Motorola Moto Z Play

price Rs. 24,999 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
74.2
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#4
of 39 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 15 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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)
  • Beautiful, 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
  • On the whole, even without any Mods, the Moto Z Play is a complete package and offers good value - the mods are the icing on the cake

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Slightly unwieldy
  • Gaming performance is not the best in class
  • Camera has longer exposure times when shooting photos under low light

15 expert review(s)


5,964+ user reviews

video review

source: @FoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Effect Sensor
  • Magnetometer
  • Audio Monitor Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 506
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3510 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Mixed usage up to 45 hrs
Dimensions
Weight165 gm
Thickness6.99 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.3um Pixel Size
  • Dual LED (dual tone) Flash
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Zero Shutter Lag
  • Professional Mode
  • Quick Capture
  • Best Shot
  • Tap (anywhere) to Capture
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Drag to Focus & Exposure
  • Video Stabilization
  • Slow Motion video
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • 85 Degree Wide-Angle lens
  • Auto Night Mode
  • Beautification mode
  • Professional Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging: 8 hrs of power in 15 minutes (TurboPower)
  • Water repellent nano-coating
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Moto Mods Connector
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.68/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys