Hello everyone we are here again with a new Gadget today I’ve got front of me a phone that well it’s got a little bit of special meaning to me so this is the third version of the Moto Z play series so moto Z play moto Z to play now moto Z 3 play and it’s got some special meaning because the first video review I ever did was of the original moto Z play and also happen to be a phone I really liked and wasn’t expecting to like so as the years have gone on I’ve looked forward each year to the new Z play. What we’ve got one in-house thinks to Amazon for sending this over we’re going to review this bad boy but first we want to do long boxing because we haven’t done one in a while so let’s just moto z3 play unboxing diving in here well oh there’s a Chuck a knife good lord I probably just cut myself ah let’s uh it’s going to cut this open and we’ll run Moto Z3 play specification through specs and things like that there’s really cut the box their good job Kallen ah so moto z3 play again third version of the Moto Z play series part of the Moto Z. This is the third year of that and it’s significant because as you can see I’ve got some moto mods over here on this left side so moto mods were well Motorola basically told us like look we’re going to make these things for at least three years. If you bought the original moto Z or Z play or whatever you’re going to get at least three years’ worth of mods and they’re all going to work and then if you buy as III play even the old mods like this guy will still work on this phone so for at least three years’ worth and possibly even into the future mods work across all three life years of phone business which is kind of cool we can argue all day about whether or not these motor mods have been a success.
It’s kind of cool that they’ve stuck with this idea anyways so moto z3 play it’s up for pre-order right now at places like Amazon and Motorola site this is actually the Amazon Prime exclusive version so it’s a little bit cheaper. Moto Z3 play specification I think about 50 bucks cheaper than Motorola’s and it does come preloaded with some Amazon stuff so keep that in mind but you can uninstall that stuff Moto Z3 play price amazon if you want to and just keep in mind that the Prime exclusive line used to include Amazon ads but they got rid of those so it’s actually just a clean unlocked version there’s just some pre-loaded Amazon stuff which looks a lot of us install Amazon stuff anyway so here’s the box though there is only one color. I believe and it’s called deep indigo and I think this blue over here is kind of hinting at that so maybe let’s hope there’s another sticker up top Moto Z3 play specification that I missed so we’ll cut that and slide there we go a little hello moto there so this was a phone we first showed you guys way back in January it’s now official here’s the phone we’re going to just kind of set it over there for a second see what else in the box to make this a proper unboxing so this just feels like guides I don’t I guess we can open it yeah that’s just guide.
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
6.01 inches, 93.2 cm2 (~77.9% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct,
5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, magnetic
Dual: 12 MP (f/1.7, 1.4µm, DP PDAF) + 5 MP, dual pixel phase
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, Auto-HDR
8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p
Hardware and Performance
So, we’ll set that aside no one cares about that this I think I know what it is but let’s look in here first so this does come with a well this is a three-and-a-half-millimeter headphone jack so there’s no headphone jack in this phone which is kind of disappointing I think the original Z Play had a headphone jack this one does not but here’s a really long USB C port USP c2 headphone jack and then of course it comes with a turbo power charger. Which is Motorola’s fast charging solution one of the better fast chargers I mean it’s one of the originals but it’s been around for a while so Moto Z3 play review they’ve been putting in their phones well you do get this in the box and this is a USB C 2 USB cable and then this I think is something somewhat special so I thought these were coming in the box and this just kind of confirms that yeah so what Motorola’s done with this xiii play at least is there including a moto mod which is something. I feel like they should have done all the way back of the original line of z phones but so this is a battery pack so this isn’t the turbo pack so here’s the turbo power pack you can buy this one separately or at fast charges a little bit this is just a straight-up moto mod battery pack so we put this on your phone charge your phone and it will also charge this and then you can bring this with you whatever you want to slide it in a pocket a bag.
Then when you’re running out of juice in the middle of day or if you just want to stay topped up the whole time you just leave this on the back your phone so you can see the pins where there’s a little button there that probably tells you if there’s any battery left and this one might be dead but so you charge it up it’s a power pack this is just included so again. I think the phone’s about 450 from Amazon 500 from Motorola but they’re now including this which these used to cost I think 30 or 50 bucks or something like that so you do get this included anyway so that’s what’s in the box let me grab the phone alright so phone in hand let’s take sticker off you know we Moto Z3 play review love taking stickers off and look like there’s one on the back all right so Moto’s III play let me figure out how to turn this on power button over here move the power button on us. I think it’s over here now usually right here but you can see there’s something special there a little divot that is the fingerprint reader so no fingerprint reader on the bottom like we’ve seen and there’s obviously not going to be one on the back because well you put moto mods on the back so this is actually the fingerprint reader here volume rocker here and then the power button over there I’m not a huge fan of that move. I’m pretty sure the power button used to be there and then volume rocker which made Moto Z3 play review sense have it all on one side Google does that I think HTC does that you should do that anyway power button over here now this is your fingerprint so when you pick up the phone and hold it should just unlock um so let’s talk specs for a second so Android 8.1 Oreo and of course that has Motorola’s really light skin underneath.
