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Motorola Moto Z3 Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Motorola Moto Z3 Play. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the sound and connectivity, while views about the size and price are mixed.

battery, performance, design, screen, portability

camera, connectivity, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z3 Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

Moto Z3 Play hands-on review


A super-thin phone with good battery life? Motorola's Moto Z3 Play might just deliver.

Strong battery life claims ; Speedy performance ; Mostly stock software ; Mods still work ; Super-thin

Big camera bump ; Earpiece is the only speaker ; No headphone jack

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar, Sascha Segan (

Motorola Moto Z3 Play


The Motorola Moto Z3 Play keeps the dream of Moto Mods alive, but doesn't deliver any stunning new features.

Works with all existing Moto Mods. Rich AMOLED screen. Elegant software build.

Awkwardly priced. Average processor.

The Moto Z3 Play has plenty going for it, including solid overall performance, a capable camera, and support for Motorola's useful modular backs. Unfortunately, it runs into the same problem as the One Plus 6—the US just doesn't have a market for $500...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

Motorola Moto Z3 Play review: the thrill is gone


Blue phone blues

Sleek design and premium build quality ; Great software additions ; Works with Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile

Thin design leaves little room for battery or headphone jack ; Fingerprint scanner is awkward to use ; Battery life is below average, adding a mod makes the phone big and unwieldy

The Moto Z3 Play feels like a baseball team slogging through the last couple of months of play, knowing that they need to finish the season but also knowing they won’t end it with a trophy in hand. Motorola committed to supporting the design of its...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

This phone's battery life lasts for two days


Moto can't fight the OnePlus 6 without slashing this phone's price.

The Moto Z3 Play comes with an extra battery pack that gives it two-day battery life. Its take on Android 8.0 Oreo is a pleasure to use, and the fingerprint sensor on the phone's right side is easy to reach.

It's not water-resistant, and there's no headphone jack. It looks outdated with the mod on and costs about the same as faster phones with better specs.

The Moto Z3 Play's two-day battery life is great, but at its current price, it can't compete with the OnePlus 6.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Smartphone Review


Return of the modular design. Motorola sticks to the modular principle with its Moto Z series and releases the newest generation of the mid-range model in the form of the Moto Z3 Play. Due to the new processor and a dual camera setup, expectations for...

stylish, high-quality case ; good software expansion ; decent GPS accuracy ; expandability via mods ; good AMOLED screen ; no throttling ; decent speaker ; battery mod included

no audio jack ; screen-flickering at low brightness ; high power consumption ; low battery runtimes without mods

There is barely any other manufacturer offering a modular concept similar to Motorola's: LG withdrew from the market for modular smartphones after a single attempt with the LG G5, and the Fairphone 2 is more based on the ability to exchange individual...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

moto Z3 Play Prime Exclusive review: An excellent midrange offering with one big gripe


I've been using the moto Z3 Play for the past few weeks and this phone has convinced me that the average user really has no need for a flagship smartphone.

Listen, there will always be some people that need flagship phones. But many average users don’t want to spend that much money. This is where the moto Z3 Play fits. It doesn’t have flagship specs but it can easily fill the needs of the average user. It...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : John Velasco (

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Review


This year's Moto Z3 Play is trekking into new territory with its higher price point. Price aside, it's going to take a whole lot for this year's phone to really prove itself in the face of some today's competitively priced flagships...

Camera captures stunning looking photos ; Tons of fun camera modes ; Speedy recharge time ; Premium design

Sluggish performance with graphics processing ; Finger print sensor is constantly being accidentally pressed ; Weak sounding speaker ; $100 increase in price over its predecessor

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Motorola Moto Z3 Play


Motorola's third-generation Z Play brings the series up to speed with its competition. This mid-range Android phone switches to a 2:1 screen shape and offers a fingerprint reader and face unlock for security. Pair these with Motorola's wide variety of...

The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is a solid contender in the $500 range. It covers the basics and then some, while offering flexibility thanks to the selection of Moto Mods accessories.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Pierre Vitré (

Moto Z3 Play review: Playing it safe but where's the fun? | AndroidPIT


Motorola just released the third iteration of the Moto Z Play. As promised, the Moto Z3 Play is the latest generation that's still compatible with Moto Mods. We had the opportunity to test it and here our first impressions!

The Moto Z3 left me with mixed feelings. It’s not a bad smartphone and will meet most of the expectations you’d have for a smartphone in 2018, but this model offers no added value over the competition, except for the Moto Mods. Aesthetically, the phone...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (

Moto Z3 Play Review: Modular Design, Midrange Price


The Z3 Play beats a familiar drum. Once again, Motorola has produced a midrange handset that doesn't necessarily excel in any one category, but unlocks an ecosystem of potentially interesting accessories.

Works on all carriers ; AMOLED display ; Attractive, thin design ; Comes with Power Pack mod

No headphone jack ; Performance is just okay for the price ; No water resistance ; Poor low-light shots

The Moto Z3 Play's stunning cyan exterior and ecosystem of mods dress up average performance, battery life and photography.

Jul, 2018

Price comparison for Motorola Moto Z3 Play

  Store     Price
Moto Z3 Play - Unlocked - 32 GB - Deep Indigo (US...
6" Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a Max Vision 18: 9 aspect ratio, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal...
$349.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Z3 Play & Moto Power Pack - Unlocked (AT...
6" Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a Max Vision 18:9 aspect ratio, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal...
$409.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Z3 Play - 32GB - Unlocked (AT&T/Sprint/T...
6” edge-to-edge display Enjoy your favorite content in living color on a Max Vision Full HD+ display with...
$289.00 TO SHOP
Moto Z3 Play with Alexa Hands-Free – 64 GB –...
Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget, Amazon Shopping, and Amazon Alexa...
$284.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto Z3 MOTXT192917 GSM/CDMA LTE Unlocked...
UPC: 723755127685
$399.00 TO SHOP
Moto Z GSM Unlocked Smartphone, 5.5" Quad HD screen...
Use Moto Mods to turn your phone into a movie projector, boom box, battery powerhouse, and more (Mods...
$139.00 TO SHOP
Moto Z4 with Alexa Hands-Free (Moto 360 camera...
Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Shopping, Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Alexa
$370.00 TO SHOP
Moto Insta-Share Projector
Project up to 70"
$92.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto Z3 MOTXT192917 Verizon Locked Edition...
LTE: B1 (2100) B2 (1900) B3 (1800) B4 (1700/2100) B5 (850) B7 (2600) B8 (900) B12 (lower700 abc) B13...
$218.00 TO SHOP
Moto Z4 with Instaprint Mod | Unlocked | Made for US...
Unlocked for the freedom to choose your carrier. Compatible with at and T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon...
$499.00 TO SHOP

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