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Adreno 506
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus

Motorola announced the launch of the Moto Z Play smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Motorola Moto Z Play phone with 5.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Motorola Moto Z Play comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3510 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Motorola Moto Z Play specifications

BrandMotorola
NameMoto Z Play
ModelMOTOZPL
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Motorola Moto Z Play is about 5.82 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Motorola phone are average (6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches).

Weight5.82 oz
Dimensions6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Motorola Moto Z Play comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506

Display

The size of Moto Z Play screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display of Motorola Moto Z Play with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Motorola Moto Z Play (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Moto Z Play is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Motorola Moto Z Play supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Moto Z Play comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Moto Z Play phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3510 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Moto Z Play isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3510 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Moto Z Play phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Motorola phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Motorola Moto Z Play, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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