Motorola - Moto Z3 Play with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) with battery Moto Mod - Deep Indigo
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
Octa-core 1.8GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.
Android 8.0 Oreo OS
Rapid operating system keeps you safe and secure on your mobile device.
Compatible with all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Also compatible with prepaid carriers including Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.
4G LTE speed
Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.
6.01" Super AMOLED touch screen
Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Gorilla Glass 3 resists scratches.
12MP + 5MP rear cameras
Capture beautiful pictures with a dual depth-sensing rear camera system, including a 12MP low light sensor. Express your creativity with new photo features, and explore the world with the camera's integrated Google Lens.
8.0MP front camera
Look your selfie best with portrait mode, face filters, and beautification mode. Or selfie with friends using wide-angle mode.
64GB internal memory
Extensive storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more.
Moto Power Pack 2220 mAh (moto mod™) included
Experience life uninterrupted. Get up to 40 combined hours of battery when you snap on the moto power pack. Or detach the moto mod™ and travel light when you want.
Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure
Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.
Access to Google Play
Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.
* SIM Card not included.
- 15W TurboPower™ charger
- 3000 mAh Battery (not removable)
- Moto Power Pack 2220 mAh (Moto Mod)
- Motorola Moto Z3 Play with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) with battery Moto Mod
- Owner's manual
- Sim Ejector
- USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter
- Wireless Technology2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE
- Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
- Usage Time(s)Mixed usage: up to 40 hrs
- Processor Speed1.8 gigahertz
- Internal Memory64 gigabytes
- Screen Size6.01 inches
- Water ResistantNo
- Phone Memory (RAM)4 gigabytes
- Front-Facing Camera8 megapixels
- Processor BrandQualcomm Snapdragon
- Rear-Facing Camera12 megapixels
- Processor ModelSnapdragon 636
- Internet ConnectableYes
- SeriesMoto Z
- Product NameMoto Z3 Play with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) with battery Moto Mod
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Device ManufacturerMotorola
- Additional Hardware IncludedPower adapter, USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter
- Phone StyleSmartphone
- Model NumberPA9S0000US
- SeriesMoto Z
- ColorDeep Indigo
- Color CategoryBlue
- Email CapableYes
- Keyboard TypeTouch Screen
- Media Card SlotNone
- Mobile Hotspot CapabilityYes
- Built-In GPSYes
- SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, Gyro sensor, Fingerprint sensor
- Voice ActivatedYes
- Social Media and Messaging ServicesSMS, MMS
- Display TypeSuper AMOLED
- Touch ScreenYes
- Integrated CameraYes - Front and Back
- Battery TypeLithium-ion
- Battery Capacity3000 milliampere hours
- Fast Charging TechnologyTurboPower
- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- NFC TechnologyYes
- Charging Interface(s)USB Type C
- Model FamilyMotorola Moto Z3
- SIM Card SizeNano SIM
- SIM Card SlotsSingle SIM
- Carrier CompatibilityAT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, H2O Wireless, MetroPCS, Net10, Simple Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, TRACFONE, Verizon
- Universal UnlockedYes
- Data Transmission TypeGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
- Wireless CompatibilityBluetooth, Wireless A, Wireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N, Wireless AC
- Network TypeGSM
- Product Height6.2 inches
- Product Depth0.3 inches
- Product Weight5.5 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
- Internal CarrierNot Applicable
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 354 reviews(354 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wow! After 1 Week...Posted .
