Moto Z3 Play first review: 6-inch midrange Android smartphone with Snapdragon 636

Thanks to internal documents Motorola managed to get information about the characteristics of the smartphone Moto Z3 Play, which has not yet been officially introduced.
The document reveals a series of processors that will be used in Moto Z3 Play, the design and size of the screen and other niceties of the smartphone.

In early summer last year, Lenovo Group introduced a modular smartphone Moto Z2 Play. The cycle of a re-release of models is nearing completion, which means that the successor will soon be presented – Moto Z3 Play. Moreover, the smartphone is already certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Moto Z3 Play: Design

Externally, the Moto Z3 Play will not be very different from its predecessor. According to the available information, the smartphone Moto Z3 Play is made in an aluminum case, and its front panel is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass with the effect of 2.5D. Most of the front panel is a 6-inch AMOLED display Max Vision with a resolution of Full HD+ and a ratio of 18: 9. For the sake of full-screen design, the frames around the display have decreased.

A little change in the location of elements and controls. So, Moto Z3 Play will remain without a frontal flash, and the Home button will replace the brand logo, so the fingerprint scanner will move to the right end. The power button, which Z2 Play is on the right, will now be located on the left, and on the right side, in addition to the fingerprint, only the volume control buttons remain.

The rear panel does not change much. In the upper part of the lid, in the center, there is a circular area of the chamber. It has two modules and a flash. Below are the brand logo and connectors for connecting additional modules. As indicated on the XDA Developers website, there will be 4 additional Moto Mods accessories: Moto Z “Power” Edition, “Style” Edition, “Gamepad” Edition and “Projection” Edition. In the United States will be available editions with modules in the kit, but residents of other countries will have to buy Moto Mods on their own.

The dimensions of the Moto Z3 Play are 156.4 × 76.47 × 8.92 mm (including the projection of the camera).

Moto Z3 Play first review: 6-inch midrange Android smartphone

Moto Z3 Play: Specifications

The smartphone will be equipped with a mid-range processor Snapdragon 636, like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The predecessor works on the basis of SD626.

The Snapdragon 636 is based on a 14nm process, using the Kryo 260 architecture and an eight-core design. The GPU is Adreno 509. Compared with the previous generation of Snapdragon, the performance of Snapdragon 636 has been improved by 40%, and GPU performance has been improved by 10%. It is a chip with powerful performance and power saving.

The amount of RAM is 4 GB, and the user’s memory will be 32/64 GB, depending on the modification. Expand the built-in storage can be using a memory card. The battery capacity in the smartphone will not change compared to Z2 Play and will be 3000 mAh.

Moto Z3 Play will receive an 8-megapixel front camera, and the main resolution will be 12 Mp + 12 Mp. The device should show good results in conditions of insufficient illumination. For both cameras, portrait mode support is claimed. The function “Cinemagraphs” will strengthen the camera settings. The smartphone will be able to shoot animated “live” photos, like the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. Also, it is reported about the possibility to cut an object from a photo.

Moto Z3 Play will be supported by the user interface and support various Motorola features, such as Moto Display and Moto Voice along with Moto Experience. This time, Moto Voice will allow much deeper access to the OS to provide better voice control. In addition, Gesture Navigation will become part of the Moto Z3 Play. And since Moto Z3 Play runs OS Android v8.1, it means that this smartphone will be supported by Project Treble.

Of the rest, we will highlight the lack of a 3.5-millimeter connector, support for managing gestures and the NFC chip.

Moto Z3 Play: Price and release date

The presentation of the device will take place in June this year. The cost of Moto Z3 Play remains unknown. Recall that the model Z2 Play was estimated by the manufacturer at $ 500.

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