18 January 2018
Lenovo’s much talked about smartphone Moto Z Play that was thought to be coming on September 6 showed an early presence through IFA 2016. Moto Z Play is the third member of the Moto Z family and it holds mid-range specifications but is compatible with the Moto Mods. The smartphone designed for the Moto Mods comes with a longest-lasting battery life of up to 50 hours. Thanks to the numerous leaks and rumors, we got to know every bit of the device. However, an official verdict is necessary to raise the curtains in a more formal way.
Moto Z Play features a thin, lightweight design with a solid aluminum frame and elegant glass back. The two glass panels on the front and the back are attached to a metal frame; the back glass is prone to fingerprints. So, this can be daunting for some. However, the water-repellent nanocoating is present there. The device holds a huge battery backup and it can be even recharged again with TurboPower Charging that can charge the device in just 15 minutes providing 9 hours of battery life.
Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with a 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable internal storage. The device boasts 3,510mAH battery and the company claims 50 hours of battery backup. There is a 16MP laser autofocus camera at the back and a wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash. The device runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
The connectors of the MotoMods are clearly visible on the lower side of the phone’s rear. Along with the Moto Z Play, Lenovo also launched Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod that according to the company will take the smartphone to a next level. Lenovo’s collaboration with the brand Hasselblad has helped the company to make something interesting for the Moto Z Play.
The Hasselblad Moto Mod features a 12MP camera with 10x Optical Zoom and a Xenon Flash. It can shoot videos at a 1080p full HD at 30fps. Lenovo claims that the Moto Mod is capable of capturing distance objects quite well. It has an ability to shoot in RAW format plus there is also a physical shutter and zoom controls, guaranteeing a great handling experience.
True Zoom Moto Mod is also compatible with Moto Z-Droid , Moto Z Force Droid, and Droid version of Moto Z Play.
Moto Z Play will be out globally in September. The device is priced at €499. Thanks to the rumors, we already know that a Droid version/ Verizon version of the Moto Z Play is priced at $408 and should reach the US on September 8.
Talking about the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod, it should also reach the markets at a global level in September. In Europe, the Moto Mod will be priced at €299. In the US, it will be available for pre-sale on September 8 and should start shipping on September 15 for $249.99 at Verizon and $299 at Motorola’s official website.