Moto Z3 Play Specs and Price

Moto Z3 Play
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A follow up of last year’s Moto Z2 Play is officially on the roster and is as you know it more of a mid-ranger unlike the Force model of the Z-series. The new Moto Z3 Play has a redefined outlook and some improvements here and there. However, there’s a no drastic change in the build because of the need for it to still support the Moto Mods. Parts of the improvements to watch out for include a better camera, faster performance and an improved software.

Moto Z3 Play Key Specs and Features

      • 6.01-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402 ppi)
      • Android 8.1 Oreo
      • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 CPU and 4GB/6GB RAM
      • 32GB/64GB128GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
      • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
      • 4G LTE
      • Fingerprint sensor (right-side)
      • Face Unlock
      • 3, 000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Moto Z3 Play

Design and Display

The making of the smartphone sees a switch to the latest outlook most smartphone adopt and that is the 18:9 and the reduction in bezels which see that the smartphone accommodates more display. There is a little of bezel space at the bottom on which Motorola is crested while the one at the top houses the sensors, camera and the only speaker on the smartphone. At the rear panel, the camera module protrudes from the back making it impossible for the smartphone to ordinarily lie flat on its back.

Coming to the display on the smartphone, the stage is now bigger without necessarily having an overly large smartphone. Pitched at 6.01-inch, the Moto Z3 Play is backed up by a Super AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. This is quite colourful and with the nice contrast known with the display type that is used.

Battery and Camera

It maintains the same battery from its predecessor, although, there is a tendency for this smartphone to last longer with a more efficient power conserving chipset. That said, there is a 3, 000mAh battery which is good enough but could go longer with a battery module attached to the smartphone.

As for the optics, the smartphone takes a step in the right direction with a better camera at both the front and the rear. The Moto Z3 Play joins the bandwagon of dual rear camera smartphones with a 12MP and 5MP camera combo. Selfies are left to an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture, good enough for your social media upload.

Hardware and Software

According to Asus, the Moto Z3 Play is 30% faster than its predecessor thanks to a bump in the SoC used which is also from Qualcomm. Speaking on the chipset, there are eight cores on the Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 processor in conjunction with an Adreno 509 graphics processing unit.

There is a 4GB RAM which is available with either 32GB or 64GB built-in storage space and a more premium one with 6GB paired with 128GB of space. To get more storage, there is a chance to do this up to 512GB which will probably not reached by most of its user. Moreso, there is Android 8.1 Oreo which is not too heavily modified.

Moto Z3 Play Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is available in a selected number of online stores but not readily and would cost about 83, 000 Naira for the normal model depending on your location and the deal.

Moto Z3 Play Specs

Here are a few specs of the Moto Z3 Play:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Colours: Bordeaux Red, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold
  • Dimension: 156.5 x 76.5 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.01-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3



  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 28(700)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, AptX
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (right=side)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Moto Z3 Play Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 26th, 2019
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