If there is a phone out there, I've had it. It's taken me a while to nail down what I need in a phone vs what I want in a phone. If what you need is: Great price, though a little cheaper would have been nice ($399-$429) - Still, it's only half of $1000!! Latest android version 8.1 Oreo 4gb RAM w/ 64gb internal storage AND Micro SD (up to 512gb) Super AMOLED display that is beautiful Fingerprint sensor (FAST and side placement is AWESOME and natural) Facial recognition (works like a charm, though not as fast as the OP6, it's accurate and close) Different color phone (not gray, gold, black, UGH!!!) Great upper mid-range processor and modem Superb battery life (I'm a moderate user, 2 days for me) Fast Battery Charge, I'm getting about 45-48% in 30 mins Excellent camera (f1.7, 1.4um, dual pixel auto-focus + 5mp depth sensing camera and some other fun tools) Dual Band Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth 5.0 And, while Moto Mods are great, they're not really for me ...Then this is your phone. The Indigo Blue / Glass is gorgeous and I've received numerous compliments already. If what you want is: Better, top of the range processor (intense gaming and multi-tasking) OIS, or other more purposeful 2nd cameras (wide-angle, telephoto, B&W, etc) More timely, monthly security updates 2k/4k higher resolution display Headphone jack ...Then you should look elsewhere. For most people, this phone kills it. It's not perfect, no phone is ... but you won't be sorry.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Nice Moto Phone!Posted .
Haven’t owned a Motorola product in a while I’m satisfied!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
An extremely solid midrange Android phonePosted .
When this phone was announced and initially reviewed, there was consensus that the worst thing about this phone was its price. Having used a Moto X4 for about a year, I was skeptical whether the Z3 Play would be a sufficient upgrade. Necessity forced me to buy this phone, and it didn't hurt that it has finally gone on sale. Overall, I would have been happy even if I'd paid full price. Moto Z3 Play has a Snapdragon 636, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage, so on paper, it doesn't sound like much more than the Moto X4, and it costs a lot more. I think the main justification for the higher price is the AMOLED screen. This is a huge improvement over LCD. The camera is also considerably better and faster than the X4, and overall the phone feels snappier. The fingerprinter scanner on the side works very well, but the position takes some getting used to. I don't mind the power button on the left, but I will often accidently wake the phone up when putting it in my pocket because my index finger brushes the fingerprint scanner. There is only one speaker, but it's much, much louder than the Moto X4. I want to try the JBL Soundboost 2 Moto Mod, but it's perfectly fine for calls on speakerphone as is. Speaking of Moto Mods, the included battery mod seems to work fine. It adds too much heft for me to leave it on all the time, but I think it will be a great accessory for travelling or other periods where Wi-Fi is not available. If you're on the fence about this phone because of the price vs specs, try it out! It maintains everything good about Motorola's implementation of Android and has no downsides compared to previous models.I would recommend this to a friend
Brand response from Motorola Customer CarePosted .
Hi BBZac, thanks for your feedback! We are so happy to know that you enjoy using the device. We will take note of your suggestions about the positions of the buttons and the fingerprint scanner and will consider this for our improvements. If in case that you have something to recommend, please feel free to let us know. We want to hear it from you. -Jhei
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great for me, but maybe not for everyonePosted .
I bought this handset today, so this review might be a bit premature, but if anything significant changes, I'll return to update. Full disclosure: I love Motorola. The Moto X Pure is my favorite phone I've ever owned. For the last two years, I've been using a ZTE Axon 7, which was a fine phone in a lot of ways, but had some problems and lacked the polish of the Moto X. Some of my positive impressions of this phone might be from the familiar Motorola ecosystem, so take my review with a grain of salt. I like this phone very much. There were a few hardware choices that gave me some reservations about buying this, so I'll address those first. The display has been updated to a 18:9 aspect ratio, which makes the front of the phone look very sleek; however, that decision meant that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the right side of the phone (since Moto mods would block a sensor on the back). I've only ever seen this on Sony phones before, and Sony has abandoned that practice, so I was worried about the sensor, but it actually isn't that bad. The sensor is located where a power button would be on most phones, so it is easily accessible with the thumb of the right hand, and the sensor is accurate and reasonably fast. If you hold the phone with your left hand, the sensor might be very inconvenient. The sensor does not function as a power button, so the power button is located on the left side of the phone. For me, the power button placement is a bigger problem than the fingerprint sensor, as it is the only way to power off the screen, but hopefully