The Moto Z Play came as a follow up to the primary flagship models of Moto Z and Moto Z Force, popular highly because of their various mods and the shatter proof glass in the case of the latter. Although these flagships took the initial blow from the public, the Moto Z Play will undoubtedly garner more critical appreciation, not because of its features, but because of its affordable price tag and its wonderful battery.
As a Moto X Play user myself, I have been always waiting for a version better than what I already have, although once you use a Moto, its hard to get the same premium category of features with a medium range price tag, that seems just enough for your day to day needs. With the Moto Z Play, a similar level of satisfaction can be attained, as it is all that you wanted from your Android phone, in a good price range.
In terms of looks the Z Play heavily resembles its flagship counterparts, both of which have drawn their inspiration from the iPhone 7. The screen is a 5.5inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080P, enough to play all your movies with perfect clarity, although gamers would feel a little disappointed with the processing power that is not at par with the display quality that has been provided. Asides, the ShatterShield display of the Moto Z Force is missing here, so don’t try knocking the phone on the ground to check. Unlike the Moto X Play, the Moto Z Play comes with a metal glass casing that is very prone to scratches. The rear panel comes with ports to add all types of magnetic mod cases available, so you might want to pick a sturdy one with good features to complement the premium design. No doubt, these magnetic mods have added a great value to these phones; if you more battery power gives you a sense of security then you can add a mod with more battery power, or switch to another mod based on your preferences. The 3 GB RAM, 3510 mAh battery unit and a headphone jack are other features that may attract users.
On the downside, you might want to watch out for the 32GB internal space expandable up to 2TB and a 16MP rear camera, which is lower than the Moto X Play with a 21MP primary lens.