The Moto Mod JBL stereo speaker, however, adds so much more depth adding hints of bass from 70Hz. Its not room shaking but it changes the sound signature to warm and sweet which is best for movies and music.
|Other||Fingerprint sensor built into the right side power button|
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou, compass
We could be unkind and say how infuriating it is to have the power button on the left side, but after a week it was simply like driving a European car with the indicators on the
3,000 mAh battery|
15W Quick charge Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
30 minutes gives approx. 50% battery charge
Extendable with Moto Mod to include Qi and power banks
GeekBench battery test was 8 hours at 100% CPU load and a battery score of 4532.
The FHD video loop went for 11 hours.
In general use, it easily went a day and a half.
Using the 15W charger, it went from 0-100% in just over an hour. Using a standard 5V/2A charger, it took about five hours. Using a 10W Moto Mod Qi charge back it charges in 3 hours.
But note that you can add a Moto Mod power or Turbopower back and add an extra day or two use.
|LTE|| Qualcomm X12 modem Cat 13 (600/75Mbps)|
Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41
Dual sim (Hybrid with microSD card)|
Only first sim can be 4G
|Other||VoLTE and VoWiFi depends on the carrier|
Android Pie coming and perhaps Android Q
Security updates for three years
Pure Android uses all Google Apps including Google Assistant and Google Lens
Moto Experiences: Gestures three finger screenshot, screenshot editor, one-button navigation, chop twice for a flashlight, twist for quick capture, swipe to shrink the screen, pick up to stop ringing, flip for do not disturb
|Build|| Aluminium 6000-grade fr|
Front and rear Gorilla Glass 3.
|Dimensions||156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75mm x 156g|
|IP Rating||Splash resistant p2i|
What is missing
No notification LED|
IP rating – although few mid-range smartphones have it
3.5mm jack (USB-C adaptor supplied)
Rear Camera 1|
|12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel. phase detection auto-focus (PDAF)|
Face/smile detection, HDR, dual-tone LED flash, spot colour, cut-out mode,
[email protected] video
Google Lens and free Google Photo storage
Missing: OIS (Qualcomm SoC provides some EIS for
|Rear Camera 2||5MP, depth sensor for bokeh|
8MP, 3264 x 2448, f/2.0, 1.12µm pixel, 84°, fixed-focus, screen
fill-flash, [email protected]|
Under the right conditions, The Z3 Play can produce brilliant photos, but it is mostly just a solid performer. The Hasselblad 10X True Zoom really adds to the Z3!
Low light is its Achilles heel and flash can overpower light areas. The best results here are with a tripod. Let’s face it lack of OIS on any smartphone makes low light photography challenging.
Vibrant yet accurate colours, sharp image, good detail
ISO 50, 1/2500 sec 4.5MB
Indoors Office Light
Great detail, accurate colours and just enough bokeh
ISO 92, 1/100 sec, 3.2MB
Quite a good shot bringing up light and colours to acceptable levels. PC monitor screen washout is evident despite HDR. Flash would have overpowered this shot.
ISO 289, 1/30 sec, 2.9MB