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You might be wondering, what is the difference between the Motorola Moto Z3 and Motorola Moto Z3 Play smartphone. Well, you are not to blame because the duo smartphones look alike and not just that they pay share features in common. The Play on the later is the same as lite which had been an indication of a lower model that cost less. Will that be the case here? Let’s see.

Motorola Moto Z3
Motorola Moto Z3
Motorola Moto Z3 play
Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Motorola Moto Z3 play VS Motorola Moto Z3: Design.

On the body, there is nothing spectacular about the phones. They still maintain the modern bezel-less display you will find on the most flagship device. The Moto Z3 has dimensions of 156.5 mm x 76.5 mm x 6.8 mm which is almost the same as the later.

Their thickness is also on the same line. They are both built with Aluminum Alloy on the back and Glass on the front, and they are IP68 certified which means it’s both dust and water resistant.

Motorola Moto Z3 play VS Motorola Moto Z3: Display.

On the display, they almost have the same size screen. The Moto Z3 has 6.01 inches FHD+ with 2160 x 1080 Pixels resolution while the Moto Z3 Play has 6.0 inches FHD+ with 2160 x 1080 Pixels resolution. They also embrace the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.

Motorola Moto Z3 VS Motorola Moto Z3 Play: Camera.

On the camera department, the Moto Z3 has a dual rear camera of 12 Megapixels + 12 Megapixels with LED flash, and it also shoots 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps respectively, while the Moto Z3 Play has the same combo camera of 12 Megapixels f/1.6 + 8 Megapixel with 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps video resolution.

Their selfie snapper is single, and the Moto Z3 is also leading with 8 Megapixels that feature face Unlock feature 1.12µm pixel, f2.0 Aperture, and 1080p Video. The Moto Z3 Play on the other hand has a single selfie camera of 5 Megapixels with f/2.0, 1.4µm and Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash.

Motorola Moto Z3 VS Motorola Moto Z3 Play: Specs and Software.

On their hardware, expect a solid performance from both sides. The Motorola Moto Z3 will perform better though with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 processor that clocked at 2.35GHz speed while the Motorola Moto Z3 Play has Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 processor clocking at a speed of 1.8GHz. Taking care of graphics is Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU on the bigger the Z3 while the Z3 play has Qualcomm Adreno 509 graphics card.

Their internal memory is 64GB with 4GB of RAM, and they are both powered by Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The battery capacity on the Moto Z3 is 3000mAh with both fast and wireless charging technology while the Moto Z3 Play has 3000mAh battery capacity with fast charging support.

Motorola Moto Z3 Play VS Motorola Moto Z3

Motorola Moto Z3 PlayMotorola Moto Z3
Dimensions and Weight– Weight: –156.5 mm x 76.5 mm x 6.8 mm. Weight: 156g
Display6.0-inches FHD+, 2160 x 1080 Pixels (~432 ppi density) and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen6.01 inches FHD+, 2160 x 1080 Pixels (~402 ppi density) and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM/ROM: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 6 GB RAM.RAM/ROM: 128 GB, 4 GB RAM (dedicated slot up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (Android One)Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
HardwareHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa-Core 4 x 2.4GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processorMSM8953Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636Octa-Core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPU Clock
Camera12 MP f/1.8 + 8 MP And front: 5 MP f/2.0 Aperture12MP + 12 MP with Digital zoom And front 8 MP with ace Unlock feature. 1.12µm pixel, f2.0 Aperture, 1080p Video
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery chargingFingerprint (rear-mounted) Fast battery charging

Motorola Moto Z3 play VS Motorola Moto Z3: Price.

Just as mentioned above, the Moto Z3 Play is the lower variant of the Moto Z3 smartphone that’s why it cost $330 while the Moto Z3 is selling at $480.

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