1. lgbalfa's Avatar
    i just noticed that they combined the moto z play with the moto z play droid into one forum.

    what is the difference between these two phones?

    thanks
    12-10-2016 02:00 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Z Play is a Droid, and it's also known as the Z Play Droid.
    12-10-2016 02:06 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    The z play droid is a Verizon specific phone. The z play is an unlocked phone which works on gsm carriers though not officially supported by any carrier.
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    12-10-2016 03:06 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Just to add that both phones are similar, just configured differently for different networks
    12-10-2016 03:07 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    The Droid is the Verizon carrier version.
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    12-10-2016 03:48 PM
  6. streetkilln's Avatar
    Like stated above the z play droid is Verizon phone its the same as z play but with verizons bloat and skins and branding slapped on it.
    12-11-2016 06:12 AM
  7. benjamminh's Avatar
    Bloat and skins, such a huge exaggeration now. But if you want to root it, it may be a long wait, if ever for the Droid variant.
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    12-11-2016 07:59 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    Like stated above the z play droid is Verizon phone its the same as z play but with verizons bloat and skins and branding slapped on it.
    What skin?
    12-11-2016 09:12 AM
  9. On2Vegas's Avatar
    The only Verizon branding is the tiny "Droid" letters on the camera, no logos.
    12-12-2016 12:25 PM
  10. brinox's Avatar
    Also, the Z Play Droid has a slightly different software installation on it and will be updated separately from the Retail market Z Play. ANNOYINGLY, the non-Verizon Z Play doesn't have the option of showing the battery percentage to the right of the battery icon in the status bar. The only options we have are third party notification shade apps and the System UI tuner option, which is absolutely terrible.

    I haven't found other semi-major functional differences yet, but I'll be buying the unlocked Retail Z Play later this evening.
    12-20-2016 04:31 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Also, the Z Play Droid has a slightly different software installation on it and will be updated separately from the Retail market Z Play.
    As is the case with any other phone that has multiple variants, including but not limited to specific carrier versions and unlocked models.

    ANNOYINGLY, the non-Verizon Z Play doesn't have the option of showing the battery percentage to the right of the battery icon in the status bar. The only options we have are third party notification shade apps and the System UI tuner option, which is absolutely terrible.
    Likely specifically asked for by Verizon for their Droid variant. I believe other non-carrier Motorola phones behave the same way (no battery percentage unless you use System UI tuner).
    12-20-2016 04:58 PM
  12. huungryshark's Avatar
    what a big problem, especially with the plays batterylife

    Or use the circle clock, you can even choose the color which shows battery level.
    Attached Thumbnails difference between z play and z play droid?-16478.jpg  
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    12-24-2016 09:14 PM
  13. huungryshark's Avatar
    Three places where battery status is shown...
    Attached Thumbnails difference between z play and z play droid?-16478.jpg  
    12-24-2016 09:15 PM
  14. 1901Madison's Avatar
    How can I get the Verizon version to show the battery percentage inside of the battery icon like the unlocked version?
    12-25-2016 07:59 AM
  15. huungryshark's Avatar
    How can I get the Verizon version to show the battery percentage inside of the battery icon like the unlocked version?
    System UI Tuner
    12-25-2016 07:00 PM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    System UI Tuner
    Doesn't work like that on the Verizon version.
    12-25-2016 07:24 PM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    Doesn't work like that on the Verizon version.
    Yup. System UI Tuner on the Droid puts the battery percentage next to the battery icon just like the setting in the battery menu.
    12-26-2016 03:59 PM
  18. huungryshark's Avatar
    I forgot, i use nova use nova launcher and system UI Tuner
    12-26-2016 04:11 PM
  19. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I forgot, i use nova use nova launcher and system UI Tuner
    Launcher doesn't matter. Verizon version would do this with any launcher.
    12-26-2016 04:47 PM
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