The Moto Z Play is the more mid-tier version of the Z line up announced in June 2016. The Moto Z Play is available from their site from £370, however a 64GB version isn’t available for the UK currently – unless you purchase through Gearbest!
The Moto Z Play utilises what just might turn out to be the best bang-for-the-buck chipset in 2016, the Snapdragon 625. It delivers superb daily performance for apps and games, whilst sipping battery life. Aided in that with a 1080p display rather than a QHD display which in our opinion isn’t required, and you’ve got a great smartphone experience.
Additionally, Motorola are known for getting their updates speedily and as such security patching and new OS versions from Google should follow quite quickly from their initial release.
CPU: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU: Adreno 506
System: Android 6.0
RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM
External Memory: 2TB
Display: 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED screen
Camera: 16.0MP back camera with PDAF and flashlight + front camera 5.0MP (4K video recording at 30fps)
Features: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, 3510 mAh battery
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, dual nano SIM cards
Dual Band WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Additionally, the Moto Z Play has additional ‘mods’ that can be purchased and attached to the Moto Z line up as extensions of its capabilities. There are battery packs, stands, projectors, speakers and an additional more “prosumer” camera mod. Unlike other smartphones, where the modifications require powering off the device, here you simply snap the mod onto the backface, and away you go.
The Moto Z Play is already available in thew UK from the Motorola site, however it isn’t available in a 64GB internal memory configuration. Gearbest has this for pre-order currently with free shipping to the UK on or around November 15th, for just £416. Head on over to Gearbest right now to check it out.