I'll adjust. One thing that I'm quite annoyed by though is that the phone is thick enough to accommodate a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it is not included. If there are any ambitious Moto mod developers reading, I'd definitely buy a mod with a back fingerprint sensor and headphone jack. Another issue is the camera: the Z3 Play has dual rear cameras. The main camera is a 12 MP shooter, which is fine, but the secondary camera is a 5 MP lens that functions only to gather depth of field information for bokeh effect. This is okay but portrait mode implementation (particularly edge detection) is really difficult, so I'd rather see something like a monochrome or ultra-wide angle lens as the secondary shooter, as I would get more utility out of either those options than the depth of field lens. I have not taken too many photos yet, but the camera is fine so far, especially if they will be processed and filtered through a social media app. Now on to the stuff that I love. Motorola does my favorite version of Android! Software experience here is great. The software is pretty much stock Android, which means the OS is really clean. Motorola integrates Google apps as their default apps, so there is no bloatware, which is great. Motorola adds some really nice features: there always-on display is the best passive display I've seen, and the kinesthetic shortcuts for the camera and flashlight are super convenient. The display looks great. It is an AMOLED panel, so the colors are vibrant, the blacks are really black, and the contrast is great. It is a 1080p panel rather than a 1440p, so I was a little worried I'd notice the difference, but I can only tell the lower resolution if I'm looking at the phone from about six inches away, so no worries there. The brightness is impressive as well. One thing I've noticed in comparison to the Axon is a more accurate white point (you can also adjust the color temperature in the settings app). The phone comes in the box with a 2220 mh battery moto mod. When combined with the 3000 mh internal battery, the phone gives you over 5200 mh of power, so I anticipate this handset being a battery champ, and that is really important to me. The camera app is solid. It has full manual controls, along with some fun modes, like an option to make your own gifs, 1080p 60fps video, panoramic mode, and others. The specs are decidedly midrange, which may be off putting to some consumers, as this phone priced very closely to the OnePlus 6, which offers flagship specs for just thirty dollars more. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also on sale for the same price at Best Buy (on sale, I believe), so if pure performance is what you are in the market for, then there are likely better value propositions on the market for you. The phone feels quite fast when navigating the OS though, as the software is not heavily skinned and seems to be well optimized to the hardware. You'll notice the difference in photography, with the imaging processing and in graphic intensive games. The phone should have no problem with most normal usage. Also, the speaker is fine. The X Pure and Axon 7 both had stereo front facing speakers which were very good. The speaker on the Z3 is not as good as either of those, but it is front facing, which means it will provide a better experience than any phone with bottom firing speakers. Motorola could have supplemented the front facing speaker with a bottom firing speaker to improve the audio quality, since the narrow chin no longer accommodates a second front facing speaker, but most people use headphones anyway, so the single speaker might be a measure to keep the price under $500. Despite the issues I have with it, I'm rating the phone five stars. That certainly doesn't mean its a perfect phone, but it does all the things that important to me well. The phone has adequate storage, a great looking AMOLED panel, the best software experience on an Android phone, and long battery life. If these things are important to you as well, then I think this would be a wise purchase. If you are interested in more performance intensive tasks, like gaming, VR, of having an elite smartphone camera, you might be better served with something else.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great mid level phonePosted .
I wasn’t expecting much from a phone out of this price point. I’m used to using the flagship phones from Samsung (Galaxy S8/Note8) and Apple (iPhone 8/X). Surprisingly, the Moro Z3 Play has fast enough speed to really not notice any lag for most functionality. It has basic Motorola apps, but otherwise pretty stripped down. With the capability of using mods to enhance its core features, such as speakers and the camera, it will allowing you to have a phone with some of the best battery life, and POTENTIALLY better camera and speaker features than your flagship phones, if you’re willing to pay for the mods. It has some functionality such as the gestures that I couldn’t careless for, like placing three fingers down to take a screenshot or selfie or whatever they have it set for. But for the price, it’s a great purchase for somebody who wants to upgrade from the entry level phone like the Samsung Galaxy J3 or Moto G6. Yes, for the size, you would think they’d be able to fit in a headphone jack, but most of my headphones or earbuds are Bluetooth anyway.I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Exceptional Mobile Phone Quality, and ValuePosted .
