Lenovo Moto Z Play

Lenovo Moto Z Play was today launched at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin, Germany. Lenovo’s latest device featuring a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It also comes with Moto Mod support, and a new camera accessory using built against Moto Mod support called Hasselblad True Zoom.

Moto Z Play Pros

  • 5.5 inch Super AMOLED full HD display
  • 16 MP f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF and dual LED flash
  • Front facing 5 MP f/2.2 camera with LED flash
  • Water Repellent with IP52 certification
  • USB Type C reversible connector
  • 3510 mAh battery

Moto Z Play Cons

  • Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Price

Moto Z Play

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Moto Z Play Specifications

Key SpecsMoto Z Play
Display5.5 inch Super AMOLED display
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 / 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 2 TB
Primary Camera16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP, f/2.2
Battery 3510 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo, water repellent
Weight165 grams
Price $499

Question: Does the Moto Z Play have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Moto Z Play have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the Moto Z Play supports microSD expansion up to 2 TB.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Black, Silver, Black Slate, White, Fine Gold and Sugar White color options.

Question: Does the Moto Z Play have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Moto Z Play comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 156.4 x 76.4 x 7 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Moto Z Play?

Answer: The Moto Z Play comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.

Question: How is the display of the Moto Z Play?

Answer: The Moto Z Play comes with a 5.5 inch full Super AMOLED display. It has a pixel density of ~403 ppi.

Question: Does the Moto Z Play support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Moto has improved the OS with its own apps like Moto Display, Moto Actions, and Moto Voice.

Question: Does it have physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Moto Z Play?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Moto Z Play?

Answer: Yes, the Moto Z Play supports fast charging. The device comes with TurboPower fast charging.

Question-What are Moto Mods?

Answer –Moto Mods are the accessories that can be connected to the phone with the help of magnets present on the back of the phone.

Question-Are Moto Mods included in the box?

Answer –NO, you need to buy them separately.

Question-Does Moto Mods block the camera?

Answer-No, you can still use the camera when Moto Mods are attached.

Question-What type of Moto Mods are available for purchase?

Answer –As of now, JBL SoundBoost speaker, Moto Insta-Share Projector, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera, the Incipio offGRIDtm Power Pack are commercially available for purchase.

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Question-What is the cost of Moto Mod?

Answer

JBL SoundBoost speaker-6,999/-  Bundled price: 5,999/-

Moto Insta-Share Projector-19,999/- Bundled price: 15,999/-

The Incipio offGRIDtm Power Pack-5,999/- Bundled price:4,999/-

Hasselblad True Zoom Camera-19,999/- Bundled Price:14,999/-

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it isn’t waterproof. It is water repellent.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, it has NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Moto Z Play?

Answer: We haven’t tested the Moto Z Play yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Moto Z Play?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of Moto Z Play?

Answer: The device weighs 165 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can the Moto Z Play be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Moto Z Play is an interesting new device from Lenovo. With the company finally getting access to the superior Super AMOLED displays from Samsung, coupled with Moto Display and other Moto features, you are looking at an extremely well made phone. While the camera hump on the back may be a little disconcerting to some users, the phone looks good on the whole.

With just the right specs for a mid-range phone, Lenovo could have fixed a better and lower price – $499 seems a little too high for a phone with these specs. We are essentially looking at a sub Rs. 35k price in India, if the phone makes it to the country. However, on first impression, the Moto Z Play looks like a good device.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.