Motorola introduces Moto Z3 Play with 6″ screen and Moto Mods support

Motorola has announced the Moto Z3 Play. The device has a 6″ screen and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is compatible with the existing Moto Mods for the Z series.

The 6″ screen of the Moto Z3 Play has an AMOLED panel and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It is the first time that Motorola has applied the 18:9 aspect ratio for a model in the Z series. The dimensions are virtually unchanged compared to the Z Play and Z2 Play, to ensure compatibility with all existing Moto Mods.The screen takes up a larger part of the surface of the device, but the screen bezel at the top is not so thin that there is a notch, or notch, is for the camera.

That camera is a dual model, of which the 12-megapixel model with f/1.7 lens and the other is a 5-megapixel with depth sensor. The front camera is an 8-megapixel variant with f/2.0 lens. The Z3 Play has Google Lens support as standard. The fingerprint sensor is located on the side of the device. The smartphone has an aluminum housing with a glass plate of Gorilla Glass.

The processor of the device is the Snapdragon 636 from Qualcomm. There is also 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage capacity, which can be expanded with a microSD card. The battery capacity is 3000mAh, just like the Moto Z2 Play.

The smartphone also has four microphones, two of which are on the bottom. This should ensure the proper functioning of voice assistants such as the Google Assistant, even if the smartphone is on the table, for example.

The Moto Z3 Play will appear worldwide this month in dark blue with Android 8.1. The euro prices and exact release date in the Benelux are not yet known. The starting price in Brazilian real is 2299; that is converted and with VAT 618 euros.

Smartphone Moto Z3 Play Moto Z2 Play Moto Z Play
Height 156,5mm 156.2mm 156.4mm
Width 76,5mm 76.2mm 76.4mm
Thickness 6.75mm 6mm 7.9mm
Weight 156g 145g 165g
Relative screen size 77.86% 70.1% 69.8%