Display and Camera
It so it’s not going to be ridiculously overly bloated like Samsung or LG would do so it’s a light skin looks like stock Android but then Motorola improves it’s got a Snapdragon 636 processor this is a big 6.0 1-inch full HD Moto Z3 Play price in us Super AMOLED display that’s 1080p but as you can see this is one of Motorola’s first phones that kind of is going for that all screen little bezel look. So again there’s some on the bottom some up top a little bit on the edge but for the most part it’s a full-screen device no not CH case you care about such things Motorola logo down there so again Snapdragon 636 powering it 32 or 64 gigs storage 4 gig RAM on the back you do have a dual camera so it’s dual – wait I’m sorry it’s a dual camera with a 12 megapixel normal camera and a 5 megapixel I believe telephoto the 12 megapixels F 1.7 the 5 megapixels F 2.2 than on the front up here you got an 8 megapixel camera 3000 milliamp-hour battery on the inside. And like I mentioned earlier you do have to turbocharge through that USB C port down here on the bottom it’s got NFC unlike the Moto G 6 line in the US Moto Z3 Play price in us fast Wi-Fi Bluetooth 5.0 again that fingerprint reader over here on the side. Which is kind of cool going to take some getting used to it of course uses moto mods there is a single front speaker soup here you don’t speakers down here on the bottom of fact is just all clean there’s just that type C port up top nothing up there either obviously no speaker on the back because you have your pins for motor mods and the camera so this Moto Z3 Play price in us speaker up here is it that’s your earpiece and your external speaker it’s not water resistant but Motorola calls their phone splash resistant I just wouldn’t really dunk them or get them super wet and again it comes in this deep indigo color.
Which is kind of hard to pick up on camera but it is a really dark blue that’s kind of sharp looking in the past they always kind of kind of a pattern on this backside and this is just a straight piece of glass it looks like no pattern just kind of that color all right well they skipped ahead and went through the setup process you know to see that so here’s the phone up and running you can see Alexa Moto Z3 Play price in us preloaded down there and here’s all that Amazon stuff across the bottom. So when you go through the setup process you can actually skip most of it except the Amazon stuff it actually forced me to connect to Wi-Fi and sign into my Amazon account in order to bypass all that stuff so just keep that in mind by the prime exclusive one you do need an Amazon account which I think you need one to buy it anyway but so again pretty clean version of Android you can swipe over and get over to the Google feed you can swipe up to get into your app drawer swipe down you’ll notice the notification area all looks pretty stock.
Android you kind of got that see-through background there we’ll jump into settings real quick pretty standard settings I’ll jump into system and you can see right there updated to Android 8.1 so it is running the most current stable version of Android obviously Android P which is in Android 9 is up next but this is Moto Z3 Play release date about as current as it gets we’ll see if it sticks that way you can double press on the power key to launch well they have a launch Alexa. But I’ll probably have it launch the camera um and in terms of other stuff you can see this is the 64 gig version so there are 50 gigs free and again this is sold preorder through Amazon right now it is 450 I did that will check for you so it’s 50 bucks off a little roll as price and the 50 bucks off means you just have to have these apps pre-loaded but I’m pretty sure I can go in and install these or at least disable them if I want to so if you’re not a fan of the Amazon stuff otherwise clean Android you will see the Moto app in here so you’ve got things like mode a voice moto display if I can get through all of this as quickly as possible thank you there we go features so moto actions are like. If you chop twice turns the camera on or I’m sorry the flashlight on there are some screenshot enhancements that are doing a wait a quick Moto Z3 Play release date screenshot twist for capture so if I do this it should open the camera and sure enough it does and that’s kind of a moto display obviously when you lock the phone the display will light up.
If you have notifications or something like that I’ll show you the clock battery that sort of thing so a pretty standard Motorola stuff which is happens to be something we like so anyways this has been way too long of an unboxing but you know I’m kind of giddy for this phone oh one thing I didn’t show you before we died dropping everything so moto mods they work the same on this photo you just drop them on you can see where it recognizes hey that’s the JBL sound boost to probably need a special app for it I don’t really want to do that right now but that’s all. You have to do Moto Z3 Play release date to work these things just attach them and they just kind of work here is that turbo power one I don’t know if there’s any juice on it actually there is so now its turbo charging you can see modem on turbo power factor will Moto Z3 play price amazon power its turbo charging which is kind of Awesome there we go there’s my buttons you can just peel these off and then of course there is that one that came in the box which I don’t think has any juice but you just slap it on there and actually yeah it says it’s empty you just slap it on there and then you add a little thickness to your phone and but you do get a charge at the whole time so anyways I started to show you guys this stuff because again this is just one of those phone lines that I really happen to appreciate so looking forward to diving into this let me know again if you guys have comments questions or need anything, in particular, looked at for now though we are here for you always.