The Moto Z Play offers a near-stock experience with just some added apps. It has a massive battery and is compatible with all Moto Mods.
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Pro Can easily go two days in a single charge
The 3510 mAh battery, optimized Android Nougat software and the efficient processor all help make this phone one of the longest lasting. It can last almost 48 hours of casual use. An optional power module extends this potential to almost 3 days.
Pro Good performance for day-to-day tasks
Even though it doesn't have the latest Snapdragon chip inside, it manages to perform well for day-to-day operations. There's no lag when opening the app drawer or any application.
Pro The camera is decent for quick, casual shots
For this price, the camera manages to capture clear, decent pictures. Some images may have a slight white or blue tint and there's some graininess on low-light photos but all in all the Moto Z Play manages to capture decent photos.
Pro Can easily be modded with additional hardware to increase the number of features
Despite being relatively inexpensive, its most unique feature is the ability to snap mods on the back of the phone to enhance its functionality. The mods connect with 16 gold plated connectors on the back held using magnets. You can choose from many different features such as a projector module, a speaker module, and the OffGrid Power Pack module that adds an extra 2200mAh of battery power.
Pro Can get a single day's charge in very little time
Even if you run out of battery, the fast charging feature means you can give it a day’s worth of power in only 30 minutes.
Con The physical buttons are placed awkwardly
The phone itself is only 7mm thin, but it has a large upper and bottom bezel with a fingerprint sensor, which serves no other purpose other than unlocking the phone. The navigation buttons are located on the screen while they could be easily located on the bezel and this design choice will take some time to get used to. Another problem is the small volume buttons that are hard to reach unless you have long fingers or you tilt the phone a bit.