Motorola Moto Z  Motorola Moto Z Play  
Motorola Moto ZMotorola Moto Z Play
magic score91.377.8
PriceRs. 39,999 onwardsRs. 24,999 onwards
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Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesAMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Processor1.8 GHz2 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 506
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Internal Memory64 GB32 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness5.19 mm6.99 mm
Weight136 gm165 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh3510 mAh
Other Battery ParametersMixed usage up to 24 hrsMixed usage up to 45 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Sturdy, and well built
  • Premium all-metal design with aircraft-grade aluminum frame
  • World's thinnest phone at 5.19mm!
  • Cutting-edge, ambitious, but very well implemented modular/make-your-own-phone design is the defining factor here
  • The magnetic "mods" are practical and easy to use
  • Customization here isn't about what your phone looks like, it's about what it does!
  • Snap-on "Moto Mods" give your phone a meatier battery, turn it into a boombox for your weekend cookout or transform it into a video projector for an impromptu movie night! (The ecosystem of accessories is already good, and the company is lining up more partners)
  • Motorola's whole magnetic take on the modular ecosystem is simpler and more approachable than Google's intricate (and still developing) Project Ara, as well as easier to use than LG's G5
  • You can change Mods in seconds and won't have to power off the phone to do so
  • Slimmer "Style Shells" are also available, to stylize the phone
  • Simple, stock Android interface with some of Motorola's signature gesture features
  • Smooth, effortless speed/performance
  • Camera is pretty good overall, though not mind-blowing
  • Good battery life - comfortably lasts the day
  • Turbocharging support - takes only about 1 hour 10 minutes for a full recharge
  • Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Although the 'mods' are the primary draw for the phone, but even without considering the mods, the Moto Z is, on the whole, a powerful, stylish phone with a lot to offer
  • 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
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • The mods need to, of course, be purchased separately
  • Buy the Moto Z and a mod or two if you want to be part of the future today, but if you are looking for a more "standard" handset, the OnePlus 3 (better value) or Samsung Galaxy S7 (better camera) may be better choices
  • 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
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