Motorola Moto Z Play  Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime  
Motorola Moto Z PlaySamsung Galaxy J7 Prime
magic score77.875.8
PriceRs. 24,999 onwardsRs. 18,790 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Oct, 2016Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Processor2 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 625Exynos 7870
GPUAdreno 506Mali-T830MP2
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TBup to 256 GB
Thickness6.99 mm8 mm
Weight165 gm167 gm
Battery Capacity3510 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersMixed usage up to 45 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful metal-and-glass design
  • Water-repellent nano-coating on the phone's surface
  • Excellent implementation of the modular accessory system, just like its bigger brothers - the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force - which makes this phone truly versatile and offers an affordable entry point into the Moto Mods ecosystem
  • When it comes to expanding the functionality beyond what a traditional smartphone is capable of doing, no other system or implementation does it better than Moto Mods!
  • Compatible with all existing Moto Mods (battery life extender, projector, camera mods etc)
  • Nice, bright AMOLED display, with wide viewing angles and punchy colors
  • Mostly stock Android UI, which will appease the Android purists
  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • Good call quality
  • Very good, speedy fingerprint sensor
  • Outstanding battery life - comfortably one of the best in the business
  • Turbo charging support (full recharge time of about 110 minutes)
  • Good rear camera that captures detailed images, especially in good lighting conditions
  • Good front-facing camera too - produces a pleasant level of sharpness to accompany its solid details capture
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body definitely gives this phone an edge over others in the same price range, and along with the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, gives it a premium feel
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Gaming performance is not the best in class
  • Camera has longer exposure times when shooting photos under low light
  • No OIS means somewhat jittery video recording
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
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