1. Ry's Avatar


    Operating system
    Android™ 8.1, Oreo™

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 processor with a 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and 850 MHz Adreno 509 GPU

    Memory (RAM)
    4 GB

    Internal storage
    32 GB / 64 GB

    Expandable storage
    Up to 2 TB microSD

    Fingerprint reader, face unlock

    Fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, magnetometer (compass), ultrasonic

    Battery size
    3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion

    Battery life
    All-day battery

    Half a day's power in half an hour*

    Charger type
    15W TurboPower™ charger included, USB-C connector. Wireless charging available with Moto Mod


    Display size

    Screen to body ratio

    Display technology
    Super AMOLED

    Full HD+, 2160 x 1080p

    Aspect ratio
    18:9 Max Vision

    Display design
    Corning™ Gorilla™ Glass 3

    Display features
    Moto Display, night mode


    76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm

    156 g

    2.5D glass front and back, 6000 series polished aluminum frame

    Water protection
    Splash-resistant p2i



    Deep Indigo


    Rear camera hardware
    12 MP, f1.7, 1.4um + 5 MP depth, Dual Autofocus Pixel (pDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL)

    Rear camera software
    Cinemagraphs, portrait mode, spot color, cutout mode, face filters, panorama, manual mode, YouTube Live mode, landmark & object recognition (powered by Google Lens),†† real time text translator (powered by Google Lens),†† text scanner,†††† active photos, barcode & QR code scanner, business card reader

    Rear camera video capture
    Up to 4K Ultra HD (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters

    Front camera hardware
    8 MP, f2.0, 1.12um, wide-angle 84° lens, screen flash

    Front camera software
    Cinemagraph, portrait mode, group selfie mode, YouTube Live mode, face beauty, manual mode, face filters, active photos

    Front camera video capture
    Up to 1080p (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters

    audio + video

    Front port loud speaker

    Audio playback
    AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM/WAVE

    Audio format
    AOSP Codecs: AAC, AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, PCM/WAVE

    Video playback
    MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP8

    Video format
    H.263, H.264, VP8 -- H.265 (HVC encode), 4K

    4 far-field mic system

    Headphone jack
    USB-C to 3.5mm converter included


    Voice control
    Moto Voice (beta),** Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa available with Moto Mod

    Quick gestures
    Moto Actions: three finger screenshot, screenshot editor, one button navigation, chop twice for flashlight, twist for quick capture, swipe to shrink screen, pick up to stop ringing, flip for do not disturb

    Smarter screen
    Moto Display:* night display, attentive display

    moto mods
    Compatible with all Moto Mods****


    Networks + bands

    LTE:††† B1 (2100) B2 (1900) B3 (1800) B4 (1700/2100) B5 (850) B7 (2600) B8 (900) B12 (lower700 abc) B13 (upper700) B14 (700 PS) B17 (lower700 bc) B18 (Japan low850) B19 (Japan hi850) B20 (800 DD) B25 (1900+) B26 (850+) B28 (700 APT) B29 (lower700 de) B30 (2300) B38 (TD2600) B40 (TD2300) B41 (TD2500) B41 HPUE (TD2500) B66 (AWS3+4) B71 (600 US)

    UMTS:††† B1 (2100) B2 (1900) B4 (1700/2100) B5 (850) B8 (900)

    CDMA:††† BC0 (850) BC1 (1900) BC10 (850+)

    GSM:††† B2 (1900) B3 (1800) B5 (850) B8 (900)

    SIM card
    Nano-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain countries

    802.11 a/ac/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

    Bluetooth® technology

    Location services


    in the box

    moto z³ play

    TurboPower™ charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides
    06-06-2018 12:00 PM
  2. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Why the hell did they stay with 3000mAh battery? My Moto Z Play has the best battery life and that's why I never upgraded to the 2nd.
    06-12-2018 05:21 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Not bad specs-wise; but I'm a little disappointed in the battery life. However, if the processor is good at handling battery longevity, then perhaps the 3000 mAh won't be so bad.
    06-12-2018 09:54 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    My brother has a Moto Z Play Droid. I have the Moto Z2 Play. Battery difference has been negligible.
    Morty2264 and benjamminh like this.
    06-12-2018 11:14 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    My brother has a Moto Z Play Droid. I have the Moto Z2 Play. Battery difference has been negligible.
    That's awesome! I feel like the Play series is normally pretty apt at making phones with good battery life.
    06-13-2018 07:14 AM
  6. 13iron's Avatar
    hi, glad of the bluetooth 5.0 but does it have the aptx, a2dp?
    gsmarena says yes but... lookn for confimation lol
    07-23-2018 06:27 AM

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