The Unlocked MOTO Z3 Play experience far exceeded expectations for the following reasons: Excellent phone and data reception/transmission radio performance in weak signal areas. Among the most capable unlocked Android devices for connecting Carriers and MVNOs because it includes an exceptional number of Band/Frequency for compatible radio reception/transmission. Hotspot output easily handles several devices streaming data and covers whole house with 5 bar signal strength. Phone is very efficient, combined with external Moto Mod Battery it runs cool and provides excellent battery life while streaming data via hotspot to several devices, sometimes over 18 hours a day. Excellent display resolution, color and brightness capability. Stout metal frame with Gorilla 3 glass. No thin, curved, soft, scratch prone, Gorilla 5 or 6 glass. Speaker could be a little louder but there are several Moto Mods that address and also provide stereo capability. Camera's are very good for a mobile phone. Per my experience, Motorola Moto Z3 Play designs are very efficient and well shielded from extraneous noise and from inducing unwanted noise into the circuits as demonstrated by the high number of compatible radio Bands/Frequencies included, excellent performance in weak Carrier signal strength areas, low operating temperatures, and exceptional battery life performance. Therefore, I consider this a high quality product of exceptional value, and now own two of these.
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
All around excellent devicePosted .
The Moto Z3 Play is an all around excellent device (as the title states). I don't personally use the Moto Mods (except for the included Battery Pack Mod occasionally) so I can't speak on that subject much. The battery life on this higher end device (even without the Battery Pack Moto Mod) is incredible. The device uses Google's new(ish) A/B seamless updates which makes installing updates much safer and easier because there is no downtime except for a reboot when finished. The device comes with Android 8.1.0 and is fully Treble enabled which also makes future updates promising. The device is expected to get Android 9.0 any time now which brings a lot more cool features and should make the experience even better! I've personally only owned the Moto "G" Series devices (G4+, G5S+, G6) until now and I must say I'm impressed and think I will stick with the Moto "Z" Series from now on :)I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesCamera5 out of 5Display Quality5 out of 5Battery Life5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
great for gamersPosted .Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
I love this phone now that it broke and it's been almost 2 years I'm still trying to replace if I still use it even though it's cracked with it's accessories. I love the projector that you can attach to it and my game controller pad. this will not run fortnite if you're thinking of getting it for fortnite but it runs a lot of great emulators I play Mario Nintendo 64 even PlayStation 2
FeaturesCamera5 out of 5Display Quality5 out of 5Battery Life5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes, the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play support Micro SD cards. You will need the included sim card release tool to eject the tray that holds both the sim card and Micro SD card.
Answered by Jleeblanch
Q: QuestionIf i buy the moto z3 play open box excellent it comes with the moto power pack 220 mAh (moto mod)???
Asked by Serafin.
- A:Answer That depends on the store. Some stores reduce the price so much that they take the battery mod that comes with a brand new phone, and resell it to make up the difference. But you must ask. PS there is nothing wrong with the refurbished, and open box, products. They come with a full warranty. That's what I buy when I can. I hope I helped, Tarrat
Answered by Tarrat
Q: QuestionWhat is the material of the case and screen cover ? And what size of case cover for the phone.
Asked by Spark.
- A:Answer In my research I was told that the case material is some sort of structural glass! I bought this phone for two reasons; Price and the battery mod. Both are exceptional. No one, however, makes a protective case (i.e,, OtterBox, etc) that accommodates the battery mod. There is an expensive edge guard and a DeWalt tools smartphone belt clip case that serves my purpose. I enjoy never having to worry about my battery going dead. With the phone charged and the Mod charged, I have 42 hours of talk time!
Answered by Nort
Asked by DaleM.
- A:Answer Hi DaleM, thanks for reaching out. The Moto Z3 Play has an operating system of Android™ 8.1, Oreo™ when purchased. You may check here to see if your phone is eligible for the Android P update: https://lnv.gy/2L1oC7e. -Ruby
Answered by Motorola Customer Care