Motorola Moto Z3 Play doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but comes with an adapter

Motorola Moto Z3 Play doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but comes with an adapter
Since last year's Motorola Moto Z2 Play features a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, you might be expecting the new Moto Z3 Play (announced earlier this month) to come with a similar good old audio jack. But that's not the case, and the Z3 only offers a modern USB Type-C port.

Fortunately, Motorola decided not to completely alienate fans of old-school headphones, so the retail box of the Moto Z3 Play will include a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter (at least in the US). The box also includes a proper USB Type-C cable, and a Turbo Charger. There are no earphones whatsoever, so you'll have to use what you already own, or purchase something new.

The Moto Z3 Play is already available to buy in Brazil, but not in the US. Nevertheless, the smartphone should be released in the coming weeks or months - unlocked, as well as via Sprint and US Cellular. The official price of the Z3 Play is $499, and Motorola is throwing in a free Power Pack Moto Mod with each purchase. Normally costing $49, the Power Pack Moto Mod provides the Z3 Play with "up to 40 hours of combined battery life".

While waiting for Motorola to release its new handset in the US, you can find out more about it from our Moto Z3 Play hands-on (video included).

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24h talk time)



1. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Welp. I hope other OEMs who make midrange phones will choose not to follow Motorola.

2. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

F**k Motorola don't give us any dongles/adapter just keep the jack

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Don't be greedy and Be happy that at least they are providing you that dongle. They basically copied Apple's path, but as you know it's unfair to compare Apple to melons

10. ijuanp03

Posts: 682; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Moto Z removed the 3.5mm jack and was released way before the iPhone 7 so your point is invalid. Typical iSheep thinks everything is about Apple.

14. handofstand

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 25, 2019

Why the hell don't any of the Moto Mods add this back then if it is a convenience feature? The USB-C standard requires this you fool, "be happy they are least providing you that dongle" It's USB-C of course they are providing it "The USB Type-C Cable and Connector Specification Revision 1.1 specifies a mapping from a USB-C jack to a 4-pole TRRS jack, for the use of headsets..." Why don't you try getting a clue instead of weighing in at places like these?

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 558; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

What does the adapter do?

4. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Giving you the 3.5 mm headphone jack back

13. handofstand

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 25, 2019

It makes it so that Motorola doesn't have to provide a 3.5mm jack, because nobody listens to music anymore! It saves you money so that...hey wait, that's not right

8. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Madness. Almost on the level as adding a notch. Why?

11. Trinton

Posts: 5; Member since: May 31, 2018

I hate Apple. but we need the jack.

12. GlenBarrington

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

Well, I don't care about wired headphones, I like my BT 'phones. But I DO like having the ability to use a patch cord from time to time. This is an acceptable compromise in my eyes. BTW, I'm quite happy with my Z2 Play, I might wait for the Z4!

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