Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto Z3 Play

The new Moto Z3 Play can now be pre-ordered in the US. Priced at $499.99, the phone is available on and comes bundled with a Moto battery pack Moto Mod that adds up to 16 hours of additional battery life. With the 24-hour battery life that the 3000mAh battery inside the phone provides and the battery pack Moto Mod, your Moto Z3 Play can run for up to 40 hours, its maker estimates.

The Moto Z3 Play carries a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2160 resolution. That works out to an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU running at a speed of 1.8GHz. Handling graphics is the Adreno 509 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 2TB capacity microSD slot is available to those seeking additional storage.

The Moto Z3 Play has a dual-camera setup on back (12MP + 5MP), and a front-facing 8MP wide-angle selfie snapper. The phone sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and there is a facial recognition system that allows you to unlock the handset by looking at it. The Moto Z3 Play is svelte, measuring only 6.75mm thin, and thanks to the p2i nanocoating, it is protected from spills and light rain.

Also taking pre-orders for the Moto Z3 Play are retailers Best Buy and B&H Photo. Both are offering the handset for $499.99. Those pre-ordering from Best Buy and B&H receive a free smart speaker Moto Mod powered by Alexa in addition to the battery Moto Mod bundled with the phone.

If you're a member of Amazon Prime, you can pre-order the device for $449.99, a savings of $50. If you reserve a unit from Amazon, they will also toss in a free smart speaker Moto Mod on top of the bundled Battery Moto Mod.

The Moto Z3 Play works with all four major U.S.carriers. It is also compatible with several pre-paid carriers including Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Total Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, Mint, and H2O.

If you're interested in the Moto Z3 Play, click on the appropriate sourcelink below. The phone will be released on June 29th.

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



4. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

What is that guy walking down the street talking into his selfie camera...?

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Vlogging. I guess.

6. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Also kinda silly how it says it has 'All day battery life' then it shows the phone with a dead battery (and it's still light outside) and she's plugging it in.

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 719; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The best Moto Z phone i'd say. The bezel-less display is just the right fit! Good job Motorola! Hope you sell plenty.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 903; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I doubt it.

1. antroid

Posts: 398; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Good Luck, although I have heavy doubts they will be successful with those specs at such price point

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