20 Feb 2017 by Review
So the Moto Z play is the younger brother of Moto Z which is actually a higher end Motorola Z series device. The Moto Z Play or the droid (US version) sports a 5.5inch super Amoled display with 403ppi and has a corning Gorilla glass. It is a dual SIM phone sadly though it is not completely water resistant although i haven't dropped it in water but still it resists splashes quite well. I recently got the Android nougat update which was quite big. It is really smooth though i have noticed some lag in games but i don't know maybe they might be because of continuous gaming i guess. The main selling point of this phone is the battery. The phone lasts more than a day with full charge even with very heavy usage like 3hrs of gaming plus all time WiFi or data on and brightness set to where the eye doesn't stress and calls and online web surfing. If you are not using it very heavily than i guess it'd last you for at least 2 days and i guess you'll still have 5\% of battery left in your device. The modularity feature is not completely a let down but still isn't very great. Though the cover provided in the back snaps on quickly and covers up that camera hump, it only covers the back and not the edges so if your phone was supposed to fall on the sides, it would certainly damage. I haven't bought the Mods because they are quite pricey. Very to be honest. The 3gb seems very less in this range but has done a great job thanks to the Moto's optimisation because even though it is 3gb it doesn't seem that less. It works quite smoothly. I compared it with my brother's OP3 and the only time it couldn't keep an app in the memory was Modern combat 5. Only that. This phone gives a tough competition to OP3 even though its heavily underpowered. This phone does not support a LED notification light so you have to be aware. The Display is absolute sharp and the one of the best display you can get in this range. Although the bezel are a bit too big. It is not very heavy but once you put on the back cover it seems a burden to carry but with time it doesn't seem much. Without the style mod it is quite light and slim. The finger print scanner is fast too. Not as fast as the OP3 but it's very quick. The front camera supports a flash. Not very handy but it's good if you really need to take a selfie in a dark place :D. The camera is great and it DOES support manual mode and slow-mo capabilities. The phones modularity can only be tested if you have one and I don't own one right now. This phone survives and would have given a very very tough competition to OP3 if it had a SD820. It still performs very well.
Pros Optimisation fingerprint scanner Modularity Battery Display Cons less ram no home button no LED notification costly Mods feels heavy (with style mod on)