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Moto Z Play: Superior Quality Smartphone Under 25k

The festive season in India has begun, and with it comes the launch of innumerable new products in keeping with uplifted shopping mood of the Indians. In general, the Indian mobile market is always abuzz with the arrival of innumerable new handsets irrespective of the segment. Now, in the vast mobile market of India, Chinese tech major Lenovo has yet again launched new Moto devices. It is a well known fact now that after the Chinese company took over Motorola, all the new devices that are launching under the Moto brand name do not carry the Motorola name anymore. Lenovo India has launched not one, but two new Moto handsets on 4th of October 2016. The two new Moto phones for the Moto mobile fans in India are the new Moto Z and new Moto Z Play. Both of these new Moto handsets are modular smartphones that have come along with Moto Mods.

The Moto Z is a more premium phone among the two new products and has been tagged at Rs. 39,999. On the other hand, the attractively packed new Moto Z Play has been tagged very competitively at Rs. 24,999. These two new Moto smartphone models will be offered for sale in the Indian market through the popular online shopping portals Flipkart and Amazon India. However, they have not gone on sale just as yet and the buyers will have to wait a little while till they can buy the devices from the two popular ecommerce sites, as the smartphone models will be available from 11:59 pm onwards on 17th October, 2016.

Moto Z Play: Superior Quality Smartphone Under 25k

Apart from announcing the price and availability details of the new Moto Z and the new Moto Z Play, Lenovo India has also revealed the price details of the new Moto Mods. These Moto Mods can be easily connected to the rear of the devices with the help of the 16-dot connector interface. The Moto Insta-Share Projector module is priced at Rs. 19,999, the Hasselblad True Zoom module has been tagged at Rs. 19,999, the JBL Soundboost module comes at Rs. 6,999, the Incipio off GRID Power module can be yours for Rs. 5,999, the Leather type shell is priced at Rs. 1,599 and the Wood and Ballistic Nylong Motorola Shell is tagged at Rs. 1,099.

Now, having talked about the launch and pricing details of the two new Moto smartphones, we will take a more detailed look at the new Moto Z Play, which is a mid-ranged handset. We think that the new Moto Z Play is a highly capable new device to go for, as it offers many premium features and benefits while also carrying an affordable price tag. So, take a look at the new Moto Z Play:

Display & Design

The new Moto Z Play smartphone model comes flaunting a large 5.5 inch AMOLED display with full HD screen resolution with a pixel density of 401ppi. The superior AMOLED display technology and the screen resolution should offer a superior visual experience that’s rich, vibrant and super sharp. It would ensure richer color reproduction and deeper blacks offering more realistic visual experience and enhanced overall smartphone experience. The device’s display gets the protection against scratches and cracks through the employment of Corning Gorilla Glass. The new mobile phone looks smart and sleek, while its premium all metal build quality offers the right premium visual appeal as well. The smartphone will be offered in two attractive color schemes – Black with Silver trim and White with Gold trim.

Configuration & OS

The Moto Z Play gets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset that gets the support of 3 GB of RAM, while an Adreno 506 GPU handles the graphics department. The smartphone can offer smooth browsing, multitasking and heavy gaming experiences without lags and stutters.

The handset runs on the latest Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS for a great overall smartphone experience.

Cameras & Storage

This mid-ranged Moto phone offers a 16 MP primary snapper lodged at its rear. The primary camera comes with an aperture of f/2.0 and comes braced with great camera features including dual tone LED flash, laser and phase detection autofocus, etc. The device also takes care of all the selfie shooting requirements with its 5 MP front facing shooter which also comes with an LED flash in order to offer great looking clear selfies even in lowlight conditions.

The smartphone comes with 32 GB of onboard storage space, while it also offers the flexibility of expanding the memory to up to a massive 2TB with the help of a microSD card.

Connectivity & Battery

The Moto Z Play offers all the modern connectivity options that include 4G, 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, dual band Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, hotspot tethering, NFC and USB Type C port.

The device draws its juice from a 3,510 mAh li-polymer battery pack that comes with fast charge technology support. It can offer more than a day’s backup of regular usage, while it can quickly recharge in just about 109 minutes with its turbocharger that comes in the box.

Other Features

The smartphone comes with a great water-repellent nano-coating in order to offer better protection to the device against splashes of water. The phone also comes with a fingerprint integrated in its home button at front in order to offer enhanced security and convenience. The device is also packed with many other sensors which include light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, accelerometer and gyroscope.


The new Moto Z Play certainly seems to be a great new smartphone to buy and to flaunt in this festive season. It comes with a great display quality along with large size, powerful specifications, impressive cameras, good storage space, superior battery life and great features. Being a mid-ranged smartphone model it actually offers many premium capabilities along with a stylish design. Considering all these, the Moto Z Play can certainly be termed as a really superior device at its reasonable price point. So, in the form of the Moto Z Play, the Indian Moto smartphone buyers get yet another great new model to dig.

  • Nov 4, 2016
  • Ryan
  • Mobile