Motorola Moto Z Play Review

Launched in the second half of 2016, the Moto Z Play has been a smartphone on many watch lists, for a good value for money experience in the Android phone market. Starting at the price of Rs. 24,999 in India, this phone does not compete in the low- to mid-segment, and falls bang smack in the middle of the higher-end phones. Let us take a quick look at how the phone fares across parameters.

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Aesthetic and design

The Moto Z Play is a 5.5-inch screen, made of Corning Gorilla Glass. With a 1080 x 1920 pixel, 403 ppi (pixels per inch) full HD Super AMOLED display, your photos and videos spring to life on this phone. When it comes to aesthetics this is indeed a good-looking phone, and comes in a variety of colours including Black, Silver, Black Slate, White, Fine Gold and Sugar White. It also has a water-repellent nano-coating.

Tech specifications

The power behind the Moto Z Play is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which contributes significantly to the battery performance. When it comes to the memory, the 3GB RAM is a pleasant offering, but overall, it does not deliver anything extraordinary. It also packs 32GB of internal storage which is expandable. On the user interface and performance parameters the Moto Z Play does not disappoint, with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow does its bit.

The battery on the phone deserves some discussion – it is a 3510 mAh battery, offering up to 45 hours of (mixed) usage. What’s more, TurboPowerTM gives up to 8 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging, making battery endurance indeed a strong point here, on par with higher-end phones.

The phone comes with a fingerprint reader, upping the security level on your handset. You can unlock your phone, log in to apps and even make mobile payments all with a quick swipe. For those looking at dual-SIM usage, this phone meets the criterion.

Now coming to the camera, of which the back camera is a 16MP camera with laser autofocus as well as phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a f/2.0 aperture. It also allows the user to shoot in various modes, including the burst mode, professional mode, panorama and the quick capture mode. As for the front camera, it is a 5MP offering, with flash, auto night mode and professional mode. Additionally, it also has a beautification software to further refine those selfies we all love to take and post online.

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In addition to the camera, the other ‘fun’ aspect that the phone does well on, is the audio output, notching up a fair number of points for sound clarity and volume both.

The verdict

The build quality on the phone courtesy Lenovo is solid, and much can be said about the long-lasting battery life. The pricing for the features on offer, however, would make a user consider other options at the same price point before deciding to settle for the Moto Z Plus.

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Picture courtesy – motorola.in


by techtalks @TechTalks February 24, 2017 1:58 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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Alhassan A Bukar

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